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HB 100 - Del. Sheila Hixson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154
Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under specified circumstances for specified retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a law enforcement officer or the individual's service as fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; defining ""emergency services personnel"" as emergency medical technicians or paramedics; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 1009 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Modifying specified standards for the involuntary admission of specified individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to specified facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital to include an individual who has a mental disorder or is not a minor, has experienced a drug overdose, and has health insurance coverage as a dependent on the parent's health insurance plan; modifying specified standards for petitions for the emergency evaluation of specified individuals who have experienced a drug overdose; etc.
HB 1014 - Del. Meagan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Credit for Qualified Family Caregivers of Qualified Armed Services Members
02/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
Allowing specified qualified family caregivers who provide care and support to specified qualified armed services members a credit against the State income tax; providing for the calculation of the credit; requiring a qualified family caregiver to submit specified documentation to qualify for the credit; making the credit refundable; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016; etc.
HB 1064 - Del. Susan Krebs (REP-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Guaranteed Retirement Income Plan and Retirement Savings Plan
04/10/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Altering specified local employer contributions for members of the Teachers' Pension System; establishing a guaranteed retirement income plan and a retirement savings plan under the State Retirement and Pension System; providing that specified employees are participating employees of the guaranteed retirement income plan under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1094 - Del. Sheila Hixson (DEM-MD)
Education - Libraries - Reorganization of Governance Structure
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 338
Establishing the Maryland State Library Agency and the Maryland State Library Board; transferring the duties of the Library Development and Services Division in the State Department of Education to the State Library Agency; transferring the duties of the State Board of Education pertaining to libraries to the State Library Board; providing that the appointment of the State Librarian is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate; requiring geographic diversity in the Governor's appointments to the State Library Board; etc.
HB 1157 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot Program and Conditions
02/09/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Pretrial Release Services Program in the Division of Parole and Probation to establish a pretrial resource center; establishing a Pretrial Release Pilot Program in two counties and Baltimore City that utilizes a pretrial safety assessment tool in pretrial release considerations; authorizing a cash bond posted by a defendant or on behalf of a defendant by an individual other than a surety to be used for specified financial obligations; requiring the Division to report to the Governor and General Assembly; etc.
HB 1185 - Del. Curtis Anderson (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
02/09/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing specified civil and criminal prohibitions against the use and possession of marijuana; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified persons for using, obtaining, purchasing, transporting, or possessing cannabis under specified circumstances; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified retailers, cannabis product manufacturers, cannabis cultivation facilities, craft cannabis cultivators, and safety compliance facilities under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1186 - Del. Mary Washington (DEM-MD)
Excise Tax and Sales Tax - Cannabis
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Establishing a tax on specified sales of cannabis; providing for the distribution of cannabis tax revenues; establishing specified tax rates on the sale of cannabis; excluding specified sales of cannabis from the tax; requiring cannabis tax revenue to be appropriated in a specified manner; requiring the State Comptroller to administer the cannabis excise tax and adopt specified regulations; establishing the Cannabis Tax Distribution Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide supplemental funding for specified programs and purposes, etc.
HB 1194 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Landlord and Tenant - Military Personnel - Limitation on Liability for Rent
03/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Altering the circumstances under which the liability for rent under a lease of a person on active duty with the United States military is limited; limiting the liability for rent of the spouse of a person on active duty with the United States military under specified circumstances.
HB 12 - Del. Seth Howard (REP-MD)
Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Eligibility, Award Amounts, and Use of Funds
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 543
Authorizing specified senatorial and delegate scholarships to be used at specified out-of-state institutions of higher education if a specified scholarship applicant is a specified individual on active duty who is domiciled in the State; requiring a specified individual on active duty to be domiciled in the State in order to retain a specified senatorial scholarship; altering the amount that may be awarded under the senatorial scholarship program beginning July 1, 2019; and clarifying the award under the delegate scholarship program.
HB 1214 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Dental Therapists - Licensure
03/09/2017 - Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m.
Requiring the State Board of Dental Examiners to adopt regulations for the licensure of dental therapists and the practice of dental therapy; requiring the Board to adopt regulations establishing criteria for taking specified action relating to a collaboration agreement; requiring the Board to adopt a code of ethics for the practice of dental therapy; requiring the Board to set specified fees and to pay all fees collected to the Comptroller; etc.
HB 1215 - Del. Curtis Anderson (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a specified authorization for a court to release a specified defendant on personal recognizance to require that a defendant charged only with one or more misdemeanors be released on personal recognizance; altering the circumstances under which a defendant may not be released on personal recognizance; providing that the amount of a specified bail may not be higher than necessary to achieve specified purposes under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may not set bail for specified reasons; etc.
HB 1218 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Financial Conditions
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Prohibiting a court in a county with a pretrial supervision program from including as a condition of pretrial release a specified financial condition; requiring each county in the State to establish a pretrial supervision program that provides pretrial supervision services, including agent supervision, location tracking services, and reminder notifications for court appearances; etc.
HB 1230 - Rep. Nick Mosby (DEM-MD)
Gaming - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations
02/10/2017 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing fraternal organizations as eligible recipients of a license issued by the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency that allows the operation in specified counties of not more than five instant ticket lottery machines under specified conditions.
HB 1234 - Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (DEM-MD)
Property Tax - Credit for Retired Military Service Members - Eligibility
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
Expanding eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for retired military service members to include members of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the military reserves, and the National Guard; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2017.
HB 1244 - Del. Benjamin Brooks (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income - Individuals Under the Age of 65 Years
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing from $5,000 to $10,000 a subtraction modification under the State income tax for specified military retirement income for individuals who are under the age of 65 years on the last day of the taxable year; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 1265 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 218
Continuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (Sunset Law) by extending the related termination provisions to July 1, 2023; altering the circumstances under which the State Board of Physicians may renew or reinstate a license to practice medicine; requiring a disciplinary panel, before any action is taken, to give an individual an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer; etc.
HB 1275 - Del. David Vogt (REP-MD)
State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Services Specialists
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 706
Requiring units of State government to designate an employee of the unit as a veterans' services specialist to coordinate services with the director of the veterans Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs and attend specified training to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with specified information, and to post specified information on the unit's Web site; requiring the Department to coordinate specified meetings and submit a specified report; etc.
HB 134 - Chair, Appropriations Committee
Homelessness and Supportive Services - Transfer to Department of Housing and Community Development
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 105
Transferring specified responsibilities relating to the Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Homeless Women - Crisis Shelter Home Program from the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Housing and Community Development; providing for the transfer of the functions, powers, and duties of the Bureau of Homeless Services; requiring the Council to appoint a specified transition team; etc.
HB 1389 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income - Individuals at Least 65 Years Old
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a subtraction modification under the State income tax for specified military retirement income for individuals who are at least 65 years old from $10,000 to $15,000; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 1390 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a requirement for the construction of a specified provision of law relating to pretrial release of a specified defendant on personal recognizance and unsecured bond; requiring a judicial officer to impose a specified condition or combination of conditions of release under specified circumstances; authorizing a judicial officer to impose one or more specified nonfinancial conditions of release under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may impose financial conditions only under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1401 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plate - United States Armed Forces
02/13/2017 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to develop and make available for specified vehicles a special registration plate honoring the armed forces of the United States; requiring that specified fees be used only to recover the Administration's costs and to benefit the Maryland Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans; requiring a registration plate issued under the Act to contain a specified graphic design and specified words; requiring the Administration to adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of the Act; etc.
HB 1412 - Del. Herb McMillan (REP-MD)
Education - Public School Holidays - Veterans' Day and Easter Monday
02/14/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the requirement that the Monday after Easter be a public school holiday; requiring Veterans' Day to be a public school holiday; authorizing a county board of education to designate the Monday after Easter as a public school holiday; and providing for a delayed effective date.
HB 1422 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
03/21/2017 - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing an income tax checkoff for voluntary contributions to the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund; requiring the Comptroller to include a checkoff on the individual income tax return; requiring the Comptroller to collect and account for contributions made through the checkoff and to credit the proceeds to the Fund after deducting the amount necessary to administer the checkoff; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016; etc.
HB 1443 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act
04/10/2017 - Motion vote previous question (Delegate B. Barnes) Adopted (84-51)
...Prade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct wide-ranging specified outreach to small, minority, and women business owners and entrepreneurs that may have an interest in applying for specified medical cannabis-related licenses; requiring the Commission to partner with specified entities to identify employment opportunities within the medical cannabis industry; establishing the Natalie M. LaPrade Compassionate Use Fund to provide access to medical cannabis for specified individuals; etc.
HB 1444 - Del. Mark Fisher (REP-MD)
Retire in Maryland Act of 2017
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from specified retirement plans and unearned income sources within a subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for specified individuals who are at least 65 years old or who are disabled or whose spouse is disabled; repealing the limitation on the maximum amount allowed as a subtraction modification under the State income tax for specified retirement income; applying the Act to taxable years after December 31, 2016; etc.
HB 1458 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing the Music Therapist Advisory Committee within the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; requiring the Board to adopt regulations and a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; requiring the Board to set specified fees for services provided by the Board to music therapists; requiring the Board to pay the fees to the Comptroller; requiring the Comptroller to distribute the fees to the Board; requiring the fees to be used to cover specified costs; etc.
HB 1466 - Del. Pat Young (DEM-MD)
State Personnel - Disabled Veterans - Noncompetitive Appointment
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
Authorizing an appointing authority to select specified disabled veterans for specified positions in the State Personnel Management System using a specified selection process; requiring an appointing authority for a specified position in a unit in the Executive Branch of State government with an independent personnel system to develop a specified selection process for disabled veterans; requiring a specified appointing authority to interview specified disabled veterans under specified circumstances; 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 1501 - Del. David Vogt (REP-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Grower and Processor Licenses and Local Impact Grants
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to distribute $250,000 in local impact grants each year to specified counties and municipalities for a specified purpose; requiring a local development council to be established in a specified geographic area and to consist of specified members appointed in a specified manner; requiring specified counties and municipalities to develop a specified plan, in consultation with a specified local development council, before any expenditure of local impact grant funds; 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 1512 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Clean Energy Workforce Account - Establishment
03/14/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Establishing the Clean Energy Workforce Account in the Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now Program; specifying that the purpose of the Account is to provide grants on a competitive basis to provide pre-apprenticeship job training for careers in clean energy; specifying the priority for grants awarded from the Account; requiring that a pre-apprenticeship job training program include specified training and curriculum, a specified documented strategy, and specified performance and evaluation methods; etc.
HB 152 - Speaker
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 23
Authorizing or altering the distribution of specified revenue; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; authorizing the use of specified funds for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Budget and Management to review specified interagency agreements; requiring the Department of Commerce to report specified information relating to the compliance of specified companies with a specified letter of intent; requiring a specified financial forecast to maximize the use of specified funds; etc.
HB 1537 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From Gaming Payouts - Expansion
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 449
Requiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to adopt regulations that require each video lottery operator to adopt specified procedures to offer specified players the opportunity to donate coins when receiving cash on payout to the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund under specified circumstances.
HB 1538 - Del. Tawanna Gaines (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Hyattsville Veteran's Memorial
04/10/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $30,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Hyattsville Veteran's Memorial, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
HB 1573 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Limited Auction and Foreclosure for Abandoned Property PG 411-17
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 819
Requiring the tax collector in Prince George's County to conduct a specified limited auction prior to conducting a public auction for property subject to tax liens; specifying the individuals who may participate in a limited auction; requiring the tax collector to include the date, time, and location of a limited auction in specified notices; requiring that specified property be sold at a specified limited or public auction if a certificate of sale is void under a specified provision of the Act; etc.
HB 1577 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - School Facilities Surcharge Exemption - Veteran Housing PG 410-17
02/27/2017 - Rereferred to Environment and Transportation
Establishing an exemption from the school facilities surcharge in Prince George's County for a single-family detached dwelling that is designated as temporary housing for a veteran or a veteran's family.
HB 1586 - Del. Mary Lisanti (DEM-MD)
Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
02/20/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, to conduct a study on employment in the State's defense industry; specifying the minimum requirements of the study; requiring the Department of Commerce to consult with specified entities; requiring the Department of Commerce to report, on or before December 31, 2017, to the General Assembly on the findings of the study; etc.
HB 1629 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Natural Resources - Hunting Licenses - Fox Hunting and Chasing
03/01/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Altering the definition of ""hunt"" as it applies to the laws governing hunting and wildlife in the State to include the act of chasing or in any manner pursuing fox, whether armed or unarmed; repealing a provision of law excluding the sport of fox chasing from the definition of ""hunt""; and repealing the exemption for an unarmed person participating in an organized fox hunt from the requirement under specified circumstances to obtain a hunting license.
HB 1649 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - District Heights Veterans Park
04/10/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $170,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Mayor and City Commissioners of the City of District Heights for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the District Heights Veterans Park, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
HB 1658 - Del. Pat Young (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training
04/10/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $300,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Incorporated for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Intensive Outpatient Treatment Building, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
HB 17 - Del. Kathryn Afzali (REP-MD)
Elementary and Secondary Education - Required Number of School Days - Repeal
02/02/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
Repealing the requirement that specified public schools be open for at least 180 days during a specified period of time; providing that specified funding for schools may not be reduced if there are less than 1,080 school hours rather than less than 180 school days in any year under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 170 - Del. Carol Krimm (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel
02/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under specified circumstances for specified retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a law enforcement officer or the individual's service as fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel for specified taxable years.
HB 172 - Del. Stephen Lafferty (DEM-MD)
Home Act of 2017
03/21/2017 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Stating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which they are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the housing policy of the state to include fair housing regardless of source of income; requiring the owner of an apartment complex to rent or make available 15% of the units to persons receiving housing assistance vouchers; prohibiting specified discrimination based on source of income; etc.
HB 175 - Del. Michael Jackson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel
02/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under specified circumstances for specified retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a law enforcement officer or the individual's service as fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 190 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Mammography Centers - Dense Breast Tissue - Notification of Breast Cancer Screening Options
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 220
Altering the notice that specified mammography centers are required to include in a specified screening results letter; and requiring the notice to state that together, a patient and the patient's physician can decide whether additional screening options might be right for the patient.
HB 194 - St. Mary's County Delegation
St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of Amusement Devices - Repeal
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 48
Repealing provisions of law that relate to the licensing and operation of specified amusement devices in St. Mary's County.
HB 274 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Veterans - Availability and Accessibility of Health Care Services and Transportation - Study
03/24/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, to conduct a study on the availability and accessibility of health care services to meet the health care needs of veterans in the State and the availability and accessibility of transportation to the health care services; requiring the study to include specified items, identify specified gaps, and identify specified options; etc.
HB 275 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Recommended Courses in Military Culture
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to specified health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military culture.
HB 279 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Guardianship and Child in Need of Assistance Proceedings - Jurisdiction and Authority of Juvenile Court
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Authorizing the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a specified disposition hearing; requiring the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a permanency planning hearing or guardianship hearing; providing that, if the juvenile court enters an order directing the provision of specified services to a specified child, the juvenile court retains jurisdiction for a specified period of time and for specified purposes; etc.
HB 303 - Del. Frank Turner (DEM-MD)
Departmental Secretaries - Campaign and Working Hour Activities
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government from soliciting, accepting, transmitting, or depositing in a campaign account contributions or donations for the benefit of a candidate or political party; prohibiting a secretary from being a candidate for a public elective office while serving as secretary; authorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty on specified entities as a result of a violation of this Act; etc.
HB 344 - Del. Brooke Lierman (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Disability Retirement and Workers' Compensation Benefits - Offsets
03/14/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Exempting ordinary disability retirement benefits from the requirement to be offset by related workers' compensation benefits; repealing the requirement for the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to reduce accidental or special disability retirement benefits by related workers' compensation benefits; and requiring the Workers' Compensation Commission to reduce workers' compensation benefits by related accidental or special disability retirement benefits under specified circumstances.
HB 349 - Del. Christian Miele (REP-MD)
Income Tax Credit - Wages Paid to Qualified Veteran Employees (Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017)
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
Allowing a credit against the State income tax for specified wages paid by small businesses to qualified veteran employees; prohibiting a small business from claiming the credit for a qualified veteran employee who is hired to replace a laid-off or striking employee; requiring the Department of Commerce, on application of a small business, to issue a tax credit certificate under specified circumstances; providing that the total amount of credit certificates issued may not exceed $500,000; etc.
HB 368 - Del. Ric Metzgar (REP-MD)
Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Stamps - Seniors, Veterans, and Military Personnel (Howard's Law)
03/13/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Repealing the annual fees for a resident consolidated senior sport fishing license and a resident senior hunting license; establishing that, under specified circumstances, a nonresident member of the armed forces of the United States is not required to obtain specified hunting or fishing licenses or stamps before hunting or fishing in the State; authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue specified lifetime complimentary fishing licenses and hunting licenses to specified veterans; etc.
HB 375 - Speaker
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing out, over specified taxable years, the limitation on the amount of specified military retirement income that may be subtracted from federal adjusted gross income for Maryland income tax purposes.
HB 4 - Del. Meagan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, and Disabled Veterans
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue lifetime complimentary fishing licenses to an out-of-state person who certifies that the person is a former prisoner of war or a 100% service connected disabled American veteran if the person's state of residence extends similar privileges to specified individuals; requiring the Department to submit a specified report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; etc.
HB 400 - Del. Pamela Beidle (DEM-MD)
Education - Public School Holidays - Presidents' Day and Easter Monday
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the requirement that Presidents' Day and the Monday after Easter be public school holidays; and authorizing a county board of education to designate Presidents' Day and the Monday after Easter as public school holidays.
HB 402 - Speaker
Repeal of the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016 (Road Kill Bill Repeal)
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
Repealing specified State transportation goals; repealing a requirement that the Department of Transportation score the extent to which specified transportation projects satisfy the goals; repealing a requirement that the Department develop a specified scoring system and promulgate specified regulations; repealing a requirement that the Department, in accordance with the specified scoring system, rank major transportation projects for inclusion in the draft and final Consolidated Transportation Program; etc.
HB 416 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children in State Custody
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Requiring the Department of Human Resources to take specified actions in the best interests of the child when serving as a representative payee or fiduciary for specified federal benefits for a child in the Department's custody; requiring the Department to provide immediate notification to the child, through the child's attorney, of specified actions taken with respect to specified benefits for the child; etc.
HB 482 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 515
Altering the membership of the State Board of Nursing; requiring that specified petitions for membership on the Board have at least a specified number of signatures of support from nurses with a specified license; altering the requirements for the election of Board officers; requiring the Board to hold a special election within a specified time period to fill a specified vacancy of a Board officer under specified circumstances; altering the requirements for a quorum of the Board; authorizing the Board to employ a deputy director; etc.
HB 544 - Del. Haven Shoemaker (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Removing the limitation on the amount of military retirement income that may be subtracted from federal adjusted gross income for State income tax purposes; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 550 - Del. Susan Aumann (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Removing the limitation on the amount of military retirement income that may be subtracted from federal adjusted gross income for State income tax purposes for individuals who have served at least 20 years of military service; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 587 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
State Finance and Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises - Definitions and Penalties
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 708
Defining ""veteran"" and altering the definition of ""veteran-owned small business enterprise"" for the purpose of specified provisions of law relating to the structure of a unit's procurement procedures; and authorizing specified penalties to be applied to a person that willfully misrepresents a business as a veteran-owned small business enterprise.
HB 605 - Washington County Delegation
PenMar Development Corporation - Dissolution - Authority of Washington County Over Fort Ritchie
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 141
Repealing specified provisions of law relating to the PenMar Development Corporation, its board of directors, and its powers to develop, manage, and control Fort Ritchie; transferring specified remaining real and personal property interests, along with specified contracts, leases, and liabilities from the Corporation to the Board of County Commissioners for Washington County; requiring any party that has an issue with the transfer from the Corporation to the Board to refer to the specified memorandum of understanding; etc.
HB 627 - Del. Carolyn Howard (DEM-MD)
Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Demand Response Trips
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
Adding vehicles used to provide demand response services to those vehicles that qualify for a specified motor fuel tax refund.
HB 630 - Del. Robin Grammer (REP-MD)
Education - On-the-Job Pilot Program
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the On-the-Job pilot program for high school students; exempting a student enrolled in the pilot program from a provision of law concerning compulsory school attendance; specifying the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the State Department of Education and the Baltimore County Board of Education to implement and administer the pilot program in legislative district 6; requiring a student enrolled in the pilot program to complete specified training and employment; etc.
HB 636 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Child Custody and Visitation - Deployed Parents
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Prohibiting a court in any child custody or visitation proceeding from considering, in and of itself, a parent's past deployment or possible future deployment in determining the best interest of a child except under specified circumstances; authorizing a party or witness who is subject to deployment to provide testimony and present evidence by electronic means or by telephone under specified circumstances; authorizing the court to grant caretaking or decision-making authority to a nonparent under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 643 - Del. Ric Metzgar (REP-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and Veterans - Eligibility
02/03/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""eligible individual"" by requiring that an elderly individual must live in the same county, rather than the same dwelling, for at least the preceding 40 years to be eligible for a specified statewide optional property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2017.
HB 645 - Frederick County Delegation
Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of Operation
03/24/2017 - Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Specifying that, in Frederick County, a gaming permit authorizes a gaming event to be conducted on a Sunday during the hours of sale for alcoholic beverages that are sold at the establishment where the gaming event is conducted.
HB 647 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Sexual Offenses - Classification
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 162
Reclassifying criminal conduct currently classified as sexual offense in the first degree and sexual offense in the second degree as rape in the first degree and rape in the second degree, respectively; and repealing the crimes of sexual offense in the first degree, sexual offense in the second degree, attempted sexual offense in the first degree, and attempted sexual offense in the second degree.
HB 656 - Del. Kumar Barve (DEM-MD)
Environment - Stormwater Remediation Fees and Stormwater Charges - Property Subject to Fees and Charges
03/20/2017 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation
Providing a specified exception to an exemption from specified taxes, user charges, and utility fees relating to stormwater for property owned by a county; exempting a public college or university or a local school system from being charged a stormwater remediation fee by a county or municipality, subject to a specified exception; repealing specified provisions of law authorizing a county or municipality to impose stormwater remediation fees and stormwater charges on property owned by the State or a unit of State government; etc.
HB 68 - Del. Ned Carey (DEM-MD)
Hunting and Fishing - Discounted Licenses - Purple Heart Recipients
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to implement specified programs to provide discounted licenses, stamps, and permits to Maryland residents who are recipients of the Purple Heart Award; requiring the Department to submit a report on the number of specified licenses, stamps, and permits issued to Purple Heart recipients to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; etc.
HB 70 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
State Board of Nursing - Disciplinary Process and Authority - Revisions
02/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Authorizing a disciplinary committee of the State Board of Nursing to grant and deny licenses and certificates and take specified disciplinary action against licensees and certificate holders; authorizing the Board to establish one or more disciplinary committees to conduct specified hearings and issue final decisions or orders under specified provisions of law; authorizing the Board to delegate authority to conduct a hearing and issue a final decision or order to a disciplinary committee; etc.
HB 722 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Estates and Trusts - Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
03/14/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Repealing specified provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a specified share of the net estate of the decedent instead of the property left to the surviving spouse under the will; providing that a surviving spouse may take a specified elective share amount of a specified augmented estate; establishing the priority to be used in determining the sources from which a specified elective share amount is payable; etc.
HB 738 - Del. Brett Wilson (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Sex Offenses - Out-of-State Convictions
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 650
Providing that a specified conviction from another state or a federal, military, or Native American tribal court may serve as a predicate crime for a specified enhanced penalty for repeat sex offenders.
HB 741 - Del. Frank Turner (DEM-MD)
Election Law - Automatic Voter Registration
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Redesignating electronic voter registration agencies as automatic voter registration agencies; requiring automatic voter registration agencies to inform an applicant completing an applicable transaction that the applicant shall be registered to vote or shall have a voter registration record updated unless the applicant declines to register to vote or update a voter registration record or is determined not to be eligible to register to vote; etc.
HB 796 - Del. Michael Malone (REP-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
03/15/2017 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting from the sales and use tax a sale by a chartered organization of the Boy Scouts of America or a scout unit chartered by a local council of the Boy Scouts of America in the State, or by a troop of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
HB 799 - Del. Vanessa Atterbeary (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
04/10/2017 - Delegates Sydnor, Gibson, and Kittleman
Repealing provisions authorizing individuals under the age of majority to marry under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 807 - Del. Karen Young (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Requirements for the Practice of Optometry - Miscellaneous Revisions
03/14/2017 - Referred to interim study by Health and Government Operations
Requiring that, in addition to being licensed, an individual be certified under specified provisions of law and the Act before practicing optometry in the State within the scope of the certification; requiring specified optometrists to be certified under specified provisions of law before performing specified functions; altering the coursework requirements for specified certifications; establishing a new level of certification for licensed optometrists; etc.
HB 815 - Del. Benjamin Barnes (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Membership Elections
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
Limiting optional membership in the Employees' Pension System to individuals who have not previously been a member of a specified pension and retirement program or who have not had specified previous employment; authorizing an eligible governmental unit that does not satisfy specified requirements to participate in specified State systems to submit a request to participate to the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System; requiring the Board to consider specified requests and make specified recommendations; etc.
HB 822 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Police Auxiliaries and Reserve Volunteers
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 155
Altering eligibility for and increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the State income tax for specified qualifying police auxiliaries and reserve volunteers for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
HB 842 - Del. William Folden (REP-MD)
Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption for School Field Trips
03/28/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a county or a municipal corporation to exempt from the admissions and amusement tax gross receipts from any charge for admission to participate in a State public school field trip or similar state public school activity.
HB 85 - Anne Arundel County Delegation
Anne Arundel County - Charitable Gaming
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
Authorizing specified organizations in Anne Arundel County to conduct a card game, card tournament, or casino event under specified circumstances; requiring an organization to obtain a permit from the County Department of Inspections and Permits; specifying that a permit holder may receive no more than one permit per calendar year; requiring a participant in specified gaming events to be at least 21 years of age; requiring an individual who volunteers as an operator of specified gaming events to be at least 18 years of age; etc.
HB 851 - Del. William Folden (REP-MD)
Landlord and Tenant - Military Personnel - Limitation on Liability for Rent
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 704
Altering the circumstances under which the liability for rent under a lease is limited for a person on active duty with the United States military; limiting the liability for rent of the spouse of a person on active duty with the United States military under specified circumstances; clarifying that the liability of a person on active duty or the spouse of a person on active duty for rent under a lease under specified circumstances may not exceed specified rent, charges, and costs; etc.
HB 872 - Chair, Ways and Means Committee
Tax Credits - Enterprise Zones, RISE Zones, and Maryland Jobs Development Projects
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering from 10 years to 5 years the length of time the designation of an enterprise zone is effective under the enterprise zone tax credit program; altering the tax credit that may be claimed under the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone program; establishing the Maryland Jobs Development Tax Credit that may be claimed against the income, franchise, and insurance premium taxes; providing for the calculation and refundability of the tax credit; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016; etc.
HB 878 - Speaker
Public Charter School Act of 2017
03/02/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Establishing the Maryland Public Charter School Authority as a public chartering authority under the Maryland Public Charter School Program; specifying that employees of a public charter school authorized by the Authority are not public school employees, are exempt from State teacher certification requirements, and may refuse to join employee organizations; requiring the Authority to adopt specified policies regarding teacher induction, preparation, and development; etc.
HB 922 - Del. Carl Anderton (REP-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a specified sale by a nonprofit organization whose principal focus is to raise funds to assist specified veterans, if no less than 88% of the proceeds of the sale are used to assist those veterans.
HB 937 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Child Abuse and Neglect - Memorandum of Understanding With Military Family Advocacy Program
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring a local department of social services with a military installation in its jurisdiction to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Military Family Advocacy Program for that installation; and establishing specified requirements for a memorandum of understanding under the Act.
HB 938 - Del. April Rose (REP-MD)
Property Tax - Exemption for Disabled Veterans - Percentage of Disability
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2017.
HB 949 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Procurement and Pensions - State Sanctions - Discriminatory Boycott of Israel
02/15/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Altering specified provisions of the State procurement law relating to the debarment of specified persons engaged in investment activities in Iran to include persons participating in a boycott of the State of Israel; and altering specified provisions of law requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to take divestment action with regard to investments in a company doing business in Iran or Sudan to include a company participating in a boycott of Israel.
HB 959 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Door-to-Door Sales
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 94
Recodifying, in part, the definition of ""door-to-door sale"" as provisions that establish the application of the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act; altering the transactions to which the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act applies; etc.
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.
SB 10 - Sen. Bob Cassilly (REP-MD)
Child Custody and Visitation - Deployed Parents
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting a court in any child custody or visitation proceeding from considering, in and of itself, a parent's past deployment or possible future deployment in determining the best interest of a child except under specified circumstances; authorizing a party or witness who is subject to deployment to provide testimony and present evidence by electronic means or by telephone under specified circumstances; authorizing the court to grant caretaking or decision-making authority to a nonparent under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 101 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of Amusement Devices - Repeal
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 47
Repealing provisions of law that relate to the licensing and operation of specified amusement devices in St. Mary's County.
SB 1013 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland Higher Education Commission - Workgroup to Examine the Need for Dental Therapy
04/05/2017 - Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Higher Education Commission to jointly convene a workgroup to examine the need for dental therapy in the State; requiring the workgroup to include specified stakeholders; and requiring the workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017.
SB 1019 - Sen. Bob Cassilly (REP-MD)
Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
04/04/2017 - Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, to conduct a study on employment in the State's defense industry; specifying the minimum requirements of the study; requiring the Department of Commerce to consult with specified entities; requiring the Department of Commerce to report, on or before December 31, 2017, to the General Assembly on the findings of the study; etc.
SB 1072 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Hyattsville Veteran's Memorial
03/01/2017 - Hearing 3/11 at 9:00 a.m.
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $30,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Hyattsville Veteran's Memorial, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
SB 1084 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
State Finance and Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises - Definitions and Penalties
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 709
Defining ""veteran"" and altering the definition of ""veteran-owned small business enterprise"" for the purpose of specified provisions of law relating to the structure of a unit's procurement procedures; and authorizing specified penalties to be applied to a person that willfully misrepresents a business as a veteran-owned small business enterprise.
SB 1125 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From Gaming Payouts - Expansion
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
Requiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to adopt regulations that require each video lottery operator to adopt specified procedures to offer specified players the opportunity to donate coins when receiving cash on payout to the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund under specified circumstances.
SB 1132 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
Providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a specified sale by a nonprofit organization whose principal focus is to raise funds to assist specified veterans, if no less than 88% of the proceeds of the sale are used to assist those veterans.
SB 1141 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Natural Resources - Hunting Licenses - Fox Hunting and Chasing
03/02/2017 - Hearing canceled
Altering the definition of ""hunt"" as it applies to the laws governing hunting and wildlife in the State to include the act of chasing or in any manner pursuing fox, whether armed or unarmed; repealing a provision of law excluding the sport of fox chasing from the definition of ""hunt""; and repealing the exemption for an unarmed person participating in an organized fox hunt from the requirement under specified circumstances to obtain a hunting license.
SB 1178 - Sen. Ulysses Currie (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - District Heights Veterans Park
03/08/2017 - Hearing 3/11 at 3:00 p.m.
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $170,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Mayor and City Commissioners of the City of District Heights for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the District Heights Veterans Park, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
SB 1183 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training
03/09/2017 - Hearing 3/13 at 10:00 a.m.
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $300,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Incorporated for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Intensive Outpatient Treatment Building, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
SB 1192 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Unemployment Insurance - Independent Contractors and Severance Pay
03/28/2017 - Hearing canceled
Specifying factors that must be evidenced in order for the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to be satisfied that the work that an individual performs under a specified contract is not covered employment for purposes of the unemployment insurance law; and providing for the application of specified provisions of law governing the effect of dismissal payments or wages in lieu of notice on unemployment benefits.
SB 1197 - Sen. Thomas Miller (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission - Membership, Licensing, and Studies
03/24/2017 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to actively seek, to the extent permitted by State and federal law, to achieve racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity when licensing medical cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries and to strongly encourage and conduct outreach to small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses for specified purposes; requiring the Commission to grant Stage One preapproval for a medical cannabis grower license to two specified applicants on or before July 1, 2017; etc.
SB 13 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
Public Safety - State Militia
03/22/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Clarifying that service in the Maryland Defense Force is voluntary and a member may be dismissed with cause at any time; altering the classes of State militia; repealing the requirement that a specified individual take a specified oath; repealing specified authorization and requirements relating to organizational commanders; prohibiting the Maryland Defense Force or its members from accepting gifts, donations, gratuities, or anything of value in exchange for a service rendered; etc.
SB 153 - Sen. Nancy King (DEM-MD)
Public Schools - Length of School Year Adjustment - State of Emergency
03/08/2017 - Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a county board of education to adjust the length of the school year for up to 5 school days without applying for a specified waiver if normal school attendance is prevented because of conditions that require the Governor to declare a state of emergency; and prohibiting education funding from specified sources from being reduced under specified circumstances.
SB 165 - President
Code Revision - Maryland Vehicle Law - Penalties
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 55
Revising, restating, and recodifying the laws of this State relating to penalties for violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law; repealing specified redundant provisions; clarifying language; making specified technical and stylistic changes; providing for the construction of the Act; providing for the effect and construction of specified provisions of the Act; and authorizing the publisher of the Annotated Code to make specified corrections in a specified manner.
SB 172 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2017
02/01/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing or altering the distribution of specified revenue; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; authorizing the use of specified funds for specified purposes; altering the Special Fund from which a specified racing purse and a related bonus award program is funded; providing a specified amount of aid to specified institutions; altering a specified rate increase for community service providers; limiting increases in specified mandated spending; etc.
SB 204 - Washington County Senators
PenMar Development Corporation - Dissolution - Authority of Washington County Over Fort Ritchie
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
Repealing specified provisions of law relating to the PenMar Development Corporation, its board of directors, and its powers to develop, manage, and control Fort Ritchie; transferring specified remaining real and personal property interests, along with specified contracts, leases, and liabilities from the Corporation to the Board of County Commissioners for Washington County; requiring any party that has an issue with the transfer from the Corporation to the Board to refer to the specified memorandum of understanding; etc.
SB 231 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps
04/03/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Altering the definition of ""eligible veteran"" to include the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of granting a preference in hiring and promotion to eligible veterans, spouses of eligible veterans, and surviving spouses of eligible veterans.
SB 258 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Police Auxiliaries or Reserve Volunteers
04/10/2017 - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (137-0)
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for specified qualifying police auxiliaries and reserve volunteers for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
SB 272 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Guardianship and Child in Need of Assistance Proceedings - Jurisdiction and Authority of Juvenile Court
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 655
Authorizing the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a specified disposition hearing; requiring the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a permanency planning hearing or guardianship hearing; providing that, if the juvenile court enters an order directing the provision of services to a specified child under specified provisions of law, the juvenile court retains jurisdiction for as long as the order is effective and for specified purposes; etc.
SB 295 - Sen. Douglas Peters (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income - Individuals at Least 65 Years Old
03/22/2017 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a subtraction modification under the State income tax for specified military retirement income for individuals who are at least 65 years old from $10,000 to $15,000; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
SB 300 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Charles County - Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Land Acquisition
03/01/2017 - Hearing 3/11 at 2:00 p.m.
Board of Directors of the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum, Inc. at Charles County for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum, located in Charles County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
SB 307 - President
Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act - Application and Evaluation
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 30
Altering the definition of ""major transportation project""; requiring the Department to develop a model that uses a specified project-based scoring system to rank specified projects and to make the model available to the public; requiring the Department to use the model to rank specified projects; requiring the Department to include specified rankings and scores in an appendix to the Consolidated Transportation Program and on the Department's Web site; establishing the Workgroup on the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act; etc.
SB 321 - President
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing out, over specified taxable years, the limitation on the amount of specified military retirement income that may be subtracted from federal adjusted gross income for Maryland income tax purposes.
SB 322 - President
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for specified qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under specified circumstances for a specified amount of retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a law enforcement officer or the individual's service as fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; etc.
SB 368 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in specified instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider specified factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 385 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 516
Altering the membership of the State Board of Nursing; requiring that specified petitions for membership on the Board have at least a specified number of signatures of support from nurses with a specified license; altering the requirements for the election of Board officers; requiring the Board to hold a special election within a specified time period to fill a specified vacancy of a Board officer under specified circumstances; altering the requirements for a quorum of the Board; authorizing the Board to employ a deputy director; etc.
SB 401 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Membership Elections
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 271
Limiting optional membership in the Employees' Pension System to individuals who have not previously been a member of a specified pension and retirement program or who have not had specified previous employment; authorizing an eligible governmental unit that does not satisfy specified requirements to participate in the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System to submit a request to participate to the Board of Trustees; requiring the Board to consider specified requests and make specified recommendations; etc.
SB 441 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Veterans Affairs - Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Establishment
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 416
Establishing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs to refer eligible veterans who inquire about participation in the Program to one or more nonprofit training entities and encourage successful Program participants to assist in outreach to potential participants; requiring the Department to select at least one nonprofit entity to implement a training protocol, select participants, and provide services to specified veterans; establishing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; etc.
SB 46 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of the Purple Heart Award, and Disabled Veterans
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue lifetime complimentary fishing licenses to an out-of-state person who certifies that the person is a former prisoner of war or a 100% service connected disabled American veteran if the person's state of residence extends similar privileges to specified individuals; requiring the Department to submit a specified report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; etc.
SB 478 - Sen. Adelaide Eckardt (REP-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Guaranteed Retirement Income Plan and Retirement Savings Plan
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/16 at 9:00 a.m.
Altering specified local employer contributions for members of the Teachers' Pension System; establishing a guaranteed retirement income plan and a retirement savings plan under the State Retirement and Pension System; requiring that members of the Employees' Pension System or the Teachers' Pension System elect to become members of the guaranteed retirement income plan or the retirement savings plan by June 15, 2018; etc.
SB 49 - Sen. Bob Cassilly (REP-MD)
Landlord and Tenant - Military Personnel - Limitation on Liability for Rent
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 705
Altering the circumstances under which the liability of a person on active duty with the United States military, for rent under a lease, is limited; limiting the liability for rent of the spouse of a person on active duty with the United States military under specified circumstances; clarifying that the liability of a person on active duty or the spouse of a person on active duty for rent under a lease may not exceed any rent or lawful charges then due and payable plus 30 days under specified conditions; etc.
SB 494 - President
Annual Corrective Bill
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
Correcting specified errors or omissions in specified articles of the Annotated Code and in specified uncodified laws; clarifying language; correcting specified obsolete references; reorganizing specified sections of the Annotated Code; ratifying specified corrections made by the publishers of the Annotated Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any law other than to correct technical errors; etc.
SB 515 - Sen. Douglas Peters (DEM-MD)
Collective Bargaining - Firefighters - Martin State Airport
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
Making specified provisions of law that relate to collective bargaining for State employees apply to firefighters for the Martin State Airport at the rank of captain or below who are employed by the Military Department; and altering specified provisions of law that relate to collective bargaining for specified firefighters for the Martin State Airport
SB 518 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of Operation
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 75
Specifying that, in Frederick County, a gaming permit authorizes a gaming event to be conducted on a Sunday during the hours of sale for alcoholic beverages that are sold at the establishment where the gaming event is conducted.
SB 549 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 217
Continuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (Sunset Law) by extending the related termination provisions to July 1, 2023; altering the circumstances under which the State Board of Physicians may renew or reinstate a license to practice medicine; requiring a disciplinary panel, before any action is taken, to give an individual an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer; etc.
SB 572 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices - Right to Try Act
04/10/2017 - House Refuses to Recede
Authorizing a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make available the investigational drug, biological product, or device to eligible patients; requiring a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to notify a specified patient and a specified health care provider of specified side effects or risks; requiring the Office of the Attorney General to develop an informed consent form that meets specified requirements; etc.
SB 587 - Sen. Nancy King (DEM-MD)
Education - Libraries - Reorganization of Governance Structure
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 337
Establishing the Maryland State Library Agency and the Maryland State Library Board; transferring the duties of the Library Development and Services Division in the State Department of Education to the State Library Agency; transferring the duties of the State Board of Education pertaining to libraries to the State Library Board; providing that the appointment of the State Librarian is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate; requiring geographic diversity in the Governor's appointments to the State Library Board; etc.
SB 597 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 153
Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under specified circumstances for specified retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a law enforcement officer or the individual's service as fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; defining ""emergency services personnel"" as emergency medical technicians or paramedics; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.
SB 598 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Military Service Credit - Eligibility
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/16 at 9:00 a.m.
Altering the criteria used to determine the eligibility of specified members of the State Retirement and Pension System to receive service credit for military service so as to authorize specified legislative employment to be counted in specified service credit earned through employment.
SB 601 - Sen. Gail Bates (REP-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and Veterans - Eligibility
03/10/2017 - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""eligible individual"" by requiring that an elderly individual must live in the same county, rather than the same dwelling, for at least 25 years to be eligible for a specified statewide optional property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax; and applying the Act to tax years beginning after June 30, 2017.
SB 611 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Requirements for the Practice of Optometry - Miscellaneous Revisions
03/09/2017 - Referred to interim study by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring that, in addition to being licensed, an individual be certified under specified provisions of law and the Act before practicing optometry in the State within the scope of the certification; requiring specified optometrists to be certified under specified provisions of law before performing specified functions; altering the coursework requirements for specified certifications; establishing a new level of certification for licensed optometrists; etc.
SB 669 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Tobacco Products - Minimum Age and Civil Fines
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance
Altering the age requirements for specified provisions of law relating to tobacco products; prohibiting a person from selling or dispensing tobacco products through a vending machine unless the machine is located in an establishment that an individual under the age of 21 years is prohibited by law from entering; prohibiting the distribution of a tobacco product or tobacco paraphernalia to an individual under the age of 21 years except under specified circumstances; establishing specified civil fines; etc.
SB 68 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Veterans - Medical Cannabis
02/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Adding posttraumatic stress disorder to the definition of ""debilitating medical condition"" for the purposes of specified affirmative defenses to a charge of use or possession of marijuana; establishing a specified affirmative defense for a charge of use or possession of marijuana for a specified qualified veteran patient; establishing a specified written certification for a qualified veteran patient; 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 704 - President
Public Charter School Act of 2017
03/06/2017 - Hearing canceled
Establishing the Maryland Public Charter School Authority as a public chartering authority under the Maryland Public Charter School Program; specifying that employees of a public charter school authorized by the Authority are not public school employees, are exempt from State teacher certification requirements, and may refuse to join employee organizations; requiring the Authority to adopt specified policies regarding teacher induction, preparation, and development; etc.
SB 739 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Procurement and Pensions - State Sanctions - Discriminatory Boycott of Israel
02/24/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 2:30 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Altering specified provisions of the State procurement law relating to the debarment of specified persons engaged in investment activities in Iran to include persons participating in a boycott of the State of Israel; and altering specified provisions of law requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to take divestment action with regard to investments in a company doing business in Iran or Sudan to include a company participating in a boycott of Israel.
SB 74 - Sen. Cheryl Kagan (DEM-MD)
Maryland Code - Standardization of Terminology - Nonprofits
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 631
Making stylistic changes to various provisions of law to standardize the terminology used to refer to nonprofit persons where appropriate; and providing that, except as expressly stated in the Act, the Act shall be construed as a nonsubstantive revision and does not render any substantive change in the law of the State.
SB 748 - Sen. James DeGrange (DEM-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting from the sales and use tax a sale by a chartered organization of the Boy Scouts of America or a scout unit chartered by a local council of the Boy Scouts of America in the State, or by a troop of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
SB 751 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Disability Retirement and Workers' Compensation Benefits - Offsets
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 8:30 a.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Exempting ordinary disability retirement benefits from the requirement to be offset by related workers' compensation benefits; repealing the requirement for the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to reduce accidental or special disability retirement benefits by related workers' compensation benefits; and requiring the Workers' Compensation Commission to reduce workers' compensation benefits by related accidental or special disability retirement benefits under specified circumstances.
SB 807 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Credit - Wages Paid to Qualified Veteran Employees (Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017)
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 180
Allowing a credit against the State income tax for specified wages paid by specified small businesses to specified qualified veteran employees; prohibiting a small business from claiming the credit for a qualified veteran employee who is hired to replace a laid-off or striking employee; requiring the Department of Commerce, on application of a small business, to issue a tax credit certificate under specified circumstances; providing that the total amount of credit certificates issued may not exceed $500,000; etc.
SB 854 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Departmental Secretaries - Campaign and Working Hour Activities
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government from soliciting, accepting, transmitting, or depositing in a campaign account contributions or donations for the benefit of a candidate or political party; prohibiting a secretary from being a candidate for a public elective office while serving as secretary; authorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty on specified entities as a result of a violation of this Act; etc.
SB 857 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Services Specialists
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 707
Requiring units of State government to designate an employee of the unit as a veterans' services specialist to coordinate services with the director of the veterans Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs and attend specified training, to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with specified information, and to post specified information on the unit's Web site; requiring the Department to coordinate specified meetings and submit a specified report; etc.
SB 879 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot Program and Conditions
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Pretrial Release Services Program in the Division of Parole and Probation to establish a pretrial resource center; establishing a Pretrial Release Pilot Program in two counties and Baltimore City that utilizes a pretrial safety assessment tool in pretrial release considerations; authorizing a cash bond deposited by a defendant or on behalf of a defendant by an individual other than a surety to be used for specified financial obligations; requiring the Division to report to the Governor and General Assembly; etc.
SB 880 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a requirement for the construction of a specified provision of law relating to pretrial release of a specified defendant on personal recognizance and unsecured bond; requiring a judicial officer to impose a specified condition or combination of conditions of release under specified circumstances; authorizing a judicial officer to impose one or more specified nonfinancial conditions of release under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may impose financial conditions only under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 881 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Estates and Trusts - Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
03/13/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Repealing specified provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a specified share of the net estate of the decedent instead of the property left to the surviving spouse under the will; providing that a surviving spouse may take a specified elective share amount of a specified augmented estate; establishing the priority to be used in determining the sources from which a specified elective share amount is payable; etc.
SB 927 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Excise Tax and Sales Tax - Cannabis
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Establishing an excise tax on specified sales of cannabis; providing for the distribution of cannabis excise tax revenues; establishing specified excise tax rates on the sale of cannabis; excluding specified sales of cannabis from the excise tax; requiring the State Comptroller to administer the cannabis excise tax and adopt specified regulations; establishing the Cannabis Tax Distribution Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide supplemental funding for specified programs and purposes; etc.
SB 928 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing specified civil and criminal prohibitions against the use and possession of marijuana; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified persons for using, obtaining, purchasing, transporting, or possessing cannabis under specified circumstances; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified retailers, cannabis product manufacturers, cannabis cultivation facilities, craft cannabis cultivators, and safety compliance facilities under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 929 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Door-to-Door Sales
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 93
Recodifying, in part, the definition of ""door-to-door sale"" as provisions that establish the application of the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act; altering the transactions to which the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act applies; etc.
SB 938 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Election Law - Automatic Voter Registration
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Redesignating electronic voter registration agencies as automatic voter registration agencies; requiring automatic voter registration agencies to inform an applicant completing an applicable transaction that the applicant shall be registered to vote or shall have a voter registration record updated unless the applicant declines to register to vote or update a voter registration record or is determined not to be eligible to register to vote; etc.
SB 942 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Clean Energy Workforce Account - Establishment
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Clean Energy Workforce Account in the Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now Program; providing for the funding of the Account; specifying that the purpose of the Account is to provide grants on a competitive basis to provide pre-apprenticeship job training for careers in the clean energy industry; specifying the priority for grants awarded from the Account; requiring that a pre-apprenticeship job training program include specified training and curriculum and a specified documented strategy; etc.
SB 944 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Sexual Offenses - Classification
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 161
Reclassifying criminal conduct currently classified as sexual offense in the first degree and sexual offense in the second degree as rape in the first degree and rape in the second degree, respectively; and repealing the crimes of sexual offense in the first degree, sexual offense in the second degree, attempted sexual offense in the first degree, and attempted sexual offense in the second degree.
SB 983 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
04/04/2017 - Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a judicial officer to make a specified determination regarding release or detention of a defendant before trial; requiring a judicial officer to consider specified information; prohibiting a judicial officer from imposing specified financial conditions of release on a defendant for a specified reason; establishing the Pretrial Services Workgroup to examine the financial impacts of pretrial release conditions, conduct public hearings, and study what pretrial release services were provided to defendants; etc.
 
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