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MDSB192VetoRepealing certain provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a certain share of the net estate of the decedent; providing that the purpose of the Act is to ensure that the surviving spouse is reasonably provided for d...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB898VetoAuthorizing a trustee to provide notice to a person under the Maryland Trust Act by first-class mail, personal delivery, or delivery to the person's delivery address; requiring a trustee to receive authorization in writing from a person entitled to r...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB860VetoProviding certain survivor benefits to surviving children of certain members of the State Retirement and Pension System; providing for the payment of a certain allowance to surviving children of a member when there is no surviving spouse; providing f...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB1305VetoRequiring, rather than authorizing, a register of wills to waive certain fees for the administration of an estate if certain real property subject to administration in this State is to be transferred to a certain individual or is encumbered by a lien...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB99PassRepealing certain provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a certain share of the net estate of the decedent, instead of that designated under the will, to ensure the surviving spouse is reasonably provided for duri...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 435
MDSB382PassAuthorizing a trustee to divide a trust into two or more separate trusts or consolidate two or more trusts into a single trust if a beneficiary does not object in writing within 30 days after the trustee provided notice; and requiring a trustee to di...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 499
MDHB519PassProviding that a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction during the marriage of the child's mother with the consent of the mother's spouse is the legitimate child of both spouses for all purposes; providing that a child conceived by means o...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 438
MDSB697PassProviding that a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction during the marriage of the child's mother with the consent of the mother's spouse is the legitimate child of both spouses for all purposes; providing that a child conceived by means o...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 437
MDHB932PassAuthorizing a trustee to divide a trust into two or more separate trusts or consolidate two or more trusts into a single trust if a beneficiary does not object in writing within 30 days after the trustee provided notice; and requiring a trustee to di...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 498
MDSB212PassProhibiting, for purposes of an attested will, a person from qualifying as a witness in the presence of the testator if the witness is in a different physical location than the testator; clarifying the conditions under which a will executed outside t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 323
MDSB261PassRequiring, rather than authorizing, a register of wills to waive certain fees for the administration of an estate if certain real property subject to administration in this State is to be transferred to a certain individual or is encumbered by a lien...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 224
MDSB317PassAltering the share of the intestate estate of a decedent inherited by a surviving spouse under certain circumstances; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 262
MDSB381PassAuthorizing a trustee to provide notice to a person under the Maryland Trust Act by first-class mail, personal delivery, or delivery to the person's delivery address; requiring a trustee to receive authorization in writing from a person entitled to r...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 291
MDHB1140PassProhibiting, for purposes of an attested will, a person from qualifying as a witness in the presence of the testator if the witness is in a different physical location than the testator; clarifying the conditions under which a will executed outside t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 322
MDSB732PassRequiring a court to issue a certain order on request of a local department of social services that has been granted certain guardianship over a child in need of assistance to have control over the property of the child for the purpose of establishin...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 304
MDSB398PassRevising, restating, and recodifying the laws of this State relating to estates and trusts; clarifying language; making certain technical and stylistic changes; providing for the construction of the Act; and authorizing the publisher of the Annotated...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 197
MDHB1147EngrossExtending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for the emancipation of a minor; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old may marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 years from marrying; ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB250IntroAltering, in the case of a certain priority of a condominium's liens in a foreclosure of a mortgage or deed of trust on a condominium unit, the maximum number of months from 4 to 6 of certain unpaid regular assessments of which the condominium's lien...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
MDHB825EngrossEstablishing that a provision in the declaration of a condominium or in a governing document of a homeowners association that requires any action on the part of a holder of a mortgage or deed of trust on a unit or a lot in order to make certain amend...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB914IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Maryland Orphans' Courts; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to examine the composition and purpose of the Orphans' Courts in Maryland and make recom...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB77IntroAltering the jurisdiction of the orphans' courts and circuit courts over certain guardians of the person and guardians of the property; altering the circumstances under which a guardian of the property of a person with a physical or mental disability...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1061IntroEstablishing a presumption that provisions of a testamentary instrument transferring property to certain individuals are the product of fraud and undue influence under certain circumstances; establishing that a presumption of fraud and undue influenc...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB788IntroAuthorizing a personal representative of a decedent's estate, following the discovery of certain sums not exceeding $100 and payable by a certain instrument after an estate is closed and the appointment of the personal representative is terminated, t...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB790IntroDeclaring that it is the policy of the State that any donor may make an anatomical gift during the life of the donor for transplantation, therapy, research, or education, regardless of age, ethnicity, or medical history.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB658IntroRequiring the Maryland Legal Services Corporation, in consultation with Civil Justice, Inc., to establish the End-of-Life Legal Services Pilot Program to provide low- and moderate-income seniors with the preparation of legal documents, legal assistan...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB812IntroExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB492IntroEstablishing the Career and Technology Education Grant Program; authorizing, rather than requiring, the Governor to appropriate at least $3,000,000 in the annual budget for Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships; requiring the Department of Labo...
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2019-02-28
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
MDHB436IntroAltering the circumstances under which a guardian of the property of a person with a physical or mental disability, a guardian of the property of a person with certain other conditions, and a guardian of the property of a minor shall be appointed; es...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB451IntroExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1360IntroLimiting a statutory exception to the common-law rule against perpetuities that provides that the rule does not apply to an option of a tenant to purchase all or part of the premises leased by the tenant to an option that is exercisable only during t...
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2019-02-18
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB58IntroRepealing 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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2019-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB999IntroRequiring the State House Trust to ensure that the grounds and structures of Lawyer's Mall, including the statue of Thurgood Marshall, are maintained in the same material condition in which they existed on July 1, 2018; providing that the grounds and...
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2019-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB434IntroRequiring that a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances shall be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including grounds, roads, and path maintenance, and the repair and renewal of buildings; permit...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB489IntroRequiring a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances to be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including grounds, roads, and path maintenance and the repair and renewal of buildings; permitting a ce...
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2019-02-01
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB374IntroAltering, in the case of a certain priority of a condominium's liens in a foreclosure of a mortgage or deed of trust on a condominium unit, the maximum number of months from 4 to 6 of certain unpaid regular assessments of which the condominium's lien...
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2019-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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