Maryland Senator Clarence Lam [D]

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MDSB901PassAltering the purpose of the Maryland Trauma Physician Services Fund to include subsidizing the documented costs incurred by the State primary adult resource center to maintain certain on-call and standby health care providers; and requiring the Maryl...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 394
MDSB370PassRequiring a county to address, in a recycling plan required to be submitted to the Secretary of the Environment, the collection and recycling of recyclable materials from buildings that are 150,000 square feet or greater of office space; requiring ea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 500
MDSB301PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDSB339PassRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 302
MDSB421PassAltering the date by which certain provisions of law relating to minority business participation goals for certain applicants or licensees are of no effect and may not be enforced from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020; and altering a deadline for a cert...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 281
MDSB472PassRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the month of August as Caribbean Heritage Month in recognition of the contributions that Caribbean Americans have made to the State; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizat...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 220
MDSB801PassAuthorizing the holder of a Class 5 brewery license to brew and bottle malt beverages at a location listed on an individual storage permit; authorizing a local licensing board to conditionally grant an applicant an on-site consumption permit or a Cla...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 318
MDSB719PassAltering the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include the Secretary of Commerce ex officio, one member each appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, and one additional student me...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 345
MDSB879PassRequiring public schools to devote a part of at least one day to appropriate exercises that relate to Black History Month, with an emphasis on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and the contributions they made in the fight against slavery; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 313
MDSB152PassAuthorizing a court to order a defendant convicted of a charge of animal cruelty under the Act, as a condition of sentencing, to participate in and pay for psychological counseling and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
MDSB138PassIncluding the crime of stalking in the list of charges to which a certain prohibition against violating a certain condition of pretrial or posttrial release is applicable.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 49
MDSB139PassAltering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence in order to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 31
MDSB314EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize the risk of bird collisions; requiring each building constructed, acquired, or substantially altered by the Department to ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (97-40)
MDSB759EngrossEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents, State and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the State, and other stakeholders within the health care system fro...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
MDSB280PassSpecifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods and for certain employers except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the minimum wage rate if the s...
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2019-03-28
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 11
MDSB311IntroAuthorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making specified requests; prohibiting another individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of an individual; requiring a certain request to be made in a certain manner; requiring a written re...
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2019-03-27
Second Reading Failed
MDSB391PassSpecifying that a certain individual who is a civilian employee of the federal government is eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; altering the purpose of the Catastrophic Event Account to enable the State to respond ...
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2019-03-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 2
MDSB785IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to coordinate with certain entities to identify and implement certain language developmental milestones on or before July 1, 2021; requiring the Department to develop a certain parent resource that meets ce...
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2019-03-22
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB987IntroRequiring, if a certain new building includes the creation of 20 or more parking spaces, 5% of the parking spaces to contain certain electric vehicle charging infrastructure; requiring an electrical room of a new building to be designed to accommodat...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB203EngrossAltering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest as determined by data used in the most current Chesapeake Bay Water...
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2019-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB221EngrossProviding for a Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School Board for the Juvenile Services Education System to determine whether the General Assembly should create an independent school board for the Juvenile Services Education System and identi...
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2019-03-20
Hearing 3/21 at 2:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB244EngrossAuthorizing a credit against the State income tax for certain individuals with outstanding student loan debt during the taxable year if the debt was incurred to attend an institution of higher education, a certain degree was obtained, and the individ...
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2019-03-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB565IntroIncreasing the number of hours of continuing education that therapeutically certified optometrists are required to attend from 30 to 40; providing that continuing education on use and management of certain therapeutic pharmaceutical agents include a ...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB982IntroEstablishing the Commission to Study Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Funding to review the State's funding requirements for non-emergency medical transportation services and the impact on locally operated transit systems; requiring the Commissio...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB535EngrossAuthorizing the governing body of a county to establish a system of public campaign financing for an elected member of the county board of education; prohibiting a certain system of public campaign financing from financing the election of a student m...
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2019-03-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB380IntroEstablishing that all common elements of a condominium are covered under a certain implied warranty on common elements from a developer; and applying common element implied warranty coverage to any portion of a condominium that a council of unit owne...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB745IntroRequiring the board of directors or other governing body of a homeowners association to submit the adopted annual budget to the lot owners not more than 30 days after the meeting at which the budget was adopted; and authorizing the adopted annual bud...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB82EngrossProhibiting, on or after January 1, 2021, the sale or distribution, through a retail establishment, of any paint or coating removal product that contains N-Methylpyrrolidone or methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, for noncommercial use;...
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2019-03-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB14IntroAltering the definition of "electric personal assistive mobility device" to require that the device have one vertical or center control bar or mechanism that responds to pressure from the hands or legs of the rider to steer the device and a nonarticu...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB77IntroAltering the jurisdiction of the orphans' courts and circuit courts over certain guardians of the person and guardians of the property; altering the circumstances under which a guardian of the property of a person with a physical or mental disability...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSJ1IntroApplying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that authorizes r...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB341IntroModifying the circumstances under which a police officer is required to charge by citation for certain misdemeanor or local ordinance violations that have an imprisonment penalty of up to 90 days; modifying the categories of offenses for which a poli...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB397IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB556IntroRequiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the inte...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB749IntroRequiring a certain dispensary or dispensary agent to ensure that medical cannabis grown using a pesticide and products containing medical cannabis grown using a pesticide have a label affixed at the time of sale stating that the medical cannabis was...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB746IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Maryland Department of Health jointly to establish a uniform mental disorder screening procedure for screening inmates; establishing certain requirements for a mental disorde...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB1047IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to recapture from the Fuel Fund of Maryland any money expended from a certain quasi-endowment Energy Assistance Fund that was granted in accordance with a certain order of the Commission; requiring the Commissi...
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2019-03-11
Referred Senate Rules
MDSB326IntroAuthorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; providing that proceeds from instant ticket lottery machine sales by a ...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
MDSB316IntroProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-i...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB473IntroProviding that a person who is aggrieved by an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws, or the Attorney General on behalf of the person, may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an in...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB539IntroRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to include in certain policies requirements that a body-worn camera purchased or otherwise procured for use by a law enforcement officer on or after January 1, 2020, have certain video r...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB822IntroProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; establishing certain requirements and procedures relating to an appl...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB871IntroProviding that the General Assembly finds that all State residents have a right to health care; providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB193IntroRequiring the State to continue providing a certain prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by repealing the January 1, 2019, termination of a certain State prescription drug benefit plan for certain retirees, spouses, and dependent childr...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB538IntroRequiring certain hospitals and health systems to provide each patient with a written notice that includes certain information related to facility fees that are charged for outpatient services provided at hospital-based facilities; requiring that eac...
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2019-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB915IntroRequiring each county board of education to coordinate with the Vision for Maryland Program to ensure that certain students are able to receive eye examinations and, if necessary, eyeglasses; requiring each county board or county health department to...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB333IntroRequiring certain guidelines for absentee voting established by the State Board of Elections to provide for a permanent absentee ballot list; providing that all voters are eligible for permanent absentee ballot status; authorizing a voter to apply fo...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB869IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-25
Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
MDSB918IntroRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to hold certain public education sessions; requiring the Department to adopt regulations to establish a procedure by which a person may request certain corrections to certain records maintain...
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2019-02-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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