BILLS CO-SPONSORED BY DELEGATE KEITH E. HAYNES - 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
House Bill 0053: County Boards of Education - Length of School Year – Adjustments
Authorizes a county board of education to extend the length of the school year, for any reason, for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval.
House Bill 109: Environment - Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products – Prohibition
Prohibits a person from selling in the State a certain expanded polystyrene food service product on or after January 1, 2020; Prohibiting certain food service businesses and certain schools from selling or providing food in certain expanded polystyrene food service products on or after January 1, 2020.
House Bill 128 General Provisions - State Song - Advisory Panel
Establishes the State Song Advisory Panel to review certain submissions and suggestions for a new State song and to hold at least three public hearings.
House Bill 132: Education - Robotics Grant Program - Alterations
Expands the eligibility requirements for the Robotics Grant Program to include nonprofit organizations and community clubs that are proposing new or have existing robotics programs.
House Bill 133: Public Schools - Provision of Feminine Hygiene Products
Requires a county board of education to ensure that each public school serving students in any grade from grades 6 through 12 provides, at no charge to students, feminine hygiene products in the restrooms at the school.
House Bill 141: Commercial Law - Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality
Specifies the circumstances under which a broadband Internet access service provider may handle certain customer personal information in a certain manner.
House Bill 161: Baltimore City - Tax Sales of Real Property - Water Liens (Water Taxpayer Protection Act of 2019)
Prohibits the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City from selling . properties to enforce a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service.
House Bill 166: Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen)
Specifies the State minimum wage rate increase to $15.00 PER HOUR under certain circumstances.
House Bill 201: Maryland Transit Administration – State Employees – Free Ridership (Transit Benefit for State Employees)
Requires the Maryland Transit Administration to provide ridership services at no cost on certain transit vehicles to permanent state employee.
House Bill 205: Higher Education - Academic Forgiveness Policy – Established
Requires institutions of higher education to develop and implement an academic forgiveness policy on or before August 1, 2019.
House Bill 248: Education - Child Care Subsidies - Mandatory Funding Level
Increases the Child Care Subsidy Program reimbursement rate to the 60th percentile of the most recent market rate survey or a certain equivalent.
House Bill 262: Higher Education - Tuition Rates – Exemptions
Alters the circumstances under which certain individuals are exempt from paying the out-of-state tuition rate at public institutions of higher education.
House Bill 277: Regional Initiative to Limit or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transportation Sector - Authorization (Regional Transportation and Climate Protection Act of 2019)
Authorizes the Governor to include the State as a full participant in a certain initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
House Bill 307: Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Establishes a Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
House Bill 319: University of Maryland University College – Renaming
Renames the University of Maryland University College to be the University of Maryland Global Campus.
House Bill 338: Human Services - Food Supplements (Summer SNAP for Children Act)
Requires the State to provide certain funds to counties for food during the summer supplement for each child in a household that receives food stamp benefits.
House Bill 390: State Department of Education - Employment Categories and Practices
Alters the employment categories of certain employees of the State Department of Education.
House Bill 392: Real Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Dispute Settlement
Alters the procedures a council of unit owners or a board of directors of a condominium shall take before a penalty for a violation of the condominium's rules can be imposed on an alleged violator.
House Bill 397: Public Safety - 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System (Carl Henn's Law)
Requires a certain custodian of records to deny inspection of the part of a 9-1-1 communications record that depicts certain information.
House Bill 414: Cooperative Housing Corporations - Dispute Settlement and Eviction ProceduresSpecifies that a certain dispute settlement mechanism does not apply to complaints or demands arising out of a cooperative housing member's failure to pay certain assessments owed to the cooperative housing corporation.
House Bill 437: County Boards of Education - School Year - Start and End Dates
Repealing a provision of law that authorized a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15.
House Bill 481: Criminal Law - Sale of a Minor – Felony
Reclassifies, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, the crime of selling, bartering, trading, or offering to sell, barter, or trade a minor for money, property, or anything else of value.
House Bill 533: University System of Maryland - Board of Regents - Transparency and Oversight
Alters the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include two members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House and one additional student member.
House Bill 664: State Department of Education - Nonprofit Youth Development Program - Established
Establishes the Nonprofit Youth Development Program in the State Department of Education to provide grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations whose mission and programs target at-risk youth using certain strategies.
House Bill 695: Transportation Climate Accountability Act of 2019
Requires the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances.
House Bill 697: Health Insurance – Consumer Protections and Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission
Repeals a certain provision of law applying certain provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act to certain health insurance coverage issued or delivered in the State by certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, or health maintenance organizations.
House Bill 714: Community Colleges - Supplemental Services and Supports for Students With Disabilities Grant Program
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to consult with the Maryland Association of Community Colleges when establishing a certain review process and adopting certain regulations for a grant program for supplemental services and supports for students with disabilities in community colleges.
House Bill 715: Correctional Services - Prerelease Unit for Women - Requirement to Operate
Requires the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
House Bill 740: Criminal Law – Firearms – Computer–Aided Fabrication and Serial Number (3–D Printed Firearms and Ghost Guns)
Prohibits a person from transporting into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured after 1968 that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federally licensed firearms manufacturer or importer.
House Bill 767: Collective Bargaining - Chancellor of the University System of Maryland - Negotiations
Requires the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland to act on behalf of the University System of Maryland and certain system institutions for the purpose of collective bargaining.
House Bill 768: Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board
Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board as an instrumentality of the State the purpose of which is to protect State residents and certain stakeholders within the health care system from the high costs of prescription drug products.
House Bill 780: Baltimore City - Speed Limits - Establishment
Authorizes Baltimore City to establish the maximum speed limit on a highway under its jurisdiction without performing an engineering and traffic study.
House Bill 810: Income Tax - Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit – Alterations
Increases the maximum income limits on eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain child and dependent care expenses.
House Bill 814: Maryland Health Insurance Option (Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2019)
Establishes the Maryland Health Insurance Option.
House Bill 878: Election Law - Campaign Finance Reports - Late Fees and Certificates of Nomination
Alters the fees that are due for failure to file a campaign finance report, an affidavit, or an amended campaign finance report.
House Bill 893: General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Caribbean Day
Requires the Governor annually proclaim the first Monday in August as Caribbean Day in Maryland.
House Bill 913: Correctional Facilities and Police Officers – Procedures – Immigration Status
Prohibits an employee or agent of a correctional facility from detaining a certain person beyond a certain date or notifying federal immigration authorities of certain information.
House Bill 956: Income Tax - Lead Remediation Credit
Allows an individual or a corporation to claim a credit against the State income tax for costs incurred for an approved lead hazard reduction project for qualifying property.
House Bill 959: Baltimore City – Alcoholic Beverages – License Renewals and Adult Entertainment
Authorizes the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City to consider the performance of a license holder for the 4 years immediately before the date of the renewal application.
House Bill 960: Baltimore City – Alcoholic Beverages Licenses – Prohibited Transfers
Prohibits a local licensing board from transferring a license to another person if the transferor has pending criminal charges or disciplinary matters before the local licensing board that arise out of an incident or a circumstance involving the license or the licensed premises.
House Bill 977: Criminal Procedure - Expungement – Expansion
Repeals a certain provision of law that authorizes the expungement of certain convictions.
House Bill 980: Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Protest of License Renewal - Zoning Violations
Repeals a prohibition against the consideration of zoning issues by the Board of License Commissioners of Baltimore City when hearing and determining a protest filed against a renewal of an alcoholic beverages license.
House Bill 1015: State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations ("Slots" for Homeless Veterans Act)
Authorizes the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines.
House Bill 1063: Baltimore City - Speed Monitoring Systems - Local Authority
Authorizes the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the location of speed monitoring systems in the City.
House Bill 1072: Transportation Network Companies – Insurance
Authorizes the Motor Vehicle Administration to accept a certain form of security from a transportation network company in place of a certain insurance policy if the other form of security adequately provides certain benefits.
House Bill 1084: Criminal Law - Human Trafficking – Felony
Reclassifying, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, a certain human trafficking offense.
House Bill 1094: Community Safety and Strengthening Act
Authorizes the Johns Hopkins University to establish a police department based on a certain memorandum of understanding.
House Bill 1107: Discrimination in Employment - Pregnancy and Childbirth
Requires an employer to provide certain reasonable accommodations for certain employees and applicants for employment.
House Bill 1115: Community Colleges - Workforce Readiness Grant Program - Established
Establishes the Workforce Readiness Grant Program.
House Bill 1116: Gender Diversity in the Boardroom – Annual Report
Establishes the intent of the General Assembly to promote gender diversity in corporate management and boardrooms.
House Bill 1117: Maryland Transit Administration - Extension of MARC Service - Plans and Report
Requires the Maryland Transit Administration to develop a certain plan extending Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) service.
House Bill 1143: Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Tenured Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Graduate Student Employees
Providies collective bargaining rights to certain tenured or tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate student employees at certain public institutions of higher education.
House Bill 1158: Clean Energy Jobs
Establishes certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects.
House Bill 1174: Medical Cannabis - Pesticide Use - Labeling and Study
Requires a certain dispensary or dispensary agent to ensure that medical cannabis grown using a pesticide and products containing medical cannabis grown using a pesticide have a label affixed at the time of sale stating that the medical cannabis was grown using pesticides.
House Bill 1183: Public Health - Treatment for the Prevention of HIV - Consent by Minors
Provides that a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to treatment for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
House Bill 1191: Baltimore City - Civil Actions - Liability of Toxic Substance Manufacturers
Establishes that the Act applies only to an action against a certain manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Baltimore City.
House Bill 1201: Task Force on Educational Outcomes of Pregnant and Parenting Students in High School and GED Programs
Establishes the Task Force on Educational Outcomes of Pregnant and Parenting Students in High School and GED Programs..
House Bill 1210: Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Technical Assistance Center
Establishes the Crisis Intervention Team Technical Assistance Center in the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.
House Bill 1240: State Personnel – Merit Pay
Requires the pay ranges for certain employee position classifications to be equal.
House Bill 1242: Public School Students – Vision Services – Reporting
Requires each county board of education to coordinate with the Vision for Maryland Program to ensure that certain students are able to receive eye examinations and, if necessary, eyeglasses; requiring each county board or county health department to provide eye examinations for certain students.
House Bill 1559: Court Records - Unserved Arrest Warrant and Charging Document - Inspection by Attorney
Alters a provision of law to authorize an attorney, rather than an attorney who is authorized by a certain individual, to inspect a certain arrest warrant and charging document.
House Bill 1615: Human Services - Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Establishes the Temporary Disability Assistance Program in the Department of Human Services.