Maryland Delegate Stephen Lafferty [D]

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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
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
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
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
MDHB652PassProhibiting the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug in feed or water to cattle, swine, or poultry unless ordered by a licensed veterinarian through a certain prescription or a veterinary feed directive; exempting dairy cattle o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 678
MDHB680PassRequiring 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 and the Department of Transportation, by r...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 686
MDHB768PassEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents and certain stakeholders from the high costs of prescription drug products; requiring the Board to collect data and identify prescription drug products that may cause a...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 692
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
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
MDHB1366PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
MDHB735VetoRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover and...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB810VetoIncreasing the maximum income limits on eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain child and dependent care expenses; making the credit refundable, subject to certain income limits; increasing, each year, certain income...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB214PassAuthorizing, 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 422
MDHB461PassRequiring 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 515
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
MDHB697PassRequiring 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 418
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
MDHB213PassExtending 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; and continuing the prohibition on ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDHB190PassDefining the term "failing on-site sewage disposal system" for certain provisions of law to mean an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, or a component of an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, that is a threat to the public health...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
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
MDHB466PassRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to provide prescription monitoring data to the Office of the Attorney General on issuance of a subpoena to further a bona fide existing investigation; requiring the Program to provide prescription mo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
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
MDHB808PassRepealing a certain list of plants considered to be noxious weeds in the State; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to adopt regulations to establish a list of plants considered to be noxious weeds in the State; altering a certain condition under ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 278
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
MDHB136EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring each State building constructed, acquired, or substantially al...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (93-40)
MDHB298PassEstablishing 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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2019-04-08
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/4/2019) - Chapter 17
MDHB786EngrossProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and t...
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2019-04-08
Delegates Clippinger, Lopez, and Moon
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
MDHB1120EngrossAuthorizing 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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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
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
MDHB669IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals; and making the Act an emergency measure.
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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
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
MDHB83EngrossProhibiting a court from requiring publication of notice in an action for change of name of a minor if each parent or guardian consents to the name change or the court finds that it is in the best interest of the minor to consider the action for a ch...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB305IntroEstablishing the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Task Force to investigate and study ways to increase the procurement of locally grown foods in State contracts and to promote participation by Maryland farmers in the process; providing for the...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB517EngrossIncreasing the maximum fine for a certain motor vehicle violation related to the right-of-way for pedestrians in crosswalks from $500 to $1,000.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1287EngrossRequiring the Administrator of a certain abandoned property fund to distribute $5,000,000 to a certain Community Development Program Fund; altering the contents of the Community Development Program Fund to include any money distributed from a certain...
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2019-03-20
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1137EngrossRequiring the State Department of Education to study and make recommendations regarding any statutory or regulatory changes needed to the Home and Hospital Teaching Program for Students; and requiring, by December 31, 2019, the Department to submit i...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB275EngrossProhibiting, on or after December 31, 2020, the use of chlorpyrifos in the State, including insecticides containing chlorpyrifos and seeds treated with chlorpyrifos; authorizing the Department of Agriculture to grant a waiver, under certain circumsta...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1194EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a Natural Resources Protection Program through a contractual relationship with a third-party organization to provide rewards of financial compensation to individuals and nonprofit organizatio...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB740EngrossProhibiting a person from possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured using a computer-aided fabrication device unless the firearm is imprinted with a serial number issued by a federally licens...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB139IntroAuthorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide cert...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB384IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to prepare fishery management plans for the soft-shell clam and razor clam species on or before December 31, 2020, subject to available funding.
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB377IntroAltering the definition of "SAV protection zone"; altering the requirements for the areas that must be included in updated designations of SAV protection zones; altering the circumstances under which a previously designated SAV protection zone may be...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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