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HB 1001 - Pippy
Criminal Law - Indecent Exposure With Lascivious or Prurient Intent
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Prohibiting a person from indecently exposing private parts of the person's body with lascivious or prurient intent in a public place in the presence of another; altering a certain definition of ""tier I sex offender"" to include a person who has been convicted of conspiring to commit, attempting to commit, or committing indecent exposure with lascivious or prurient intent in a public place in the presence of another; and establishing penalties for a violation of the Act.

HB 1006 - Crosby
Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration
02/11/2021 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring certain health occupations boards to issue a temporary expedited license, certificate, or registration to a service member, veteran, or military spouse who meets certain requirements; providing for the term of a certain temporary license, certificate, or registration; requiring that an application for a certain temporary license, certificate, or registration include certain information; etc.

HB 1024 - Charles County Delegation
Charles County - Citizens Complaint Oversight Board
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Charles County - Citizens Complaint Oversight Board
Establishing the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and make recommendations for improving the policies and operations of law enforcement units to reduce incidents of police misconduct; establishing certain requirements for members of the Board; requiring the Board to employ staff; requiring the Board to employ attorneys; etc.

HB 1067 - Feldmark
Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding
Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual State budget for the Maryland Higher Education Commission a General Fund appropriation of $10,000,000 to fund State-mandated tuition and residency waivers for community colleges; requiring the Commission to distribute the appropriation to each community college board of trustees based on the number of qualifying students enrolled in each community college in proportion to the total number of enrolled qualifying students, as determined by the Commission; etc.

HB 1079 - Attar
Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption - Activities That Promote Health and Physical Well-Being
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m.
Prohibiting a county or municipal corporation from imposing the admissions and amusement tax on gross receipts derived from any charge for participating in an activity that promotes health or physical well-being or for admission to an establishment that offers activities that promote health or physical well-being; etc.

HB 1091 - Reznik
Emergency and Expedited Procurements - Reform
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. (Appropriations)
Altering the circumstances under which a procurement officer may make an emergency procurement; requiring a procurement officer to make reasonable efforts to solicit at least three oral quotes for an emergency procurement contract; requiring a procurement officer to evaluate a certain contractor's ability to perform the requirements of an emergency procurement based on certain criteria under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 1092 - Rosenberg
State Procurement - Emergency and Expedited Procurements - Revisions and Reporting
02/05/2021 - Text - First - State Procurement - Emergency and Expedited Procurements - Revisions and Reporting
Requiring a unit's procurement officer to obtain approval from the Chief Procurement Officer or the Chief Procurement Officer's designee before making an emergency procurement under certain circumstances; altering the process for reporting the award of emergency procurements to the Board of Public Works; authorizing certain units of State government to make a procurement on an expedited basis under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 110 - Korman
Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment for Multifamily Units Act
02/11/2021 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Providing that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; requiring a unit owner or lot owner to obtain certain permits or approval; etc.

HB 1113 - Wivell
Primary and Secondary Education - Education Savings Account Program - Established
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Primary and Secondary Education - Education Savings Account Program - Established
Establishing an Education Savings Account program in the State; stating the purpose of the program; establishing the requirements for participation in the program; requiring a certain deposit into the account of certain students; establishing a process for calculating and depositing a certain amount; limiting the use of certain funds to certain educational purposes; authorizing a parent to make a certain deposit in a certain manner; etc.

HB 1130 - D. Barnes
Higher Education - For-Profit Institutions - Standards for Operation
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Higher Education - For-Profit Institutions - Standards for Operation
Requiring certain for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools to meet certain outcome-based standards or be required to satisfy a certain revenue requirement and be subject to certain enrollment limitations.

HB 1162 - Thiam
Economic Development - Maryland Stadium Authority - Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility
02/08/2021 - Text - First - Economic Development - Maryland Stadium Authority - Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility
Authorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority to review certain matters and make certain recommendations relating to the Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility; authorizing the Authority to acquire by certain means a Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility site or an interest in the site; requiring the Authority to transfer certain lease payments to the Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility Fund under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 1175 - Brooks
Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Established
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the governing body of a county or of a municipal corporation to grant a tax credit against the property tax imposed on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans; establishing a tax credit against the State property tax on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans; providing for the calculation of the credit; requiring certain disabled veterans to provide certain documents when applying for the credits under the Act; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.

HB 1196 - Adams
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Commercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions
Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.

HB 1215 - Rosenberg
Internship Programs - Alteration, Creation, and Income Tax Credit
02/08/2021 - Text - First - Internship Programs - Alteration, Creation, and Income Tax Credit
Increasing the maximum annual reimbursement for stipends paid to each intern under the Maryland Technology Internship Program; establishing the Maryland Internship Opportunities Program; requiring the University of Maryland Baltimore County to administer the Program and, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, undertake certain activities to carry out the purposes of the Program; allowing certain employers a credit of up to $4,200 against the State income tax for certain eligible interns; etc.

HB 1246 - Attar
Vehicle Excise Tax - Leased Vehicles - Alteration
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the calculation of the vehicle excise tax imposed for the issuance of a certificate of title for certain leased vehicles to be 6% of the capitalized cost reduction and each monthly lease payment; repealing certain provisions of law that define the ""total purchase price"" used to calculate the vehicle excise tax for certain leased vehicles to mean a certain retail value of the vehicle less an allowance for the trade-in of a vehicle; etc.

HB 1266 - W. Fisher
Estates and Trusts - Wills - Custodianship
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring a person having custody of a will to maintain custody of the will, except under certain circumstances; prohibiting the custodian of a will from taking certain actions related to the will, except under certain circumstances; authorizing the custodian of a will to deposit the will for safekeeping with a certain register of wills under certain circumstances; requiring the custodian of a will to deliver the will to certain persons under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 1311 - Mangione
Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Active Duty Service Members, Disabled Veterans, and Surviving Spouses - Refund
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation to pay a certain refund to a disabled active duty service member, disabled veteran, or surviving spouse under certain circumstances; requiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation to pay interest on the refund under certain circumstances; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2018.

HB 156 - Luedtke
Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act
01/13/2021 - First Reading Ways and Means
Requiring a local board of elections to contact and obtain input from large residential institutional communities including institutions of higher education, continuing care retirement communities, senior communities, and military installations when establishing precinct boundaries and designating the location of polling places; requiring the State Board of Elections to maintain a page on its website that includes certain information about and links regarding voter registration and voting by certain students; etc.

HB 157 - W. Fisher
Indigenous Peoples' Day - Rule of Interpretation and Replacement of Columbus Day
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Rule of Interpretation and Replacement of Columbus Day
Replacing references to Columbus Day in certain provisions of law with references to Indigenous Peoples' Day; and establishing that Indigenous Peoples' Day is to be observed on October 12 or, if the United States Congress designates another day for the observance of Columbus Day, the day designated by the United States Congress.

HB 209 - Belcastro
Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State Team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicides; requiring the Committee to meet at least quarterly each year, report at least annually to the Governor and the General Assembly, perform certain annual studies, and disseminate certain findings and recommendations to policymakers, health care providers, health care facilities, and the public; etc.

HB 233 - Sample-Hughes
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
02/11/2021 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Establishing the Music Therapist Advisory Committee within the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; requiring the Board to adopt regulations and a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; requiring the Board to set reasonable fees for services provided by the Board to music therapists; requiring the Board to pay the fees to the Comptroller; requiring the Comptroller to distribute the fees to the Board; requiring the fees to be used to cover certain costs; etc.

HB 288 - Charles
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Entering into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring certain audiologists and speech-language pathologists to meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise the privilege to practice; requiring member states to recognize the right of an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist to practice via telehealth under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 299 - Carr
State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Requiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within the Board; requiring individuals, on or after October 1, 2023, to be licensed by the Board as genetic counselors before practicing genetic counseling in the State except under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 32 - J. Lewis
Cannabis - Legalization and Regulation (Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021)
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. (Judiciary)
Altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at least a certain age; establishing a civil offense for cultivating cannabis plants in a certain manner; providing for the licensing of cannabis establishments; establishing certain duties of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission regarding the licensing of cannabis establishments; etc.

HB 374 - Smith
Collective Bargaining - Baltimore City Community College - Faculty
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Collective Bargaining - Baltimore City Community College - Faculty
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain faculty at Baltimore City Community College; altering certain exceptions to the applicability of certain provisions of law governing collective bargaining for employees of Baltimore City Community College; and establishing a separate collective bargaining unit for all faculty at Baltimore City Community College.

HB 375 - Valderrama
Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021)
02/08/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2022, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to pay certain contributions; authorizing, beginning July 1, 2023, a covered individual taking certain leave from employment to submit a claim for benefits; authorizing the establishment of private employer plans; etc.

HB 379 - Charkoudian
Public Utilities - Low-Income Housing - Energy Performance Targets
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Public Service Commission, for the 2021-2023 program cycle, by regulation or order, to the extent that the Commission determines that low-income programs are available, to require the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve a target annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 1% per year starting in 2022; etc.

HB 400 - Boyce
Public Schools - Enrollment Location - Continuity
01/13/2021 - First Reading Ways and Means
Removing a forestry camp and a training school from a certain list of placements; prohibiting a child who is a juvenile placed in the custody of certain entities from being disenrolled from public school until the disposition of the child's juvenile case; requiring the public school in which the child is enrolled to provide the State Department of Education with certain educational materials; requiring the Department, in consultation with county boards of education, to develop and implement a certain procedure; etc.

HB 417 - Adams
Education - Public Schools - Required Number of School Days or Hours
02/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Altering the requirement that certain public schools be open for at least 180 days and a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year to require that the schools be open for at least 180 days or a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year; and providing that certain funding for schools may not be reduced if there are fewer than 1,080 school hours under certain circumstances.

HB 419 - Qi
Economic Development - Advanced Clean Energy and Clean Energy Innovation Investments and Initiatives
01/20/2021 - Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering references to the term ""clean energy"" to be ""advanced clean energy"" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General Assembly, the purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the development of clean energy industries in the State, and the purposes, powers, and duties of the Center and Institute to include certain actions supporting clean energy innovation; etc.

HB 448 - Harrison
State Government - Legal and Employee Holiday - Juneteenth National Freedom Day
01/15/2021 - Text - First - State Government - Legal and Employee Holiday - Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Designating June 19 for Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a State legal and employee holiday; and repealing the requirement that the Governor proclaim June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day.

HB 459 - Mangione
Disabled Active Duty Service Members, Disabled Veterans, and Surviving Spouses - Exemption From Property Tax and Other Charges and Refunds
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Exempting certain dwelling houses owned by a disabled active duty service member, disabled veteran, or surviving spouse from certain charges imposed by the State; requiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation to pay a certain refund to a disabled active duty service member, disabled veteran, or surviving spouse under certain circumstances; requiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation to pay interest on the refund under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 46 - Griffith
Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2021)
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the State Department of Education, in collaboration with certain agencies, to collect certain information each year; requiring the Department to establish and maintain a certain database on the Department's website; requiring the Department to publish on the Department's website a Student Horizon Scorecard by October 1, 2022, and each October 1 thereafter; requiring the Student Horizon Scorecard to include certain information and be distributed by local school systems to high school students by October 31 each year; etc.

HB 505 - Dumais
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
01/31/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; authorizing the court, in determining certain legal decision-making authority and parenting time in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; etc.

HB 521 - Mangione
Criminal Procedure - Registered Sex Offenders - Entry Onto School Property (Predator-Free Schools Act)
01/18/2021 - Hearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m.
Providing that a certain law prohibiting a registered sex offender from entering onto real property used for public or nonpublic elementary or secondary education applies to a student who is a registered sex offender and has been convicted of a sexually violent crime; requiring a county board of education to develop and adopt a policy that enables a certain student to continue receiving a certain education in a certain location; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt certain guidelines and a model policy; etc.

HB 530 - St. Mary's County Delegation
St. Mary's County - Gaming - Administration of Bingo Licenses
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Board of County Commissioners of St. Mary's County to designate a person to administer the issuance of bingo licenses in the county; authorizing the Board, in consultation with the designee, to adopt certain regulations; requiring certain organizations to apply to the designee for a bingo license; requiring the designee to charge certain license fees; requiring certain organizations to allow the designee to inspect certain records of the organization; etc.

HB 534 - Acevero
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that Healthy Maryland be established to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident and be funded by certain revenue; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board and the Healthy Maryland Public Advisory Committee; etc.

HB 540 - Morgan
Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Entering into the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing certain duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain compact privilege; requiring certain occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc.

HB 542 - C. Watson
Emergency Management - Chief Resilience Officer - Appointment and Duties
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to be responsible for coordinating State and local efforts to build resilience to risks identified in the Maryland Hazard Mitigation Plan; providing that the Chief Resilience Officer serves at the pleasure of the Director; establishing the duties of the Chief Resilience Officer, including identifying funding streams and technical assistance and working with leaders of vulnerable industries; requiring a certain annual report; etc.

HB 563 - Long
Local Government - Animal Control Facilities - Adoption Fee Waiver for Veterans (Pets for Vets Act of 2021)
01/26/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring an animal control facility operated by a county or municipality to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for a veteran who presents a valid driver's license or identification card that includes a notation of veteran status; authorizing an animal control facility to limit the number of adoption fee waivers granted to an individual under the Act to one dog and one cat within a 6-month period; and applying the Act to all counties and municipalities.

HB 571 - Montgomery County Delegation
Montgomery County - Disabled Active Duty Service Members, Disabled Veterans, and Surviving Spouses - Property Tax Abatement MC 20-21
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing the governing body of Montgomery County to authorize, by law, for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2018, and under certain circumstances, an abatement of any overdue property tax on dwelling houses owned by disabled active duty service members, disabled veterans, or surviving spouses who qualify for a certain property tax exemption; making the Act an emergency measure; etc.

HB 583 - Stein
Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021
01/28/2021 - Hearing 2/11 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing certain energy conservation requirements for certain buildings by July 1, 2022; establishing a goal of planting and helping to maintain in the State 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030; terminating certain provisions of the Act; etc.

HB 586 - R. Watson
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day
01/20/2021 - Text - First - General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day
Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day through appropriate and informative programs and activities.

HB 588 - Speaker
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

HB 590 - Speaker
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,107,427,000, the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.

HB 591 - R. Watson
Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.

HB 600 - Belcastro
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Duties, Appointment of Members, and Requirements for Licensees
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""board"" for purposes of requiring the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to post a list of certain courses, provide certain information on certain courses at a certain time, and advertise the availability of certain courses; requiring the Board, instead of certain organizations, to submit certain lists to the Secretary of Health and the Governor for the purpose of appointing certain members of the Board; etc.

HB 604 - Kipke
Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Specifying that the purpose for which licensed funeral establishments and holders of certain permits are authorized to transfer unclaimed cremains of a veteran or an eligible dependent to a veterans service organization under certain circumstances is for the appropriate disposition of the cremains; requiring a funeral establishment or crematory to transfer certain cremains to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of the appropriate disposition of the cremains; etc.

HB 605 - Kipke
Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of training for veterans and the immediate family members of veterans on how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders; requiring entities teaching a mental health first aid course to report certain information to the Department; etc.

HB 606 - D.E. Davis
Electricity and Gas - Limited-Income Mechanisms
01/20/2021 - Hearing 1/29 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing certain gas and electric utilities to adopt a limited-income mechanism to benefit certain eligible limited-income customers, subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission; authorizing various forms that a mechanism may take; requiring a utility company to apply for Commission approval of a mechanism in certain manners; requiring a proposal for a mechanism to allocate certain costs across rate classes; providing for the required contents of a proposal for a mechanism; etc.

HB 62 - J. Lewis
Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation - Established
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Establishing the Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to assist units of State government in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises to help achieve the objective for greater use of minority business enterprises; establishing the Department in the Executive Branch; transferring authority over from the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority; transferring the responsibilities of the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business affairs to the Department; etc.

HB 638 - Lopez
Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms
02/05/2021 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

HB 646 - Valentino-Smith
Child Abuse and Neglect - Memorandum of Understanding With Military Family Advocacy Program
01/22/2021 - Text - First - Child Abuse and Neglect - Memorandum of Understanding With Military Family Advocacy Program
Requiring a local department of social services with a military installation in its jurisdiction to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Military Family Advocacy Program for that installation; and establishing certain requirements for a memorandum of understanding under the Act.

HB 66 - Brooks
Electric Generation - Transition From Fossil Fuels - Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rate and Transition Plan and Fund (Maryland Coal Community Transition Act of 2021)
02/03/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
Prohibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding 180 pounds per million British thermal units; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Fund to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to establish certain policies and procedures for the administration of the Fund; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to use the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to provide certain funding; etc.

HB 660 - Chisholm
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
01/22/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
Defining the terms ""service dog"", ""support dog"", and ""therapy horse"" for the purposes of the provisions of law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

HB 665 - Boteler
Education - Public Charter Schools - Virtual Learning Programs
01/27/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""public charter school"" to include a virtual learning program; defining ""virtual learning program"" as a program of instruction that provides a significant portion of its curriculum and delivers a significant portion of its instruction to its students by teachers in an interactive learning environment through the Internet; and requiring a virtual learning program of a public charter school to employ a teacher with the same certification required by professional staff of other public schools.

HB 67 - Korman
I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership - Partnership Agreement - Requirements (Maryland Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2021)
01/29/2021 - Hearing 2/12 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
Prohibiting the Board of Public Works from approving a public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program unless the agreement includes that at least 10% of the toll revenue remaining after construction costs be deposited in a special fund to be used only for transit projects in accordance with a certain memoranda; authorizing the public-private partnership agreement to require a bidder to agree to initiate a community benefit agreement; etc.

HB 670 - Speaker
Police Reform and Accountability Act of 2021
01/26/2021 - Text - First - Police Reform and Accountability Act of 2021
Repealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; providing that the Police Department of Baltimore City is an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore, instead of the State; authorizing a judge to issue a certain ""no-knock"" search warrant only under certain circumstances; providing that an individual attending a public institution of higher education is exempt from paying tuition if the individual intends to become a police officer under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 689 - McComas
Certificates for Involuntary Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
01/29/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering a requirement that a certain certificate accompany an application for involuntary admission to certain facilities by providing that the certificate may be of a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical; etc.

HB 706 - Ivey
Medical Cannabis - Dispensary Grower-Processor License
01/29/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to license medical cannabis dispensary grower-processors to grow, process, and dispense medical cannabis if certain requirements are met; providing that an applicant for a dispensary grower-processor license may not have received certain disciplinary action from the Commission or have failed to meet certain deadlines; requiring the Commission to establish a certain application review process; etc.

HB 733 - Speaker
Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2021
01/26/2021 - Text - First - Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2021
Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for up to a certain amount each year for certain individuals who are receiving certain benefits under the Social Security Act, or who are at least 65 years old and are not employed full time; establishing certain limits on the subtraction modification for certain taxable years; prohibiting income included in certain subtraction modifications from being included under the subtraction modification; etc.

HB 734 - Speaker
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
01/26/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
Phasing out, over 2 taxable years, a certain limitation on the amount of certain military retirement income that may be included in a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax; etc.

HB 735 - Speaker
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)
01/26/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)
Altering, from 55 years old to 50 years old, the age at which a resident is eligible for a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for retirement income attributable to employment as a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel of the United States, the State, or a political subdivision of the State; altering the amount of certain retirement income that may be included under a certain subtraction modification; applying the Act to certain taxable years; etc.

HB 736 - Speaker
Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
Entering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain privilege; requiring certain professional counselors to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc.

HB 748 - Atterbeary
Family Law - Child Custody and Visitation
01/31/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court has reasonable ground to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically finds that there is no likelihood of further child abuse or neglect by the party and states the reasons for the finding; authorizing the court to approve a supervised visitation arrangement under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 755 - Thiam
Natural Resources - Complimentary Angler's License - Disabled Veterans
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
Reducing the qualifying percentage of disability necessary for the Department of Natural Resources to be authorized to issue a lifetime complimentary angler's license to any Maryland resident who certifies that the resident is a service connected disabled American veteran from 100% to 80%.

HB 758 - Bagnall
Maryland Licensure of Certified Midwives Act
02/05/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing a licensing and regulatory system for the practice of certified midwifery under the State Board of Nursing; altering the duties of the Board to require the Board to set standards for the practice of certified midwifery and keep a certain list of certain licensed midwives; requiring the Board to give certain persons a hearing before taking certain actions; requiring certain individuals to be licensed before practicing certified midwifery in the State; etc.

HB 775 - Kittleman
Task Force to Study the Establishment of Regional Centers for Women Veterans
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Task Force to Study the Establishment of Regional Centers for Women Veterans
Establishing the Task Force to Study the Establishment of Regional Centers for Women Veterans to analyze the resources available to women veterans in the State; requiring the Task Force to make recommendations regarding ways to address identified specific needs for services for women veterans residing in the State and to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by October 1, 2022; etc.

HB 78 - Pena-Melnyk
Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Requiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for patients; establishing the Maryland Commission on Health Equity to employ a health equity framework by taking a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in the State and incorporating health considerations into broad-based decision making; etc.

HB 782 - Patterson
Public Schools - Purple Star Schools Program - Establishment
02/03/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Purple Star Schools Program to recognize public schools that provide strong services and supports for military-connected students and their families; requiring the State Department of Education to administer the Program and designate a public school as a Purple Star School under certain circumstances; establishing the qualifications for the designation of a Purple Star School; authorizing a certain school to partner with a county board of education to fulfill certain program requirements; etc.

HB 790 - P. Young
Procurement - Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs - Small Business Reserve Program and Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Procurement - Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs - Small Business Reserve Program and Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program
Providing that the Small Business Reserve Program includes certain veteran-owned small business enterprises that meet certain criteria; requiring the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to adopt regulations to establish a certain overall percentage goal of certain procurement contracts to be made with veteran-owned small business enterprises; requiring certain solicitation documents to include certain information; altering the required contents of a certain annual report; etc.

HB 791 - P. Young
Military Service Credit - Eligibility
02/11/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing certain members and former members of the State Retirement and Pension System to receive credit for certain military service even if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system; and prohibiting an individual from receiving credit more than one time.

HB 818 - Carroll County Delegation
Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines
Expanding the list of organizations in certain counties that may be licensed to operate not more than five instant ticket lottery machines to include certain fraternal and sororal organizations in Carroll County, provided that the organization is not a high school or college fraternity or sorority or any other organization the membership of which is restricted wholly or largely to certain students or graduates; etc.

HB 84 - Feldmark
Consumer Protection - Right to Repair
01/14/2021 - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice and subject to certain enforcement and penalty provisions; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

HB 850 - Rosenberg
Higher Education - Maryland Corps Program Fund - COVID-19 Emergency Funding Priorities
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Higher Education - Maryland Corps Program Fund - COVID-19 Emergency Funding Priorities
Requiring, in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Corps Program to give priority to, when awarding Program funds, certain Program participants who serve with certain nonprofit corporations or government agencies that provide certain COVID-19 related services; and providing that if certain funding becomes available from the federal government it is the intent of the General Assembly that the funding be deposited in the Maryland Corps Program Fund.

HB 853 - Chair, Ways and Means Committee
Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account - Alterations
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account - Alterations
Expanding the eligible uses of the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to include the provision of certain grants and the conversion of certain loan amounts into grants in areas declared to be federal disaster areas or subject to a federal or State declaration of emergency; limiting to $50,000 the amount of certain grants and loan amounts converted to grants that may be provided to a single business; and limiting to $2,500,000 the aggregate total of certain financial assistance that may be provided in a fiscal year.

HB 864 - Charles
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for the first $30,000 of military retirement income received by an individual during the taxable year if the individual has received a determination of a 100% service-connected disability from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.

HB 870 - Hill
Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act - Assistance With Governmental Benefits and Programs
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering statutory forms for a limited and general power of attorney to include certain provisions relating to the authority of an agent to perform certain acts to assist the principal in meeting eligibility requirements and qualifying for certain governmental benefits or programs.

HB 871 - Charles
Consolidation of the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Consolidation of the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services
Merging the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services; altering the duties and membership of the Procurement Improvement Council; repealing provisions of law relating to the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly.

HB 872 - Charles
Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
02/04/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations to establish and expand community behavioral health programs to serve members, veterans and their families; requiring the Department of Health to administer the Program and to establish a statewide system to assess the services provided by the nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Governor to provide $2,500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc.

HB 874 - Cox
Maryland Veterans Trust Fund - CAM for Veterans Grant Program - Established (David Perez Military Heroes Act (End 22 a Day))
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund - CAM for Veterans Grant Program - Established (David Perez Military Heroes Act (End 22 a Day))
Establishing the CAM for Veterans Grant Program to provide grants to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety depression, or stress for financial assistance to obtain certain medical treatments; requiring the Maryland Veterans Trust to implement and administer the Program; requiring the Trust to expend money from the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund to provide grants for the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations.

HB 881 - Valentino-Smith
Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring residential treatment facilities to report complaints of sexual abuse and sexual harassment to the Behavioral Health Administration, the Office of Health Care Quality, or in the case of a minor, to Child Protective Services; requiring facilities to develop and implement policies and procedures for responding to complaints of sexual abuse and harassment, ensure that staff provide assistance, and develop and oversee training; requiring the Administration to ensure that policies and procedures are uniform in the State; etc.

HB 888 - McKay
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Members - Active Status Points
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Members - Active Status Points
Altering, under certain circumstances, certain service requirements for a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain volunteer fire, rescue, or emergency medical services members; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.

HB 937 - McIntosh
State Lottery Fund - Maryland Humanities Council - Funding
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.
Repealing a requirement that the Comptroller pay an annual grant from the Racing Special Fund to the Maryland Humanities Council; and requiring the Comptroller to pay a grant of $150,000 from the State Lottery Fund to the Maryland Humanities Council for Maryland History Day and other programming.

HB 951 - Washington
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Military and Public Safety Retirement Income
02/02/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Military and Public Safety Retirement Income
Increasing to $20,000 the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least 55 years old; increasing to $10,000 the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a correctional officer, a law enforcement officer, or a fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; etc.

HB 970 - Johnson
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
02/11/2021 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m.
Entering into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact is to regulate the practice of telepsychology across state boundaries; establishing certain criteria and duties for compact states; requiring certain psychologists to hold a certain license from a home state and meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise certain authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology and practice certain temporary authority to practice in-person, face-to-face psychology in certain compact states; etc.

HB 979 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - BLX License PG 318-21
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - BLX License PG 318-21
Providing that the requirement to obtain a certain entertainment permit does not apply to the holder of a certain license under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain license holder to offer entertainment when persons under the age of 21 years are on the licensed premises if the license holder enters into a certain agreement with certain persons and the lease of the property on which the licensed premises is located contains certain provisions; etc.

HB 981 - Prince George's County Delegation
Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Limited Auction PG 413-21
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the types of properties for which the tax collector in Prince George's County shall conduct a limited auction for property subject to tax liens to property that is a vacant lot or cited as vacant and unfit for habitation; and providing that any payments received for a certain tax sale certificate that is void under certain circumstances shall be applied to any taxes on the property that are in arrears.

HB 990 - Krebs
Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Establishment and Transfer of Maryland 9-1-1 Board
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Establishment and Transfer of Maryland 9-1-1 Board
Renaming the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to be the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing the Department as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; providing that the head of the Department is the Secretary of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; transferring the Maryland 9-1-1 Board from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Department; etc.

HB 998 - Griffith
County Boards of Education - In-Person Instruction and Related Services - Requirement
02/09/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring, notwithstanding any law, regulation, or executive order to the contrary, each county board of education, for the 2021-2022 school year, to require school buildings to be open each school day to provide in-person instruction and related services, including services such as speech-language pathology services, counseling, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, to certain students; requiring each county board to provide instruction and related services to certain students in person except under certain circumstances; etc.

HJ 3 - Bagnall
Commission to Establish a Maryland Women Veterans Memorial
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Commission to Establish a Maryland Women Veterans Memorial
Urging the Governor to create a certain commission with appropriate funding and authority for the purpose of establishing a Maryland Women Veterans Memorial that honors the service of women veterans of the State.

SB 139 - Carozza
Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
01/13/2021 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Entering into the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing certain duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain compact privilege; requiring certain occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc.

SB 142 - Ellis
Legal Holiday - Maryland Emancipation Day - Establishment
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Legal Holiday - Maryland Emancipation Day - Establishment
Establishing November 1 as the legal State holiday of Maryland Emancipation Day; and making Maryland Emancipation Day a public school holiday, a bank holiday, and a State employee holiday.

SB 144 - Guzzone
Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment for Multifamily Units Act
02/01/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 11:00 a.m.
Providing that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; requiring a unit owner or lot owner to obtain certain permits or approval; etc.

SB 148 - West
Electric Generation - Transition From Fossil Fuels - Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rate and Transition Plan and Fund (Maryland Coal Community Transition Act of 2021)
01/15/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Prohibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding 180 pounds per million British thermal units; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Fund to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to establish certain policies and procedures for the administration of the Fund; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to use the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to provide certain funding; etc.

SB 168 - Eckardt
Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
01/13/2021 - First Reading Finance
Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicides; requiring the State team to meet at least quarterly each year, report at least annually to the Governor and the General Assembly, perform certain annual studies, and disseminate certain findings and recommendations to policymakers, health care providers, health care facilities, and the public; etc.

SB 183 - Young
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
Entering into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring certain audiologists and speech-language pathologists to meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise the privilege to practice; requiring member states to recognize the right of an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist to practice via telehealth under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 211 - Hayes
Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021)
01/13/2021 - First Reading Finance
Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2022, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to pay certain contributions; authorizing, beginning July 1, 2023, a covered individual taking certain leave from employment to submit a claim for benefits; authorizing the establishment of private employer plans; etc.

SB 249 - Bailey
Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships - Program Accreditation
02/11/2021 - Referred Appropriations
Authorizing each Senator to award not more than 10% of funds available under the Senatorial Scholarship Program to applicants planning to attend certain accredited institutions outside the State, provided that the applicant will be studying in an academic area that is not offered in an accredited program in any institution in the State.

SB 273 - Kramer
Electronic Smoking Device Regulation Act of 2021
01/13/2021 - First Reading Finance
Repealing the electronic smoking device retail license; altering the Clean Indoor Air Act to include a prohibition on electronic smoking devices and exhaled electronic smoking device vapor; altering the definition of ""electronic smoking devices manufacturer"" to limit the manner in which a manufacturer may sell electronic smoking devices to consumers; altering the definition of ""vape shop vendor"" to require that the vendor exclusively sell electronic smoking devices and related accessories to consumers in a certain manner; etc.

SB 283 - Elfreth
Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act
01/19/2021 - Hearing 2/04 at 11:00 a.m.
Requiring a local board of elections to contact and obtain input from certain large residential institutional communities including institutions of higher education, continuing care retirement communities, senior communities, and military installations when establishing precinct boundaries and designating the location of polling places; requiring the State Board of Elections to maintain a page on its website that includes certain information about and links regarding voter registration and voting by certain students; etc.

SB 303 - Patterson
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day
01/13/2021 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day through appropriate and informative programs and activities.

SB 34 - Lam
State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing
01/13/2021 - Text - First - State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing
Requiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within the Board; requiring individuals, on or after October 1, 2023, to be licensed by the Board as genetic counselors before practicing genetic counseling in the State except under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 369 - Peters
Child Abuse and Neglect - Memorandum of Understanding With Military Family Advocacy Program
01/18/2021 - Text - First - Child Abuse and Neglect - Memorandum of Understanding With Military Family Advocacy Program
Requiring a local department of social services with a military installation in its jurisdiction to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Military Family Advocacy Program for that installation; and establishing certain requirements for a memorandum of understanding under the Act.

SB 370 - Peters
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Military and Public Safety Retirement Income
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Increasing to $20,000 the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least 55 years old; increasing to $10,000 the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain retirement income attributable to a resident's employment as a correctional officer, a law enforcement officer, or a fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel; etc.

SB 392 - Augustine
Electricity and Gas - Limited-Income Mechanisms
01/15/2021 - Text - First - Electricity and Gas - Limited-Income Mechanisms
Authorizing certain gas and electric utilities to adopt a limited-income mechanism to benefit certain eligible limited-income customers, subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission; authorizing various forms that a mechanism may take; requiring a utility company to apply for Commission approval of a mechanism in certain manners; requiring a proposal for a mechanism to allocate certain costs across rate classes; providing for the required contents of a proposal for a mechanism; etc.

SB 412 - Hester
Consumer Protection - Right to Repair
01/15/2021 - Text - First - Consumer Protection - Right to Repair
Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice and subject to certain enforcement and penalty provisions; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

SB 414 - Pinsky
Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing certain energy conservation requirements for certain buildings by July 1, 2022; establishing a goal of planting and helping to maintain in the State 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030; terminating certain provisions of the Act; etc.

SB 421 - Patterson
Indigenous Peoples' Day - Rule of Interpretation and Replacement of Columbus Day
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Rule of Interpretation and Replacement of Columbus Day
Replacing references to Columbus Day in certain provisions of law with references to Indigenous Peoples' Day; and establishing that Indigenous Peoples' Day is to be observed on October 12 or, if the United States Congress designates another day for the observance of Columbus Day, the day designated by the United States Congress.

SB 457 - Feldman
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.

SB 460 - Feldman
Economic Development - Advanced Clean Energy and Clean Energy Innovation Investments and Initiatives
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering references to the term ""clean energy"" to be ""advanced clean energy"" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General Assembly, the purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the development of clean energy industries in the State, and the purposes, powers, and duties of the Center and Institute to include certain actions supporting clean energy innovation; etc.

SB 462 - Feldman
Public Utilities - Low-Income Housing - Energy Performance Targets
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Public Service Commission, for the 2021-2023 program cycle, by regulation or order, to the extent that the Commission determines that low-income programs are available, to require the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve a target annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 1% per year starting in 2022; etc.

SB 466 - West
Certificates for Involuntary Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a requirement that a certain certificate accompany an application for involuntary admission to certain facilities by providing that the certificate may be of a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical; etc.

SB 491 - President
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

SB 492 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,107,427,000, the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.

SB 500 - Lam
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Entering into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; establishing certain criteria and duties for compact states; requiring certain psychologists to hold a certain license from a home state and meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise certain authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology and practice certain temporary authority to practice in-person, face-to-face psychology in certain compact states; etc.

SB 52 - Washington
Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
01/15/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for patients; establishing the Maryland Commission on Health Equity to employ a health equity framework by taking a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in the State and incorporating health consideration into broad-based decision making; etc.

SB 521 - Kramer
State Personnel - Collective Bargaining
01/26/2021 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Granting collective bargaining rights to certain graduate students at an institution within the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, or St. Mary's College of Maryland.

SB 523 - Lam
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Duties, Appointment of Members, and Requirements for Licensees
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""board"" for purposes of requiring the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to post a list of certain courses, provide certain information on certain courses at a certain time, and advertise the availability of certain courses; requiring the Board, instead of certain organizations, to submit certain lists to the Secretary of Health and the Governor for the purpose of appointing certain members of the Board; etc.

SB 536 - King
Montgomery County - Stormwater Charges - Organizations Offering Agricultural Exhibitions
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting an organization that offers agricultural exhibitions and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from a certain stormwater charge established by Montgomery County.

SB 538 - Guzzone
Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding
01/27/2021 - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual State budget for the Maryland Higher Education Commission a General Fund appropriation of $10,000,000 to fund State-mandated tuition and residency waivers for community colleges; requiring the Commission to distribute the appropriation to each community college board of trustees based on the number of qualifying students enrolled in each community college in proportion to the total number of enrolled qualifying students, as determined by the Commission; etc.

SB 550 - Beidle
Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
01/31/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Establishing the Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations to establish and expand community behavioral health programs to serve members, veterans and their families; requiring the Department of Health to administer the Program and to establish a statewide system to assess the services provided by the nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Governor to provide $2,500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc.

SB 558 - Carroll County Senators
Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines
02/08/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Expanding the list of organizations in certain counties that may be licensed to operate not more than five instant ticket lottery machines to include certain fraternal and sororal organizations in Carroll County, provided that the organization is not a high school or college fraternity or sorority or any other organization the membership of which is restricted wholly or largely to certain students or graduates; etc.

SB 564 - Griffith
Consolidation of the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Merging the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services; altering the duties and membership of the Procurement Improvement Council; repealing provisions of law relating to the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly.

SB 57 - Lee
Family Law - Child Custody and Visitation
01/13/2021 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court has reasonable ground to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically finds that there is no likelihood of further child abuse or neglect by the party and states the reasons for the finding; authorizing the court to approve a supervised visitation arrangement under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 571 - President
Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Entering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain privilege; requiring certain professional counselors to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc.

SB 572 - President
Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2021
02/08/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for up to a certain amount each year for certain individuals who are receiving certain benefits under the Social Security Act, or who are at least 65 years old and are not employed full time; establishing certain limits on the subtraction modification for certain taxable years; prohibiting income included in certain subtraction modifications from being included under the subtraction modification; etc.

SB 573 - President
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)
02/08/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Altering, from 55 years old to 50 years old, the age at which a resident is eligible for a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for retirement income attributable to employment as a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or fire, rescue or emergency services personnel in the United State, the State or a political subdivision of the State; altering the amount of certain retirement income that may be included under a certain subtraction modification; applying the Act to certain taxable years; etc.

SB 574 - President
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
02/08/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Phasing out, over 2 taxable years, a certain limitation on the amount of certain military retirement income that may be included in a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax; etc.

SB 584 - Gallion
Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2021)
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/25 at 11:00 a.m.
Requiring the State Department of Education, in collaboration with certain agencies, to collect certain information each year; requiring the Department to establish and maintain a certain database on the Department's website; requiring the Department to publish on the Department's website a Student Horizon Scorecard by October 1, 2022, and each October 1 thereafter; requiring the Student Horizon Scorecard to include certain information and be distributed by local school systems to high school students by October 31 each year; etc.

SB 598 - Smith
Procurement - Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs - Small Business Reserve Program and Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that the Small Business Reserve Program includes certain veteran-owned small business enterprises that meet certain criteria; requiring the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to adopt regulations to establish a certain overall percentage goal of certain procurement contracts to be made with veteran-owned small business enterprises; requiring certain solicitation documents to include certain information; altering the required contents of a certain annual report; etc.

SB 599 - Smith
Public Safety - Surplus Military Equipment - Prohibition on Purchase by Law Enforcement Agencies
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting certain law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from a federal military surplus program; and establishing that the prohibition includes an armored or weaponized aircraft, drone, or vehicle, a destructive device, a firearm silencer, or a grenade launcher.

SB 608 - Jackson
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission
02/01/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain provision of law authorizing a member of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to designate a certain representative to act at a certain meeting to the same effect as if the member were personally present to require that the designation be made in writing; providing that the Secretary of State Police is the chair of the Commission; altering and reorganizing provisions of law relating to the powers and duties of the Commission; etc.

SB 62 - Hester
Emergency Management - Chief Resilience Officer - Appointment and Duties
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Emergency Management - Chief Resilience Officer - Appointment and Duties
Requiring the Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to be responsible for coordinating State and local efforts to build resilience to risks identified in the Maryland Hazard Mitigation Plan; providing that the Chief Resilience Officer serves at the pleasure of the Director; establishing the duties of the Chief Resilience Officer, including identifying funding streams and technical assistance and working with leaders of vulnerable industries; requiring a certain annual report; etc.

SB 620 - Edwards
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Members - Active Status Points
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering, under certain circumstances, certain service requirements for a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain volunteer fire, rescue, or emergency medical services members; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.

SB 624 - Lee
Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms
02/01/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

SB 645 - Kagan
9-1-1 Board - Procurement Reform
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a county, to the extent practicable, to ensure that a certain procurement contract for which reimbursement will be sought from the 9-1-1 Board is awarded through a transparent and competitive process consistent with certain provisions of the State Procurement Law; requiring a county, to the extent practicable, to strive to meet certain minority business, small business, and veteran-owned small business participation goals in awarding certain procurement contracts; etc.

SB 656 - Salling
Maryland Veterans Trust Fund - CAM for Veterans Grant Program - Established (David Perez Military Heroes Act (End 22 a Day))
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the CAM for Veterans Grant Program to provide grants to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or stress for financial assistance to obtain certain medical treatments; requiring the Maryland Veterans Trust to implement and administer the Program; requiring the Trust to expend money from the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund to provide grants for the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations.

SB 658 - Kagan
Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Establishment and Transfer of Maryland 9-1-1 Board
02/02/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Renaming the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to be the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing the Department as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; providing that the head of the Department is the Secretary of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; transferring the Maryland 9-1-1 Board from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Department; etc.

SB 660 - Guzzone
State Lottery Fund - Maryland Humanities Council - Funding
02/03/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing a requirement that the Comptroller pay an annual grant from the Racing Special Fund to the Maryland Humanities Council; and requiring the Comptroller to pay a grant of $150,000 from the State Lottery Fund to the Maryland Humanities Council for Maryland History Day and other programming.

SB 668 - Rosapepe
Good Job Opportunities for High School Graduates Act of 2021
02/03/2021 - Text - First - Good Job Opportunities for High School Graduates Act of 2021
Requiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education; authorizing a student or student's parent or guardian to release certain student information to certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; requiring certain public high schools to inform students of certain employment and skills training opportunities in a certain manner through certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; etc.

SB 68 - Lam
Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Establishment
01/13/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Establishment
Renaming the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to be the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing the Department as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; providing that the head of the Department is the Secretary of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; specifying that the Department is the successor of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency; etc.

SB 684 - Lam
Maryland Licensure of Certified Midwives Act
02/03/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Licensure of Certified Midwives Act
Establishing a licensing and regulatory system for the practice of certified midwifery under the State Board of Nursing; altering the duties of the Board to require the Board to set standards for the practice of certified midwifery and keep a certain list of certain licensed midwives; requiring the Board to give certain persons a hearing before taking certain actions; requiring certain individuals to be licensed before practicing certified midwifery in the State; etc.

SB 700 - West
Estates and Trusts - Wills - Custodianship
02/04/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a person having custody of a will to maintain custody of the will, except under certain circumstances; prohibiting the custodian of a will from taking certain actions related to the will, except under certain circumstances; authorizing the custodian of a will to deposit the will for safekeeping with a certain register of wills under certain circumstances; requiring the custodian of a will to deliver the will to certain persons under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 708 - Feldman
Cannabis - Legalization and Regulation
02/08/2021 - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Substituting the term ""cannabis"" for the term ""marijuana"" in certain provisions of law; altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at least a certain age; establishing the Social Equity Start-Up Fund, the Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund, the Cannabis Regulation Fund, and the Cannabis Education and Training Fund; etc.

SB 722 - Hester
Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation - Established
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to assist units of State government in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises to help achieve the objective for greater use of minority business enterprises; establishing the Department in the Executive Branch; transferring authority over from the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority; transferring the responsibilities of the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business affairs to the Department; etc.

SB 739 - Rosapepe
Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - BLX License
02/05/2021 - Text - First - Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - BLX License
Providing that the requirement to obtain a certain entertainment permit does not apply to the holder of a certain license under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain license holder to offer entertainment when persons under the age of 21 years are on the licensed premises if the license holder enters into a certain agreement with certain persons and the lease of the property on which the licensed premises is located contains certain provisions; etc.

SB 77 - Griffith
Energy Efficiency - Net-Zero Homes - Contract Preferences
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to give preference to applications for funding for a net-zero home from the Energy-Efficient Homes Construction Fund that will use the services of small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses in the clean energy industry, particularly those businesses that provide employment for individuals trained through workforce development programs supported by the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and the Clean Energy Workforce Account.

SB 815 - Klausmeier
Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring residential treatment facilities to report complaints of sexual abuse and sexual harassment to the Behavioral Health Administration, the Office of Health Care Quality, or in the case of a minor, to Child Protective Services; requiring facilities to develop and implement policies and procedures for responding to complaints of sexual abuse and harassment, ensure that staff provide assistance, and develop and oversee training; requiring the Administration to ensure that policies and procedures are uniform in the State; etc.

SB 82 - Augustine
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
02/11/2021 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Renaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requiring that two licensed music therapists with at least 5 years' paid work experience be added to the Board; requiring the Board to adopt a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; authorizing the Board to facilitate the statewide dissemination of music therapy information to music therapists; etc.

SB 829 - Lam
Emergency and Expedited Procurements - Reform
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Emergency and Expedited Procurements - Reform
Altering the circumstances under which a procurement officer may make an emergency procurement; requiring a procurement officer to make reasonable efforts to solicit at least three oral quotes for an emergency procurement contract; requiring a procurement officer to evaluate a certain contractor's ability to perform the requirements of an emergency procurement based on certain criteria under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 843 - Benson
I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership - Partnership Agreement - Requirements (Maryland Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2021)
02/11/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Prohibiting the Board of Public Works from approving a public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program unless the agreement includes that at least 10% of the toll revenue remaining after construction costs be deposited in a special fund to be used only for transit projects in accordance with a certain memoranda; authorizing the public-private partnership agreement to require a bidder to agree to initiate a community benefit agreement; etc.

SB 877 - President
Annual Corrective Bill
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Annual Corrective Bill
Correcting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any law other than to correct technical errors; providing for the correction of certain errors and obsolete provisions by the publishers of the Annotated Code; etc.

SB 885 - Hester
Economic and Community Development - Income Tax Credit for Catalytic Revitalization Projects
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain rehabilitation expenses for certain catalytic revitalization projects; requiring the Secretary of Housing and Community Development to issue tax credit certificates in an amount equal to 20% of certain rehabilitation expenses, subject to certain limitations; prohibiting the Secretary from issuing tax credit certificates for credit amounts in the aggregate totaling more than $10,000,000; providing for the allocation of the credit among business partners or shareholders; etc.

SB 903 - Hester
Labor and Employment - Traditional Trade Apprenticeship Fund
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Traditional Trade Apprenticeship Fund in the Maryland Department of Labor as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Secretary of Labor to administer the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; requiring the Director of Apprenticeship and Training to distribute grants of up to $50,000 per participant for a certain purpose; requiring the Director to establish application criteria for programs receiving grants from the Fund; etc.

SB 926 - Corderman
Economic Development - Maryland Stadium Authority - Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority to review certain matters and make certain recommendations relating to the Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility; authorizing the Authority to acquire by certain means a Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility site or an interest in the site; requiring the Authority to transfer certain lease payments to the Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility Fund under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 928 - Ready
Mental Health Law - Reform of Laws and Delivery of Service
02/10/2021 - Text - First - Mental Health Law - Reform of Laws and Delivery of Service
Modifying standards for involuntary admission of individuals with mental disorders to a certain facility or Veterans' Administration hospital to include consideration that it can be reasonably expected, if not hospitalized, a certain individual presents a danger to the life or safety of the individual or to others; modifying certain standards or emergency evaluations of individuals with mental disorders; and requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to provide certain information to certain schools; etc.