Maryland Senator Stephen Hershey [R]

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MDSB142PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process for an individual purchasing certain licenses and stamps in a certain manner to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; requiring the Department ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 536
MDSB195PassEstablishing that the application of a certain insurance program on vehicle operation during the current policy period is not a violation of certain restrictions on classification for private passenger motor vehicle insurance; requiring that a certai...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 145
MDSB219PassAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel" to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned v...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 76
MDSB326PassRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 273
MDSB477PassAltering the name of the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education to be the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program; authorizing food service facilities under the Program to store and make availa...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 479
MDSB281PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 544
MDSB347PassProviding that employment by a business licensed as a certain cannabis dispensary, grower, or processor does not constitute involvement in the illegal distribution, production, cultivation, transportation, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 346
MDSB280PassAltering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 177
MDSB457PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 236
MDSB537PassProviding that publication expenses related to unofficial legislative newsletters may be paid by an authorized candidate campaign committee, rather than a campaign account of a campaign finance entity, of an incumbent under certain circumstances; pro...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 563
MDSB397PassProviding an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain sales of certain qualified data center personal property for use at certain qualified data centers under certain circumstances; requiring an individual or a corporation to apply to the Dep...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640
MDSB510PassEstablishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine by authorizing a person to empty a haul seine, if it is set on a Friday, during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following Monday ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 465
MDSB501PassTransferring oversight of the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Department to submit a certain annual r...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 403
MDSB282PassIncreasing, from 50% to 100%, the percentage of tuition that may be reimbursed of the cost of in-State tuition for certain courses for any active National Guard member attending certain institutions; and expanding the definition of "member" as it rel...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 181
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council to study and make recommendations to the Governor's Grants Office and the Department of Budget and Management regarding the grants life cycle, including the creation of certain materials f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 485
MDSB661PassProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a deductible, a copayment, or coinsurance to coverage for certain preventive care screening services for prostate cancer; applying the Ac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 344
MDSB994PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Labor to convene a workgroup to study certain issues regarding the provision of electrical services and low-voltage electrical services in the State; requiring the workgroup to include certain representatives; req...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 591
MDSB840PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 472
MDSB878PassProhibiting a person from engaging in exhibition driving within a special event zone in Worcester County; prohibiting a person from committing certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law within a special event zone in Worcester County; defining "e...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 623
MDSB794PassAuthorizing the county boards of education in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties to establish a regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) school to provide career and technical education programs to public high school s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 583
MDSB792PassAltering the days and hours of sale under a Class B wine shop and lounge license in Kent County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Kent County to issue a refillable container permit for draft beer to certain license holders; establis...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 323
MDSB793PassProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 431
MDSB441PassAltering the definition of "health care provider" for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; pro...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 173
MDSB124PassClarifying the applicability of a certain assessment by the State to certain entities for certain products that were subject to § 9010 of the Affordable Care Act, as in effect on December 1,2019; and requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 104
MDSB938PassProviding that the assessment of a fee by the State Health Services Cost Review Commission for funding the Hospital Employees Retraining Fund is to be in the case of a hospital closure, merger, or full delicensure; altering the circumstances under wh...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 489
MDSB475PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 560
MDSB604PassAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate not more than two additional adults to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; specifying that the definition of "caregiv...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDSB877VetoRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB502PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide, subject to a certain limitation, mental health services appropriately delivered through telehealth to a patient in the patient's home setting; altering the definition of telehealth as it a...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 18
MDSB625EngrossAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or dogs by...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDSB13EngrossEstablishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reconstruction Advisory Group for the purpose of providing the Maryland Transportation Authority with an independent, citizen-informed perspective on the Authority's operations at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; requ...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB128EngrossRequiring an animal control facility operated by a county or municipality to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for a veteran who presents a valid driver's license or identification card that includes a notation of veteran status; authorizing an...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB906IntroIncreasing, from 106 to 120 days, the period during which an employer is not required to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave; altering the circumstances under which an employer is required to reinstate certain unused sick and safe lea...
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2020-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB511EngrossEstablishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas lacking in dental services for a significant number of people, identify barriers to receiving services, analyze the impa...
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2020-03-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSJ3EngrossOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2020-03-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSJ5EngrossUrging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that prohibits the balance billing of consumers by certain air ambulances.
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2020-03-06
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB873IntroRequiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the ...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB487IntroAuthorizing certain members of the State Retirement and Pension System to receive credit for certain military service even if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB506EngrossAuthorizing 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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2020-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1078IntroAuthorizing the Governor to appoint special prosecutors and to direct resources and personnel from any unit of State government for a certain purpose during a state of emergency that is declared because a homicide rate reached at least 3 homicides p...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB956IntroAuthorizing certain retired employees of a county, municipal corporation, or county board to participate in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits program under certain circumstances; and requiring the governing body of a county, ...
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2020-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
MDSB188IntroProviding that a food is misbranded if it is offered for sale in the State with a label that identifies the product as a meat or a meat product and the product contains animal tissue cultured from animal cells outside the animal from which the tissue...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB509IntroEstablishing that an occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force against another person, including deadly physical force, when the other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, the occupant reasonably believ...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB156EngrossExempting an applicant for a handgun qualification license from the requirement to complete a firearms safety training course if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff,...
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB270IntroEstablishing the Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to facilitate strategic planning, manage a Maryland Technology Infrastructure Fund, and coordinate economic development service delivery; r...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
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2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB276IntroAuthorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority, on approval by the Board of Public Works, to issue bonds to finance the construction of or improvements to certain public school facilities; establishing the Building Opportunity Financing Fund and the Buil...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB486IntroAllowing an individual to itemize deductions to compute Maryland taxable income whether or not the individual itemizes deductions on the individual's federal income tax return; providing that, for an individual who does not itemize deductions on the ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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