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MDHB77PassProviding that attempted suicide is not a crime in the State; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a person who commits one or more crimes in the course of attempting to commit suicide from being charged with the other crime or cri...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 571
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
MDHB113VetoAltering the penalty for certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling; making certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; establishing that adjudication of a violation under a certain provision of the Act...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB561PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain crime of violence against another person when the person knows or believes that the other person is pregnant; providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a felony and, in addition to any ot...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 388
MDSB842PassAltering the penalty for certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling; making certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; establishing that adjudication of a violation under a certain provision of the Act...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 495
MDHB1169PassRequiring certain licensees to post a certain sign in a certain location; altering the minimum age, from 18 to 21, for an individual to purchase or be sold tobacco products; exempting certain individuals from a certain minimum age requirement for an ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 396
MDSB198PassClarifying that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of murder in the first degree if the death of another occurs as a result of the solicitation or conspiracy.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 247
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
MDHB493PassClarifying that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of murder in the first degree if the death of another occurs as a result of the solicitation or conspiracy.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 246
MDSB736PassAltering 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 326
MDHB542PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations on certain issues related to the classification ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 372
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
MDSB103PassAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, has the effect of intimidat...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 26
MDSB129PassEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 48
MDHB135PassAuthorizing 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 61
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
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
MDHB181PassAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, has the effect of intimidat...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 27
MDHB240PassProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; and applying certain penalties.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 28
MDSB232PassProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; and applying certain penalties.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 29
MDHB420PassAltering 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 30
MDSB568PassEstablishing that certain persons who are required to provide notice of suspected abuse or neglect of a child or make a written report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child may not knowingly fail to provide the required notice or make the required...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 53
MDSB690PassAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 22
MDSB689PassProhibiting a person from knowingly taking, placing, harboring, persuading, inducing, or enticing another to provide services or labor by force, fraud, or coercion; prohibiting a person from knowingly receiving a benefit from the provision of service...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 24
MDHB641PassProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; etc.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDHB712PassEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 47
MDHB734PassProhibiting a person from knowingly taking, placing, harboring, persuading, inducing, or enticing another to provide services or labor by force, fraud, or coercion; prohibiting a person from knowingly receiving a benefit from the provision of service...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 23
MDHB787PassEstablishing that persons who are required to provide notice of suspected child abuse or neglect of a child or make a written report of suspected child abuse or neglect may not knowingly fail to provide the required notice or make the written report ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 54
MDHB871PassAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 21
MDHB1155PassAuthorizing the governing body of Prince George's County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit disposing of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; authorizing Prince George's County to impose certai...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 160
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
MDSB395EngrossProviding that attempted suicide is not a crime in the State; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a person who commits one or more crimes in the course of attempting to commit suicide from being charged with the other crime or cri...
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2019-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB667EngrossIncluding 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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2019-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB281EngrossRepealing the crime of adultery.
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB812IntroProhibiting a person from knowingly distributing a controlled dangerous substance if a reasonable person would believe that the controlled dangerous substance would likely cause the death of another and the distribution of the controlled dangerous su...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB907IntroDefining "property of another" as property in which a person other than the defendant has an interest that the defendant does not have the authority to defeat or impair, even if the defendant has an interest in the property, for the purposes of prohi...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB248EngrossProhibiting a person from engaging in certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of imprisonm...
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2019-03-28
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1185IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain regulations to set standards for labeling and child resistant packaging for electronic nicotine delivery systems and vaping liquid; requiring an electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturer to e...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB418IntroProhibiting a driver of a motor vehicle from smoking or consuming marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway; and prohibiting an occupant of a motor vehicle from smoking marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB895EngrossRequiring certain licensees to post a certain sign in a certain location; altering the minimum age, from 18 to 21, for an individual to purchase or be sold tobacco products; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health to conduct certain inspections...
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2019-03-19
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB1003IntroAltering the definition of "item" as it relates to a certain prohibition against selling or displaying a certain obscene item to a minor by including a motion picture, an image, a visual representation, a video file, a video image, or a video recordi...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDHB97EngrossAltering the definition of "item" as it relates to a certain prohibition against selling or displaying a certain obscene item to a minor by including a motion picture, an image, a visual representation, a video file, a video image, or a video recordi...
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2019-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB337IntroProhibiting the distribution of a certain opioid or opioid analogue, the use of which causes the death of a minor; establishing a penalty of up to 30 years imprisonment for a violation of the Act; clarifying that certain conduct constitutes distribut...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB350IntroProhibiting a driver of a motor vehicle from smoking or consuming marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway; and prohibiting an occupant of a motor vehicle from smoking marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB368IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of imprisonm...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB484IntroAltering the definition of "public safety officer" applicable to a certain prohibition against charitable or fundraising campaign fraud to include a certain police dispatcher who works at a certain public safety answering point in St. Mary's County.
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB561IntroAdding psychological abuse to the definition of "abuse" that applies to the prohibitions on causing certain types of abuse or neglect to a vulnerable adult.
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB877IntroAltering the penalties for manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, and possessing certain amounts of certain controlled dangerous substances, acting as a "drug kingpin", and committing a subsequent violation of the prohibition against manufacturing,...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB149EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study issues related to the classification of and penalties for criminal and civil violations in the...
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
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