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MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDSB187PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 682
MDHB240PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 681
MDSB127PassProhibiting an institution of higher education from using certain third-party admissions application information about the criminal background of the applicant to deny admission; altering a certain process in using certain information about an applic...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 676
MDHB89PassAwarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; providing that an inmate serving a sentence for a c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 365
MDHB363PassProhibiting an official or a State employee from accepting a gift from a certain association or an entity acting on behalf of the association; and prohibiting an official or employee from retaliating against an individual for reporting or participati...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 253
MDHB289PassMaking certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDSB4PassProhibiting an official or a State employee from accepting a gift from an association, or any entity acting on behalf of an association, that is engaged only in representing counties or municipal corporations; and prohibiting an official or employee...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 254
MDSB397Engross

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Awarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to establi...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
MDSB105Engross

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Specifying that certain provisions of law relating to peace orders may not be interpreted to create or impose a duty on a certain employer to file a petition on behalf of a certain employee; making certain provisions of law relating to the filing, is...
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2021-04-10
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Atterbeary, Shetty and Williams)
MDHB670PassRepealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; prohibiting a police officer from preventing a citizen from recording the officer's actions if the citizen is otherwise acting lawfully and safely; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repa...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 59
MDSB74Engross

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Altering a certain provision of law requiring each law enforcement agency to establish an early intervention policy to instead require a system to identify police officers who are at risk of engaging in the use of excessive force and to provide the o...
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2021-04-10
Third Reading Passed (134-0)
MDSB852Engross

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and tra...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB268Engross

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Altering the list of crimes included within a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include sexual abuse of a minor if the offender is at least 21 years old and the victim is under the age of 16 years; requiring a sentence for certain persons ...
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB608Engross

Sine Die
Altering a certain provision of law authorizing a member of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to designate a certain representative to act at a certain meeting to the same effect as if the member were personally present to require...
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB93Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB776Intro

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Authorizing the court to admit into evidence in certain criminal proceedings certain out of court statements made by a child victim or vulnerable adult victim subject to certain requirements.
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2021-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB809Intro

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Requiring a law enforcement agency to report, beginning October 1, 2021, and every 2 years thereafter, to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services on certain policies and procedures related to use of force de-escalation t...
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2021-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB953Intro

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Establishing the Domestic Terrorism Task Force; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and develop a plan to establish a statewide network to communicate threats of domestic terrorism t...
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2021-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB626Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force; requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB560Intro

Sine Die
Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of reentry-into-society status; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of reentry-into-society sta...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1314Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a social media website from taking certain actions to censor the religious speech or political speech of a certain user; authorizing the Attorney General to bring a certain civil cause of action under certain circumstances; authorizing a ...
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2021-03-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB198Intro

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Altering the prohibited actions for the crime of disturbing the peace; and repealing certain definitions.
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1029Intro

Sine Die
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child at least a certain age alleged to have committed certain acts.
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1093Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that prohibits, limits, or penalizes a tenant or another individual for reasonably summoning the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a l...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB939Intro

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Establishing the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, ...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB896Intro

Sine Die
Altering the list of crimes included within a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include sexual abuse of a minor if the victim is under the age of 16 instead of under the age of 13.
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1122Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the court to admit into evidence in certain criminal proceedings certain out of court statements made by a child victim or vulnerable adult victim subject to certain requirements.
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1227Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Task Force on Preventing and Countering Domestic Terrorism to consider optimal policies and practices for preventing and countering domestic terrorism; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1236Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Violent Crimes Special Prosecution Unit for Baltimore City in the Office of the Attorney General; providing that the purpose of the Unit is to prosecute violent crimes in Baltimore City, in coordination with local, State, and federal...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB864Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Task Force on Preventing and Countering Domestic Terrorism to consider optimal policies and practices for preventing and countering domestic terrorism; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB280Intro

Sine Die
Altering the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact to require the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to prohibit the use of enforcement quotas to evaluate, incentivize, or discipline members of the Metro Transit Police, ...
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2021-02-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1035Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Independent Law Enforcement Prosecution Unit in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the purpose of the Unit; requiring the Governor to annually include $5,000,000 in the State budget for the Unit; requiring the Unit to ...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1024Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, ...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB629Intro

Sine Die
Reclassifying, as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, a certain offense relating to the prohibition against intercepting and disclosing certain communications; altering certain penalties relating to the prohibition against intercepting and disclosing ...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB956Intro

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Providing that a certain police officer is justified in using force under certain circumstances; providing that a certain police officer is justified in using deadly force under certain circumstances; prohibiting a police officer from using a certain...
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB406Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes...
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2021-01-27
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB671Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a custodian to grant inspection of certain personnel records by the United States Attorney, the Attorney General, the State Prosecutor, or a State's Attorney; establishing that a record relating to a formal complaint of job-related miscondu...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB666Intro

Sine Die
Altering the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact to require the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to prohibit the use of enforcement quotas to evaluate, incentivize, or discipline members of the Metro Transit Police, i...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB678Intro

Sine Die
Altering the portion of a sentence that must be served before a certain inmate convicted of a certain violent crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, can be paroled.
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB720Intro

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Reclassifying, as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, a certain offense relating to the prohibition against intercepting and disclosing certain communications; altering certain penalties relating to the prohibition against intercepting and disclosing ...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB533Intro

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Requiring the State Treasurer to ensure that any shares held by the State are voted in favor of shareholder resolutions that ask companies to adopt policies of refusing to do business with governments engaging in genocide or crimes against humanity; ...
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2021-01-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB139Intro

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Authorizing a person to seek certain relief for use of force by a law enforcement officer that is inconsistent with a certain provision of the Act by filing a civil action with a certain court; providing that a certain person is not precluded from pu...
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2021-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB50Intro

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Requiring a police officer to make a reasonable attempt to intervene to terminate or prevent another police officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a police officer from knowingly and willfully violating the requirement to intervene established...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB108Intro

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Altering the definition of "crime of violence" to remove an exception for the use of a firearm in the commission of a certain offense of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB166Intro

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Requiring a police officer to report specified criminal conduct of another police officer to a supervisor or police chief when the reporting officer has actual knowledge of the criminal conduct; prohibiting a police officer from knowingly and willful...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB42Intro

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Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from employing an individual as a police officer unless the individual has undergone and achieved a satisfactory result on a certain psychological screening; requiring that a police officer who has been convicted ...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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