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Rules Committee

Chair
Senator Joanne C. Benson
Vice Chair
Senator Craig J. Zucker
Address
State House Caucus Room
100 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone
410-841-3600
301-858-3600
Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3600
Contact
Email
Online Contact cannot be used to submit written committee hearing testimony.
For questions requiring an immediate response please call the committee.
Staff
Kacey Smith, Office of the Senate President
Issue Areas
Considers proposals concerning the rules, organization, and procedures of the Senate or the legislature
Reviews legislation introduced after the bill introduction deadline and decides whether to re-refer those bills to the appropriate principal standing committees
Further Information
Witness Guidelines and Committee FAQs
Legislation Sponsorship Type Sort Chamber Sort
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0558 (HB0743)
Title
Universal School Start Act of 2020
Sponsor
President
3 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0748 /CH0627
Title
Annual Curative Bill
Sponsor
President
6 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0749 /CH0628
Title
Annual Corrective Bill
Sponsor
President
6 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0998 (HB0055)
Title
Vessels - Certificate of Title - Transfer-on-Death Beneficiary Designation
Sponsor
Senator Lee
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0999 (HB0740)
Title
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release
Sponsor
Senator Waldstreicher
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1002 (HB0742)
Title
Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Serious Mental Illness - Assessments (Restrictive Housing Reform Act)
Sponsor
Senator Waldstreicher
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1003
Title
Election Law - Eligible Detainees - Information on Voting Rights
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1005 (HB0957)
Title
Commercial Law - Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality
Sponsor
Senator Feldman
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1007 (HB0728)
Title
Employment Discrimination and Discriminatory Housing Practices - Time for Filing Complaints
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1009 (HB1570)
Title
State Budget - Relief From Budget Mandates
Sponsor
President
3 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1012 (HB1449)
Title
Health - Medical Cannabis Reauthorization Act
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1013 (HB1149)
Title
Department of Housing and Community Development - Social Housing Subprogram (Social Housing Act)
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1014 (HB1296)
Title
Hunting - Regulated Shooting Areas - Offshore Stationary Blinds and Blind Sites
Sponsor
Senator Eckardt
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1016 (HB1290)
Title
Consumer Protection - Home Improvement Contractors - Home Improvement Contracts
Sponsor
Senator Feldman
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1019 (HB1292)
Title
Public Schools - Special Education Classrooms - Use of Video Recording Devices
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1021 (HB0600/CH0270)
Title
Baltimore County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales
Sponsor
Senator Jennings
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1023
Title
Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines
Sponsor
Senator Ready
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1027
Title
Department of Transportation - Heads of Business Units - Appointment and Senate Confirmation
Sponsor
Senator Lam
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1030 (HB1631)
Title
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income
Sponsor
Senator Ready
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1031
Title
Medical Cannabis - Grower, Dispensary, and Processor Agents - Age Requirement
Sponsor
Senator Klausmeier
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1041 (HB0887)
Title
Child Abuse and Neglect - Disclosure of Identifying Information
Sponsor
Senator Hayes
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1044 (HB1592)
Title
State Government - Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1049
Title
Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline Management Program
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1057
Title
Baltimore City - Control of Police Department of Baltimore
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1058 (HB0623)
Title
Criminal Law - Possession of Child Pornography - Penalty
Sponsor
Senator Lee
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1059
Title
Criminal Procedure - Restitution - Trauma-Informed Restorative Justice
Sponsor
Senator Lee
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1060
Title
Higher Education - Morgan State University - Office of Technology Transfer
Sponsor
Senator McCray
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1066 (HB1090)
Title
Law Enforcement – Complaints and Investigations and Use of Force (Anton’s Law)
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1069
Title
Transportation - Eastern Shore Counties - Construction of Toll Roads
Sponsor
Senator Miller
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1070
Title
Economic and Community Development - Tax Credit for Catalytic Projects
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1071
Title
Peace Orders and Protective Orders - Study
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1072
Title
Home Inspectors – Reports – Home Energy Score
Sponsor
Senator Jennings
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1073
Title
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Dismissal of Charges
Sponsor
Senator Lee
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1074 (HB1104)
Title
Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer
Sponsor
Senator Lee
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1075
Title
Adult-Use Cannabis - Legalization
Sponsor
Senator Feldman
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1076 (HB1659)
Title
Maryland Stadium Authority - Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program and Fund
Sponsor
Senator McCray
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1077
Title
Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Alterations
Sponsor
Senator McCray
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1078
Title
Public Safety - Emergency Powers of the Governor - Violent Crime Crisis
Sponsor
Minority Leader
6 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0649
Title
State Finance and Procurement – Procedures and Pricing and Selection Committee for Preferred Providers
Sponsor
Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0661
Title
State Government - Notaries Public - Notary Public Fund and Remote Notarial Acts
Sponsor
Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0670
Title
Family Law - Investigation of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect - Preliminary Report to State's Attorney
Sponsor
Chair, Judiciary Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0853
Title
Local Government - Clean Energy Loan Programs - Grid Resilience Projects
Sponsor
Chair, Economic Matters Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0891
Title
Foreign Corporations - Resident Agents - State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Sponsor
Chair, Economic Matters Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB1183
Title
State Government - Information Technology - Cybersecurity
Sponsor
Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter
(Cross/Chapter)
Title Sponsor Sponsorship Type Sort Chamber Sort Current Status Org Committees & Hearings Opp Committees & Hearings
SB0558 (HB0743) Universal School Start Act of 2020 President 3 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB0748 /CH0627 Annual Curative Bill President 6 1 Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 627
Rules
2/14/2020 - 12:00 PM
Rules and Executive Nominations
3/02/2020 - 2:00 PM
SB0749 /CH0628 Annual Corrective Bill President 6 1 Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 628
Rules
2/14/2020 - 12:00 PM
Rules and Executive Nominations
3/02/2020 - 2:00 PM
SB0998 (HB0055) Vessels - Certificate of Title - Transfer-on-Death Beneficiary Designation Senator Lee 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB0999 (HB0740) Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release Senator Waldstreicher 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1002 (HB0742) Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Serious Mental Illness - Assessments (Restrictive Housing Reform Act) Senator Waldstreicher 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1003 Election Law - Eligible Detainees - Information on Voting Rights Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
Rules
SB1005 (HB0957) Commercial Law - Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality Senator Feldman 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1007 (HB0728) Employment Discrimination and Discriminatory Housing Practices - Time for Filing Complaints Senator Sydnor 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1009 (HB1570) State Budget - Relief From Budget Mandates President 3 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1012 (HB1449) Health - Medical Cannabis Reauthorization Act Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1013 (HB1149) Department of Housing and Community Development - Social Housing Subprogram (Social Housing Act) Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1014 (HB1296) Hunting - Regulated Shooting Areas - Offshore Stationary Blinds and Blind Sites Senator Eckardt 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1016 (HB1290) Consumer Protection - Home Improvement Contractors - Home Improvement Contracts Senator Feldman 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1019 (HB1292) Public Schools - Special Education Classrooms - Use of Video Recording Devices Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1021 (HB0600/CH0270) Baltimore County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales Senator Jennings 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1023 Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines Senator Ready 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1027 Department of Transportation - Heads of Business Units - Appointment and Senate Confirmation Senator Lam 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1030 (HB1631) Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income Senator Ready 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1031 Medical Cannabis - Grower, Dispensary, and Processor Agents - Age Requirement Senator Klausmeier 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1041 (HB0887) Child Abuse and Neglect - Disclosure of Identifying Information Senator Hayes 2 1 In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
Rules
SB1044 (HB1592) State Government - Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1049 Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline Management Program Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1057 Baltimore City - Control of Police Department of Baltimore Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1058 (HB0623) Criminal Law - Possession of Child Pornography - Penalty Senator Lee 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1059 Criminal Procedure - Restitution - Trauma-Informed Restorative Justice Senator Lee 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1060 Higher Education - Morgan State University - Office of Technology Transfer Senator McCray 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1066 (HB1090) Law Enforcement – Complaints and Investigations and Use of Force (Anton’s Law) Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1069 Transportation - Eastern Shore Counties - Construction of Toll Roads Senator Miller 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1070 Economic and Community Development - Tax Credit for Catalytic Projects Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1071 Peace Orders and Protective Orders - Study Senator Carter 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1072 Home Inspectors – Reports – Home Energy Score Senator Jennings 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1073 Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Dismissal of Charges Senator Lee 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1074 (HB1104) Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer Senator Lee 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1075 Adult-Use Cannabis - Legalization Senator Feldman 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1076 (HB1659) Maryland Stadium Authority - Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program and Fund Senator McCray 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1077 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Alterations Senator McCray 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1078 Public Safety - Emergency Powers of the Governor - Violent Crime Crisis Minority Leader 6 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
HB0649 State Finance and Procurement – Procedures and Pricing and Selection Committee for Preferred Providers Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Health and Government Operations
2/25/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB0661 State Government - Notaries Public - Notary Public Fund and Remote Notarial Acts Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Health and Government Operations
2/25/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB0670 Family Law - Investigation of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect - Preliminary Report to State's Attorney Chair, Judiciary Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Judiciary
2/13/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB0853 Local Government - Clean Energy Loan Programs - Grid Resilience Projects Chair, Economic Matters Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Economic Matters
2/28/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB0891 Foreign Corporations - Resident Agents - State Department of Assessments and Taxation Chair, Economic Matters Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Economic Matters
3/06/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB1183 State Government - Information Technology - Cybersecurity Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Health and Government Operations
3/06/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
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