Senator Bill Ferguson

2015 Regular Session

District 46, Baltimore City

Total Bills: 73 (Primary Sponsor: 13, Co-sponsor: 56, By Request: 4)

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Number / Chapter
(Cross File / Chapter)
TitleStatusOriginal House
and Hearing Dates
Opposite House
and Hearing Dates
Sponsorship
Type
 
Broad Subject
SB0041Higher Education - Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award - EligibilityIn the House - Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/4/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
3/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryHigher Education (F2)
SB0094 / CH0149
    (HB0353)
State Government - Automated Mapping-Geographic Information Systems - System Services CostsApproved by the Governor - Chapter 149Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/11/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryState Government - Regulations and Procedures (P3)
SB0365
    (HB0810)
One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credit - Business IncubatorsIn the Senate - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.Budget and Taxation
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryEconomic and Community Development (C8)
SB0677 / CH0377
    (HB1069)
Education - Professional Development for Teachers and Providers of Early Childhood Education - Master PlanApproved by the Governor - Chapter 377Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
4/2/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0683State Board of Education - Next Generation Schools - EstablishedIn the Senate - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0684
    (HB0982)
Maryland Redeemable Beverage Container and Litter Reduction ProgramIn the Senate - Referred to interim study by Education, Health, and Environmental AffairsEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/10/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
PrimaryEnvironment (M3)
SB0732
    (HB0325)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Peale Center for Baltimore Architecture and HistoryIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0733
    (HB0096)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Banner Neighborhoods Community CenterIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0804
    (HB1151)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Port Discovery Children's Museum Renovation ProjectIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0805
    (HB1148)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Cherry Hill Early Head StartIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0809
    (HB1131)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Habitat for Humanity of the ChesapeakeIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0868 / CH0204
    (HB1231)
Public Utilities - Transportation Network Services and For-Hire TransportationApproved by the Governor - Chapter 204Finance
3/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Economic MattersPrimaryUtility Regulation (C5)
SB0872
    (HB0254)
Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's Downtown Theater and Educational AnnexIn the Senate - Hearing 3/14 at 10:00 a.m.Budget and Taxation
3/14/2015 - 10:00 a.m.
PrimaryState Debt (Bond Bills) (B2)
SB0040
    (HB0385)
Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families ActIn the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m.Finance
2/3/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrivate Sector Labor and Industry (K3)
SB0078
    (HB0503)
Rape Survivor Family Protection ActIn the Senate - Hearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
2/5/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorFamily Law (D4)
SB0080 / CH0002
    (HB1118 / CH0001)
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans DayApproved by the Governor - Chapter 2Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/5/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/12/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorState Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials (P1)
SB0115
    (HB0099)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Correctional Officer, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes)In the Senate - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.Budget and Taxation
2/11/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorTaxes - Income (Q3)
SB0164
    (HB0019)
Truant Students - System of Active Intervention - RequirementsIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; WithdrawnEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/18/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0182
    (HB0180 / CH0227)
Video Lottery Terminal Revenues - Purse Dedication Account - Standardbred Racetrack Operating AssistanceIn the House - Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.Budget and Taxation
2/18/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorHorse Racing (C6)
SB0183 / CH0477
    (HB0215)
Education - Geographic Cost of Education - RequirementEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 477Budget and Taxation
2/11/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and MeansCo-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0212
    (HB0423)
Driving Under the Influence - Ignition Interlock System ProgramIn the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
2/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorVehicle Laws - Drunk Driving (R3)
SB0256
    (HB0881)
Maryland Shoreline Risk Assessment, Preparation, and Adaptation ActIn the Senate - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/17/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorAgriculture (M4)
SB0257
    (HB0381)
Agriculture - Nutrient Management - Phosphorus Management ToolIn the Senate - Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Pinsky)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorAgriculture (M4)
SB0258
    (HB0514 / CH0429)
Maryland Commission on Climate ChangeVetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/17/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorEnvironment (M3)
SB0293Courts - Jury Service - ExcusalIn the Senate - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
2/17/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCourts and Court Personnel - Statewide (D1)
SB0310
    (HB0166)
Education - Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Act - EstablishmentIn the House - Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
3/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0317Lawyers - Fees - Payment by Credit or Debit CardIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; WithdrawnJudicial ProceedingsCo-SponsorBusiness Regulation and Occupations (C2)
SB0321 / CH0126
    (HB0926)
Baltimore City and Baltimore County - Police Behavioral Health Units - Pilot ProgramApproved by the Governor - Chapter 126Finance
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Co-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0334
    (HB0965 / CH0291)
The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)Budget and Taxation
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Ways and Means
3/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0367
    (HB0582)
Circuit Court Judges - Selection, Qualifications, and Term of OfficeIn the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
3/3/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCourts and Court Personnel - Statewide (D1)
SB0403
    (HB0375 / CH0417)
Education - Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health CentersVetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0413 / CH0127
    (HB0339)
Vehicle Laws - Race-Based Traffic Stops - Policy and Reporting RequirementsApproved by the Governor - Chapter 127Judicial Proceedings
2/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
4/8/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0415 / CH0348
    (HB0592)
State Donor Registry - Information and Methods of Registration - Clerks of Circuit Courts, Registers of Wills, and Motor Vehicle Administration (Enhancing Organ Donation Rates Act)Approved by the Governor - Chapter 348Judicial Proceedings
3/10/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorEstates and Trusts (N2)
SB0416 / CH0482
    (HB0838 / CH0483)
Health Insurance - Coverage for Infertility ServicesEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 482Finance
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
4/2/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorInsurance - Health (C3)
SB0424
    (HB1051)
Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal WorkIn the Senate - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.Finance
3/5/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrivate Sector Labor and Industry (K3)
SB0458Civil Actions - Hydraulic Fracturing Liability ActIn the House - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCivil Actions and Procedures (D3)
SB0471
    (HB0949)
Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care Coverage to Uninsured MarylandersIn the House - Hearing 4/02 at 1:00 p.m.Finance
3/18/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
4/2/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Health (J1)
SB0481
    (HB1087 / CH0347)
Electricity - Community Solar Energy Generating System ProgramIn the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.Finance
3/3/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorUtility Regulation (C5)
SB0488Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Credit AmountsIn the House - Hearing 4/13 at 1:00 p.m.Budget and Taxation
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
4/13/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorTaxes - Income (Q3)
SB0493Task Force to Study the Placement of Library Services Within the Annotated Code of MarylandIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; WithdrawnEducation, Health, and Environmental AffairsCo-SponsorEducation - Miscellaneous (F5)
SB0494
    (HB0843)
Housing and Community Development - Neighborhood and Community Assistance Program Tax Credit - Maximum ContributionsIn the Senate - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.Budget and Taxation
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorEconomic and Community Development (C8)
SB0498 / CH0037
    (HB0462)
Public Safety - Statewide Accounting of Sexual Assault Evidence KitsApproved by the Governor - Chapter 37Judicial Proceedings
2/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0504
    (HB1095)
Public Schools - Nutrition Standards - Vending Machines and MarketingIn the Senate - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0516 / CH0356
    (HB0745)
Public Health - Overdose Response ProgramApproved by the Governor - Chapter 356Finance
3/12/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Health (J1)
SB0526
    (HB0244 / CH0313)
Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015In the House - Favorable with Amendments Report by JudiciaryJudicial Proceedings
2/19/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCriminal Law - Procedure (E2)
SB0530
    (HB0857)
Criminal Procedure - Firearms - TransferIn the Senate - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
3/12/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCriminal Law - Procedure (E2)
SB0546 / CH0359Civil Actions - Immunity From Liability - Emergency Medical Care for Drug OverdoseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 359Judicial Proceedings
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCivil Actions and Procedures (D3)
SB0557
    (HB0760)
Food Fish and Shellfish - Labeling and Identification Requirements (Maryland Seafood Authenticity Act)In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; WithdrawnEducation, Health, and Environmental AffairsCo-SponsorHunting and Fishing (M2)
SB0600 / CH0370Chesapeake Bay Trust and Chesapeake Conservation Corps - FundingApproved by the Governor - Chapter 370Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/10/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorNatural Resources - Generally (M1)
SB0601 / CH0371
    (HB0130)
African American Heritage Preservation Program - Reestablishment and RevisionsApproved by the Governor - Chapter 371Budget and Taxation
3/10/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
3/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCapital Budget (B5)
SB0602 / CH0042
    (HB0388)
Justice Reinvestment Coordinating CouncilApproved by the Governor - Chapter 42Judicial Proceedings
2/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0603
    (HB0622)
Correctional Services - Aging Prisoners - Conditional ParoleIn the Senate - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.Judicial Proceedings
2/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0604 / CH0043
    (HB0229)
Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection for InternsApproved by the Governor - Chapter 43Judicial Proceedings
3/3/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorHuman Relations (D5)
SB0605Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive DamagesIn the House - Unfavorable Report by JudiciaryJudicial Proceedings
2/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCivil Actions and Procedures (D3)
SB0606 / CH0372
    (HB0887)
Health Insurance - Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Analgesic Drug Products - CoverageApproved by the Governor - Chapter 372Finance
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
4/2/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorInsurance - Health (C3)
SB0607
    (HB0896 / CH0464)
Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use DisordersVetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)Finance
3/12/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Health (J1)
SB0624Task Force to Study the Expansion of Career and Technical Education in MarylandIn the House - Hearing 4/02 at 1:00 p.m.Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/11/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
4/2/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPrimary and Secondary Education (F1)
SB0651 / CH0374
    (HB0124)
Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Conviction of a Crime That Is No Longer a CrimeApproved by the Governor - Chapter 374Judicial Proceedings
2/19/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
3/31/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCriminal Law - Procedure (E2)
SB0685 / CH0046
    (HB0439)
Family Law - Information and Services for Foster Children and Former Foster ChildrenApproved by the Governor - Chapter 46Judicial Proceedings
3/3/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
3/25/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorFamily Law (D4)
SB0691Maryland After-School and Summer Opportunity Fund Program - Funding RequirementIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental AffairsEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/4/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
Co-SponsorChildren (O4)
SB0692Public Safety - State Police - Statewide Database on Police BrutalityIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; WithdrawnJudicial ProceedingsCo-SponsorPublic Safety (E4)
SB0761 / CH0382
    (HB1105)
Disabled Individuals - Task Force on the Maryland ABLE ProgramApproved by the Governor - Chapter 382Budget and Taxation
3/18/2015 - 1:30 p.m.
Appropriations
4/8/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorDisabled (O3)
SB0778
    (HB0172)
Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving VehiclesIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial ProceedingsJudicial Proceedings
3/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorVehicle Laws - Miscellaneous (R7)
SB0796 / CH0384
    (HB1143)
Public Health - Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program - Expansion of Eligibility and Services - Pharmaceutical Rebate CoverageApproved by the Governor - Chapter 384Finance
3/18/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
4/7/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorPublic Health (J1)
SB0817
    (HB0749)
Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policies - ReportingIn the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental AffairsEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/18/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorHigher Education (F2)
SB0818 / CH0054Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer or Issuance of LicensesApproved by the Governor - Chapter 54Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/17/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Economic Matters
4/1/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorAlcoholic Beverages - Local Bills (A2)
SB0882 / CH0130
    (HB1198)
Baltimore City Civilian Review BoardApproved by the Governor - Chapter 130Judicial Proceedings
3/24/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
4/13/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorCounties - Local Laws (L2)
SB0905 / CH0486
    (HB0753)
Income Tax - Film Production Activity Tax CreditEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 486Budget and Taxation
3/24/2015 - 1:30 p.m.
Ways and Means
4/11/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorTaxes - Income (Q3)
SJ0002
    (HJ0002)
United States Constitution - Amendments Convention - Democracy AmendmentIn the Senate - Conference Committee AppointedEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/26/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Rules and Executive Nominations
4/10/2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Co-SponsorElections (G1)
SB0772
    (HB0942 / CH0140)
Apprenticeship Pilot Program - Apprenticeship MarylandIn the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m. (Finance)Finance
3/9/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
By Request - OtherEconomic and Community Development (C8)
SB0774
    (HB0940 / CH0138)
Office of the Business Ombudsman - State Customer Service and Business Development Efforts Training ProgramIn the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m.Finance
3/9/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
By Request - OtherEconomic and Community Development (C8)
SB0775
    (HB0939 / CH0137)
Proposed Regulations - Determination of Impact on Small BusinessesIn the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m.Finance
3/9/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
By Request - OtherState Government - Regulations and Procedures (P3)
SB0776
    (HB0943 / CH0141)
Economic Competitiveness and Commerce - RestructuringIn the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m.Finance
3/9/2015 - 2:00 p.m.
By Request - OtherEconomic and Community Development (C8)

Denotes enacted legislation

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