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MDSB116PassExpanding the definition of "complete streets design features" under the Complete Streets Program by adding access to retail stores that provide health food and other necessities, especially in food deserts, as a design feature of the complete street...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 573
MDHB82PassExpanding the definition of "complete streets design features" under the Compete Streets Program by adding access to retail stores that provide health food and other necessities, especially in food deserts, as a design feature of the complete streets...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 572
MDHB186PassRepealing exceptions to the entertainment permit in Prince George's County; establishing the family entertainment permit; establishing the requirements that an alcoholic beverages license holder in Prince George's County whose business provides famil...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 585
MDHB199PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Wicomico County to hunt deer on private property on the second Sunday in deer firearms season from 30 minutes before sunrise until 10:30 a.m.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDSB234PassRequiring 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 602
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
MDSB448PassEstablishing 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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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 754
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
MDSB917PassRequiring the planning commissions for certain local jurisdictions to include a housing element in the comprehensive plan for their respective jurisdictions; requiring the housing element to address the need for affordable housing within the jurisdic...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 714
MDHB637PassAuthorizing a certain transferee of a Class B-D-7 license to apply to the Board of License Commissioners to exchange the license for a Class A-7 license under certain circumstances; establishing an Inner Harbor Park license; authorizing the Board to ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 676
MDSB158VetoEstablishing the Community Dental Clinics Grant Program; authorizing the Board of Public Works, on the recommendation of the Secretary of Health, to make grants under the Program to counties, municipal corporations, and nonprofit organizations for th...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB1281VetoCodifying the Bikeways Network Program to provide grant support for bicycle network development activities; requiring the Department of Transportation to establish certain eligibility criteria; requiring the Governor to provide at least $3,800,000 ea...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB332PassEstablishing the Community Dental Clinics Grant Program; authorizing the Board of Public Works, on the recommendation of the Secretary of Health, to make grants under the Program to counties, municipal corporations, and nonprofit organizations for th...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 540
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
MDSB597PassAltering the frequency, from at least once every 5 years to every year, at which the Maryland Health Care Commission is required to adopt a State health plan; requiring the State health plan to be consistent with a certain contract; requiring, annual...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 416
MDSB710PassSpecifying that certain provisions of law may apply to contributions to the County Executive or the members of the County Council of Anne Arundel County or candidates for election to those offices; authorizing the County Council of Anne Arundel Count...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 555
MDHB646PassAltering the frequency, from at least once every 5 years to on or before October 1 each year, at which the Maryland Health Care Commission is required to adopt a State health plan; requiring the State health plan to be consistent with the Maryland Al...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 415
MDHB993PassSpecifying that certain provisions of law may apply to certain campaign contributions to the County Executive or the members of the County Council of Anne Arundel County or candidates for election to those offices; authorizing the County Council of A...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 554
MDHB1427PassAltering the application of certain design and siting criteria established by the Coast Smart Council to apply only to certain State and local capital projects; extending the date the projects must comply with the criteria to July 1, 2020, and the da...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 442
MDSB370PassRequiring a county to address, in a recycling plan required to be submitted to the Secretary of the Environment, the collection and recycling of recyclable materials from buildings that are 150,000 square feet or greater of office space; requiring ea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 500
MDHB28PassExempting certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits; establishing that the use of certain equipment associated with a shellfish...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDSB140PassAltering the size of the safety zone to 50 yards for archery hunters in Washington County within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances; and requiring that an archery hunter in Washington County be in an elevated ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 265
MDHB673PassProhibiting a member of the Board of License Commissioners of Frederick County or a person acting on behalf of the member, a campaign finance entity of the member, or any other campaign finance entity operated in coordination with the member from sol...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 375
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
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
MDSB939PassExempting under certain circumstances certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits from the Department of the Environment or the B...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB741PassRequiring the Secretary of Planning to contract with a certain consultant to conduct a certain study on the adaptive reuse of certain historic properties; authorizing the Secretary to use up to $75,000 to pay for the costs of the study; requiring tha...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
MDHB1157PassEstablishing a Workgroup on Alcohol Outlet Density Zones in Prince George's County; authorizing the Workgroup to identify potential areas with a high concentration of off-sale retail licenses as alcohol outlet density zones, and propose as an alcohol...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 353
MDSB581PassExtending certain benefits under the More Jobs for Marylanders Program to businesses that locate or expand in opportunity zones in the State; establishing the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program in the Department and providing for the administration...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
MDHB225PassAdding an exemption from the Prince George's County school facilities surcharge for student housing designated by Bowie State University and the governing body of Prince George's County that is located within 1 mile of Bowie State University; authori...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 351
MDHB36PassRequiring a surface mining permittee, on the discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently re...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
MDSB58PassAuthorizing each ex officio member of the board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation to appoint a designee to serve in the member's place on the board; deleting obsolete references to district agreements within the Ma...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 130
MDSB57PassExtending for a certain number of years the length of time a county may retain certain revenue from the agricultural land transfer tax for use in certain agricultural land preservation programs; requiring the Department of Planning and the Maryland A...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 129
MDSB55PassRepealing a certain provision of law relating to the submission of certain plans to the Department of Planning; clarifying that the Department is the depository for all land use plans, amendments, and revisions adopted by certain entities in the Stat...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 144
MDSB54PassRequiring a certain surface mining permittee, on discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a certain permittee to permanently repla...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
MDHB242PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Cecil County to hunt any game bird or mammal, except migratory game birds, on a Sunday on certain land during the open season for that game bird or mammal; repealing an exception fo...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 171
MDHB662PassAuthorizing the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to sell, lease, or otherwise transfer a certain portion of the Glenn Dale Hospital property to a person who will adaptively reuse, at a minimum, the main hospital campus buildings...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 165
MDHB678PassRequiring the Prince George's County Planning Board to offer a comprehensive youth sports program and to create a youth sports division as part of the county recreation programs; and requiring the youth sports division to coordinate youth sports prog...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
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
MDHB534IntroRequiring the Interagency Commission on School Construction to adopt regulations that include certain land acquisition and architectural, engineering, consulting, and other planning costs as eligible public school construction or capital improvement ...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB1110EngrossAltering the size of the safety zone to 50 yards for archery hunters in Washington County within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances; and requiring that an archery hunter in Washington County be in an elevated ...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB110EngrossRequiring physical education to be provided in each public school in a planned and sequential manner to all students, prekindergarten through grade 12, for the purpose of developing the students' good health and physical fitness and to improve motor ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (45-0)
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
MDHB273EngrossAltering a prohibition, in Anne Arundel County, on a person standing in a certain highway to solicit money or donations; authorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County or of a municipal corporation in the county to enact a permit program to al...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB563EngrossRequiring a local governing body, on application by a property owner for a certain special exception to construct or operate a landfill, to require the preparation of an environmental justice analysis at the expense of the property owner; requiring a...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB921EngrossProhibiting an appointed member of the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Frederick County Ethics Commission, the Frederick County Planning Commission, or the Board of License Commissioners of Frederick County or a person acting on behalf ...
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2019-04-01
Hearing 4/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
MDHB1309IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, in an area ...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB94PassAltering a certain Consumer Price Index used for calculating the target per pupil foundation amount and the student transportation amount for education; and altering certain references to the Consumer Price Index for the Washington-Baltimore Metropol...
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2019-03-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 5
MDSB135IntroAuthorizing 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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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB79EngrossAuthorizing all counties, rather than only counties with fewer than a certain number of registered voters, to establish one early voting center in addition to the number of early voting centers that the county is required to establish if the State Bo...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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