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HB 123 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Health Insurance - Required Conformity With Federal Law
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 720
Altering the length of a policy term and the information provided in a specified notice for short-term medical insurance procured from a nonadmitted insurer; making specified provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management applicable to specified individual health insurance coverage; authorizing the dependents of specified victims to enroll in a specified health plan, at a specified time, under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1290 - Del. Stephen Lafferty (DEM-MD)
State Government - Management of Public Buildings - Indoor Air Quality
03/14/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to adopt regulations establishing a specified air quality standard and a schedule for specified testing on or before February 1, 2018; requiring the Department of General Services and the Department of Transportation to submit specified air quality reports pertaining to each public building maintained by the respective department; etc.
HB 1325 - Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (DEM-MD)
Oil and Natural Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - Prohibition
04/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 13
Prohibiting a person from engaging in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the State; repealing a provision of law that requires the Department of the Environment to adopt specified regulations; and repealing a provision of law that prohibits the Department from issuing a specified permit until October 1, 2017.
HB 133 - Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee
Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing - Notification of Elevated Blood Lead Level
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 378
Requiring the Department of the Environment or a local health department to notify the person at risk, or in the case of a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the person at risk, and the owner of the affected property on receipt of specified blood lead tests under specified circumstances.
HB 1350 - Del. April Rose (REP-MD)
Public Service Commission - Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Consistency With Comprehensive Plan
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 392
Requiring the Public Service Commission, rather than the Department of Planning, to provide a copy of application materials for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to each specified unit of local government in which the construction of a generating station is proposed to be located and to specified public officials; requiring the Commission to take final action on the application only after due consideration of the consistency of the application with the jurisdiction's comprehensive plan and zoning; etc.
HB 1358 - Rep. Nick Mosby (DEM-MD)
Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act
02/23/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Establishing that the Act applies only to an action brought by a unit of State or local government or by an owner of a residential building against a specified manufacturer of lead pigment for specified damages allegedly caused by the presence of lead-based paint in a residential building; providing that the Act does not apply to specified actions for specified damages arising from personal injury or death or to specified actions against a person other than a manufacturer; etc.
HB 1387 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Hydraulic Fracturing - Prohibition
04/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing for any purpose; and providing that a violation is a misdemeanor and is subject to, for a first conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $50,000, and for each subsequent conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $100,000.
HB 1461 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest Restitution Fund
04/03/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
Establishing the Natural Gas and Oil Interest Restitution Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; requiring that a specified owner of a natural gas or oil interest make a specified demonstration in order to receive compensation from the Fund; etc.
HB 1481 - Del. Herb McMillan (REP-MD)
Public Health - Immunizations of Adolescents - Recommendations
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Statewide Advisory Commission on Immunizations to develop and make available to each primary care provider a notice regarding the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to immunizations of adolescents and guidance for making a specified recommendation as required under a specified provision of the Act; etc.
HB 150 - Speaker
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2018)
04/18/2017 - Assigned a chapter number - Chapter 150
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
HB 151 - Speaker
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2017, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 22
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,089,383,121, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.
HB 1535 - Del. Sheila Hixson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Credit - HVAC Air Stratification Technology
03/01/2017 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Allowing a credit against the State income tax for the total installed costs of specified HVAC air stratification technology installed on or after January 1, 2017; providing that the credit may not exceed a specified amount; providing that the credit may not be carried forward to another taxable year; requiring a taxpayer claiming the credit to attach proof of the total installed costs to the taxpayer's return; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016; etc.
HB 1557 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization - High-Deductible Health Plans
04/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Exempting a high-deductible health plan from the prohibition on application of a deductible to coverage for male sterilization; and applying the Act to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2018.
HB 1592 - Del. Sally Jameson (DEM-MD)
Local Jurisdictions - Zoning Authority - Generating Stations
02/22/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt specified zoning regulations for the siting of generating stations; requiring a local jurisdiction that adopts zoning regulations in accordance with the Act to make a specified determination regarding the types of energy generating technologies that the zoning regulations will include; etc.
HB 537 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Environment - On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems and Funding for Wastewater Treatment Facilities and Sewerage Systems
02/13/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a person to install, replace, or have installed or replaced a specified on-site sewage disposal system that does not utilize specified nitrogen removal technology on specified property located outside the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area; requiring the Department of the Environment or the local approving authority to impose a fee of $200 for a residential on-site sewage disposal system and $100 per 1,000 square feet for a non-residential building on-site sewage disposal system; etc.
HB 736 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Workgroup to Recommend Possible Reforms to Maryland's Health Care System
02/22/2017 - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, under specified circumstances, to convene a workgroup to recommend possible reforms to the State's health care system; requiring that the workgroup include specified individuals; requiring the workgroup, under specified circumstances, to study and assess specified matters and make specified recommendations; etc.
HB 774 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Insurance - Short-Term Medical Insurance - Study
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223
Requiring the Maryland Insurance Administration to conduct a study to assess the need in the State for short-term medical insurance offered by nonadmitted insurers; establishing specified requirements for the study; requiring the Administration to solicit input from specified persons in conducting the study; requiring the Administration to submit a specified report to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 845 - Del. Warren Miller (REP-MD)
Education - Public School Indoor Air Quality
03/31/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Establishing the Public School Indoor Air Quality Inspection, Evaluation, and Notification Program in the State Department of Education; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Board of Public Works and the Department of General Services, to establish the Program to enhance indoor air quality in public schools; requiring the Department to establish best practices for managing indoor air quality in public schools and provide a specified manual to local superintendents of education on or before July 1, 2018; etc.
HB 909 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act
03/29/2017 - Rereferred to Finance
Establishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect the access of residents of the State to affordable health coverage; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to annually report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31; etc.
HB 910 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Application for State Innovation Waiver
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring, on or before September 1, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to apply for a specified waiver to allow specified individuals to enroll in qualified health plans offered through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.
HB 964 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance - Regulation
02/22/2017 - Hearing canceled
Specifying that a specified insurer that offers or sells a travel insurance policy is required to pay a premium tax on specified premiums paid by specified persons; requiring travel insurance to be classified and filed as inland marine insurance; providing that eligibility and underwriting standards for travel insurance may be developed and provided based on specified travel protection plans; providing that travel insurance included as part of a travel protection plan may be offered in a specified manner; etc.
HJ 9 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
The Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
05/25/2017 - Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 5
Expressing the sharp disagreement of the General Assembly of Maryland with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that ensure all Marylanders have access to affordable health insurance coverage, free from discriminatory rates and policies; and urging the Governor of Maryland to join in urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect specified provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act.
SB 1156 - Sen. Edward Reilly (REP-MD)
Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization - High-Deductible Health Plans
03/17/2017 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting a high-deductible health plan from the prohibition on application of a deductible to coverage for male sterilization; and applying the Act to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2018.
SB 158 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund and Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 390
Altering the basis for calculating a specified license fee credited to the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund; and extending the deadline from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2019, by which the owner of a specified eligible heating oil tank may apply for reimbursement of specified costs from the Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund.
SB 171 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2017, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
01/18/2017 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,013,267,000, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.
SB 380 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Insurance - Short-Term Medical Insurance - Study
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 224
Requiring the Maryland Insurance Administration to conduct a study to assess the need in the State for short-term medical insurance offered by nonadmitted insurers; establishing specified requirements for the study; requiring the Administration to solicit input from specified persons in conducting the study; requiring the Administration to submit a specified report to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2017; etc.
SB 542 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing that the Act applies only to an action brought by a unit of State or local government or by an owner of a residential building against a specified manufacturer of lead pigment for specified damages allegedly caused by the presence of lead-based paint in a residential building; providing that the Act does not apply to specified actions for specified damages arising from personal injury or death or to specified actions against a person other than a manufacturer; etc.
SB 571 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 17
Establishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect the access of residents of the State to affordable health coverage; providing for the composition of the Commission; authorizing the Commission to convene specified workgroups; requiring the Commission to report annually to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31; etc.
SB 702 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance - Regulation
02/23/2017 - Hearing canceled
Specifying that a specified insurer that offers or sells a travel insurance policy is required to pay a premium tax on specified premiums paid by specified persons; requiring travel insurance to be classified and filed as inland marine insurance; providing that eligibility and underwriting standards for travel insurance may be developed and provided based on specified travel protection plans; providing that travel insurance included as part of a travel protection plan may be offered in a specified manner; etc.
SB 740 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Oil and Natural Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - Prohibition
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a person from engaging in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the State; repealing a provision of law that requires the Department of the Environment to adopt specified regulations; and repealing a provision of law that prohibits the Department from issuing a specified permit until October 1, 2017.
SB 773 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Community Healthy Air Act
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before July 1, 2018, to conduct a specified assessment of the Department's compliance and the compliance of specified concentrated animal feeding operations with specified air quality laws and regulations; and requiring the Department to report to the General Assembly on or before October 1, 2018 on specified emissions and the Department's compliance and the compliance of specified feeding operations with specified State and federal regulations and the findings of the specified assessment; etc.
SB 851 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Public Service Commission - Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Consistency With Comprehensive Plan
03/02/2017 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Public Service Commission to provide a copy of specified application materials for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to each appropriate unit of local government in which the construction of a generating station or of a specified overhead transmission line is proposed to be located; requiring each unit of local government to review the application materials and make a specified determination as to whether the application is consistent with the jurisdiction's comprehensive plan; etc.
SB 862 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Moratorium and Referenda
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing a permit for the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of natural gas in the State until October 1, 2019, and only under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from engaging in hydraulic fracturing in a local jurisdiction unless the local jurisdiction has submitted to a referendum of the voters of the local jurisdiction a specified question and a majority of the voters have voted in a specified manner; etc.
SB 931 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Public Service Commission - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Consistency With Comprehensive Plan
04/05/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Public Service Commission, rather than the Department of Planning, to provide a copy of application materials for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to each appropriate unit of local government in which the construction of a generating station is proposed and to specified public officials; requiring the Commission to take final action on the application only after due consideration of the consistency of the application with the jurisdiction's comprehensive plan and of efforts to resolve specified issues; etc.
SB 980 - Sen. George Edwards (REP-MD)
Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest Restitution Fund
03/13/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Establishing the Natural Gas and Oil Interest Restitution Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; requiring that a specified owner of a natural gas or oil interest make a specified demonstration in order to receive compensation from the Fund; etc.
SJ 7 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
03/27/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 2:30 p.m.
Expressing the sharp disagreement of the General Assembly of Maryland with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that ensure all Marylanders have access to affordable health insurance coverage, free from discriminatory rates and policies; urging the Governor of Maryland to join in urging the U.S. congress to promptly protect specified provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act; etc.
 
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