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MDHB301PassRepealing the termination date on provisions of law related to policy and reporting requirements for race-based traffic stops; requiring the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, on or before September 1 each year, to post on its website, in a manner...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDSB417PassRepealing a termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to policy and reporting requirements for race-based traffic stops; requiring the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, by September 1 each year, to post on its website in a cert...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 626
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
MDHB22PassProhibiting certain departments that issue occupational licenses or certificates from denying an application for a license or certificate based solely on an applicant's criminal history if a period of 7 years or more has passed since the applicant's ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 568
MDHB191VetoProhibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's insurance, from increasing the premium for an insured who becomes a surviving spouse based solely on the insured's change in marital status.
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB705VetoProhibiting certain insurers, based solely on the status of an applicant or individual status as an organ donor, from taking certain actions relating to certain insurance policies; prohibiting certain insurers from prohibiting an applicant or individ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB839VetoProhibiting employers who employ 15 or more full-time employees from requiring an applicant for employment, before the first in-person interview, to disclose certain information regarding the criminal record of the applicant except under certain circ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB751VetoProhibiting certain appointing authorities from delegating the authority to make the final decision on the appointment or termination of certain employees; requiring the Appointments Office, by December 31, 2019, and each December 31 thereafter, to s...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB994VetoProhibiting employers who employ 15 or more full-time employees from requiring an applicant for employment, before the first in-person interview, to disclose certain information regarding the criminal record of the applicant except under certain circ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB661PassEstablishing community schools in the State for the purpose of providing an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and familial and community engagement; requiring a community school to have a comm...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 529
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
MDSB798PassRequiring each institution of higher education to develop and adopt a policy on student concerns about athletic programs and activities that meets certain requirements on or before October 1, 2019; requiring each institution of higher education to po...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 507
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
MDHB876PassRequiring each institution of higher education to develop and adopt a policy on student concerns about athletic programs and activities that meets certain requirements on or before October 1, 2019; requiring each institution of higher education to po...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 506
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
MDHB1284PassProhibiting certain insurers, based solely on the status of an applicant or individual status as an organ donor, from taking certain action relating to certain insurance policies; prohibiting certain insurers from prohibiting an applicant or individu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 402
MDHB145PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDSB247PassProhibiting a rental vehicle company from, solely on the basis of age, refusing to rent a vehicle to an individual or charging an individual a higher rental fee than normally charged if the vehicle owned by the individual is not in use because of a w...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 258
MDSB301PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDSB607PassProhibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's insurance, from increasing the premium for an insured who becomes a surviving spouse based solely on the insured's change in marital status.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 331
MDHB679PassProhibiting certain individuals granted special access to the State legislative complex from unlawfully harassing or discriminating against certain individuals; requiring the Department of General Services, if requested, to revoke access granted to a...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 222
MDHB168PassAltering certain requirements for the reporting, collection, and analysis of information relating to hate crimes to require the Department of State Police to collect and analyze information about incidents apparently directed against an individual or...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 32
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
MDHB307PassEstablishing a Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission; authorizing the staff member provided by the Office of the Attorney General to issue certain subpoenas; requiring the Commission to hold certain public meetings in each county wher...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 41
MDHB324PassProhibiting the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission from entering into a contract unless the contract contains a certain nondiscrimination provision; requiring the Commission to provide a contractor a reasonable opportunity to cure a certain defe...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 161
MDHB766IntroEstablishing collective bargaining rights for community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing that a maximum number of six bargaining units may be designated at each commu...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB892IntroRequiring a covered entity, business associate, or subcontractor to obtain authorization from an individual before engaging in the commercial sale of certain health information; requiring a covered entity, business associate, or subcontractor to info...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1087IntroProviding that the General Assembly finds that all State residents have a right to health care; providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB280PassSpecifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods and for certain employers except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the minimum wage rate if the s...
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2019-03-28
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 11
MDSB112PassRepealing certain reporting requirements that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative; consolidating certain reporting requirements for efficiency; codifying certain reporting requirements for transparency; modifying certain reporting requirements ...
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2019-03-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 6
MDHB329EngrossRequiring the Maryland Insurance Administration to study the role of occupation and educational level in policies of private passenger motor vehicle insurance; requiring the Administration to review certain matters as part of the study; and requiring...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB233IntroProhibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from refusing to underwrite, canceling, refusing to renew, rating a risk, or increasing a renewal premium based, in whole or in part, on the occupation of, or on the e...
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2019-03-25
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB1262EngrossExtending the time periods within which a person claiming to be aggrieved by a certain discriminatory act or housing practice is required to file a complaint with the Commission on Civil Rights; and altering the date that begins the time period withi...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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
MDHB794IntroProhibiting, except under certain circumstances, a certain employer from taking certain discriminatory actions against or otherwise penalizing a qualifying patient or caregiver based on the individual's status as a qualifying patient or caregiver or,...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; 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
MDSB1046IntroRequiring the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits within the Department of Budget and Management to study the number and salaries of certain employees employed by certain State agencies in a position of grade 19 or above who are African America...
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2019-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB24IntroRequiring a prospective bidder or offeror when submitting a bid or offer for a public work contract to submit to the public body a certain contractor safety and health plan and a certain attestation; requiring a contractor safety and health plan to i...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB972IntroAuthorizing a court, on a certain finding in an action on behalf of an employee for a violation of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, to award the Attorney General reasonable counsel fees and other costs; authorizing a court, on a certain ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB4EngrossProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1413IntroEstablishing 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 high-performing systems around the world; establishing a Concentration ...
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2019-03-12
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means) and Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
MDSB556IntroRequiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the inte...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB949IntroAltering the scope of certain provisions on the use of territory as a factor in establishing certain automobile insurance rates; and prohibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from refusing to underwrite, cance...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1239IntroProhibiting an employer, except under certain circumstances, from discriminating against an individual because of the individual's receipt of a certain written certification for the use of medical cannabis or the individual's positive drug test under...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB295EngrossProhibiting a nonpublic elementary or secondary school that receives State funds from refusing enrollment of, expelling, withholding privileges from, or discriminating against any student or prospective student because of an individual's race, color,...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB647IntroProhibiting an insurer from discriminating against certain breeds or mixed breeds of dogs in an offer of a homeowner's insurance or renter's insurance policy.
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2019-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB57IntroRequiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the inte...
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2019-03-05
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDSB473IntroProviding that a person who is aggrieved by an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws, or the Attorney General on behalf of the person, may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an in...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB717IntroAuthorizing an independent institution of higher education to establish a campus police force based on a certain memorandum of understanding entered into by the institution and the local jurisdiction in which the institution is located; authorizing a...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
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