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MDSB205PassIncreasing from 5 to 6 the number of resident judges of the circuit court in Washington County; and increasing the number of resident judges of the District Court in certain districts.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 749
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)
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
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
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
MDHB50PassEstablishing the Maryland Produce Safety Program in the Department of Agriculture to reduce the risk of adverse impacts on human health from the consumption of contaminated produce; requiring the Program to conform with certain federal standards for ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 131
MDHB1406PassAuthorizing the Howard County Department of Correction to establish community service and pretrial services programs; authorizing the Director of the Howard County Department of Correction to adopt regulations relating to the operation of certain pro...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152
MDHB140EngrossAuthorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and related costs to the parent of a child with a disability who is the prevailing party in a special education proceeding; prohibiting a court from awarding attorney's fees and certain related ...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB159EngrossIncreasing from 5 to 6 the number of resident judges of the circuit court in Washington County; and increasing the number of resident judges of the District Court in certain districts.
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2019-04-08
Delegates Clippinger, Malone, and Bartlett
MDSB209EngrossAuthorizing a commissioner, if a petition is filed and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has committed rape or a sexual offense or attempted rape or sexual offense in any degree against the petitioner, to issue an interim pe...
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2019-04-06
Delegates J. Lewis, Shetty, and Lopez
MDSB176EngrossRequiring the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to report certain information for the preceding calendar year for cases involving a crime of violence disaggregated by judicial circuit to the Governor, the House Judiciary Committee and th...
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2019-04-03
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB487IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to increase the number of years between successive retention elections for judges of the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals from 10 years to 12 years; proposing an amendment to the Maryla...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB211IntroAltering the standard of proof by which a judge in a certain criminal case must make certain findings before the judge may admit a certain statement into evidence.
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2019-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB317EngrossProviding that certain maximum penalty amounts the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights is authorized to seek if it finds that a respondent has engaged in a discriminatory act regarding public accommodations and certain actions by persons licensed or ...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1165EngrossProhibiting, except under certain circumstances, a government agent from requesting information about immigration or citizenship status of a person or a person's family members or acquaintances; prohibiting a government agent from coercing informatio...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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
MDHB1275IntroRequiring an administrative law judge to complete a training course on special education law before conducting a mediation session or due process hearing related to special education on or after August 1, 2020; establishing certain criteria for a cer...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB756IntroCreating an exception to the general prohibition against recording or broadcasting a criminal sentencing hearing; establishing requirements that a media organization file a certain written request to provide media coverage of a criminal sentencing he...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB246IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for retention elections following an app...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1329IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Maryland Appellate Court, to change the name of a Judge o...
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2019-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB182IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution increasing to 73 years from 70 years the mandatory retirement age for judges under certain circumstances; proposing an addition to the Maryland Constitution to provide for the application of certain...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB869IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-25
Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
MDSB595IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Maryland Appellate Court, to change the name of a Judge o...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB968IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for contes...
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1320IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1303IntroAltering the standard of proof by which a judge in a certain criminal case must make certain findings before the judge may admit a certain statement into evidence.
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2019-02-14
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB842IntroRequiring a sexual offender management team to report a certain violation of a condition of lifetime sexual offender supervision to the office of a certain State's Attorney; requiring a certain judge to conduct a certain hearing; authorizing a certai...
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB988IntroEstablishing that, if a court does not prepare a Maryland sentencing guidelines worksheet in a case, the defendant may request a certain sentence review.
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB853IntroCreating for certain cases in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County an exception to the prohibition against broadcasting a criminal proceeding; authorizing a presiding judge to grant a request to provide a certain recording of a criminal proceeding ...
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB676IntroProhibiting lawyers and law firms from making contributions, directly or indirectly to the campaign finance entity of a candidate for the office of judge of the circuit court or a slate that includes a member who is a candidate for the office of judg...
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2019-02-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB254IntroRequiring the clerk of the court to include the name of the judge or magistrate who presided over a hearing or took judicial action as part of case information in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB624IntroAuthorizing the Montgomery County Council to adopt, by law, a ranked choice voting method or approval voting method for elections for certain local offices; defining "ranked choice voting" and "approval voting"; and authorizing a local law adopting r...
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2019-02-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB295IntroProviding that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer or a first responder under certain circumstances constitutes aggravating cir...
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2019-01-29
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB229IntroRequiring a certain annual report submitted by the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to identify certain information for each conviction of a crime of violence; and requiring the Commission to include certain entry locations on a sentenc...
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
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