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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
MDSB236PassIncreasing from 6 months to 1 year the minimum criminal sentence or potential sentence that disqualifies an individual from jury service.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 750
MDHB259PassAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction for certain criminal boating offenses.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 599
MDSB394PassAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction for certain criminal boating offenses.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 600
MDHB524PassAuthorizing certain employees to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and certain amounts under certain circumstances; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does not preclude c...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 663
MDHB960PassProhibiting the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City from transferring a license to another person until the resolution of pending criminal charges filed against the transferor that directly relates to the operation of the licensed premi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 707
MDHB874PassAuthorizing a court to vacate a certain probation before judgment or judgment of conviction on the grounds that there is certain newly discovered evidence; establishing the requirements for a certain motion; requiring the State to notify a certain de...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 702
MDHB1348PassEstablishing the Markell Hendricks Youth Crime Prevention and Diversion Parole Fund to provide grant assistance to local law enforcement agencies to administer certain programs; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Contr...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 738
MDHB1346PassEstablishing the Student Peer Mediation Program Fund to provide grant assistance to schools and community-based organizations in Baltimore City to establish student peer mediation programs to reduce juvenile violence; requiring the Executive Director...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736
MDSB546PassRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 760
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
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)
MDSB541VetoRequiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and certain contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring the county board, nonpublic school, or cont...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB652VetoEntering into the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact; stating that the goal of the Compact is to improve public access to physical therapy services; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring a ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB195VetoRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB76PassAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
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
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
MDSB237PassAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 493
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
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
MDHB594PassProhibiting a student loan servicer from employing any scheme, device, or artifice to mislead a student loan borrower; prohibiting a student loan servicer from engaging in any unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice; prohibiting a student loan s...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 546
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
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
MDSB640PassEstablishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the Office to conduct certain performance evaluations of certain units of State government; renaming the Joint Audit Comm...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 511
MDHB796PassAuthorizing the establishment of local maternal mortality review teams in each county; requiring the local health officer to convene the local team under certain circumstances; establishing the purpose and duties of the local teams; authorizing the M...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 448
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
MDHB1113PassRenaming the Joint Audit Committee to be the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee and altering its powers and duties; establishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 510
MDHB124PassRepealing the exemption authorizing a parent or legal guardian of a minor to provide written consent for the minor to use a tanning device; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to make available to each tanning facility a notice to be conspicu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 440
MDHB659PassProhibiting the continued detention, beyond emergency detention, of a child under the age of 12 years unless the child is alleged to have committed a certain act that, if committed by an adult, would be a crime of violence or the child is likely to l...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 560
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
MDHB25PassRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 531
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
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
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
MDSB622PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to study and compile information regarding certain matters that relate to certain crime firearms; requiring the Department of State Police to provide certain information for the study; a...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 335
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
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
MDHB648PassEntering into the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact; stating that the goal of the Compact is to improve public access to physical therapy services; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring a ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 374
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
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
MDHB1123PassAltering the name of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to be the Hemp Research Pilot Program; establishing the Hemp Farming Program to promote hemp as an agricultural commodity in the State, the commercial sale of hemp products within and outside the...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 228
MDHB1124PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management to provide certain units with training on the preparation of certain economic analyses; requiring a certain promulgating unit to establish an electronic registry and to post on the registry a proposed...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 212
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
MDSB130PassAltering the designation of a certain crime that a police officer may not charge by citation.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 46
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
MDHB121PassAltering the designation of a certain crime that a police officer may not charge by citation.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 45
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
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