Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth [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
MDSB196PassRequiring 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 649
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
MDSB234PassRequiring 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 602
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
MDSB309PassExpanding the privileges of a racetrack license in Anne Arundel County; specifying certain attributes of a licensed racing establishment; specifying the location where beer, wine, and liquor may be sold under the license; specifying that the playing ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 643
MDSB328PassProviding that certain noncompete and conflict of interest provisions that restrict the ability of an employee to enter into employment with a new employer or to become self-employed in the same or similar business or trade are null and void as being...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 753
MDSB396PassEstablishing the Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying that the purpose of the Fund is to provide funds for reasonable costs and attorney's fees for students provided counsel under certain provis...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 675
MDSB406PassRequiring 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 662
MDSB433PassRequiring the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to require certain bidders, contractors, and subcontractors to pay certain employee health care expenses; requiring the Department of General Services, by regulation, to establish certain proce...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 687
MDSB448PassEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 754
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
MDSB904PassProhibiting the Maryland Department of Health from accepting certain funding under Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act if the Title X program excludes family planning providers and does not require family planning providers to provide a ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 734
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
MDSB143VetoExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; continuing the prohibition on a pe...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB400VetoRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to determine whether a reportable incident constitutes private inurement if a private nonprofit institution of higher education engages in a reportable incident; etc.
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB399VetoRequiring private career schools and certain for-profit institutions of higher education to provide students with information on the placement rate for the program, capability for professional licensure on completion of the program, and median earnin...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB830VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on or before June 1, 2019; requiring the Department, in coordination with the U...
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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)
MDSB134PassRequiring the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide a revised printed statement of an individual's State criminal history record to the State Board of Nursing if...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 447
MDSB144PassAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim of qualifying criminal activity or the victim's parent, guardian, or next friend to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supple...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 421
MDSB319PassRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide ridership services on transit vehicles to any permanent employee in any unit of the Executive Branch of State government, including a unit with an independent personnel system; prohibiting the ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 420
MDSB346PassProhibiting a certain dealer or other person from loaning a regulated firearm to a certain borrower under certain circumstances; prohibiting a certain dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm to a cer...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 458
MDSB356PassRequiring the Maternal Mortality Review Program, in consultation with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, to make recommendations to reduce disparities in the maternal mortality rate, including recommendations related to social dete...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
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
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
MDSB515PassEstablishing the Workforce Readiness Grant Program to provide matching grants to a community college to improve the community college's technology; authorizing each community college campus to accept certain donations that further the purpose of the ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 457
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
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
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
MDSB505PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January 1 each yea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 518
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
MDSB911PassEstablishing the intent of the General Assembly to promote gender diversity in corporate management and boardrooms; requiring a certain entity submitting an annual report to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to include information rela...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 514
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB99PassAdding certain counties to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings used for agritourism from certain building performance standards; and exempting a building used for agritourism in certain counties from a building permit requirement ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 71
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
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