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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
Title
Annual Curative Bill
Sponsor
President
6 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0749
Title
Annual Corrective Bill
Sponsor
President
6 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0996 (HB0657)
Title
Tax - Property - Tax Sales
Sponsor
Senator Simonaire
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB0997 (HB0992)
Title
Civil Actions - Tortious Injury to or Death of Pet - Compensatory Damages (Buddy's Law)
Sponsor
Senator Simonaire
2 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)
SB1004 (HB1310)
Title
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
Sponsor
Senator Edwards
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)
SB1006
Title
Child Support - Suspension of Payments and Arrears for Incarcerated Obligors - Modifications
Sponsor
Senator Carter
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)
SB1008 (HB0586)
Title
Public Safety - Criminal History Records Check - Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, and Ambulance Services
Sponsor
Senator Carter
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1009 (HB1570)
Title
State Budget - Relief From Budget Mandates
Sponsor
President
3 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1010 (HB1139)
Title
Public Safety - Maryland Code of Military Justice
Sponsor
Senator Peters
2 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)
SB1017 (HB1307)
Title
Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Network Adequacy and Reimbursement
Sponsor
Senator Reilly
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1018 (HB1386)
Title
Child Care Centers - Employee Qualifications - Requirements and Application Review
Sponsor
Senator King
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)
SB1020
Title
Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officer - Volunteer Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Police Officers
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1021 (HB0600)
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)
SB1025
Title
Task Force on Reciprocity of Fishing License Penalties
Sponsor
Senator Bailey
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)
SB1032
Title
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Hydroelectric Power
Sponsor
Senator Klausmeier
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1033 (HB1621)
Title
Task Force to Study the Feasibility of a Bowie State University Law School
Sponsor
Senator Peters
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1034
Title
Criminal Law - Felony Second Degree Assault - Sports Official
Sponsor
Senator Patterson
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1035
Title
Hemp Farming Program - Expansion - Processing Hemp
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1036 (HB1618)
Title
Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office - Establishment
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1037
Title
Alcoholic Beverages - Prohibited Acts - Defense to Prosecution for Sale to Underage Individuals
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1038 (HB1437)
Title
Juveniles Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Limitations and Reduction (Juvenile Restoration Act)
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1040 (HB1494)
Title
Local Tax Relief for Working Families Act of 2020
Sponsor
Senator Rosapepe
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)
SB1042 (HB0379)
Title
Civil Actions – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
Sponsor
Senator Hettleman
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)
SB1045 (HB1447)
Title
Department of Information Technology - Study of a Common Information Technology Platform for Health Occupations Boards
Sponsor
Senator Eckardt
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1049
Title
Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline Management Program
Sponsor
Senator Hester
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1050 (HB0591)
Title
Public Safety - Lost or Stolen Regulated Firearm - Reporting
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1054 (HB0632)
Title
Vehicle Laws - Registration - Renewal
Sponsor
Senator Patterson
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1055 (HB1633)
Title
Baltimore County Board of Education - Election of Officers
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
SB1056 (HB1077)
Title
Real Property - Deletion of Unlawful Ownership Restrictions - Exemption From Fees and Surcharges
Sponsor
Senator Sydnor
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)
SB1061
Title
St. Mary's County - Transfer Tax - Sunset Extension
Sponsor
Senator Bailey
2 1
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0149
Title
Real Property - Ground Leases - Required Notifications - Private Transaction Redemptions
Sponsor
Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee
5 2
Bill/Chapter (Cross/Chapter)
HB0159
Title
State Ethics Commission – Determination of Public Official in an Executive Unit – Information From Units of State Government
Sponsor
Chair, Environment and Transportation 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 Annual Curative Bill President 6 1 In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 2:00 p.m.
Rules
2/14/2020 - 12:00 PM
Rules and Executive Nominations
3/02/2020 - 2:00 PM
SB0749 Annual Corrective Bill President 6 1 In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 2:00 p.m.
Rules
2/14/2020 - 12:00 PM
Rules and Executive Nominations
3/02/2020 - 2:00 PM
SB0996 (HB0657) Tax - Property - Tax Sales Senator Simonaire 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB0997 (HB0992) Civil Actions - Tortious Injury to or Death of Pet - Compensatory Damages (Buddy's Law) Senator Simonaire 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
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 - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1004 (HB1310) Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership Senator Edwards 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1005 (HB0957) Commercial Law - Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality Senator Feldman 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1006 Child Support - Suspension of Payments and Arrears for Incarcerated Obligors - Modifications Senator Carter 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
SB1008 (HB0586) Public Safety - Criminal History Records Check - Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, and Ambulance Services Senator Carter 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
SB1010 (HB1139) Public Safety - Maryland Code of Military Justice Senator Peters 2 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
SB1017 (HB1307) Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Network Adequacy and Reimbursement Senator Reilly 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1018 (HB1386) Child Care Centers - Employee Qualifications - Requirements and Application Review Senator King 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
SB1020 Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officer - Volunteer Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Police Officers Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1021 (HB0600) 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
SB1025 Task Force on Reciprocity of Fishing License Penalties Senator Bailey 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
SB1032 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Hydroelectric Power Senator Klausmeier 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1033 (HB1621) Task Force to Study the Feasibility of a Bowie State University Law School Senator Peters 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1034 Criminal Law - Felony Second Degree Assault - Sports Official Senator Patterson 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1035 Hemp Farming Program - Expansion - Processing Hemp Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1036 (HB1618) Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office - Establishment Senator Hester 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1037 Alcoholic Beverages - Prohibited Acts - Defense to Prosecution for Sale to Underage Individuals Senator Sydnor 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1038 (HB1437) Juveniles Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Limitations and Reduction (Juvenile Restoration Act) Senator Sydnor 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1040 (HB1494) Local Tax Relief for Working Families Act of 2020 Senator Rosapepe 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
SB1042 (HB0379) Civil Actions – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Senator Hettleman 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
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
SB1045 (HB1447) Department of Information Technology - Study of a Common Information Technology Platform for Health Occupations Boards Senator Eckardt 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
SB1050 (HB0591) Public Safety - Lost or Stolen Regulated Firearm - Reporting Senator Sydnor 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1054 (HB0632) Vehicle Laws - Registration - Renewal Senator Patterson 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1055 (HB1633) Baltimore County Board of Education - Election of Officers Senator Sydnor 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
SB1056 (HB1077) Real Property - Deletion of Unlawful Ownership Restrictions - Exemption From Fees and Surcharges Senator Sydnor 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
SB1061 St. Mary's County - Transfer Tax - Sunset Extension Senator Bailey 2 1 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Rules
HB0149 Real Property - Ground Leases - Required Notifications - Private Transaction Redemptions Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Environment and Transportation
2/04/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
HB0159 State Ethics Commission – Determination of Public Official in an Executive Unit – Information From Units of State Government Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee 5 2 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules
Environment and Transportation
2/04/2020 - 1:00 PM
Rules
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