Maryland Senator George Edwards [R]

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MDSB216PassIncreasing the maximum hotel rental tax rate that Garrett County may impose from 6% to 8%; and altering the distribution of hotel rental tax revenue in Garrett County.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 594
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
MDSB547PassAltering terms related to the authority to sell draft beer in Garrett County; altering a hearing requirement for the issuance of a certain license in Garrett County; authorizing certain license holders to cater functions on their premises; repealing ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 690
MDSB667PassEstablishing a Class L, beer, wine, and liquor license in Allegany County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners to issue the license to a holder of a manufacturer's license; specifying that the license authorizes the license holder to sell ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 700
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
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
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
MDSB240PassDefining the term "local promise scholarship" as a community college scholarship program in effect on July 1, 2018, that provides a scholarship to any high school senior who is eligible for enrollment at the community college; and specifying that if ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 464
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
MDSB522PassAltering the membership of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council; repealing the requirement that the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Aging, or their designees, cochair the Council; requiring the members of t...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 411
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
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
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
MDSB390PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt game birds or mammals on a Sunday during the open season for that game bird or mammal on private property or certain public land in St. Mary's County under certain circumstance...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 242
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
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
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
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
MDSB581PassExtending certain benefits under the More Jobs for Marylanders Program to businesses that locate or expand in opportunity zones in the State; establishing the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program in the Department and providing for the administration...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
MDSB113PassAltering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit is required to pay a certain fee to allow payment by electronic check, credit card, or a method of online payment approved by the Secretary of State Police.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 44
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
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
MDSB214PassAuthorizing the governing body of Allegany County and of a municipal corporation in Allegany County to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on property owned by the Cumberland Economic ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 118
MDSB215PassAltering the length of time a school vehicle may be operated in Allegany County and Garrett County from 12 years to 15 years, unless it fails to meet the applicable school bus and motor vehicle safety standards.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 116
MDSB217PassAuthorizing the Sheriff of Garrett County to establish a pretrial release program that offers alternatives to pretrial detention and adopt certain regulations; authorizing a court to order a certain individual to participate in the pretrial release p...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 120
MDSB165EngrossEstablishing the Safe Schools Maryland Program in the Maryland Center for School Safety to establish procedures for anonymous reporting of behaviors, involving one or more students, that are of concern, dangerous, violent, or unlawful, or the threat ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (106-29)
MDSB176EngrossRequiring the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to report certain information for the preceding calendar year for cases involving a crime of violence disaggregated by judicial circuit to the Governor, the House Judiciary Committee and th...
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2019-04-03
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB213EngrossIncreasing the amount of the appropriation, beginning in fiscal year 2021, that the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000; and altering the terminat...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB996IntroProviding that July 27 each year is Welcome Home Korean War Veterans Day in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB664EngrossAuthorizing a certain law enforcement unit to sell, exchange, or transfer certain forfeited firearms to a federally licensed firearms dealer under certain circumstances.
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2019-03-26
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB160EngrossAdding bladder cancer and 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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2019-03-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB173EngrossRequiring the Department of Budget and Management to provide training to certain Executive Branch agencies on the preparation of certain economic impact analyses; requiring a promulgating unit to establish an electronic registry that allows any small...
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2019-03-21
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB89EngrossAltering the definition of "qualified employee" to include certain individuals who are provided certain paid parental leave for purposes of a credit against the State income tax for certain small businesses that provide certain employer benefits to c...
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2019-03-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB981IntroProviding that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a c...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB437EngrossRepealing the alteration of the distribution of proceeds from video lottery terminals at a facility in Allegany County after 10 years of operations at the facility.
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2019-03-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB169IntroAltering the recruitment and appointment process for certain positions in the skilled service or professional service in the State Personnel Management System under certain circumstances; requiring an appointing authority initiating a certain recruit...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB115IntroClarifying that personal protection or self-defense can qualify as a good and substantial reason to carry, wear, or transport a handgun for purposes of the issuance by the Secretary of State Police of a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB114EngrossAuthorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun without completing a certified firearms training course; requiring the Secretary of State Police to investigate an application for a han...
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB287EngrossExempting a certain applicant for a handgun qualification license from a certain training requirement if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff under ...
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary 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
MDSB162EngrossClassifying a certain offense of human trafficking as a crime of violence under certain provisions of law.
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2019-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB163EngrossProhibiting an individual from committing a certain drunk or drugged driving offense if the individual has been convicted previously for certain other crimes under certain circumstances; making a violation of the Act a felony; establishing a penalty ...
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2019-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB272IntroAltering a certain provision of law to require the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services to require an individual to pass a polygraph examination or extensive background check, or both, rather than just a polygraph examination, before ...
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2019-03-11
Recommitted to Finance (Senator Kelley)
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
MDSB369IntroEstablishing that a certain report signed by the DNA analyst is prima facie evidence of certain matters for a certain purpose under certain circumstances; providing that a certain DNA profile may be established without the necessity for the DNA analy...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
MDSB666IntroRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to establish a certain process for certifying an individual who completes a police training program in another state or military police academy.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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