Synopsis House Bills and Joint Resolutions

2018 Regular Session

Schedule 25 - February 21, 2018

  

Total Bills: 27

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Title Primary Sponsor
Committee Synopsis Statutes/ Effective
Date(s)/ Other
Track
HB1625 Elected and Public Officials - Crimes - Pension Forfeiture (Clean Up Annapolis Act) Delegate Miele Environment and Transportation and Appropriations
Reassignment
Requiring certain officials indicted and convicted for certain crimes to reimburse the State for any expenses or per diem spent or reimbursement paid to the official after the official is indicted; establishing that an individual employed in a certain position who is convicted of a certain crime is subject to forfeiture of pension benefits; altering certain provisions of law relating to the forfeiture of benefits from the State Retirement and Pension System for certain public employees; applying the Act prospectively; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
GP, § 5-905 - added and SP, §§ 21-702 through 21-704 - amended
HB1735 Civil Actions – Name Change Not in Connection With Divorce or Adoption Delegate McMillan House Rules and Executive Nominations Requiring a court to give special consideration to certain objections as potential evidence of fraudulent intent in considering a petition for a change of name not related to divorce or adoption; and providing for the application of the Act. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
CJ, § 6-412 - added
HB1736 Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Lot Release Delegate Lisanti House Rules and Executive Nominations Clarifying that certain provisions of law that govern the release of a lot from certain easement restrictions by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation for the use of a child of a certain landowner apply to the release of a lot for the use of a stepchild of the landowner; and applying the Act retroactively. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018
AG, §§ 2-505(b)(3) and (c)(1)(v) and (5), 2-509(d)(5), and 2-511(d)(1)(iii) - amended and § 2-513(a) - added
HB1737 Charles County - Cigarette Retailers - County License Fee Charles County Delegation House Rules and Executive Nominations Increasing the fee from $25 to $125 for a county license to sell cigarettes at retail in Charles County; requiring the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Charles County to distribute $25 of each license fee to the Comptroller and to distribute $100 of each license fee to Charles County to be used to enforce existing laws banning the sale or distribution of tobacco or tobacco products to minors; and prohibiting the use of certain funds to supplant certain existing funding for a certain purpose. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018
BR, § 16-302 - amended
HB1738 Motor Vehicles – Large Vehicles – Left Lane Prohibition Delegate Jalisi House Rules and Executive Nominations Prohibiting large vehicles with four or more axles or a gross weight exceeding 10,000 pounds from using the far left lane on a roadway that has three or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction with a certain posted maximum speed limit; and providing for the application of the Act. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
TR, § 21-306 - added
HB1739 Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - South County Dog Park Delegate Walker House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of a South County Dog Park, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1740 Baltimore City - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights - Hearing Board Delegate Anderson (By Request - Baltimore City Administration) House Rules and Executive Nominations Providing that a law enforcement officer who receives probation before judgment for certain charges is not entitled to a hearing under the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; providing for the selection and composition of a hearing board in Baltimore City; excluding Baltimore City from a certain provision allowing for an alternative method for forming a hearing board under the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights when the alternative method has been agreed to under certain collective bargaining agreements; etc. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
PS, §§ 3-107(a) and (c) and 3-108(a) and (c) - amended
HB1741 Maryland Transportation Authority Police - Collective Bargaining - Binding Recommendations of Fact Finder Delegate Jackson House Rules and Executive Nominations Requiring that the written recommendations of a fact finder are binding in a collective bargaining dispute between the Maryland Transportation Authority and the exclusive representative of certain Maryland Transportation Authority police officers. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
SP, § 3-501 - amended
HB1742 Railroad Companies - Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Projects - County Approval Delegate Beidle, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Prohibiting a railroad company from constructing, building, or locating any railroad facility for a railroad powered by a magnetic levitation propulsion system in any county without the consent of the county governing body. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
PU, § 5-407 - amended
HB1743 Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County - Vehicles for Change Delegate Lam, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Vehicle's for Change, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center, located in Baltimore County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1744 Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting Delegate Wilson House Rules and Executive Nominations Altering the conditions under which a newborn is considered to be substance-exposed; repealing certain conditions under which a health care practitioner is not required to make a report concerning a substance-exposed newborn to a local department of social services; requiring a local department, within 48 hours of receiving a certain report, to develop a plan to ensure the safety and well-being of the newborn after being released from the health care practitioner's care; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
FL, § 5-704.2 - amended
HB1745 Creation of a State Debt - Anne Arundel County - St. Philip Neri Community Hall Delegate Sophocleus, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $72,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the St. Philip Neri School, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the St. Philip Neri Community Hall, located in Anne Arundel County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; prohibiting the use of the loan proceeds for sectarian religious purposes; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1746 Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County – Terms Delegate Sophocleus House Rules and Executive Nominations Reducing the terms of the members of the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County from 5 to 4 years to run coterminous with that of the County Executive; and providing for the termination of the terms of certain members of the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
HS, § 14-103 - amended
HB1747 Residential Child Care Programs - Statement of Need - Exceptions Delegate Reznik House Rules and Executive Nominations Providing that the Department of Human Services and the Department of Juvenile Services are not required to issue a statement of need before granting a license to a residential child care program if there is no placement available in an existing licensed program that can provide certain services; and providing that a statement of need is not required before the number of placements in an existing licensed program is increased if there is no placement available in an existing licensed program that can provide certain services. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
HU, § 8-703.1(d) and (e) - amended
HB1748 Homeowner’s Insurance – Discrimination in Underwriting and Rating – Status as Surviving Spouse Delegate Sydnor House Rules and Executive Nominations Prohibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's insurance, from increasing the premium for an insured who becomes a surviving spouse based solely on the insured's change in marital status. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
IN, § 27-501(e-2)(2) - amended
HB1749 Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Le Mondo Delegate Hayes House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Le Mondo Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Le Mondo arts collective, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1750 Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Orchard Street Church Delegate Hayes House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $350,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Urban League, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Orchard Street Church, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1751 Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Paul's Place Delegate Hayes House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $400,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Paul's Place, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of a community kitchen facility, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1752 Aids for the Cessation of Tobacco Product Use - Prescribing and Dispensing by Pharmacists and Health Insurance Coverage Delegate Hayes House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing a pharmacist who meets the requirements of certain regulations to prescribe and dispense medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an aid for the cessation of the use of tobacco products; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, by September 1, 2019, to adopt certain regulations; altering the definition of "nicotine replacement therapy" to require certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for certain over-the-counter products; etc. VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
HO, § 12-101(x) and IN, § 15-841 - amended and HO, § 12-512 - added
HB1753 HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship Program Delegate Glenn House Rules and Executive Nominations Establishing the HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship Program to award scholarships to HBCU students so that they may explore State government career opportunities through government internships; establishing the HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship Committee; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Program, subject to a certain scholarship committee; etc. This bill requires a mandated appropriation in annual budget bill.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018
ED, §§ 18-3401 through 18-3408 - added
HB1754 Baltimore County - Speed Monitoring System Fines - After-Prom Parties Delegate Bromwell, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing Baltimore County annually to spend, from the fines collected as a result of violations enforced by speed monitoring systems in school zones, up to $5,000 per public high school for after-prom parties. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018
CJ, § 7-302(e)(4) - amended
HB1755 Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Broad Creek Recreation and Wellness Project Delegate Knotts, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $25,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of St. John's Broad Creek Episcopal Church for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of sports fields for the Broad Creek Recreation and Wellness Project, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1756 Creation of a State Debt - Talbot County - St. Michaels Family YMCA Delegates Mautz and Adams House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association of the Chesapeake, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the St. Michaels Family YMCA facility, located in Talbot County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018
HB1757 Garrett County – Pretrial Release, Work Release, and Home Detention Programs Delegate Beitzel House Rules and Executive Nominations Authorizing the Sheriff of Garrett County to establish a pretrial release program that offers alternatives to pretrial detention and adopt certain regulations; authorizing a court to order a certain individual to participate in the pretrial release program; authorizing the court to make the order at any time during an individual's pretrial detention; providing for eligibility for the pretrial release program; authorizing the Sheriff to establish and direct a certain work release program; etc. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
CS, § 11-713 - amended
HB1758 Education - Public School Personnel - Disciplinary Hearing Procedures Delegate Ebersole House Rules and Executive Nominations Altering certain procedures for suspending or dismissing certain public school personnel; authorizing certain public school personnel to request a hearing before the county board or arbitration under certain circumstances; specifying the procedures for arbitration; assigning responsibility to the individual for 50% of the cost and expenses of the arbitration and 50% to the county board; providing that an arbitrator's decision and award is final and binding on the parties, subject to review by a circuit court; etc. Preliminary analysis: local government mandate
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
ED, § 6-202 - amended
HB1759 Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals Delegate Flanagan, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Establishing provisions of law governing the rental of personal motor vehicles to other persons in a certain manner; establishing that certain persons may rent only certain classes of personal motor vehicles to other persons; prohibiting a renter of a personal motor vehicle from using the motor vehicle for certain purposes; prohibiting a certain person from renting a personal motor vehicle to another person unless certain requirements are met; etc. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
CL, § 13-301(14)(xiii) and TR, § 23-107 - amended and TR, §§ 18-101.1 and 18-201 through 18-205 - added
HJ0013 Opposition to Proposed National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program Delegate Flanagan, et al House Rules and Executive Nominations Expressing the strong and unequivocal opposition of the General Assembly of Maryland to the draft proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024 and the implementation of any offshore oil or gas leasing, exploration, development, or production in the Atlantic Ocean; urging the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to remove Maryland from the proposed program; and requiring certain committees of the General Assembly to make recommendations on protecting Maryland if the State is not removed from the program.