Maryland Delegate Melissa Wells [D]

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MDHB88PassMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; establishing the Task Force to Study Crime Clas...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 578
MDHB109PassProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses or schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service prod...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 579
MDHB118PassMaking a certain applicant eligible for senatorial and delegate scholarships if the applicant is eligible for in-State tuition.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 581
MDHB272PassRequiring a person that is subject to the Forest Conservation Act to demonstrate that appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available before the person may pay money to a State or local fore...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 601
MDHB301PassRepealing the termination date on provisions of law related to policy and reporting requirements for race-based traffic stops; requiring the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, on or before September 1 each year, to post on its website, in a manner...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDHB421PassRequiring an application for a license, an identification card, or a moped operator's permit to allow an applicant to indicate the applicant's sex as female, male, or unspecified or other; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 648
MDHB520PassRequiring the Governor to include $100,000 in the annual budget beginning in fiscal year 2021 for the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund; establishing the Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health; requi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 661
MDHB524PassAuthorizing certain employees to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and certain amounts under certain circumstances; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does not preclude c...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 663
MDHB959PassAuthorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City, when determining whether a license should be renewed and, if so, whether any conditions should be attached, to consider the performance of a license holder for the 4 years immediately...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 706
MDHB1404PassRequiring the Governor to appropriate $1,600,000 to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021; establishing the Workgroup on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; requiring the Workgroup to examine structural efficiencies of ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 743
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
MDHB1045PassRequiring the planning commissions for certain local jurisdictions to include a housing element in the comprehensive plan for their respective jurisdictions; providing that the contents of the housing element in certain comprehensive plans include go...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 713
MDHB138VetoRequiring that, on or before February 1 each year, the Department of State Police submit a report on the acquisition of equipment by law enforcement agencies through federal surplus programs within the preceding calendar year to the Governor and the ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB132VetoExpanding the eligibility requirements for the Robotics Grant Program to include certain nonprofit organizations providing certain youth with an out-of-school time experience that focuses on personal and workforce development, to support existing rob...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB161VetoRequiring Baltimore City to withhold from tax sale certain places of worship if the taxes on the property consist only of a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service; repealing the authority of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City t...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB364VetoProhibiting health care practitioners and certain students and trainees from performing certain examinations on a patient who is under anesthesia or unconscious unless informed consent has been obtained from the patient, the examination is within the...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB528VetoRequiring the Police Commissioner of Baltimore City, following each decennial census of the United States, to prepare a plan for the adjustment of the geographic boundaries and composition of each Baltimore City police district and the reallocation o...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB994VetoProhibiting employers who employ 15 or more full-time employees from requiring an applicant for employment, before the first in-person interview, to disclose certain information regarding the criminal record of the applicant except under certain circ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB66VetoProhibiting a train or light engine used in the movement of freight in the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train from being operated in the State unless it has at least two crew members; establishing certain penalties; provid...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB703PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 517
MDHB1253PassStating the findings and intent of the General Assembly that any exposure to lead in drinking water is dangerous to children, that schools should be proactive in reducing lead in drinking water outlets to 5 parts per billion, and that State and feder...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 557
MDHB1144PassRequiring county boards of education to take certain reasonable steps to provide equal access to public services for certain individuals with limited English proficiency.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 564
MDHB76PassAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
MDHB1255PassRequiring the Department of the Environment and the Department of Transportation to jointly provide technical assistance to certain entities on certain matters; establishing the Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide gra...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 492
MDHB130PassRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to study and analyze dedicated bus lane enforcement mechanisms in use by peer transit agencies and develop a certain enforcement plan; requiring the stu...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 340
MDHB397PassRequiring 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 301
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
MDHB885PassEstablishing Vision Zero; providing the purpose of the program is for planning and developing a State highway system that has zero vehicle-related deaths or serious injuries; requiring the Department of Transportation to designate a coordinator to ov...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 377
MDHB1027PassAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 325
MDHB672PassEstablishing the Local Housing Grant Program for Homeless Veterans and Survivors of Domestic Violence to provide grants for housing voucher funds to counties to house homeless veterans and survivors of domestic violence; authorizing the Governor in f...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 248
MDHB1246PassExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDHB1233PassReducing the elevated blood lead level that initiates certain case management, notification, and lead risk reduction requirements in owner-occupied and affected properties; altering certain notification requirements triggered by the results of a cert...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDHB307PassEstablishing a Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission; authorizing the staff member provided by the Office of the Attorney General to issue certain subpoenas; requiring the Commission to hold certain public meetings in each county wher...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 41
MDHB516PassRequiring the Office of Legislative Audits to conduct an audit of the Baltimore Police Department to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the financial management practices of the Department beginning July 1, 2020, and at least once every 6 y...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 73
MDHB745EngrossRequiring 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-p...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB736IntroProhibiting former employees of the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission and former commissioners of the Commission from being an owner or an employee of any business entity that holds a license under Title 13, Subtitle 33 of the Health - G...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB779IntroRequiring the Governor, for fiscal years 2021 through 2035, to include in the annual State operating budget at least $16,660,000 in general funds for each historically black college and university in the State; providing for the allowable uses of cer...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB1002EngrossProhibiting the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a transitional coordinator or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a correctional facility ...
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB1174IntroRequiring 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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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1243EngrossRequiring that motor scooter sharing companies include on each motor scooter or electric low speed scooter made available to the public an embossed tactile phone number through which an individual who is blind or visually impaired may contact the com...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
MDHB565IntroRequiring each voter to use a ballot marking device that is accessible to voters with disabilities to vote at early voting centers and election day polling places to ensure that access is provided to voters with disabilities in accordance with a cert...
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2019-04-03
Referred to interim study by Ways and Means
MDHB146EngrossRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, when processing an application for a duplicate license of a victim of a robbery or theft whose license is taken during the robbery or theft, to issue the duplicate license free of charge if the victim of th...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB250IntroAltering, in the case of a certain priority of a condominium's liens in a foreclosure of a mortgage or deed of trust on a condominium unit, the maximum number of months from 4 to 6 of certain unpaid regular assessments of which the condominium's lien...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1207IntroDefining "mobile carrying device" for purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; and altering a certain definition to specify that a mobile carrying device is not a vehicle for purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law.
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB785IntroExpanding the means by which a tenant may provide written notice to a landlord of certain defects or conditions affecting a residential dwelling unit; authorizing a tenant to bring an action against a landlord for costs associated with making certain...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB112EngrossProhibiting a person from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the person operating a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner or in violation of any other rules of the road provisions of the Maryla...
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2019-03-29
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB166PassSpecifying 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 10
MDHB893EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-28
To Senate Rules Committee
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
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