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MD HB 1026 - C. T. Wilson
Armed Forces - Support of Military Families and Addition of Space Force
02/14/2024 - Hearing 3/08 at 2:00 p.m.
Adding the Space Force to certain provisions of law related to the armed forces; authorizing military spouses and residents of the State who are members of the National Guard of another state or a reserve component of the armed forces to terminate certain contracts at any time after the date the service member receives certain military orders to relocate; etc.

MD HB 1027 - William J. Wivell
Education - Primary and Secondary Schools - Alternative School Options (Right to Learn Act)
02/07/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring, on or before January 1 each year, each county board of education to provide certain information to the parents or legal guardians of students who attend a failing school; requiring a failing school to retain the failing school designation until the school receives a certain rating; requiring students who are attending a failing school to be provided the opportunity to attend an alternative school; establishing the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program; etc.

MD HB 1159 - Eric D. Ebersole
State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Veterans' and Fraternal Organizations
02/07/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; altering the distribution of proceeds from instant ticket lottery machine sales by veterans' organizations; providing for the distribution of proceeds from instant ticket lottery machines sales by fraternal organizations; repealing a requirement that certain veterans' organizations purchase or lease certain machines; etc.

MD HB 1191 - Bernice Mireku-North
Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to the Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel; providing that certain provisions of law regarding the issuance of an initial teaching certificate do not apply to certain teachers under certain circumstances; entering into the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact for the purpose of authorizing regulated teachers who hold multistate licenses to teach in each member state; establishing requirements for multistate licensure; etc.

MD HB 1201 - Christopher Tomlinson
Occupational and Professional Licensing - Military Training and Military Spouses
02/09/2024 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Requiring an occupational licensing board to issue a license, certificate, permit, or registration to an applicant who is military trained or who is a military spouse if the applicant meets certain requirements; requiring an occupational licensing board to consider certain types of experience for a certain calculation; and authorizing an occupational licensing board to issue a temporary license, certificate, permit, or registration under certain circumstances.

MD HB 125 - Michael J. Rogers
Courts – Military Records – Recordation and Inspection
01/10/2024 - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering certain provisions of law relating to the recordation and inspection of certain military records kept by the clerk of a circuit court.

MD HB 1316 - James Matthew Morgan
Real Property – Holding Over – Expedited Hearing and Service of Summons for Active Duty Service Member
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a District Court to hold a hearing on a tenant holding over within 30 days after a landlord makes a complaint if the landlord or the landlord's spouse is on active duty with the United States military; and authorizing a licensed private detective agency to serve a summons if the constable or sheriff fails to serve the summons within 10 days after the summons is issued by the court.

MD HB 133 - Sheila S. Ruth
Commission to Study African American Civil War Soldiers in Maryland
02/09/2024 - Referred Education, Energy, and the Environment
Establishing the Commission to Study African American Civil War Soldiers in Maryland; requiring the Commission to study the history of the African American soldiers who fought for the Union Army; requiring the Commission to make certain recommendations regarding the funding, design, construction, and location of an appropriate memorial dedicated to African American Civil War soldiers; and requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendation to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2024.

MD HB 1354 - Christopher Tomlinson
Public Schools - Veterans' Day - Excused Student Absence
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring public schools to excuse any student's absence from school for observance of Veterans' Day.

MD HB 1375 - Samuel I. Rosenberg
Environmental Justice - Identification of and Investment in Overburdened and Underserved Communities - Report
02/09/2024 - First Reading Environment and Transportation
Requiring the Department of the Environment to submit an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31, 2024, relating to the identification of overburdened and underserved communities, the percentage of spending for certain investments that benefited overburdened and underserved communities during the prior fiscal year within certain governmental entities, and certain recommendations on improving the identification of and provision of assistance to overburdened and underserved communities.

MD HB 1389 - Mary A. Lehman
Public Safety Officer - Performance of Duties - Death Benefit
02/09/2024 - First Reading Appropriations
Altering circumstances under which certain individuals are presumed to have died as a direct and proximate result of an injury sustained in the performance of duties for purposes of eligibility for death benefits.

MD HB 140 - Michael J. Rogers
State Personnel - Spouses of Active Duty Service Members - Hiring Preferences
01/10/2024 - First Reading Appropriations
Requiring an appointing authority to apply a credit of ten points on a selection test for specified positions in the State Personnel Management System for the spouse of an active duty service member relocating to the State on military orders; etc.

MD HB 1459 - W. Gregory Wims
Vehicle Registration - Fee Exemptions - Military Honorees
02/12/2024 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Exempting recipients of the Purple Heart, the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, or the Bronze Star and members of Gold Star families from the requirement to pay vehicle registration fees.

MD HB 1492 - Michael J. Rogers
Education - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Student Information
02/15/2024 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring public schools in the State to notify students taking the ASVAB and parents or guardians of students taking the ASVAB of the option to prohibit the release of a student's ASVAB test scores to military recruiters; and repealing the requirement that certain schools provide certain notice to certain individuals regarding the release of student information and ASVAB test scores.

MD HB 163 - Lorig Charkoudian
Food Waste and Solid Waste Reduction - Grants, Fund, and Surcharge
01/27/2024 - Hearing canceled
Establishing the On-Farm Organic Diversion and Composting Grant Program to award grants to eligible entities to assist with the costs of developing and implementing on-farm composting and compost use, food waste prevention, and food rescue projects; requiring the Department of the Environment to use funds from the Reduce, Recycle, Remanufacture Fund to support the Grant Program to Reduce and Compost School Waste; authorizing the Department to establish a statewide solid waste disposal surcharge; etc.

MD HB 172 - House Judiciary Committee
Department of State Police - Professional Occupations - Application Process
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to determine the manner and format for applications for certification as a private detective and security guard and for a license to provide security guard services; altering the application requirements related to security guard agency licenses and commercial general liability insurance; and requiring an applicant for a special police commission to submit two sets of fingerprints in a format approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

MD HB 178 - Michael J. Griffith
Vehicle Laws - Disabled Veteran Registration Plates - Issuance
02/16/2024 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue certain special disabled veteran registration plates to disabled veterans who are between 50% and 99%, inclusive, service-connected disabled as designated or classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; prohibiting the Administration from charging certain persons the fee required for replacement registration plates under certain circumstances; etc.

MD HB 231 - Subcommittee on Transportation
Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plates - Gold Star and Next of Kin Families
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
Authorizing the recipient of a U.S. Department of Defense Next of Kin lapel button to apply for special registration plates; and waiving the initial vehicle registration fee associated with, and requiring the name and rank of the deceased service member to be included on, special registration plates issued to the recipient of a Gold Star or a Next of Kin lapel button.

MD HB 260 - Mark S. Chang
State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Supervisory Employees
02/23/2024 - Referred Finance
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain supervisory State employees; and requiring that certain supervisory State employees have separate bargaining units.

MD HB 27 - Gabriel Acevero
No–Knock Warrants
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the authority for the issuance and execution of a no-knock search warrant; establishing that a warrant may not authorize an officer to enter a building, apartment, premises or place without first announcing the officer's purpose and authority; specifying that a warrant may be executed only between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and requiring an officer executing a search warrant, prior to entering certain areas to be searched, to give reasonable notice to alert any occupants within the officer's authority and purpose.

MD HB 277 - Kenneth P. Kerr
Frederick County - Local Gaming and Authorization for Electronic Tip Jar Dispensers
01/12/2024 - Hearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing, subject to certain provisions of law, a person that operates a tip jar in Frederick County to operate an electronic tip jar dispenser that does not connect to the Internet or to a server; altering certain obsolete language in provisions of law governing gaming in Frederick County; etc.

MD HB 299 - Robin L. Grammer Jr.
Public Safety - Militia - Active Duty Combat (Defend the Guard)
01/18/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 2:30 p.m.
Prohibiting the Governor from ordering the militia or a member of the militia into active duty combat unless the U.S. Congress has passed an official declaration of war or taken a certain official action; and establishing that this prohibition does not limit or prohibit the Governor from deploying the militia or a member of the militia under certain circumstances.

MD HB 302 - Nicole A. Williams
Law Enforcement Officers, Correctional Employees, and Court-Ordered Services Providers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity - Penalties and Registry
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering penalties relating to sexual contact between a law enforcement officer, correctional employee, or court-ordered services provider and certain individuals under certain circumstances; increasing the penalties from a misdemeanor to a felony, and on conviction a person is subject to imprisonment of up to 10 years instead of 3 years; and requiring a person convicted of a certain offense to register on a certain sex offender registry.

MD HB 34 - Kenneth P. Kerr
Interstate Social Work Licensure Compact
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Entering into the Social Work Licensure Compact for the purpose of authorizing regulated social workers who hold interstate compact licenses to practice social work in member states; establishing requirements for multistate licensure; establishing the Social Work Licensure Compact Commission; and providing for withdrawal from the Compact.

MD HB 383 - Emily K. Shetty
Cosmetology Licensure Compact
02/16/2024 - Referred Education, Energy, and the Environment
Entering into the Cosmetology Licensure Compact; establishing criteria for participating states; authorizing an individual practicing cosmetology to practice in a party state under certain circumstances; establishing the Cosmetology Licensure Compact Commission and its duties and powers; and providing for the amendment of and withdrawal from the Compact.

MD HB 408 - C. T. Wilson
Mental Health Law - County Mental Health Advisory Committees - Membership
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of a county's mental health advisory committee by including an individual with experience with mental health care for veterans or individuals serving in the military on the list of groups from which individuals may be appointed to the committee by the governing body of the county.

MD HB 42 - House Health & Government Operations Committee
Public Health - Public Health Services and Protections - Revisions
02/16/2024 - Referred Finance
Repealing the exceptions that allow the sale, distribution, or purchase of tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, and electronic smoking devices to or for certain individuals who are active duty members of the military; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health to reallocate from one county to another county certain projected unspent grant funding relating to cancer to address certain funding needs; altering the duties of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; etc.

MD HB 431 - Kym Taylor
Department of Veterans Affairs - Renaming and Deputy Secretary of Military Family Policy and Programs
01/18/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Renaming the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Department of Veterans and Military Families; renaming the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be the Secretary of Veterans and Military Families; requiring the Secretary to appoint a Deputy Secretary of Military Family Policy and Programs; and providing that the Department of Veterans and Military Families is the successor of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

MD HB 443 - Charles J. Otto
Somerset County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C Veterans' Organization or Club License
01/24/2024 - Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the holder of a Class C (veterans' organization or club) license in Somerset County to purchase alcoholic beverages from a retail dealer.

MD HB 529 - Brian M. Crosby
Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program - Veterans - Number of Eligible Recipients
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/20 at 12:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a limit on the number of veterans who are eligible to receive a scholarship under the Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program.

MD HB 55 - Jennifer White
Maryland Commission on Veterans and Military Families
02/09/2024 - Referred Education, Energy, and the Environment
Establishing the Maryland Commission on Veterans and Military Families to study developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan to make Maryland the best state for veterans and military families, including legislative and budgetary recommendations; and requiring the Commission to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2024.

MD HB 598 - Jamila Woods
Discrimination - Military Status - Prohibition
01/26/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting discrimination based on military status with regard to public accommodation, housing, employment, financial transactions, education, insurance, the provision of public utility services, and State personnel actions.

MD HB 604 - Chao Wu
Families Serve Act of 2024
01/26/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing employers to grant a preference in hiring and promotion to spouses of eligible service members; and requiring the appointing authorities in the Executive Branch of State government to apply a credit of 10 points on any selection test for eligible military spouses.

MD HB 626 - Gary Simmons
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Public Safety Volunteers
01/25/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing, from $7,000 to $10,000, the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for an individual who is a qualifying public safety volunteer for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2024; requiring each police agency to maintain certain records of the activities of each member of a police auxiliary or reserve, provide each member with a certain report on the preceding calendar year, and provide a certain report and certification that an individual qualified for the subtraction modification; etc.

MD HB 63 - Andrew C. Pruski
Property Tax - Credit for Dwelling House of Disabled Veterans - Alterations
02/23/2024 - Referred Budget and Taxation
Altering eligibility for a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans to include individuals who have been declared by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a nonpermanent service-connected disability of 100% that results from blindness or any other disabling cause that was not caused or incurred by misconduct; and altering the criteria for determining the amount of the credit.

MD HB 646 - W. Gregory Wims
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Police Auxiliary and Reserve Volunteers
01/25/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing from $5,000 to $7,000 a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for an individual who is a qualifying police auxiliary or reserve volunteer.

MD HB 674 - Kathy Szeliga
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
01/25/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Including income from certain retirement plans within a certain subtraction modification allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain individuals who are at least 65 years of age or who are disabled or whose spouse is disabled; altering the maximum amount of the subtraction modification for certain taxable years; repealing a limitation on the maximum amount of the subtraction modification; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023; etc.

MD HB 684 - Robin L. Grammer Jr.
Criminal Law - Prohibitions on Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting a Handgun - Penalties
02/10/2024 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain intent element for wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun in certain prohibited places; repealing a certain rebuttable presumption that a person transporting a handgun under certain circumstances transports the handgun knowingly; and altering certain penalty provisions related to wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun in certain prohibited places.

MD HB 713 - William Valentine
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Military Retirement Income - Individuals Under the Age of 55
01/26/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing the amount of a subtraction modification from $12,500 to $20,000 under the Maryland income tax for military retirement income for individuals who are under the age of 55 years; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023.

MD HB 715 - William Valentine
Fishing and Hunting Licenses and Trout Stamps - Complimentary Licenses and Stamp Exemption - Veterans Determined to be Unemployable
01/29/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue certain complimentary fishing and hunting licenses to certain veterans who the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines are unemployable; and exempting certain veterans who the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines are unemployable from the requirement to obtain a trout stamp.

MD HB 716 - Christopher Tomlinson
Motor Vehicle Registration - Fee Exemption - Unemployable Disabled Veterans
01/29/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing that a vehicle owned by an unemployable disabled veteran is exempt from vehicle registration fees.

MD HB 773 - Dana C. Jones
Human Services - Individuals With Disabilities and Service-Disabled Veterans Boating Fund
02/05/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Individuals With Disabilities and Service-Disabled Veterans Boating Fund to provide sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding opportunities for individuals with disabilities and service-disabled veterans; requiring the Department of Disabilities to administer the Fund; establishing the qualifications for certain nonprofit organizations to receive a grant from the Fund; and authorizing the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2026, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 to the Fund.

MD HB 79 - Nicole A. Williams
Family Law – Child Custody – Determinations
01/15/2024 - Hearing canceled
Authorizing the court, in determining legal and physical custody in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; and authorizing the court to modify a child custody or visitation order if the court determines that there has been a material change in circumstances since the issuance of the order that relates to the needs of the child or the ability of the parents to meet those needs and that modifying the order is in the best interests of the child.

MD HB 844 - Adrian Boafo
Business Regulation - Cigarette, Other Tobacco Product, and Electronic Smoking Device Retailers - Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products (Make Quitting Convenient Act)
01/31/2024 - First Reading Economic Matters
Requiring licensees that sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices at retail to keep in stock and offer for sale at retail at least one kind of nicotine replacement therapy product and to post certain signs.

MD HB 848 - William J. Wivell
Family Law - Child Custody - Determinations
02/02/2024 - First Reading Judiciary
Authorizing the court, in determining legal and physical custody in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; and authorizing the court to modify a child custody or visitation order if the court determines that there has been a material change in circumstances since the issuance of the order that related to the needs of the child or the ability of the parents to meet those needs and that modifying the order is in the best interests of the child.

MD HB 861 - Jennifer White
Procurement - Preferences - Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program
02/19/2024 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Establishing 3% as the overall percentage goal of the total dollar value of procurement contracts by a unit of State government to be made directly or indirectly with veteran-owned small business enterprises; and repealing a requirement that the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs adopt regulations to establish a certain overall percentage goal.

MD HB 862 - Jennifer White
Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans - Service Connected Disability
02/05/2024 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with at least an 80% service connected disability.

MD HB 875 - Jennifer White
Veterans - Persons Providing Veterans Benefits Services and Veterans Benefits Appeals Services - Fees and Compensation
02/07/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting, except as authorized by federal law, a person from charging a fee or receiving compensation for providing or referring a certain individual to another person for the provision of veterans benefits services or veterans benefits appeals services; establishing standards for the division of attorney's fees in connection with the provision of veterans benefits services or appeals services; requiring a person who charges fees for providing certain veterans benefits services to comply with certain ethical standards; etc.

MD HB 88 - House Appropriations Committee
State Retirement and Pension System - Immediate Vesting
02/23/2024 - Referred Budget and Taxation
Providing that an individual serving as the State Superintendent of Schools shall immediately vest in the State Retirement and Pension System.

MD HB 901 - Sara N. Love
Higher Education - Part-Time Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Alterations
02/02/2024 - First Reading Appropriations
Allowing an applicant of a part-time senatorial or delegate scholarship with a documented disability to request from the Maryland Higher Education Commission a waiver from the requirement to carry at least 6 semester hours of courses each semester.

MD HB 923 - Michael J. Griffith
State Department of Education - Study on Transfer and Awarding of Advanced Placement Course Credits and Military Students
02/07/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with county boards of education and county superintendents of schools, to conduct a study on the transfer and awarding of credits by local school systems to in the State for successful completion of an AP course by a military student while enrolled in a high school in another state; and requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations on or before July 1, 2025.

MD HB 930 - C. T. Wilson
Primary and Secondary Education - Public School Attendance - Children of Judges
02/02/2024 - First Reading Ways and Means
Requiring a county superintendent of schools to allow a child of certain judges to attend public school in a county other than the county where the child is domiciled if the child's parent is a judge and the county in which the child is domiciled is adjacent to the county where the child requests to attend public school; and prohibiting a county superintendent from charging a fee for a certain child.

MD HB 952 - Jennifer White
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement (Keep Our Heroes Home Act)
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing in, over a period of 3 years, an increase in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to allow for a subtraction of all military retirement income beginning in taxable year 2026.

MD SB 1012 - Nicholas P. Charles II
Veterans Affairs – Disabled Veterans Guaranteed Basic Income
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Establishing the Disabled Veterans Guaranteed Basic Income Program; establishing the Disabled Veterans Guaranteed Basic Income Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; requiring interest earnings of the Fund to be credited to the Fund; requiring, beginning in fiscal year 2025, the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $5,000,000 to the Fund; and authorizing the appropriation to the Fund to be drawn from the State Lottery Fund or video lottery terminal proceeds.

MD SB 1013 - Nicholas P. Charles II
State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Veterans' and Fraternal Organizations
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; altering the distribution of proceeds from certain instant ticket lottery machine sales by a veterans' organization; repealing a requirement that certain veterans' organizations purchase or lease certain instant ticket lottery machines; etc.

MD SB 1042 - Dawn Gile
Education - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Student Information
02/08/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring public schools in the State to notify students taking the ASVAB and parents or guardians of students taking the ASVAB of the option to prohibit the release of a student's ASVAB test scores to military recruiters; and repealing the requirement that certain schools provide certain notice to certain individuals regarding the release of student information and ASVAB test scores.

MD SB 1056 - Benjamin F. Kramer
Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products, and Electronic Smoking Devices - Revisions (Tobacco Retail Modernization Act of 2024)
02/09/2024 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting licensees that sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices at retail from displaying cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices for sale unless located behind a counter; requiring certain licensed retailers to verify an individual's date of birth before selling cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices in a certain manner; altering the application fee for a county license to sell cigarettes at retail; etc.

MD SB 1072 - Michael W. McKay
Occupational and Professional Licensing - Military Training and Military Spouses
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/01 at 9:00 a.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
Requiring an occupational licensing board to issue a license, certificate, permit, or registration to an applicant who is military trained or who is a military spouse if the applicant meets certain requirements; requiring an occupational licensing board to consider certain types of experience for a certain calculation; and authorizing an occupational licensing board to issue a temporary license, certificate, permit, or registration under certain circumstances.

MD SB 108 - Craig J. Zucker
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Police Auxiliary and Reserve Volunteers
02/09/2024 - Referred Ways and Means
Increasing, from $5,000 to $7,000, a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for an individual who is a qualifying police auxiliary or reserve volunteer; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023.

MD SB 159 - Katherine Ann Klausmeier
Courts - Military Records - Recordation and Inspection
02/14/2024 - Referred Judiciary
Altering certain provisions of law relating to the recordation and inspection of certain military records kept by the clerk of a circuit court to authorize the clerk to keep an electronic record instead of a book to record and index the discharge papers of a person who has served in the uniformed services of the United States and require the clerk to deny inspection of the electronic record except under certain circumstances.

MD SB 176 - Benjamin T. Brooks
Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Day - Veterans' Day
01/10/2024 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Establishing November 11 as a tax-free day each year during which an exemption from the sales and use tax is provided for sales to certain veterans; requiring an individual, in order to qualify for the exemption, to provide the vendor evidence of eligibility for the exemption; and providing that evidence of eligibility may consist of a valid driver's license or government-issued identification card that includes a notation indicating that the individual is a veteran.

MD SB 177 - C. Anthony Muse
Law Enforcement Officers, Correctional Employees, and Court-Ordered Services Providers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity - Penalties and Registry
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering penalties relating to sexual contact between a law enforcement officer, correctional employee, or court-ordered services provider and certain individuals under certain circumstances; and requiring a person convicted of a certain offense to register on a certain sex offender registry.

MD SB 192 - Benjamin F. Kramer
State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Supervisory Employees
02/19/2024 - Motion Special Order until 2/20 (Senator Gallion) Adopted
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain supervisory State employees; and requiring that certain supervisory State employees who are not confidential employees have separate bargaining units.

MD SB 214 - Senate Committee on Finance
Maryland Military Installation Council - Membership
02/16/2024 - Referred Ways and Means
Altering the membership of the Maryland Military Installation Council to include the Maryland Secretary of Labor or a designee, the State Superintendent of Schools or a designee, and the President of the Military Alliance Council of Charles County; and increasing the number of members selected by the Governor from 5 to 6 and requiring that at least one is a spouse of a service member.

MD SB 220 - Senate Committee on Finance
Public Health – Public Health Services and Protections – Revisions
02/23/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Repealing the exceptions that allow the sale, distribution, or purchase of tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, and electronic smoking devices to or for certain individuals who are active duty members of the military; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health to reallocate from one county to another county certain projected unspent grant funding relating to cancer to address certain funding needs; altering the duties of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; etc.

MD SB 255 - Senate Committee on Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
Public Safety - Volunteer Company Assistance Fund - Alterations
02/16/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Transferring certain duties relating to the Volunteer Company Assistance Fund from the Military Department to the Maryland Department of Emergency Management.

MD SB 256 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Revisions
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership and duties of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; providing that a law enforcement agency may employ an individual as a police officer for a certain period only if the individual is certified or provisionally certified by the Commission; and altering provisions of law relating to the certification and recertification of police officers.

MD SB 27 - Katherine Ann Klausmeier
Cosmetology Licensure Compact
02/16/2024 - Referred Economic Matters
Entering into the Cosmetology Licensure Compact; establishing criteria for participating states; authorizing an individual practicing cosmetology to practice in a party state under certain circumstances; establishing the Cosmetology Licensure Compact Commission and its duties and powers; and providing for the amendment of and withdrawal from the Compact.

MD SB 275 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plates - Gold Star and Next of Kin Families
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the recipient of a U.S. Department of Defense Next of Kin lapel button to apply for special registration plates; and waiving the initial vehicle registration fee associated with, and requiring the name and rank of the deceased service member to be included on, special registration plates issued to the recipient of a Gold Star or a Next of Kin lapel button.

MD SB 287 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Department of State Police - Professional Occupations - Application Process
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to determine the manner and format for applications for certification as a private detective and security guard and for a license to provide security guard services; altering the application requirements related to security guard agency licenses and commercial general liability insurance; and requiring an applicant for a special police commission to submit two sets of fingerprints in a format approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

MD SB 3 - Michael A. Jackson
Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Permitting
01/10/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring health occupations boards to issue an expedited temporary license, certificate, registration, or permit to a service member, veteran, or military spouse who meets certain requirements; requiring each health occupations board to include a check-off box prominently on each license, certification, or registration application form; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to publish prominently on its website information about the expedited licensing process and any assistance provided; etc.

MD SB 323 - Michael A. Jackson
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Public Safety Volunteers
01/13/2024 - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing, from $7,000 to $10,000, the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for an individual who is a qualifying public safety volunteer for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2024; requiring each police agency to maintain certain records of the activities of each member of a police auxiliary or reserve, provide each member with a certain report on the preceding calendar year, and provide a certain report and certification that an individual qualified for the subtraction modification; etc.

MD SB 327 - Christopher R. West
Family Law - Child Custody - Determinations
01/18/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the court, in determining legal and physical custody in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; and authorizing the court to modify a child custody or visitation order if the court determines that there has been a material change in circumstances since the issuance of the order that relates to the needs of the child or the ability of the parents to meet those needs and that modifying the order is in the best interest of the child.

MD SB 338 - Mary Beth Carozza
Somerset County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C Veterans' Organization or Club License
02/14/2024 - Hearing 2/23 at 10:00 a.m.
Authorizing the holder of a Class C (veterans' organization or club) license in Somerset County to purchase alcoholic beverages from a retail dealer.

MD SB 346 - Christopher R. West
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income (Keep Our Heroes Home Act)
01/18/2024 - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Phasing in, over a period of 3 years, an increase in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to allow for a subtraction of all military retirement income beginning in taxable year 2026.

MD SB 368 - Dawn Gile
State Retirement and Pension System - Military Service Credit - Eligibility
01/18/2024 - Hearing 2/08 at 9:00 a.m.
Repealing a limitation for members of the State Retirement and Pension System to receive certain service credit for active duty with the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

MD SB 397 - Bryan W. Simonaire
Vehicle Laws - Military Vehicles - Registration and Operation
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to register certain military vehicles; requiring all vehicles meeting certain criteria to be registered as a Class MV-C (military vehicle-collectors) vehicle; establishing a one-time registration fee of $51; establishing certain standards and procedures for the registration of military vehicles; requiring an owner of a military vehicle to submit with the registration application a certain certification relating to the purposes for which the vehicle will be operated; etc.

MD SB 411 - John Ray Salling
Department of Veterans Affairs - Renaming and Deputy Secretary of Military Family Policy and Programs
01/24/2024 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Renaming the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Department of Veterans and Military Families; renaming the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be the Secretary of Veterans and Military Families; requiring the Secretary to appoint a Deputy Secretary of Military Family Policy and Programs; and providing that the Department of Veterans and Military Families is the successor of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

MD SB 412 - John Ray Salling
Mental Health Law - County Mental Health Advisory Committees - Membership
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/16 at 11:00 a.m.
Altering the membership of a county's mental health advisory committee by including an individual with experience with mental health care for veterans or individuals serving in the military on the list of groups from which individuals may be appointed to the committee by the governing body of the county.

MD SB 413 - Jill Priscilla Carter
Discrimination - Military Status - Prohibition
02/23/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Prohibiting discrimination based on military status with regard to public accommodation, housing, employment, financial transactions, education, insurance, the provision of public utility services, and State personnel actions.

MD SB 422 - James Carew Rosapepe
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Foreign Service Retirement Income
01/25/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain foreign service retirement income received by an individual during the taxable year; providing that foreign service retirement income that is included in the subtraction allowed under the Act may not be taken into account for purposes of a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain retirement income; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023.

MD SB 44 - Christopher R. West
Safe Communities Act of 2024
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; prohibiting a deduction of diminution credits of more than 10% of an incarcerated individual's aggregate sentence for crimes of violence for an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; etc.

MD SB 470 - Christopher R. West
Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.

MD SB 478 - Craig J. Zucker
Families Serve Act of 2024
01/31/2024 - Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing employers to grant a preference in hiring and promotion to spouses of eligible service members; and requiring the appointing authorities in the Executive Branch of State government to apply a credit of 10 points on any selection test for eligible military spouses.

MD SB 48 - Cheryl C. Kagan
Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Police Officer Certification - Eligibility
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/24 at 2:30 p.m.
Altering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to remove certain citizenship requirements for an individual who is a permanent legal resident of the United States and an honorably discharged veteran; and providing that an individual who is a permanent legal resident and honorably discharged veteran or current member of the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, or a reserve component is eligible to be certified as a police officer.

MD SB 52 - Christopher R. West
Juvenile Justice Restoration Act of 2024
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to establish that the juvenile court has exclusive original jurisdiction over a child who is at least 10 years old alleged to have committed a crime involving the use or possession of a firearm; and altering a certain provision of law authorizing a law enforcement officer to conduct an otherwise lawful custodial interrogation of a child if the child's parent, guardian, or custodian consents to the custodial interrogation of the child without the child's consultation with an attorney.

MD SB 533 - Jason C. Gallion
Fishing and Hunting Licenses and Trout Stamps - Complimentary Licenses and Stamp Exemption - Veterans Determined to be Unemployable
02/22/2024 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue certain complimentary fishing and hunting licenses to certain veterans who the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines are unemployable; and exempting certain veterans who the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines are unemployable from the requirement to obtain a trout stamp.

MD SB 55 - Mary-Dulany James
Vehicle Laws - Disabled Veteran Registration Plates - Issuance
02/21/2024 - Referred Environment and Transportation
Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue certain special disabled veteran registration plates to disabled veterans who are between 50% and 99%, inclusive, service-connected disabled as designated or classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; prohibiting the Administration from charging certain persons the fee required for replacement registration plates under certain circumstances; etc.

MD SB 582 - Dawn Gile
Business Regulation - Cigarette, Other Tobacco Product, and Electronic Smoking Device Retailers - Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products (Making Quitting Convenient Act)
01/29/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring licensees that sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices at retail to keep in stock and offer for sale at retail at least one kind of nicotine replacement therapy product and to post certain signs.

MD SB 597 - Guy Guzzone
Human Services - Individuals With Disabilities and Service-Disabled Veterans Boating Fund
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
Establishing the Individuals with Disabilities and Service-Disabled Veterans Boating Fund to provide sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding opportunities for individuals with disabilities and service-disabled veterans; requiring the Department of Disabilities to administer the Fund; establishing the qualifications for certain nonprofit organizations to receive a grant from the Fund; and authorizing the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2026, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 to the Fund.

MD SB 6 - Bryan W. Simonaire
Property Tax - Credit for Dwelling House of Disabled Veterans - Alterations
01/10/2024 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Altering eligibility for a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans to include individuals who have been declared by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a nonpermanent service-connected disability of 100% that results from blindness or any other disabling cause that was not caused or incurred by misconduct; and altering the criteria for determining the amount of the credit.

MD SB 615 - Benjamin T. Brooks
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Maryland Veterans Suicide Awareness Day
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/08 at 9:00 a.m.
Requiring the Governor to annually proclaim July 11 as Maryland Veterans Suicide Awareness Day.

MD SB 639 - Benjamin T. Brooks
Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans - Service Connected Disability
01/30/2024 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with at least an 80% service connected disability; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2024.

MD SB 707 - Michael A. Jackson
Armed Forces – Support of Military Families and Addition of Space Force
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Adding the Space Force to certain provisions of law related to the armed forces; authorizing military spouses and residents of the State who are members of the National Guard of another state or a reserve component of the armed forces to terminate certain contracts at any time after the date the service member receives certain military orders to relocate; etc.

MD SB 831 - Katherine Ann Klausmeier
Veterans - Persons Providing Veterans Benefits Services and Veterans Benefits Appeals Services - Fees and Compensation
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting, except as authorized by federal law, a person from charging a fee or receiving compensation for providing or referring a certain individual to another person for the provision of veterans benefits services or veterans benefit appeals services; establishing standards for the division of attorney's fees in relation to the provision of veterans benefits services or appeals services; requiring a person who charges fees for providing certain veterans benefits services to comply with certain ethical standards; etc.

MD SB 88 - Karen Lewis Young
Maryland Commission on Veterans and Military Families
02/02/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Establishing the Maryland Commission on Veterans and Military Families to study and make recommendations for developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan to make Maryland the best state for veterans and military families, including legislative and budgetary recommendations; and requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2024.

MD SB 887 - Dawn Gile
Veterans Affairs - Responses to Arrested Veterans and Veterans in Crisis
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/01 at 9:00 a.m.
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to coordinate with law enforcement agencies to establish a process by which the Department and the First Responders Action Group shall receive certain information about a veteran who was arrested; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill a $2,000,000 appropriation to the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions; and requiring the Commissions, in consultation with the Department, to assess and develop first response practices to veterans in crisis.

Recent Activity Bills updated in the last 24 hours

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  • MD HB 260 - Mark S. Chang
    State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Supervisory Employees
    02/23/2024 - Referred Finance
  • MD HB 63 - Andrew C. Pruski
    Property Tax - Credit for Dwelling House of Disabled Veterans - Alterations
    02/23/2024 - Referred Budget and Taxation
  • MD HB 88 - House Appropriations Committee
    State Retirement and Pension System - Immediate Vesting
    02/23/2024 - Referred Budget and Taxation
  • MD SB 220 - Senate Committee on Finance
    Public Health – Public Health Services and Protections – Revisions
    02/23/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
  • MD SB 413 - Jill Priscilla Carter
    Discrimination - Military Status - Prohibition
    02/23/2024 - Referred Health and Government Operations
  • MD SB 533 - Jason C. Gallion
    Fishing and Hunting Licenses and Trout Stamps - Complimentary Licenses and Stamp Exemption - Veterans Determined to be Unemployable
    02/22/2024 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • MD SB 55 - Mary-Dulany James
    Vehicle Laws - Disabled Veteran Registration Plates - Issuance
    02/21/2024 - Referred Environment and Transportation
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