Maryland Delegate Courtney Watson [D]

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MDHB84PassExpanding the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund to include grants to nonprofit farmers markets and local nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Department of Agriculture, when awarding grants, to consider a nonprofit organizat...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 574
MDHB87PassAltering the membership of the State Board of Education to add a certified teacher who is actively teaching and a parent of a student enrolled in a public school in the State; requiring the Governor to appoint a teacher member with the advice and con...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 576
MDHB338PassRenaming the food stamp program to be the food supplement program; requiring the State to provide matching funds to counties for a supplement for each child in a household that receives federally funded benefits under the food supplement program; pro...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 635
MDHB428PassAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 651
MDHB671PassProhibiting a person from providing household goods moving services using a certain commercial motor vehicle in the State unless the person is registered as a household goods mover under the Act; requiring a person to submit to the Department of Labo...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 684
MDHB768PassEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents and certain stakeholders from the high costs of prescription drug products; requiring the Board to collect data and identify prescription drug products that may cause a...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 692
MDHB790PassAuthorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry or a court to require a certain employer to pay a civil penalty equal to 10% of the amount of damages owed by the employer for violating the Equal Pay for Equal Work Law two or more times within a 3-...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 694
MDHB1366PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
MDHB124PassRepealing the exemption authorizing a parent or legal guardian of a minor to provide written consent for the minor to use a tanning device; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to make available to each tanning facility a notice to be conspicu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 440
MDHB245PassEstablishing the Student Data Privacy Council to study the development and implementation of the Student Data Privacy Act of 2015 and review similar laws and best practices in other states and appropriate technologies; specifying the membership of th...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 398
MDHB683PassProhibiting the imposition of a maximum number of subscribers to a community solar energy generating system under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; providing for an increase in the generating capacity and capacity limits to...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
MDHB697PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDHB1268PassEstablishing the Rape Kit Testing Grant Fund to provide law enforcement agencies with funding to pay for testing of sexual assault evidence collection kits by forensic laboratories; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime C...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 508
MDHB251PassAuthorizing the Department of Aging to make grants to certain nonprofit organizations and area agencies on aging to expand and establish certain aging-in-place programs for seniors; requiring the Department to publicize the availability of the grants...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 308
MDHB417PassRepealing a requirement that a report of a sewer overflow or treatment plant bypass provided to the Department of the Environment by an owner or operator of certain sewer systems or wastewater treatment plants be made by telephone; specifying the con...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 310
MDHB481PassReclassifying, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, the crime of selling, bartering, trading, or offering to sell, barter, or trade a minor for money, property, or anything else of value.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 365
MDHB466PassRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to provide prescription monitoring data to the Office of the Attorney General on issuance of a subpoena to further a bona fide existing investigation; requiring the Program to provide prescription mo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
MDHB595PassAdding bladder, kidney, or renal cell cancer to the types of cancer that are considered occupational diseases suffered in the line of duty and are compensable in a certain manner.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 214
MDHB1124PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management to provide certain units with training on the preparation of certain economic analyses; requiring a certain promulgating unit to establish an electronic registry and to post on the registry a proposed...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 212
MDHB588PassRepealing the prohibition against a community care retirement community provider, subscriber, or group of subscribers being represented by counsel during a certain mediation procedure.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 243
MDHB181PassAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, has the effect of intimidat...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 27
MDHB1096PassRequiring that a sexual assault evidence collection kit be submitted to a forensic laboratory for analysis unless a certain requirement is met; requiring that a victim who wishes to remain anonymous and not file a criminal complaint be informed that ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 34
MDHB160EngrossAuthorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant, by law, a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on real property used for the purposes of a public school robotics pr...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (133-0)
MDHB786EngrossProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and t...
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2019-04-08
Delegates Clippinger, Lopez, and Moon
MDHB1244EngrossRequiring, except under certain circumstances, that a diaper-changing facility be installed in certain public restrooms in certain public buildings; requiring the Board of Public Works, through the Department of General Services, to adopt certain sta...
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB1120EngrossAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB823IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to convene a workgroup to develop certain professional development programs for certain staff in local health departments; providing for the composition of the workgroup; requiring the workgroup to solicit certain fe...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB336PassSpecifying that an 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 to fede...
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2019-03-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 1
MDHB305IntroEstablishing the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Task Force to investigate and study ways to increase the procurement of locally grown foods in State contracts and to promote participation by Maryland farmers in the process; providing for the...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB330EngrossRequiring a certain contract of a county superintendent of schools or a certain chief executive officer, executed on or after June 1, 2020, to include a provision that if the contract is terminated, the maximum cash settlement may not exceed certain ...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1062IntroRequiring 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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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB399EngrossAuthorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain 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 requ...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1031IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that the people have the right to bodily integrity and privacy to make personal decisions about childbearing and procreation without unwarranted government intrusion; and submitting the...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB98IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-25
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB696IntroRequiring each authorized prescriber who receives a financial gratuity or incentive from a pharmaceutical distributor or manufacturer to file a certain disclosure form with the Maryland Health Care Commission within 30 days of the receipt of the fina...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB523IntroProhibiting a school-approved sport, club, or course of instruction from using lead ammunition in training, practice, or athletic competition.
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB783IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Behavioral and Mental Health in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimb...
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2019-02-13
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB441IntroIncreasing, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020, the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members.
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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1084IntroReclassifying, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, a certain human trafficking offense.
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1158IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB813IntroModifying the periods of time that persons who commit administrative per se offenses may be required to participate in the Ignition Interlock System Program; requiring a court to prohibit certain persons from operating a motor vehicle without an igni...
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB855IntroRepealing provisions allowing individuals under the age of majority to marry under certain circumstances; and establishing that individuals under the age of 18 may not marry.
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB634IntroRequiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking certain actions against an applicant for employment under certain circum...
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2019-02-07
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB690IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; requiring a county board, under certain circumstances, to...
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2019-02-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB695IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-07
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDHB715IntroRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
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2019-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB612IntroAltering the definition of "regulated firearm" to include the previously excepted Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle.
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB468IntroProhibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventing an...
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2019-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB357IntroEstablishing that the State Superintendent of Schools may disapprove an appointment of a county superintendent of schools only if the appointee does not meet the qualifications specified for the position.
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2019-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB437IntroRepealing a provision of law that authorized a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring each county board to set the sta...
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2019-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
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