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MDSB72PassAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, beginning on or after January 1, 2022, to require members of the command staff, at the rank of colonel or deputy commissioner, of the Police Department of Baltimore City to reside in Baltimore...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 512
MDSB118PassDefining the terms "alcohol production" and "agricultural alcohol production"; authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definitions of "alcohol production" and "agricultural alcohol production" by local ordinance, resolution, law, or rule; and p...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 532
MDSB60PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 43
MDSB63PassReauthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to grant, by law, a certain property tax credit against the property tax imposed on certain newly constructed dwellings in Baltimore City, subject to certain limitations; expanding the tax cr...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 509
MDSB41PassAuthorizing the use of certain vehicle height monitoring systems in Baltimore County to enforce certain State and local laws restricting the presence of certain vehicles during certain times; and applying to Baltimore County certain provisions of law...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 504
MDSB52PassDefining the term "assessment district" in a provision relating to the issuance of certain off-sale alcoholic beverages licenses in Anne Arundel County as a tax assessment district established by the county through local law.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 70
MDHB77PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
MDHB121PassRevising, restating, and recodifying certain terms; updating the plans, regulations, and ordinances of St. Mary's County in accordance with which a connection to a completed water main or sewer of the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission shall b...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 66
MDHB138PassDefining the term "assessment district" in a provision relating to the issuance of certain off-sale alcoholic beverages licenses in Anne Arundel County as a tax assessment district established by the county through local law.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 69
MDHB257PassAuthorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the dwelling house of disabled veterans with a service-connected disability...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 629
MDHB353PassAuthorizing the governing body of Frederick County to provide, by law, a grant to certain elderly or disabled renters of property; authorizing the governing body of Frederick County to establish qualifications for the grant; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 178
MDSB264PassAuthorizing, instead of a property tax credit, the governing body of Frederick County to provide, by law, a grant to certain elderly or disabled renters of property; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 179
MDHB384PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose penalties of up...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 189
MDHB443PassAuthorizing a Southern Maryland code county to enact a local law that provides regular employees of the county with certain collective bargaining rights; requiring a certain local law to provide definitions of and remedies for unfair labor practices ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 209
MDHB414PassAuthorizing the governing body of St. Mary's County to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on commercial real property that is located in an eligible area of the county and that has been improved on or after J...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 199
MDHB482PassExpanding the authority of certain homeowners association commissions in the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to hear and resolve through alternative dispute resolution certain issues between a homeowners association and a homeo...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 218
MDHB505PassAuthorizing the governing body of Baltimore County to grant, by law, a certain property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by an individual who is at least 65 years old, has resided in the dwelling for 30 consecuti...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 226
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 235
MDSB429PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose certain penalti...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 190
MDSB417PassAuthorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the dwelling house of disabled veterans with a service-connected disability rating ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 630
MDSB430PassAuthorizing a Southern Maryland code county to enact a local law that provides certain employees with certain collective bargaining rights; requiring a certain local law to provide definitions of and remedies for unfair labor practices and prohibit c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 210
MDSB457PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 236
MDSB428PassExpanding the authority of certain homeowners association commissions in the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to hear and resolve through alternative dispute resolution certain issues between a homeowners association and a homeo...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 219
MDSB561PassAltering the jurisdiction of the Department of General Services to include State-owned or State-leased buildings and grounds and extending to the surrounding area 1,000 feet in any direction from the boundary of those buildings and grounds; providin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 564
MDSB636PassAltering the date, to beginning October 1, 2021, by which initial and renewal applicants to be appointed as notaries public must complete certain requirements; requiring the Secretary of State, by October 1, 2021, to offer a course of study and an ex...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 571
MDHB1161PassProviding that a certain tax that a county or municipal corporation may impose on amounts paid for the rental, leasing, or use of any space, facility, or accommodation in a mobile home park or services provided by a mobile home park does not apply to...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 435
MDHB1319PassRequiring the Governor to appoint five members of the Board of License Commissioners for Wicomico County; requiring that members of the Board be nominated in a certain manner; requiring that three members of the Board be residents of the City of Sali...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 459
MDHB1454PassExempting moderate income housing units from a certain tax; authorizing the governing body of Howard County to increase the rate of the transfer tax to support certain public purposes; requiring the Director of Finance of Howard County to collect and...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 477
MDSB226VetoModifying a certain prohibition against the erection or maintenance of outdoor signs along or near expressways.
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1522IntroProviding that a public general law may not be construed to limit a power or function of a local government unless the public general law specifically states that it limits concurrent jurisdiction or that the State's jurisdiction is exclusive; provid...
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2020-03-18
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDHB1385EngrossAuthorizing the Town of Mount Airy, Carroll County and Frederick County, to undertake and carry out certain urban renewal projects for slum clearance and redevelopment; prohibiting certain land or property from being taken for certain purposes withou...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB744EngrossRequiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a land...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB853EngrossAltering the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program established by a county or municipality to include loans to certain residential and commercial property owners to finance certain grid resilience projects; and requiring a certain ordinance ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB804EngrossAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on a dwelling located in the county that is owned by a certain public safety officer; requiring the credit to equal 50% o...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1555EngrossAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, beginning on or after January 1, 2022, to require certain members of the command staff of the Police Department of Baltimore City to reside in Baltimore City; requiring a certain local law, o...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB303EngrossRepealing the definition of "public safety officer" for purposes of a certain credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by a public safety officer; repealing a certain limitation on the amount of the ...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB650EngrossRequiring the Governor to designate a certain emergency area under certain circumstances during a certain state of emergency; prohibiting a state of emergency to continue for longer than 30 days under certain circumstances; requiring certain executiv...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1494EngrossAuthorizing a county to impose the county income tax on an income bracket basis under certain circumstances; requiring a county that imposes the county income tax on an income bracket basis to set, by ordinance or resolution, certain income brackets;...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB393EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Appellate Court of Maryland, to change the name of a Judg...
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2020-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1225EngrossDeclaring the intent of the General Assembly to codify a certain federal regulation concerning preemption of local regulation of amateur radio station antenna structures; establishing certain requirements that apply to a county or municipal ordinance...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB247EngrossAltering the definitions of "community association" and "local code violation" for purposes of certain provisions of law authorizing community associations to seek judicial relief for nuisance abatement in Baltimore County; repealing a provision of l...
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB756IntroProviding that a public general law may not be construed to limit a power or function of a local government unless the public general law specifically states that it limits concurrent jurisdiction or that the State's jurisdiction is exclusive; provid...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB648IntroRepealing certain provisions of law concerning the composition of Democratic Party Central Committees in certain counties; requiring the members of each county Democratic Party Central Committee to be elected in accordance with certain rules and byla...
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2020-03-10
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Lam) Adopted
MDHB630IntroAltering the definition of "video lottery terminal" for purposes of the Maryland gaming law by including certain gambling games in which a combination of the elements of chance and the skill of the player may affect the outcome.
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB775IntroProviding collective bargaining rights to certain faculty at Baltimore City Community College; altering certain exceptions to the applicability of certain provisions of law governing collective bargaining for employees of Baltimore City Community Col...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB1366IntroAuthorizing the governing body of Harford County to impose, by law, and collect a sales and use tax on residential, nonresidential, and mobile telecommunications service in Harford County under certain circumstances; requiring that the tax be itemize...
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2020-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB1362IntroRepealing certain provisions of law requiring that the proceeds of the Harford County transfer tax be distributed to the county's agricultural land preservation program and to fund school site acquisition and school construction or certain indebtedne...
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2020-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB994IntroRepealing a certain exemption from certain insurance laws for certain voluntary noncontractual religious publication arrangements; exempting from certain insurance laws certain health care sharing ministries; requiring a person to obtain a certificat...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB1040IntroIncreasing to 3.5% the maximum rate a county may impose on an individual's Maryland taxable income for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2021; requiring a county, with regard to any increase to its county income tax rate that is effective o...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB1075IntroRenaming the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to be the Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco Commission; providing that a member of the Commission may not have a certain interest, ownership, or management in the cannabis industry; establishing the Advisory C...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
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