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From the Maryland Department of Legislative Services

October 1, 2020

2020 Chapters* – Effective October 1, 2020 (*Chapter Numbers designate the order in which enacted bills were signed by the Governor)

 

HB 5

Chapter 21

Delegate Chang, et al

CRIMES – HATE CRIMES – USE OF AN ITEM OR A SYMBOL TO THREATEN OR INTIMIDATE

Prohibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, owner’s agent, or lawful occupant of the property, with the intent to threaten or intimidate any person or group of persons; and establishing that a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both applies to a violation of the Act.

 

SB 161

Chapter 22

 

Senator Elfreth, et al

CRIMES – HATE CRIMES – USE OF AN ITEM OR A SYMBOL TO THREATEN OR INTIMIDATE

Prohibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, owner’s agent, or lawful occupant of the property, with the intent to  threaten  or  intimidate any person or group of persons; and establishing that a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or

both applies to a violation of the Act.

 

 

HB 14

Chapter 25

 

Delegate Queen

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK – INQUIRING ABOUT WAGES – PROHIBITION ON ADVERSE ACTION

Prohibiting an employer from taking any adverse employment action against an employee for inquiring about the employee’s wages.

 

HB 21

Chapter 28

 

Delegate Cardin

ABANDONED PROPERTY IN POSSESSION OF A MUSEUM

Authorizing certain museums located in the State to claim title to property that is on permanent loan or that was loaned for a certain term that has expired by giving notice that the  museum  is  terminating the loan of the property; authorizing a museum to take possession of certain property if the lender fails to respond to a notice provided by certified mail within 60 days; authorizing a museum to acquire a certain lien for the costs of certain conservation measures taken on the property; etc.

 

SB 88

Chapter 29

 

Senator Hayes, et al

ABANDONED PROPERTY IN POSSESSION OF A MUSEUM

Authorizing certain museums located in the State to claim title to property that is on permanent loan or that was loaned for a certain term that has expired by giving notice that the  museum  is  terminating the loan of the property; authorizing a museum to take possession of certain property if the lender fails to respond to a notice provided by certified mail within 60 days; authorizing a museum to acquire a certain lien for the costs of certain conservation measures taken on the property; etc.

 

HB 25

Chapter 32

 

Delegate Holmes

CONDOMINIUMS AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS – AMENDMENTS TO DECLARATIONS AND GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

Establishing that a provision in the declaration of a condominium or in a governing document of a homeowners association that requires any action on the part of a holder of a mortgage or deed of trust on a unit or a lot in order to make certain amendments shall be deemed satisfied if certain procedures are satisfied under certain

circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 293

Chapter 33

 

Senator West

CONDOMINIUMS AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS – AMENDMENTS TO DECLARATIONS AND GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

Establishing that a provision in the declaration of a  condominium  or in a governing document of a homeowners association that requires any action on the part of a holder of a mortgage or deed of trust on a unit or a lot in order to make certain amendments shall be deemed satisfied if certain procedures are satisfied under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 33

Chapter 34

 

Delegate Guyton, et al

CRIMINAL LAW – ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT – CAUSING SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

Prohibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and  applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a  fine  not exceeding $5,000 or both.

 

HB 36

Chapter 35

 

Delegate Barron, et al

JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS – FINES, FEES, AND COSTS

Repealing certain provisions of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain civil fines against a child found to have committed certain violations; repealing a certain provision of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain court costs against a juvenile respondent or the respondent’s parent, guardian, or custodian under certain circumstances; repealing a certain provision of  law  authorizing the juvenile court to assess any party or parent of a child

in a certain proceeding for services of a certain attorney; etc.

 

 

HB 46

Chapter 39

 

Delegate Carr

MOTOR VEHICLE  ADMINISTRATION  –  AUTHORITY  TO SUSPEND REGISTRATION FOR VIOLATIONS RECORDED BY TRAFFIC CONTROL  SIGNAL  MONITORING  SYSTEMS AND SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS – REPEAL

Repealing the Motor Vehicle Administration’s authority to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle if the owner or driver of the motor vehicle fails to pay the penalty assessed for certain violations recorded by a traffic control signal monitoring system or a speed monitoring system.

 

SB 177

Chapter 40

 

Senator Waldstreicher

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION – AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND REGISTRATION FOR VIOLATIONS RECORDED BY TRAFFIC CONTROL  SIGNAL  MONITORING  SYSTEMS AND SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS – REPEAL

Repealing the Motor Vehicle Administration’s authority to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle if the owner or driver of the motor vehicle fails to pay the penalty assessed for certain violations recorded by a traffic control signal monitoring system or a speed monitoring system.

 

HB 77

Chapter 42

 

Anne Arundel County Delegation

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY – ILLEGAL DUMPING AND LITTER CONTROL LAW – ADOPTION OF LOCAL ORDINANCE

Authorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.

 

SB 60

Chapter 43

 

Senator Simonaire, et al

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY – ILLEGAL DUMPING AND LITTER CONTROL LAW – ADOPTION OF LOCAL ORDINANCE

Authorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.

 

 

HB 81

Chapter 45

 

Delegate Moon, et al

CRIMINAL LAW – SODOMY – REPEAL

Repealing the crime of sodomy; making conforming changes;  clarifying that certain evidence is not admissible as an infamous  crime; providing that a conviction before October 1, 2020, for sodomy may not be expunged under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 89

Chapter 46

 

St. Mary’s County Delegation

ST. MARY’S  COUNTY  –  EMERGENCY  SNOW  ROUTES  –  AUTHORITY

Authorizing the County Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to designate an emergency snow route and to regulate travel and the presence of vehicles on an emergency snow route during a snow emergency.

 

HB 93

Chapter 48

 

Delegates C. Jackson and D.E. Davis

CONSUMER PROTECTION – MOBILE HOME PURCHASERS

Requiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 days before a lender repossesses mobile home a written notice of the lender’s intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile home retailer has a duty of good faith and fair dealing in providing financial information to a prospective consumer borrower; prohibiting a mobile home retailer from steering a prospective consumer borrower to certain financing products; etc.

 

SB 155

Chapter 49

 

Senator Augustine, et al

CONSUMER PROTECTION – MOBILE HOME PURCHASERS

Requiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 day before a lender repossesses a mobile home a written notice of the lender’s intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile home retailer has a duty of good faith and fair dealing in providing financial information to a prospective consumer borrower; prohibiting a mobile home retailer from steering a prospective consumer borrower to certain financing

products; etc.

 

 

 

HB 94

Chapter 50

 

Delegate Rosenberg

ESTATES AND TRUSTS – RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

Limiting a statutory exception to the common–law rule against perpetuities that provides that the rule does not apply to an option of a tenant to purchase all or part of the premises leased by the tenant to an option that is exercisable only during the term of the lease; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.

 

SB 152

Chapter 51

 

Senator West

ESTATES AND TRUSTS – RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

Limiting a statutory exception to the common–law rule against perpetuities that provides that the rule does not apply to an option of a tenant to purchase all or part of the premises leased by the tenant to an option that is exercisable only during the term of the lease; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.

 

HB 99

Chapter 52

 

Delegate D.E. Davis

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – INJURED WORKERS’ INSURANCE FUND – REVISIONS

Requiring, rather than authorizing, the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund to be the third–party administrator for the State’s Self–Insured Workers’ Compensation Program for State Employees under a  contract with the State; authorizing the Fund to use nonsupervisory employees of the Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company; authorizing nonsupervisory employees of the Company to be assigned to perform certain functions under a certain contract; altering the membership of the Board for the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund;

etc.

 

 

SB 616

Chapter 53

 

Senator Klausmeier, et al

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – INJURED WORKERS’ INSURANCE FUND – REVISIONS

Requiring, rather than authorizing, the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund to be the third–party administrator for the State’s Self–Insured Workers’ Compensation Program for State Employees under a  contract with the State; authorizing the Fund to use nonsupervisory employees of the Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company; authorizing nonsupervisory employees of the Company to be assigned to perform certain functions under a certain contract; altering the membership of the Board for the Fund; etc.

 

HB 108

Chapter 56

 

Delegate Stein

CONDOMINIUMS – RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES

Specifying that the council of unit owner’s property insurance deductible is a common expense if the cause of any damage to the condominium originates from an event outside the condominium  units and common elements; increasing, from $5,000 to $10,000, the maximum amount of the council of unit owners’ property insurance deductible for which a unit owner is responsible; applying the Act to all policies of property and casualty insurance issued, delivered, or renewed in the State to a condominium council of unit owners; etc.

 

SB 175

Chapter 57

 

Senator West

CONDOMINIUMS – RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES

Specifying that the council of unit owners’ property insurance deductible is a common expense if the cause of any damage to the condominium originates from an event outside the condominium  units and common elements; increasing, from $5,000 to $10,000, the maximum amount of the council of unit owners’ property insurance deductible for which a unit owner is responsible; applying the Act to all policies of property and casualty insurance issued, delivered, or

renewed in the State to a condominium council of unit owners; etc.

 

 

HB 116

Chapter 58

 

Delegate D.E. Davis

HOME BUILDER GUARANTY FUND – AWARD LIMITATIONS – REVISIONS

Increasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder Guaranty Fund.

 

SB 164

Chapter 59

 

Senator Kelley

HOME BUILDER GUARANTY FUND – AWARD LIMITATIONS – REVISIONS

Increasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder Guaranty Fund.

 

HB 117

Chapter 60

 

Delegate Dumais

INSURANCE – INDUSTRY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Altering the nominating entity for four board members of the Industry Automobile Insurance Association to reflect the merger of the American Insurance Association and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America into the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

 

SB 165

Chapter 61

 

Senator Kelley

INSURANCE – INDUSTRY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Altering the nominating entity for four board members of the Industry Automobile Insurance Association to reflect the merger of the American Insurance Association and the Property Casualty

Insurers Association of America into the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

 

 

HB 118

Chapter 62

 

Delegate Dumais

PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE – PROHIBITION ON  CANCELLATION  DUE  TO  TOWING  OR EMERGENCY ROADSIDE COVERAGE CLAIMS

Prohibiting an insurer from canceling, refusing to renew, or otherwise terminating coverage for a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy based on claims made under the policy’s towing or emergency roadside coverage; authorizing an insurer to remove towing or emergency roadside service coverage from a certain policy at renewal based on the number of claims pursuant to the towing coverage; and authorizing an insurer to increase a premium of a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy as a result of certain claims.

 

SB 125

Chapter 63

 

Senator Feldman

PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE – PROHIBITION ON  CANCELLATION  DUE  TO  TOWING  OR EMERGENCY ROADSIDE COVERAGE CLAIMS

Prohibiting an insurer from canceling, refusing to renew, or otherwise terminating coverage for a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy based on claims made under the policy’s towing or emergency roadside coverage; authorizing an insurer to remove towing or emergency roadside service coverage from a certain policy at renewal based on the number of claims pursuant to the towing coverage; and authorizing an insurer to increase a premium of a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy as a result of certain claims.

 

HB 120

Chapter 64

 

Delegates Dumais and C. Watson

MOTOR CARRIERS AND FOR–HIRE DRIVING SERVICES – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Providing that a motor carrier permit is not required for transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver’s personal vehicle; altering the definition of “transportation network services”; and providing that a nonprofit organization that provides transportation for remuneration to clients of certain services may not

be required to obtain a motor carrier permit.

 

SB 171

Chapter 65

 

Senator Guzzone

MOTOR CARRIERS AND FOR–HIRE DRIVING SERVICES – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Providing that a motor carrier permit is not required for transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver’s personal vehicle; altering the definition of “transportation network services”; and providing that a nonprofit organization that provides transportation for remuneration to clients of certain services may not be required to obtain a motor carrier permit.

 

HB 121

Chapter 66

 

St. Mary’s County Delegation

ST. MARY’S  COUNTY  –  METROPOLITAN  COMMISSION  – COLLECTION          OF          FEES,           ASSESSMENTS,          AND NONSUBSTANTIVE AND CLARIFYING REVISIONS

Revising, restating, and recodifying certain  terms;  updating  the  plans, regulations, and ordinances of St. Mary’s County in accordance with which a connection to a completed water main or sewer of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission shall be made under certain circumstances; clarifying that the Metropolitan  Commission  shall have full and complete jurisdiction over certain appurtenances with certain systems; clarifying that the Metropolitan Commission may commence a third–party action under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 123

Chapter 67

 

Delegate K. Young, et al

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – WAGE HISTORY AND WAGE RANGE

Requiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking negative actions against an applicant for employment because the applicant did not provide wage history or a wage range; prohibiting an employer from relying on wage history, except when voluntarily provided, for the purpose of determining fair wage, and from seeking an applicant’s wage history

from former employers or their agents; etc.

 

 

HB 133

Chapter 68

 

Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee (By Request – Departmental – Transportation)

VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM – DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL – EXEMPTION

Exempting certain active duty members of the armed services of the United States who are subject to certain deployments from certain mandatory vehicle emissions inspections; requiring all owners of a motor vehicle for which an exemption is sought under the Act to certify in a certain manner that at least one owner of the vehicle has received military orders for deployment outside the United States or  to a duty station in a jurisdiction not subject to vehicle emissions control programs; etc.

 

HB 139

Chapter 71

 

Delegate Crosby

CONSUMER PROTECTION – ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS – SALE AND LEASE OF VEHICLES

Providing that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery of a vehicle by electronic means except under certain circumstances; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a transaction for the sale or lease of a vehicle with a dealer by electronic means unless the dealer provides the consumer with certain documents and a reasonable opportunity to review the documents before providing an electronic signature; requiring that a vehicle be delivered at a certain location and within a certain time period; etc.

 

SB 134

Chapter 72

 

Senator Feldman

CONSUMER PROTECTION – ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS – SALE AND LEASE OF VEHICLES

Providing that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery  of  a vehicle by electronic means under certain circumstances; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a transaction for the sale or lease of a vehicle with a dealer by electronic means unless the dealer provides the consumer with certain documents and a reasonable opportunity to review the documents before providing an electronic signature; requiring that a vehicle be

delivered at a certain location and within a certain time period; etc.

 

 

HB 141

Chapter 73

 

Delegate Cullison, et al

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY CORPORATION ACT – REVISIONS

Revising the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation Act; altering the persons to whom and circumstances under which the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation is required to provide certain coverage; providing that the Act does not provide coverage to persons who acquire the right to receive certain payments; altering the policies and contracts issued by member insurers that may not be provided coverage under the Act; providing that certain provisions of State insurance law apply to health maintenance organizations; etc.

 

SB 186

Chapter 74

 

Senator Kelley

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY CORPORATION ACT – REVISIONS

Revising the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation Act; altering the persons to whom and circumstances under which the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation is required to provide certain coverage; providing that the Act does not provide coverage to persons who acquire the right to receive certain payments; altering the policies and contracts issued by member insurers that may not be provided coverage under the Act; etc.

 

HB 144

Chapter 77

 

Chair, Economic Matters Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

INSURANCE – UNINSURED OR ENHANCED UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE – PROPERTY DAMAGE

Clarifying that certain motor vehicle liability insurance policies must contain coverage for damages, subject to the policy limits, that the insured is entitled to recover from the owner or operator of certain motor vehicles because of property damage, including the loss of the insured vehicle; and altering the amounts to which certain motorist

coverage in certain policies must be equal.

 

 

HB 149

Chapter 82

 

Chair, Environment  and  Transportation  Committee  (By Request – Departmental – Assessments and Taxation)

REAL PROPERTY – GROUND LEASES – REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS – PRIVATE TRANSACTION REDEMPTIONS

Altering the requirement that a ground lease holder notify the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of certain changes concerning a ground lease; authorizing a leasehold tenant or an interested party to submit to the Department certain documentation of the redemption of a ground lease if the ground lease is redeemed in a certain private transaction and the ground lease holder has failed to notify the Department of the redemption; and requiring the Department to update the online registry under certain circumstances.

 

HB 155

Chapter 84

 

St. Mary’s County Delegation

ST. MARY’S COUNTY – EMERGENCY SERVICES TAX REVENUE

– AUTHORIZED USE

Authorizing, instead of requiring, certain emergency services tax revenue in St. Mary’s County that exceeds the budgetary needs of the emergency services providers to be used to reduce the emergency services tax for the next year.

 

HB 157

Chapter 85

 

Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee (By Request – Departmental – Transportation)

VEHICLE LAWS – BUSINESS OR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES – ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES

Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to suspend a business or occupational license before holding an administrative hearing if the Administration determines that the license holder is in violation of certain used vehicle safety inspection requirements and that there is a danger of immediate, substantial, and continuing harm to the public if the license is continued pending a hearing; requiring the Administration to grant a hearing request on the license suspension

within 7 days of the request; etc.

 

 

HB 158

Chapter 86

 

Chair, Environment  and  Transportation  Committee  (By Request – Departmental – State Police)

VEHICLE LAWS – EQUIPMENT AND INSPECTIONS – STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS

Altering for vehicle operation and inspection purposes the standards for the authorized placement of certain materials on certain windows of certain vehicles; altering certain standards and requirements governing headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, light or signal devices, backup lamps, brakes, and windshield washers on certain vehicles; authorizing providers of transportation network services to display certain signs identifying the operator and vehicle as a provider of transportation network services; etc.

 

HB 159

Chapter 87

 

Chair, Environment  and  Transportation  Committee  (By Request – Departmental – State Ethics Commission)

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION – DETERMINATION OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL IN AN EXECUTIVE UNIT – INFORMATION FROM UNITS OF STATE GOVERNMENT

Requiring the secretary of a principal department in the Executive Branch, the president of a public senior higher education institution, and a unit of State government to provide certain information to the State Ethics Commission in a timely manner for the Ethics Commission to make a certain determination whether an individual in an executive unit is a public official for certain purposes.

 

HB 161

Chapter 88

 

Chair, Environment  and  Transportation  Committee  (By Request – Departmental – Agriculture)

NUTRIENT         MANAGEMENT         –         NONAGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER APPLICATION  –  REQUIREMENTS  AND PENALTIES

Requiring each place of business at which a person is employed to apply fertilizer to certain nonagricultural property to have a certain certified professional fertilizer applicator on staff and be licensed annually by the Department of Agriculture; requiring an applicant for a license to submit an application on the form required by the Department and pay an application fee as set by the Department; and altering the application of a certain civil penalty to include the

employer of a person who violates certain provisions of law.

 

 

HB 171

Chapter 93

 

Delegate Guyton, et al

CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS – INTERFERENCE WITH EQUINES

Altering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with or destroying an equine used for a certain purpose or for any other lawful activity; changing the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor; altering the maximum penalty to include a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both; etc.

 

HB 172

Chapter 94

 

Chair, Environment  and  Transportation  Committee  (By Request – Departmental – Assessments and Taxation)

REAL PROPERTY – GROUND LEASES – REPEAL OF REGISTRATION FEES

Repealing certain fees for the registration of ground leases with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation; and altering the circumstances under which the Department shall register a ground lease.

 

HB 176

Chapter 96

 

St. Mary’s County Delegation

ST. MARY’S  COUNTY  OPEN  MEETINGS  ACT  –  CLOSED  SESSIONS

Authorizing a public agency in St. Mary’s County to meet in a closed session to consider the investment of public funds, to consult with counsel for legal advice, and, under certain circumstances, to discuss certain cybersecurity matters.

 

HB 187

Chapter 98

 

Delegate Pena–Melnyk, et al

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION – OUTBREAK RESPONSE PLAN (OLIVIA’S LAW)

Requiring a public institution of higher education to submit an outbreak response plan to the Maryland Department of Health on or before August 1 each year, beginning in 2021; requiring a public institution of higher education to implement the outbreak response plan under certain circumstances; requiring the outbreak response plan to include certain processes and the provision of certain staff;

etc.

 

 

 

SB 329

Chapter 99

 

Senators Waldstreicher and Rosapepe

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION – OUTBREAK RESPONSE PLAN (OLIVIA’S LAW)

Requiring a public institution of higher education to submit an outbreak response plan to the Maryland Department of Health on or before August 1 each year, beginning in 2021; requiring a public institution of higher education to implement the outbreak response plan under certain circumstances; requiring the outbreak response plan to include certain processes and the provision of  certain  staff; etc.

 

HB 189

Chapter 100

 

Delegate Dumais

INSURANCE – CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE MODEL LAW – REVISIONS

Authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to defer to, rather than use information provided by, the insurance regulatory agency of a state or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee process in the certification or rating of an assuming insurer under certain circumstances; requiring that certain credit be allowed when certain reinsurance is ceded to certain assuming insurers that have their head offices or are domiciled in and licensed in a reciprocal jurisdiction; etc.

 

SB 167

Chapter 101

 

Senator Kelley

INSURANCE – CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE MODEL LAW – REVISIONS

Authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to defer to, rather than use information provided by, the insurance regulatory agency of a state or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee process in the certification or rating of an assuming insurer under certain circumstances; requiring that certain credit be allowed when certain reinsurance is ceded to certain assuming insurers that have their head offices or are domiciled in and

licensed in a reciprocal jurisdiction; etc.

 

 

HB 194

Chapter 102

 

Delegate Korman, et al

STATE HIGHWAY  ADMINISTRATION  –  HIGHWAY  WORK PERMITS – PEDESTRIAN ACCESS (PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ACT OF 2020)

Requiring a person that obtains a highway work permit from the State Highway Administration to maintain a safe alternative pedestrian path at work sites that are within 1 mile of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail or bus rapid transit stations or Maryland Transit Administration rail or bus rapid transit stations, including Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) stations; requiring the Administration to make available information on best practices for the maintenance of pedestrian access in certain areas; etc.

 

SB 285

Chapter 103

 

Senator Lee

STATE HIGHWAY  ADMINISTRATION  –  HIGHWAY  WORK PERMITS – PEDESTRIAN ACCESS (PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ACT OF 2020)

Requiring a person that obtains a highway work permit from the State Highway Administration to maintain a safe alternative pedestrian path at work sites that are within 1 mile of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority or Maryland Transit Administration rail or bus rapid transit stations, including Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) stations; requiring the Administration to compile, publish, and make available information on best practices for the maintenance of pedestrian access in certain areas; etc.

 

HB 200

Chapter 106

 

Delegate W. Fisher, et al

VEHICLE LAWS  –  REGISTRATION  PLATE  FRAMES  AND BORDERS – ENFORCEMENT

Providing for enforcement only as a secondary offense for a violation of the requirement to maintain vehicle registration plates to be free from foreign material and to be clearly legible.

 

 

SB 859

Chapter 107

 

Senator Sydnor

VEHICLE LAWS  –  REGISTRATION  PLATE  FRAMES  AND BORDERS – ENFORCEMENT

Providing for enforcement only as a secondary offense for a violation of the requirement to maintain vehicle registration plates to be free from foreign material and to be clearly legible.

 

HB 230

Chapter 114

 

Delegate Wells, et al

VEHICLE LAWS – OVERTAKING AND PASSING BICYCLES

Authorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no–passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle traveling in the same direction in accordance with a certain provision of law and in a certain manner.

 

SB 199

Chapter 115

 

Senator Lee

VEHICLE LAWS – OVERTAKING AND PASSING BICYCLES

Authorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no–passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle traveling in the same direction in accordance with a certain provision of law and in a certain manner.

 

HB 231

Chapter 116

 

Delegate Lierman, et al

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES MADE EQUAL ACT

Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in certain neighborhoods; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of source of income; establishing qualifications and limitations on the prohibition against discrimination in housing

based on source of income; etc.

 

 

SB 530

Chapter 117

 

Senator Smith, et al

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES MADE EQUAL ACT

Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in certain neighborhoods; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of source of income; establishing qualifications and limitations on the prohibition against  discrimination  in  housing based on source of income; etc.

 

HB 233

Chapter 119

 

Delegate Pippy, et al

CRIMINAL LAW  –  ASSAULT  IN  THE  FIRST  DEGREE  –  STRANGULATION

Prohibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.

 

SB 212

Chapter 120

 

Senator Lee, et al

CRIMINAL LAW  –  ASSAULT  IN  THE  FIRST  DEGREE  –  STRANGULATION

Prohibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.

 

HB 234

Chapter 121

 

Delegates Henson and J. Lewis

CHILD SUPPORT – SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS AND ARREARS FOR INCARCERATED OBLIGORS – MODIFICATIONS

Altering a condition relating to an incarcerated obligor’s term of imprisonment under which the obligor’s child support payment is not considered past due and arrearages will not accrue if the obligor was

sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 180 consecutive calendar days or more.

 

 

SB 1006

Chapter 122

 

Senator Carter, et al

CHILD SUPPORT – SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS AND ARREARS FOR INCARCERATED OBLIGORS – MODIFICATIONS

Altering a condition relating to an incarcerated obligor’s term of imprisonment under which the obligor’s child support payment is not considered past due and arrearages will not accrue if the obligor was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 180 consecutive calendar days or more.

 

HB 241

Chapter 124

 

Delegate Holmes

REAL PROPERTY – GROUND LEASES – PAST DUE GROUND RENT

Clarifying that a ground lease holder may not bring any suit, action, or proceeding against the current leasehold tenant or a former leasehold tenant to recover the ground rent that was due and owing before the date the current leasehold tenant acquired title to the leasehold interest if the ground lease was not registered in accordance with certain law prior to the date the current leasehold tenant acquired title, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

 

SB 170

Chapter 125

 

Senator West

REAL PROPERTY – GROUND LEASES – PAST DUE GROUND RENT

Clarifying that a ground lease holder may not bring any suit, action, or proceeding against the current leasehold tenant or a former leasehold tenant to recover the ground rent that was due and owing before the date the current leasehold tenant acquired title to the leasehold interest if the ground lease was not registered in accordance with certain law prior to the date the current leasehold tenant

acquired title, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

 

 

HB 246

Chapter 128

 

Delegate Pippy, et al

SEXUAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR  – SOLICITATION THROUGH PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN – PROHIBITION AND PENALTIES

Prohibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited sexual acts with the minor; and establishing and altering certain penalties.

 

SB 231

Chapter 129

 

Senator Lee, et al

SEXUAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR  – SOLICITATION THROUGH PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN – PROHIBITION AND PENALTIES

Prohibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited sexual acts with the minor; and establishing and altering certain penalties.

 

HB 247

Chapter 130

 

Delegate Malone

ORPHANS’ COURTS – APPEALS – PROCEDURES

Requiring a certain appeal from a final judgment of an orphans’ court to be made by filing a certain notice, rather than a certain order; extending from 30 days to 60 days the standard period of time within which the register of wills must transmit all pleadings and orders of the proceedings to the court to which  the appeal  is taken; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

 

SB 149

Chapter 131

 

Senator West

ORPHANS’ COURTS – APPEALS – PROCEDURES

Requiring a certain appeal from a final judgment of an orphans’ court to be made by filing a certain notice, rather than a certain order; extending from 30 days to 60 days the standard period of time within which the register of wills must transmit all pleadings and orders of the proceedings to the court to which the appeal is taken; applying

the Act prospectively; etc.

 

 

HB 248

Chapter 132

 

Delegate Atterbeary, et al

PROTECTIVE ORDERS – RELIEF ELIGIBILITY – RAPE AND SEXUAL OFFENSES

Removing rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition of “person eligible for relief” for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to domestic violence protective orders to include an individual who alleges the commission of certain acts against the individual by a certain respondent.

 

SB 210

Chapter 133

 

Senator Waldstreicher, et al

PROTECTIVE ORDERS – RELIEF ELIGIBILITY – RAPE AND SEXUAL OFFENSES

Removing rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition of “person eligible for relief” for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to domestic violence protective orders to include an individual who alleges the commission, within 6 months of the filing of the petition, of certain  acts against the individual by a certain respondent.

 

HB 250

Chapter 134

 

Delegate Atterbeary

PEACE ORDERS AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS – EXTENSION

Specifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order’s original expiration date, the order is automatically extended and its terms remain in full force and

effect until the hearing on the motion.

 

 

SB 227

Chapter 135

 

Senator Waldstreicher, et al

PEACE ORDERS AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS – EXTENSION

Specifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order’s original expiration date, the order is automatically extended and its terms remain in full force and effect until the hearing on the motion.

 

HB 254

Chapter 138

 

Prince George’s County Delegation

PRINCE GEORGE’S  COUNTY  –  COOPERATIVE  HOUSING CORPORATIONS, CONDOMINIUMS, AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS – RESERVE STUDIES PG 403–20

Requiring the governing body of certain cooperative housing corporations in Prince George’s County to have a study conducted of the reserves needed for future major repairs and replacement of common elements of the cooperative housing corporation by a certain date and at certain intervals under certain circumstances; requiring the annual budget of a cooperative housing corporation in Prince George’s County to provide reserve funds in the annual budget for the cooperative housing corporation in accordance with the reserve study; etc.

 

HB 269

Chapter 142

 

Delegates Dumais and Malone

CHILD SUPPORT – SHARED PHYSICAL CUSTODY

Establishing a certain formula for the calculation of a certain child support obligation under the child support guidelines when a parent with shared physical custody keeps the child or children overnight for more than 25%, at least 92 overnights, but less than 30%, not more than 109 overnights, of the year; applying the Act only to cases filed

on or after October 1, 2020; etc.

 

 

SB 579

Chapter 143

 

Senator Sydnor

CHILD SUPPORT – SHARED PHYSICAL CUSTODY

Establishing a certain formula for the calculation of a certain child support obligation under the child support guidelines when a parent with shared physical custody keeps the child or children overnight for more than 25%, at least 92 overnights, but less than 30%, not more than 109 overnights, of the year; applying the Act only to cases filed on or after October 1, 2020; etc.

 

HB 270

Chapter 144

 

Delegate Dumais

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE – USAGE–BASED INSURANCE

Establishing that the application of a certain insurance program on vehicle operation during the current policy period is not a violation of certain restrictions on classification for private passenger motor vehicle insurance; requiring that a certain notice include information for a premium increase that is due to a program that measures the operation of an insured vehicle during the current policy period; prohibiting an insurer from requiring a policyholder to participate in a usage–based program to obtain motor vehicle insurance; etc.

 

SB 195

Chapter 145

 

Senators Feldman and Hershey

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE – USAGE–BASED INSURANCE

Establishing that the application of a certain insurance program on vehicle operation during the current policy period is not a violation of certain restrictions on classification for private passenger motor vehicle insurance; requiring that a certain notice include information for a premium increase that is due to a program that measures the operation of an insured vehicle during the current policy period; prohibiting an insurer from requiring a policyholder to participate in

a usage–based program to obtain motor vehicle insurance; etc.

 

 

HB 271

Chapter 146

 

Delegate Szeliga

VEHICLE LAWS – CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FEE – TRAILER GIFTED TO FAMILY MEMBER

Reducing the certificate of title fee to $50 for a trailer with gross vehicle weight of 3,000 pounds or less if the trailer is transferred to a spouse, child, grandchild, parent, sibling, grandparent, father–in–law, mother–in–law, son–in–law, daughter–in–law of the transferor, or a niece or nephew of the transferor if the transferor is at least 65 years of age at the time of the transfer; and prohibiting the involvement of money or other valuable considerations in the transfer.

 

HB 280

Chapter 149

 

The Speaker (By Request – Office of the Attorney General), et al

VEHICLE LAWS – SUSPENSION OF DRIVER’S LICENSE OR REGISTRATION – UNPAID CITATIONS OR JUDGMENTS

Altering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration suspend the driver’s license and vehicle registration of a certain debtor; clarifying that a person may satisfy certain traffic citations by entering into a certain installment payment plan; applying the Act retroactively; etc.

 

SB 234

Chapter 150

 

The President (By Request – Office of the Attorney  General),  et al

VEHICLE LAWS – SUSPENSION OF DRIVER’S LICENSE OR REGISTRATION – UNPAID CITATIONS OR JUDGMENTS

Altering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment plan payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration suspend the driver’s license and vehicle registration of a certain debtor; clarifying that a person may satisfy certain traffic citations by entering into a certain installment payment plan; requiring the Department of Legislative Services to conduct a certain

study; etc.

 

 

HB 282

Chapter 151

 

Prince George’s County Delegation

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – ETHICS – LIMITATIONS ON APPLICANT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS PG 407–20

Repealing a prohibition on an applicant or applicant’s agent making a payment to the County Executive of Prince George’s County or a slate that includes the County Executive during the pendency of certain applications.

 

HB 285

Chapter 152

 

Anne Arundel County Delegation

ANNE ARUNDEL  COUNTY  –  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGES  –  BOARD MEETINGS

Requiring the Board of License Commissioners for Anne Arundel County to publish a meeting agenda not less than 1 week before a meeting; requiring the Board to broadcast via live stream every open meeting online; altering the timing requirement for publication of meeting minutes to not later than 1 month after a meeting; and requiring the Board to archive and store recordings of each open meeting for not less than 3 years and records of minutes for each open meeting for not less than 7 years.

 

SB 163

Chapter 153

 

Senator Elfreth, et al

ANNE ARUNDEL  COUNTY  –  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGES  –  BOARD MEETINGS

Requiring the Board of License Commissioners for Anne Arundel County to publish a meeting agenda not less than 1 week before the meeting; requiring the Board to broadcast via live stream every open meeting online; altering the timing requirement for publication of meeting minutes to not later than 1 month after a meeting; and requiring the Board to archive and store recordings of each open meeting for not less than 3 years and records of minutes of each open

meeting for not less than 7 years.

 

 

HB 286

Chapter 154

 

Delegate Wilkins, et al

PUBLIC HEALTH – MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW PROGRAM – STAKEHOLDERS

Altering the stakeholders required to be included in meetings convened under the Maternal Mortality Review Program to include families of women who have experienced near maternal death, a maternal death, or certain challenges during pregnancy or women who have experienced a near maternal death or certain other challenges during pregnancy; and requiring that, to the extent practicable, certain stakeholders convened under the Program reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of women most impacted by maternal deaths in the State.

 

HB 304

Chapter 160

 

Delegate Shetty, et al

CONSUMER PROTECTION – UNFAIR, ABUSIVE, OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES – EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

Authorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulnerable adult; adding a violation of a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulnerable adult to the unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practices that are subject to enforcement and penalties under the Act; etc.

 

HB 311

Chapter 161

 

Delegate Malone, et al

COURTS – COURT DOG AND CHILD WITNESS PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

Establishing the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to provide a facility dog or therapy dog to a child witness in any circuit court proceeding or other related court process, meeting, or interview; providing participation in the Program by a circuit court is voluntary; requiring participating courts to adhere to the procedures adopted by the Administrative Office of the Courts; requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop a plan to implement the Program and

ensure the details are publicly available; etc.

 

 

SB 101

Chapter 162

 

Senator Simonaire, et al

COURTS – COURT DOG AND CHILD WITNESS PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

Establishing the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to provide a facility dog or therapy dog to a child witness in any circuit court proceeding or other related court process, meeting, or interview; providing participation in the Program by a circuit court is voluntary; requiring participating courts to adhere to the procedures adopted by the Administrative Office of the Courts; requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop a plan to implement the Program and ensure the details are publicly available; etc.

 

HB 315

Chapter 164

 

Delegate Stewart, et al

PUBLIC ETHICS VIOLATIONS AND CRIMES – PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES

Increasing certain penalties for bribery relating to a public employee; prohibiting, subject to a certain exception, a former secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch from assisting or representing another party for compensation, for one calendar year from the date the secretary leaves State office, in a matter that is the subject of legislative action.

 

HB 332

Chapter 172

 

Delegate Bagnall, et al

MENTAL HEALTH – CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL RECORDS AND EMERGENCY FACILITIES LIST

Altering the definition of “health care provider” for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; providing that the list of emergency facilities the Maryland Department of Health is required to publish may include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, crisis treatment centers, and outpatient mental

health clinics; etc.

 

 

SB 441

Chapter 173

 

Senator Hayes, et al

MENTAL HEALTH – CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL RECORDS AND EMERGENCY FACILITIES LIST

Altering the definition of “health care provider” for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; providing that the list of emergency facilities the Maryland Department of Health is required to publish may include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, crisis treatment centers, and outpatient mental health clinics; etc.

 

HB 349

Chapter 176

 

The Speaker (By Request – Administration), et al

OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING – SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND MILITARY SPOUSES – REVISIONS TO RECIPROCITY REQUIREMENTS

Altering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a license in good standing from another state for at least 1 year; authorizing the issuance of a temporary license to certain individuals who have held    a valid license from another state for less than 1 year provided that  the license is in good standing; etc.

 

SB 280

Chapter 177

 

The President (By Request – Administration), et al

OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING – SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND MILITARY SPOUSES – REVISIONS TO RECIPROCITY REQUIREMENTS

Altering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a certain license from another state for at least 1 year; authorizing the issuance of a temporary license to certain individuals who have held a valid license from another state for less than 1 year provided that the license is in

good standing; etc.

 

 

HB 364

Chapter 182

 

Delegates Saab and Cullison

HOSPITAL AND NURSING FACILITY WORKERS AND HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS – IDENTIFICATION TAGS AND BADGES

– NAME REQUIREMENT

Specifying that each hospital or nursing facility in the State ensure that all of its health care service providers whether in the hospital, outside or in a separate nursing facility wear personal identification tag indicating in readable text the first name, nickname, last name, or full name of the individual that is commonly used in the hospital or nursing facility; specifying the form of names required to be displayed on the badge required to worn by a health care practitioner when providing certain care to a patient; etc.

 

HB 365

Chapter 183

 

Delegates Dumais and Charkoudian

DEBT COLLECTION – EXEMPTIONS FROM ATTACHMENT AND EXECUTION

Altering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment to 30 times the State minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the wages are due, multiplied by the number of weeks during which the wages due were earned; and applying the Act prospectively.

 

SB 425

Chapter 184

 

Senator Beidle, et al

DEBT COLLECTION – EXEMPTIONS FROM ATTACHMENT AND EXECUTION

Altering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment to be the greater of 75% of the disposable wages due or 30 times the State minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the wages are due, multiplied by the number of weeks during which the

wages due were earned; and applying the Act prospectively.

 

 

HB 370

Chapter 185

 

Prince George’s County Delegation and Montgomery County Delegation

BICOUNTY COMMISSIONS – ANNUAL REPORTS – CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND LOBBYING PG/MC 102–20

Requiring certain bicounty commissions to report on conflict of interest issues and regulations during the previous calendar year on  or before April 30 each year; requiring certain bicounty commissions to report on lobbying before the bicounty commission and regulation of that lobbying for the previous calendar year on or before April 30 each year; and requiring certain bicounty commissions to publish the reports on the website of the bicounty commission.

 

HB 378

Chapter 187

 

Delegate Kipke

NATALIE M. LAPRADE MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION – CERTIFYING PROVIDERS

Altering the definition of “certifying provider” to include physician assistants that have an active, unrestricted license to practice, have an active delegation agreement with a primary supervising physician who is a certifying provider, and are in good standing with the State Board of Physicians; and altering the membership of the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission.

 

SB 304

Chapter 188

 

Senator West

NATALIE M. LAPRADE MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION – CERTIFYING PROVIDERS

Altering the definition of “certifying provider” to include physician assistants who have an active unrestricted license to practice, have an active delegation agreement with a primary supervising physician who is a certifying provider, and are in good standing with the State Board of Physicians; and altering the membership of the Natalie M.

LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission.

 

 

HB 384

Chapter 189

 

Charles County Delegation

CHARLES COUNTY – ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF BULKY ITEMS – PENALTIES

Authorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose penalties of up to 30 days imprisonment or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both for certain violations.

 

SB 429

Chapter 190

 

Charles County Senators

CHARLES COUNTY – ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF BULKY ITEMS – PENALTIES

Authorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose certain penalties of imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both for certain violations.

 

HB 402

Chapter 193

 

Delegates Barron and Korman

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY – SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY –  EMPLOYEE  WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

Providing that certain whistleblower protections for certain employees of the State apply to the employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority contingent on certain action by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia; specifying certain whistleblower protection laws that the General Assembly considers similar for the purpose of a certain provision of law; establishing the intent of the General Assembly to waive the sovereign immunity of the State for certain purposes; etc.

Contingency – Section 2 only, subject to the enactment of a

similar Act by the District of Columbia and Virginia

 

 

HB 404

Chapter 194

 

Delegate Luedtke, et al

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS – DATA COLLECTION AND TRACKING – MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Requiring the Department of Commerce in a certain annual report on economic development programs to include information for minority business enterprises on the number of enterprises that received assistance from each economic development program and the percentage of assistance distributed to each minority business enterprise from each economic development program compared to the total assistance distributed from each economic development program.

 

SB 499

Chapter 195

 

Senator Griffith, et al

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS – DATA COLLECTION AND TRACKING – MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Requiring the Department of Commerce in a certain annual report on economic development programs to include information for minority business enterprises on the number of enterprises that received assistance from each economic development program and the percentage of assistance distributed to each minority business enterprise from each economic development program compared to the total assistance distributed from each economic development program.

 

HB 421

Chapter 202

 

Delegate Korman, et al

STATE GOVERNMENT – OPEN MEETINGS – REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT (MARYLAND STATE AGENCY TRANSPARENCY ACT)

Requiring certain State agencies to make publicly available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting or, under certain circumstances, as far in advance of the meeting as practicable; requiring certain State agencies to post on their websites certain meeting minutes not more than 2 business days after the minutes are approved; requiring certain State agencies to maintain on their websites meeting minutes for 5 years and video recordings

and certain audio recordings for a minimum of 1 year after a meeting; etc.

 

 

SB 363

Chapter 203

 

Senator Kagan, et al

STATE GOVERNMENT – OPEN MEETINGS – REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT (MARYLAND STATE AGENCY TRANSPARENCY ACT)

Requiring certain State agencies to make available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting; requiring certain State agencies to post on their websites meeting minutes not more than 2 business days after the minutes are approved; requiring certain state agencies to maintain on their websites meeting minutes for 5 years and recordings for 1 year after the meeting; requiring the Department of Information Technology to provide certain staff, support, and equipment to the Maryland Transportation Authority; etc.

 

HB 440

Chapter 208

 

St. Mary’s County Delegation

ST. MARY’S  COUNTY  OPEN MEETINGS  ACT  –  PUBLIC  AGENCIES AND USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

Altering the definition of “public agency” for purposes of the St. Mary’s County Open Meetings Act to include the St. Mary’s County Board of Library Trustees, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, and the St. Mary’s County Housing Authority; and encouraging certain public agencies to use new technology when available to aid in public accessibility and transparency.

 

HB 443

Chapter 209

 

Charles County Delegation

SOUTHERN MARYLAND  CODE  COUNTIES  –  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Authorizing a Southern Maryland code county to enact a local law that provides regular employees of the county with certain collective bargaining rights; requiring a certain local law to provide definitions of and remedies for unfair labor practices and prohibit certain strikes or work stoppages by certain employees; providing that “regular employee” does not include an appointed or elected official, or a

supervisory, managerial, or confidential employee; etc.

 

 

SB 430

Chapter 210

 

Charles County Senators

SOUTHERN MARYLAND  CODE  COUNTIES  –  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Authorizing a Southern Maryland code county to enact a local law that provides certain employees with certain collective bargaining rights; requiring a certain local law to provide definitions of and remedies for unfair labor practices and prohibit certain strikes or work stoppages by certain employees; providing that “regular employee” does not include an appointed or elected official, or a supervisory, managerial, or confidential employee; etc.

 

HB 455

Chapter 211

 

Delegate Kelly, et al

HEALTH INSURANCE – MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS AND SUBSTANCE USE  DISORDER  BENEFITS  –  REPORTS  ON  NONQUANTITATIVE TREATMENT LIMITATIONS AND DATA

Requiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024, to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier’s compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring certain carriers to identify the five health benefit plans with the highest enrollment for each product offered in certain markets and conduct a certain analysis; authorizing certain carriers to submit a request to the Commissioner that disclosure of certain information be denied; etc.

 

SB 334

Chapter 212

 

Senators Augustine and Hester

HEALTH INSURANCE – MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS AND SUBSTANCE USE  DISORDER  BENEFITS  –  REPORTS  ON  NONQUANTITATIVE TREATMENT LIMITATIONS AND DATA

Requiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024 to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier’s compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring certain carriers to identify five health benefit plans with the highest enrollment for each product offered in certain markets and conduct a certain analysis; authorizing certain carriers to submit a request to the Commissioner that

disclosure of certain information be denied; etc.

 

 

HB 482

Chapter 218

 

Charles County Delegation

SOUTHERN MARYLAND  –  HOMEOWNERS  ASSOCIATION  COMMISSION – ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AUTHORITY

Expanding the authority of certain homeowners association commissions in the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to hear and resolve through alternative dispute resolution certain issues between a homeowners association and a homeowner regarding the enforcement of the governing documents, including declarations, bylaws, deeds, and recorded covenants and restrictions.

 

SB 428

Chapter 219

 

Charles County Senators

SOUTHERN MARYLAND  –  HOMEOWNERS  ASSOCIATION  COMMISSION – ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AUTHORITY

Expanding the authority of certain homeowners association commissions in the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to hear and resolve through alternative dispute resolution certain issues between a homeowners association and a homeowner regarding certain governing documents, including declarations, bylaws, deeds, and recorded covenants and restrictions.

 

HB 490

Chapter 220

 

Delegate Rosenberg, et al

BALTIMORE CITY –  ORPHANS’ COURT JUDGES – COMPENSATION

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the salary of the judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore City; authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the pension of the judges of the Orphans’ Court for

Baltimore City; etc.

 

 

SB 714

Chapter 221

 

Senator Carter, et al

BALTIMORE CITY –  ORPHANS’ COURT JUDGES – COMPENSATION

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the salary of the judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore City; authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the pension of the judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore City; etc.

 

HB 499

Chapter 222

 

Delegate Moon, et al

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – CELL SITE SIMULATOR

Authorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; limiting to 30 days or less the time period during which a cell site simulator may be used or location information may be obtained under the authority of a certain order; requiring cell site simulator use by law enforcement to begin 10 days after issuance of an order; providing that evidence obtained in violation of the Act is subject to the exclusionary rule, as judicially determined; etc.

 

SB 246

Chapter 223

 

Senator Sydnor

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – CELL SITE SIMULATOR

Authorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; limiting to 30 days or less the time period during which a cell site simulator may be used or location information may be obtained under the authority of a certain order; requiring cell site simulator use by law enforcement to begin 10 days after issuance of an order; providing that evidence obtained in violation of the Act is

subject to the exclusionary rule, as judicially determined; etc.

 

 

HB 521

Chapter 231

 

Delegate Qi, et al

MARYLAND SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT

Establishing the Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to provide technical assistance to small businesses in the State seeking grants under certain federal programs; requiring small businesses to meet certain qualifications for participation in the Program; authorizing the Corporation, in accordance with certain provisions of law, to procure a nonprofit organization located in the State to provide services under the Program; etc.

 

SB 583

Chapter 232

 

Senator Feldman

MARYLAND SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT

Establishing the Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation; to provide technical assistance to small businesses in the State seeking grants under certain federal programs; requiring small businesses to meet certain qualifications for participation in the Program; authorizing the Corporation, in accordance with certain provisions of law, to procure a nonprofit organization located in the State to provide services under the Program; etc.

 

HB 523

Chapter 233

 

Delegates Valderrama and Hettleman

STATE PERSONNEL  –  EMPLOYEE  ACCOMMODATIONS  – PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

Requiring all units in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of State government, including all units with independent personnel systems, to provide certain reasonable accommodations for an employee with certain limitations caused or contributed to by pregnancy or childbirth; prohibiting units of State government, under certain circumstances, from requiring an employee to take certain leave or requiring an employee to accept certain accommodations

under certain circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 225

Chapter 234

 

Senator Feldman, et al

STATE PERSONNEL  –  EMPLOYEE  ACCOMMODATIONS  – PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

Requiring all units in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of State government, including all units with independent personnel systems, to provide certain reasonable accommodations for an employee with certain limitations caused or contributed to by pregnancy or childbirth; prohibiting units of State government, under certain circumstances, from requiring an employee to take certain leave or requiring an employee to accept certain accommodations under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 541

Chapter 237

 

Delegate Lopez, et al

MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION – TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – HATE CRIMES

Requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require entrance–level and in–service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school to include in their curriculum training relating to the criminal laws concerning recognition of, reporting of, and response to hate crimes.

 

SB 633

Chapter 238

 

Senator Waldstreicher, et al

MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION – TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – HATE CRIMES

Requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require entrance–level and in–service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school to include in their curriculum training relating to the criminal laws

concerning recognition of, reporting of, and response to hate crimes.

 

 

HB 543

Chapter 239

 

Delegate Bhandari, et al

ESTATES AND TRUSTS – CLOSED ESTATES – SUBSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CHECK

Authorizing a court, following the discovery of a check to a decedent or the estate of a decedent payable for a sum not exceeding $1,000 after the estate is closed and the appointment of the personal representative is terminated, to enter an order authorizing a certain interested person to indorse and deposit the check into the interested person’s bank account for the limited purpose of distributing the funds in a certain manner; providing that a hearing is not required before a court may enter a certain order; etc.

 

SB 151

Chapter 240

 

Senator West

ESTATES AND TRUSTS – CLOSED ESTATES – SUBSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CHECK

Authorizing a court, following the discovery of a check to a decedent or the estate of a decedent payable for a sum not exceeding $1,000 after the estate is closed and the appointment of the personal representative is terminated, to enter an order authorizing a certain interested person to indorse and deposit the check into the interested person’s bank account for the limited purpose of distributing the funds in a certain manner; providing that a hearing is not required before a court may enter a certain order; etc.

 

HB 544

Chapter 241

 

Anne Arundel County Delegation

CITY OF  ANNAPOLIS –  HOUSING  AUTHORITY – PROHIBITIONS AGAINST EXCEPTIONS TO LOCAL LAWS

Prohibiting a State public body from making an exception for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis to a law, rule, regulation, or ordinance that operates in Annapolis and relates to licensure or the inspection of real property, subject to certain exceptions; and

applying the Act prospectively.

 

 

SB 288

Chapter 242

 

Senator Elfreth, et al

CITY OF  ANNAPOLIS –  HOUSING  AUTHORITY – PROHIBITIONS AGAINST EXCEPTIONS TO LOCAL LAWS

Prohibiting a State public body from making an exception for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis to a law, rule, regulation, or ordinance that operates in Annapolis and relates to licensure or the inspection of real property, subject to certain exceptions; and applying the Act prospectively.

 

HB 545

Chapter 243

 

Delegate Griffith, et al

STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL  EXAMINERS  – CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS AND CIVIL PENALTIES

Authorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary’s designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to practice veterinary medicine in violation of certain laws or takes certain actions; specifying that a civil penalty imposed under the Act may not exceed

$5,000 for a first offense or $10,000 for a second or subsequent offense; etc.

 

SB 189

Chapter 244

 

Senators Gallion and Bailey

STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL  EXAMINERS  – CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS AND CIVIL PENALTIES

Authorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary’s designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to practice veterinary medicine in violation of certain laws or takes certain actions; specifying that a civil penalty imposed under the Act may not exceed

$5,000 for a first offense or $10,000 for a second or subsequent offense;

etc.

 

 

HB 547

Chapter 247

 

Delegate Barron, et al

HEALTH – MARYLAND CHILDREN’S SERVICE ANIMAL PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT

Establishing the Maryland Children’s Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post–traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special health care need by teaching them to partner with a service or support dog or to interact with therapy horses; requiring the Department to select at least one nonprofit entity to select Program participants, support dogs, or therapy horses, and facilitate training or therapy; etc.

 

SB 455

Chapter 248

 

Senator Pinsky, et al

HEALTH – MARYLAND CHILDREN’S SERVICE ANIMAL PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT

Establishing the Maryland Children’s Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post–traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special health care need by teaching them to partner with a service or support dog or to interact with therapy horses; requiring the Department to select at least one nonprofit entity to select Program participants, service or support dogs, or therapy horses, and facilitate training or therapy; etc.

 

HB 549

Chapter 249

 

Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee

STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL  EXAMINERS  – SUNSET EXTENSION AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

Continuing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2031, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; and requiring, on or before December 31 each year, the Board to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the Board’s

disciplinary activities for the previous fiscal year.

 

 

HB 573

Chapter 260

 

Harford County Delegation

HARFORD COUNTY – SERVICE OF PROCESS – DETENTION CENTER EMPLOYEES

Expanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Maryland for Harford County.

 

SB 138

Chapter 261

 

Senator Cassilly, et al

HARFORD COUNTY – SERVICE OF PROCESS – DETENTION CENTER EMPLOYEES

Expanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Maryland for Harford County.

 

HB 580

Chapter 262

 

Frederick County Delegation

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – BIOSAFETY LEVEL 3 LABORATORIES IN FREDERICK COUNTY

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to make available a certain form; requiring certain biosafety level 3 (BSL–3) laboratories in Frederick County to report certain information to the Department on or before October 30 each year; requiring the Department to report the number and location of BSL–3 laboratories to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and certain officials in Frederick County and the total number of laboratories to the Governor and

General Assembly by December 31 each year; etc.

 

 

SB 450

Chapter 263

 

Senators Young and Hough

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – BIOSAFETY LEVEL 3 LABORATORIES IN FREDERICK COUNTY

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to make available a certain form; requiring certain biosafety level 3 (BSL–3) laboratories in Frederick County to report certain information to the Department on or before October 30 each year; requiring the Department to report certain information related to BSL–3 laboratories to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and officials in  Frederick  County  and the total number of laboratories to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31 each year; etc.

 

HB 601

Chapter 271

 

Delegate Ghrist, et al

HEALTH INSURANCE – PROVIDER PANELS – PROVIDERS OF COMMUNITY–BASED HEALTH SERVICES

Prohibiting a carrier from rejecting a provider who provides community–based health services for an accredited program because the provider practices within the scope of the provider’s license and is a registered psychology associate; and altering the reason for which a carrier is prohibited from rejecting a certain provider for participation on the carrier’s provider panel.

 

HB 604

Chapter 272

 

Delegate Forbes, et al

STATE LIBRARIES  –  LIBRARY  FOR  THE  BLIND  AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND STATE LIBRARY BOARD – ALTERATIONS

Renaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.

 

 

SB 326

Chapter 273

 

Senator King, et al

STATE LIBRARIES  –  LIBRARY  FOR  THE  BLIND  AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND STATE LIBRARY BOARD – ALTERATIONS

Renaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.

 

HB 619

Chapter 276

 

Delegate P. Young, et al

ENVIRONMENT – USE OF FIRE–FIGHTING FOAM AND PFAS CHEMICALS

Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, the use of Class B fire–fighting foam that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that the Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distribution of certain Class B fire–fighting foam or the discharge or other use of certain fire–fighting foam in emergency fire–fighting or prevention operations; requiring the use of nonfluorinated foam for fire–fighting training; establishing certain penalties; etc.

 

SB 420

Chapter 277

 

Senator Elfreth, et al

ENVIRONMENT – USE OF FIRE–FIGHTING FOAM AND PFAS CHEMICALS

Prohibiting, on  or  after  October  1,  2021  the  use  of  Class  B  fire– fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that this Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distribution of certain fire–fighting foam or the discharge or other use of certain fire–fighting foam in certain operations; requiring the use of nonfluorinated foam for fire–fighting training; establishing certain

penalties; etc.

 

 

HB 620

Chapter 278

 

Delegate Love, et al

BALTIMORE–WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT – SECURITY SCREENING CHECKPOINT

– CHARITABLE DONATIONS

Requiring the Executive Director of the Maryland Aviation Administration to work with House of Ruth Maryland to install secure donation boxes at the entrance to each security screening checkpoint at the Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and requiring that money deposited in the donation boxes be used only to support House of Ruth Maryland.

 

SB 534

Chapter 281

 

Senator Smith, et al

COURTS – DISCOVERY – IN–CUSTODY WITNESS TESTIMONY

Requiring a State’s Attorney to record certain information if a State’s Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in–custody  witness  and  to report certain information to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention; requiring the Office to securely store and maintain certain information; providing that the Office may only  disclose certain information to certain persons; requiring a State’s Attorney to comply with certain discovery requirements; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

 

HB 637

Chapter 282

 

Delegate D.M. Davis, et al

COURTS – DISCOVERY – IN–CUSTODY WITNESS TESTIMONY

Requiring a State’s Attorney to record certain information if a State’s Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in–custody witness and to report certain information to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to securely store and maintain certain information; providing that the Office may disclose certain information only to certain persons; requiring a State’s Attorney to comply with certain discovery

requirements; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

 

 

SB 80

Chapter 287

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Military)

MARYLAND INTRASTATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT

Renaming the Maryland Emergency Management Assistance Compact to be the Maryland Intrastate Emergency Management Assistance Compact; altering the purpose of the Compact to provide emergency management mutual assistance among jurisdictions and mutual cooperation in emergency management–related activities; requiring a certain official to designate more than one authorized representative for receiving requests for assistance; requiring written requests for assistance to include the functional areas for which assistance is needed; etc.

 

HB 648

Chapter 288

 

Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request – Departmental – Military)

MARYLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY – DEFINITIONS AND AUTHORITY

Altering the authority and responsibilities of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA); altering a certain explanation of purpose for certain provisions of law; stating the policy of the State with regard to certain emergency management activities and operations; requiring MEMA to prepare for certain emergency management activities and operations; providing for the circumstances under which MEMA may assume authority for responding to an emergency; etc.

 

HB 663

Chapter 290

 

Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request – Departmental – Health)

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM – OUT–OF–STATE PHARMACISTS AND DISCIPLINE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE

Altering the definition of the term “pharmacist” in provisions of law regarding the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include pharmacists licensed in other states to dispense monitored prescription drugs; and altering the grounds for which a certain health occupations board and certain disciplinary panels are authorized to take disciplinary action against certain licensees and

applicants for failing to comply with the requirements of the Program.

 

 

HB 667

Chapter 291

 

Chair, Judiciary Committee (By Request – Departmental – Human Services)

CHILD SUPPORT – ANNUAL COLLECTION FEE

Conforming the maximum amount of a certain annual fee for the collection of child support by the Child Support Administration to the amount authorized under a certain federal law.

 

HB 668

Chapter 292

 

Delegate Dumais

CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS – CORPORATIONS AND REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS – MISCELLANEOUS

Providing an October 1, 2020, effective date of certain articles of incorporation filed with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for record; authorizing the articles to contain a delayed effective date, not later than 30 days after the Department accepts the articles for record; authorizing indemnification of a board of directors by a certain vote of certain directors or by a certain vote of a committee of the board; providing that certain stockholders’ rights of inspection do not apply to certain corporations; etc.

 

SB 469

Chapter 293

 

Senators West and Waldstreicher

CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS – CORPORATIONS AND REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS – MISCELLANEOUS

Providing an October 1, 2020, effective date of certain articles of incorporation filed with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for record; authorizing the articles to contain a delayed effective date, not later than 30 days after the Department accepts the articles for record; authorizing indemnification of a board of directors by a certain vote of certain directors or by a certain vote of a committee of the board; providing that certain stockholders’ rights

of inspection do not apply to certain corporations; etc.

 

 

HB 669

Chapter 294

 

Delegate Cullison

HEALTH AND  HUMAN  SERVICES  REFERRAL  SYSTEM  – MODIFICATIONS

Repealing the limit on the number of call centers that may be approved by 2–1–1 Maryland to provide certain services; repealing certain provisions of law establishing and governing the Health and Human Services Referral Board in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Department to conduct a cost analysis that includes a determination regarding the amount of funding needed to support certain 2–1–1 services and to report the findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2020; etc.

 

SB 584

Chapter 295

 

Senator Zucker

HEALTH AND  HUMAN  SERVICES  REFERRAL  SYSTEM  – MODIFICATIONS

Repealing the limit on the number of call centers that may be approved by 2–1–1 Maryland to provide certain services; repealing certain provisions of law establishing and governing the Health and Human Services Referral Board in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Department to conduct a cost analysis that includes a determination regarding the amount of funding needed to support certain 2–1–1 services and to report the findings to the Governor and the General Assembly; etc.

 

HB 672

Chapter 296

 

Chair, Judiciary Committee (By Request – Departmental – Human Services)

CHILDREN IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE – QUALIFIED RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM – DEFINITION

Altering the definition of a “qualified residential treatment program” for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to the placement of children in need of assistance to require that a program, rather than

discharge planning, must meet certain license and accreditation requirements.

 

 

HB 674

Chapter 298

 

Chair, Judiciary Committee (By Request – Departmental – Health)

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES – SCHEDULES

Altering the lists of substances designated as controlled dangerous substances under certain schedules under the Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.

 

HB 676

Chapter 299

 

Delegates Buckel and Beitzel

REAL PROPERTY – RECORDING COSTS – EXEMPTION

Adding units of State government to the list of entities that  are  exempt from paying certain recording costs and other fees.

 

SB 291

Chapter 300

 

Senator Edwards

REAL PROPERTY – RECORDING COSTS – EXEMPTION

Adding units of State government to the list of entities that  are  exempt from paying certain recording costs and other fees.

 

HB 685

Chapter 303

 

Delegate Johnson, et al

HARFORD COUNTY – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY – DETENTION  AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS

Providing for enhanced workers’ compensation benefits for a Harford County deputy sheriff, a Harford County correctional officer, and a Harford County detention officer for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than 75 weeks; and providing that the Act applies only prospectively.

 

 

HB 687

Chapter 304

 

Delegate Stein, et al

AGRICULTURE – COST–SHARING PROGRAM – FIXED NATURAL FILTER PRACTICES

Prohibiting the use of certain cost–sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost–sharing funds to be made available  for certain fixed natural filter practices;  prohibiting  basing  a  reduction in certain cost–sharing rates on tons of soil saved or an amortization formula; requiring that certain cost–sharing for the planting of multiple species of cover crops equal or exceed the rates paid for the planting of a single species of cover crop; etc.

 

SB 597

Chapter 305

 

Senator Young, et al

AGRICULTURE – COST–SHARING PROGRAM – FIXED NATURAL FILTER PRACTICES

Prohibiting the use of certain cost–sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost–sharing funds to be made available  for certain fixed natural filter practices;  prohibiting  basing  a  reduction in certain cost–sharing rates on tons of soil saved or an amortization formula; requiring that cost–sharing rates for the planting of multiple species of cover crops equal or exceed the rates paid for the planting    a single species of cover crop; etc.

 

HB 722

Chapter 308

 

Delegate Charkoudian, et al

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH – HEAT STRESS STANDARDS

Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, in consultation with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to develop and adopt regulations, on or before October 1, 2022, that require employers to protect employees from heat–related illness caused by heat stress; requiring Maryland Occupational Safety and Health to hold certain informational meetings before beginning a certain process; requiring the Commissioner to consider certain standards in developing regulations; requiring the Commissioner to

make a certain report; etc.

 

 

HB 749

Chapter 311

 

Delegate Kipke, et al

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – DENTAL HYGIENISTS – AUTHORITY TO PRESCRIBE AND ADMINISTER MEDICATION

Authorizing a dental hygienist who complies with certain provisions  of the Act to prescribe certain types of prescription or over–the–counter fluoride preparations, topical antimicrobial oral rinses, and up to a 600 mg dose of ibuprofen every 6 hours for 3 days; prohibiting a dental hygienist from prescribing certain drugs  and  from administering certain medications; authorizing a dental  hygienist who complies with certain provisions of the Act to administer medication under a certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 771

Chapter 319

 

Delegate Reilly, et al

LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS  –  ACCESSIBLE  ROOMS  FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – BED HEIGHT

Requiring each room accessible for individuals with disabilities in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of at least a certain height beginning December 31, 2021; requiring 25% by December 31,

2021, 50% by December 31, 2022, 75% by December 31, 2023, and 100% beginning December 31, 2024 of accessible rooms in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of a certain height; and defining the term “accessible room” as one that is in compliance with certain Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines; etc.

 

HB 795

Chapter 329

 

Montgomery County Delegation

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COUNCIL OVER INSPECTOR  GENERAL – MONTGOMERY  COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS MC 14–20

Authorizing the County Council of Montgomery County to enact a local law that grants to the Montgomery County Inspector General certain authority over the Montgomery County Board of Education

and public schools located in Montgomery County.

 

 

HB 800

Chapter 330

 

Montgomery County Delegation

MONTGOMERY COUNTY  –  HOUSING  OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION – ALTERATIONS MC 02–20

Requiring the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County to prepare written minutes of each meeting, stream live video of its open meetings, publish certain information on financial reports and audits on its website before December 15 each year, and develop and operate a searchable website under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 805

Chapter 331

 

Montgomery County Delegation

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – PUBLIC SAFETY –  BUILDINGS  USED FOR AGRITOURISM MC 26–20

Adding Montgomery County to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings used for agritourism from the Maryland Building Performance Standards; and exempting a building used for agritourism in Montgomery County from a certain building permit requirement under certain circumstances.

 

HB 817

Chapter 333

 

Delegate C. Watson, et al

REGULATIONS AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESSES – CERTIFICATION OF COMPARABLE LOCAL REGULATION

Requiring a certain unit of State government proposing a regulation affecting small businesses to include a certain certification stating whether a certain comparable regulation has been adopted by a unit of local government in a certain economic impact analysis rating and a certain economic impact analysis in a certain manner; and authorizing a certain unit of State government to include a certain statement in a proposed regulation under certain circumstances.

 

HB 823

Chapter 334

 

Delegate Stein, et al

STATE FIRE MARSHAL – SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ENFORCEMENT

Requiring the State Fire Marshal to enforce any requirements relating to the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in new one– and two–family dwellings.

 

 

SB 746

Chapter 335

 

Senator Beidle, et al

STATE FIRE MARSHAL – SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ENFORCEMENT

Requiring the State Fire Marshal to enforce any requirements relating to the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in new one– and two–family dwellings.

 

HB 835

Chapter 336

 

Delegate Attar

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR HIRING AND RETRAINING – LIST

Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to develop a list of any federal or State incentive programs available to an employer who hires and trains formerly incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Department to make the list available on the main page of the Department’s website.

 

HB 857

Chapter 345

 

Delegates Buckel and Moon

PUBLIC SAFETY – CERTIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICERS

Providing that employment by a business licensed as a certain cannabis dispensary, grower, or processor does not constitute involvement in the illegal distribution, production, cultivation, transportation, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance for police officer certification or recertification under certain circumstances.

 

SB 347

Chapter 346

 

Senator Ready, et al

PUBLIC SAFETY – CERTIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICERS

Providing that employment by a business licensed as a certain cannabis dispensary, grower, or processor does not constitute involvement in the illegal distribution, production, cultivation, transportation, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance for police officer certification or recertification if the individual’s employment

was not terminated for illegal or improper conduct.

 

 

HB 858

Chapter 347

 

Delegate McComas, et al

COURTS – DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE – PROTECTIVE ORDER

Authorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense; requiring a court, on a certain motion by the defendant, to review the claimant’s request for documentary evidence and authorizing the court to issue a certain protective order for good cause shown; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.

 

SB 249

Chapter 348

 

Senator Cassilly, et al

COURTS – DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE – PROTECTIVE ORDER

Authorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense; requiring a court, on a certain motion by the defendant, to review the claimant’s request for documentary evidence and authorizing the court to issue a certain protective order for good cause shown; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.

 

HB 870

Chapter 352

 

Delegate Pena–Melnyk, et al

NATALIE M. LAPRADE MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION – COMPASSIONATE USE FUND  –  REVISIONS  (THE  FAKIZA RAHMAN ACT)

Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, not the Maryland Department of Health, to administer the Compassionate Use Fund; prohibiting the Commission from imposing certain fees during the two years immediately following the issuance of a license; requiring the Commission to establish a program to allow individuals enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or the Veteran Affairs Maryland Health Care System to obtain medical cannabis at a reduced cost; requiring the Commission to set a certain

fee structure; etc.

 

 

HB 872

Chapter 353

 

Delegate Crutchfield, et al

STATE ADVISORY  BOARD FOR  JUVENILE  SERVICES  – MEMBERSHIP

Expanding the membership of the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services to include two additional members from the Department of Juvenile Services.

 

SB 467

Chapter 354

 

Senator Lee, et al

STATE ADVISORY  BOARD FOR  JUVENILE  SERVICES  – MEMBERSHIP

Expanding the membership of the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services to include two additional members from the Department of Juvenile Services.

 

HB 880

Chapter 355

 

Delegate Kerr, et al

MARYLAND HEALTHY WORKING FAMILIES ACT – FAMILY MEMBER – DEFINITION

Altering the definition of “family member” for purposes of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act to include a legal ward of an employee, a legal ward of an employee’s spouse, or a legal guardian of an employee’s spouse.

 

HB 893

Chapter 356

 

Washington County Delegation

WASHINGTON COUNTY – ADULT PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP REVIEW BOARD – MEMBERSHIP

Altering the membership of the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board of Washington County to require one member to be a psychiatrist or psychologist.

 

HB 897

Chapter 357

 

Delegate Beitzel, et al

BLACK BEAR DAMAGE REIMBURSEMENT FUND – PETS

Adding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.

 

 

SB 353

Chapter 358

 

Senator Edwards

BLACK BEAR DAMAGE REIMBURSEMENT FUND – PETS

Adding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.

 

HB 904

Chapter 361

 

Delegate Cardin

MARYLAND TRUST ACT – LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE – REPORT AND RELEASE BY INTERESTED PARTY

Authorizing a trustee to send certain interested parties in a certain manner a certain report when the trust terminates or on the resignation or removal of the trustee in accordance with the terms of the trust or certain provisions of law; and providing that, if an interested party does not submit an objection to the report within 120 days after the trustee mailed the report, the interested party shall be deemed to have released the trustee and to have consented to and ratified the actions of the trustee; etc.

 

SB 886

Chapter 362

 

Senator West

MARYLAND TRUST ACT – LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE – REPORT AND RELEASE BY INTERESTED PARTY

Authorizing a trustee to send certain interested parties in a certain manner a certain report when the trust terminates or on the resignation or removal of the trustee in accordance with the terms of the trust or certain provisions of law; providing that, if an interested party does not submit an objection to the report within 120 days after the trustee mailed the report, the interested party shall be deemed to have released the trustee and to have consented to and ratified the actions of the trustee; etc.

 

HB 917

Chapter 367

 

Delegate Wilson, et al

CRIMINAL LAW – HATE CRIMES – BASIS (2ND LIEUTENANT RICHARD COLLINS, III’S LAW)

Altering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in part by another person’s or group’s

race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because another person or group is homeless.

 

 

SB 606

Chapter 368

 

Senator Benson, et al

CRIMINAL LAW – HATE CRIMES – BASIS (2ND LIEUTENANT RICHARD COLLINS, III’S LAW)

Altering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in substantial part by another person’s or group’s race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because another person or group is homeless.

 

HB 918

Chapter 369

 

Delegate Wilson

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

– DEFINITION OF SERIOUS OFFENSE

Altering a certain definition of “serious offense” to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.

 

HB 928

Chapter 373

 

Delegate D.E. Davis

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  –  ELECTRICITY  AND GAS SUPPLIERS – TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Requiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with certain interested stakeholders, including electricity suppliers and gas suppliers; requiring designated representatives to demonstrate a thorough understanding of certain Commission regulations; requiring the Commission to conduct an examination at the conclusion of training and provide certification on a satisfactory score;

etc.

 

 

SB 603

Chapter 374

 

Senator Feldman

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  –  ELECTRICITY  AND GAS SUPPLIERS – TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Requiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with interested stakeholders, including electricity suppliers and gas suppliers; requiring designated representatives to demonstrate a thorough understanding of certain Commission regulations; requiring the Commission to conduct an examination at the conclusion of training and provide certification on a satisfactory score; etc.

 

HB 934

Chapter 375

 

Delegates M. Jackson and Krebs (By Request – Commission to Advance Next Generation 9–1–1 Across Maryland)

PUBLIC SAFETY – 9–1–1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Altering references to the terms “9–1–1 fee” and “additional charge”, respectively, to be “State 9–1–1 fee” and “county 9–1–1 fee”, respectively, and altering the definition of “public safety answering point” for purposes of provisions of law concerning the 9–1–1 emergency telephone system; renaming the Emergency Number Systems Board to be the Maryland 9–1–1 Board; requiring a certain report by the Department of General Services by June 30, 2020; etc.

 

SB 838

Chapter 376

 

Senators Kagan and Reilly (By Request – Commission to Advance Next Generation 9–1–1 Across Maryland)

PUBLIC SAFETY – 9–1–1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Altering references to the terms “9–1–1 fee” and “additional charge”, respectively, to be “State 9–1–1 fee” and “county 9–1–1 fee”, respectively, and altering the definition of “public safety answering point” for purposes of provisions of law concerning the 9–1–1 emergency telephone system; renaming the Emergency Number Systems Board to be the Maryland 9–1–1 Board; requiring a certain

report by the Department of General Services by June 30, 2020; etc.

 

 

HB 935

Chapter 377

 

Delegate Kipke, et al

HEALTH FACILITIES – FREESTANDING AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES – ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA

Requiring the Secretary of Health to establish through regulations a provision requiring an ambulatory surgical facility to ensure that a an anesthesia practitioner is not precluded from providing the highest level of anesthesia support that may be required to safely treat patients undergoing procedures in a freestanding ambulatory surgical facility performed in a nonsterile procedure room or a sterile operating room.

 

SB 728

Chapter 378

 

Senator Lam

HEALTH FACILITIES – FREESTANDING AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES – ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA

Requiring the Secretary of Health to establish through regulations a provision requiring an ambulatory surgical facility to ensure that an anesthesia practitioner is not precluded from providing the highest level of anesthesia support that may be required to safely treat patients undergoing procedures in a freestanding ambulatory surgical facility performed in a nonsterile procedure room or a sterile operating room.

 

HB 939

Chapter 379

 

Delegate Cullison, et al

STATE BOARD OF DENTAL  EXAMINERS  – PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY – REVISIONS

Requiring a dental practice to be owned by a licensed dentist or a dental professional corporation; establishing that only a certain individual licensed by the State Board of Dental Examiners may take certain actions; prohibiting any person who is not a licensed dentist to direct, control, or interfere with the independent professional judgement of a dentist or dental hygienist regarding the care of a certain patient; prohibiting a licensed dentist from sharing revenues

or splitting fees except under certain circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 174

Chapter 380

 

Senator West

STATE BOARD OF DENTAL  EXAMINERS  – PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY – REVISIONS

Requiring a dental practice to be owned by a licensed dentist or a dental professional corporation; establishing that only a certain individual licensed by the State Board of Dental Examiners may take certain actions; prohibiting any  person who is not a licensed dentist  to direct, control, or interfere with the independent professional judgement of a dentist or dental hygienist regarding the care of a certain patient; prohibiting a licensed dentist from sharing revenues  or splitting fees except under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 947

Chapter 385

 

Delegate Cullison, et al

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – VIOLATIONS OF THE MARYLAND DENTISTRY ACT  – PENALTIES  AND CEASE  AND  DESIST ORDERS

Authorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor to a felony certain penalties for violating certain provisions of law related to dental laboratory work or advertising a dental appliance; etc.

 

SB 169

Chapter 386

 

Senator West

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – VIOLATIONS OF THE MARYLAND DENTISTRY ACT  – PENALTIES  AND CEASE  AND  DESIST ORDERS

Authorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor to a felony penalties for violating certain provisions of law related to dental laboratory work or advertising a dental appliance by increasing the fine to up to $2,000 per day, instead of a one–time fine, or imprisonment of up to 2 years,

rather than 6 months; etc.

 

 

SB 915

Chapter 398

 

Senator Kramer

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION – PHARMACY SERVICES           ADMINISTRATIVE          ORGANIZATIONS          – REGULATION

Requiring, on or after July 1, 2021, pharmacy services administrative organizations to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner before providing certain services in the State; requiring certain applicants to file an application on a certain form and pay a certain fee; providing for the expiration and renewal of certain registration; prohibiting certain pharmacy services administrative organizations from entering into certain contracts; providing that a certain notice from the Commissioner constitutes a certain waiver; etc.

 

HB 978

Chapter 399

 

Delegate Kelly, et al

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION – PHARMACY SERVICES           ADMINISTRATIVE          ORGANIZATIONS          – REGULATION

Requiring, on or after July 1, 2021, pharmacy services administrative organizations to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner before providing certain services in the State; requiring certain applicants to file an application on a certain form and pay a certain fee; providing for the expiration and renewal of certain registration; prohibiting certain pharmacy services administrative organizations from entering into certain contracts; providing that a certain notice from the Commissioner constitutes a certain waiver; etc.

 

HB 983

Chapter 400

 

Delegate Dumais

CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS – LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND PARTNERSHIPS – SERIES – CONVERSION

Providing that, under certain circumstances, the personal representative or guardian of the last remaining member of a limited liability company shall automatically be admitted as a new member, unless a certain action is taken; authorizing certain persons to wind up the affairs of a limited liability company in certain circumstances; authorizing a court to wind up the affairs of a limited liability company on the application of certain persons under certain

circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 888

Chapter 401

 

Senator West

CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS – LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND PARTNERSHIPS – SERIES – CONVERSION

Providing that, under certain circumstances, the personal representative or guardian of the last remaining member of a limited liability company shall automatically be admitted as a new member, unless a certain action is taken; authorizing certain persons to wind up the affairs of a limited liability company under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to wind up the affairs of a limited liability company on the application of certain persons under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 1013

Chapter 404

 

Delegate Fraser–Hidalgo

VEHICLE LAWS – RENTAL VEHICLES – DRIVER’S LICENSE VERIFICATION AND RECORDS

Prohibiting a vehicle lessor from renting a vehicle to another person unless the lessor verifies that the person’s driver’s license is not expired; authorizing a vehicle lessor to meet certain inspection and verification requirements related to the driver’s license of a vehicle lessee through electronic or digital means; authorizing a vehicle lessor to keep certain records in an electronic or digital format; requiring a vehicle lessor to delete certain personal data within 60 days after participation in a certain agreement is terminated; etc.

 

HB 1017

Chapter 405

 

Delegate Charkoudian, et al

PUBLIC HEALTH – COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCT LABELS – IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Altering the required contents of the label with which cottage food products must be prepackaged to allow the inclusion of the phone number of the cottage food business and a certain identification number, rather than the address of the cottage food business; and requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide a certain identification number to a cottage food business on request for a

certain purpose.

 

 

HB 1018

Chapter 406

 

Delegate W. Fisher, et al

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT

– REVISIONS

Requiring the Secretary of Labor to develop  certain  mandatory,  rather than voluntary, guidelines for employers faced with  a  reduction in operations; altering required contents of the guidelines; requiring an employer to provide written notice to certain persons at least 60 days before initiating a reduction in  operations;  requiring that the notice include certain information and a certain statement; requiring the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee to issue an order compelling compliance under certain circumstances; etc.

 

SB 780

Chapter 407

 

Senator Griffith

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT

– REVISIONS

Requiring the Secretary of Labor to develop  certain  mandatory,  rather than voluntary, guidelines for employers faced with  a  reduction in operations; altering required contents of the guidelines; requiring an employer to provide written notice to certain persons at least 60 days before initiating a reduction in  operations;  requiring that the notice include certain information and a certain statement; requiring the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee to issue a certain order under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 1064

Chapter 417

 

Delegate Valderrama

VEHICLE LAWS  –  MANUFACTURERS  AND  DEALERS  – TRANSFERS OF FRANCHISES

Requiring a vehicle manufacturer to make certain requests of a person seeking to transfer a vehicle dealer franchise or any right under a vehicle dealer franchise within 20 days after receiving notice of the proposed transfer; requiring a vehicle manufacturer to consent to a transfer or provide a written statement with specific grounds for refusing consent within 75 days after receiving all completed forms

and requested information from the transferor; etc.

 

 

SB 813

Chapter 418

 

Senator Waldstreicher

VEHICLE LAWS  –  MANUFACTURERS  AND  DEALERS  – TRANSFERS OF FRANCHISES

Requiring a vehicle manufacturer to make certain requests of a person seeking to transfer a vehicle dealer franchise or any right under a vehicle dealer franchise within 20 days after receiving notice of the proposed transfer; requiring a vehicle manufacturer to consent to a transfer or provide a written statement with specific grounds for refusing consent within 75 days of receiving all completed forms and requested information from the transferor; etc.

 

HB 1069

Chapter 419

 

Delegate Williams, et al

JUVENILE CAUSES –  COURT RECORDS

Specifying that a provision of law that provides for the confidentiality of certain court records pertaining to certain children does not prohibit review of a court record by the Department of Juvenile Services if the Department is providing treatment, services, or care to a child who is subject of the record; and altering a certain exception to a provision of law that provides for the confidentiality of certain court records pertaining to certain children.

 

HB 1077

Chapter 421

 

Delegate Forbes, et al

REAL PROPERTY – DELETION OF UNLAWFUL OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS – EXEMPTION FROM FEES AND SURCHARGES

Providing that certain fees and surcharges on the recordation of instruments among the land records do not apply  to the recordation  of a certain restrictive covenant modification or an amendment to the common area deeds or other declarations of a homeowners association that deletes a covenant or restriction that restricts ownership based  on race, religious belief, or national origin in accordance with certain provisions of law; repealing a deadline of September 30, 2019 for the

governing body to delete certain restrictions; etc.

 

 

HB 1083

Chapter 422

 

Delegates Pippy and W. Fisher

CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS – PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

Replacing the term “gang” as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term “organization”; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstances; requiring the Attorney General, in consultation with the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association, to develop a plan for a formal process for oversight of prosecutions of offenses involving criminal organizations; etc.

 

SB 154

Chapter 423

 

Senator West

REAL PROPERTY – RECORDATION OF DEEDS – ASSIGNMENTS OF RENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS OF LEASES FOR SECURITY PURPOSES

Exempting a certain assignment of rents or assignment of leases for security purposes from certain requirements related to recordation; and authorizing a certain assignment of rents or assignment of leases for security purposes prepared by an attorney or one of the parties named in the instrument to be recorded without a  certain certification.

 

HB 1084

Chapter 424

 

Delegate Holmes

REAL PROPERTY – RECORDATION OF DEEDS – ASSIGNMENTS OF RENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS OF LEASES FOR SECURITY PURPOSES

Exempting a certain assignment of rents or assignment of leases for security purposes from certain requirements related to recordation; and authorizing a certain assignment of rents or assignment of leases for security purposes prepared by an attorney or one of the parties named in the instrument to be recorded without a certain

certification.

 

 

HB 1111

Chapter 426

 

Delegate J. Lewis

PUBLIC SAFETY – SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS – TRAINING AND RENEWAL OF COMMISSION

Repealing the authorization for the Secretary of State  Police  to require certain training; requiring a certain candidate for a commission as a special police officer to complete at least 80 hours of instruction; exempting a certain candidate for commission  as  a special police officer from completing certain instruction  under certain circumstances; and requiring an applicant  for  the renewal of  a commission as a special police officer to receive certain training before applying for renewal.

 

HB 1118

Chapter 427

 

Delegate Fraser–Hidalgo, et al

MOTOR VEHICLE  ADMINISTRATION  –  VOLUNTARY DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SELF–DISCLOSURE CARDS – DESIGN AND ISSUANCE

Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to design a voluntary developmental disability self–disclosure card to provide details of an individual’s developmental disabilities and include written guidance on effective communication between law enforcement officers and people with developmental disabilities; requiring the Administration to make the card available by January 1, 2021 to any individual of driving age who requests one; requiring the Administration to provide the card to the parents of a minor who requests a card; etc.

 

HB 1120

Chapter 428

 

Delegate Kelly

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS – DISCRIMINATION IN PROVISION OF SERVICES

Providing that the Secretary of Health or certain units of the Maryland Department of Health have exclusive jurisdiction to enforce certain laws by certain action; establishing that the Commission on Civil Rights and the Secretary or certain units have concurrent jurisdiction over certain discrimination; authorizing the Commission to take certain action when the Secretary or certain units have exclusive jurisdiction; requiring the Secretary or certain units to

notify the Commission of certain hearings; etc.

 

 

HB 1142

Chapter 433

 

Delegate Fraser–Hidalgo

COMMERCIAL LAW – RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLES – COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVERS

Altering the definition of “passenger car” to include a certain Class E (truck) vehicle for the purposes of the application of certain provisions of law governing collision damage waivers for rental vehicles.

 

HB 1177

Chapter 438

 

Harford County Delegation

SHERIFF OF HARFORD COUNTY – SALARY

Altering the annual salary of the Sheriff of Harford County to be equal to the salary of the Department of State Police lieutenant colonel, at the highest available step for a lieutenant colonel under the Department of State Police pay plan in effect on the day prior to the day that the Sheriff begins a term of office.

 

SB 599

Chapter 439

 

Harford County Senators

SHERIFF OF HARFORD COUNTY – SALARY

Altering the annual salary of the Sheriff of Harford County to be equal to the salary of the Department of State Police lieutenant colonel, at the highest available step for a lieutenant colonel under the Department of State Police pay plan in effect on the day prior to the day that the Sheriff begins a term of office; etc.

 

HB 1182

Chapter 441

 

Delegate Smith (By Request – Baltimore City Administration)

REAL PROPERTY – REDEMPTION OR EXTINGUISHMENT OF GROUND RENTS

Altering a certain provision relating to the effect of a redemption or extinguishment of a certain ground rent to provide that it is effective to conclusively divest a certain ground lease holder of a certain reversion and vest the reversion in a certain leasehold tenant, and eliminate certain rights, title, or interest of certain individuals.

 

 

SB 806

Chapter 442

 

Senator Hayes (By Request – Baltimore City Administration)

REAL PROPERTY – REDEMPTION OR EXTINGUISHMENT OF GROUND RENTS

Altering a certain provision relating to the effect of a redemption or extinguishment of a certain ground rent to provide that it is effective to conclusively divest a certain ground lease holder of a certain reversion and vest the reversion in a certain leasehold tenant, and eliminate certain rights, title, or interest of certain individuals.

 

HB 1196

Chapter 443

 

Delegate Washington, et al

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – CHECK CASHING SERVICES – REGISTRATION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

Repealing an exemption for certain check cashing services from provisions of law governing the licensure of check cashing services; authorizing a person to provide check cashing services without obtaining a certain license by registering each year with the Commissioner of Financial Regulation; requiring a person to obtain and maintain a certain identifier to register as a check cashing service; requiring a person to provide the Commissioner with certain information to register as a check cashing service; etc.

Section 1 only

 

SB 939

Chapter 444

 

Senator Hayes

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – CHECK CASHING SERVICES – REGISTRATION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

Repealing an exemption for certain check cashing services from  certain provisions of law governing the licensure of check cashing services; authorizing a person to provide check cashing services without obtaining a certain license by registering each year with the Commissioner of Financial Regulation under certain circumstances; requiring a person to obtain and maintain a certain identifier, and to provide the Commissioner with certain information to register as a check cashing service; etc.

Section 1 only

 

 

HB 1202

Chapter 446

 

Delegate M. Fisher, et al

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION SERVICES – PROHIBITION

Prohibiting an employer from using certain facial recognition services during an applicant’s interview for employment unless the applicant consents under a certain provision of the Act; authorizing  an  applicant to consent to the use of certain facial recognition service technologies during an interview by signing a waiver; and providing for the contents of a certain waiver.

 

HB 1229

Chapter 450

 

Delegate Bhandari, et al

PUBLIC HEALTH – DISPOSITION  OF REMAINS – AUTHORIZING AGENT

Clarifying that a certain document through the execution of which a certain individual may decide the disposition of the individual’s own body without certain consent includes a document designating a person to act as an authorizing agent; providing that an authorizing agent is bound by certain documents in making certain decisions; and clarifying the order of priority of persons that have the right to serve as the authorizing agent for a decedent.

 

SB 528

Chapter 451

 

Senator West

PUBLIC HEALTH – DISPOSITION  OF REMAINS – AUTHORIZING AGENT

Clarifying that a certain document through the execution of which a certain individual may decide the disposition of the individual’s own body without certain consent includes a document designating a person to act as an authorizing agent; providing that an authorizing agent is bound by certain documents in making certain decisions; and clarifying the order of priority of persons that have the right to serve

as the authorizing agent for a decedent.

 

 

HB 1273

Chapter 452

 

Delegate Johnson, et al

HEALTH INSURANCE – AUDITS OF PHARMACIES OR PHARMACISTS –  AUTHORIZATION  TO  WITHDRAW  AND RESUBMIT CLAIMS

Requiring a pharmacy benefits manager to allow a pharmacy or pharmacist to withdraw and resubmit certain claims within a certain number of days after a preliminary audit report is delivered or, if a pharmacy or pharmacist requests an internal audit, within a certain number of days after the conclusion of the internal appeals process.

 

HB 1311

Chapter 456

 

Delegate Beitzel, et al

NATURAL     RESOURCES      –     TREE     EXPERT     LICENSE     – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Altering the eligibility criteria for an applicant for a tree expert license to be issued a license.

 

HB 1363

Chapter 460

 

Delegate McKay (By Request – Study Group on Economic Stability)

HUMAN SERVICES – TWO GENERATION FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY COMMISSION

Establishing the Two Generation Family Economic Security Commission in the Department of Human Services; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to study, evaluate, and coordinate services and programs to address multigenerational poverty; authorizing the Commission to implement certain programs and to partner with local jurisdictions, local action agencies, departments of social services, and/or local

workforce develop areas to implement certain programs; etc.

 

 

HB 1399

Chapter 464

 

Delegate Jacobs

NATURAL RESOURCES – COMMERCIAL FISHING – USE OF HAUL SEINES

Establishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine; and providing that, if a haul seine is set on a Friday, a person may empty it during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following Monday, if the person provides the Natural Resources Police with a certain notification, the location of the haul seine that will be emptied, and contact information for the tidal fish licensee who is responsible for the haul seine.

 

SB 510

Chapter 465

 

Senator Bailey, et al

NATURAL RESOURCES – COMMERCIAL FISHING – USE OF HAUL SEINES

Establishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine by authorizing a person to empty a haul seine, if it is set on a Friday, during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following Monday if the person provides the Natural Resources Police with a certain notification, the location of the haul seine that will be emptied, and contact information for the tidal fish licensee who is responsible for the haul seine.

 

HB 1409

Chapter 467

 

Prince George’s County Delegation

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES – DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS PG 411–20

Requiring the Director of Finance for Prince George’s County to distribute certain proceeds from a marriage license fee to the Community Crisis Services, Inc.; requiring certain proceeds from a marriage license fee to be used to fund battered spouse shelters and domestic violence programs if the Community Crisis Services, Inc., changes its name or objectives or ceases to exist.

 

HB 1413

Chapter 468

 

Prince George’s County Delegation

MARYLAND     EMERGENCY      MANAGEMENT     ASSISTANCE COMPACT – CITY OF LAUREL PG 311–20

Authorizing the City of Laurel to participate in the Maryland Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

 

 

SB 753

Chapter 469

 

Senator Rosapepe

MARYLAND     EMERGENCY      MANAGEMENT     ASSISTANCE COMPACT – CITY OF LAUREL

Authorizing the City of Laurel to participate in the Maryland Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

 

HB 1420

Chapter 470

 

Delegate R. Lewis, et al

HOSPITALS – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICIES AND BILL COLLECTIONS

Increasing the family income threshold at which a hospital’s financial assistance policy must provide free and reduced cost medically necessary care to patients; requiring that a certain  financial  assistance policy include a certain payment plan, available to uninsured patients with family income between 200% and 500% of the federal poverty level and a certain mechanism for a patient to request a reconsideration; requiring that a  certain  financial  assistance policy provide presumptive eligibility for certain care; etc.

 

HB 1444

Chapter 473

 

Delegate Smith, et al

DISCRIMINATION – DEFINITION OF RACE – HAIR TEXTURE AND HAIRSTYLES

Defining “race”, for the purposes of certain laws prohibiting discrimination, to include certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles; and defining “protective hairstyle” as a hairstyle including braids, twists, and locks.

 

SB 531

Chapter 474

 

Senator Smith, et al

DISCRIMINATION – DEFINITION OF RACE – HAIR TEXTURE AND HAIRSTYLES

Defining “race”, for the purposes of certain laws prohibiting discrimination, to include certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles; and defining “protective

hairstyle” as a hairstyle including braids, twists, and locks.

 

 

HB 1446

Chapter 475

 

Delegate Arentz, et al

STATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION – CONTINUING EDUCATION          REQUIREMENTS          –          ETHICS          AND PROFESSIONALISM

Altering the subject matter of the continuing education ethics course required for the renewal of a license to provide real estate brokerage services by the State Real Estate Commission; and requiring the  course to cover the subjects of the practice of flipping, fraudulent real estate practices, and professionalism as it relates to the Maryland  Code of Ethics, including a discussion relating to conflict  resolution and a licensee’s duty to respect the public, peers, and property.

 

SB 350

Chapter 476

 

Senator Patterson, et al

STATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION – CONTINUING EDUCATION          REQUIREMENTS          –          ETHICS          AND PROFESSIONALISM

Altering the subject matter of the continuing education ethics course required for the renewal of a license to provide real estate brokerage services by the State Real Estate Commission; and requiring the  course to cover the subjects of the practice of flipping, fraudulent real estate practices, and professionalism as it relates to the Maryland  Code of Ethics, including a discussion relating to conflict  resolution and a licensee’s duty to respect the public, peers, and property.

 

HB 1462

Chapter 478

 

Delegate Metzgar, et al

PUBLIC HEALTH – EMERGENCY USE AUTO–INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE PROGRAM – REVISIONS

Altering the name of the Emergency Use Auto–Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education to be the Emergency Use Auto–Injectable Epinephrine Program; authorizing food service facilities to store and make available for administration auto–injectable epinephrine for individuals who are experiencing or are believed to be experiencing anaphylaxis when a physician or emergency medical services are not immediately available; altering

the purpose of the Program; etc.

 

 

SB 477

Chapter 479

 

Senator Carozza, et al

PUBLIC HEALTH – EMERGENCY USE AUTO–INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE PROGRAM – REVISIONS

Altering the name of the Emergency Use Auto–Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education to be the Emergency Use Auto–Injectable Epinephrine Program; authorizing food service facilities under the Program to store and make available for administration auto–injectable epinephrine for individuals who are experiencing or are believed to be experiencing anaphylaxis when a physician or emergency medical services are not immediately available; altering the purpose of the Program; etc.

 

HB 1479

Chapter 480

 

Calvert County Delegation

CALVERT COUNTY – SUBDIVISION PLATS – STORMWATER MANAGEMENT EASEMENTS

Requiring, in Calvert County, that certain subdivision plats be prepared and endorsed by certain individuals in a certain manner; requiring certain subdivision plats or deeds of dedication to include a certain signed and acknowledged statement; authorizing the filing, recording, and indexing of certain subdivision plats in a certain manner; establishing that recordation of a certain subdivision plat operates as a transfer of a certain easement to the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County for certain purposes; etc.

 

HB 1514

Chapter 483

 

Delegate Feldmark, et al

STATE PERSONNEL  AND PENSIONS –  MARYLAND WHISTLEBLOWER LAW  –  DEPARTMENT  OF  JUVENILE SERVICES EMPLOYEES

Requiring the Secretary of Juvenile Services to take certain actions related to certain protections and remedies for certain employees; prohibiting a supervisor, appointing authority, or the head of a principal unit of State government from taking or refusing to take any personnel action or reprisal against an employee of the Department of Juvenile Services who discloses certain information to the Director of Juvenile Justice Monitoring or staff of the Juvenile Justice

Monitoring Unit; etc.

 

 

HB 1556

Chapter 486

 

Calvert County Delegation

CALVERT COUNTY – PROCUREMENT – CONTRACT RENEWAL

Limiting the number of times certain contracts entered into  by  Calvert County that require the payment  of  funds  from appropriations of more than one fiscal year may be renewed.

 

HB 1560

Chapter 487

 

Prince George’s County Delegation and Montgomery County Delegation

WASHINGTON SUBURBAN  SANITARY  COMMISSION  – DISCRIMINATION – PROHIBITED PG/MC 103–20

Prohibiting the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission from discriminating against a person on the basis of genetic information or family responsibilities; and requiring that a certain nondiscrimination provision in contracts entered into by the Commission prohibit certain discrimination based on genetic information.

 

HB 1564

Chapter 488

 

Delegates Bhandari and Pena–Melnyk

PUBLIC HEALTH – EMERGENCY EVALUATIONS – DUTIES OF PEACE OFFICERS AND EMERGENCY FACILITIES

Requiring a peace officer, to the extent practicable, to notify a certain emergency facility in advance that the peace officer is bringing an emergency evaluee to the emergency facility; altering the individuals who may request that a peace officer stay with a certain evaluee; etc.

 

SB 938

Chapter 489

 

Senator Hayes, et al

HOSPITALS – CHANGES IN STATUS – HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE RETRAINING AND PLACEMENT

Providing that the assessment of a fee by the State Health Services  Cost Review Commission for funding the Hospital Employees Retraining Fund is to be in the case of a hospital closure, merger, or  full delicensure; altering the circumstances under which hospitals are required to pay a certain fee directly to the Maryland Department of Labor; requiring certain hospitals to pay a direct remittance based on total annual revenue by July 1 each year; requiring that certain

money be returned to certain hospitals under certain circumstances; etc.

 

 

HB 1571

Chapter 490

 

Delegate Pena–Melnyk, et al

HOSPITALS – CHANGES IN STATUS – HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE RETRAINING AND PLACEMENT

Providing that the assessment of a certain fee by the State Health Services Cost Review Commission for funding  the  Hospital  Employees Retraining Fund is to be in the case of a hospital closure, merger, or full delicensure; altering the circumstances under which hospitals are required to pay a certain fee directly to the Maryland Department of Labor; requiring certain hospitals to pay an annual direct remittance to the Department by July 1; requiring certain  money from the Fund be returned to certain hospitals under certain circumstances; etc.

 

SB 6

Chapter 493

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

STATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION – SUNSET EXTENSION

Continuing the State Real Estate Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2032, the termination provisions relating to certain statutory and regulatory authority of the Commission.

 

SB 7

Chapter 494

 

Chair, Budget  and  Taxation  Committee  (By  Request  – Departmental – General Services)

MARYLAND GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL – MEMBERSHIP

Altering the membership of the Maryland Green Building Council by removing the Secretary of Housing and Community Development, or the Secretary’s designee, as a member and substituting the Secretary

of Labor, or the Secretary’s designee, as a member.

 

 

SB 9

Chapter 496

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Agriculture)

AGRICULTURE – MARYLAND EGG LAW – REVISIONS

Altering the scope of certain provisions of the Maryland Egg Law to include certain eggs produced from certain poultry; requiring shell eggs produced from poultry other than domesticated chickens to be sold by net quantity; authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct certain examinations, testing, and sampling for certain purposes; specifying that shell eggs are adulterated when the shell eggs are subjected to certain contamination or conditions; etc.

 

SB 12

Chapter 497

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS – QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE – EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

Repealing a provision of law that required a certain applicant for a license to practice engineering to have at least 5 years of work experience in responsible charge of other engineers.

 

SB 14

Chapter 498

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – STATE BANKS, TRUST COMPANIES, AND SAVINGS BANKS – INCORPORATORS

Reducing the number and altering the qualifications of the incorporators required to form a commercial bank or a savings bank in the State; repealing certain provisions relating to additional and

vacant directorships of certain commercial banks; etc.

 

 

SB 15

Chapter 499

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL REGULATION – BANKING INSTITUTION POWERS

Altering the process for and circumstances under which a banking institution may engage in any additional activity, service, or other practice that is authorized for national banking  associations;  requiring a written notice to the Commissioner of  Financial  Regulation at least 45 calendar days before engaging  in  any  additional activity; the Commissioner may prohibit certain activity or service if it is determined the performance of a certain activity would adversely affect the safety and soundness of the financial institution; etc.

 

SB 18

Chapter 500

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Environment)

ENVIRONMENT – LEAD  POISONING  PREVENTION COMMISSION

Altering the membership of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission to include one representative each from a nonprofit focused on lead poisoning prevention issues and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter; repealing certain requirements for a window replacement program; altering the subjects that the Commission may appoint a subcommittee to study to include case management, lead paint abatement service provider education and training, and blood lead testing; etc.

 

SB 23

Chapter 501

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Secretary of State)

BUSINESS REGULATION – TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS, AND TRADE NAMES – REGISTRATION

Altering certain classes of goods and services for which a person may register a mark; prohibiting a person from registering a certain name or surname as a mark; requiring an applicant for registration or renewal of a mark to submit 3 different specimens or reproductions of the mark as used; prohibiting the specimens or reproductions from including business papers, including letterhead, business cards or envelopes; requiring the Secretary of State to include a full

description of the mark on a certificate of registration; etc.

 

 

SB 71

Chapter 511

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

STATE BOARD OF PILOTS – SUNSET EXTENSION

Continuing the State Board of Pilots in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2032, the termination provisions relating to certain statutory and regulatory authority of the Board.

 

SB 72

Chapter 512

 

Senator McCray

BALTIMORE CITY – MEMBERS OF THE COMMAND STAFF OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT – RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, beginning  on or after January 1, 2022, to require members of the command staff, at the rank of colonel or deputy commissioner, of the Police Department of Baltimore  City  to  reside  in Baltimore  City;  requiring a certain local law, ordinance, or policy enacted or adopted by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to include a certain waiver, exemption, or 120–day grace period to begin residence in Baltimore City under certain circumstances; etc.

 

SB 74

Chapter 513

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Environment)

ENVIRONMENT – MARINE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD

– AUTHORITY, PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND TERMINATION

Establishing that the Marine Contractors Licensing Board is subject to the Maryland Program Evaluation Act; establishing that the Board is a unit in the Department of the Environment; authorizing the Board, by regulation, to establish certain license categories; requiring the Board to include a license category on each license issued by the Board; providing for the termination of the Board and certain

provisions of law relating to the Board after July 1, 2031; etc.

 

 

SB 77

Chapter 514

 

Senator Ellis

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS – INMATES

Requiring the Commissioner of Correction, on taking custody of an inmate and with the inmate’s written consent, to begin the process of obtaining the inmate’s birth certificate; requiring the Commissioner to return certain documents to the inmate on the inmate’s release; requiring each local correctional facility to develop and implement a policy for assisting inmates to obtain identification cards issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration; requiring that a certain report be made to the General Assembly; etc.

 

SB 79

Chapter 515

 

Chair, Budget  and  Taxation  Committee  (By  Request  – Departmental – Lottery and Gaming Control Agency)

GAMING – VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITIES AND LICENSES – DEFINITIONS

Altering the definition of “video lottery facility” to include a casino for the purposes of the federal Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 and its related regulations; and altering the definitions of “video lottery facility” and “video lottery operation license” to include the operation of table games.

 

SB 81

Chapter 516

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Military)

STATE GOVERNMENT – EMERGENCY  MANAGEMENT – CONTINUITY PLANNING

Requiring certain principal departments of the Executive Branch to develop, annually update, and submit to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continuity of operations plans to address the impact of a certain emergency or crisis; requiring certain continuity of operations plans to include certain information;  requiring MEMA to develop certain guidelines and to serve as a coordinating agency; stating the intent of the General Assembly that MEMA implement certain provisions of law with existing personnel

and resources; etc.

 

 

SB 83

Chapter 518

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By  Request  –  Departmental  –  Information Technology)

STATE GOVERNMENT – DELIVERY OF NOTICES  AND COMMUNICATIONS BY ELECTRONIC MEANS – AUTHORIZED

Authorizing a unit of State government to deliver certain notices and communications to an individual by electronic means, instead of by first–class mail, if the individual has consented to receive such notices or communications; providing that delivery of a certain notice or communication in a certain manner shall be considered equivalent to delivery by first–class mail; establishing certain requirements, procedures, and conditions for the delivery of a communication or notice by electronic means, instead of by first–class mail; etc.

 

SB 92

Chapter 519

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Agriculture)

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE – WEED CONTROL LAW

Authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into an agreement with a county or other subdivision of the State to conduct surveys and perform other work related to noxious weeds or other plant species within the county or subdivision; providing that the agreement between the Secretary and the county or subdivision of the State may be terminated by either party on 30 days’ written notice; and defining “subdivision of the State” to include a soil conservation district.

 

SB 93

Chapter 520

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

INSURANCE – NONRESIDENT INSURANCE PRODUCERS – CANCELLATION

Requiring the holder of a nonresident insurance producer license to maintain a current license as a resident insurance producer in good standing in the holder’s home state; authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to cancel a nonresident producer license after receiving notification that the producer no longer has a home

state license; etc.

 

 

SB 95

Chapter 521

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

PUBLIC ADJUSTERS  –  DISBURSEMENT  OF  INSURANCE SETTLEMENT PAYMENTS

Obligating public adjusters to disburse insurance settlement payments received on behalf of the insured within 15 business days after the date of the payment from an insurer.

 

SB 96

Chapter 522

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

INSURANCE – THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATORS – TERM AND REINSTATEMENT OF REGISTRATION

Altering the date on which a third party administrator’s registration expires to 2 years from the date of issuance rather than every other June 30; providing that in order for a renewal of registration to be considered made in a timely manner it must be postmarked on or before the date the registration expires; increasing the period of time during which a third party administrator may reinstate an expired registration from 3 months to 1 year; increasing the amount of the reinstatement fee for an expired registration to $100; etc.

 

SB 97

Chapter 523

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

PRIVATE PASSENGER  MOTOR  VEHICLE  LIABILITY INSURANCE – PROTESTS – CONSUMER COMPLAINT PORTAL

Authorizing insureds to protest certain proposed actions of insurers, with respect to a policy of private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance or a binder of private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance, by filing the protest electronically through the consumer complaint portal on the Maryland Insurance Administration’s website within 30 days after the mailing date on the notice of

proposed action; etc.

 

 

SB 98

Chapter 524

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Maryland Insurance Administration)

HEALTH INSURANCE  –  TECHNICAL  CORRECTION  AND REQUIRED CONFORMITY WITH FEDERAL LAW

Requiring a certain carrier to provide an open enrollment period for eligible employees and dependents who gain access to new qualified health plans as a result of a permanent move and who had coverage  for prenatal care or services or had medically needy coverage as described in certain federal regulations for 1 or more days during the 60 days before the date of the permanent move.

 

SB 102

Chapter 526

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Health)

VITAL RECORDS – BIRTH CERTIFICATES – CHANGE OF NAME OF CHILD

Altering the circumstances under which the Maryland Department of Health has the authority to change the name on a birth certificate without a court order to allow the Department, if only one parent is named on the birth certificate of the child, to change the name on receipt of certain documents from the parent named on the birth certificate; and providing that only one affidavit signed by both parents named on the birth certificate is required under certain circumstances.

 

SB 114

Chapter 528

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Natural Resources)

NATURAL RESOURCES – NUISANCE ORGANISMS – PILOT PROJECTS AND NORTHERN SNAKEHEADS

Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources  to  adopt regulations to conduct pilot projects to demonstrate and evaluate new approaches for the management and control of nuisance organisms;

and authorizing the holder of a commercial northern snakehead license to use hook and line gear.

 

 

SB 116

Chapter 530

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

MARYLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION – SUNSET EXTENSION

Continuing the Maryland Home Improvement Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2032, the termination provisions relating to certain statutory and regulatory  authority  of the Commission.

 

SB 117

Chapter 531

 

Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Labor)

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND REAL ESTATE APPRAISER TRAINEES – LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES – EXPERIENCE, RENEWAL, AND REINSTATEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Altering, from 2,000 to 1,000, the number of hours of experience required of an applicant to qualify for a real estate appraisal license for residential or general real estate appraisal and from 2,000 to 1,500, the number of hours of experience required of an applicant to qualify for a certificate for residential or general real estate appraisal; increasing from 2 to 3 years the time period during which an individual may apply for reinstatement of a certain license or a certain certificate to provide certain services ;etc.

 

SB 118

Chapter 532

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request – Departmental – Agriculture)

LAND USE – ALCOHOL PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURAL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION

Defining the terms “alcohol production” and “agricultural alcohol production”; authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definitions of “alcohol production” and “agricultural alcohol production” by local

ordinance, resolution, law, or rule; and providing for the application of the Act to charter counties.

 

 

SB 131

Chapter 534

 

Senator Simonaire, et al

STATE HIGHWAYS – COMMERCIAL SIGNS IN RIGHTS–OF–WAY – PENALTIES

Increasing the maximum civil penalty applicable to a violation for affixing a commercial sign to a State highway sign, signal, or marker in the State highway right–of–way to $100 per commercial sign affixed; and clarifying certain language establishing a civil penalty for a violation of the prohibition against placing or maintaining commercial signs in a State highway right–of–way.

 

SB 192

Chapter 538

 

The President (By Request – Administration)

BUDGET RECONCILIATION AND FINANCING ACT OF 2020

Authorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution and payment of certain revenue in certain fiscal years; altering to fiscal year 2026 the year by which the Maryland Agricultural and Resource–Based Industry Development Corporation is to become self–sufficient; requiring, for purposes of creating certain redistricting plans, the Department of Planning and the Department of Legislative Services to enter into a certain memorandum of understanding regarding incarcerated individuals; etc.

Section 7 only

Contingency – Subject to the taking effect of S.B. 985/H.B. 1488 of 2020

 

SB 213

Chapter 539

 

Senator Lee

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE  –  VICTIMS  AND  WITNESSES  – RESTRICTIONS ON RELEASE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Altering the circumstances under which a certain person may  withhold the address or telephone number of a certain victim, victim’s representative, or witness before a certain trial or adjudicatory hearing to apply to felonies or domestically related crimes or delinquent acts instead of only felonies or crimes that would be a

felony if committed by an adult.

 

 

SB 242

Chapter 542

 

Senator Bailey

NATURAL RESOURCES – WILD WATERFOWL POLICY  – REPEAL

Repealing provisions of law authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a license to feed waterfowl; repealing certain license application requirements; repealing provisions of law concerning the establishment, approval, and use of certain feeding zones; repealing a requirement that certain licensed areas be open to inspection by certain persons; repealing provisions of law authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to revoke a license to feed waterfowl under certain circumstances; etc.

 

SB 245

Chapter 543

 

Senator West

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – SOCIAL WORKERS – SCOPE OF PRACTICE, SUPERVISION, AND  APPLICATION DECISION APPEAL PROCESS

Altering the definition of “practice social work” to include counseling for alcohol and drug use and addictive behaviors and to clarify that it includes, for certain individuals, the treatment of biopsychosocial conditions under the supervision of a licensed social worker–clinical; requiring the State Board of Social Work Examiners, under certain circumstances, to approve licensees approved to engage in independent practice to provide supervision; etc.

 

SB 281

Chapter 544

 

The President (By Request – Administration), et al

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND SITING (REDS) – EVALUATIONS AND TAX AND FEE EXEMPTIONS

Requiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to adopt certain regulations; requiring that the owner of a certain eligible  property that wants to change the use of the eligible property be liable for

certain fees waived under the Act under certain circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 292

Chapter 545

 

Senator Edwards

TRI–COUNTY COUNCIL FOR WESTERN MARYLAND – MEMBERSHIP

Providing that two mayors from each member county or their representatives are to be appointed to the Tri–County Council for Western Maryland by the commissioners from their respective member county rather than by certain chapters of the Maryland Municipal League.

 

SB 305

Chapter 547

 

Senator Augustine, et al

PUBLIC SAFETY – CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Establishing the Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to provide technical support to local governments, law enforcement, public safety agencies, behavioral health agencies, and crisis service providers and to develop and implement a crisis intervention model program; requiring the Office to appoint certain coordinators to the Center; requiring the Center to take certain actions; requiring a certain annual report; etc.

 

SB 306

Chapter 548

 

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS – SUNSET EXTENSION AND REPORT

Continuing the State Board of Dental Examiners in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending until July 1, 2031, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; and requiring the Board to submit a report by December 1, 2020 to certain committees of the General Assembly on the status of staff vacancies, the strategy used to fill the vacancies, and the Board’s complaint and

enforcement process for the past 5 years.

 

 

SB 472

Chapter 559

 

Senator Lam

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS  AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS – ADOPTED ANNUAL BUDGET – SUBMISSION TO UNIT OWNERS AND LOT OWNERS

Requiring the council of unit owners or other governing body of a condominium association to submit the adopted annual budget to the unit owners not more than 30 days after the meeting at which the budget was adopted; authorizing the adopted annual budget to be submitted to each unit owner by electronic transmission, by posting  on the condominium association’s home page, or by inclusion in the homeowners association’s newsletter; etc.

 

SB 561

Chapter 564

 

Senator Miller

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES – JURISDICTION AND MARYLAND CAPITOL POLICE

Altering the jurisdiction of the Department of General Services to include State–owned or State–leased buildings and grounds and extending to the surrounding area 1,000 feet in any direction from the boundary of those buildings and grounds; providing that, regarding the State legislative buildings in the City of Annapolis, the presiding officers of the General Assembly have final authority over the use of and access to the buildings by members of the General Assembly, their staff, and Department of Legislative Services personnel; etc.

 

SB 570

Chapter 566

 

Senator West

REAL PROPERTY – NOTICE OF EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND CONDITIONS – RECORDATION

Authorizing notice of certain easements, covenants, restrictions, and conditions to be recorded in the land records of the county in which the property interest is located; specifying the information required to be provided in the notice; requiring that the notice be indexed for recording; providing that failure to record a notice in accordance with the Act does not impair the rights or interests of the holder of a certain easement, covenant, restriction, or condition or waive, release, or

otherwise affect certain obligations; etc.

 

 

SB 576

Chapter 568

 

Senator Eckardt

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – NURSE PRACTITIONERS – CERTIFICATIONS OF COMPETENCY AND INCAPACITY

Altering a requirement that a petition for guardianship of a disabled person include signed and verified certificates of competency by providing that the certificates may be signed and verified by a nurse practitioner and certain other health care practitioners; altering the requirements for the certification of a patient’s incapacity to make an informed decision regarding treatment or of a patient’s terminal or end–stage condition to allow the second individual making the certification to be a nurse practitioner; etc.

 

SB 618

Chapter 569

 

Senator Klausmeier

PUBLIC SAFETY – HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS – PRIVATELY OWNED BUILDINGS

Removing a certain type of hydraulic elevator in a privately owned building from a requirement for a certain test; requiring, beginning October 1, 2022, a certain annual test on a certain type of hydraulic elevator in a privately owned building be performed by a licensed elevator mechanic in the presence of a third–party qualified elevator inspector; altering a certain date to October 1, 2021 on which certain elevator inspections are required to begin; and requiring  the  Secretary of Labor to make certain reports; etc.

 

SB 628

Chapter 570

 

Senator Kagan

UTILITIES – SURVIVING SPOUSE OF ACCOUNT HOLDER – PROTECTIONS

Requiring a certain utility, on presentation of certain documents and without requiring certain information or imposing a fee or penalty, to temporarily keep a certain account open for a  certain period of time  or transfer a certain account to a surviving spouse under certain circumstances; and authorizing a certain utility to impose a fee or penalty   or   terminate   an   account   for   nonpayment   under  certain

circumstances or close a certain account under certain circumstances.

 

 

SB 636

Chapter 571

 

Senator Jennings

MARYLAND REVISED UNIFORM LAW ON NOTARIAL ACTS – REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT AS A NOTARY PUBLIC – ALTERATIONS

Altering the date, to beginning October 1, 2021, by which initial and renewal applicants to be appointed as notaries public must complete certain requirements; requiring the Secretary of State, by October 1, 2021, to offer a course of study and an examination that cover the laws, regulations, procedures, and ethics relevant to notarial acts.

 

SB 663

Chapter 574

 

Senators Patterson and Kagan

STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS – DENTAL SPECIALIZATION – REQUIREMENTS

Altering, to be the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards rather than the American Dental Association, the entity whose requirements regarding specialties an applicant for a teacher’s license to practice dentistry must meet under certain circumstances; altering the entity with respect to which the State Board of Dental Examiners is authorized to approve an area of specialty recognized by the entity; etc.

 

SB 732

Chapter 579

 

Senator Lam

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS – ATHLETIC TRAINING – REVISIONS

Altering the definition of “practice athletic training”; repealing certain provisions of law requiring an athletic trainer to practice in a certain setting; altering the information that is required to be included in an evaluation and treatment protocol; authorizing an athletic trainer to provide treatment for not more than 14 days to a certain athletic individual unless the trainer has received a referral from a certain health care provider; providing that preventive care is

not considered treatment for a certain purpose; etc.

 

 

SB 747

Chapter 580

 

The President (By Request – Department of Legislative Services)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  –  MARYLAND  TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – REVISION

Revising, restating, and recodifying the laws of the State relating to   the Maryland Technology Development Corporation; making certain technical and stylistic changes; providing for the construction of the Act; authorizing the publisher of the Annotated Code to make certain corrections in a certain manner; etc.

 

SB 784

Chapter 582

 

Senator Klausmeier

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – HERNIA CLAIMS

Altering the time period from 30 to 45 days within which a covered employee must report to the employer a hernia caused by an accidental personal injury or by a strain arising out of and in the course of employment for the purpose of filing a claim for compensation; authorizing a covered employee to file a claim for compensation for a hernia caused by an accidental personal injury within 2 years after the date the accidental personal injury occurred under certain circumstances; and applying the Act prospectively.

 

SB 807

Chapter 584

 

Senators Hettleman and Elfreth

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – VICTIMS OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR – WAIVERS OF RIGHTS – PROHIBITION

Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from presenting certain victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; authorizing victims affected by a violation of the Act to bring an action for injunctive or declaratory relief; requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt and submit policies for enforcing the

Act; etc.

 

 

SB 810

Chapter 585

 

Senator Waldstreicher

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION – ELECTRONIC SIGNS ALONG HIGHWAYS – SUICIDE PREVENTION

Authorizing the State Highway Administration to post information on suicide prevention, including a hotline number, on electronic signs along any highway within a 5–mile radius of a high suicide risk zone, as identified by the Administration; and authorizing the Administration to adopt certain regulations.

 

SB 966

Chapter 589

 

Senator Hettleman

HEALTH FACILITIES  –  ASSISTED  LIVING  PROGRAMS  –  REFERRALS AND LICENSES

Providing that a certain violation of a certain provision of law shall be a violation of the Consumer Protection Act; prohibiting a person from knowingly and willfully referring another person to a certain assisted living program; establishing certain penalties for certain violations of the Act; requiring the Secretary of Health to remit certain penalties to the Office of Health Care Quality for a certain purpose; etc.

 

SB 1010

Chapter 592

 

Senators Peters and Bailey

PUBLIC SAFETY – MARYLAND CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE

Establishing a Maryland Code of Military Justice; providing for jurisdiction and applicability of the Act; providing for authority of certain judge advocates; establishing the rights of certain victims; providing for the apprehension and restraint of certain offenders; providing for certain non–judicial punishment; establishing the jurisdiction for certain courts–martial; providing for the appointment and composition of certain courts–martial; establishing certain pre–trial procedures; etc.

 

HB 621

Chapter 632

 

Delegate Korman, et al

COUNTY TAX FAIRNESS ACT

Altering the manner by which the Comptroller withholds from certain income tax distributions certain amounts that a local government owes to the Local Reserve Account for its share of certain income tax refunds and interest that are paid from the Account related to a

certain decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

2019 Chapters – Effective October 1, 2020

  

HB 219

Chapter 350

Prince George’s County Delegation

PRINCE GEORGE’S  COUNTY  –  NEW  HOMES  –  DRAINAGE DEFECTS PG 408–19

Requiring the governing body of Prince George’s County to establish    a program to evaluate complaints of drainage defects in the county under certain circumstances; requiring the program to  include  certain procedures for an owner to request an evaluation of a drainage defect, for requiring the county to complete a written evaluation of alleged drainage defects, and for requiring the county to collect data

regarding homebuilders who have built home with drainage defects.

 

SB 678

Chapter 407

Senator Jennings, et al

STATE GOVERNMENT – NOTARIAL ACTS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC

Altering the qualifications an individual must have to be appointed as a notary public; authorizing certain persons to charge a certain fee for the performance of a certain notarial act; authorizing a notarial officer to perform certain notarial acts except under certain circumstances; prohibiting certain individuals from charging a fee to perform a notarial act; providing for the manner in which notarial acts for remotely located individuals are to be performed except under certain circumstances; etc.

 

HB 99

Chapter 435

Delegate Dumais

ESTATES AND TRUSTS – ELECTIVE SHARE OF SURVIVING SPOUSE

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 that designated under the will, to ensure the surviving spouse is reasonably provided for during the surviving spouse’s lifetime; 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 370

Chapter 500

 

Senator West, et al

ENVIRONMENT – RECYCLING – OFFICE BUILDINGS

Requiring a county to address, in a recycling plan required to be submitted to the Secretary of the Environment, the collection and recycling of recyclable materials from buildings that are 150,000 square feet or greater of office space; requiring each owner of an office building to provide recycling receptacles for the collection of recyclable materials and for the removal of certain materials for further recycling by October 1, 2021; authorizing certain enforcement units to conduct certain inspections; etc.

Section 1 only

 

2016 Chapters – Effective October 1, 2020

 

SB 417

Chapter 521

Senator Kelley, et al

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – MINIMUM WAGE AND COMMUNITY INTEGRATION  (KEN  CAPONE  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT ACT)

Prohibiting the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, under specified circumstances, from authorizing work activities centers and specified sheltered workshops to pay employees with disabilities less than a specified minimum wage; authorizing specified work activities centers and specified sheltered workshops to pay new employees less than the minimum wage only under specified circumstances; requiring the Development Disabilities Administration and the Department of Disabilities to develop and implement a specified plan; etc.

Section 3 only

 

HB 420

Chapter 522

 

Delegate Waldstreicher, et al

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – MINIMUM WAGE AND COMMUNITY INTEGRATION  (KEN  CAPONE  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT ACT)

Prohibiting the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, under specified circumstances, from authorizing work activities centers and specified sheltered workshops to pay employees with disabilities less than a specified minimum wage; authorizing specified work  activities  centers and specified sheltered workshops to pay new employees less than the minimum wage only under specified  circumstances; requiring the Developmental Disabilities Administration and the Department of Disabilities to develop and implement a specified plan; etc.

Section 3 only