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HB 1025 - Del. Carlo Sanchez (DEM-MD)
State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission - Video Lottery Facilities - Regulations Relating to Cheating
03/01/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
Requiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to adopt certain regulations establishing certain procedures to address cheating and the use of cheating or thieving devices in certain video lottery facilities, parking areas, and adjacent facilities by certain persons or individuals; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations ensuring that certain individuals are charged with criminal trespass; etc.
HB 1029 - Del. Talmadge Branch (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Loaded Handgun - Subsequent Offender
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
Prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun loaded with ammunition on or about the person or in a vehicle under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from suspending any part of certain sentences for persons who have previously been convicted of certain offenses; clarifying that certain sentences are mandatory minimum sentences; providing that a certain mandatory minimum sentence may not be imposed unless the State's Attorney notifies the defendant at least 30 days before the trial of the State's intentions; etc.
HB 1032 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
03/12/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 1034 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Grounds for Divorce - Mutual Consent - Military Service Member
02/06/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent if the parties have at least one minor child in common and at least one party is an active member of the armed forces of the United States; and requiring a certain written settlement agreement to resolve issues relating to the care of, custody of, access to, and support of minor children.
HB 1043 - Del. Tony McConkey (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Out-of-State Military Income
02/08/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding a certain subtraction modification allowed under the State income tax to include certain income attributable to military service outside the State; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 1048 - Delegate Young, P.
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/08/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Removing the limitation on the amount of income that may be included in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain military retirement income; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 1056 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
03/29/2018 - First Reading Senate Rules
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, 2017; etc.
HB 1069 - Del. Jason Buckel (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Members
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 582
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members.
HB 1074 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Public Institutions of Higher Education - Priority Registration for Members of the Armed Forces
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
Requiring public institutions of higher education to grant priority registration for courses to certain currently serving members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States; providing that a certain course registration priority applies only within 15 years after an eligible service member was on active duty; providing that a certain course registration priority does not apply to an eligible service member after 4 academic years; requiring public institutions of higher education to adopt certain policies; etc.
HB 1096 - Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (DEM-MD)
State Government - Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 786
Establishing the Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program to provide grants to assist transitioning veterans in obtaining a certification, license, or registration under the Health Occupations Article; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations; establishing the Veteran Employment and Transition Success Fund; etc.
HB 1147 - Del. William Wivell (REP-MD)
Washington County - Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Minimum Percentage of Disability
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 318
Expanding eligibility for a certain property tax credit in Washington County for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to include veterans with any service-connected disability; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.
HB 1159 - Delegate Young, P.
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154
Requiring the Secretary of Health to publish an annual report on the suicides of veterans and members currently serving in the armed services of the United States; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, nature of service if known, and the method of suicide of the veteran or armed services member; requiring the report to include aggregate information for the lesser of the previous 5 years or the total number of years for which information is available; terminating the Act; etc.
HB 1162 - Delegate Young, P.
Vehicle Registration - Exemption From Registration Fees - Surviving Spouses of Veterans
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 157
Repealing the requirement that the surviving spouse of a deceased disabled veteran be at least 65 years old to qualify for a certain exemption to vehicle registration fees.
HB 1165 - Delegate Young, P.
Military Service Credit - Eligibility
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 3:00 p.m.
Repealing limitations and exceptions for certain members of the State Retirement and Pension System receiving credit for military service if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system.
HB 1175 - Del. Joseph Cluster (REP-MD)
Public Safety - National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) Police Force
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Establishing the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) police force; limiting the law enforcement powers of National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) police officers to certain property; specifying certain conditions under which National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) police officers may exercise law enforcement powers on certain property; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to adopt certain regulations; etc.
HB 1181 - Delegate Young, P.
State Personnel - Disabled Veterans - Interviews for Noncompetitive Appointment
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 156
Authorizing, instead of requiring, a certain appointing authority to interview a certain disabled veteran for certain State positions under certain circumstances.
HB 1193 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Physicians - Discipline - Procedures and Effects
04/07/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring a disciplinary panel to dismiss certain complaints against licensed physicians if either of two peer review reports makes a certain finding that a certain violation did not occur; authorizing a disciplinary panel of the State Board of Physicians to issue a certain letter of admonishment to certain licensees; requiring the Board to expunge all records of a public reprimand or probation 3 years after the final disposition of the case; providing certain insurers may not take any adverse actions under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 12 - Del. Benjamin Brooks (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
01/03/2018 - Hearing 1/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing the maximum subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least 45 years old but under the age of 65; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 1214 - Del. William Folden (REP-MD)
Public Safety - Trauma-Affected Veterans Training Program - Establishment
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of State Police, and the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board jointly and in consultation with veterans to establish a Trauma-Affected Veterans Training Program to provide training to emergency responders and law enforcement officers regarding the effects of certain injuries, techniques that can be used when interacting with certain veterans, and any other relevant issues relating to certain veterans; etc.
HB 1216 - Del. Luke Clippinger (DEM-MD)
Career Preparation Expansion Act
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 694
Authorizing a student or a student's parent or guardian to release the student's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score to certain apprenticeship programs and certain employers; authorizing the State Department of Education to adopt regulations requiring the award of credit toward high school graduation for time spent in certain apprenticeship programs; authorizing a Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship to assist with the cost of participation in certain apprenticeship programs; etc.
HB 1248 - Del. Andrew Cassilly (REP-MD)
Public Schools - Compulsory School Attendance - GED Program or Alternative Educational Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that certain compulsory school attendance requirements do not apply to a child under the age of 18 years who attends or intends to attend a GED program or an alternative educational program; providing that a student who is exempt from certain requirements because the student attends or intends to attend a certain program shall be characterized as a transfer student in the student's academic record; etc.
HB 1265 - Delegate Young, P.
Vehicle Registration - Special Plates for Honorably Discharged Veterans
03/26/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to develop and issue special registration plates for honorably discharged veterans of a branch of the armed forces of the United States; specifying who may apply and the classes of vehicles eligible for the special registration plates; providing the manner in which certain fees will be established, retained, and credited in connection with the special registration plates; specifying the contents of the special registration plates; etc.
HB 129 - Del. Tony Knotts (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Correctional Officers
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to the first $15,000 of retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a correctional officer under certain circumstances; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 1297 - Del. Susan Aumann (REP-MD)
Commercial Law - Consumer Loans and Credit - Miscellaneous Provisions
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 790
Authorizing a lender to elect to make a certain loan to a borrower under certain circumstances; providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain loans under certain circumstances; prohibiting an unlicensed person from making a covered loan; providing that certain loans are void and unenforceable under certain circumstances; prohibiting certain persons from collecting or attempting to collect in a certain manner certain money or enforcing or attempting to enforce a certain contract in a certain manner; etc.
HB 1319 - Del. Paul Corderman (REP-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Washington County - Vietnam War Monument
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Board of Directors of The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. and the Mayor and City Council of the City of Hagerstown for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of a Vietnam War Monument, located in Washington County; providing for the disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
HB 1337 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Active, Reserve, or Retired Military
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a presumption that an applicant for a permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun if the applicant is an active, reserve, or retired member of the armed forces of the United States or the National Guard.
HB 1392 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
05/25/2018 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Requiring a health care provider to disclose certain medical and legal records without the authorization of an individual to a public defender who states in writing that the Office of the Public Defender represents the individual; requiring that only those records needed by the public defender to represent the individual shall be disclosed; requiring the records to be provided within 24 hours of a certain request; prohibiting a hearing officer from ordering the release of a certain individual on certain grounds; etc.
HB 1453 - Del. C. William Frick (DEM-MD)
Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2018
03/15/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after January 1, 2020; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable sources in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of Tier 1 renewable energy that must be derived from solar energy in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; etc.
HB 1464 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - Truancy Violations - Reporting of Neglect PG 515-18
03/19/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring a school employee, in Prince George's County, to report any person to the Prince George's County Department of Social Services for neglect of a child if the person has legal custody or care and control of a child who is between the ages of 5 and 17 and fails to see that the child attends school or receives certain instruction; providing that a certain criminal penalty does not apply in Prince George's County; etc.
HB 1498 - Del. Mary Lisanti (DEM-MD)
Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Social Organization
04/10/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
Authorizing a certain social organization in Harford County to seek certain alcoholic beverages licenses under certain circumstances; requiring a social organization seeking a license to meet certain criteria; and authorizing a social organization to sell alcoholic beverages on Monday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
HB 1507 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Compulsory School Attendance - Truancy Violations - Reporting of Neglect
03/12/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring a school employee to report any person to the local department of social services for neglect of a child if the person has legal custody or care and control of a child who is between certain ages and fails to see that the child attends school or receives certain instruction; repealing certain provisions of law providing a criminal penalty for certain persons; etc.
HB 1516 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
04/03/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Health Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
HB 152 - Del. Eric Luedtke (DEM-MD)
Secure and Accessible Registration Act
01/19/2018 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Redesignating electronic voter registration agencies as automatic voter registration agencies; requiring automatic voter registration agencies to inform an applicant for a certain transaction that the applicant shall be registered to vote or shall have a voter registration record updated unless the applicant declines these services or is determined not to be eligible to register to vote; requiring automatic voter registration agencies to implement automatic voter registration systems by July 1, 2019; etc.
HB 1526 - Del. Carlo Sanchez (DEM-MD)
Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Police Officer Certification - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)
03/19/2018 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Altering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces and who pledges to apply for or obtain United States citizenship within 6 years of the employment start date with the law enforcement agency.
HB 1542 - Del. Mary Lisanti (DEM-MD)
Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's Defense Industry - Study
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 795
Requiring, subject to the receipt of certain funding, 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 certain entities; requiring the Department of Commerce to report, on or before June 30, 2019, to the General Assembly on the findings of the study; etc.
HB 1576 - Del. Pat McDonough (REP-MD)
Elections - Heads of State Governmental Units - Prohibition on Candidacy for Public Office
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the head of a State governmental unit to vacate the position before becoming a candidate for a public office; prohibiting the head of a State governmental unit from engaging in certain campaign finance activities or being a candidate for public office while serving as the head of the unit; etc.
HB 1585 - Del. Joseph Vallario (DEM-MD)
Civil Actions - Active Duty Service Members - Electronic Deposition and Testimony
03/12/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Authorizing a party to a civil action who is entitled to protections under the federal Service Members Civil Relief Act due to the party's active duty status to petition the court to be deposed or to testify under penalty of perjury by certain electronic means; requiring a tribunal of the State to cooperate with other tribunals or the appropriate military representative in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony under the Act; providing for the application of the Act; etc.
HB 1599 - Del. Eric Ebersole (DEM-MD)
Career Education Policy Act
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Requiring public high schools to make students aware of certain employment and skills training opportunities through certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; specifying that a requirement to earn a credit in technology education to graduate may be satisfied by completing certain courses selected by the county board; authorizing certain applicants for legislative scholarships to be enrolled in Workforce Development Sequence courses or be participating in an apprenticeship training program; etc.
HB 160 - Speaker
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2019)
01/17/2018 - First Reading Appropriations
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
HB 1602 - Delegate Young, P.
Education - Higher Education - Priority Registration for Veterans
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
Requiring public institutions of higher education to grant priority registration for courses to certain currently serving members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States; providing that a certain course registration priority applies only within 15 years after an eligible service member was on active duty; providing that a certain course registration priority does not apply to an eligible service member after a certain number of academic years; etc.
HB 1606 - Del. Charles Sydnor (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Workforce Shortage Vocational Certificate Grant Program - Established
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Establishing the Workforce Shortage Vocational Certificate Grant Program; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Program; providing for the purpose of the Program; establishing requirements of a certain recipient under the Program; requiring the Commission to periodically designate certain vocational workforce shortage fields as eligible under the Program; etc.
HB 1614 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Military Service Members - Civil Relief
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 344
Providing that certain rights granted to members of the Maryland National Guard under the Act are in addition to the rights granted by federal law; establishing that the intent of the Act is to supplement certain rights and protections provided by a certain federal statute; authorizing a certain service member to terminate a certain contract at a certain time under certain circumstances; providing for the method by which a certain service member may terminate a certain contract; etc.
HB 1617 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 587
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.
HB 162 - Speaker
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2018, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
01/17/2018 - First Reading Appropriations
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,000,179,000, the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes, subject to certain requirements; etc.
HB 163 - Delegate Barnes, B.
University of Maryland University College - Collective Bargaining - Adjunct Faculty
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
Providing collective bargaining rights to adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College; defining ""adjunct faculty"" as an employee of the University of Maryland University College who serves in a nonpermanent position in which student instruction is a primary duty; specifying that ""adjunct faculty"" does not include a graduate student employee; establishing collective bargaining units for adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College; etc.
HB 1634 - Del. C. William Frick (DEM-MD)
Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 731
Altering the definition of ""unfair or deceptive trade practice"" to be ""unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice""; providing the purpose of the Act is to support enforcement by and funding of the Office of the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation to protect State residents when conducting financial transactions and receiving certain services; requiring the Commissioner to designate an individual as the Student Loan Ombudsman; requiring the establishment of a student loan borrower education course; etc.
HB 1635 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 729
Prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on the grounds that the individual was kept at an emergency facility for more than 30 hours.
HB 1644 - Del. Paul Corderman (REP-MD)
Vehicle Laws - Registration Fee Exemption - Active Military and Veterans
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing an exemption from vehicle registration fees for a vehicle that is owned and personally used by a person who is serving in the armed forces or is a veteran and who relocates to and becomes a resident of the State for employment purposes.
HB 1645 - Del. James Gilchrist (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the calculation of the maximum subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain retirement income for certain taxable years; repealing a certain obsolete provision relating to a rollover IRA retirement plan; including income from an individual retirement account or a certain annuity within a certain subtraction modification for certain retirement income under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 165 - Del. Trent Kittleman (REP-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Widow or Widower of Veteran
01/26/2018 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for certain veterans to include the widow or widower of certain veterans; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.
HB 166 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Health Occupations - State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners - Revisions
02/13/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Clarifying that a license issued by the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners entitles an individual to provide massage therapy treatment; requiring a person to hold a certain permit before establishing or operating a massage therapy establishment in the State; providing that these permits are not transferable and shall be displayed conspicuously; authorizing the Board to perform certain inspections; requiring the Board to provide assistance to the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, law enforcement, and others; etc.
HB 1721 - Del. Jay Walker (DEM-MD)
Horse Racing - Maryland International and Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
Altering the amount available for a purse for the Maryland International thoroughbred race by specifying the amount is up to $500,000; specifying that the Maryland International is a graded stakes race; authorizing the Maryland International to continue to be conducted after June 30, 2019; requiring that certain money distributed to the Racing Special Fund and paid for certain purposes remain available for those purposes and may not be used for any other purpose; etc.
HB 1760 - Del. Mary Beth Carozza (REP-MD)
Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Participation
04/09/2018 - Third Reading Passed (140-0)
Altering the definition of ""veteran"" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing veteran-owned small business enterprise participation in procurement to include only individuals who are verified by the State Department of Veterans Affairs as having served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, other than for training, and were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable; etc.
HB 177 - Montgomery County Delegation
Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Inspections, Food Sales Requirements, and Hours and Days of Sale MC 5-18
04/10/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 124
Repealing certain provisions of law requiring certain licensed premises in Montgomery County to be inspected at least monthly during the initial license year; requiring the Board of License Commissioners for Montgomery County to adopt regulations to require inspections of a premises for which the Board issues a license at least quarterly during the initial license year and periodically thereafter; exempting certain licensed premises from the inspection requirement; etc.
HB 1792 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Maryland Department of Health - Deputy Secretary for Operations and Director of the Behavioral Health Administration - Repeal of Positions
04/02/2018 - Hearing 4/04 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the position of Deputy Secretary for Operations in the Maryland Department of Health; repealing the position of Director of the Behavioral Health Administration in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health to perform the duties assigned to the former Director of the Behavioral Health Administration; etc.
HB 1807 - Del. Charles Sydnor (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly Weapons on Public School Property
03/09/2018 - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence so as to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five or more minors at substantial risk of death or serious physical injury if the threat were carried out; altering and establishing certain penalties; etc.
HB 191 - Del. Vanessa Atterbeary (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
04/06/2018 - Senators Smith, Hough, and Lee
Repealing provisions allowing individuals under the age of 17 to marry under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 199 - Del. Marc Korman (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assistants (Graduate Assistant Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
04/07/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain graduate assistants at certain public institutions of higher education; establishing a separate collective bargaining unit for certain graduate assistants; etc.
HB 2 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 598
Altering the definition of ""grower"" to mean an entity that cultivates or packages medical cannabis and is authorized to provide cannabis to certain entities; establishing a Compassionate Use Fund to provide access to medical cannabis for certain individuals; altering the number of medical cannabis growers that may be licensed; requiring the Commission to report to the General Assembly beginning December 1, 2024, on the number of licenses necessary to meet the demand for medical cannabis by certain qualifying patients; etc.
HB 203 - Del. Kevin Hornberger (REP-MD)
Higher Education - Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Reimbursement of Expenses for Community College Certification and Licensure
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 375
Authorizing recipients of a senatorial or delegate scholarship to use the scholarship to reimburse certain expenses for certificate or license programs or for certain courses or sequences of courses at community colleges; and exempting certain applicants from the requirement that certain senatorial scholarship recipients take a certain examination and be enrolled in certain institutions.
HB 240 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Law Enforcement - Federal Surplus Program - Equipment Acquisition
02/19/2018 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Requiring certain law enforcement agencies to post notice of the acquisition of certain equipment from a federal military surplus program within 14 days after the agency acquires the equipment from a surplus program; and requiring that, on or before December 31 each year, a law enforcement agency that has received equipment from a surplus program report the receipt of the equipment to the Governor and the General Assembly.
HB 242 - Del. Meagan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund - Alteration of Program
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 153
Authorizing a designee of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to administer the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish on its website the names of certain donors to the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund who have authorized the Department to publish their names; etc.
HB 296 - Del. Sheila Hixson (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Correctional Officers
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 581
Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for a certain amount of retirement income attributable to certain employment as a correctional officer; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 313 - Del. Johnny Mautz (REP-MD)
Education - Commemoration - Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
01/25/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring public schools to devote a part of the school day to appropriate exercises that commemorate various days, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
HB 317 - Del. Gerald Clark (REP-MD)
State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations (""Slots"" for Homeless Veterans Act)
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; providing that proceeds from instant ticket lottery machine sales by a fraternal organization are to be distributed in a certain manner; etc.
HB 327 - Del. Mary Lisanti (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 572
Altering a subtraction modification under the State income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least a certain age; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 354 - Speaker
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for a certain amount of retirement income attributable to an individual's employment as a correctional officer; applying certain provisions of the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 362 - Speaker
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing out, over 3 taxable years, a certain limitation on the amount of certain military retirement income that may be included in a certain subtraction modification under the State income tax.
HB 37 - Del. Gerald Clark (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Membership
01/03/2018 - Hearing 1/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 384 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Substance Use Facilities and Programs - Certificate of Need - Repeal of Requirement
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""health care facility"" for the purpose of excluding certain substance use treatment facilities and programs from the certificate of need requirements.
HB 389 - Rep. Nick Mosby (DEM-MD)
Gaming - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations
01/25/2018 - Hearing 2/07 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 certain counties of not more than five instant ticket lottery machines under certain conditions.
HB 405 - Del. Mark Chang (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
01/25/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from certain retirement plans within a certain subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain individuals; altering the calculation of the subtraction modification; increasing the maximum amount of the subtraction modification allowed for certain taxable years; and prohibiting an individual from qualifying for the subtraction if the total income from all qualified plans for the taxable year exceeds $100,000.
HB 471 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Entertainment Permit - Exception PG 304-18
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Adding certain requirements that an alcoholic beverages license holder in Prince George's County whose principal business is to provide family entertainment must meet to provide entertainment without first obtaining an entertainment permit.
HB 499 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
03/06/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose; altering the circumstances under which a court is required to endorse a petition for an emergency evaluation; etc.
HB 502 - Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (DEM-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Surviving Spouse of Veteran
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 309
Altering the eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for certain veterans to include certain surviving spouses of certain veterans; and providing that the Act shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.
HB 524 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children in State Custody
05/26/2018 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 815
Requiring the Department of Human Services to identify a representative payee or fiduciary for a child in the Department's custody; requiring the Department, when serving as the representative payee or in any other fiduciary capacity for a child, to provide certain notice to the child, through the child's attorney, of certain actions taken with respect to certain benefits for the child; etc.
HB 58 - Del. Benjamin Brooks (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
03/21/2018 - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from an individual retirement account or a certain annuity within a certain subtraction modification for certain retirement income under certain circumstances; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 580 - Del. Stephen Lafferty (DEM-MD)
Landlord and Tenant - Prohibited Lease Provisions - Late Fees for Tenants Receiving Government Benefits
02/19/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Prohibiting a landlord from including a certain provision in a residential lease that provides for a penalty for the late payment of rent if the tenant receives a government benefit under certain circumstances; and defining the term ""government benefit"".
HB 585 - Del. Susan Krebs (REP-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)
01/29/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from certain retirement plans within a certain subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain individuals who are at least 65 years of age or who are disabled or whose spouse is disabled; repealing a certain obsolete provision relating to a rollover individual retirement account; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
HB 597 - Del. Edith Patterson (DEM-MD)
Commission on African American Patriots in the American Revolutionary War
03/19/2018 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Establishing the Commission on African American Patriots in the American Revolutionary War; requiring the Commission, in consultation with certain persons, to conduct research to advance the documentation of African American patriots in the American Revolutionary War; requiring the Commission to determine and send to the county boards of education certain information; requiring the Commission to develop and print a certain publication; terminating the Act on September 30, 2023; etc.
HB 610 - Carroll County Delegation
Carroll County - Gaming - Repeal of Sunday Prohibition
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 266
Repealing the provision of law prohibiting in Carroll County the issuance of a permit authorizing the operation of a card game, card tournament, or casino event after 1 a.m. on Sunday.
HB 611 - Del. Haven Shoemaker (REP-MD)
Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal and Sororal Organizations
01/29/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding the list of organizations in certain counties that may be licensed to operate not more than five instant ticket lottery machines to include certain fraternal and sororal organizations in Carroll County.
HB 612 - Carroll County Delegation
Creation of a State Debt - Carroll County - Carroll County Veterans Independence Project
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Board of Directors of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project facility, located in Carroll County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
HB 660 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
Public Health - State-Provided Health Care Benefits for State Residents (HealthcareMaryland)
03/30/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing the Office of Health Care Coverage in the Maryland Department of Health to establish and carry out the HealthcareMaryland Program to provide benefits to State residents who do not receive federal benefits through Medicare, TRICARE, plans that are subject to ERISA, or any other federal medical program; requiring the Office to contract with a certain number of managed care organizations; requiring certain employers to pay to the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation a certain annual payroll tax; etc.
HB 689 - Del. Maggie McIntosh (DEM-MD)
Colonel Todd J. Hixson Memorial Resource Center Act
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
Requiring each community college to ensure all student advisors are trained on the unique needs and resources available for students who are veterans, to employ at least one employee who, as a component of the employee's job duties and responsibilities, provides certain enrollment and advising services to current and prospective students who are veterans, and to establish a veterans resource center on the community college campus.
HB 777 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Estates and Trusts - Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a certain share of the net estate of the decedent instead of the property left to the surviving spouse under the will; providing that a surviving spouse may take a certain elective share amount of a certain estate subject to election; establishing the priority to be used in determining the sources from which a certain elective share amount is payable; etc.
HB 802 - Del. Mark Fisher (REP-MD)
Retire in Maryland Act of 2018
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from certain retirement plans and unearned income sources within a subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain 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 certain retirement income; applying the Act to taxable years after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 848 - Chair, Economic Matters Committee
Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Consumer Reporting Agencies
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480
Altering a certain prohibition on a consumer bringing a certain action or proceeding against a consumer reporting agency; altering the manner in which a consumer may place, temporarily lift, or remove a security freeze; requiring a consumer reporting agency to develop certain procedures involving the use of certain secure connections to receive and process certain requests; authorizing a consumer reporting agency to develop certain electronic methods; establishing the Nondepository Special Fund for certain purposes; etc.
HB 879 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland
03/19/2018 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Establishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas of the State lacking in dental services for a significant number of people and identify barriers to receiving dental services; requiring the Task Force to submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee by December 1, 2019; etc.
HB 892 - Del. Richard Impallaria (REP-MD)
Marijuana Laws - Full Disclosure of Legal, Employment, and Health Risks - Advertisement of Marijuana and Medical Cannabis
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Prohibiting a certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower from advertising marijuana or medical cannabis in any manner not allowed under federal law for advertisements of tobacco or tobacco products; requiring the Office of the Attorney General, at least 90 days before the implementation of any law that reduces penalties for or legalizes the use of marijuana, to establish a certain information system to notify the public of the risks related to the changes in the law; etc.
HB 900 - Harford County Delegation
Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Clubs, Firehouses, and Multiple Event Licenses
04/10/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134
Authorizing a holder of a Class C-1 (organization or club), C-2 (organization or club), or C-3 (country club, topiary garden, or yacht or boat club) license in Harford County to sell or provide beer, wine, or liquor for on-premises consumption by nonmembers of the club that have rented or leased an area of the licensed premises and the guests that attend the event if the license holder contracts or ensures that food will be available for consumption at the event; etc.
HB 961 - Del. Johnny Mautz (REP-MD)
Rural Broadband Communication Services
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 176
Continuing the Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board and the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; expanding the places where certain nonprofit telecommunications services providers are authorized to install broadband communication infrastructure without incurring a fee for the use of an easement; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to complete an inventory of State and local government assets that can be used to assist with the expansion of services to unserved and underserved areas of the State; etc.
HB 979 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance - Regulation
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 197
Specifying that a certain insurer that offers or sells a travel insurance policy is required to pay a certain premium tax on certain premiums paid by certain persons; requiring travel insurance to be classified and filed as inland marine insurance; specifying the state of residence for different types of policies; providing that eligibility and underwriting standards for travel insurance may be developed and provided based on certain travel protection plans and certain applicable provisions of law; etc.
HJ 12 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Presidential Authority Over the Use of Nuclear Weapons
03/29/2018 - Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requesting Maryland's Congressional Delegation to establish a system of checks and balances to ensure that the President of the United States does not have unchecked authority to launch a first strike of nuclear weapons.
SB 1 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act
03/13/2018 - Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly that programs established by the Act create a successful, but consumer-friendly medical cannabis industry in the State; establishing a Compassionate Use Fund to provide access to medical cannabis for certain individuals; requiring the Commission to evaluate a certain study of the industry, make a certain determination relating to minority and women applicants and minority and women-owned business participation in the industry, and evaluate certain programs and methods; etc.
SB 1002 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
SB 1008 - Sen. J. B. Jennings (REP-MD)
Higher Education - Delegate Scholarships - Qualifications
03/14/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Altering the qualifications for recipients of delegate scholarships; requiring applicants for a delegate scholarship to be either a resident of the State or, if the applicant is an individual who is on active duty with the United States military, domiciled in the State; etc.
SB 1048 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Secure and Accessible Registration Act
04/05/2018 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 19
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 these services or is not eligible to register to vote; requiring automatic voter registration agencies to implement automatic voter registration by July 1, 2019; etc.
SB 1053 - Sen. Cheryl Kagan (DEM-MD)
Property Tax Credit - 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicators
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 735
Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or a municipal corporation to grant a property tax credit in an amount not to exceed the lesser of $2,500 per dwelling or the amount of property tax imposed on the dwelling for certain 9-1-1 public safety telecommunicators in the county or municipal corporation where the individuals reside; etc.
SB 1068 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 732
Altering the definition of ""unfair or deceptive trade practice"" to be ""unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice""; providing that the purpose of the Act is to support enforcement by and funding of the Office of the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation to protect State residents when conducting financial transactions and receiving financial services; requiring the Commissioner to designate a Student Loan Ombudsman; requiring the establishment of a student loan borrower education course; etc.
SB 11 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
02/12/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
Including income from certain retirement plans within a certain subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain individuals; altering the calculation of the subtraction modification; increasing the maximum amount of the subtraction modification allowed for certain taxable years; and prohibiting an individual from qualifying for the subtraction if the total income from all qualified plans for the taxable year exceeds $100,000.
SB 1118 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Public Safety - Trauma-Affected Veterans Training Program - Establishment
02/15/2018 - First Reading Senate Rules
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of State Police, and the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board jointly and in consultation with veterans to establish a Trauma-Affected Veterans Training Program to provide training to emergency responders and law enforcement officers regarding the effects of acquired and traumatic brain injuries, techniques that can be used when interacting with veterans who have a certain brain injury, and any other relevant issues relating to certain veterans; etc.
SB 1158 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Horse Racing - Maryland International and Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
Altering the amount available for a purse for the Maryland International thoroughbred race by specifying an amount up to $500,000; specifying that the Maryland International is a graded stakes race; authorizing the Maryland International to continue to be conducted after June 30, 2019; requiring that certain money distributed to the Racing Special Fund and paid for certain purposes remain available for those purposes and may not be used for any other purpose; etc.
SB 1165 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Participation
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 740
Altering the definition of ""veteran"" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing veteran-owned small business enterprise participation in procurement to include only individuals who are verified by the State Department of Veterans Affairs as having served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, other than for training and were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable; etc.
SB 1185 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Waiver for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Waiting List
02/28/2018 - Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health and the State Department of Education jointly to develop a process to review each year the waiting list for children to receive services through the Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; requiring the review process to include a requirement that an individual be a resident of the State to be added to or remain on the waiting list; etc.
SB 122 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Providing that the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; expanding the list of controlled dangerous substances applicable to a certain prohibition against volume dealing; increasing maximum penalties for certain crimes; establishing the Tyrone Ray Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund to be used to support effective violence reduction strategies through grants to local communities; establishing the Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes; etc.
SB 1240 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
General Provisions - Commemorative Days and Months - Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness
03/12/2018 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Governor to proclaim annually June 27 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day; and requiring the Governor to proclaim annually the month of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month.
SB 1250 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence
04/02/2018 - Hearing 4/04 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence so as to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five or more minors at substantial risk of death or serious physical injury if the threat were carried out.
SB 1263 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Public Safety - School Mental Health Services and Mental Disorder Weapon Restraining Order (School Safety Act of 2018: Anticipation)
03/21/2018 - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30 a.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
Altering a certain prohibition on making certain threats to commit or cause to be committed a crime of violence; requiring the State Department of Education to develop a certain model policy for the establishment of a threat assessment team by January 1, 2019; authorizing a certain petitioner, under certain circumstances, to file a petition for a certain restraining order alleging that, due to a mental disorder, a certain respondent is a danger to self or the person or property of another; etc.
SB 1269 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Members
04/05/2018 - Referred Budget and Taxation
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members.
SB 152 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 586
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 18 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships - Private Career Schools
03/26/2018 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the requirements for application for a senatorial scholarship to include students who are enrolled in private career schools; authorizing the use of a senatorial scholarship at private career schools in the State and outside the State, subject to certain conditions; authorizing recipients of a senatorial scholarship to hold the scholarship for 2 years if a full-time student and 4 years if a part-time student and otherwise meet certain conditions; etc.
SB 183 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing - Recreational License Donation Fund - Donations
04/03/2018 - Second Reading Passed
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create an opportunity for a person directly purchasing an angler's license, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing license, or a hunting license and corresponding stamps through the electronic system to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Recreational License Donation Fund; requiring the Department to collect donations and deposit them into the Fund; expanding the contents of the Fund to include donations made only electronically under the Act; etc.
SB 185 - President
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2019)
05/08/2018 - Assigned a chapter number - Chapter 570
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
SB 186 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2018, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
04/05/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 9
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of One Billion, Ninety-One Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Nine Thousand Dollars ($1,091,179,000), the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.
SB 187 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
04/05/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 10
Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; requiring that any increase in judicial salary be included in the portion of the budget bill relating to the judiciary department; establishing the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education Fund to assist in providing a world-class education to Maryland students; requiring the Commission to make recommendations regarding inflationary indices to be used in certain formulas; etc.
SB 228 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Cybersecurity Incentive Tax Credits
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 578
Altering the eligibility criteria for the cybersecurity investment incentive tax credit to provide the credit to a qualified investor in a qualified Maryland cybersecurity company rather than providing the credit to the company; authorizing certain buyers of certain technology to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain costs; providing that the credit may not exceed $2,000,000 in taxable year 2018 and $4,000,000 in taxable year 2019; requiring the Secretary of Commerce to award 25% of the credits to certain buyers; etc.
SB 250 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Landlord and Tenant - Prohibited Lease Provisions - Late Fees for Tenants Receiving Government Benefits
03/26/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Prohibiting a landlord from including a certain provision in a residential lease that provides for a penalty for the late payment of rent if the tenant receives a government benefit under certain circumstances; and defining the term ""government benefit"".
SB 260 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations (""Slots"" for Homeless Veterans Act)
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; providing that proceeds from instant ticket lottery machine sales by a fraternal organization are to be distributed in a certain manner; etc.
SB 272 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Carroll County - Carroll County Veterans Independence Project
03/02/2018 - Hearing 3/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Board of Directors of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project facility, located in Carroll County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
SB 275 - Carroll County Senators
Carroll County - Gaming - Repeal of Sunday Prohibition
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 267
Repealing the provision of law prohibiting in Carroll County the issuance of a permit authorizing the operation of a card game, card tournament, or casino event after 1 a.m. on Sunday.
SB 28 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards - Notation for Surviving Spouses of Veterans
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the driver's license or identification card of an applicant who presents certain proof includes a notation indicating that the applicant is the surviving spouse of a veteran; requiring an application for a driver's license or an identification card to allow an applicant to indicate that the applicant is the surviving spouse of a veteran and consents to being contacted by certain Executive Branch agencies under certain circumstances for certain purposes; etc.
SB 29 - Sen. Cheryl Kagan (DEM-MD)
State Government - Websites - Language Access
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 733
Requiring each State department, agency, and program to provide equal access versions of certain websites in certain languages except under certain circumstances; repealing a certain provision of law providing that the reasonable steps certain departments, agencies, and programs are required to take related to equal access to public services for individuals with limited English proficiency include the operation and maintenance of certain equal access versions of certain websites; etc.
SB 291 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children in State Custody
05/26/2018 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 816
Requiring the Department of Human Services to take certain actions when serving as a representative payee or fiduciary for certain federal benefits for a child in the Department's custody; requiring the Department to provide certain notice to the child, through the child's attorney, of certain actions taken with respect to certain benefits for the child; etc.
SB 299 - President
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 579
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; requiring a certain transfer and combination of certain service credit for certain individuals; requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to calculate a certain disability benefit for certain individuals and to grant a certain benefit under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 303 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding
01/26/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 12:45 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2020, to include in the annual State budget for the Maryland Higher Education Commission a General Fund appropriation of $7,000,000 to fund State-mandated tuition and residency waivers for community colleges; requiring the Commission to distribute the appropriation to each community college board of trustees based on the number of qualifying students enrolled in each community college in proportion to the total number of enrolled qualifying students, as determined by the Commission; etc.
SB 312 - President
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing out, over 3 taxable years, a certain limitation on the amount of certain military retirement income that may be included in a certain subtraction modification under the State income tax.
SB 336 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Charles County - Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum
03/02/2018 - Hearing 3/10 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 344 - Sen. Cheryl Kagan (DEM-MD)
Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Police Officer Certification - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/01 at 2:00 p.m.
Altering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces.
SB 362 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Vehicle Laws - Registration Fee Exemptions - Disabled Veterans
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 704
Exempting vehicles leased to and personally used by certain disabled veterans from vehicle registration fees.
SB 378 - Sen. James DeGrange (DEM-MD)
Military Service Credit - Eligibility
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 9:30 a.m.
Repealing limitations and exceptions for certain members of the State Retirement and Pension System receiving credit for military service if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system.
SB 388 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Members
04/04/2018 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification under the State income tax for certain qualifying volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
SB 417 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
Commission on African American Patriots in the American Revolutionary War
01/26/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 2:00 p.m.
Establishing the Commission on African American Patriots in the American Revolutionary War; requiring the Commission, in consultation with certain persons, to conduct research to advance the documentation of African American patriots in the American Revolutionary War; requiring the Commission to determine and send to the county boards of education certain information; requiring the Commission to develop and print a certain publication; terminating the Act as of September 30, 2023; etc.
SB 427 - Sen. Gail Bates (REP-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and Veterans - Eligibility
03/05/2018 - Hearing 3/20 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 certain statewide optional property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax; and applying the Act to tax years beginning after June 30, 2018.
SB 429 - Sen. Gail Bates (REP-MD)
Property Tax Credit - Surviving Spouse of Veteran
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 310
Expanding eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for certain veterans to include a surviving spouse, who has not remarried, of certain veterans; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.
SB 454 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal and Sororal Organizations
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding the list of organizations in certain counties that may be licensed to operate not more than five instant ticket lottery machines to include certain fraternal and sororal organizations in Carroll County; etc.
SB 458 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
01/25/2018 - Hearing 2/14 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, 2017.
SB 459 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Property Tax - Exemption for Disabled Veterans - Percentage of Disability
01/25/2018 - Hearing 2/07 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, 2018.
SB 470 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Higher Education - Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Reimbursement of Expenses for Community College Certification and Licensure
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 376
Authorizing certain recipients of a senatorial scholarship to use the scholarship to reimburse certain expenses for certificate or license programs or for courses or sequences of courses at community colleges that lead to certification or licensure; exempting certain applicants from certain requirements; and authorizing certain students to use a delegate scholarship to reimburse certain expenses for certificate or license programs or for courses or sequences of course at community colleges that lead to certification or licensure.
SB 50 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel - Eligibility
01/17/2018 - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m.
Altering a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to include certain retirement income attributable to a resident's employment with the District of Columbia as a law enforcement officer or member of a fire, rescue, or emergency services organization; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
SB 509 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Community Colleges - Veterans Advisors and Veterans Resource Centers - Established
03/05/2018 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring each community college to employ a veterans advisor to provide comprehensive enrollment and advising services to current and prospective students who are veterans; and requiring each community college to establish a veterans resource center on the campus for certain purposes.
SB 511 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Civil Actions - Active Duty Service Members - Electronic Deposition and Testimony
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a party to a civil action who is entitled to protections under the federal Service Members Civil Relief Act due to the party's active duty status to petition the court to be deposed or to testify under penalty of perjury by certain electronic means; requiring a tribunal of the State to cooperate with other tribunals or the appropriate military representative in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony under the Act; providing for the application of the Act; etc.
SB 512 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Compensation
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing, from $15,000 to $22,500, the amount of a certain subtraction modification under the State income tax for certain military compensation attributable to active service outside the United States; reducing the subtraction by a certain amount if the amount of compensation received by the individual exceeds $22,500; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
SB 518 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Family Entertainment Permit and Class BLX License for Movie Theaters
04/05/2018 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Repealing certain exceptions to the requirement that a license holder in Prince George's County have a certain entertainment permit; establishing a family entertainment permit in Prince George's County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Prince George's County to issue the permit to a holder of a Class B (on-sale) license; establishing an annual permit fee of $250 in addition to the fee for the Class B License; authorizing the Board to issue a Class BLX license for a movie theater under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 523 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Foreign Government Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from retirement plans qualified under certain laws of a foreign government within a certain subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax only if it is attributable to work performed within the United States in collaboration with the United States Government for certain individuals who are at least 65 years of age or who are disabled or whose spouse is disabled; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
SB 527 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have a mental disorder, have experienced an overdose, have a history of persistent substance abuse, or present a danger to the life safety of the individual or others to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals; altering the circumstances for petitions for the emergency evaluation of certain individuals; etc.
SB 53 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund - Alteration of Program
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152
Authorizing a designee of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to administer the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish on its website the names of certain donors to the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund who have authorized the Department to publish their names; etc.
SB 544 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Advanced Practice Dental Hygiene
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the State Board of Dental Examiners to adopt regulations for the licensure of advanced practice dental hygienists and the practice of advanced practice dental hygiene; requiring the Board to adopt regulations establishing criteria for taking certain actions relating to a delegation agreement; requiring the Board to adopt a code of ethics for the practice of advanced practice dental hygiene; requiring the Board to set certain fees and to pay all fees collected to the Comptroller; etc.
SB 560 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assistants (Graduate Assistant Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
02/06/2018 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain graduate assistants at certain public institutions of higher education; establishing a separate collective bargaining unit for certain graduate assistants; etc.
SB 586 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Reimbursement of Certificate and License Programs
02/26/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
Authorizing recipients of a senatorial or delegate scholarship to use the scholarship to reimburse certain educational expenses for a certificate or license program at a community college if the recipient is currently enrolled or was enrolled in the last 2 years; and exempting certain applicants from the requirement that certain senatorial scholarship recipients take a certain examination and be enrolled in certain institutions.
SB 626 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Vehicle Registration - Exemption From Registration Fees - Surviving Spouses of Veterans
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158
Repealing the requirement that the surviving spouse of a deceased disabled veteran be at least 65 years old to qualify for a certain exemption to vehicle registration fees.
SB 649 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Estates and Trusts - Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
03/21/2018 - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to a surviving spouse making an election to take a certain share of the net estate of the decedent instead of the property left to the surviving spouse under the will; providing that a surviving spouse may take a certain elective share amount of a certain estate subject to election; establishing the priority to be used in determining the sources from which a certain elective share amount is payable; etc.
SB 652 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance - Regulation
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 198
Specifying that a certain insurer that offers or sells a travel insurance policy is required to pay a certain premium tax on certain premiums paid by certain persons; requiring travel insurance to be classified and filed as inland marine insurance; specifying the state of residence for different types of policies; providing that eligibility and underwriting standards for travel insurance may be developed and provided based on certain travel protection plans and certain applicable provisions of law; etc.
SB 66 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 155
Requiring the Secretary of Health to publish an annual report on the suicides of veterans and members currently serving in the armed services of the United States; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, nature of service if known, and method of suicide of the veteran or armed services member; requiring the report to include aggregate information for the lesser of the previous 5 years or the total number of years for which information is available; etc.
SB 661 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Law Enforcement - Federal Surplus Program - Equipment Acquisition
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting certain law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from a federal military surplus program; requiring certain law enforcement agencies to post notice of a request for certain equipment from a federal military surplus program within 14 days of the request for surplus equipment; etc.
SB 67 - Chair, Finance Committee
Department of Commerce - Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund - Renaming and Revising
04/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Renaming the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Fund to be the Advantage Maryland Fund Authority and the Advantage Maryland Fund; expanding the information required as part of a report on the economic benefits of financial assistance provided under law to include the number, type, use, amount, and terms of the financial assistance provided; providing that financial assistance from the fund used to finance costs incurred for working capital may not exceed $3,000,000; etc.
SB 684 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 715 - Sen. Andrew Serafini (REP-MD)
Creation of a State Debt - Washington County - Vietnam War Monument
02/28/2018 - Hearing 3/10 at 11:00 a.m.
Board of Directors of The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. and the Mayor and City Council of the City of Hagerstown for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of a Vietnam War Monument, located in Washington County; providing for the disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
SB 732 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Renewable Energy and Job Development
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after January 1, 2020; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable sources in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of Tier 1 renewable energy that must be derived from solar energy in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; etc.
SB 757 - Sen. Douglas Peters (DEM-MD)
Nursing Facilities - Quality Assessment - Exemption for State Veterans Home
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting a State-owned nursing facility for veterans from the quality assessment imposed by the Maryland Department of Health on certain nursing facilities.
SB 829 - Sen. Adelaide Eckardt (REP-MD)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)
03/15/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
Including income from certain retirement plans within a subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain retired individuals or individuals who are disabled or whose spouse is disabled; repealing an obsolete reference to a certain provision relating to a rollover individual retirement account; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
SB 864 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 682
Requiring a health care provider to disclose certain medical and legal records without the authorization of an individual to a public defender who states in writing that the Office of the Public Defender represents the individual; requiring that only those records needed by the public defender to represent the individual shall be disclosed; requiring the records to be provided within 24 hours after a certain request; prohibiting a hearing officer from ordering the release of a certain individual on certain grounds; etc.
SB 887 - Washington County Senators
Washington County - Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Minimum Percentage of Disability
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 319
Expanding eligibility for a certain property tax credit in Washington County for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to include veterans with any service-connected disability; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.
SB 908 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Partial Repeal of Firearms Safety Act of 2013
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the designation of certain firearms as assault weapons; repealing the prohibition on certain persons transporting an assault weapon into the State or possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving an assault weapon; prohibiting, with certain exceptions, a person from transporting an assault pistol into the State or possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving an assault pistol; etc.
SB 911 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Veteran Suicide Prevention - Comprehensive Action Plan
03/21/2018 - Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a certain action plan to increase access to and the availability of professional veteran health services to prevent veteran suicides; requiring the plan to address certain matters; requiring the Department to collaborate with interested parties in developing the plan; requiring the Department to implement certain initiatives and reforms by June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2028; terminating the Act after June 30, 2028; etc.
SB 932 - Sen. Victor Ramirez (DEM-MD)
State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission - Video Lottery Facilities - Regulations Relating to Cheating
03/05/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
Requiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to adopt certain regulations establishing certain procedures to address cheating and the use of cheating or thieving devices in certain video lottery facilities, parking areas, and adjacent facilities by certain persons or individuals; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations ensuring that certain individuals are charged with criminal trespass; etc.
SB 947 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 730
Prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on the grounds that the individual was kept at an emergency facility for more than 30 hours.
SB 949 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Career Education Policy Act
03/26/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring public high schools to make students aware of certain employment and skills training opportunities through certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; specifying that a requirement to earn a credit in technology education to graduate may be satisfied by completing certain courses selected by the county board; authorizing certain applicants for legislative scholarships to be enrolled in Workforce Development Sequence courses or be participating in an apprenticeship training program; etc.
SB 978 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Career Preparation Expansion Act
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 695
Authorizing a student or a student's parent or guardian to release the student's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score to certain apprenticeship programs and certain employers; authorizing the State Department of Education to adopt regulations requiring the award of credit toward high school graduation for time spent in certain apprenticeship programs; authorizing a Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship to assist with the cost of participation in certain apprenticeship programs; etc.
SB 996 - Sen. Douglas Peters (DEM-MD)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income (Hometown Heroes and Veterans Act of 2018)
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 573
Altering a subtraction modification under the State income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least 55 years old from $10,000 to $15,000; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for the first $15,000 of retirement income attributable to employment as a correctional officer; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
 
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