Maryland Senator Douglas Peters [D]

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MDSB181PassAltering the Governor's required appropriation of certain funds in the State budget, beginning in fiscal year 2021, to increase the Child Care Subsidy Program reimbursement rate to the 60th percentile of the most recent market rate survey or a certai...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 596
MDSB218PassRenaming 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 636
MDSB269PassAltering 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 652
MDSB285PassProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses and schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service pro...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 580
MDSB496PassRepealing the termination of the Payroll Recovery Act of 2017, which requires the Central Payroll Bureau of the Office of the State Comptroller to administer the payroll of certain employees of the State and employees of certain universities and coll...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 756
MDSB449PassProviding an exception to the voter registration deadline to allow an individual to appear at a precinct polling place in the individual's county of residence and apply to register to vote; requiring an applicant for a voter registration on election ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 755
MDSB755PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management to include in an annual report to be submitted to certain committees of the General Assembly and the Department of Legislative Services by December 1 each year information on interagency agreements wi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 683
MDSB516PassRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 757
MDSB1031PassAltering the basis for calculating a certain license fee credited to the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund and the Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund; expanding, to include fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 772
MDSB946PassAuthorizing 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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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 767
MDSB1030PassEstablishing principles of The Blueprint for Maryland's Future that are intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of the highest-performing systems; establishing a Concentration of Poverty...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 771
MDSB192VetoRepealing certain provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a certain share of the net estate of the decedent; providing that the purpose of the Act is to ensure that the surviving spouse is reasonably provided for d...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB195VetoRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB705VetoProhibiting certain insurers, based solely on the status of an applicant or individual status as an organ donor, from taking certain actions relating to certain insurance policies; prohibiting certain insurers from prohibiting an applicant or individ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB537VetoAltering the circumstances under which certain individuals are exempt from paying the out-of-state tuition rate at public institutions of higher education; altering the circumstances under which certain individuals are eligible to pay the resident tu...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB1000VetoRepealing the Handgun Permit Review Board in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB340PassProviding certain requirements technology-based businesses must meet before the Maryland Technology Development Corporation may make a certain grant or provide certain equity investment financing; requiring the Corporation to adopt certain regulation...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 488
MDSB460PassIncreasing the maximum fine from $500 to $1,000 that may be imposed for a violation of provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law regarding crosswalks; establishing the Pedestrian Safety Fund for the purpose of enhancing the safety and quality of pedestr...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 519
MDSB512PassProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government shutdown is in effect and for 7 days after the government shutdown has ended; authorizing the Pub...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
MDSB853PassAltering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United St...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 490
MDSB678PassAltering the qualifications an individual must have to be appointed as a notary public; authorizing certain persons to charge a certain fee for the performance of a certain notarial act; authorizing a notarial officer to perform certain notarial acts...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
MDSB729PassRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, the Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDSB868PassRequiring 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 417
MDSB870PassIncreasing the maximum income limits on eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain child and dependent care expenses; altering the phase-out of the tax credit; making the credit refundable, subject to certain income lim...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 432
MDSB970PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to report certain information regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to certain committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2019, and each year thereafte...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 477
MDSB1011PassExempting certain public school construction projects that use alternative financing methods and that receive State funding from certain requirements; requiring public school construction projects in Prince George's County that use alternative financ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 387
MDSB777PassExempting from the property tax under certain circumstances dwelling houses owned by certain disabled active duty service members; requiring a disabled active duty service member to apply for the exemption and provide to the supervisor of assessments...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 520
MDSB164PassIncreasing the caps on the percentages of certain costs for the construction, acquisition, renovation, and equipping of community mental health facilities, addiction facilities, and developmental disabilities facilities for which State grants can be ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
MDSB569PassEstablishing 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 509
MDSB802PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 424
MDSB265PassRepealing the termination of a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for income from the discharge of indebtedness related to costs incurred with respect to a principal residence; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 303
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
MDSB478PassRequiring that, after an annexation resolution is introduced, the chief executive or the administrative officer of the municipality shall notify commercial property owners in the area to be annexed of all personal property taxes and fees imposed by t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
MDSB810PassEstablishing the Local Housing Grant Program for Homeless Veterans and Survivors of Domestic Violence to provide certain grants to counties for use to house homeless veterans and survivors of domestic violence; authorizing the Governor to include fun...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 249
MDSB732PassRequiring a court to issue a certain order on request of a local department of social services that has been granted certain guardianship over a child in need of assistance to have control over the property of the child for the purpose of establishin...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 304
MDSB852PassAltering the definition of "military spouse" to include the surviving spouse of a service member who dies at any time before an application for a license; altering the definition of "veteran" to include former service members who have been discharged...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 312
MDSB809PassRequiring each correctional facility to have a written policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses the use of medical isolation or restrictive housing for certain purposes, during pregnancy and during a certain post-...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 324
MDSB727PassEstablishing the Professional and Volunteer Firefighter Innovative Cancer Screening Technologies Program in the Department of Health to provide grants to certain fire departments and volunteer fire companies to procure innovative cancer screening tes...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
MDSB646PassAltering the circumstances under which certain firefighters, fire fighting instructors, rescue squad members, advanced life support unit members, and sworn members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal are presumed to be suffering from an occupatio...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 216
MDSB513PassRepealing a provision of law that requires a certified public accountant firm to hold a permit issued by the State Board of Public Accountancy if the firm performs certain attest services for a client with a home office in this State; and authorizing...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 330
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
MDSB654PassAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipality to provide, by law, the minimum number of years, not to exceed 40 years, that an elderly individual must live in the same dwelling in order to ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 333
MDSB133PassRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDSB594PassRenaming the State Law Library to be the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library; providing that the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library is the successor of the State Law Library; providing that certain names and titles of a certain unit and officials in...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDSB754EngrossEstablishing the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Program to provide strategic investment in local housing and businesses with a focus on areas where modest investment will have an appreciable neighborhood revitalization impact; establ...
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2019-04-08
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB737EngrossProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the sale of a certain rifle or shotgun, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain sale is conducted, the seller and purchaser to meet jointly with a certain ...
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2019-04-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB969EngrossRequiring the Department of Human Services to allow an applicant for or recipient of assistance under the Family Investment Program to meet a work activity requirement by participating in a minimum of 20 hours per week of vocational educational train...
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed
MDSB485IntroDefining the term "mortgage lender" to mean a person who is duly licensed under certain provisions of the Financial Institutions Article; altering the definition of the term "consumer claim"; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that the ...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Finance
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