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2015

 

HB0694     

Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Division of Parole and Probation Warrant Apprehension Unit Employees - Membership          

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 268

         

Primary: Providing for the membership of employees of the Warrant Apprehension Unit in the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System; authorizing specified employees of the Warrant Apprehension Unit to transfer membership to the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System on or before December 31, 2015; requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to transfer specified funds to the annuity savings fund of the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System; etc.

                                     

HB1032 

Public Safety - Transport of Weapons on School Property - Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 293    

 

Primary: Providing that a specified prohibition on carrying or possessing a specified weapon on public school property does not include a specified retired law enforcement officer who is a parent, guardian, or visitor of a student attending a school located on the public-school property under specified circumstances.

 

 

2016

 

HB0112     

Election Law - Campaign Finance Entities - Expenditures Made and the Attribution of Contributions Received

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 252    

 

Primary: Authorizing a campaign finance entity to make a disbursement to compensate a responsible officer of the campaign finance entity only by check; requiring the treasurer of an authorized candidate campaign committee to provide specified individuals with a copy of the most recent campaign account bank statement within 30 days of filing a campaign finance report; altering reporting requirements for specified contributions by specified business entities whose subsidiaries do not have a contract doing public business; etc.

                                     

                                     

                                     

HB0365     

Public Schools - Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Policies - Update  

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 262   

 

Primary: Altering the definition of "electronic communication" to include social media communications; requiring the State Board of Education by September 1, 2016, and every 5 years thereafter, to update its model policy prohibiting bullying, harassment, or intimidation; requiring specified county boards of education to update specified policies based on the State Board's update of the model policy and to submit the updated policies to the State Superintendent of Schools by January 1, 2017, and every 5 years thereafter; etc.

 

 

2017

                  

HB0261     

Public Utilities - Termination of Service to Multifamily Dwelling Unit - Notification to Property Owner or Property Manager

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 534 

   

Primary: Requiring a public service company that intends to terminate, because of nonpayment, electric or gas service to a specified customer to notify the property owner or manager before terminating service if the public service company has received a specified customer's consent; authorizing a specified property owner or manager to require, as a term of a specified lease, a specified tenant to assure that a specified customer provides consent for the property owner or manager to receive a specified notice of termination of services; etc.

                                     

                                     

HB1081     

Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership 

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 688    

 

Primary:   Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include specified individuals serving in specified positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that specified members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet specified criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on specified creditable service; etc.

 

 

 

2018

                                      

HB0024 

Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund Establishment                 

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 758

         

Primary:  Requiring the Comptroller to pay annually $2,000,000 of certain court costs collected by the District Court to the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund; establishing the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund to provide funding for activities and training by the Commission; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; etc.

                                     

                                     

HB0036     

Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership 

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 580    

 

Primary       Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; requiring the State Retirement Agency by January 1, 2019, to notify the individuals who are affected by the Act of their rights to transfer certain service credit to a certain retirement system; requiring a certain transfer and combination of certain service credit for certain individuals; etc.

 

                                    

HB0043     

Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual Conservation Easements

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 303    

 

Primary:   Providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for the first $50,000 in proceeds from the sale of a perpetual conservation easement on real property in the State; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

                                    

HB0064     

Business Occupations - Real Estate Appraisers - Payment by Real Estate Appraisal Management Companies Approved by the Governor - Chapter 759    

 

Primary:  Requiring an appraisal management company to pay the appraiser for each appraisal or valuation assignment, except under certain circumstances; decreasing from 60 to 45 the number of days after the completion of each certain appraisal or valuation assignment during which an appraisal management company must pay the appraiser, except under certain circumstances; and authorizing the Commission to bring disciplinary action for violation of a certain provision of law.

                                     

HB0443     

Creation of a State Debt - Bay Community Support Services Group Homes 

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations     

 

Primary:  Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $26,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Bay Community Support Services, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of various group homes for Bay Community Support Services; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; etc.

 

NOTE: Bond bills that received funding in fiscal 2019 were amended into the State's Capital budget (SB 186). Individual bond bills were not acted upon by the legislature, instead the General Assembly amended SB 186 to specifically list the projects it selected for Bond Funding

     

                                

HB0451     

State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - State Institutions of Higher Education Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution

Chapter 814   

 

Primary:  Clarifying that a member of the State Higher Education Labor Relations Board may petition the circuit court to order certain entities to comply with an order from the Board; establishing that the failure to meet an established negotiation deadline is an unfair labor practice for certain entities under certain circumstances.

  

                                   

HB0634     

Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland - Establishment  Approved by the Governor-Chapter 301    

 

Primary:  Establishing the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland to study emerging communications technologies and develop a strategy for implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 services across the State; authorizing the Emergency Number Systems Board to contract with a third-party contractor to provide staff for the Commission; requiring the Commission to report its final findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2019; etc.

                                     

  

HB1819     

Higher Education – Cyber Warrior Diversity Program – Established  

Approved by the Governor-Chapter 566    

 

Primary: Establishing the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program at Baltimore City Community College, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to train students in computer networking and cybersecurity; requiring the Governor for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual State operating budget an appropriation of $2,500,000 for the Maryland Higher Education Commission to provide grants to certain institutions in the State for the Program; etc

  

                                   

HB1823     

Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - St. Thomas Methodist Church Restoration         

In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Primary: Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $25,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of Christ United Methodist Church for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of St. Thomas Methodist Church, located in Prince George's County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; prohibiting the use of the loan proceeds for sectarian religious purposes; etc.

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