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MDHB187PassRepealing certain provisions of law that limit the location of speed monitoring systems that may be placed and used on Maryland Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) in Prince George's County; increasing the number of speed monitoring systems that may be p...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 586
MDHB343VetoRepealing the June 30, 2019, termination date for a provision of law that increased from $250 to $500 the civil penalty for a violation recorded by a school bus monitoring camera for failure to stop for a school vehicle operating alternately flashing...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB770VetoEstablishing that an electric low speed scooter is considered to be a bicycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; providing that an electric low speed scooter is not a motorized minibike, motor scooter, or motor vehicle for the purposes of ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB460PassIncreasing the maximum fine from $500 to $1,000 that may be imposed for a violation of provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law regarding crosswalks; establishing the Pedestrian Safety Fund for the purpose of enhancing the safety and quality of pedestr...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 519
MDSB464PassRepealing the June 30, 2019, termination date for a provision of law that increased from $250 to $500 the civil penalty for a violation recorded by a school bus monitoring camera for failure to stop for a school vehicle operating alternately flashing...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 429
MDHB748PassEstablishing that an electric low speed scooter is considered to be a bicycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; providing that an electric low speed scooter is not a motorized minibike, motor scooter, or motor vehicle for the purposes of ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDSB70PassRepealing certain provisions of law authorizing certain qualified hybrid vehicles to use a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along a certain highway regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 139
MDHB939PassEstablishing certain classes of electric bicycles; establishing that electric bicycles may be operated in any place where bicycles are allowed to travel, subject to certain restrictions; prohibiting a person under the age of 16 years from operating a...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 63
MDSB935PassEstablishing certain classes of electric bicycles; establishing that electric bicycles may be operated in any place where bicycles are allowed to travel, subject to certain restrictions; prohibiting a person under the age of 16 years from operating a...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 64
MDSB804EngrossRequiring a person charged with reckless driving that contributes to an accident to appear in court and prohibiting the person from prepaying the fine.
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2019-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB376EngrossAuthorizing the State Highway Administration, the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Maryland State Police, or a local agency on a highway under its jurisdiction to push or move a disabled vehicle, spilled cargo, or debris off the roadway without...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB398EngrossAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle, an Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD), or a motor scooter traveling in the same dire...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
MDSB389EngrossCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for low speed electric vehicles in the City of Havre de Grace that are owned and operated by the City of Havre de Grace; defining a "low speed electric vehicle" as a vehicle capable of ...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1422IntroProhibiting a person from committing certain acts while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone or on a bridge or highway that is under construction if a highway worker is present; providing that a person may not be convicted for a violation...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; 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
MDSB981IntroProviding that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a c...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB6IntroRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to refuse to register or reregister, or to refuse to transfer or to suspend the registration of, a motor vehicle for which the person liable for a violation recorded by a vehicle height monitoring system has...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB467IntroCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements under certain circumstances for low speed electric vehicles in the City of Havre de Grace; defining a "low speed electric vehicle" as a vehicle capable of a sustained speed of 20 miles ...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB833IntroCreating an exception from motor vehicle registration requirements, under certain circumstances, for golf carts or robotic delivery devices operated on a municipal highway in the Town of North Beach, Calvert County; and authorizing the town of North ...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB984IntroProviding that, on a roadway that has three or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction with a posted maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour or more, the far left lane may be used only for the overtaking and passing of another vehicle an...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1368IntroAuthorizing a law enforcement agency and State or local volunteer fire company, rescue squad, fire department, and ambulance service to place a move over safety monitoring system on an emergency vehicle for the purpose of recording a motor vehicle co...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB391IntroRestricting to Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. the days and hours during which the passenger requirement applies on the portion of U.S. Route 50 designated as a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, between ...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB614IntroProhibiting vehicle traffic in Montgomery County from entering certain intersections against certain traffic signals if the vehicle is unable to safely and completely proceed through the intersection; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibitio...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB108EngrossProhibiting a vehicle from entering certain intersections when facing certain traffic signals if the vehicle is unable to safely and completely proceed through the intersection; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibition; prohibiting a police...
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2019-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB281IntroRepealing a requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration, under certain circumstances, suspend the registration of a motor vehicle that incurs a certain toll violation; altering the authority of the Maryland Transportation Authority to enter cer...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB837IntroProhibiting a person from driving a motor vehicle in a dedicated bus lane unless authorized by a local jurisdiction, subject to certain exceptions; authorizing the Maryland Transit Administration to use, under certain standards and procedures, a cert...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB89EngrossProviding for a maximum fine of $500 for a violation of certain prohibitions against using a handheld telephone while driving a motor vehicle; etc.
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB203EngrossDecreasing the lowest maximum speed limit that Montgomery County may establish for a highway outside an urban district under certain circumstances from 25 miles an hour to 20 miles an hour.
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB682IntroEstablishing a penalty of up to $1,000 for certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law committed within a special event zone in Worcester County.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB722IntroAltering the motor vehicle offense of aggressive driving to include the commission of certain other specific motor vehicle offenses; and establishing that certain aggressive driving offenses constitute a felony subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1041IntroRepealing the authority to use work zone speed control systems to enforce certain highway speed laws within work zones; requiring the publishers of the Annotated Code of Maryland, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Department of ...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB789IntroEstablishing a penalty of up to $1,000 for certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law committed within a special event zone in Worcester County.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB870IntroRepealing a requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration, under certain circumstances, suspend the registration of a motor vehicle that incurs a certain toll violation; altering the authority of the Maryland Transportation Authority to enter cer...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB917IntroRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to adopt certain guidelines for the operation of a motorcycle on a roadway that is divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic; and repealing certain provisions of law that prohibit a...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1225IntroAuthorizing the owner or operator of a parking lot used by a continuing care retirement community to limit the amount of time that a motor vehicle is authorized to be parked in any parking space designated for the use of individuals with disabilities...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB776IntroRequiring that a local jurisdiction place a certain device in each direction of a roadway in close proximity to the boundary of a school zone before activating, placing, repairing, or altering a speed monitoring system on or after June 1, 2019; and l...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB780IntroAuthorizing Baltimore City to establish the maximum speed limit on a highway under its jurisdiction without performing an engineering and traffic study.
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2019-03-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1063IntroAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the location of speed monitoring systems in the City, the operating time of speed monitoring systems in the City, and the speed tolerance of speed monitoring systems in the City.
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2019-03-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB266IntroAuthorizing the owner or operator of a parking lot used by a continuing care retirement community to limit the amount of time that a motor vehicle is authorized to be parked in any parking space designated for the use of individuals with disabilities...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB316IntroProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-i...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB354IntroAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle traveling in the same direction in accordance with certain provisions of law.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB216IntroLimiting the operation of a speed monitoring system in a school zone that extends beyond a single county to the county in which the school is located.
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB395IntroRequiring the driver of a motor vehicle who is unable to make a lane change when approaching from the rear certain vehicles that are stopped, standing, or parked and using certain visual signals to slow to a certain speed on a certain type of highway...
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2019-01-31
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB291IntroProhibiting a vehicle from entering certain intersections when facing certain traffic signals if the vehicle is unable to safely and completely proceed through the intersection; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibition; prohibiting a police...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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