Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: February 14, 2020

Volume 47 •  Issue 4  • Pages 235 — 282

IN THIS ISSUE

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulatory Review and Evaluation

Regulations

Errata

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before January 27, 2020 5 p.m.
 
Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, I hereby certify that this issue contains all documents required to be codified as of January 27, 2020.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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MARYLAND REGISTER

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   The Maryland Register is the temporary supplement to the Code of Maryland Regulations. Any change to the text of regulations published  in COMAR, whether by adoption, amendment, repeal, or emergency action, must first be published in the Register.

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

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CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register .....................................................................  239

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  240

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

09        Maryland Department of Labor .................................  260, 261

10        Maryland Department of Health ........................................  266

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  261

13A     State Board of Education ...................................................  262

13B     Maryland Higher Education Commission .........................  262

14        Independent Agencies .......................................................  263

18        Department of Assessments and Taxation ........................  263

19A     State Ethic Commission ....................................................  274

26        Department of the Environment ........................................  265

31        Maryland Insurance Administration ..................................  264

 

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The General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 2 .  243

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ..................................  259

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

09  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

RACING COMMISSION

Thoroughbred Rules .  260

Prohibited Acts .  260

 

Final Action on Regulations

09  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

BOARD OF PILOTS

Pilots-in-Training, and Limited and Unlimited Licensed
   Pilots .  261

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—
   ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Access to Public Motor Vehicle Administration
   Records .  261

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—LICENSING OF
   BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS

Public Information .  261

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE
   EQUIPMENT

Ignition Interlock Systems .  261

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE
   REGISTRATION

Electronic Transmission of Titling and Registration
   Information .  261

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education ..................  262

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS

Classification of Nonpublic Institutions of Higher
   Education .  262

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Workforce Readiness Grant Program ..  263

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees .  263

Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees .  263

Responsibilities of Insurers .  263

18  DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION

GROUND RENTS

Redemption .  263

31  MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

HEALTH INSURANCE—GENERAL

Private Review Agents .  264

 

Withdrawal of Regulations

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER POLLUTION

Definitions ................................................................................  265

Discharge Permits Required .  265

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS

Dry Needling .  266

BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements .  266

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

High Blood Pressure Control Services .  267

Use of Tanning Devices by Minors .........................................  267

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR
   WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

Retail Food and Pharmacy Vendors .  268

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

LOBBYING

General  274

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination — General Permit for
   Discharges from the Application of Pesticides — State
   Discharge Permit: 17PE, NPDES Permit: MDG87 .  277

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES — PUBLIC
   NOTICE

2020 Commercial Atlantic Menhaden Quota and Season —
   Effective 1/27/2020 ...........................................................
 277

2020 Recreational Shortfin Mako Minimum Size —
   Effective 1/27/2020 .  277

Closure of Durdin Oyster Bar (Kent County) — Effective
   1/28/2020 .  278

Closure of Upper Chesapeake Bay to Oyster Harvest —
   Effective 1/28/2020 .  278

Commercial Striped Bass Common Pool Gill Net Fishery
   Modifications — Effective 2/4/2020
.  278

 

General Notices

CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST

Public Meeting .  280

STATE COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Public Meeting .  280

COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY/ADMINISTRATION
   AND FINANCE

Reduction of Bond Authorization Announcement  280

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL
   SERVICES SYSTEMS

Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities Call for
   Applications from Facilities Wishing to Be Considered
   for Designation as a Freestanding Emergency Medical
   Facility .  280

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Public Hearing .  280

Receipt of Application — Administration-Sponsored
   Community Health Facilities Grant Program ..  280

Receipt of Application — Administration-Sponsored
   Federally Qualified Health Centers Grant Program ..  281

MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Public Hearing .  281

Public Meeting .  281

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL
   COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  281

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  282

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  282

MARYLAND PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY
   BOARD

Public Meeting .  282

SYRINGE SERVICES PROGRAM STANDING ADVISORY
   COMMITTEE

Public Meeting .  282

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  282

 

 

COMAR Online

        The Code of Maryland Regulations is available at www.dsd.state.md.us as a free service of the Office of the Secretary of State, Division of State Documents. The full text of regulations is available and searchable. Note, however, that the printed COMAR continues to be the only official and enforceable version of COMAR.

        The Maryland Register is also available at www.dsd.state.md.us.

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Availability of Monthly List of
Maryland Documents

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        Anyone wishing to receive ‘‘Maryland Documents’’ should write to: Legislative Sales, Maryland Department of Legislative Services, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

 

CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES THROUGH JANUARY 2021

 

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

2020

February 28

February 10

February 14**

February 19

March 13

February 24

March 2

March 4

March 27

March 9

March 16

March 18

April 10

March 23

March 30

April 1

April 24

April 6

April 13

April 15

May 8

April 20

April 27

April 29

May 22

May 4

May 11

May 13

June 5

May 18

May 22**

May 27

June 19

June 1

June 8

June 10

July 6***

June 15

June 22

June 24

July 17

June 29

July 6

July 8

July 31

July 13

July 20

July 22

August 14

July 27

August 3

August 5

August 28

August 10

August 17

August 19

September 11

August 24

August 31

September 2

September 25

September 4**

September 14

September 16

October 9

September 21

September 28

September 30

October 23

October 5

October 9**

October 14

November 6

October 19

October 26

October 28

November 20

November 2

November 9

November 10**

December 4

November 16

November 23

November 25

December 18

November 30

December 7

December 9

2021

January 4***

December 14

December 21

December 23

January 15

December 28

January 4

January 6

January 29

January 11

January 15**

January 20

 

*   Deadlines are for submissions to DSD for publication in the Maryland Register and do not take into account the 15-day AELR review period. Due date for documents containing 8 to 18 pages is 48 hours before the date listed; due date for documents exceeding 18 pages is 1 week before the date listed.

NOTE:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, 9-POINT, SINGLE-SPACED FORMAT. THE PAGE COUNT REFLECTS THIS FORMATTING.

** Note closing date changes.

***    Note issue date changes.

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 

 


Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations
Adopted, Amended, or Repealed

   This table, previously printed in the Maryland Register lists the regulations, by COMAR title, that have been adopted, amended, or repealed in the Maryland Register since the regulations were originally published or last supplemented in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The table is no longer printed here but may be found on the Division of State Documents website at www.dsd.state.md.us.

Table of Pending Proposals

   The table below lists proposed changes to COMAR regulations. The proposed changes are listed by their COMAR number, followed by a citation to that issue of the Maryland Register in which the proposal appeared. Errata pertaining to proposed regulations are listed, followed by “(err)”. Regulations referencing a document incorporated by reference are followed by “(ibr)”. None of the proposals listed in this table have been adopted. A list of adopted proposals appears in the Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations Adopted, Amended, or Repealed.

 

01 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

 

01.02.11.01—.10,.14,.16—.22 • 45:23 Md. R. 1073 (11-9-18)

 

03 COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY

 

03.11.01.01—.14 • 46:22 Md. R. 981 (10-25-19)

 

05 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

05.02.01.01—.07 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.02.02.01—.12 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.03.01—.07 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.04.01—.18 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.02.06.01,.02 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

05.02.07.01—.09 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19) (ibr)

05.16.01.01—.08 • 46:1 Md. R. 16 (1-4-19)

 

07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

 

07.02.07.02,.06,.08—.14,.17,.21,.23 • 47:3 Md. R. 174 (1-31-20)

07.02.11.12 • 47:3 Md. R. 178 (1-31-20)

07.07.13.01—.04 • 46:26 Md. R. 1170 (12-20-19)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.01.07 • 47:2 Md. R. 64 (1-17-20)

08.02.01.12 • 47:3 Md. R. 179 (1-31-20)

08.02.01.16 • 47:1 Md. R. 20 (1-3-20)

08.02.04.17 • 47:2 Md. R. 66 (1-17-20) (ibr)

08.02.05.02 • 46:26 Md. R. 1171 (12-20-19)

08.02.05.21 • 47:2 Md. R. 67 (1-17-20)

08.02.10.01 • 47:1 Md. R. 21 (1-3-20)

08.02.13.03,.05,.08,.10 • 47:2 Md. R. 68 (1-17-20)

08.02.15.01,.03,.08—.10,.12 • 46:26 Md. R. 1171 (12-20-19)

08.02.21.03 • 47:2 Md. R. 75 (1-17-20)

08.02.25.03 • 46:26 Md. R. 1171 (12-20-19)

08.02.25.09 • 47:2 Md. R. 75 (1-17-20)

08.03.15.03 • 47:3 Md. R. 196 (1-31-20)

08.13.02.01—.04 • 47:2 Md. R. 76 (1-17-20)

 

09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

09.03.07.02—.08 • 47:2 Md. R. 77 (1-17-20)

09.03.10.04 • 47:1 Md. R. 21 (1-3-20)

09.10.01.17 • 47:3 Md. R. 197 (1-31-20)

09.10.01.20,.28 • 46:26 Md. R. 1175 (12-20-19)

09.10.02.25,.53 • 46:26 Md. R. 1175 (12-20-19)

09.10.03.01,.01-1 • 47:3 Md. R. 197 (1-31-20)

09.10.03.01-2 • 46:26 Md. R. 1176 (12-20-19)

09.11.07.01 • 46:26 Md. R. 1176 (12-20-19)

09.12 • 46:26 Md. R. 1192 (12-20-19) (err)

09.12.01.28 • 46:15 Md. R. 663 (7-19-19)

09.12.41.19—.24 • 46:25 Md. R. 1134 (12-6-19)

09.12.58.03 • 47:3 Md. R. 198 (1-31-20) (ibr)

09.12.81.01,.02 • 46:25 Md. R. 1135 (12-6-19)

09.12.81.01-1,.04-1,.07,.08 • 47:2 Md. R. 80 (1-17-20)

09.12.83.01 • 46:25 Md. R. 1135 (12-6-19)

09.13.07.02—.06 • 47:1 Md. R. 22 (1-3-20)

09.22.01.15 • 46:26 Md. R. 1177 (12-20-19)

09.22.02.03,.07 • 46:26 Md. R. 1177 (12-20-19)

09.22.03.02,.07 • 46:26 Md. R. 1178 (12-20-19)

09.24.05.04 • 47:1 Md. R. 23 (1-3-20)

09.26.02.06 • 46:21. R. 898 (10-11-19)

 

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.04.01 • 47:2 Md. R. 81 (1-17-20)

10.06.01.02—.08-3,.09—11-1,.12—.12-2,
     .14—.25
• 47:2 Md. R. 82 (1-17-20)

10.07.01.06 • 46:26 Md. R. 1178 (12-20-19)

10.07.02.01—.03,.33,.40 • 47:2 Md. R. 91 (1-17-20) (ibr)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.07.03,.05,.08 • 47:2 Md. R. 92 (1-17-20)

10.09.46.01,.03—.05,.07—.09-1,.10—.12 • 47:2 Md. R. 93 (1-17-20)

10.09.56.01—.03,.11,.21 • 47:3 Md. R. 199 (1-31-20)

10.09.59.04 • 46:26 Md. R. 1179 (12-20-19)

10.09.78.01—.11 • 47:2 Md. R. 81 (1-17-20)

10.09.89.09—.12 • 47:1 Md. R. 23 (1-3-20)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.10.11.03,.04,.07,.09—.14,.21,.22 • 47:2 Md. R. 96 (1-17-20)

10.12.06.01—.10 • 47:1 Md. R. 24 (1-3-20)

10.14.02.01—.04,.04-1,.04-2,.05—.07,.09,.10,
     .12—.22
• 46:22 Md. R. 992 (10-25-19)

10.14.08.01—.08 • 47:3 Md. R. 200 (1-31-20)

10.15.03.02,.06,.09,.11,.15,.24—.28,.30,
     .40
• 47:3 Md. R. 203 (1-31-20)

10.15.06.02,.03,.16 • 46:26 Md. R. 1180 (12-20-19) (ibr)

10.15.08.03 • 46:26 Md. R. 1180 (12-20-19) (ibr)

10.17.01.05—.06-1,.07—.11,.25,.28,.43,
     .55
• 47:2 Md. R. 99 (1-17-20)

10.18.02.01—.03,.06—.09 • 47:3 Md. R. 208 (1-31-20)

10.18.03.01—.05 • 47:3 Md. R. 210 (1-31-20)

10.22.17.06—.08 • 46:20 Md. R. 850 (9-27-19)

10.22.18.04 • 46:20 Md. R. 850 (9-27-19)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.27.01.01,.05,.10 • 46:14 Md. R. 626 (7-5-19)

10.29.02.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 997 (10-25-19)

10.29.03.01—.08 • 46:22 Md. R. 999 (10-25-19)

10.29.05.05 • 46:22 Md. R. 997 (10-25-19)

10.29.09.03,.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 997 (10-25-19)

10.29.17.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 997 (10-25-19)

10.29.18.02 • 46:22 Md. R. 997 (10-25-19)

 

     Subtitles 37—67 (5th Volume)

 

10.37.01.02 • 46:24 Md. R. 1107 (11-22-19) (ibr)

10.38.12.03 • 47:4 Md. R. 266 (2-14-20)

10.40.02.07 • 47:4 Md. R. 266 (2-14-20)

10.43.16.01—.05 • 46:26 Md. R. 1181 (12-20-19)

10.47.07.02,.04,.05 • 47:2 Md. R. 104 (1-17-20)

10.52.02.01 • 47:4 Md. R. 267 (2-14-20)

10.52.06.02—.12 • 47:4 Md. R. 267 (2-14-20)

10.54.01.02,.04—.20,.22 • 47:3 Md. R. 210 (1-31-20)

10.54.02.02,.04—.08,.10,.11,.14,.17 • 47:3 Md. R. 210 (1-31-20)

10.54.03.03,.04,.06—.16,.18 • 47:4 Md. R. 268 (2-14-20)

10.62.01.01 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.03.01,.03 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.06.01 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.08.02,.08,.12,.13 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.10.07,.08 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.12.02,.09 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.15.05 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.18.05 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.19.02,.07,.10,.11 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.21.06,.07 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.22.02,.03,.07 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.25.02,.08,.11,.12 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.27.07,.09 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.28.02,.03,.05,.06 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.30.03,.04,.06,.10 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.31.01 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.33.04,.06,.08 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.34.04,.06 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.62.35.01 • 47:2 Md. R. 107 (1-17-20)

10.67.04.15,.25,.27 • 47:2 Md. R. 81 (1-17-20)

10.67.08.03 • 47:2 Md. R. 81 (1-17-20)

10.67.09.03 • 47:2 Md. R. 81 (1-17-20)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.04.01.02,.13 • 46:26 Md. R. 1182 (12-20-19)

11.04.17.01—.12 • 46:26 Md. R. 1182 (12-20-19)

 

     Subtitles 11—23 (MVA)

 

11.15.22.03,.05,.12,.14 • 47:3 Md. R. 219 (1-31-20)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.04.08.01—.07 • 46:26 Md. R. 1183 (12-20-19)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.03.02.02,.03,.06—.10,.12 • 46:24 Md. R. 1108 (11-22-19)

13A.05.12.01—.03 • 46:23 Md. R. 1072 (11-8-19)

13A.05.13.01—.06 • 46:26 Md. R. 1185 (12-20-19)

13A.07.13.01—.07 • 47:1 Md. R. 26 (1-3-20)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.03.03 • 47:3 Md. R. 220 (1-31-20)

13B.08.07.01—.08 • 47:3 Md. R. 220 (1-31-20)

13B.08.10.02 • 47:3 Md. R. 222 (1-31-20)

13B.08.11.02 • 47:3 Md. R. 222 (1-31-20)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.22.02.01,.02 • 47:2 Md. R. 116 (1-17-20)

14.35.02.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.03.02—.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.04.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.05.02 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.07.12,.13,.18,.19 • 46:22 Md. R. 1022 (10-25-19)

14.35.08.06 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.09.06 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.12.02,.04,.05,.07,.08 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.35.13.02—.05,.09,.10 • 46:22 Md. R. 1019 (10-25-19)

14.39.02.05,.06 • 47:2 Md. R. 125 (1-17-20)

14.39.07.02 • 47:2 Md. R. 125 (1-17-20)

14.40.01.01—.06 • 46:25 Md. R. 1140 (12-6-19)

14.40.02.01—.16 • 46:25 Md. R. 1141 (12-6-19)

14.40.03.01—.11 • 46:25 Md. R. 1143 (12-6-19)

14.40.04.01—.03 • 46:25 Md. R. 1144 (12-6-19)

14.40.05.01—.04 • 46:25 Md. R. 1145 (12-6-19)

 

15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.01.12.01—.04 • 46:22 Md. R. 1023 (10-25-19)

15.06.04.06 • 47:1 Md. R. 27 (1-3-20)

15.06.05.01—.05 • 47:3 Md. R. 222 (1-31-20)

15.20.04.13,.14 • 47:3 Md. R. 224 (1-31-20)

15.20.07.03,.06—.08 • 47:3 Md. R. 225 (1-31-20)

 

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

 

19A.07.01.01,.04,.06—.12,.14,.16 • 47:4 Md. R. 274 (2-14-20)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.45.09.03 • 47:1 Md. R. 28 (1-3-20)

20.50.09.01,.02,.04—.12,.14 • 47:2 Md. R. 126 (1-17-20)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.04.09,.09-1 • 46:20 Md. R. 860 (9-27-19)

26.11.08.01,.10 • 46:20 Md. R. 862 (9-27-19)

26.11.28.01,.02 • 46:26 Md. R. 1187 (12-20-19)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.08.01.02 • 46:21 Md. R. 941 (10-11-19)

30.08.02.10 • 46:21 Md. R. 941 (10-11-19)

30.08.06.01—.21 • 46:21 Md. R. 941 (10-11-19)

30.09.07.02 • 47:1 Md. R. 29 (1-3-20)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.06.10 • 47:2 Md. R. 134 (1-17-20)

31.04.23.01—.04 • 47:2 Md. R. 135 (1-17-20)

31.09.04.03 • 46:2 Md. R. 82 (1-18-19)

                       46:13 Md. R. 604 (6-21-19)

                       46:26 Md. R. 1189 (12-20-19)

31.09.07.02,.03 • 47:1 Md. R. 30 (1-3-20)

31.10.06.02,.28,.30,.31 • 45:23 Md. R. 1119 (11-9-18)

31.10.46.01—.05 • 47:1 Md. R. 30 (1-3-20)

31.10.47.01—.05 • 47:1 Md. R. 30 (1-3-20)

31.10.48.01—.05 • 47:1 Md. R. 30 (1-3-20)

 

32 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGING

 

32.03.05.01—.07 • 47:2 Md. R. 138 (1-17-20)

 

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

 

33.01.01.01 • 46:26 Md. R. 1190 (12-20-19)

33.13.21.01—.04 • 46:5 Md. R. 326 (3-1-19)

33.19.02.01 • 46:26 Md. R. 1190 (12-20-19)

33.19.04.02 • 46:26 Md. R. 1190 (12-20-19)

 

36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

 

36.02.03.12 • 47:1 Md. R. 35 (1-3-20)

 

The General Assembly

For additional up-to-date information concerning bills introduced in the General Assembly, log on to http://mlis.state.md.us and click on Bill Information and Status.  You may then enter a specific bill number for information about that bill.  You may also click on Senate Synopsis or House Synopsis for the most recent synopsis list for each house, or click on Synopsis Index for a listing of all bill synopses since the beginning of the legislative session.

 

SYNOPSIS NO. 2

House Bills

HB0231  Del Lierman, et al.  Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act.

HB0232  Del Fraser-Hidalgo, et al.  Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council - Reporting, Membership, and Sunset Extension.

HB0233  Del Pippy, et al.  Criminal Law - Assault in the First Degree - Suffocation or Strangulation.

HB0234  Del Henson.  Child Support - Suspension of Payments and Arrears for Incarcerated Obligors - Modifications.

HB0235  Del Carey, et al.  State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity.

HB0236  Del Carey.  Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of the Purple Heart Award, and Disabled Veterans.

HB0237  Del Carey, et al.  Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions.

HB0238  Allegany County Delegation.  Allegany County Board of Education - Elected Members - Filling a Vacancy.

HB0239  Del Moon, et al.  Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Body-Worn Camera Policy.

HB0240  Del Holmes.  Real Property - Homeowners Associations - Number of Declarant Votes.

HB0241  Del Holmes.  Real Property - Ground Leases - Past Due Ground Rent.

HB0242  Del Atterbeary.  Criminal Procedure - Motion to Vacate Judgment - Human Trafficking (True Freedom Act of 2020).

HB0243  Del Krebs, et al.  Cemeteries - Perpetual Care - Distribution From Perpetual Care Trust Fund.

HB0244  Del Moon, et al.  Criminal Records - Disclosure of Information - Prohibited Acts.

HB0245  Dels Luedtke and Mosby.  Election Law - Institutions of Higher Education - Voter Registration and Voting by Students (Student Voter Empowerment Act of 2020).

HB0246  Del Pippy, et al.  Sexual Solicitation of a Minor - Solicitation Through Parent, Guardian, or Custodian - Prohibition and Penalties.

HB0247  Del Malone.  Orphans' Courts - Appeals - Procedures.

HB0248  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Protective Orders - Relief Eligibility - Rape and Sexual Offenses.

HB0249  Dels C. Watson and Carey.  Consumer Protection - Right to Opt Out of Third-Party Disclosure.

HB0250  Del Atterbeary.  Family Law - Final Protective Order - Extension.

HB0251  Del M. Jackson (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - Obsolete Reemployment Provisions.

HB0252  Del McIntosh, et al.  Public Safety - Department of State Police - Primary Enforcement for Interstate 83 (Jones Falls Expressway) in Baltimore City.

HB0253  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Nonschool Use of Public School Facilities PG 504-20.

HB0254  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Cooperative Housing Corporations, Condominiums, and Homeowners Associations - Reserve Studies PG 403-20.

HB0255  Del K. Young, et al.  Health Care Facilities - Hospitals and Related Institutions - Discrimination Protections.

HB0256  Del Wilkins, et al.  Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit.

HB0257  Del Crosby, et al.  Property Tax - Credit for Disabled Veterans.

HB0258  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - State Highways - Toll Facilities PG 402-20.

HB0259  Del Szeliga, et al.  Health Occupations - Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Patients - Disciplinary Actions (The Patient's Access to Integrative Healthcare Act of 2020).

HB0260  Del D.E. Davis.  Residential Electricity and Gas Supply Billing Information - Reports.

HB0261  Del Dumais.  Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and Documents - Citation.

HB0262  Chr JUD (Dept).  Criminal Procedure - Examination of Defendant by Maryland Department of Health - Access to Judicial Records.

HB0263  Del Sample-Hughes, et al.  Real Property - Sales of Mobile Home Parks - Notice Requirements.

HB0264  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity PG 503-20.

HB0265  Del Reilly, et al.  Handgun Qualification License - Training Requirement - Exemption.

HB0266  Del Guyton.  Video Lottery Terminal Proceeds - Racetrack Facility Renewal Account - Racecourse at Timonium.

HB0267  Dels C. Watson and Dumais.  Private Passenger Automobile Insurance - Use of Vehicle Telematics.

HB0268  Del Barve, et al.  Election Law - Deadline for Selection of Lieutenant Governor.

HB0269  Dels Dumais and Malone.  Child Support - Shared Physical Custody.

HB0270  Del Dumais.  Automobile Insurance - Usage-Based Insurance - Application and Notice.

HB0271  Del Szeliga.  Vehicle Laws - Certificate of Title Fee - Trailer Gifted to Family Member.

HB0272  Del Clippinger.  Criminal Law - Obscene Matter - Sexting by Minor.

HB0273  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Speed Monitoring Systems - Maryland Route 382 (Croom Road) PG 307-20.

HB0274  Del C. Watson.  Financial Institutions - Security Questions and Measures.

HB0275  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Speed Monitoring Systems - Maryland Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) PG 306-20.

HB0276  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Police Force PG/MC 105-20.

HB0277  Del Wilkins, et al.  State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach.

HB0278  The Spkr (Off of the State Prsctr), et al.  Criminal Law - Misconduct in Office.

HB0279  Dels Hill and Feldmark.  Real Property - Restrictions on Use - Low-Impact Landscaping.

HB0280  The Spkr (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Vehicle Laws - Suspension of Driver's License or Registration - Unpaid Citations or Judgments.

HB0281  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Multiple Licenses Prohibition - Exceptions PG 305-20.

HB0282  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Ethics - Limitations on Applicant Campaign Contributions PG 407-20.

HB0283  Del Kerr, et al.  Criminal Law - Kratom - Prohibition.

HB0284  Dels Szeliga and Kittleman.  Education - Maryland High School Diploma - Civics Test Requirement.

HB0285  Del Carey.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Board Meetings.

HB0286  Del Wilkins, et al.  Public Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program - Stakeholders.

HB0287  Del Carey.  Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Annual Meeting - Date.

HB0288  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Alcohol Awareness PG 301-20.

HB0289  Del Lehman, et al.  Evidence - Testimony by Spouse - Violation of Protective Order.

HB0290  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Speed Monitoring Systems - Church Road PG 302-20.

HB0291  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses for Supermarkets PG 308-20.

HB0292  Del Lehman, et al.  Toll Roads, Highways, and Bridges - County Government Consent Requirement - Expansion.

HB0293  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Shopping Center License PG 303-20.

HB0294  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Family Entertainment Permit PG 304-20.

HB0295  Del Lehman, et al.  Corporate Income Tax - Combined Reporting.

HB0296  Del Love, et al.  Environment - Single-Use Plastic Straws - Use in a Food Service Business.

HB0297  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Catering Extension MC 27-20.

HB0298  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hours of Consumption MC 09-20.

HB0299  Del Love, et al.  Public-Private Partnership Projects - Real Property Acquisition - Prohibition.

HB0300  Del Proctor, et al.  Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform.

HB0301  Del Proctor, et al.  Public Safety - Task Force on Missing Persons.

HB0302  Del Love, et al.  Criminal Law - Deadly Weapons on School Property - Nonpublic Schools (No Weapons on Nonpublic School Property Act).

HB0303  Chr HGO.  State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

HB0304  Del Shetty, et al.  Consumer Protection - Unfair, Abusive, or Deceptive Trade Practices - Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults.

HB0305  Dels Lisanti and Kerr.  Department of Agriculture - Maryland Made Promotion Fund.

HB0306  Del Lisanti, et al.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From Distance Restrictions.

HB0307  Del Love, et al.  Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy.

HB0308  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Board of Education Budget - Category PG 502-20.

HB0309  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Career Exploration and Development Activities - Coffee.

HB0310  Del Hill, et al.  University of Maryland, Baltimore - Study on the Health Effects of Air Traffic Noise.

HB0311  Del Malone, et al.  Courts - Court Dog and Child Witness Program - Established.

HB0312  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Discrimination in Employment - Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants With Disabilities.

HB0313  Del D. Barnes, et al.  Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Minority Business Enterprise Program.

HB0314  Del Holmes.  Real Property - Lien Priority of Refinance Mortgages - Exception for Government Junior Mortgages.

HB0315  Del Stewart, et al.  Public Ethics - Executive Branch - Lobbying by Former Secretaries of Principal Departments (Shut the Revolving Door Act of 2020).

HB0316  Del Hill, et al.  Public Health - Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances - Partial Filling of Prescriptions.

HB0317  Del K. Young, et al.  Mental Health - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures.

HB0318  Del Stewart, et al.  University System of Maryland - Textbooks - Availability of Free Digital Materials (Textbook Transparency Act of 2020).

HB0319  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Speed Monitoring Systems - Intersection of Suitland Road and Skyline Drive PG 310-20.

HB0320  Del Shetty, et al.  Criminal Law - Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult or Elderly Individual - Undue Influence.

HB0321  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags PG 401-20.

HB0322  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Cinema/Theater License.

HB0323  Del Barron, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Petition to Modify or Reduce Sentence (Maryland Second Look Act).

HB0324  Chr Jt Audit Com.  State Government - Office of Legislative Audits - Costs and Frequency of Audits.

HB0325  Del Hettleman.  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Designated Coordinator - University System of Maryland.

HB0326  Dels Hettleman and Lierman.  Higher Education - Policy on Student Concerns About Athletic Programs and Activities - Short Title.

HB0327  Dels Washington and Ivey.  Public Schools - School Resource Officers - Prohibited Conduct.

HB0328  Del Washington, et al.  State Department of Education - School Discipline - Data Collection.

HB0329  Del Chisholm, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Notice of License Application.

HB0330  Del Chisholm, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Petition of Support.

HB0331  Del Lisanti, et al.  Public Schools - Medical Cannabis - Guidelines for Administration to Students (Connor’s Courage).

HB0332  Del Bagnall, et al.  Mental Health - Emergency Facilities List - Comprehensive Crisis Response Centers, Crisis Stabilization Centers, and Crisis Treatment Centers.

HB0333  Del Palakovich Carr, et al.  Homeowner's Insurance - Weather-Related Claims and Notice of Cancellation or Nonrenewal.

HB0334  The Spkr (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Maryland Collection Agency Licensing Act - Definitions and Legislative Intent.

HB0335  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Public Safety - Buildings Used for Agritourism.

HB0336  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Renewable Energy Development and Siting (REDS) - Evaluations and Tax and Fee Exemptions.

HB0337  Del Ebersole, et al.  Election Law - Local Public Campaign Financing - Boards of Education.

HB0338  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Building Opportunity Act of 2020.

HB0339  Dels Buckel and Atterbeary.  Task Force to Study the Maryland Orphans' Courts.

HB0340  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act).

HB0341  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Redistricting Reform Act of 2020 - Constitutional Amendment.

HB0342  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2020.

HB0343  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program.

HB0344  Charles County Delegation.  Video Lottery Operation License - Expansion and Alterations.

HB0345  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Tax Increment Financing and Special Taxing Districts.

HB0346  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Redistricting Reform Act of 2020.

HB0347  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Education - Community and Local Accountability for Struggling Schools (CLASS) Act of 2020 - Innovation Schools.

HB0348  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  AP Opportunities Act of 2020.

HB0349  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Occupational and Professional Licensing - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Revisions to Reciprocity Requirements.

HB0350  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act).

HB0351  Del Stewart, et al.  Land Use and Vehicle Miles Traveled Workgroup.

HB0352  Del Hartman, et al.  Criminal Law - Life-Threatening Injury Involving a Motor Vehicle or Vessel - Criminal Negligence (Wade's Law).

HB0353  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Elderly or Disabled Renters - Grants.

HB0354  Del Love, et al.  Solid Waste Management - Personal Cleansing Products Provided at Lodging Establishments - Prohibition.

HB0355  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy - Annual Report - Crimes of Violence (The Judicial Transparency Act of 2020).

HB0356  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Crimes - Firearms - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2020).

HB0357  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Crimes - Victim and Witness Intimidation - Penalties and Procedures.

HB0358  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Victim's Rights - Restitution.

HB0359  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Clean Cars Act of 2020 - Extension, Funding, and Reporting.

HB0360  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Ethics and Accountability in Government Act.

HB0361  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income.

HB0362  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications.

HB0363  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Clean and Renewable Energy Standard (CARES).

HB0364  Dels Saab and Cullison.  Hospital and Nursing Facility Workers and Health Care Practitioners - Identification Tags and Badges - Name Requirement.

HB0365  Dels Dumais and Charkoudian.  Debt Collection - Exemptions From Attachment and Execution.

HB0366  Del Saab, et al.  General Assembly - Term Limits.

HB0367  Del Dumais.  Child Support - Multifamily Adjustment.

HB0368  Del Lierman, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Funding (Transit Safety and Investment Act).

HB0369  Del Dumais.  Foster Parents, Preadoptive Parents, and Caregivers - Right to Intervene.

HB0370  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Bicounty Commissions - Annual Reports - Conflicts of Interest and Lobbying PG/MC 102-20.

HB0371  Dels Lisanti and P. Young.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income (Defense Workforce Opportunity Act).

HB0372  Del Carr.  Public Information Act - Required Denials for Specific Information - Sociological Information.

HB0373  Del Carr.  Motor Vehicle Administration - Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems - Reciprocal Agreements.

HB0374  Del Barron, et al.  Behavioral Health Administration - Children With Mental Disorders - List of Available Services.

HB0375  Del Washington, et al.  Campaign Finance Entities - Officers - Repeal of Voter Registration Requirement.

HB0376  Del Washington.  Election Law - Campaign Finance - Protection of Contributor Information.

HB0377  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Consumption Only Marketplace License MC 11-20.

HB0378  Del Kipke.  Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Certifying Providers.

HB0379  Dels Rosenberg and Cardin.  Courts - Civil Actions - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.

HB0380  Del R. Lewis.  Public Information Act - Denial of Part of a Public Record - Investigations by Inspectors General.

HB0381  Dels Krimm and Cox.  State Employee and Retiree Health Benefits - Retirees - Enrollment in a Medicare Advantage Plan.

HB0382  Del Ebersole, et al.  Business Regulation - Innkeepers - Records and Human Trafficking Awareness Training.

HB0383  Del Guyton, et al.  State Department of Education - Student Performance Reports - Students With Disabilities.

HB0384  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Illegal Disposal of Bulky Items - Penalties.

HB0385  Del Krimm.  Frederick County - Higher Education - Joseph A. Sellinger Program.

HB0386  Del R. Lewis.  Sales and Use Tax - Transportation Network Services - Application and Rates.

HB0387  Charles County Delegation.  Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland - Funding.

HB0388  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Civil Immigration Enforcement - Restrictions.

HB0389  Del Rogers, et al.  Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund.

HB0390  Del Palakovich Carr, et al.  Transportation - I-270 Commuter Bus Route Study.

HB0391  Chr HGO.  State Board of Dental Examiners - Sunset Extension.

HB0392  Del Rosenberg.  Election Law - Security of Election Systems.

HB0393  Del Malone.  Estates and Trusts - Estate Recoveries - Presentation of Claims Against Medicaid Recipients.

HB0394  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission - Mandatory Referral Review PG/MC 101-20.

HB0395  Dels Krimm and Stein.  Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund - Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Use of Proceeds for Maryland Healthy Soils Program.

HB0396  Del Guyton, et al.  Child Care Centers - Early Childhood Screening for Developmental Disabilities.

HB0397  Del D. Barnes, et al.  Public Ethics - Legislative Unit - Definition.

HB0398  Del Rogers, et al.  Energy Efficiency - Net-Zero Homes - Contract Preferences.

HB0399  Del Lisanti.  Civil Actions - Duty to Render Assistance (First Responder Safety Act).

HB0400  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Tax - General - Vaping Product Tax.

HB0401  Del Barron, et al.  Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act).

HB0402  Dels Barron and Korman.  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Sovereign Immunity - Employee Whistleblower Protection.

HB0403  Del Wilkins, et al.  Immigration Enforcement - Public Schools, Hospitals, and Courthouses - Policies.

HB0404  Del Luedtke, et al.  Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises.

HB0405  Del Mosby.  State House Trust - Lawyer's Mall - Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statues.

HB0406  Del Lehman, et al.  Crimes - Unattended Dogs in Extreme Weather Conditions.

HB0407  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - State's Attorney's Office and Child Support Administration - Transfer of Personnel.

HB0408  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Public Utilities - Gas Service Regulator Safety (Flower Branch Act).

HB0409  Del Cullison.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Participation of School-Based Health Centers - Regulations.

HB0410  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County Board of Education - Vacancies.

HB0411  Del Long.  Homestead Property Tax Credit - Calculation of Credit for Dwelling Purchased by First-Time Homebuyer.

HB0412  Del Krimm, et al.  Purse Dedication Account - Maryland Horse Industry Fund - Retired Racehorses.

HB0413  Del Walker.  Prince George's County - Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act).

HB0414  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Property Tax Credit - Improvements to Commercial Real Property.

HB0415  Del B. Barnes.  Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions.

HB0416  Del Mosby, et al.  Medical Cannabis - Medical Cannabis Business Development Fund - Establishment.

HB0417  Del Barron, et al.  State Employment - Wage History and Wage Range.

HB0418  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Solar Energy - Municipal Electric Utilities.

HB0419  Del Luedtke.  Higher Education - Report on Collection Practices for Unpaid Fees and Services.

HB0420  Del Ebersole, et al.  Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officer - Definition.

HB0421  Del Korman, et al.  State Government - Open Meetings - Requirements and Application of Open Meetings Act (Maryland State Agency Transparency Act).

HB0422  Del Rosenberg.  Opioid Restitution Fund - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

HB0423  Del Feldmark, et al.  Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision.

HB0424  Del Cullison, et al.  Public Health - Products Containing a Flame-Retardant Chemical.

HB0425  Del Bartlett, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence Kits - Privacy, Reimbursement, and Notification.

HB0426  Del Mosby.  Department of Legislative Services - Voting by Mail - Study.

HB0427  Del Shetty, et al.  Action for Change of Name - Waiver of Publication Requirement.

HB0428  Del Kerr, et al.  Health Occupations - Podiatric Physicians.

HB0429  Del Barron, et al.  Human Relations - Places of Public Accommodation - Pricing of Goods and Services.

HB0430  Dels Bartlett and Chang.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B and Class H Licenses - Renewals.

HB0431  Del C. Watson, et al.  Motor Vehicle and Homeowner's Insurance - Use of Claim History in Rating Policies.

HB0432  Del Korman, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act).

HB0433  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Office of the Sheriff - Response to Report of Alleged Domestic Violence - Authorization PG 309-20.

HB0434  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreements - Multiphase Economic Development Projects and Sunset Repeal PG 408-20.

HB0435  Allegany County Delegation.  Allegany County - Video Lottery Terminals - Distribution of Proceeds.

HB0436  Del Buckel, et al.  Task Force on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness.

HB0437  Del Mosby.  Campaign Finance Reports - Business Contributors - Registration Status.

HB0438  Del Mosby, et al.  Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Eligible Sources.

HB0439  Del Mosby, et al.  Income Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax.

HB0440  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County Open Meetings Act - Public Agencies and Use of New Technology.

HB0441  Del Mosby, et al.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Protest of License Renewal - Zoning Violations.

HB0442  Del Mosby, et al.  Baltimore City - Elections - Early Voting Centers.

HB0443  Charles County Delegation.  Southern Maryland Code Counties - Collective Bargaining.

HB0444  Del Cullison.  Homeowners Associations - Powers, Boards of Directors, Voting, Meetings, and Rules.

HB0445  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Animal Welfare - Declawing Cats - Prohibited Acts.

HB0446  Dels McKay and Chang.  Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership - Chaplains.

HB0447  Del Carr, et al.  Health Insurance - Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Coverage.

HB0448  Del Rosenberg.  Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth.

HB0449  Del Grammer.  Evidence - Admission of Statement - Unavailability of Witness (Witness Protection Act).

HB0450  Del Grammer.  Public High Schools - Career Exploration and Development Activities - Coffee.

HB0451  Del Long.  Baltimore County - Property Tax - Homeowners Property Tax Credit Supplement.

HB0452  Del Walker.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Classroom Supplies Purchased by Teachers - Alteration.

HB0453  Del Walker.  Education - Public Schools and Youth Sports Programs - Tackle Football.

HB0454  Del Rosenberg.  Driver's Licenses and Vehicle Registrations - Distribution of Tax Payments and Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Tax Clinics for Low-Income Marylanders.

HB0455  Del Kelly.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Treatment Criteria.

HB0456  Del Sample-Hughes, et al.  Maryland Department of Health - Public Health Outreach Programs - Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, and Other Types of Dementia.

HB0457  Del Rosenberg.  Environment - Drinking Water Outlets in School Buildings - Testing for Elevated Level of Lead.

HB0458  Del Atterbeary.  Family Law - Minors - Emancipation (Emancipation of Minors Act of 2020).

HB0459  Del Cain, et al.  Criminal Law - Victims of Human Trafficking - Affirmative Defense.

HB0460  Del Shetty, et al.  Department of Human Services - Child Abuse Prevention - Online Course.

HB0461  Del Rogers, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Salaries of Inspectors.

HB0462  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Restaurant Food Sales Requirements.

HB0463  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Financial Interest.

HB0464  Del Hettleman, et al.  Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program.

HB0465  Dels Cain and Rosenberg.  Election Law - Campaign Material - Disclosure of the Use of Bots.

HB0466  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Inspector.

HB0467  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Petition of Support.

HB0468  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Underage Employees.

HB0469  Del Hettleman, et al.  Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Disorderly School Closures.

HB0470  Del Hettleman, et al.  For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements.

HB0471  Del Bagnall.  State Board of Dental Examiners - Dental Specialization - Requirements.

HB0472  Del Lierman.  Housing - Community Development Program Act - Funding.

HB0473  Del Stewart, et al.  Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule.

HB0474  Del R. Watson, et al.  Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals - Renaming.

HB0475  Del Cain, et al.  Community Colleges - Students With Disabilities.

HB0476  Del Cain, et al.  Education - Certification in Secondary Education Content Areas - Expanded Grade Range.

HB0477  Del Dumais.  Estates and Trusts - Guardianship of the Property of Disabled Persons – Court-Appointed Attorneys.

HB0478  Del Dumais.  Courts - Civil Causes of Action - Theft.

HB0479  Del Dumais.  Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Citations in Lieu of Arrest.

HB0480  Del Grammer.  Transportation - Francis Scott Key Bridge - Shoppers Discount Plan.

HB0481  Del Grammer.  Transportation - Commercial Signs - Penalty.

HB0482  Charles County Delegation.  Southern Maryland - Homeowners Association Commission - Alternative Dispute Resolution Authority.

HB0483  Del Krebs.  Administrative Procedure Act - Dispositions and Summary Suspensions - Time Periods.

HB0484  Del Impallaria, et al.  Courts - Aggravated Murder Court.

HB0485  Del Stewart.  Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Penalty (Educate Against Hate Act).

HB0486  Del Cox.  Corporal William Kyle Ferrell Emergency Vehicle Safety Act.

HB0487  Del Crosby, et al.  Election Law - Early Voting Centers - Accessibility by Public Transportation.

HB0488  Del Palakovich Carr, et al.  Crimes - Mitigation - Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation.

HB0489  Del Haynes, et al.  Income Tax Credit - Student Employees.

HB0490  Del Rosenberg, et al.  Baltimore City - Orphans' Court Judges - Compensation.

HB0491  Del Rosenberg.  Landlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Lead Risk Reduction Compliance.

HB0492  Del B. Barnes, et al.  Small Business Development Center Network Fund - Minimum Appropriation.

HB0493  Dels Cox and Arikan.  Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund - Conditions for Awards on Claims.

HB0494  Del Cox, et al.  Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy - Municipal Electric Utilities.

HB0495  Del Pippy, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Out of Court Statement of Child Victim - Neglect of a Minor.

HB0496  Dels Crosby and C. Watson.  Motor Vehicle Insurance - Lapse - Active Duty Military Personnel.

HB0497  Del R. Lewis.  Education - School Physical Examinations - Physician Assistant.

HB0498  Del Hill, et al.  Department of Aging - Grants for Aging-in-Place Programs - Funding.

HB0499  Del Moon, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator.

HB0500  Del Walker.  State Lottery - Unclaimed Prizes - Distribution to Local Boards of Education.

HB0501  Del Moon, et al.  Criminal Law - Child Pornography and Exhibition and Display of Obscene Items to Minors.

HB0502  Del Lierman, et al.  Public Information Act - Revisions.

HB0503  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Primary and Secondary Schools - Dependent Children of Service Members - Enrollment and Documentation Requirements.

HB0504  Del Metzgar, et al.  Maryland Boat Act - Abandoned and Sunken Vessels.

HB0505  Del Metzgar, et al.  Baltimore County - Property Tax - Credit for Seniors to Offset Property Tax Rate Increase.

HB0506  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations.

HB0507  Del Palakovich Carr, et al.  Income Tax - Pass-Through Entity - Additional Tax.

HB0508  Dels Walker and Anderton.  Education - Public High Schools - Financial Literacy Curriculum and Graduation Requirement.

HB0509  Del Mosby, et al.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Grounds for Suspension.

HB0510  Del Hettleman, et al.  Agriculture - Hemp Research and Production - Prohibitions.

HB0511  Del Grammer.  Baltimore County - Nuisance Actions - Community Association Standing.

HB0512  Del Barron, et al.  Drugs and Devices - Electronic Prescriptions - Controlled Dangerous Substances.

HB0513  Del Metzgar, et al.  Transportation - Toll Discount Plans - Francis Scott Key Bridge.

HB0514  Del Qi, et al.  Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program.

HB0515  Del Cain, et al.  Public Schools - Staff Members - Report.

HB0516  Del Walker, et al.  Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act).

HB0517  Del Stewart, et al.  Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights.

HB0518  Dels Dumais and Cardin.  Judges - Selection, Election, Tenure, and Continuance in Office.

HB0519  Del Grammer.  Transportation - Francis Scott Key Bridge - Commuter Toll Discount Plan.

HB0520  Del Grammer.  Transportation - Francis Scott Key Bridge - Toll Discount Plan.

HB0521  Del Qi, et al.  Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program - Establishment.

HB0522  Del Bhandari, et al.  Education - Home and Hospital Teaching Program for Students - Report.

HB0523  Dels Valderrama and Hettleman.  State Personnel - Employee Accommodations - Pregnancy and Childbirth.

HB0524  Del W. Fisher, et al.  Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment.

HB0525  Del Stewart, et al.  Phase Out Company Giveaways Act.

HB0526  Del Miller, et al.  Higher Education - Differential Tuition - Notification and Income Tax Subtraction Modification.

HB0527  Del Cullison.  Health Occupations - Social Workers - Scope of Practice, Supervision, and Application Decision Appeal Process.

HB0528  Del Patterson, et al.  Education - Juvenile Services Education County Pilot Program - Workgroup Extension.

HB0529  Dels McIntosh and Clippinger.  Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement Fund - Surcharge on Recordable Instruments.

HB0530  Del Kelly, et al.  Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations.

HB0531  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Utility Regulation - Consideration of Climate and Labor.

HB0532  Del Stein.  Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan - State Contributions - Alterations.

HB0533  Del Lierman, et al.  Higher Education - Council on the Fair Treatment of Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act).

HB0534  Dels Mosby and Cain.  Election Law - Campaign Finance Entities - Responsible Officers.

HB0535  Del Saab, et al.  Anne Arundel County Public Schools - Preventive Measure Unit Pilot Program.

HB0536  Del Saab, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Liquor Licenses - Transfer of License.

HB0537  Dels Saab and M. Jackson.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation.

HB0538  Dels Mosby and Cain.  Campaign Finance - Revisions.

HB0539  Dels C. Watson and Lierman.  Local Governments - Resilience Authorities - Authorization.

HB0540  Del Wilkins, et al.  State Income and Property Tax Credits - Purple Line Construction Zone.

HB0541  Del Lopez, et al.  Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Training Requirements - Hate Crimes.

HB0542  Del Carey.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Multiple Licenses.

HB0543  Del Bhandari, et al.  Estates and Trusts - Closed Estates - Subsequent Discovery of Check.

HB0544  Del Henson, et al.  City of Annapolis - Housing Authority - Prohibitions Against Exceptions to Local Laws.

HB0545  Del Griffith, et al.  State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Practicing Veterinary Medicine Without a License - Cease and Desist Order and Civil Penalty.

HB0546  Del Carey.  Anne Arundel County - Board of Community College Trustees.

HB0547  Del Barron.  Health - Maryland Children's Service Animal Program - Establishment.

HB0548  Del Stein.  Career and Technology Education - Training in Soft Business Skills.

HB0549  Chr ENT.  State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

HB0550  Del Mosby, et al.  Criminal Law - Marijuana - Possession and Possession With Intent to Distribute.

HB0551  Del Bhandari, et al.  Health Occupations - Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants - Qualifications.

HB0552  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Courts - Juvenile Court - Waiver of Jurisdiction - Victim Impact Statement.

HB0553  Del Stewart, et al.  Environment - Sale and Application of Coal Tar Pavement Products - Prohibition.

HB0554  Dels Saab and Chisholm.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Small Yacht Club License.

HB0555  Dels Mosby and Cain.  Election Law - Absentee Ballots - Timing of Canvass.

HB0556  Dels Saab and Cullison.  Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Amendment of Governing Documents.

HB0557  Del Attar, et al.  Motor and Electric Scooter Sharing Companies - Nonvisual Access.

HB0558  Dels Saab and Chisholm.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Entertainment Facilities.

HB0559  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Family Investment Program - Temporary Cash Assistance - Funding.

HB0560  Chr HGO.  State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

HB0561  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Electric Industry - Community Choice Energy.

HB0562  Del Cox, et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel (First Responders Tax Benefit Act).

HB0563  Del Mosby, et al.  Income Tax - Lead Remediation Credit.

HB0564  Del Hettleman, et al.  Department of Aging - Assisted Living Program Subsidies - Determinations.

HB0565  Del Kaiser, et al.  Income Tax - Business and Economic Development Tax Credits - Termination.

HB0566  Dels Rosenberg and Lierman.  Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead-Based Paint Affected Properties.

HB0567  Del Reilly.  Campaign Finance - Death of Elected Official - Transfer of Funds to Slate Account.

HB0568  Del Mosby, et al.  Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting.

HB0569  Del Walker.  Gaming - Distribution of Video Lottery Terminal Proceeds - Local Impact Grants.

HB0570  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Education - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructors.

HB0571  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hours and Days for Consumption and Sale.

HB0572  Del Bagnall.  Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing - Affected Counties - Infrastructure Funding.

HB0573  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Service of Process - Detention Center Employees.

HB0574  Del Cardin, et al.  Agriculture - License to Produce Hemp - Limitation.

HB0575  Del Johnson, et al.  Education - Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness and Prevention Program - Human and Sex Trafficking.

HB0576  Del K. Young, et al.  Health Occupations - Athletic Training - Revisions.

HB0577  Del Dumais.  Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications.

HB0578  Del Cox, et al.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation in Program - Volunteer First Responders.

HB0579  Del Cullison.  Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - Civil Penalties.

HB0580  Frederick County Delegation.  Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories.

HB0581  Del Love, et al.  Public Safety - Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals.

HB0582  Del Valderrama, et al.  Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability.

HB0583  Del Cullison.  State Procurement - Payment of Employee Health Care Expenses - Revisions.

HB0584  Del Hettleman.  Day Care Centers for the Elderly and Day Care Centers for Adults - Reimbursement.

HB0585  Del Kipke, et al.  Secretary of State - Duties - International Friendship Agreements.

HB0586  Del Bartlett, et al.  Public Safety - Criminal History Records Check - Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, and Ambulance Services.

HB0587  Del M. Jackson.  Campaign Finance Entities - Treasurers - Surety Bond Requirement.

HB0588  Del M. Jackson.  State Police Retirement System and Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Member Contributions.

HB0589  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals.

HB0590  Del Crutchfield, et al.  Criminal Law - Sexual Crimes - Repeal of Spousal Defense (Love Is No Defense to Sexual Crimes).

HB0591  Del Clippinger.  Public Safety - Lost or Stolen Regulated Firearm - Reporting.

HB0592  Del Holmes.  Real Property - Regulation of Common Ownership Community Managers.

HB0593  Del P. Young, et al.  Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act).

HB0594  Del P. Young, et al.  Sales and Use Tax - Vendor Collection Credit - Job Training.

HB0595  Del P. Young, et al.  Baltimore County Board of Education - Student Member - Voting.

HB0596  Del P. Young, et al.  Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship - Graduate Students and Other Alterations.

HB0597  Del P. Young, et al.  Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans.

HB0598  Del P. Young, et al.  Baltimore County Board of Education - Student Member - Scholarship.

HB0599  Del P. Young, et al.  Baltimore County Board of Education - Student Member - Selection.

HB0600  Del P. Young, et al.  Baltimore County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales.

HB0601  Del Ghrist, et al.  Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Registered Psychology Associates.

HB0602  Del Ghrist, et al.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation - County, Municipal Corporation, or County Board Retirees.

HB0603  Del Ghrist.  County Boards of Education - Establishing Regional Career and Technical Education Schools - Authority.

HB0604  Del Forbes, et al.  State Libraries - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and State Library Board - Alterations.

HB0605  Del R. Watson.  Constitutional Amendment - Gaming - Expansion.

HB0606  Del P. Young, et al.  Economic Development - Community Development Fund.

HB0607  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence.

HB0608  Del Crutchfield, et al.  Correctional Services - Prerelease Unit for Women - Requirement to Operate.

HB0609  Del Barron, et al.  Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Health.

HB0610  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Contracts and Purchases.

HB0611  Del P. Young, et al.  Baltimore County - Behavioral Health - Hub and Spoke Pilot Program.

HB0612  Del Cox.  Labor and Employment - Health Care Facilities - Workplace Safety Program - Revisions.

HB0613  Del Carr, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Fines and Fees - Possession, Display, or Renewal of Registration.

HB0614  Del Lierman, et al.  State Government - Office of the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman - Establishment (Environmental Accountability and Transparency Act).

HB0615  Del Solomon, et al.  Education - School Construction - Pedestrian Safety Plans.

HB0616  Del P. Young.  Department of State Police - Alternative Workdays.

HB0617  Del Kipke, et al.  Public and Nonpublic Schools - Medical Cannabis - Policy for Administration During School Hours and Events.

HB0618  Del Parrott, et al.  Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Firearm Safety Devices.

HB0619  Del P. Young, et al.  Environment - Use of Fire-Fighting Foam Containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - Prohibition.

HB0620  Dels Love and Parrott.  Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - Security Screening Checkpoint - Charitable Donations.

HB0621  Del Korman, et al.  County Tax Fairness Act.

HB0622  Chr JUD (Dept).  Correctional Services - Correctional Officers - Minimum Age Requirement.

HB0623  Del Lopez, et al.  Criminal Law - Possession of Child Pornography - Penalty.

HB0624  Del Lierman, et al.  Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act.

HB0625  Del Grammer.  Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Reporting - Cannabis Use and Criminal Law Enforcement.

HB0626  Del Grammer.  Baltimore County - Repossession - Disposition of Property.

HB0627  Del M. Jackson.  Courts - Prosecution for Election Law Violations - Limitation.

HB0628  Del Queen, et al.  Health Occupations - Primary Care Providers - Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening.

HB0629  Del Queen, et al.  Maryland College Investment Plan - State Contribution Incentives.

HB0630  Del Grammer.  Gaming - Video Lottery Terminals - Hybrid Game of Chance.

HB0631  Del Carr.  State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Board Membership and Provisional Licensing Requirements.

HB0632  Del Carr, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Registration - Renewal.

HB0633  Del Cox.  State Retirement and Pension System - Military Service - Purchase of Credit.

HB0634  Del M. Jackson (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement and Pension System - Death Benefits for Children - Age.

HB0635  Del Cox.  Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers - Malware and Ransomware.

HB0636  Del Stein, et al.  Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements.

HB0637  Del D.M. Davis, et al.  Courts - Discovery - In-Custody Witness Testimony.

HB0638  Dels Bartlett and Chang.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Application Subject to Creditor Claim.

HB0639  Del P. Young, et al.  Public Health - Health Care Professionals - Cultural Competency Coursework or Training.

HB0640  Del Luedtke.  Rehabilitation Tax Credit - Certified Historic Structure - Definition.

HB0641  Del Solomon, et al.  Collective Bargaining - Chancellor of the University System of Maryland - Negotiations.

HB0642  Del Bartlett, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Barbershop and Beauty Salon License.

HB0643  Del Pendergrass, et al.  End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer Act).

HB0644  Del Stein.  State Department of Education - Financial Literacy Instruction - Reporting.

HB0645  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Public Facilities Bond.

HB0646  Del P. Young, et al.  Vehicle Registration - Special Plates for Veterans - Fees.

HB0647  Chr JUD (Dept).  Child Support - Reporting of Employment Information.

HB0648  Chr HGO (Dept).  Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Definitions and Authority.

HB0649  Chr HGO (Dept).  State Finance and Procurement - Procedures.

HB0650  Chr HGO (Dept).  State Government - Emergency Management - Governor Declarations.

HB0651  Del Bartlett.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class MT (Movie Theater) License.

HB0652  Del Kipke, et al.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs - Definition.

HB0653  Del Reznik.  Insurance - Medicare Supplement Policy Plans - Open Enrollment Period Following Birthday.

HB0654  Del Bartlett.  Criminal Law - Unruly Social Gatherings - Civil Penalties.

HB0655  Del Queen, et al.  Consumer Protection - Automobile Financing Charges - Required Dealer Disclosures.

HB0656  Del K. Young, et al.  Pharmacists - Administration of Self-Administered Medications and Maintenance Injectable Medications.

HB0657  Dels Kipke and Chisholm.  Tax - Property - Tax Sales.

HB0658  Del Haynes, et al.  Local Correctional Facilities - Requirement for Prerelease Program.

HB0659  Del M. Jackson.  Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Benefits.

HB0660  Del Turner, et al.  Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Lifeline Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program.

HB0661  Chr HGO (Secretary of State).  State Government - Notaries Public - Notary Public Fund and Remote Notarial Acts.

HB0662  Chr HGO (Dept).  Department of General Services - Energy Consumption Goals and Energy Performance Contracts.

HB0663  Chr HGO (Dept).  Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Out-of-State Pharmacists and Discipline for Noncompliance.

HB0664  Chr HGO (Dept).  Pharmacists - Required Notification and Authorized Substitution - Lower-Costing Drugs, Medical Devices, and Biological Products.

HB0665  Dels Barve and Stein.  Public School Construction and State Buildings - Use of Geothermal Energy.

HB0666  Del Queen, et al.  Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences.

HB0667  Chr JUD (Dept).  Child Support - Annual Collection Fee.

HB0668  Del Dumais.  Corporations and Associations - Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts - Miscellaneous.

HB0669  Del Cullison.  Health and Human Services Referral System - Modifications.

HB0670  Chr JUD (Dept).  Family Law - Investigation of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect - Preliminary Report to State's Attorney.

HB0671  Del Shetty, et al.  Estates and Trusts - Health Savings Accounts - Establishment.

HB0672  Chr JUD (Dept).  Children in Need of Assistance - Qualified Residential Treatment Program - Definition.

HB0673  Chr JUD (Dept).  Juvenile Services - Facilities - Garrett Children's Center.

HB0674  Chr JUD (Dept).  Controlled Dangerous Substances - Schedules.

HB0675  Del Kerr.  Education - Public Schools - Seizure Action Plans (Brynleigh Act).

HB0676  Dels Buckel and Beitzel.  Real Property - Recording Costs - Exemption.

HB0677  Del Stewart, et al.  Correctional Services - Immigration Detention - Prohibition (Dignity Not Detention Act).

HB0678  Allegany County Delegation.  Real Property - Allegany County - Transfer of Property on Assessment Books.

HB0679  Del Wilkins, et al.  Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without Qualifying Children - Eligibility.

HB0680  Del Wilkins, et al.  Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without Qualifying Children - Calculation and Refundability.

HB0681  Del Parrott.  Courts - Prohibited Indemnity and Defense Liability Agreements.

HB0682  Del Brooks, et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income.

HB0683  Del Hettleman.  Optional Retirement Program - Membership.

HB0684  Del Crutchfield, et al.  Civil Actions - Health Care Malpractice Claims - Expert Witnesses.

HB0685  Del Johnson, et al.  Workers' Compensation - Permanent Partial Disability - Detention and Correctional Officers and Deputy Sheriffs.

HB0686  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Board of License Commissioners.

HB0687  Del Stein, et al.  Agriculture - Cost-Sharing Program - Fixed Natural Filter Practices.

HB0688  Del Arentz, et al.  Use of State or Local Highways - Prohibition or Restriction by Local Authority.

HB0689  Dels Rosenberg and Stein.  Maryland Environmental Policy Act - Consistency With National Environmental Policy Act.

HB0690  Del Arentz, et al.  Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Application on Behalf of Partnership.

HB0691  Del Cullison.  Health Occupations - Nurse Practitioners - Certifications of Competency and Incapacity.

HB0692  Chr HGO (Dept).  Drugs and Devices - Electronic Prescriptions - Controlled Dangerous Substances.

HB0693  Del Malone.  Paternity Proceedings - Court Orders - Legal Name Change of Child.

HB0694  Del Grammer.  Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Renaming and Purpose.

HB0695  Del Washington.  Digital Advertising Gross Revenues - Taxation.

HB0696  Del Malone.  State Boat Act - Abandoned or Sunken Vessels - Vessels Remaining on Private Property.

HB0697  Del Malone.  Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Nieces and Nephews.

HB0698  Del Rosenberg.  Food Supplement Employment and Training Program - Benefits and Funding.

HB0699  Dels Washington and Ivey.  Office of the Attorney General - Special Education Ombudsman.

HB0700  Del Impallaria.  Highway Construction - Storm Drains - Covers and Task Force on Preventing Debris From Entering Storm Drains.

HB0701  Del Dumais (Chr Jt Com on Leg Ethics).  General Assembly - Legislative Newsletters - Publication Expenses and Links to Social Media Accounts.

HB0702  Del Malone.  Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road - Lane Changes.

HB0703  Del Qi, et al.  Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - Employment Discrimination - Reporting.

HB0704  Del Boyce, et al.  Attorney Grievance Commission - Disciplinary Fund - Annual Fee.

HB0705  Del Pippy, et al.  Crimes Involving Controlled Dangerous Substances - Penalties - Methamphetamine.

HB0706  Del Qi, et al.  Commission on LGBTQ Affairs - Established.

HB0707  Del Carr.  State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Renaming and Licensure of Assisted Living Managers.

HB0708  Del R. Watson.  Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans.

HB0709  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Human Services - Youth Services Bureaus - Funding.

HB0710  Del Cardin, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Overtaking and Passing Bicycles, EPAMDs, or Motor Scooters.

HB0711  Del Kaiser, et al.  Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center - Inclusion of Out-of-Home Placement Data.

HB0712  Del Boyce, et al.  Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave (Family Bereavement Act).

HB0713  Del Boyce, et al.  Office of Personnel Services and Benefits - Study of Diversity of Employees in State Agencies.

HB0714  Del Kipke.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Gift Basket Permit.

HB0715  Del Williams, et al.  Prohibited Appropriations - Magnetic Levitation Transport.

HB0716  Del R. Watson, et al.  General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day.

HB0717  Del Carr, et al.  Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists.

HB0718  Del Luedtke.  State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance.

HB0719  Del Hornberger, et al.  Higher Education - Transfer Students - Courses Counting Toward Chosen Degree.

HB0720  Del Moon, et al.  Criminal Law - Drug Paraphernalia for Administration - Decriminalization.

HB0721  Del Stein.  Vehicle Laws - Injury or Death of Vulnerable Individual - Penalties.

HB0722  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Labor and Employment - Occupational Safety and Health - Heat Stress Standards.

HB0723  Del Boteler, et al.  Task Force to Evaluate Existing School Civic Literacy Programs.

HB0724  Del Boteler, et al.  Education - Public Charter Schools - Virtual Learning Programs.

HB0725  Del Boteler, et al.  Education - Public Schools - Instruction in Print and Cursive Handwriting.

HB0726  Del Bartlett, et al.  Constitutional Amendment - Civil Jury Trials.

HB0727  Del Bartlett, et al.  Courts - Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy.

HB0728  Del Hill, et al.  Employment Discrimination and Discriminatory Housing Practices - Time for Filing Complaints.

HB0729  Del Hill.  Health Insurance - Payment of Clean Claims - Time Limit.

HB0730  Del D. Barnes, et al.  Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Out-of-State Nonprofit Organizations.

HB0731  Del Washington, et al.  Purple Line Light Rail Project - Excess Property - Donation.

HB0732  Dels Luedtke and Pena-Melnyk.  Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, and Cigarettes - Taxation and Regulation.

HB0733  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Transportation - Private Sector Transportation Projects Ombudsman - Established.

HB0734  Del Grammer.  Human Fetal Tissue - Prohibition.

HB0735  Allegany County Delegation.  Task Force on the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority - Reestablishment.

HB0736  Del Brooks, et al.  Police Officers - Mental Health - Employee Assistance Programs.

HB0737  Del Anderton, et al.  Local Governments - Income Tax Disparity Grants - Amounts.

HB0738  Dels J. Lewis and Cardin.  Criminal Procedure - Medical Emergency - Immunity.

HB0739  Dels J. Lewis and Moon.  Law Enforcement Body Camera Task Force.

HB0740  Del J. Lewis, et al.  Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release.

HB0741  Del Luedtke.  Public Safety - Empowering Communities to Counter Racially Motivated Violent Extremism Program Fund - Establishment.

HB0742  Del J. Lewis, et al.  Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Serious Mental Illness - Assessments (Restrictive Housing Reform Act).

HB0743  The Spkr (Admin).  Universal School Start Act of 2020.

HB0744  Del Stewart, et al.  Landlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act).

HB0745  Del Stein.  Office of the Attorney General - Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit.

HB0746  Del Qi, et al.  Mobile Laundry for the Homeless Pilot Program - Established.

HB0747  Del D. Barnes, et al.  State and Local Procurement - Payment Practices.

HB0748  Del Barve, et al.  Transportation - Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program.

HB0749  Del Kipke, et al.  Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Authority to Prescribe and Administer Medication.

HB0750  Del Lopez, et al.  Action to Collect a Private Education Loan - Prohibition.

HB0751  Del Krebs.  State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners - License and Registration - Criminal History Records Checks.

HB0752  Del Crosby, et al.  Consumer Protection - Scanning or Swiping Identification Cards and Driver's Licenses - Prohibition.

HB0753  Del M. Jackson (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement Agency - Monitoring and Recording of Automated Outgoing Telephone Calls - Authorization.

HB0754  Del Guyton, et al.  Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Students in Foster Care or Homeless Youth.

HB0755  Del Long.  Baltimore County - Board of Education - Retention Policy for Financial Records.

HB0756  Del Kipke.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Managed Care Organizations That Use Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Reimbursement Requirements.

HB0757  Del Rogers, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Board of License Commissioners Membership Revisions.

HB0758  Del Rogers, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Board of License Commissioners Staff and Compensation.

HB0759  Del McIntosh, et al.  Historic Revitalization Tax Credit - Expansion - Rehabilitations of Common Elements of Condominiums.

HB0760  Del Smith.  Maryland School for the Blind - Board of Directors - Reappointments.

HB0761  Del Otto.  Somerset County - Property Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Property - Eastern Shore Forest Products, Inc..

HB0762  Del Williams.  Task Force to Study Impaired Driving and New Technologies.

HB0763  Del Adams, et al.  State Procurement - Retainage Proceeds.

HB0764  Del Williams, et al.  Criminal Law - Law Enforcement Officers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity.

HB0765  Del Kaiser, et al.  Maryland Tax Revision Commission.

HB0766  Del Kaiser, et al.  Property Tax Credit - Disabled Military Personnel and Surviving Spouses.

HB0767  Del Valderrama.  Workers' Compensation - Fees for Legal Services.

HB0768  Del Attar.  Baltimore City - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Registration and License Information.

HB0769  Del Adams, et al.  Education - High School Students - Graduation and Attendance Credit for Vocational Training.

HB0770  Del Adams, et al.  Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contracts - Deposits.

HB0771  Del Reilly, et al.  Lodging Establishments - Accessible Rooms for Individuals With Disabilities - Bed Height.

HB0772  Del Gilchrist, et al.  Maryland Green Purchasing Committee - Food Procurement - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

HB0773  Del Boyce, et al.  Public and Nonpublic Schools - Bronchodilator Availability and Use - Policy (Bronchodilator Rescue Inhaler Law).

HB0774  Del Howard, et al.  Financial Institutions - Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Nondepository Special Fund.

HB0775  Del Smith, et al.  Collective Bargaining - Baltimore City Community College - Faculty.

HB0776  Del Reilly, et al.  Home Builders and Home Improvement Contractors - Contract Requirements - Consumer Protection Information.

HB0777  Del Jacobs, et al.  Kent County Alcohol Act of 2020.

HB0778  Del M. Jackson.  Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership.

HB0779  Del Hornberger, et al.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Emergency Service Transporters and Emergency Medical Services Providers - Reimbursement.

HB0780  Del Pippy, et al.  Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Vulnerable Adult.

HB0781  Dels Hettleman and Kelly.  Health Insurance - In Vitro Fertilization - Revisions.

HB0782  Del Bagnall.  Health -Mental and Emotional Disorders - Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative).

HB0783  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County - Public Facilities Bond.

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Senate Bills

SB0218  Sen West.  Crimes Involving Controlled Dangerous Substances - Penalties - Methamphetamine.

SB0219  Sen Elfreth, et al.  State Boat Act - Abandoned or Sunken Vessels - Removal.

SB0220  Sen Kagan.  Gas Price Gouging Act.

SB0221  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Board of License Commissioners Staff and Compensation.

SB0222  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Annual Meeting - Date.

SB0223  Sen Feldman, et al.  Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness.

SB0224  Sen Feldman.  Clean Energy Jobs - Workforce Development - Scope.

SB0225  Sen Feldman, et al.  State Personnel - Employee Accommodations - Pregnancy and Childbirth.

SB0226  Sen Waldstreicher.  Highways - Prohibition on Outdoor Signs Along Expressways - Exception.

SB0227  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Family Law - Final Protective Order - Extension.

SB0228  Sen Pinsky.  Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care.

SB0229  Sen Lee, et al.  Toll Roads, Highways, and Bridges - County Government Consent Requirement - Expansion.

SB0230  Sen Lee, et al.  Criminal Law - Sexual Crimes - Repeal of Spousal Defense.

SB0231  Sen Lee, et al.  Sexual Solicitation of a Minor - Solicitation Through Parent, Guardian, or Custodian - Prohibition and Penalties.

SB0232  Sen Benson, et al.  Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability.

SB0233  The Pres (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Business Regulation - Flavored Tobacco Products - Prohibition.

SB0234  The Pres (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Vehicle Laws - Suspension of Driver's License or Registration - Unpaid Citations or Judgments.

SB0235  Sen West.  Criminal Law - Attempt to Commit Second-Degree Murder - Penalty.

SB0236  Sen Elfreth (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - Obsolete Reemployment Provisions.

SB0237  Sen Hough, et al.  Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception.

SB0238  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hours and Days for Consumption and Sale.

SB0239  Sen Reilly.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Small Yacht Club License.

SB0240  Sen Edwards.  Allegany County Board of Education - Elected Members - Filling a Vacancy.

SB0241  Sens Bailey and Beidle.  Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Applicability.

SB0242  Sen Bailey.  Natural Resources - Wild Waterfowl Policy - Repeal.

SB0243  Sen Bailey.  Natural Resources - Sunday Hunting - Migratory Game Birds.

SB0244  Sens Gallion and Bailey.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Valuation of Easement.

SB0245  Sen West.  Health Occupations - Social Workers - Scope of Practice, Supervision, and Application Decision Appeal Process.

SB0246  Sen Sydnor.  Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator.

SB0247  Sen Sydnor, et al.  Baltimore County - Nuisance Actions - Community Association Standing.

SB0248  Sen Cassilly, et al.  Juvenile Law - Jurisdiction - Attempted Carjacking and Attempted Armed Carjacking.

SB0249  Sen Cassilly, et al.  Courts - Documentary Evidence - Protective Order.

SB0250  Sen Lam, et al.  Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Waiver of Immunity From Suit in Federal Court and Venue.

SB0251  Sen Pinsky.  Election Law - Special Elections - Calendar Revisions.

SB0252  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing - Affected Counties - Infrastructure Funding.

SB0253  Sen Pinsky, et al.  State Finance and Procurement - Prohibited Appropriations - Magnetic Levitation Transportation System.

SB0254  Sen Young.  On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Inspection - Licensing.

SB0255  Sen West.  Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment.

SB0256  Chr JPR (Md Jud Conf).  Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement Fund - Surcharge on Recordable Instruments.

SB0257  Sens Bailey and Elfreth.  Fishing Gear - Crab Pots - Ghost Panel Requirement.

SB0258  Sen Bailey, et al.  Public Schools - Electric Retractable Room Partitions - Operation Requirements.

SB0259  Sens Bailey and West.  Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Definition.

SB0260  Sen Washington, et al.  Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave (Family Bereavement Act).

SB0261  Sen Bailey.  St. Mary's County - Public Facilities Bond.

SB0262  The Pres (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Maryland Collection Agency Licensing Act - Definitions and Legislative Intent.

SB0263  Sen Rosapepe.  Opportunity Zone Tax Deduction Reform Act of 2020.

SB0264  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Elderly or Disabled Renters - Grants.

SB0265  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Clean and Renewable Energy Standard (CARES).

SB0266  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Redistricting Reform Act of 2020 - Constitutional Amendment.

SB0267  The Pres (Admin), et al.  AP Opportunities Act of 2020.

SB0268  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Victim's Rights - Restitution.

SB0269  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act).

SB0270  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program.

SB0271  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Crimes - Victim and Witness Intimidation - Penalties and Procedures.

SB0272  The Pres (Admin), et al.  State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy - Annual Report - Crimes of Violence (The Judicial Transparency Act of 2020).

SB0273  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Crimes - Firearms - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2020).

SB0274  The Pres (Admin), et al.  State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act).

SB0275  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Education - Community and Local Accountability for Struggling Schools (CLASS) Act of 2020 - Innovation Schools.

SB0276  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Building Opportunity Act of 2020.

SB0277  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Clean Cars Act of 2020 - Extension, Funding, and Reporting.

SB0278  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2020.

SB0279  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income.

SB0280  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Occupational and Professional Licensing - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Revisions to Reciprocity Requirements.

SB0281  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Renewable Energy Development and Siting (REDS) - Evaluations and Tax and Fee Exemptions.

SB0282  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications.

SB0283  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Ethics and Accountability in Government Act.

SB0284  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Redistricting Reform Act of 2020.

SB0285  Sen Lee.  State Highway Administration - Highway Work Permits - Pedestrian Access (Pedestrian Access Act of 2020).

SB0286  Sen Hester.  Crimes Against Animals - Interference With Livestock.

SB0287  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Maryland Arts and Culture Capital Grant Program.

SB0288  Sen Elfreth, et al.  City of Annapolis - Housing Authority - Prohibitions Against Exceptions to Local Laws.

SB0289  Sen Edwards.  Real Property - Allegany County - Transfer of Property on Assessment Books.

SB0290  Sen Edwards, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture of Firearms - Sale to Dealer.

SB0291  Sen Edwards.  Real Property - Recording Costs - Exemption.

SB0292  Sen Edwards.  Tri-County Council for Western Maryland - Membership.

SB0293  Sen West.  Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Amendments to Declarations and Governing Documents.

SB0294  Sen Ellis, et al.  Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act).

SB0295  Sen Hough.  Agriculture - Cost-Sharing Program - Sale of Harvested Cover Crops.

SB0296  Sen Hough, et al.  Family Law - Preventing or Interfering With Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect - Statute of Limitations.

SB0297  Sen Hough.  Administrative Procedure Act - Dispositions and Summary Suspensions - Time Periods.

SB0298  Sen Lam, et al.  Election Law - Local Public Campaign Financing - Boards of Education.

SB0299  Sen Lam, et al.  Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2020).

SB0300  Sen Lam, et al.  Pesticides - Use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition.

SB0301  Chr Jt Audit Com.  State Government - Office of Legislative Audits - Costs and Frequency of Audits.

SB0302  Sen Rosapepe.  Joint Committee on Workforce Development.

SB0303  Sen Bailey, et al.  Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officer - Definition.

SB0304  Sen West.  Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Certifying Providers.

SB0305  Sens Augustine and Smith.  Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence.

SB0306  Chr EHE.  State Board of Dental Examiners - Sunset Extension.

SB0307  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions.

SB0308  Sen Kagan.  Economic Development - Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Chief Executive Officer.

SB0309  Sens Kagan and West.  Drugged Driving - Oral Fluid Tests - Pilot Program.

SB0310  Sen Hayes, et al.  Baltimore City - Elections - Early Voting Centers.

SB0311  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Corporate Tax Fairness Act of 2020.

SB0312  Sen Eckardt.  Talbot County - Sunday Hunting - Deer Bow Hunting Season.

SB0313  Sen Augustine, et al.  Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act.

SB0314  Sens Sydnor and Carter.  Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confidentiality of Records.

SB0315  Sen Beidle, et al.  Electric Industry - Community Choice Energy.

SB0316  Sens Hough and Young.  Frederick County Board of Education - Vacancies.

SB0317  Sens Hough and Young.  Frederick County - Career Exploration and Development Activities - Coffee.

SB0318  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans.

SB0319  Sen Bailey.  Vehicle Laws - Move Over Safety Monitoring System - Authorization.

SB0320  Sens Bailey and Ready.  Criminal Procedure - Sexual Offenders - Lifetime Supervision.

SB0321  Sen Bailey, et al.  Policing Authority - Comptroller's Office and Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

SB0322  Sen Simonaire.  Public Schools - Health Education - Gambling Dangers and Addiction.

SB0323  Sen Simonaire.  Environment - Supplemental Environmental Projects and Study on Discharge Permit Fees.

SB0324  Sen Simonaire, et al.  Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid.

SB0325  Sen King, et al.  Constitutional Amendment - Gaming - Expansion.

SB0326  Sen King, et al.  State Libraries - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and State Library Board - Alterations.

SB0327  Sen Hough, et al.  Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License - Training Exemption.

SB0328  Sen McCray.  Baltimore City - 45th District - Alcoholic Beverages - Exchange of Class B Beer, Wine, and Liquor License.

SB0329  Sens Waldstreicher and Rosapepe.  Public Institutions of Higher Education - Outbreak Response Plan.

SB0330  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Civil Actions - Defenses - Fireman's Rule.

SB0331  Sen Ready, et al.  Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax and Associated Mandated Devices - Prohibition.

SB0332  Sen Ready, et al.  Correctional Facilities - Individual Subject to Immigration Detainer - Homeland Security Notification.

SB0333  Sen Kelley, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and Documents - Citation.

SB0334  Sens Augustine and Hester.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Treatment Criteria.

SB0335  Sen Peters, et al.  Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Harassment and Destruction of Property.

SB0336  Sen Guzzone.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Catastrophe Savings Accounts.

SB0337  Sen Eckardt.  Splash Pads - Lifeguards.

SB0338  Sen Edwards.  Allegany County - Video Lottery Terminals - Distribution of Proceeds.

SB0339  Sen Reilly.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation.

SB0340  Sens West and Lam.  Baltimore County - Nuisance Actions - Community Association Standing.

SB0341  Sen Griffith, et al.  Department of Veterans Affairs - Homes for Veterans - Veterans of Uniformed Service.

SB0342  Sen Bailey.  Aquaculture - Leases in Water Column - Riparian Right of First Refusal.

SB0343  Sens Bailey and Miller.  Calvert County - Public Facilities Bond.

SB0344  Chr B&T (Dept).  University System of Maryland - Academic Facilities Bonding Authority.

SB0345  Sen Kagan.  Homeowner's Insurance - Weather-Related Claims and Notice of Cancellation or Nonrenewal.

SB0346  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Multiple Licenses.

SB0347  Sen Ready, et al.  Public Safety - Certification of Police Officers.

SB0348  Sen Kelley.  Public Ethics - Officials and Lobbyists - Reporting of Ceremonial Gifts and Awards of Insignificant Monetary Value.

SB0349  Sen Patterson, et al.  Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans.

SB0350  Sen Patterson, et al.  State Real Estate Commission - Continuing Education Requirements - Ethics and Professionalism.

SB0351  Sen Gallion, et al.  Agriculture - Farmers Markets - Advertising, Labeling, and Enforcement (Farmers Market Integrity Act).

SB0352  Sen Carozza.  Somerset County - Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Property - Duration.

SB0353  Sen Edwards.  Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund - Pets.

SB0354  Sen Edwards.  Garrett County - Overdue Property Tax - Interest Rate.

SB0355  Sens Augustine and Feldman.  Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations.

SB0356  Sen Serafini, et al.  Possession of Medical Cannabis - Local Correctional Facilities and Home Detention Program - Prohibition.

SB0357  Sen Serafini, et al.  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

SB0358  Sens Serafini and Edwards.  Sales and Use Tax Refund - Target Redevelopment Area - Washington County.

SB0359  Sen Serafini, et al.  Corporations and Associations - Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises - Filing Fee Exemption and Study.

SB0360  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class MT (Movie Theater) License.

SB0361  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Barbershop and Beauty Salon License.

SB0362  Sen Kagan.  Election Law - Absentee Ballots - Timing of Canvass.

SB0363  Sen Kagan, et al.  State Government - Open Meetings - Requirements and Application of Open Meetings Act (Maryland State Agency Transparency Act).

SB0364  Sen Lee.  Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - Civil Penalties.

SB0365  Sen Lee.  Criminal Law - Child Pornography and Exhibition and Display of Obscene Items to Minors.

SB0366  Sen Ready.  Carroll County - Education - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructors.

SB0367  Sen Washington, et al.  State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach.

SB0368  Sen West.  Courts - Prohibited Indemnity and Defense Liability Agreements.

SB0369  Sens West and Hester.  Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy.

SB0370  Sen Carter, et al.  Driver's License Suspensions - Failure to Satisfy Judgment - Penalties and Assessment of Points.

SB0371  Sen Carter, et al.  Environment - Drinking Water Outlets in School Buildings - Testing for Elevated Level of Lead.

SB0372  Sen West, et al.  Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting.

SB0373  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Assisted Living Program License.

SB0374  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Operator License Holder - Establishment Operations.

SB0375  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hotel Lobby License.

SB0376  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class GCR (Golf Course Restaurant) Beer, Wine, and Liquor License.

SB0377  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From Place of Worship Restrictions.

SB0378  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Barbershop and Beauty Salon License.

SB0379  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C-3 License.

SB0380  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class DLR License.

SB0381  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B Cafe Beer, Wine, and Liquor Licenses.

SB0382  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Holder Requirements.

SB0383  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B-3 License - Restaurant.

SB0384  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - License Holders - Requirements.

SB0385  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class MT (Movie Theater) License.

SB0386  Sen Benson.  Cooperative Housing Corporations, Condominiums, and Homeowners Associations - Reserve Studies.

SB0387  Sen Eckardt.  Housing - Community Development Program Act - Funding.

SB0388  Sen Benson, et al.  Circuit Courts and District Court of Maryland Employees - Collective Bargaining.

SB0389  Sen Miller, et al.  Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations.

SB0390  Sen Peters, et al.  Election Law - Candidate Defeated in Primary Election - Write-In Candidacy in General Election Prohibited.

SB0391  Sen Peters, et al.  Primary and Secondary Schools - Dependent Children of Service Members - Enrollment and Documentation Requirements.

SB0392  Sen Peters.  Towing or Removal of Vehicles From Parking Lots - Reclamation Hours.

SB0393  Sen Peters, et al.  Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals - Renaming.

SB0394  Chr EHE.  State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

SB0395  Chr EHE.  State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

SB0396  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Election Law - Deadline for Selection of Lieutenant Governor.

SB0397  Sens Hershey and Peters.  Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax - Exemptions - Data Centers.

SB0398  Sen Feldman, et al.  Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program.

SB0399  Sen Feldman.  Courts - Civil Causes of Action - Theft.

SB0400  Sen Kagan, et al.  State Employment - Wage History and Wage Range.

SB0401  Sen Kagan, et al.  Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings - Single-Occupancy Public Restrooms - Availability (The Accessible to All Act).

SB0402  Sens Kagan and Lam.  Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth.

SB0403  Sen Carozza, et al.  Labor and Employment - Maryland Wage and Hour Law - Agricultural Stands.

SB0404  Sen Carozza, et al.  Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Verification.

SB0405  Sen Reilly.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Entertainment Facility License - Nudity and Sexual Displays.

SB0406  Sens Waldstreicher and West.  Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence Kits - Privacy, Reimbursement, and Notification.

SB0407  Sen Kramer, et al.  Office of the Attorney General - Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit.

SB0408  Sen Kramer, et al.  Department of Legislative Services - Voting by Mail - Study.

SB0409  Sen Kramer.  Financial Institutions - Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Nondepository Special Fund.

SB0410  Sen Kramer, et al.  Electronic Smoking Devices - Flavor Prohibition.

SB0411  Sen Kramer.  Business Regulations - Pawnbrokers - Interest Rate on Pawn Transactions.

SB0412  Sen Kramer, et al.  Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Veterinary Care of Retired Law Enforcement K-9s Act.

SB0413  Sen Kramer, et al.  Income Tax Credit - Individuals Working in STEM Fields - Student Loan Payments.

SB0414  Sens Kramer and Carter.  State Finance and Procurement - Chesapeake Bay Watershed States - Expenses and Contracts (Quit Polluting My Bay Act of 2020).

SB0415  Sen Kramer, et al.  Circuit Court Judges - Election.

SB0416  Sen Young, et al.  Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact.

SB0417  Sen Salling, et al.  Property Tax - Credit for Disabled Veterans.

SB0418  Sen Serafini.  Education Savings Account Program - Established.

SB0419  Sen Serafini, et al.  Labor and Employment - Grant Program for Workforce Skills Assessment.

SB0420  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Public Safety - Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals.

SB0421  Sen Edwards.  Task Force on the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority - Reestablishment.

SB0422  Sen Young, et al.  Firearms - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport - Required Courses.

SB0423  Sen Zucker, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act).

SB0424  Sen Zucker, et al.  Maryland Transit Administration - Funding (Transit Safety and Investment Act).

SB0425  Sen Beidle, et al.  Debt Collection - Exemptions From Attachment and Execution.

SB0426  Sen West.  Baltimore County - Hunting - Nongame Birds and Mammals.

SB0427  Sen West.  Baltimore County - Hunting - Deer Management Permits.

SB0428  Charles County Senators.  Southern Maryland - Homeowners Association Commission - Alternative Dispute Resolution Authority.

SB0429  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - Illegal Disposal of Bulky Items - Penalties.

SB0430  Charles County Senators.  Southern Maryland Code Counties - Collective Bargaining.

SB0431  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - Tax Increment Financing and Special Taxing Districts.

SB0432  Charles County Senators.  Charles County - Public Safety - Buildings Used for Agritourism.

SB0433  Sen Sydnor, et al.  Legislative Department - Eligibility to Serve as Senators and Delegates - Place of Abode.

SB0434  Sen McCray, et al.  Labor and Employment - Occupational Safety and Health - Heat Stress Standards.

SB0435  Sens McCray and Sydnor.  Legal Education Success Collaborative - Established.

SB0436  Sen McCray.  Courts - Improperly Summoning a Police Officer - Civil Liability.

SB0437  Baltimore County Senators.  Prohibition of Dredging on Man-O-War Shoals.

SB0438  Sen Klausmeier.  Workers' Compensation Act - Death Benefits - Release of Claim.

SB0439  Sen Klausmeier.  Health Occupations - Morticians and Funeral Directors - Apprenticeships.

SB0440  Sen Hayes, et al.  Pharmacists - Aids for the Cessation of Tobacco Product Use.

SB0441  Sen Hayes, et al.  Mental Health - Emergency Facilities List - Comprehensive Crisis Response Centers, Crisis Stabilization Centers, and Crisis Treatment Centers.

SB0442  Sen Hayes, et al.  Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Minority Business Enterprise Program.

SB0443  Sen Lee, et al.  Consumer Protection - Security Features for Connected Devices.

SB0444  Sen Kelley.  State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Board Membership and Provisional Licensing Requirements.

SB0445  Sen Pinsky, et al.  For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements.

SB0446  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Disorderly School Closures.

SB0447  Sen Guzzone, et al.  Public Health - Products Containing a Flame-Retardant Chemical.

SB0448  Sen Guzzone, et al.  Sales and Use Tax - Vendor Collection Credit - Job Training.

SB0449  Sens Guzzone and Kelley.  Labor and Employment - Direct Care Workforce Innovation Program.

SB0450  Sens Young and Hough.  Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories.

SB0451  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Secretary of State - Duties - International Friendship Agreements.

SB0452  Sen McCray, et al.  Family Investment Program - Temporary Cash Assistance - Funding.

SB0453  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Behavioral Health Administration - Children With Mental Disorders - List of Available Services.

SB0454  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Public Safety - Mandatory Mental Health Training - First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers.

SB0455  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Health - Maryland Children's Service Animal Program - Establishment.

SB0456  Sen Beidle, et al.  Transportation - Third Chesapeake Bay Crossing - Study.

SB0457  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Local Governments - Resilience Authorities - Authorization.

SB0458  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations.

SB0459  Sen Jennings, et al.  Public Schools - School Resource Officers - Firearms Required.

SB0460  Sen Elfreth, et al.  State Government - Office of the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman - Establishment (Environmental Accountability and Transparency Act).

SB0461  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - Public Facilities Bond.

SB0462  Sen Elfreth (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement and Pension System - Death Benefits for Children - Age.

SB0463  Sen Elfreth (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  State Retirement Agency - Monitoring and Recording of Automated Outgoing Telephone Calls - Authorization.

SB0464  Sen Eckardt.  Commemorative Days - Maryland Voting Equity Reform Day.

SB0465  Sen Guzzone, et al.  Admissions and Amusement Tax - Electronic Bingo and Tip Jars - Distribution to Maryland State Arts Council.

SB0466  Sen King, et al.  Public Libraries - State Library Resource Center - Funding.

SB0467  Sen Lee, et al.  State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services - Membership.

SB0468  Sen West.  Criminal Procedure - Appeals - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

SB0469  Sens West and Waldstreicher.  Corporations and Associations - Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts - Miscellaneous.

SB0470  Sen Hester.  Motor Vehicle and Homeowner's Insurance - Use of Claim History in Rating Policies.

SB0471  Sen Hester.  Condominiums - Disclosures to Unit Owners and Prohibited Provisions in Instruments by Developers (Sunset Island Act).

SB0472  Sen Lam.  Homeowners Associations - Adopted Annual Budget - Submission to Lot Owners.

SB0473  Sen Lam, et al.  Discrimination in Employment - Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants With Disabilities.

SB0474  Sen Lam.  Vehicle Laws - Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicles - Reserved Parking Spaces.

SB0475  Sen Sydnor, et al.  Health Insurance - Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Coverage.

SB0476  Sen Sydnor.  Facial Recognition Privacy Protection Act.

SB0477  Sen Carozza, et al.  Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - Revisions.

SB0478  Sen Lam, et al.  Maryland Green Purchasing Committee - Food Procurement - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

SB0479  Sen Kelley, et al.  Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Citations in Lieu of Arrest.

SB0480  Sen Kelley.  State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Renaming and Licensure of Assisted Living Managers.

SB0481  Sen Lee, et al.  Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Vulnerable Adult.

SB0482  Sen Lee.  Criminal Procedure - Out of Court Statements of Child Victims - Child Neglect.

SB0483  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Cemeteries - Perpetual Care - Distribution From Perpetual Care Trust Fund.

SB0484  Sen Klausmeier.  Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Coverage for Nonparticipating Providers.

SB0485  Sen Klausmeier.  Department of State Police - Alternative Workdays.

SB0486  Sen Serafini, et al.  Income Tax - Itemized Deductions.

SB0487  Sen Serafini, et al.  Military Service Credit - Eligibility.

SB0488  Sen Peters, et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military and Public Safety Retirement Income.

SB0489  Sen Peters.  Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - Reemployment - Clarification.

SB0490  Sen Peters, et al.  Human Services - Youth Services Bureaus - Funding.

SB0491  Sen Kramer.  Regulation of Invasive Plants - Bamboo - Prohibitions.

SB0492  Sen Kramer.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - State Law Enforcement Officers.

SB0493  Sen Kramer, et al.  Small Business Development Center Network Fund - Minimum Appropriation.

SB0494  Sen Kramer.  Health Care Facilities - Dialysis Treatment Services - Training (Dialysis Parity Act).

SB0495  Sen Eckardt, et al.  Bay Restoration Fund - Use of Funds - Municipal Wastewater Facilities.

SB0496  Harford County Senators.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - On-Sale License Record Keeping and Enforcement.

SB0497  Sen Ready, et al.  Drugged Driving - Controlled Dangerous Substance Testing - Authorized Police Officers.

SB0498  Sen Ready, et al.  Drunk and Drugged Driving - Testing - Warrants.

SB0499  Sen Griffith, et al.  Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises.

SB0500  Sen Eckardt.  Talbot County - Turkey and Deer Hunting - Sundays.

SB0501  Sens Griffith and Hershey.  Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding.

SB0502  Sens Hershey and Ferguson.  Health Insurance - Telehealth - Delivery of Mental Health Services - Coverage for Home Settings.

SB0503  Sen Elfreth.  City of Annapolis - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Club Public Event Permit.

SB0504  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Office of the Attorney General - Special Education Ombudsman.

SB0505  Sens Hough and Hester.  Crimes Against Animals - Interference With Equines.

SB0506  Sen Hough, et al.  Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval.

SB0507  Sen West.  Estates and Trusts - Health Savings Accounts - Establishment.

SB0508  Sen Bailey.  St. Mary's County - Possession of Tobacco Product or Electronic Smoking Device by an Individual Under the Age of 21 Years - Prohibition.

SB0509  Sen Bailey, et al.  Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Right to Defend Property (Castle Doctrine).

SB0510  Sen Bailey, et al.  Natural Resources - Commercial Fishing - Use of Haul Seines.

SB0511  Sen Kelley, et al.  Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland.

SB0512  Sen Waldstreicher.  Vehicle Laws - Injury or Death of Vulnerable Individual - Penalties.

SB0513  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Conditions of Pretrial Release - Home Detention Monitoring.

SB0514  Sen Waldstreicher.  Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists.

SB0515  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Crimes - Indecent Exposure - Elements.

SB0516  Sen Ready, et al.  Correctional Services - Murder - Diminution Credits (Geraldine’s Law).

SB0517  Sen Ready, et al.  General Provisions - Standard Time - Year-Round Daylight Saving Time.

SB0518  Sen Ready, et al.  Higher Education - Council on the Fair Treatment of Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act).

SB0519  Sen McCray, et al.  Public Health - Behavioral Health Programs and Health Care Facilities - Safety Plan.

SB0520  Sens McCray and Ellis.  Behavioral Health Programs - Opioid Treatment Services - Limitation on Licenses.

SB0521  Sen McCray, et al.  Behavioral Health - Opioid Treatment Services Programs - Medical Director.

SB0522  Sen McCray, et al.  Behavioral Health Programs - Licensing and Fees.

SB0523  Sen Guzzone, et al.  Income Tax - Pass-Through Entities - Imposition of Tax.

SB0524  Sen Elfreth, et al.  Building Lifelong Library Learners Act.

SB0525  Sen Beidle, et al.  Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Gift Basket Permit.

SB0526  Sen Beidle, et al.  Transportation - Private Sector Transportation Projects Ombudsman - Established.

SB0527  Sen Edwards.  Health Insurance - Policy of Group Health Insurance - Associations.

SB0528  Sen West.  Public Health - Disposition of Remains - Authorizing Agent.

SB0529  Sen Feldman.  Public Service Commission - Electric Companies and Electric Cooperatives - Customer Identification.

SB0530  Sen Smith, et al.  Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act.

SB0531  Sen Smith, et al.  Discrimination - Definition of Race - Hair Texture and Hairstyles.

SB0532  Sen Smith, et al.  Task Force to Study the Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program.

SB0533  Sen Smith.  Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori Schools.

SB0534  Sen Smith, et al.  Courts - Discovery - In-Custody Witness Testimony.

SB0535  Sens Kagan and Reilly.  Public Information Act - Denial of Part of a Public Record - Victims and Witnesses.

SB0536  Sen Kagan.  Divorce and Annulment - Removal of Barriers to Remarriage.

SB0537  Sen Edwards (Chr Jt Com on Leg Ethics), e.  General Assembly - Legislative Newsletters - Publication Expenses and Links to Social Media Accounts.

SB0538  Sen Kelley, et al.  Public Service Commission - Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Preservation of Environmental Quality and the Climate.

SB0539  Sen Hayes, et al.  Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment.

SB0540  Sen Hershey, et al.  Member-Regulated Cooperatives - Establishment (Rural Broadband for the Eastern Shore Act of 2020).

SB0541  Sen Eckardt, et al.  Mental Health - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures.

SB0542  Sen Young.  Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act).

SB0543  Sen Young.  Real Property - Homeowners Associations - Number of Declarant Votes.

SB0544  Sen Young.  State Court Administrator - Warrants of Restitution and Writs of Possession - Data Collection and Reporting.

SB0545  Sen Young.  Pharmacists - Administration of Self-Administered Medications and Maintenance Injectable Medications.

SB0546  Sen Young.  Public Safety - Residential Elevators - Inspections.

SB0547  Sen Young.  Health Care Facilities - Hospitals and Related Institutions - Discrimination Protections.

SB0548  Sen Young, et al.  Transportation - I-270 Commuter Bus Route Study.

SB0549  Sen Young, et al.  Education - Public Schools - Seizure Action Plans (Brynleigh Act).

SB0550  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Constitutional Amendment - Civil Jury Trials.

SB0551  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Courts - Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy.

SB0552  Sen King.  Video Lottery Operation License - Renewal.

SB0553  Sen King, et al.  Universities at Shady Grove Regional Higher Education Center.

SB0554  Sen Lam, et al.  Crimes - Mitigation - Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation.

SB0555  Sen Cassilly.  Consumer Protection - Unit Pricing - Alcoholic Beverages.

SB0556  Sen Beidle.  Insurance - Product and Service Offerings.

SB0557  Sen Salling, et al.  Maryland Transportation Authority - Vehicle Not Using Bridge - No Toll Payment Required.

SB0558  The Pres (Admin).  Universal School Start Act of 2020.

SB0559  Sens Hough and Young.  Frederick County - Solar Energy - Municipal Electric Utilities.

SB0560  Sen Hough, et al.  Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Eligible Sources.

SB0561  Sen Miller.  Department of General Services - Jurisdiction and Maryland Capitol Police.

SB0562  Sen Gallion, et al.  Public Schools - Flexible Instructional Days - Policy Requirements.

SB0563  Sen Simonaire.  Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Use of Handcuffs - Body Attachments Policy.

SB0564  Sen Washington, et al.  Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Students in Foster Care or Homeless Youth.

SB0565  Sen Washington, et al.  Police Officers - Mental Health - Employee Assistance Programs.

SB0566  Sen Washington.  Vehicle Laws - Registration Renewal - Inspection Requirement.

SB0567  Sen Washington.  Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Out-of-State Nonprofit Organizations.

SB0568  Chr Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness.  Workgroup on Funding for a Low- or No-Interest Mortgage Program.

SB0569  Sen Lee.  Intercepted Communications - Penalties and Admissibility of Evidence.

SB0570  Sen West.  Real Property - Notice of Easements, Covenants, Restrictions, and Conditions - Recordation.

SB0571  Sen McCray.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses - Hours of Sale.

SB0572  Sen McCray.  Education - Home and Hospital Teaching Program for Students - Report.

SB0573  Sens McCray and Beidle.  Sales and Use Tax - Short-Term Rental Vehicles and Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing - Rate Alteration and Sunset Repeal.

SB0574  Sens McCray and Guzzone.  District Court - Jobs Court Pilot Program.

SB0575  Sen Hester.  State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance.

SB0576  Sen Eckardt.  Health Occupations - Nurse Practitioners - Certifications of Competency and Incapacity.

SB0577  Sen Guzzone, et al.  Income Tax - Theatrical Production Tax Credit.

SB0578  Harford County Senators.  Electricity - Considerations for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Overhead Transmission Lines.

SB0579  Sen Sydnor.  Child Support - Shared Physical Custody.

SB0580  Sen Sydnor.  Public Safety - Empowering Communities to Counter Racially Motivated Violent Extremism Program Fund - Establishment.

SB0581  Sen Sydnor, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Family Law Services for Sustained Safety Fund.

SB0582  Sen Edwards.  Natural Resources - State Lakes Protection and Restoration Program and Fund.

SB0583  Sen Feldman.  Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program - Establishment.

SB0584  Sen Zucker.  Health and Human Services Referral System - Modifications.

SB0585  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Family Law - Children in Out-of-Home Placements - Mandatory Concurrent Planning.

SB0586  Sen Waldstreicher, et al.  Foster Parents, Preadoptive Parents, and Caregivers - Right to Intervene.

SB0587  Sens Griffith and Serafini.  State Police Retirement System and Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Member Contributions.

SB0588  Sen Kagan.  State Government - Protection of Personally Identifiable Information - University System of Maryland.

SB0589  Sens Carter and Sydnor.  Criminal Procedure - Partial Expungement.

SB0590  Sens Kagan and Lam.  Public Information Act - Revisions.

SB0591  Sen West, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Petition to Modify or Reduce Sentence (Maryland Second Look Act).

SB0592  Sen West, et al.  State-Funded Construction and Major Renovation Projects - Solar Panels - Requirement.

SB0593  Sen Carter, et al.  Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act.

SB0594  Sen Lee.  Child Custody and Visitation - Abuse or Neglect of Child.

SB0595  Sen Lee, et al.  Family Law - Protective Order - Rescission.

SB0596  Sen Kelley, et al.  Judges - Selection, Election, Tenure, and Continuance in Office.

SB0597  Sen Young, et al.  Agriculture - Cost-Sharing Program - Fixed Natural Filter Practices.

SB0598  Sens Cassilly and Ready.  Criminal Law - Organized Retail Theft.

SB0599  Harford County Senators.  Sheriff of Harford County - Salary.

SB0600  Sen Reilly.  Health Insurance - Reimbursement of Primary Care Providers - Bonus Payments - Applicability.

SB0601  Sen Reilly.  Business Regulation - Micro Markets - Regulation as Food Service Facility - Repeal.

SB0602  Sen Feldman.  Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program.

SB0603  Sen Feldman.  Public Service Commission - Electricity and Gas Suppliers - Training and Educational Program.

SB0604  Sen Feldman, et al.  Public and Nonpublic Schools - Medical Cannabis - Policy for Administration During School Hours and Events.

SB0605  Sen Feldman.  Public Schools - Medical Cannabis - Guidelines for Administration to Students.

SB0606  Sen Benson, et al.  Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Basis (2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins, III's Law).

SB0607  Sen Benson, et al.  Motor and Electric Scooter Sharing Companies - Nonvisual Access.

SB0608  Sen King, et al.  Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision.

SB0609  Sen King, et al.  Higher Education - St. Mary's College of Maryland - Cost-of-Living Adjustment.

SB0610  Sen King, et al.  Community Colleges - Supplemental Services and Supports for Students With Disabilities Grant Program.

SB0611  Sen Augustine.  Health - Mental and Emotional Disorders - Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative).

SB0612  Sens Hough and Young.  Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Cinema/Theater License.

SB0613  Sen Pinsky, et al.  Public Financing Act - Candidate and Matching Fund Revisions (Maryland Fair Elections Act).

[20-04-16]

 

Chapters

CH0001  SB0537 of 2019   Sen Lam, et al.  Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions.

CH0002  HB1343 of 2019 (Amended)  Dels Atterbeary and Rosenberg.  Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal.

CH0003  SB0839 of 2019 (Enrolled)  Sens Carter and Smith.  Labor and Employment - Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box).

CH0004  SB1000 of 2019 (Amended)  Sen Beidle, et al.  Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal.

CH0005  HB0720 of 2019 (Enrolled)  Del Barve, et al.  Natural Resources - Fishery Management Plans - Oysters.

CH0006  HB0891 of 2019 (Enrolled)  Del Haynes, et al.  State Personnel - Grievance Procedures.

CH0007  HB0262 of 2019  Del Luedtke, et al.  Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions.

CH0008  HB0994 of 2019 (Enrolled)  Del Mosby, et al.  Labor and Employment - Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box).

CH0009  SB0830 of 2019 (Enrolled)  Sen Elfreth.  Natural Resources - Fishery Management Plans - Oysters.

[20-04-23]

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated January 23, 2020, PATRICK TODD WILLIAMS (CPF # 9112190275), 1101 Saint Paul Street, Suite 402, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has been disbarred by consent, effective immediately, from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

This is to certify that by an Opinion and Order of the Court of Appeals dated January 24, 2020, JASON EDWARD RHEINSTEIN (CPF # 0512150087), P.O. Box 1369, Severna Park, Maryland 21146, has been disbarred, effective immediately, from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

This is to certify that by an Opinion and Order of the Court of Appeals dated January 29, 2020, ANNE MARGARET MILLER (CPF # 9806240082), Law Office of Anne M. Miller, 7111 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 212, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, has been disbarred, effective immediately, from the further practice of law in the State, and her name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[20-04-14]

 

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text existing before emergency status was granted.

   Italic type indicates new text.

   [Single brackets] indicate deleted text.

 

Emergency Regulations

Under State Government Article, §10-111(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, an agency may petition the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), asking that the usual procedures for adopting regulations be set aside because emergency conditions exist. If the Committee approves the request, the regulations are given emergency status. Emergency status means that the regulations become effective immediately, or at a later time specified by the Committee. After the Committee has granted emergency status, the regulations are published in the next available issue of the Maryland Register. The approval of emergency status may be subject to one or more conditions, including a time limit. During the time the emergency status is in effect, the agency may adopt the regulations through the usual promulgation process. If the agency chooses not to adopt the regulations, the emergency status expires when the time limit on the emergency regulations ends. When emergency status expires, the text of the regulations reverts to its original language.

 

Title 09
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Emergency Action

[20-057-E]

The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amendments to Regulation .17 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules.

Emergency status began: February 1, 2020.

Emergency status expires: June 30, 2020.

 

     Editor’s Note: The text of this document will not be printed here because it appeared as a Notice of Proposed Action in 47:3 Md. R. 197 (January 31, 2020), referenced as [20-057-P].

MICHAEL J. ALGEO
Chairman
Maryland Racing Commission

 

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.03 Prohibited Acts

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Emergency Action

[20-058-E]

The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amendments to Regulations .01 and .01-1 under COMAR 09.10.03 Prohibited Acts.

Emergency status began: February 01, 2020.

Emergency status expires: June 30, 2020.

 

     Editor’s Note: The text of this document will not be printed here because it appeared as a Notice of Proposed Action in 47:3 Md. R. 197—198 (January 31, 2020), referenced as [20-058-P].

MICHAEL J. ALGEO
Chairman
Maryland Racing Commission

 

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text already existing at the time of the proposed action.

   Italic type indicates new text added at the time of proposed action.

   Single underline, italic indicates new text added at the time of final action.

   Single underline, roman indicates existing text added at the time of final action.

   [[Double brackets]] indicate text deleted at the time of final action.

 

 

Title 09
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 26 BOARD OF PILOTS

09.26.02 Pilots-in-Training, and Limited and Unlimited Licensed Pilots

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§11-205, 11-403, 11-406, and 11-406.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-201-F]

On January 10, 2020, the State Board of Pilots adopted amendments to Regulation .06 under COMAR 09.26.02 Pilots-in-Training, and Limited and Unlimited Licensed Pilots. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:21 Md. R. 898 (October 11, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

DENNIS MCCOY, ESQ.
Chairman

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Notice of Final Action

[19-249-F]

On January 21, 2020, the Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulations .01, .02, .04, and .06 under COMAR 11.11.09 Access to Public Motor Vehicle Administration Records;

(2) Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 11.12.05 Public Information;

(3) Regulation .03 under COMAR 11.13.10 Ignition Interlock Systems; and

(4) Regulations .11, .12, .16, and .17 under COMAR 11.15.31 Electronic Transmission of Titling and Registration Information.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1136—1138 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

COMAR 11.11.09.06B: Delete proposed text “4-320(5) and (f)” and replace with “4-320(e) and (f)” to correct a reference to General Provisions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

COMAR 11.12.05.06: Delete proposed text “§§4-301 through 4-357” and replace with “Title 4” to correct a reference to General Provisions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

COMAR 11.15.31.11D(6)(e): Delete “§1001” and replace with “§1030” to correct a reference to 18 U.S.C.

COMAR 11.15.31.11D(6)(j): Add “Act” after the word Technology to correct a reference to an act title.

 

Subtitle 11 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

11.11.09 Access to Public Motor Vehicle Administration Records

Authority: General Provisions Article, Title 4; Transportation Article,
§§12-104(b), 12-111—12-113, 16-117, 16-118, 16-819, and 16-904; Annotated Code of Maryland

.06 Disclosure Denial.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Disclosure of personal information may be denied if the custodian determines that the requested information is to be used for purposes other than those specified in General Provisions Article, [[§4-320(5) and (f)]] §4-320(e) and (f), Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. (proposed text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 12 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—LICENSING OF BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS

11.12.05 Public Information

Authority: General Provisions Article, [[§§4-301—4-357]] Title 4; Transportation Article, §§12-104(b) and 12-111; Annotated Code of Maryland

.06 Disclosure Subject to Public Information Act.

Disclosure of a record allowed for under this chapter is subject to the provisions of General Provisions Article, [[§4-301—4-357]] Title 4, Annotated Code of Maryland.

 

Subtitle 15 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—VEHICLE REGISTRATION

11.15.31 Electronic Transmission of Titling and Registration Information

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 13-108.1, 13-113, and
13-610, Annotated Code of Maryland

.11 Security Provisions.

A.—C. (proposed text unchanged)

D. Confidentiality of Information and Computer Security.

(1)—(5) (proposed text unchanged)

(6) Other federal and State laws and regulations that affect the access to and use of computer information are the:

(a)—(d) (proposed text unchanged)

(e) Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. [[§1001]] §1030 et seq.);

(f)—(i) (proposed text unchanged)

(j) National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. §271 et seq.).

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 05 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

13A.05.01 Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education

Authority: Education Article, §8-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-223-F]

On January 28, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted amendments to Regulation .14 under COMAR 13A.05.01 Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:23 Md. R. 1071 (November 8, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools

 

Title 13B
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Subtitle 01 NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS

13B.01.03 Classification of Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Education

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 11-407.1, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 515, Acts of 2019

Notice of Final Action

[19-235-F]

On January 22, 2020, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted new Regulations .01—.09 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.01.03 Classification of Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Education. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:24 Md. R. 1111—1114 (November 22, 2019), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

Regulation .02B(9)(c): The change to the proposed text is nonsubstantive. The language has been changed by striking a clause and reinserting the clause elsewhere for clarity and ease of reading. The change to the proposed text does not alter the position of any group affected by the regulation, decrease any benefits, or increase administrative burdens and is therefore deemed nonsubstantive.

.02 Definitions.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(8) (proposed text unchanged)

(9) “Key employee” means an employee of an institution, other than an officer, director, or trustee, who meets all three of the following tests, applied in the following order:

(a)—(b) (proposed text unchanged)

(c) Top 20 Test. The employee meets the $150,000 Test and the Responsibility Test and is one of the 20 employees[[, that meets the $150,000 Test and the Responsibility Test,]] with the highest reportable compensation from the institution and related institutions for the calendar year ending with or within the institution’s tax year.

(10)—(16) (proposed text unchanged)

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Subtitle 07 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

13B.07.06 Workforce Readiness Grant Program

Authority: Education Article, §§11-105(u) and 16-321, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 457, Acts of 2019

Notice of Final Action

[19-236-F]

On January 22, 2020, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted new Regulations .01—.05 under a new chapter, COMAR 13B.07.06 Workforce Readiness Grant Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:24 Md. R. 1114—1115 (November 22, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 09 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

14.09.08 Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§9-309, 9-663, and 9-731, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-251-F]

On January 23, 2020, the Workers’ Compensation Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.09.08 Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1138 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

R. KARL AUMANN
Chairman
Workers’ Compensation Commission

 

Subtitle 09 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

14.09.08 Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§9-309, 9-663, and 9-731, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-252-F]

On January 23, 2020, the Workers’ Compensation Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 14.09.08 Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1139 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

R. KARL AUMANN
Chairman
Workers’ Compensation Commission

 

Subtitle 09 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

14.09.12 Responsibilities of Insurers

Authority: Insurance Article, §19-406; Labor and Employment Article,
§§9-309, 9-404, 9-405, 9-409, 9-410, and 9-744; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-253-F]

On January 23, 2020, the Workers’ Compensation Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 14.09.12 Responsibilities of Insurers. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1139 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

R. KARL AUMANN
Chairman
Workers’ Compensation Commission

 

Title 18
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION

Subtitle 15 GROUND RENTS

18.15.01 Redemption

Authority: Real Property Article, §8-804; Tax-Property Article, §2-201; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-250-F]

On January 24, 2020, the Director of the Department of Assessments and Taxation adopted amendments to Regulations .02 and .06 under COMAR 18.15.01 Redemption. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1146 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

MICHAEL HIGGS
Director

 

Title 31
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subtitle 10 HEALTH INSURANCE—GENERAL

31.10.21 Private Review Agents

Authority: Insurance Article, §§2-109(a)(1), 15-802(d)(5), and 15-10B-03(h), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[19-248-F]

On February 3, 2020, the Maryland Insurance Commissioner adopted amendments to Regulation .02-1 under COMAR 31.10.21 Private Review Agents. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:25 Md. R. 1146—1147 (December 6, 2019), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: February 24, 2020.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

Regulation .02H: Two changes have been made to page three of the Uniform Treatment Plan Form. The first amends the wording of the instructions for the low-medium-high American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) grid that was added to the form. In addition, space has been added after the grid in the form of an empty text block so that additional details can be provided by the medical provider who fills out the ASAM grid to explain the provider’s rating of the patient for each factor. These changes are not substantive and, rather, clarify the lead-in and add additional space for the provider to include additional details if they wish. There are no changes to the requirements of the form.

.02-1 Uniform Treatment Plan.

A.G. (proposed text unchanged)

H. The uniform treatment plan form required by this regulation shall read as follows:

     Note: click here to view the revised form .

I. (proposed text unchanged)

ALFRED W. REDMER, JR.
Insurance Commissioner

 

 

Withdrawal of Regulations

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 08 WATER POLLUTION

Notice of Withdrawal

[19-040-W]

Pursuant to State Government Article, §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is given that the proposal to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 26.08.01 Definitions, and Regulation .01 under COMAR 26.08.04 Discharge Permits Required, which was published in 46:3 Md. R. 155—156 (February 1, 2019), has been withdrawn by operation of law.

GAIL S. KLAKRING
Administrator
Division of State Documents

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 


Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS

10.38.12 Dry Needling

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§13-101 and 13-206, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-062-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.38.12 Dry Needling. This action was considered by the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners at a public meeting held on October 15, 2019, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to allow physical therapists trained in dry needling while in active military service to practice in Maryland.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Minimum Education and Training Necessary to Perform Dry Needling.

A. (text unchanged)

B. The instruction required under §A(1) of this regulation shall be provided by a continuing education course sponsored by [the]:

(1) The American Physical Therapy Association;

(2) The APTA of Maryland; [or]

(3) The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy; or

(4) The United States Armed Forces.

C.—I. (text unchanged)

[J. This regulation shall take effect October 1, 2018.]

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 40 BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS

10.40.02 Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§16-205(a), 16-301, 16-302(h),
16-302.1, 16-303(a), 16-307, 16-308, and 16-311(28), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-060-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.40.02 Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements. This action was considered by the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners at a public meeting held on September 12, 2019, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/mbpme/Pages/index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to remove an obsolete requirement for reinstatement of a practitioner.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.07 Reinstatement.

A. (text unchanged)

B. A practitioner may obtain reinstatement by submitting the following:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

[(3) A Federation of Boards Certification of Good Standing;]

[(4)] (3)[(6)] (5) (text unchanged)

[(7)] (6) Proof of passing the [Ethics-Jurisprudence] Jurisprudence Examination as administered by the Board within the last licensing cycle preceding the reinstatement application; and

[(8)] (7) (text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

10.52.02 High Blood Pressure Control Services

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b) and 13-201 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-059-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to repeal Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.52.02 High Blood Pressure Control Services.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to repeal the chapter regarding high blood pressure control services in its entirety because the statutory authority for the chapter was repealed by Ch. 40 (S.B. 38), Acts of 2017, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — Updating Advisory Boards and Councils.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

10.52.06 Use of Tanning Devices by Minors

Authority: Health-General Article, §20-106, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-061-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .02 and .03, repeal existing Regulations .04, .05, and .07, adopt new Regulation .05, amend and recodify existing Regulations .06, .08, and .10—.12 to be Regulations .04, .06, and .08—.10, respectively, and recodify existing Regulation .09 to be Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.52.06 Use of Tanning Devices by Minors.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Align regulations with statute by repealing language regarding parental consent forms as set forth under Chs. 440 and 441, Acts of 2019;

(2) Repeal requirements for maintaining records for each minor customer;

(3) Require the posting of a notice; and

(4) Add penalties for failure to post the notice.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has a meaningful economic impact on small businesses. An analysis of this economic impact follows.

There may be a decrease in revenues for tanning facilities that derive significant business from customers who are minors, although the extent and magnitude of this impact is indeterminable. The Department cannot estimate how many indoor tanning facilities will be affected, what proportion would qualify as small businesses, or what proportion of their clients have been minors. The proposed changes are pursuant to statutory changes that took effect October 1, 2019; this proposal places no additional burden on small businesses. Funding is not required to implement the proposed amendments to COMAR 10.52.06.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

 

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(6) (text unchanged)

(7) “Phototherapy device” means any equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation and is used in the diagnosis or treatment of disease or injury.

[(7)] (8)[(10)] (11) (text unchanged)

.03 Exclusions.

This chapter does not apply to [tanning devices intended for use:

A. Other than for the tanning of human skin; or

B. For phototherapy by health professionals trained in the treatment of disease.] the use of any phototherapy device by a health care practitioner acting within the scope of the license of the health care practitioner or by order of a health care practitioner acting within the scope of the license of the health care practitioner.

[.06] .04 Verification of Age.

A person-in-charge may not allow a customer to use a tanning device at a tanning facility without[:

A. Confirmation] confirmation, with a State or federal government-issued identification card, that the individual is not a minor[; or

B. For a minor, an unexpired signed consent form as set forth in Regulation .05 of this chapter].

.05 Posting of Notices.

A. A tanning facility shall display conspicuously a notice that conforms to the requirements of §B of this regulation.

B. The notice shall state:

(1) That it is unlawful for a tanning facility owner, employee, or operator to allow a minor to use any tanning device;

(2) That a tanning facility owner, employee, or operator that violates one or more provisions of this section may be subject to a civil penalty;

(3) The health risks associated with tanning, including skin cancer, premature skin aging, injuries including burns, and adverse reactions when combined with certain medications, foods, and cosmetics; and

(4) That an individual may report a violation of one or more provisions of this chapter to the local law enforcement agency or local health department.

C. The notice shall be:

(1) Readily visible and at least 18-point type font; and

(2) Made available to a tanning facility by the Department on the Department’s website.

D. The owner or person-in-charge shall ensure that the notice required under this regulation is conspicuously posted and in good condition.

[.08] .06 Complaints and Investigations.

A. A person or law enforcement officer may report a violation of this chapter [by a written or telephone complaint] to the health officer in the jurisdiction where the alleged violation took place.

B.—C. (text unchanged)

[.10] .08 Violations and Certification of Correction.

A. The health officer shall provide the owner of a tanning facility found in violation of a provision of this chapter or Health-General Article, §20-106, Annotated Code of Maryland, with a written notice that contains:

(1) The specific finding and, if applicable, the penalty for the violation, as set forth in Regulation [.11] .09 of this chapter;

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) A provision that, if the owner fails to correct the violation by the date specified or is in violation of another provision of Health-General Article, §20-106, Annotated Code of Maryland, at another time, the Secretary may impose a subsequent penalty, if applicable, as set forth in Regulation [.11] .09 of this chapter; and

(4) A provision that the owner is entitled to request a hearing under Regulation [.12] .10 of this chapter on a violation with a penalty.

B. (text unchanged)

[.11] .09 Penalties.

The penalties for a violation of Regulation .04[, .05C, D, or E, or .06] or .05 of this chapter, or of Health-General Article, §20-106, Annotated Code of Maryland, are:

A.—D. (text unchanged)

[.12] .10 Request for Hearing.

A. A person who receives a notice of violation with a penalty for a violation of Regulation .04[, .05C, D, or E, or .06] or .05 of this chapter, or of Health-General Article, §20-106, Annotated Code of Maryland, may request a hearing on the notice of violation with a penalty.

B.—D. (text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 54 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

10.54.03 Retail Food and Pharmacy Vendors

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 18-107(a), and 18-108, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-063-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .03, .04, .06—.16, and .18 under COMAR 10.54.03 Retail Food and Pharmacy.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Align regulations with federally mandated vendor requirements and current practice;

(2) Standardize language and formatting; and

(3) Update language to account for the implementation of the eWIC benefits system.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

[(3) “Authorization” means approval by the State agency for a food store, pharmacy only, food store/pharmacy combination, or a military commissary to redeem WIC food instruments as a vendor.]

[(4)] (3) [Authorized] Approved foods” means the types and brands of foods:

(a) Approved by the State agency for use by Program participants; [and]

(b) Included on the Maryland WIC Authorized Foods List; and

(c) Included in the Approved Product List (APL).

(4-1) “Approved Product List (APL)” means the electronic list of approved foods maintained by the State agency.

(4-2) “Authorization” means approval by the State agency for a food store, pharmacy only, food store/pharmacy combination, or a military commissary to redeem WIC food instruments as a vendor.

(4-3) “Benefits” means the foods prescribed and services provided to a participant by the Program.

(5)—(8) (text unchanged)

(9) “Excess charges” means the amount above the maximum price payable for the food [instrument] benefits charged by a vendor to the Program.

(10) “Exempt infant formulas” means those infant formulas available [on WIC checks], which are not categorized as either contract or noncontract, standard infant formulas.

(11) “Food instrument” means [a voucher, check, coupon, electronic benefits issuance transfer card (eWIC),] an electronic benefits issuance card or other document that is used to obtain supplemental foods.

(12)—(19) (text unchanged)

(20) “Medical foods” means [formulas] WIC-eligible formula authorized for children and women with special dietary needs.

(21)—(24) (text unchanged)

(25) “Participant” means a[:

(a) Pregnant] pregnant woman, a breastfeeding woman, a postpartum woman, an infant, a breastfed infant of a participant breastfeeding woman, or a child receiving supplemental foods or food [instruments] benefits from the Program[; and

(b) Breastfed infant of a participant breastfeeding woman].

(26) “Pattern” means two or more vendor violations of the same provision.

(27)—(29) (text unchanged)

(29-1) “PIN” means a personal identification number used to securely access benefits on the food instrument.

(30) (text unchanged)

(31) “Proxy” means an individual who is designated by a participant or a child, or infant participant’s parent, guardian, or caretaker to receive food instruments and to redeem food [instruments] benefits for the participant and whose name is on file at a local agency.

[(32) “Recovery of excess charges” means the process by which the State agency recoups money paid to the vendor in excess of the maximum price payable for the food instrument type.]

[(33)] (32)—[(43)] (42) (text unchanged)

[(44)] (43) “Traffic” means to buy or sell a food instrument or benefits for cash.

(44) “Universal Product Code (UPC)” means a unique barcode assigned to a trade item and used to track items for sale in stores, such as food.

(45)—(49) (text unchanged)

(50) “Vendor’s price” means the cost of a food package listed in Regulation .06A of this chapter as calculated from actual [highest] lowest shelf prices collected by the State agency during an on-site visit.

(51)—(53) (text unchanged)

.04 Authorization Requirements.

A. A store shall obtain authorization to operate as a WIC vendor from the State agency before redeeming food [instruments] benefits.

B. A store:

(1) May not redeem WIC food [instruments] benefits unless the store is authorized as a WIC vendor by the State agency;

(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Shall have a single, fixed location[, except if the authorization of a mobile store is necessary to meet the special needs described in the State agency’s State plan in accordance with 7 CFR §246.4(a)(14)(xiv)].

C. In order to receive authorization from the State agency, a vendor shall:

[(1) Submit a completed vendor application to the State agency that includes:

(a) Two signed vendor agreements; and

(b) A signed vendor tax release form.

(2) Hold a current food service facility license issued by a local health department or department of environment, authorization by the SNAP, and, if a food store/pharmacy combination, a current permit to operate as a pharmacy issued by the State Board of Pharmacy;

(3) Operate at a fixed location;]

(1) Submit a completed vendor application package as set forth in Regulation .07 of this chapter to the State agency;

[(4)] (2) (text unchanged)

(3) Post shelf prices for all WIC-approved foods at, on, or near the food items;

[(5)] (4) (text unchanged)

[(6)] (5) Maintain the store premises in a sanitary condition with no evidence of:

(a) Excess trash;

(b) Vermin; or

(c) General lack of cleanliness;

[(7)] (6) (text unchanged)

[(8)] (7) Successfully complete an on-site review [pursuant to] as set forth in Regulation .08 of this chapter; and

[(9)] (8) Have a management representative attend a training session offered by the State agency [or a local agency].

D. In order to receive authorization from the State agency, a vendor applicant may not [have an owner who has been convicted of fraudulent business practices.]:

(1) Have owners, officers, or managers that have been indicted for, convicted of, or have had a civil judgment entered against them for any activity indicating a lack of business integrity;

(2) Currently be under disqualification by the State agency or SNAP;

(3) Owe money to the State agency; or

(4) Derive or derive after commencement of business more than 50 percent of the vendor’s or applicant’s eligible food sales revenue from food purchased with WIC food instruments, with the exception of:

(a) A nonprofit entity; or

(b) An above 50 percent vendor the State agency has authorized for participant access reasons.

E. Pursuant to Regulation .19 of this chapter, if the State agency determines that a participant hardship exists, where access to special infant formula and WIC-eligible medical foods are not available through a food/pharmacy combination store, the State agency, at its sole discretion, may authorize a pharmacy only vendor that shall:

(1) Adhere to the requirements set forth in §C(1)[, (3), (5)—(7), and (9)] and (3)—(8) of this regulation;

(2) Hold a current permit to operate as a pharmacy issued by the State Board of Pharmacy; [and]

(3) Only accept WIC food instruments prescribing infant formula and WIC-eligible medical foods; and

(4) Upon request by a participant, provide infant formulas and medical foods within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

F. Except for a pharmacy only or military commissary, a vendor applicant shall have actual [highest] lowest current shelf prices that are less than or equal to 125 percent of the peer group average in the vendor applicant’s region during the month of application, as determined by the State agency for each of the food packages set forth in Regulation .06A of this chapter.

[G. A vendor applicant or vendor may not apply for authorization if it:

(1) Is currently under disqualification by the State agency or the SNAP;

(2) Is designated as high risk;

(3) Owes money to the State agency; or

(4) Derives or will derive after commencement of business more than 50 percent of the vendor’s or applicant’s eligible food sales revenue from food purchased with WIC food instruments, with the exception of a nonprofit entity, or an above 50 percent vendor the State agency has authorized for participant access reasons.]

[H.] G. (text unchanged)

[I.] H. A vendor applicant may not apply for authorization in order to circumvent sanctions imposed by the State agency on a previous vendor including those stated in [§H] §G of this regulation.

[J.] I. The vendor applicant shall provide to the State agency documents that demonstrate the vendor applicant has submitted the application in good faith including but not limited to:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) A copy of the lease or deed for the store.

[K.] J.  (text unchanged)

K. A store can be reassessed at any time during the authorization period to ensure that it meets the current vendor authorization requirements as set forth in this regulation.

L. A vendor applicant denied authorization three times in a 12-month period may not reapply until after 12 months have passed since the last denial date.

.06 Food Packages for Peer Group Price Calculation.

A. The State agency shall group the food items on the vendor price list form into the following food packages:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Foods for a breastfeeding woman:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) [144 fluid ounces of single-strength canned juice] 36 ounces frozen juice concentrate;

(e)—(h) (text unchanged)

 

(4) Foods for a nonbreastfeeding, postpartum woman:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) [96 fluid ounces of single-strength canned juice] 24 fluid ounces of single-strength frozen juice concentrate; and

(e) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

C. The State agency shall provide, upon request, the current peer group average in Peer Groups 1 — [18] 19 for each food package in §A of this regulation.

D. (text unchanged)

[E. The State agency shall provide, upon request, the current peer group average for all vendors in Peer Group 19 for each food package in §A of this regulation.]

.07 Vendor Application [Packet] Package and Dates.

A. The State agency shall provide an application [packet] package to a vendor that requests it.

B. The application [packet] package shall consist of the following:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) The [WIC-authorized foods list] WIC Authorized Foods List;

(4) The [minimum required stock list] Minimum Required Stock List;

(5) The Application Checklist;

(6) The eWIC Readiness Assessment;

(7) The Vendor Application Price List;

(8) The Authorized Infant Formula and Medical Foods Supplier Directory;

[(5)] (9) (text unchanged)

[(6)] (10) An application for vendor authorization; and

[(7) The vendor tax release form; and]

[(8)] (11) (text unchanged)

[C. A vendor applicant denied authorization three times in a 12-month period may not reapply until after 12 months have passed since the last denial date.]

.08 On-Site Review of Vendor Applicants.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Except as provided in §A of this regulation, the State agency shall conduct an unscheduled on-site review of a vendor applicant’s store within 60 days of receipt of an application to ensure that the store meets the requirements for authorization as set forth in Regulation [.04C(1)—(7)] .04C(1)—(6) and .04D of this chapter.

.09 Grant, Retention, and Denial of Authorization.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Authorization Retained. A vendor retains its authorization until the:

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) Vendor is determined, in accordance with Regulation .10H of this chapter, to derive more than 50 percent of its eligible food sales from the redemption of WIC food [instruments] benefits.

D.—E. (text unchanged)

.09-1 Price Determinations.

A. The WIC Program shall calculate[:

(1) Average regional prices according to the six regions as set forth in Regulation .03B(31)—(36) of this chapter; and

(2) Peer] peer group averages according to the peer groups set forth [at Regulation .03B(24)] in Regulation .03B(33)—(38) of this chapter.

B. (text unchanged)

.10 Food Package Prices After Authorization.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Upon request of the State agency, a vendor, other than a pharmacy or military commissary, shall submit on the vendor price list form [or through the State agency’s online submission system, its highest] its lowest shelf prices for WIC-authorized foods to the State agency.

C. The State agency shall notify a vendor, other than a pharmacy only or a military commissary, that fails to submit its prices on the vendor price list form [or through the State agency’s online submission system] when requested to do so that, if the price list form [or online price submission] is not received by the Program within 10 business days of the State agency’s request, the vendor’s authorization shall be [disqualified] terminated for 12 months from the date of disqualification.

D. If a vendor, other than a military commissary, submits prices on the vendor price list form that make its food package price more than 125 percent of the peer group average for that food package, or the food package prices are determined by the WIC Management Information System calculation to exceed 125 percent of the peer group average, the State agency shall notify the vendor that:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) It shall lower its actual [highest] lowest shelf prices for the WIC foods and resubmit the vendor price list form [or online price submission] to the State agency within 10 days following the notification; and

(3) (text unchanged)

E. If, at any time, a vendor, other than a military commissary, has actual [highest] lowest shelf prices that make any food package price more than 125 percent of the peer group average, the State agency shall notify the vendor that:

(1) The vendor shall lower its actual [highest] lowest shelf prices for the WIC foods within 10 days; and

(2) If the vendor’s prices remain so that a food package will cost the Program more than 125 percent of the peer group average, the vendor’s authorization shall be [disqualified] terminated for 12 months from the date of disqualification.

F. If, in 2 consecutive reporting months, a vendor, other than a pharmacy only or a military commissary, is determined by the WIC Management Information System calculation to have food package prices that exceed 125 percent of the peer group average, the vendor’s authorization shall be [disqualified] terminated for 12 months from the date of disqualification.

G.—J. (text unchanged)

.11 Maximum Reimbursement to Vendors.

A. Food Store, Food Store/Pharmacy Combination, and Pharmacy Only Vendors. The State agency shall establish a maximum price payable for each [food instrument] WIC-approved food item, which shall be calculated as follows:

(1) Based on the WIC Management Information System calculation, the State agency shall determine every month the peer group average for each [food instrument] WIC-approved food item; and

[(2) The State agency shall utilize the semi-annual price submissions by vendors, in accordance with Regulation .10 of this chapter, to determine the maximum price payable for each food instrument; and]

[(3)] (2) (text unchanged)

B. Military Commissaries. The maximum price payable by the State agency for a food [instrument] item redeemed by a military commissary is the price charged by the military commissary.

C. The maximum price payable to vendors that are determined to derive more than 50 percent of their annual sales revenue from the redemption of WIC food [instruments] benefits may not exceed the Statewide average price per food [instrument] item paid to all other vendors.

.12 Recovery of Excess Charges.

A. The State agency, through prepayment and post payment edit review of [food instruments] WIC redemptions, shall ensure that excess charges do not occur.

B.—C. (text unchanged)

.13 WIC-Authorized Foods.

A. The State agency shall:

(1) Maintain the WIC-authorized foods list; [and]

(2) Make the list available to all participants and authorized WIC vendors[.]; and

(3) Maintain the APL.

B. (text unchanged)

C. The WIC-authorized foods list shall be used in conjunction with the [WIC food instrument] APL to identify foods items that are eligible for purchase using WIC food instruments.

D. (text unchanged)

E. Authorized vendors shall sell [WIC-designated] WIC-approved brands for food categories identified in the WIC-authorized foods list and the APL.

.14 Minimum Required Stock.

A. A food store or food store/pharmacy combination vendor shall maintain [in] on the store premises, available for immediate purchase by a WIC participant during regular business hours, the following minimum required stock:

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) Unsweetened 100-percent [fruit] juice:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(5) Frozen concentrate unsweetened 100-percent fruit juice:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(6) [Thirty-two] 32 total infant fruits and vegetables:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(7) Infant meats:

(a) [31] Six 2.5-ounce jars; and

(b) [Two varieties] One variety of plain meat;

(8) Dry cereal:

(a) Corn, wheat, oats, or rice:

(i) Six 12-ounce or larger [boxes] containers; and

(ii) (text unchanged)

(b) Whole grain wheat or oats:

(i) Six 12-ounce or larger [boxes] containers; and

(ii) (text unchanged)

(c) (text unchanged)

(9)—(13) (text unchanged)

(14) Bread, rolls, tortillas, pasta, and rice in two varieties and a total of 4 pounds:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Dry, plain brown rice, 16-ounce packages; [or]

(d) Soft corn or whole wheat tortillas, 16-ounce packages; or

(e) Whole grain or whole wheat pasta, 16-ounce packages; and

(15) Infant formula:

[(a) 17 13-ounce containers, or containers of the currently authorized size, of liquid concentrate infant formula as specified by the WIC infant formula rebate contract;]

[(b)] (a) 27 12.4-ounce containers, or containers of the currently authorized size, of powdered infant formula as specified by the WIC infant formula rebate contract; and

[(c) 19 12.1-ounce containers, or containers of the currently authorized size, of soy-based liquid concentrate infant formula as specified by the WIC infant formula rebate contract; and]

[(d)] (b) [10 12.9-ounce] Four 12.4-ounce containers, or containers of the currently authorized size, of soy-based powdered infant formula as specified by the WIC infant formula rebate contract.

B. (text unchanged)

.15 Required Vendor Practices.

A. (text unchanged)

B. General Requirements.

(1) A vendor shall:

(a) [Maintain the required minimum stock in the store during business hours] Maintain on the store premises, available for immediate purchase by a WIC participant during regular business hours, the minimum required stock;

(b) Post the State agency’s WIC sign[, or a vendor developed WIC sign that the State agency has approved for use,] in a conspicuous place on the store premises and use other materials provided or approved by the WIC program;

(c) Maintain the vendor premises in a sanitary condition with no evidence of:

(i) Excess trash;

(ii) Vermin; or

(iii) General lack of cleanliness;

(d)—(e) (text unchanged)

(f) Display the shelf price of a WIC food at, on, or near the item;

(g)—(h) (text unchanged)

(i) Attend a WIC training that has been required by the Program for a vendor with a high rate of:

(i) (text unchanged)

(ii) Rejected [checks] transactions;

(iii)—(iv) (text unchanged)

(j) (text unchanged)

(k) If a pharmacy only or a food store/pharmacy combination:

(i) [Provide special formulas and WIC-eligible medical foods within 48 hours of a request by a participant or the Program] Upon request by a participant or the Program, provide infant formulas and medical foods within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays;

(ii)—(iii) (text unchanged)

(l)—(q) (text unchanged)

(r) Have a representative attend and participate in at least one State or local agency interactive training session each calendar year, if the State agency:

(i) (text unchanged)

(ii) Holds the training session in the vendor’s region; [and]

(s) If more than 30 days are needed to reopen the vendor’s business, reapply for authorization and be approved as a WIC vendor in order to obtain authorization to operate as a WIC Vendor[.]; and

(t) Maintain an active email account that is monitored no less than once a week.

(2) A vendor may not:

(a)—(c) (text unchanged)

(d) Except for a pharmacy or military commissary, [redeem less] process fewer than 25 [food instruments] WIC transactions in a consecutive 3-month period;

(e)—(f) (text unchanged)

(g) Apply stickers, tags, or labels that have the WIC acronym or logo on WIC-approved products; [or]

(h) Use manufacturer supplied shelf tags, talkers, or labels that make unauthorized use of the WIC acronym or logo[.];

(i) Apply WIC-approved shelf tags to nonapproved foods; or

(j) Derive more than 50 percent of its annual eligible foods sales from WIC food benefits.

[(3) A vendor who violates the provisions set forth in §B of this regulation is subject to the sanctions in Regulation .16 of this chapter.]

[(4)] (3) (text unchanged)

[(5)] (4) Inventory Invoices.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) Inventory invoices for infant formula shall only be accepted from those wholesalers, distributors, and retailers listed on Maryland’s Authorized Infant Formula and Medical Foods Supplier Directory.

(5) A vendor who violates the provisions set forth in this section is subject to the sanctions in Regulation .16 of this chapter.

C. Transactional Requirements.

(1) A vendor shall:

(a) Provide authorized foods to an individual redeeming food [instruments] benefits only upon presentation of a valid food instrument [and WIC identification folder];

[(b) Ensure that the individual redeeming a food instrument signs the food instrument in ink in the presence of vendor personnel upon completion of the transaction;

(c) Record the purchase amount on a food instrument in ink before obtaining the signature of the individual redeeming the food instrument;]

[(d)] (b) Accept the WIC [identification folder] food instrument with a valid PIN as identification without requiring another form of identification;

[(e) Verify the signature of the individual obtaining the authorized foods by comparing the signature with those on the WIC identification folder;]

[(f)] (c) (text unchanged)

(d) Provide the WIC participant with a shopping list of remaining benefits upon request;

[(g)] (e) (text unchanged)

[(h)] (f) Accept cents-off coupons from an individual redeeming WIC food instruments for prescribed [authorized] approved foods and deduct savings from the purchase price [amount entered on the food instrument];

[(i)] (g) (text unchanged)

[(j)] (h) Accept a valid food instrument as payment in full for the prescribed WIC foods purchased;

[(k)] (i) Allow participants and proxies authorized to redeem food [instruments] benefits a choice of the [WIC-authorized] WIC-approved foods in the participant’s benefits balance;

[(l)] (j) (text unchanged)

[(m)] (k) Redeem [the] valid food instruments presented by a participant or proxy;

[(n) Enter the purchase price on a food instrument only at the cash register at the time of the sale; and]

(l) Scan the actual UPC code that is affixed to the item being purchased by the WIC participant;

(m) Allow the participant to pay the difference when a fruit and vegetable purchase exceeds the value of the cash value benefit; and

[(o)] (n) Obtain infant formula [from only the following manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, and retailer sources:] only from manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers listed on Maryland’s Authorized Infant Formula and Medical Foods Supplier Directory, as available on the Program’s website.

[(i) Abbott Laboratories;

(ii) B-Green Cash & Carry;

(iii) Bell’s Wholesale Grocery, Inc.;

(iv) Bozzuto’s, Inc.;

(v) Cardinal Health;

(vi) C & S Wholesale Grocers;

(vii) Delhaize;

(viii) Jetro;

(ix) Lancaster Distribution Center;

(x) McKesson Corporation;

(xi) Mead Johnson;

(xii) Moran Foods, Inc./Save-a-Lot Distribution Center;

(xiii) Nash Finch Company;

(xiv) Nestle USA;

(xv) Nutricia North America;

(xvi) Rite Aid Corporation;

(xvii) Solus Products, LLC;

(xviii) Supervalu, Inc.; and

(xix) Toys R Us, Inc.]

(2) A vendor may not:

[(a) Redeem an altered food instrument;

(b) Accept a presigned food instrument;]

(a) Ask a participant or proxy for the PIN securing their food instrument;

[(c)] (b) Redeem [a food instrument] food benefits for spoiled or out-of-date food;

[(d)] (c) Redeem [a food instrument] food benefits in whole or in part for a non-food item or credit;

[(e)] (d) Issue a rain check[, that is,] that would allow an individual redeeming a food [instrument] benefit to get, at a later date, an item the vendor does not have at the time the food instrument is presented;

[(f)] (e) Transfer cash in the form of change from the food [instrument] benefit to an individual redeeming a food instrument;

[(g)] (f) (text unchanged)

[(h)] (g) Traffic in WIC food instruments or benefits;

[(i)] (h) Sell alcohol, alcoholic beverages, or tobacco products in exchange for a food instrument or benefits; [or]

[(j)] (i) Accept a food instrument or benefits in exchange for:

(i)—(iii) (text unchanged)

(iv) A controlled substance as defined by 21 U.S.C. §802[.];

(j) Manually key in a food instrument number without an actual food instrument being presented; or

(k) Scan UPC codes from:

(i) Codebooks;

(ii) Reference sheets; or

(iii) Lists.

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

D. Post-Transactional Requirements.

(1) A vendor may not:

[(a) Use the WIC vendor identification stamp to stamp the Program-assigned vendor identification number on the face of a redeemed food instrument;]

[(b)] (a) (text unchanged)

[(c) Deposit for payment only food instruments]

(b) Receive reimbursement only for benefits redeemed at the vendor’s store;

[(d)] (c) Charge the State agency only for approved food received by a participant;

[(e) In the case of a food instrument not paid by the bank used by the Program, seek reimbursement from the State agency only;]

[(f)] (d) (text unchanged)

[(g)] (e) Surrender [improperly handled] lost or stolen food instruments to WIC representatives upon request.

(2) A vendor may not:

[(a) Deposit or return to the State agency a food instrument bearing the signature of an individual other than the individual who redeemed the food instrument;]

[(b)] (a)—[(d)] (c) (text unchanged)

(3) (text unchanged)

.16 Vendor Sanctions.

A. The Program may sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15B(1)(a)—(k) and (q), (2)(b) and (f)—(h), C(1)(a)—(g) and (h)—(n), (2)(a)—(c) and (e)—(f), (3), and D(1)(a)—(b) and (e), and (2)(a)] .15B(1)(a)—(k) and (p) and (2)(b) and (e)—(g), C(1)(a)—(n), (2)(a), (b), (d), (e), (j), and (k), and (3), and D(1)(a) and (d) of this chapter as follows:

(1) Written warning following each violation; and

(2) Disqualification for 1 year for a pattern of violations of the same provisions within a 12-month period[; and

(3) Disqualification for 1 year for a combination of six violations within a 12-month period].

B. The Program may sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15B(1)(l), (n)—(p), and (r), and (2)(c) and (e), C(1)(o), and D(1)(f) and (2)(b)] .15B(1)(l), (n), (o), and (q) and (2)(c) and (i), C(1)(l), and D(1)(d) and (2)(a) of this chapter by disqualifying the vendor for 1 year.

C. The Program shall sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15C(2)(i)] .15C(2)(h) of this chapter by disqualifying the vendor for 3 years.

D. The Program shall sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15C(2)(h)] .15C(2)(g) or [(j)] (i) of this chapter by disqualifying the vendor for 6 years.

E. The Program shall sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15C(2)(h)] .15C(2)(g) or [(j)] (i) of this chapter by permanent disqualification if the vendor is convicted in a criminal court of charges stemming from those violations.

F. The Program shall sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15B(2)(a), C(2)(d) and (g), and D(1)(c)—(d) and (2)(c)] .15B(2)(a), C(2)(c) or (f), or D(1)(b) or (c) or (2)(b) of this chapter by:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Disqualifying the vendor for 3 years for two or more violations of the same provision in any 12-month period.

G. When a vendor that has previously received a sanction for violation of the provisions of Regulation [.15B(2)(a), C(2)(d) or (g), or D(1)(c)—(d) or (2)(c)] .15B(2)(a), C(2)(c) or (f), or D(1)(b) or(c) or (2)(b) of this chapter, the Program shall impose a [sanction that is double that of the last sanction received] 6-year disqualification for violation of the same provision.

H.—I. (text unchanged)

J. The Program shall sanction a vendor that fails to comply with a required practice in Regulation [.15B(2)(d)] .15B(1)(s) or (2)(d) of this chapter by terminating the vendor agreement.

K.—L. (text unchanged)

[M. Sale of a Vendor’s Store Under Disqualification. If the store under disqualification is sold, the person who sells the store is subject to a civil monetary penalty in an amount to reflect that portion of the disqualification that has not expired, to be calculated using the method set forth in Regulation .19 of this chapter except using 120 for the number of months.]

[N.] M.[P.] O. (text unchanged)

.18 Vendor Appeals.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. A vendor may not appeal the following actions:

(1)—(6) (text unchanged)

(7) The validity or appropriateness of the State agency’s selection criteria for competitive price, including, but not limited to, vendor peer group criteria and the criteria used to identify vendors that are above 50 percent vendors or comparable to above 50 percent vendors;

(8) (text unchanged)

(9) Disputes regarding [food instrument] payments and vendor claims, not including the opportunity to justify or correct a vendor overcharge or other error; or

(10) (text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 19A
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

Subtitle 07 LOBBYING

19A.07.01 General

Authority: General Provisions Article, §5-206 and Title 5, Subtitle 7, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[20-064-P]

The Maryland State Ethics Commission proposes to amend Regulations .01, .04, .06—.12, .14, and .16 under COMAR 19A.07.01 General.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update State Ethics Commission regulations to conform to the provisions of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland, to update provisions related to mandatory electronic filing of registrations and reports, to eliminate an oath or affirmation requirement related to board and commission service, to provide more accurate nomenclature for certain reports, to include the prohibition on unlawful harassment or discrimination, and to correct reference errors.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michael W Lord, Executive Director, State Ethics Commission, 45 Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-7770, or email to michael.lord@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-260-7746. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Ethics Commission during a public meeting to be held on April 16, 2020, at the Commission's Office.

.01 Exemptions.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. A person that compensates one or more regulated lobbyists for the purpose of lobbying[, and that reasonably believes that all expenditures requiring registration will be reported by the regulated lobbyist or lobbyists,] is exempt from the registration and reporting requirements of this chapter if the person:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [Provides written authorization for the regulated lobbyist to lobby, which, if the employer is a corporation, shall be signed by an authorized officer or agent, other than the regulated lobbyist] Reasonably believes that all expenditures requiring registration will be reported by the regulated lobbyist or lobbyists.

.04 Registration with Commission.

A. Each regulated lobbyist shall register with the Ethics Commission:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [On a form or using] Using the electronic registration system provided by the Ethics Commission.

B.—D. (text unchanged)

E. Registration.

(1) Each registration shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount established by General Provisions Article, [§5-703] §5-704, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) (text unchanged)

F. (text unchanged)

.06 Lobbyist Disclosure — Boards and Commissions.

A. At the time a regulated lobbyist is appointed to serve on a board or commission subject to the jurisdiction of the Ethics Commission, or at the time a board or commission member becomes subject to the lobbying regulations, the regulated lobbyist shall file a report:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) [On a form prescribed] Using the electronic registration system provided by the Ethics Commission;

(3) (text unchanged)

(4) With [the Ethics Commission with] a copy sent to the Appointing Authority; and

(5) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

C. Whenever an issue arises within the board or commission related to the information disclosed in accordance with §A of this regulation, the regulated lobbyist member shall submit a statement of recusal from discussion of, voting on, or any other action required by the circumstances concerning the issue:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) To the board or commission for inclusion in the minutes of the meeting; and

[(3) Under oath or affirmation;]

[(4)] (3) (text unchanged)

D. (text unchanged)

.07 Reports.

A. Lobbying Activity Reporting Requirements.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Each report [may] shall be filed [in writing or] electronically[. If filed in writing, each report shall be notarized or under oath before a person authorized by law to take statements under oath, and, if filed electronically, each report] and shall be made [under penalty of perjury with] by verifiable electronic signature in the report and made expressly under penalty of perjury.

(3) (text unchanged)

B. Each lobbying activity report required by this section shall include:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Total expenditures in connection with influencing executive action or legislative action in each of the following categories:

(a)—(f) (text unchanged)

(g) If a full and final accounting has not been provided in accordance with Regulation .11 of this chapter [on Ethics Commission Form #13F] in the post-event report, an accurate and final report of food, beverages, and incidental expenses spent on behalf of officials of the Legislative Branch for meals and receptions to which all members of any legislative unit were invited, including the:

(i)—(iii) (text unchanged)

(h)—(j) (text unchanged)

(k) Other gifts to or for officials, employees, or members of the immediate families of officials or employees; [and]

(l) Salaries and other expenses paid to staff who were not required to register independently; and

[(l)] (m) (text unchanged)

C. If the regulated lobbyist is not an individual, an authorized officer or agent of the regulated lobbyist shall [sign] submit the report.

D.—F. (text unchanged)

.08 Meals or Beverages — Executive Branch Activity.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. The report shall be:

(1) [If submitted in writing, under oath or affirmation] Filed electronically at the time and in the manner for reports filed under Regulation .07A of this chapter;

[(2) If submitted electronically, made under oath or affirmation by a signed statement made expressly under the penalties for perjury in the report or attached to the report in accordance with General Provisions Article, §5-709, Annotated Code of Maryland;]

[(3)] (2)—[(4)] (3) (text unchanged)

D.—F. (text unchanged)

.09 Business Transactions.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. The report shall be filed electronically at the time and in the manner for reports filed under Regulation .07A of this chapter.

.10 Contributions for Benefit of Certain Officials or Candidates.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. The report shall be filed:

(1) [If in writing, under oath or affirmation] Electronically at the time and in the manner for reports filed under Regulation .07A of this chapter;

[(2) If electronically, under oath or affirmation made by a signed statement made expressly under the penalties for perjury in the report or attached to the report in accordance with General Provisions Article, §5-709, Annotated Code of Maryland;]

[(3)] (2)—[(4)] (3) (text unchanged)

.11 Legislative Unit Meal or Reception; Registration Report.

A. Legislative Unit Registration Requirement. A regulated lobbyist who invites all members of a legislative unit to a meal or reception shall, at least 5 days before the date of the meal or reception:

(1) (text unchanged) 

(2) Register each meal or reception with the Department of Legislative Services [on Ethics Commission Form #13E] by submitting a notice of invitation electronically to the Ethics Commission; and

(3) Include [on the registration form] in the notice of invitation the:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

B. Disclosure Report.

(1) A regulated lobbyist who is required to register under §A of this regulation shall [report] submit a post-event report, providing the total cost of the meal or reception, including the identity of any sponsor who contributes to the cost and the amount of the contribution, to the Ethics Commission:

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) [On Ethics Form #13F] Electronically; and

(c) If any information required [on Ethics Form #13F] in the post-event report is not known within 14 days after the date of the meal or reception, the nature and estimate of the amount of each item [on Ethics Form #13F] which is not known.

(2) If all of the information required in §B(1) of this regulation is reported accurately and completely [on Ethics Form #13F] in the post-event report, the regulated lobbyist is not required to report the cost of the meal or reception in the Lobbying Activity Report[, Ethics Form #4].

C. [The Ethics Commission shall allow public inspection during regular business hours of any registration report required under this regulation] Post-event reports shall be available for public inspection on the public access section of the Ethics Commission’s website.

.12 Filing and Public Inspection.

[A. Written Reports.

(1) A regulated lobbyist may file all reports required by this chapter:

(a) In writing;

(b) Under oath or affirmation; and

(c) On the forms prescribed by the Ethics Commission.

(2) Written registrations and reports are considered filed on the date and at the time the complete and accurate document is received and stamped by the Ethics Commission.]

[B.] A. Electronic Filing.

(1) [The] With the exception of the statement of recusal under Regulation .06C of this chapter, the reports required by this chapter [may] shall be filed electronically, and [if filed electronically,] the oath shall be made by [a signed statement] an electronic signature made expressly under the penalties for perjury in the report [or attached to the report]. The [signed statement is] electronically signed reports are subject to the same penalties for perjury as those made under an oath or affirmation [made] before an individual authorized to administer oaths.

(2) [The] With the exception of the registration under Regulation .04 of this chapter, which is not considered filed until approved by the Ethics Commission and payment is received by the Ethics Commission, electronic [filing is] documents are considered filed when the complete and accurate document is submitted electronically.

[C.] B. The Ethics Commission shall make all lobbying reports available for public inspection on the public access section of the Ethics Commission’s website[:

(1) At its office during regular business hours; and

(2) Electronically].

.14 Additional Reports.

The Ethics Commission may require regulated lobbyists to[:

A. File] file any additional reports it determines to be necessary in the manner prescribed by the Ethics Commission[; and

B. File the additional reports on the forms prescribed by the Ethics Commission].

.16 Prohibitions.

A regulated lobbyist may not:

A.—L. (text unchanged)

M. Commit a criminal offense arising from lobbying activity; [or]

N. If serving on the State or a local central committee of a political party, participate:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) In actions relating to filling a vacancy in a public office; or

O. While engaging in lobbying, unlawfully harass or discriminate against, based on any characteristic protected by law:

(1) An official or employee;

(2) An intern, a page, or a fellow in any branch of State government;

(3) An individual regulated lobbyist; or

(4) A credentialed member of the press.

MICHAEL W. LORD
Executive Director

 

 

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination — General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides
State Discharge Permit: 17PE, NPDES Permit: MDG87

                     

The Maryland Department of the Environment is reissuing the State/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides, Permit No. 17PE (NPDES No. MDG87).  This permit replaces the one issued effective October 31, 2011, Permit No. 11PE, and impacts current holders of Toxic Material Permits (TMPs).

A public notice on the tentative determination to reissue the permit was published on October 11, 2019, in the Maryland Register and in 22 newspapers throughout the State of Maryland during the weeks of October 22 and October 30, 2019. The Department held a public hearing concerning the tentative determination on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD, and received comments on the draft permit through November 26, 2019. After considering all comments received either in writing or through oral testimony during the comment period, the Department has made a final determination to issue the permit. Listed below are the major revisions to the tentative determination included in the Department’s final determination:

1. The objections to a) PDMP for all Large Entities and b) Annual Reporting for all Large Entities were evaluated. As a result, changes were made to ensure the triggers for required plans and reporting will be consistent with the 11PE.

2. All other terms and conditions of the tentative determination remain unchanged. The tentative determination notice is incorporated by reference into this notice and may be found here: https://mdewwp.page.link/PEGP.

Any person adversely affected by this final determination may file a petition for judicial review.  Petitions for judicial review of a final determination or permit decision subject to judicial review must be filed in accordance with Environment Article, §1-605, Annotated Code of Maryland, no later than March 31, 2020, and must be filed in a circuit court in Maryland. Petitions for judicial review must conform to the applicable Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure. Failure to file a petition for judicial review by March 31, 2020, will constitute a waiver of any right to a judicial review of this final determination.

To view and print the final permit and response documents, you may use this link: https://mdewwp.page.link/PEGP.

Any questions regarding this final determination should be directed to Paul Hlavinka or Lillian Myers at the Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration, at paul.hlavinka@maryland.gov or lillian.myers@maryland.gov or by telephone at 410-537-3323 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons seeking to review the final permit and associated file may do so by contacting Mr. Hlavinka to make an appointment. Copies of documents may be obtained at a cost of 36 cents per page.

[20-04-10]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE

2020 Commercial Atlantic Menhaden Quota and Season — Effective 1/27/2020

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources announces the quota and season for the commercial Atlantic menhaden fishery. Effective at 12:01 a.m. January 27, 2020:

·       The annual total allowable landings of Atlantic menhaden for Maryland are 8,968,821pounds.

·       The season is open January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This is necessary to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who catch Atlantic menhaden commercially.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ASMFC Quota Memorandum

The 2020 quota may be adjusted pending final 2019 landings. If the quota is adjusted a new notice will be issued.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.05.07

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE

2020 Recreational Shortfin Mako Minimum Size — Effective 1/27/2020

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources announces a change to the recreational minimum size for shortfin mako.

 

RECREATIONAL MINIMUM SIZE

The recreational minimum fork length is 71 inches for males and 83 inches for females.

 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This is necessary to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who catch sharks recreationally.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. January 27, 2020.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.22.04B.

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE

Closure of Durdin Oyster Bar (Kent County) — Effective 1/28/2020

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that a portion of Durdin oyster bar (Kent County) is closed to oyster harvest.

 

AREA CLOSED

Durdin (PSFA 70 (NOB 5-11): Chester River)

All the waters of the Chester River southeast of Durdin Creek enclosed by a line beginning at a point defined by Lat. 39°1.455' N, Long. 76°11.747' W; then running 297° True to a point defined by Lat. 39°1.528' N, Long. 76°11.928' W; then running 329° True to a point defined by Lat. 39°1.619' N, Long. 76°11.999' W; then running 74° True to a point defined by Lat. 39°1.680' N, Long. 76°11.719' W; then running 153° True to a point defined by Lat. 39°1.506' N, Long. 76°11.606' W; then running 245° True to the point of beginning.

 

PURPOSE OF THIS CLOSURE

The purpose of this closure is to conserve oysters that have grown from industry plantings of spat-on-shell made in 2016, 2017, and 2018 for future harvest. This closure was requested by the Kent County Oyster Committee.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This closure applies to all individuals who catch oysters recreationally or commercially.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. January 28, 2020. The area is closed until further notice. A new notice will be issued if the area is reopened to harvest.

 

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.04.11G

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fishing and Boating Services at 410-260-8302

JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE

Closure of Upper Chesapeake Bay to Oyster Harvest — Effective 1/28/2020

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that, except as provided in the public notices described below, the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries north of the northernmost spans of the Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial and the R. Clayton Mitchell Jr. (Kent Narrows) bridges are closed to all oyster harvest.  This notice supersedes all notices effective prior to January 28, 2020 affecting oyster harvest areas north of the northernmost spans of the Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial and the R. Clayton Mitchell Jr. (Kent Narrows) bridges.

 

EXCEPTIONS TO CLOSED AREA

The areas described in the notices listed below are exceptions to the closed area.  Details of the openings are in each notice.

·       Partial Opening of Swan Point Oyster Bar (Kent County) — Effective 11/25/2019

·       Partial Opening of Hells Delight Oyster Bar (Queen Anne’s County) — Effective 12/16/2019

·       Partial Opening of Piney Point Oyster Bar (Queen Anne’s County) — Effective 12/16/2019

 

PURPOSE OF THIS CLOSURE

This closure is necessary due to low abundance of oysters, low natural spat set, and potential impacts of persistently low salinity levels.  Specific sites previously planted by county oyster committees may be opened in a future notice.

 

WHOM THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This closure applies to all individuals who catch oysters recreationally or commercially.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

The closure is effective at 12:01 a.m. January 28, 2