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					                                                                SYNOPSIS
                                            Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions
                                     2009 Maryland General Assembly Session

                                                                February 10, 2009
                                                                     Schedule 20



            SENATE BILLS INTRODUCED February 6, 2009

SB 707   Senator Pugh, et al
         PUBLIC SAFETY – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – ESSENTIAL
         GOODS AND SERVICES
         Prohibiting a person from selling or offering to sell essential goods and
         services during a state of emergency for a price of more than 20% above the
         price charged by that person for those goods and services a specified time
         prior to the state of emergency; prohibiting a person from selling or offering
         to sell repair or reconstruction services or services used for emergency
         cleanup for a price of more than 20% above the price charged by that person
         for those services immediately prior to the state of emergency; creating an
         exception; etc.
         EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
         PS, § 14-101(c) - amended and §§ 14-1101 through 14-1104 - added
         Assigned to: Finance




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SB 710    Senator Miller
          STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM – LOCAL EMPLOYER
          CONTRIBUTIONS – EDUCATORS AND EDUCATIONAL STAFF
          Providing for the calculation of a payment of a portion of the employer
          contributions for local school board employees and community college
          employees who are members of the Teachers’ Retirement System or the
          Teachers’ Pension System; requiring counties to pay a portion of the
          employer contributions for local school board employees and community
          college employees who are members of the Teachers’ Retirement System or
          the Teachers’ Pension System; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          SP, § 21-304 - amended and § 21-309.1 - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 731    Senator Raskin
          HATE CRIMES – CIVIL REMEDY
          Providing that a person who is aggrieved by a violation of specified hate
          crime laws may bring a civil action against a specified person; authorizing the
          court to impose an injunction and award specified damages; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CR, § 10-309 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 732    Senator Raskin, et al
          DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING – REFUSAL TO TAKE A BLOOD
          OR BREATH TEST – PROHIBITION
          Prohibiting a person who is detained for specified alcohol– or drug–related
          driving offenses from knowingly refusing to take a specified blood or breath
          test if the person was detained previously for specified alcohol– or drug–
          related driving offenses and refused to take a blood or breath test; and
          providing that a violation is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or
          imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, §§ 21-902.2 and 27-101(cc) - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                  Schedule 20, Page 3


SB 733    Senator Raskin, et al
          ELECTIONS – PERMANENT ABSENTEE BALLOT LIST
          Requiring the State Board of Elections to establish guidelines for a permanent
          absentee ballot list; authorizing an individual to apply for permanent absentee
          ballot status; specifying that a voter is eligible for permanent absentee ballot
          status under specified circumstances; requiring that an absentee ballot be sent
          to a voter on the permanent absentee ballot list for specified elections; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EL, §§ 9-303, 9-304, and 9-305 (a) - amended and § 9-305.1 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 734    Senators Raskin and Frosh
          STATE BOARD OF PHYSICIANS – SUBPOENAS – MEDICAL
          RECORDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
          Requiring health care providers, in accordance with a subpoena, to disclose
          medical records for mental health services to the State Board of Physicians
          for investigations into complaints under specified circumstances; authorizing
          the Board to issue subpoenas for medical records for mental health services
          for investigations into complaints made by a person other than a patient if the
          Board notifies the patient that the subpoena has been issued and that the
          patient may assert rights; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 4-307(k)(1)(v) and HO, § 14-401(i) - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 735    Senator Raskin, et al
          VEHICLE LAWS – MANDATORY USE OF IGNITION INTERLOCK
          SYSTEM
          Altering the Motor Vehicle Administration’s authority to establish an Ignition
          Interlock System Program to require the Administration to establish the
          Program; requiring rather than authorizing the Administration to establish a
          protocol for the Program by specified regulations; requiring individuals who
          are granted probation for an alcohol–related driving offense to participate in
          the Ignition Interlock System Program for specified periods of time; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 16-404.1(b) and (f)(1) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
Schedule 20, Page 4             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 736    Senator Raskin, et al
          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – CRUELTY TOWARD A PET OR SERVICE
          ANIMAL
          Authorizing a District Court Commissioner, in an interim protective order, or
          a judge, in a temporary or final protective order, to order a respondent to
          remain away from, refrain from cruelty or aggravated cruelty toward, or give
          to a specified person a pet or service animal under specified circumstances;
          specifying penalties for failure to comply with relief ordered in a protective
          order; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          FL, Various Sections - amended and added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 737    Senator Raskin, et al
          STATE GOVERNMENT – HUMAN RELATIONS – DISCRIMINATION
          BY BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH
          DISABILITIES
          Guaranteeing individuals with disabilities full and equal access to business
          establishments; prohibiting a business establishment from denying or
          abridging the right to full and equal access of an individual with a disability;
          prohibiting a business establishment from violating the Americans with
          Disabilities Act; providing specified damages and other relief for a violation
          of the Act; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          SG, § 20-101(d) - amended and §§ 20-5A-01 through 20-5A-05 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 738    Senator Raskin, et al
          MARYLAND CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL BOND LOAN OF 2005 –
          MONTGOMERY COUNTY – OLD BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL
          AUDITORIUM
          Amending the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2005 to extend
          the date by which the Board of Directors of the Old Blair Auditorium Project,
          Inc. must present evidence that a matching fund will be provided.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Chapter 445 of the Acts of 2005, § 1(3) Item ZA01(AR) and ZA02(AV), as
          amended - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND               Schedule 20, Page 5


SB 739    Senator Raskin
          GOOD SAMARITAN LAWS – CORPORATIONS
          Providing that a corporation that provides services or goods in response to a
          state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor is not liable in damages,
          under specified circumstances, for personal injury, wrongful death, property
          damage, or other loss caused by an act, error, or omission in providing the
          services or goods; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CJ, § 5-642 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 740    Senator Raskin
          FAMILY LAW – CHILD CUSTODY DETERMINATIONS
          Specifying the procedures for court determinations of legal and physical
          custody of minor children; requiring the court, in any proceeding between
          parents in which the custody of a child is raised as an issue, to make a
          determination as to legal and physical custody of the child; authorizing the
          court to award specified forms of legal and physical custody; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          FL, §§ 9-501 through 9-506 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 741    Senator Lenett, et al
          MOTOR VEHICLES – DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMINATION – IN–
          TRAFFIC DRIVING
          Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to include an in–traffic driving
          component in an examination given to determine the qualifications of an
          applicant for an original driver’s license or a driver’s license for a class of
          driver’s license higher than that which the applicant currently holds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 16-110 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
Schedule 20, Page 6             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 742    Senator Kelley
          CONDOMINIUMS     AND  HOMEOWNERS                        ASSOCIATIONS          –
          TRANSITION OF CONTROL
          Requiring a meeting of the council of unit owners of a condominium to elect
          a board of directors, or a meeting of the members of a homeowners
          association to elect a governing body, to be held within a specified time of the
          sale of a specified percentage of units or lots; terminating the term of a
          member of a board of directors appointed by a developer, or a member of a
          governing body appointed by a declarant, under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          RP, §§ 11-109(c)(16), 11-116, & 11B-112(a) - amended, § 11-132 - repealed,
          & §§ 11-132 and 11B-106.1 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 743    Senator Rosapepe
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          LAUREL POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITY – COMMUNITY SPACE
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $350,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel for
          planning, design, renovation, and capital equipping, including hazardous
          material removal, of the Laurel Police Department Facility Community
          Space; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a
          requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund;
          establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan
          proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 7


SB 744    Senator Rosapepe
          ELECTRONIC HEALTH                RECORDS         –    REGULATION          AND
          REIMBURSEMENT
          Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to reimburse specified
          health care providers in accordance with specified provisions of the Act;
          requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, in consultation with the
          Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Insurance
          Administration, to adopt specified regulations on or before a specified date
          requiring specified payors to include specified costs in a specified
          reimbursement structure; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, §§ 15-105.2; 19-142 through 19-145; and 19-706(ttt) and IN, § 15-132 -
          added and SP, § 2-503(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 745    Senator Kasemeyer
          INTEREST RATE ON TAX DEFICIENCIES AND REFUNDS
          Altering the calculation of the interest rate on tax deficiencies and refunds to
          2 percentage points above a specified underpayment rate established under
          the Internal Revenue Code; providing that the interest rate may not be less
          than specified rates for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; repealing a requirement
          that the Comptroller annually set the interest rate; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          TG, § 13-604 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 746    Senator Harris, et al
          PUBLIC SAFETY – CITIZENS SELF–DEFENSE ACT
          Adding self–defense as a good and substantial reason for the Secretary of
          State Police to issue a permit to a person to wear, carry, or transport a
          handgun.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PS, § 5-306(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
Schedule 20, Page 8               SENATE OF MARYLAND                  February 10, 2009


SB 747    Senator Harris, et al
          MARYLAND TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT
          Proposing an addition to the Maryland Constitution to require the approval of
          three–fifths of the members elected to each House of the General Assembly to
          pass legislation to increase the rate of an existing tax or to impose a tax on an
          individual or entity not subject to the tax at the time of consideration of the
          legislation; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State
          of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
          CONTINGENT
          CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
          Maryland Constitution, Art. III, § 28A - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 748    Senator Harris, et al
          SALES TAX ROLLBACK ACT
          Reducing the maximum rate of the admissions and amusement tax that a
          county or municipal corporation may set for gross receipts that are also
          subject to the State sales and use tax from 11% to 10.5% for fiscal year 2011;
          reducing the rate of the sales and use tax from 6% to 5.5% for fiscal year
          2011; altering the percentage of gross receipts from vending machine sales to
          which the sales and use tax rate applies; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          TG, §§ 4-105(b), 11-104(a) and (b), and 11-301 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 749    Senator Gladden
          HOSPITALS AND NURSING FACILITIES – STAPHYLOCOCCUS
          INFECTIONS – REPORTING
          Requiring specified individuals to include specified information on a
          certificate of death; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
          in consultation with specified groups and stakeholders, to develop a system
          regarding the reporting of specified staphylococcus infections; requiring the
          Department to make a specified report to specified committees of the General
          Assembly on or before December 1, 2009; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          HG, § 4-212(b)(2) - amended and § 19-308.9 - added
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                  Schedule 20, Page 9


SB 750    Senator Gladden
          HOSPITALS AND NURSING                 FACILITIES – HEALTH CARE–
          ASSOCIATED  INFECTIONS                PREVENTION   AND  CONTROL
          PROGRAM
          Requiring hospitals and nursing facilities to establish a health care–associated
          infections prevention and control program; requiring the Department of
          Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with specified groups and
          stakeholders, to develop a system regarding the reporting of specified health
          care–associated infections; requiring the Department to make a specified
          report to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before
          December 1, 2009; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          HG, § 19-308.9 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 751    Senator Gladden
          INSURANCE – SLAVERY ERA INSURANCE POLICIES – REPORTING
          Requiring specified insurers to provide the Maryland Insurance
          Commissioner with a report of specified information about specified
          slaveholder insurance policies issued during the slavery era; authorizing a
          specified holding company to designate an insurer to be a reporting insurer on
          behalf of the member insurers of the holding company; requiring the
          Commissioner to adopt regulations that specify the form and content of a
          specified report; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, §§ 30-101 through 30-103 - added
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 10              SENATE OF MARYLAND                  February 10, 2009


SB 752    Senator Pipkin
          CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS – HEALTH CARE
          FACILITIES OTHER THAN HOME HEALTH AGENCIES AND
          HOSPICES – REPEAL
          Altering requirements that specified health care facilities obtain a certificate
          of need in order to build a new facility or expand a facility; repealing
          specified provisions relating to certificates of need for specified facilities;
          altering and repealing definitions; requiring the Maryland Health Care
          Commission to develop a specified comprehensive plan for emergency
          medical services; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          HG, §§ 19-121 through 19-125 and 19-129 - repealed and Various Sections -
          amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 753    Senator Pipkin, et al
          TRANSPORTATION – INTERCOUNTY CONNECTOR – ELIMINATION
          OF FUNDING
          Requiring the Governor to include a specified appropriation to the
          Transportation Trust Fund under specified circumstances; prohibiting the
          Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Authority
          from financing the Intercounty Connector; requiring the Authority to retire
          specified bonds secured by a pledge of future federal aid in a specified
          manner; repealing provisions of law concerning the financing of the
          Intercounty Connector; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 3-216(g) - added and § 4-321 - amended and Chapter 567 of the Acts of
          2008, § 3 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 754    Senator Pipkin, et al
          VEHICLE LAWS – SCHOOL BUSES – PROHIBITION ON PERMITTING
          SITTING ON FLOOR OR STANDING
          Prohibiting a person who is responsible for pupils on a school bus from
          permitting any pupil to stand while the bus is in motion; prohibiting a person
          who is responsible for pupils on a school bus from permitting any pupil to sit
          on the floor; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-1118 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 11


SB 755    Senator Pipkin
          MARYLAND     CONSTITUTION    –   LAWS     MAKING                           AN
          APPROPRIATION MADE SUBJECT TO PETITION REFERENDUM
          Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to provide that a law
          making a specified appropriation shall be subject to rejection or repeal by the
          voters of the State under the petition referendum process provided under the
          Maryland Constitution; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters
          of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
          CONTINGENT
          CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
          Maryland Constitution, Art. XVI, § 2 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 756    Senator Pipkin
          CONSUMER HEALTH OPEN INSURANCE COVERAGE ACT OF 2009
          Prohibiting the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from applying for
          specified waivers or expanding a specified program except under specified
          circumstances on or after a specified date; establishing the Maryland Health
          Insurance Exchange in the Maryland Health Care Commission; requiring the
          Commission to oversee the administration of the Maryland Health Insurance
          Exchange; etc.
          VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
          HG, IN, SP, and TG, Various Sections - amended, added, and repealed
          Assigned to: Finance and Budget and Taxation

SB 757    Senator Pipkin
          HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION – REPEAL OF
          COMMISSION AND STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE FINANCING OF
          UNCOMPENSATED CARE AND UNDERCOMPENSATED CARE
          Repealing provisions of law relating to the Health Services Cost Review
          Commission and its powers and duties; altering provisions of law relating to
          the Health Services Cost Review Commission; repealing a requirement that
          specified health facilities submit specified discharge information; repealing
          specified requirements regarding reimbursement rates set by the Health
          Services Cost Review Commission; etc.
          VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
          HG and IN, Various Sections - amended and repealed and ED, § 11-405 and
          SF, § 7-403(b) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 12            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 758    Senator Kittleman
          ROBERT KITTLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP REFORM ACT
          Repealing specified laws that relate to senatorial and delegate scholarships.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          ED, §§ 18-401 through 18-408 and 18-501 through 18-507 - repealed
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 759    Senator Dyson
          PUBLIC HEALTH – AUTHORITY TO CERTIFY INCAPACITY OR
          DEATH – NURSE PRACTITIONERS
          Authorizing nurse practitioners to make a determination of incapacity or
          debilitation under specified circumstances; authorizing nurse practitioners to
          fill out and sign a certificate of death under specified circumstances;
          authorizing nurse practitioners to certify that specified patients are incapable
          of making an informed decision under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          ET, § 13-906 and HG, §§ 4-212, 5-602(e), 5-606, and 5-608(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance and Judicial Proceedings

SB 760    Senator Middleton
          STATE PERSONNEL – AT–WILL EMPLOYMENT – REFORMS AND
          REPORTS
          Repealing provisions of law that designate selected positions and employees
          as being in the executive service or management service or as special
          appointments in the State Personnel Management System; providing that
          specified management service positions may be filled with regard to specified
          criteria; altering the criteria for designating specified positions in the
          professional service and management service; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          CS, EC, ED, FL, HG, HO, SF, and SP, Various Sections - amended and SG,
          § 8-3A-02 - added and FL, § 10-119.2(f) - repealed
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 13


SB 761    Senator Middleton, et al
          DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE – FEDERAL
          WAIVER – WAIVER FOR MEDICAID COORDINATED LONG–TERM
          CARE PROGRAM
          Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to apply for a
          waiver under the federal Social Security Act on or before December 1, 2009;
          requiring the waiver to include specified goals and objectives; requiring the
          waiver to include specified benefits and consumer protections regarding
          program enrollee choice of certain long–term care facilities; requiring
          coordinated care organizations in the program to reimburse specified facilities
          at specified rates; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          HG, § 15-141.1 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 762    Senator Middleton
          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION –
          WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING –
          ADMINISTRATION
          Providing that personnel who transfer from a county school system or the
          public library system to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
          shall be given service credit for time served with the county or public library;
          authorizing the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to waive
          residence and withdrawal requirements relating to the high school diploma by
          examination under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          ED and LE, Various Sections - amended and added
          Assigned to: Finance and Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 763    Senator Jacobs
          INDOOR AIR QUALITY – SEPARATION OF ASSESSMENT AND
          REMEDIATION FUNCTIONS
          Prohibiting a person who conducts an indoor air quality assessment at a
          property from performing specified remediation work at the property;
          authorizing the Maryland Home Improvement Commission to impose a civil
          penalty on a person who violates the Act; and defining terms.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          BR, § 8-618 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 14             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 764    Senators Pipkin and Astle
          REORGANIZATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT – DEPARTMENT OF
          EMERGENCY SERVICES
          Reorganizing State government by establishing a Department of Emergency
          Services as a principal unit of the Executive Branch; repealing the Maryland
          Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and the State Emergency
          Medical Services Board; specifying that the Department is responsible for the
          coordination of all emergency services in the State; transferring the Maryland
          Emergency Management Agency and specified powers, duties, and functions
          to the Department; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          ED, PS, SF, CJ, HG, HO, SG, and TR - Various Sections - repealed, added,
          and amended
          Assigned to: Finance and Budget and Taxation

SB 765    Senator Dyson
          NATURAL RESOURCES POLICE – MINIMUM STAFFING
          Requiring the Governor to include in the annual proposed State budget for the
          Department of Natural Resources an appropriation for a minimum number of
          natural resources police officer positions; requiring that funding for natural
          resources police officer positions come from designated sources; etc.
          This bill requires a mandated appropriation in the annual budget bill.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 766    Senator Astle, et al
          VEHICLE LAWS – PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR REQUIREMENT FOR
          MOTORCYCLE RIDERS – EXCEPTIONS
          Providing specified exceptions to the prohibition against operating or riding
          on a motorcycle without specified protective headgear; requiring the Motor
          Vehicle Administration to study the effect of the Act on motorcycle injuries
          and fatalities during the first 2 years that the Act is in effect and to report to
          the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31, 2011; providing for
          the termination of the Act; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-1306 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 15


SB 767    Senator Astle
          FIRE, RESCUE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN ANNE
          ARUNDEL    COUNTY    –  AGREEMENTS   WITH    FEDERAL
          GOVERNMENT – REIMBURSEMENT
          Requiring, in Anne Arundel County, that any agreement entered into under a
          specified provision of law between a fire, rescue, or emergency medical
          services entity and the federal government to provide fire fighting or rescue
          activities on property under the jurisdiction of the United States shall include
          a provision that entitles the fire, rescue, or emergency medical services entity
          to obtain reimbursement from the appropriate federal authority for all or part
          of the cost; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PS, § 7-104 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 768    Senator Astle
          COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
          INSURANCE – RENEWALS OF POLICIES – TRANSFERS OF
          POLICYHOLDERS BETWEEN INSURERS
          Providing that, with respect to commercial insurance policies and workers’
          compensation insurance policies, the transfer of a policyholder between
          admitted insurers within the same insurance holding company system is a
          renewal under specified circumstances; providing that, with respect to
          commercial insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, the issuance by
          an insurer of a new policy to replace an expiring policy issued by that insurer
          is a renewal; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, §§ 27-501(q) and 27-601.1 - amended and § 27-608.1 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 769    Senator Astle
          HEALTH INSURANCE – TRANSACTIONS WITHIN INSURANCE
          HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEMS – EXEMPTION
          Exempting nonprofit health service plans that insure fewer than 10,000 lives
          from specified provisions of law governing transactions within insurance
          holding company systems.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, § 7-701 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 16             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 770    Senator Astle
          COMMERCIAL LAW – MARYLAND CIGARETTE SALES BELOW
          COST ACT – COST TO RETAILER AND WHOLESALER
          Altering the definitions of “basic cost of cigarettes” and “cost to the retailer”
          for purposes of the Maryland Cigarette Sales Below Cost Act; repealing the
          definition of “cost to the wholesaler”; repealing special cost provisions;
          altering the elements of specified prohibited acts; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CL, §§ 11-501, 11-504, 11-505, and 11-506 - amended and § 11-503 -
          repealed
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 771    Senator Edwards
          PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES – WIND TURBINES – PERFORMANCE
          STANDARDS
          Requiring the Public Service Commission and the Department of the
          Environment to develop jointly specified general performance standards for
          wind–powered electric generating turbines erected in the State; and requiring
          the Commission to adopt the general performance standards by regulation.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PUC, § 7-213 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 772    Senator Edwards
          ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING AND
          RESTORATION – SURCHARGE OR BOND OR OTHER SECURITY –
          FUND
          Requiring the Public Service Commission to establish a surcharge on
          specified electric generating facilities; requiring the Comptroller to collect the
          revenue from the surcharge and deposit it into the Maryland Electric
          Generating Facility Decommissioning and Restoration Fund; authorizing an
          electric generating facility to post a bond or other security acceptable to the
          Commission in lieu of the surcharge; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PUC, §§ 7-213 and 7-214 - added
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 17


SB 773    Senator Edwards
          WIND–POWERED     ELECTRIC GENERATING    FACILITIES –
          DECOMMISSIONING AND RESTORATION – SURCHARGE, BOND OR
          OTHER SECURITY, AND FUND
          Requiring the Public Service Commission to establish a surcharge on wind–
          powered electric generating facilities; requiring the Comptroller to collect the
          revenue from the surcharge and deposit it into the Maryland Wind–Powered
          Electric Generating Facility Decommissioning and Restoration Fund;
          authorizing a wind–powered electric generating facility to post a bond or
          other security acceptable to the Commission in lieu of the surcharge; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PUC, §§ 7-213 and 7-214 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 774    Senator Edwards
          MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIABILITY INSURANCE – GARRETT
          COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – SUBSIDY FOR PRACTITIONERS
          WHO PERFORM OBSTETRICAL SERVICES – EXTENSION
          Requiring that, after a specified fiscal year, disbursements be made from the
          Medical Assistance Program Account of the Maryland Health Care Provider
          Rate Stabilization Fund to provide a subsidy for medical professional liability
          insurance policies issued to family practitioners who have staff privileges at
          Garrett County Memorial Hospital and who also provide obstetrical services
          at the hospital; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          IN, §§ 19-802(g), 19-804(a), and 19-807(c) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 18             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 775    Senator Edwards
          MARYLAND DORMANT MINERAL INTERESTS ACT
          Authorizing a specified owner of real property to maintain an action to
          terminate a specified mineral interest under specified circumstances;
          establishing actions that constitute use of a mineral interest; requiring a
          specified owner to bring a specified action in the circuit court of a specified
          jurisdiction; authorizing an owner of a mineral interest to record a specified
          notice of a mineral interest; requiring a court to permit a specified owner to
          record a late notice under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EN, §§ 15-1201 through 15-1205 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Judicial
          Proceedings

SB 776    Senator Della
          HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION – FINANCIAL
          ASSISTANCE AND DEBT COLLECTION POLICIES
          Requiring each hospital in the State to develop a financial assistance policy
          for providing free care and reduced–cost care to specified patients; requiring a
          hospital to post a specified notice in the billing office; requiring each hospital
          to develop an information sheet that meets specified requirements; requiring
          the Health Services Cost Review Commission to establish uniform
          requirements for the information sheet and review each hospital’s
          implementation of and compliance with the requirements; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          HG, §§ 19-214(b) and 19-214.1 - amended and §§ 19-214.2 and 19-214.3 -
          added
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 19


SB 777    Senator Della
          HOME HEALTH AGENCIES – CERTIFICATE OF NEED AND
          LICENSING
          Repealing the requirement that a certificate of need be obtained for a home
          health agency and for specified services provided by a home health agency
          within the scope of its home health agency license; altering requirements for
          rules and regulations relating to licensing of home health agencies; requiring
          the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to adopt regulations for the
          provisional licensing of new home health agencies and the acquisition of
          home health agencies; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          HG, Various Sections - amended, § 19-404(d) - repealed, and                 §§
          19-401(d), 19-404(d), and 19-406.1 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 778    Senator Della
          CONTINUING CARE – DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND MARYLAND
          INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION – TRANSFER OF OVERSIGHT
          Transferring oversight of continuing care from the Department of Aging to
          the Maryland Insurance Administration; requiring the Administration, in
          consultation with specified groups, to conduct a specified review and report to
          the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2010; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, Various Sections - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 779    Carroll County Senators
          CARROLL COUNTY – PUBLIC FACILITIES BONDS
          Authorizing and empowering the County Commissioners of Carroll County,
          from time to time, to borrow not more than $42,000,000 in order to finance
          the construction, improvement, or development of specified public facilities
          in Carroll County, and to effect such borrowing by the issuance and sale at
          public or private sale of its general obligation bonds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 20            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 780    Carroll County Senators
          COUNTIES – PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS – CARROLL
          COUNTY
          Authorizing Carroll County to enter into an agreement to purchase
          development rights under specified circumstances; authorizing Carroll County
          to determine, by resolution, the provisions, terms, conditions, and the duration
          of a specified agreement; providing that a payment obligation in a specified
          agreement shall be a general obligation of the county and may not be subject
          to a specified annual appropriation; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          Art. 24, § 20-101 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 781    Senator Haines
          ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT                         –    COMMITMENT          OF
          DEFENDANT – CRIME OF VIOLENCE
          Prohibiting a defendant who is sentenced for a conviction of a crime of
          violence from being committed by a court to alcohol or drug treatment unless
          the defendant is eligible for parole under a specified provision of law.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 8-507 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 782    Senator Haines
          HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR HOUSING UNITS IN
          INDEPENDENT LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
          Making specified housing units at independent living retirement communities
          eligible for a homestead property tax credit under specified circumstances;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          TP, § 9-105(a)(4) and (d)(1) - amended and § 9-105(a)(9) - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009                SENATE OF MARYLAND               Schedule 20, Page 21


SB 783    Senator Haines
          VEHICLE LAWS – DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
          DRUGS OR CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES
          Establishing specified drug–related driving offenses; and providing for
          specified criminal and administrative penalties.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CR and TR, Various Sections - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 784    Senator Stone, et al
          VEHICLE LAWS – MOTORCYCLE                     AT    A    RED    SIGNAL      –
          AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE
          Providing an affirmative defense for the operator of a motorcycle to the
          charge of entering or crossing an intersection against a red traffic signal in
          violation of specified provisions of law; and establishing specified elements
          to the affirmative defense.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-201 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 785    Senators Robey and Madaleno
          INHERITANCE TAX – EXEMPTION – DOMESTIC PARTNERS
          Providing an exemption from the inheritance tax for specified property that
          passes from a decedent to or for the use of a domestic partner of a decedent;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          TG, § 7-203(l) - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 22            SENATE OF MARYLAND                     February 10, 2009


SB 786    Senator Madaleno, et al
          ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – ENHANCED BEER
          Specifying that enhanced beer means alcoholic beverages with specified
          amounts of overall alcohol content obtained from flavors and other added
          nonbeverage ingredients containing alcohol; specifying that, for purposes of
          sales, enhanced beer is liquor that may be sold at retail only by a specified
          licensee; and specifying that enhanced beer is beer for purposes of the
          alcoholic beverages tax.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          Art. 2B, § 1-102(a)(3) - amended and § 1-102.1 - added and TG, § 5-101(d) -
          amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and
          Taxation

SB 787    Senator Madaleno
          MARYLAND HEALTH               INSURANCE        PLAN      –   COVERAGE        OF
          MAMMOGRAMS
          Providing that the Maryland Health Insurance Plan is subject to specified
          provisions of law relating to coverage of mammograms.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          IN, § 14-509(c) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 788    Senator Madaleno
          ENTERPRISE ZONES – COUNTY TAX CREDITS
          Authorizing a county to allow, by law, a business entity that is not eligible for
          a specified tax credit to claim a credit against a county tax for improvements
          to properties located in an enterprise zone; requiring the governing body of a
          county to specify the county tax the credit applies to and the process of
          application for the credit and to provide for the amount of the credit;
          authorizing the county to cap the amount of credits issued for any year, make
          the credit refundable, and provide for the recapture of the credit; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          EC, § 5-710 - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009              SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 23


SB 789    Senator Klausmeier
          STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC AND MASSAGE THERAPY
          EXAMINERS – MASSAGE THERAPY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
          Reestablishing the Massage Therapy Advisory Committee under the State
          Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners; specifying the
          membership and duties of the Advisory Committee; making the Act an
          emergency measure; etc.
          EMERGENCY BILL
          HO, § 3-5A-04 - repealed and added and § 3-5A-05 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 790    Senator Klausmeier
          SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE –
          MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE – DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
          Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify resources
          concerning the risks associated with meningococcal disease, the availability
          and effectiveness of the meningococcal vaccine, and the potential risks of a
          specified immunization; requiring the Secretary to provide public access to
          specified information through the Internet; requiring the Secretary to provide
          notice to specified organizations of the availability of the resources; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 18-102 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 791    Senator Klausmeier
          GROUP MODEL HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS – DRUG
          THERAPY MANAGEMENT
          Requiring licensed physicians and licensed pharmacists who provide drug
          therapy management to patients in a group model health maintenance
          organization to have a physician–pharmacist agreement approved by the State
          Board of Pharmacy and the State Board of Physicians in place; requiring
          physician–pharmacist agreements to prohibit substitutions of chemically
          dissimilar drug products, subject to specified exceptions; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 19-713.6 - added and HO, §§ 12-6A-01 and 12-6A-02 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance and Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 24            SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 792    Senator Klausmeier
          PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE                              –   PORTABLE
          ELECTRONICS INSURANCE – REGULATION
          Prohibiting the issuance of portable electronics insurance unless specified
          materials are available to prospective customers at a specified location and in
          a specified manner; providing for the materials to include a summary of
          coverage, a disclosure about other insurance coverage, a statement about
          required enrollment in coverage, a description of the process for filing a
          claim, a disclosure about employees evaluating other insurance coverage, and
          a statement about cancelling the insurance; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          IN, §§ 19-901 through 19-904 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 793    Senator Klausmeier, et al
          VEHICLE LAWS – MOTOR SCOOTERS – LICENSING, TITLING,
          REGISTRATION, AND INSURANCE
          Requiring a motor scooter in the State to be titled and registered by the Motor
          Vehicle Administration; requiring an operator of a motor scooter in the State
          to be licensed and insured; providing for the registration classification of
          motor scooters; establishing an annual registration fee for motor scooters;
          providing that specified vehicle equipment and inspection requirements do
          not apply to motor scooters; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, §§ 11-135, 11-176, 13-403, 13-954, 16-104.2(d), 22-101(e)(1),
          23-101(i)(3), and 23-206.2(c) - amended and Various Sections - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 794    Senators Pipkin and Rosapepe
          PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION – REQUIRED APPROVAL –
          ACQUISITION OF GENERATION FACILITY
          Prohibiting a person, without prior approval of the Public Service
          Commission, from acquiring a generation facility or acquiring an ownership
          interest in a generation facility in the State under specified circumstances;
          providing for the application of the Act; and making the Act an emergency
          measure.
          EMERGENCY BILL
          PUC, § 6-105.1 - added
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009                SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 25


SB 795    Senators Pipkin and Rosapepe
          MARYLAND ELECTRICITY                  REREGULATION            AND      ENERGY
          INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2009
          Requiring the Public Service Commission to evaluate plans regarding electric
          generating needs; requiring the Commission to approve a certificate of public
          convenience and necessity application only after consideration of need;
          making a finding and declaration regarding a goal to return to a regulated
          electric market; requiring new electric generation facilities be owned by
          electric companies except under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          PUC, §§ 7-201 and 7-207 - amended and § 7-518 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 796    Senator Della
          OFFICE OF THE TREASURER – COMMUNITY SERVICES TRUST
          FUND – RESTRUCTURING
          Altering the purpose of the Community Services Trust Fund in the Office of
          the Treasurer; and repealing an account holding proceeds from the sale or
          long–term lease of property and equipment resulting from the sale or long–
          term lease of Mental Hygiene Administration facilities and specified
          provisions of law relating to the transfer of funds from the account.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, §§ 24-1102, 24-1103, 24-1104, and 24-1105 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 797    Senator Della
          MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE – USE OF CREDIT HISTORY IN
          RATING POLICIES
          Prohibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle
          insurance, from rating a risk based, in whole or in part, on the credit history of
          an applicant or insured in any manner; repealing provisions of law authorizing
          an insurer to use the credit history of an applicant or insured to rate a new
          policy of private passenger motor vehicle insurance subject to specified
          limitations and requirements; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, § 27-501(e-2) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 26            SENATE OF MARYLAND                  February 10, 2009


SB 798    Senator Conway
          MARYLAND ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS ACT
          Requiring the State Board of Physicians to adopt regulations for the licensure
          of anesthesiologist assistants and the practice of anesthesia care by
          anesthesiologist assistants; establishing the Anesthesiologist Assistants
          Advisory Committee within the Board; providing for the membership,
          powers, and duties of the Committee; establishing the terms and requirements
          for the members of the Committee; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HO, §§ 14-5D-01 through 14-5D-27 and SG, § 8-403(b)(3) - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 799    Senator King, et al
          HEALTH CARE FACILITIES – CERTIFICATES OF NEED – HOSPITALS
          Requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to docket and review a
          specified application for a certificate of need based on a specified letter of
          intent notwithstanding the pendency of a specified application; requiring the
          Commission to review a specified application for a certificate of need in a
          specified manner; etc.
          EMERGENCY BILL
          HG, § 19-120(f) - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 800    Senator King
          BIOTECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT
          Altering the definition of “qualified investor” under the Maryland
          Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit; specifying that the credit
          may be claimed for the taxable year in which an investment is made;
          repealing obsolete language; clarifying provisions requiring the recapture of
          the credit under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          TG, § 10-725(a)(6)(i), (b)(1), and (f)(1) and (2) - amended and (e)(3)(vii) -
          repealed and Chapter 518 of the Acts of 2008, § 2 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 27


SB 801    Senator Forehand, et al
          CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – LETHALITY
          ASSESSMENT AND GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE TRACKING
          Requiring a court, in a county that implements a global positioning satellite
          tracking system program, to require, as a condition of a defendant’s pretrial
          release on a charge of violating a protective order, that the defendant undergo
          a specified lethality assessment evaluation; requiring a court to order that a
          specified defendant be supervised by means of active electronic monitoring as
          a condition of bail under specified circumstances; requiring a specified
          defendant to pay specified fees; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CP, §§ 5-202(e) and 6-221 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 802    Senator Klausmeier, et al
          HIGHER EDUCATION – EDWARD T. CONROY TUITION WAIVER
          PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT
          Repealing the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and
          establishing the Edward T. Conroy Tuition Waiver Program that provides a
          specified waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions of higher
          education in the State for specified members of the armed forces, prisoners of
          war, public safety employees, veterans, and specified spouses and children;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          ED, § 18-601 - repealed and § 15-106.7 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 803    Senator Colburn
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – TALBOT COUNTY – OXFORD
          COMMUNITY CENTER
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Community
          Center, Inc. for the planning, design, construction, repair, renovation,
          reconstruction, and capital equipping of the Oxford Community Center;
          providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that
          the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; requiring the grantee to
          grant and convey an easement to the Maryland Historical Trust; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 28           SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 804    Senators Colburn and Pipkin
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – CAROLINE COUNTY – ADKINS
          ARBORETUM NATIVE GARDEN GATEWAY
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of Adkins Arboretum, Ltd. for
          the construction, restoration, capital equipping, and site improvements of the
          Adkins Arboretum Native Garden Gateway, located in Ridgely; providing for
          disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee
          provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the
          encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 805    Senator Colburn
          STATE EMBLEMS – LITERACY SYMBOL – BOOK “E” LOOKEE
          Designating Book “E” Lookee as the State literacy symbol.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          SG, § 13-322 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 806    Senators Colburn and Brinkley
          BUSINESS REGULATION – CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS –
          AUDITS AND REVIEWS
          Increasing the minimum gross income amount by which the registration
          statement of a charitable organization must include an audit by an
          independent certified public accountant; altering the range of gross income
          amounts by which the registration statement of a charitable organization must
          include a review by an independent certified public accountant; and altering
          the range of gross income amounts by which the Secretary of State may
          require a specified audit or review of a charitable organization.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          BR, § 6-402(b)(8) and (d) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 29


SB 807    Senator Colburn
          REAL PROPERTY – RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGES AND DEEDS OF
          TRUST – RECORDATION AND FORECLOSURE
          Altering the definition of “residential property” for purposes of specified
          residential property foreclosure procedures and specified provisions
          concerning the recordation of an instrument securing a mortgage loan on
          residential property; and clarifying the application of a specified provision
          concerning a mortgagor’s or grantor’s right to cure a default before a
          foreclosure sale.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          RP, §§ 3-104.1 and 7-105.1(a) and (h) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 808    Senator Colburn
          MILK PRODUCTS – PILOT FARMSTEAD CHEESE PROGRAM –
          PERMITS
          Repealing the limitation on the number of milk processor – farmstead cheese
          producer permits that the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene may issue
          for the pilot farmstead cheese program.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 21-416.1 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 809    Senator Colburn
          STATE BOAT ACT – EXCISE TAX – COMPUTATION OF TRADE–IN
          VALUE
          Altering the definition of “fair market value” that applies to the imposition of
          the State excise tax on marine vessels; and establishing specified methods to
          determine the value of a trade–in vessel for purposes of determining the fair
          market value of a marine vessel.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          NR, § 8-716(a)(3) and (c) - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 30             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 810    Senator Colburn
          NATURAL RESOURCES – OYSTER SHELL PURCHASE PROGRAM –
          FAIR MARKET VALUE
          Requiring the Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with the
          Oyster Advisory Commission and the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission,
          to set the annual fair market value the Department will pay for oyster shells
          and their transportation and placement under the Oyster Shell Purchase
          Program; requiring the Department to adopt regulations and implement the
          requirement; and repealing a specified oyster shell price ceiling.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          NR, § 4-1019.2 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 811    Senator Muse
          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – DURATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER –
          SUBSEQUENT ACT OF ABUSE
          Extending the maximum duration of a final protective order from 1 year to 2
          years if the court issues a final protective order against a respondent for an act
          of abuse committed within 1 year after the date that a prior protective order
          issued against the same respondent expires.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          FL, § 4-506(h) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 812    Senator Muse
          LANDLORD AND TENANT – EVICTION – TENANT’S RIGHT TO
          RECLAIM PERSONAL PROPERTY
          Requiring the person who carries out the eviction of a tenant to notify the
          landlord and the tenant of the scheduled date on which the warrant of
          restitution will be executed; requiring the landlord to move the tenant’s
          personal property left in the premises to a specified location for storage;
          requiring the landlord to allow the tenant to reclaim the property during a 30–
          day period; authorizing the landlord to impose a transportation and storage
          charge on the tenant; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          RP, §§ 8-203.1(a) and 8-401(d)(1)(i) - amended and § 8-406 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 31


SB 813    Senator Jones
          HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY ACT OF 2009
          Establishing a Maryland Institute for Clinical Value; establishing the purpose
          of and requirements for the Institute; establishing a Value–Based Advisory
          Committee in the Institute; establishing the purpose and composition of the
          Committee; establishing a Citizens Advisory Council in the Institute;
          establishing the purpose, composition, and responsibilities of the Council;
          establishing a Maryland Prevention Trust for Health Promotion in the
          Institute; establishing the purpose and responsibilities of the Trust; etc.
          VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
          HG, IN, LE, and TG, Various Sections - added, LE and IN, Various
          Sections-repealed, and HG, IN, SF, and TG, Various Sections-amended
          Assigned to: Finance and Budget and Taxation

SB 814    Senator Raskin, et al
          ELECTION LAW – VOTING MACHINES – VOTING SYSTEM
          WARRANTY REQUIREMENT
          Requiring a voting system selected by the State Board of Elections to be
          warranted by the vendor for 2 years; requiring the warranty to require the
          vendor to replace or upgrade hardware under specified conditions; requiring a
          warranty to require the vendor to disclose and remedy specified matters
          relating to a voting system and to recall a voting system under specified
          circumstances; etc.
          EMERGENCY BILL
          EL, § 9-101 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 815    Senator Raskin
          FAMILY LAW – DENIAL OF PATERNITY, CUSTODY, AND
          VISITATION
          Excluding as a father of a child a man who has committed a specified sexual
          crime against the child’s mother, for purposes of specified provisions relating
          to the paternity of a child in a guardianship or adoption proceeding under
          specified circumstances; requiring a court to consider a specified statement
          when making a specified finding; prohibiting a court from requiring
          publication of specified information under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          FL, §§ 5-306, 5-3A-06, 5-3B-05, and 9-101.2 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
Schedule 20, Page 32            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 816    Senator Raskin, et al
          MARYLAND FOOD AND HUNGER                           POLICY      COUNCIL        –
          DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
          Creating the Maryland Food and Hunger Policy Council in the Department of
          Agriculture; providing for the composition and staffing of the Council;
          providing that a member of the Council may not receive compensation but
          may be reimbursed for specified expenses; authorizing the Council to appoint
          specified nonvoting affiliate members; specifying the duties of the Council;
          and requiring the Council to adopt action plans and make specified reports.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          AG, §§ 10-1701 through 10-1703 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 817    Senator Jones
          TASK FORCE TO STUDY PRISON VIOLENCE IN MARYLAND –
          CONTINUATION
          Continuing the Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland; specifying
          the chair, membership, and duties of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force
          to make legislative recommendations; requiring the Task Force to meet at
          specified times and places; requiring the Task Force to provide reports to the
          Governor and the General Assembly on or before specified dates; providing
          for staffing of the Task Force; and providing for the termination of the Act.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 818    Senators Jones and McFadden
          GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS – REQUIRED REPORTS
          Requiring an enabling act authorizing the creation of a State debt that is for
          $150,000 or more to contain a provision that requires a specified grantee to
          submit a report to specified persons by a specified date regarding the extent to
          which the grantee has used, or will use, specified funds for contracts with
          minority–owned businesses for the purchase of goods, services, construction,
          or construction services under specified circumstances.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          SF, § 8-117 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                  Schedule 20, Page 33


SB 819    Senator Harrington
          PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – SALE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
          IN A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT – PROPERTY TAX CREDIT
          Authorizing Prince George’s County to grant a specified property tax credit
          against the county property tax imposed on residential real property in a
          special taxing district; establishing application procedures for the credit;
          requiring that the credit first apply to a specified taxable year; specifying the
          amount of the credit; authorizing Prince George’s County to provide by law
          for implementing the credit; and applying the Act to tax years beginning after
          June 30, 2009.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          TP, § 9-318(f) - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 820    Senator Harrington
          EMPLOYEE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
          Requiring business entities in the State to give their employees the option to
          purchase the business entity through an offer of sale when the business entity
          is sold, closed, or relocated out of the State; requiring the business entities
          subject to the Act to include specified statements in the offers of sale;
          requiring the business entities subject to the Act to give their employees the
          option to purchase the facilities and capital equipment of their business
          locations through an offer of sale; etc.
          VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
          EC, §§ 14-201 through 14-206 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 821    Harford County Senators
          HARFORD COUNTY – PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION – CONTINUING
          CARE FACILITY FOR AGED
          Exempting specified property owned by specified continuing care facilities
          for the aged in Harford County from the payment of county or municipal
          property tax; applying the Act to tax years beginning after June 30, 2009; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          TP, § 7-206.1 - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 34              SENATE OF MARYLAND                 February 10, 2009


SB 822    Senator Rosapepe, et al
          TUITION CAP AND COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 2009
          Requiring the State to provide General Fund support for the University
          System of Maryland and Morgan State University to achieve 100% of the
          Maryland Higher Education Commission funding guidelines by 2020;
          providing for a phase–in of increased General Fund support for the University
          System of Maryland and Morgan State University; establishing a Tuition
          Stabilization Trust Account; limiting in–State tuition increases; etc.
          This bill requires a mandated appropriation in the annual budget bill.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          ED, Various Sections - amended and §§ 11-108, 12-117, and 15-106.7 -
          added and TG, § 2-613.1 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 823    Senator Currie, et al
          REAL PROPERTY – TENANT RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS
          Authorizing a tenant to remain in a foreclosed property for 30 days after the
          foreclosure sale; requiring that a notice of intent to foreclose on residential
          property be sent to the occupants of the property; requiring a landlord to
          provide a tenant with notice of any foreclosure action against the property;
          providing for the form of specified notices; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          RP, §§ 7-105 and 7-105.1 - amended and §§ 8-209, 8-216, and 8-217 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 824    Senator Frosh, et al
          COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 2009
          Providing specified persons and associations standing in specified claims
          under specified circumstances; providing judicial review of specified final
          administrative decisions under specified circumstances; providing specified
          persons standing to participate in specified administrative appeal proceedings
          under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EN, §§ 1-901 through 1-908 and NR, § 8-1815.2 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND              Schedule 20, Page 35


SB 825    Senator Currie, et al
          MOIST SNUFF – TAXATION AND REGULATION
          Altering the tobacco tax rate for moist snuff from 15% of the wholesale price
          of the product to 75 cents per ounce of the product; requiring that tobacco tax
          revenues from moist snuff be distributed to the Cigarette Restitution Fund for
          specified purposes; requiring that specified revenues be appropriated for
          activities aimed at cancer research; prohibiting a moist snuff manufacturer
          from engaging in specified advertising, distribution, promotion, and other
          activities related to the sale of moist snuff; etc.
          This bill requires a mandated appropriation in the annual budget bill.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          SF and TG, Various Sections amended and BR, §§ 16-701 through 16-713
          and TG, §§ 2-1602.1 and 12-101(b-1) - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 826    Prince George’s County Senators
          PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – SAFER ROADS ACT OF 2009
          Authorizing the use of speed monitoring systems in specified locations in
          Prince George’s County and its municipal corporations; requiring Prince
          George’s County, municipal corporations in the county, and the Comptroller
          to distribute specified funds in a specified manner; restricting the use of
          specified revenues generated by the Act; requiring specified reports to county
          officials and the General Assembly on the effectiveness of speed monitoring
          systems; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-809 and CJ, § 7-302(e) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 827    Senator Currie
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $300,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Food Bank,
          Inc. for the construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, and capital
          equipping of the Capital Area Food Bank, located in Washington, D.C.;
          providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that
          the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for
          the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 36             SENATE OF MARYLAND                     February 10, 2009


SB 828    Senator Pipkin
          ENVIRONMENT – INDEPENDENT AUDIT – USE OF STATE MONEY
          BY NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
          Requiring a nongovernmental organization that receives State money for a
          purpose authorized or required under the Environment Article to employ an
          independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the State to
          conduct an annual audit of the nongovernmental organization’s books and
          financial records as the books and records relate to the organization’s use of
          State money; requiring the nongovernmental organization to submit a
          certified copy of the annual audit to the Governor and the General Assembly;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EN, § 1-205 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and
          Taxation

SB 829    Senator Lenett
          REAL PROPERTY – TENANTS IN FORECLOSURE PROTECTION ACT
          Establishing that a foreclosure sale of residential property shall be made
          subject to a specified tenancy if the tenancy existed before a notice of intent
          to foreclose is sent; providing for the effect of a foreclosure sale on a
          specified lease; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          RP, § 7-105 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 830    Senator Lenett
          MARYLAND FALSE CLAIMS ACT
          Prohibiting specified actions constituting false claims against the State;
          providing specified penalties for making false claims against the State;
          requiring the Attorney General to investigate specified violations; authorizing
          a person other than the State to file a civil action on behalf of the State against
          a person who makes a false claim against the State; providing for the
          procedures to be followed in a civil action; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          SG, §§ 12-601 through 12-609 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND            Schedule 20, Page 37


SB 831    Senator Peters, et al
          MARYLAND WAGE AND HOUR LAW – PAYMENT OF OVERTIME –
          EXEMPTIONS
          Exempting specified employers from the requirement to pay a specified wage
          for overtime; and altering the manner in which a wage for overtime is
          computed by employers for employees.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          LE, §§ 3-415(c) and 3-420 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 832    Senator Peters
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          LINCOLN VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD PARK RECREATION BUILDING
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning
          Commission for the planning, design, and construction of a recreational
          building and related park improvements, located in Lanham; providing for
          disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee
          provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the
          encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 833    Senator Peters
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          SHABACH ADULT DAY CARE AND SENIOR CENTER
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the SHABACH! Ministries,
          Inc. for the planning and design of the Shabach Adult Day Care and Senior
          Center, located in Upper Marlboro; providing for disbursement of the loan
          proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a
          matching fund; prohibiting the use of the loan proceeds or matching fund for
          sectarian religious purposes; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 38            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 834    Senator Peters
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          WHITEMARSH TURF FIELD
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Bowie Boys and Girls
          Club, Inc. for the construction of the Whitemarsh Turf Field, located in
          Bowie; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a
          requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund;
          establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan
          proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 835    Senators Peters and Muse
          PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – ROADSIDE SOLICITATION OF
          MONEY OR DONATIONS – PERMIT PROGRAM
          Authorizing the County Council of Prince George’s County or the governing
          body of a municipal corporation in Prince George’s County to enact a permit
          program for a one–day permit to allow specified individuals and specified
          representatives of fire companies or bona fide religious, fraternal, civic, war
          veterans’, or charitable organizations to stand in a roadway, median divider,
          or intersection and solicit money or donations from the occupant of a vehicle;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-507 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 836    Senator Muse, et al
          LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS – DISCOVERY
          AND ADMISSIBILITY OF ALLEGATIONS
          Establishing that an allegation against a law enforcement officer, including
          the existence of an investigation into an allegation against the officer and the
          content of the investigation, is not discoverable or admissible in a judicial
          proceeding in which the officer is testifying or to which the officer is a party
          if the investigation resulted in the acquittal of the officer, a dismissal of the
          action, or a finding of not guilty.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PS, § 3-110 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009              SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 39


SB 837    Senator Currie
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          CHOSEN YOUTH GROUP BASKETBALL COURT
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $25,000, the
          proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Gethsemane
          UMC Chosen Youth Group, Inc. for repair, renovation, and resurfacing of the
          Chosen Youth Group Basketball Court, located in Capitol Heights; providing
          for disbursement of the loan proceeds; establishing a deadline for the
          encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 838    Anne Arundel County Senators
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY – MTR
          EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION CENTER
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $800,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Therapeutic
          Riding, Inc. for the design and construction of the MTR Education and
          Rehabilitation Center, located in Annapolis; providing for disbursement of the
          loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a
          matching fund; establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of
          the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 839    Senator Astle
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY –
          HOMEPORT FARM PARK BUILDING REHABILITATION PROJECT
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $100,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the County Executive and County Council of Anne
          Arundel County for the planning, design, construction, repair, renovation,
          reconstruction, and capital equipping of buildings at the Homeport Farm Park,
          located in Edgewater; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds,
          subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund;
          establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan
          proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 40            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 840    Senator Astle
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY –
          SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOUSE
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors for the Southern High School
          Sports Booster Club, Inc. for the construction of the Southern High School
          Field House, located in Harwood, Maryland; providing for disbursement of
          the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and
          expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or
          expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 841    Senator Lenett
          ENVIRONMENT – LANDFILLS – METHANE TESTING
          Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a study of specified
          landfills for the potential to use methane emissions for electricity generation;
          authorizing the Department to determine the procedures and methods of each
          study; and requiring the Department to report to the Senate Education, Health,
          and Environmental Affairs Committee, the House Environmental Matters
          Committee, and the Maryland Energy Administration.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EN, § 9-215 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 842    Senator Lenett
          REAL PROPERTY – FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGES AND DEEDS
          OF TRUST ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY – NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS
          Requiring a notice addressed to “all occupants” to be sent to the address of
          the residential property at the time of filing an action to foreclose a mortgage
          or deed of trust on residential property; requiring a notice of foreclosure sale
          addressed to “all occupants” to be sent to the address of the residential
          property a specified period of time before the foreclosure sale; applying the
          Act prospectively; making the Act an emergency measure; etc.
          EMERGENCY BILL
          RP, § 7-105.9 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND              Schedule 20, Page 41


SB 843    Senator Currie, et al
          STATE EMPLOYEE AND RETIREE HEALTH AND WELFARE
          BENEFITS PROGRAM – WELLNESS
          Requiring the Secretary of Budget and Management to designate a wellness
          coordinator to create and develop a wellness program; authorizing the
          wellness program to include specified initiatives; requiring the wellness
          coordinator to take specified actions; requiring each State agency to designate
          an employee to serve as a wellness liaison; authorizing the Department to
          seek, through a request for proposals, a certain wellness program; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          SP, §§ 2-502.2 and 2-506 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 844    Senator Middleton
          PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION – NEW ELECTRIC GENERATION
          FACILITIES – RATE REGULATION AND CONTRACTS
          Requiring the Public Service Commission to evaluate plans regarding
          generating needs; requiring the Commission to approve a specified
          application only after a consideration of specified need; stating a goal to
          return to a regulated electric market; requiring that new electric generation
          facilities be owned by electric companies or a consortium; allowing new
          generation facilities to be owned by other specified entities; requiring
          electricity to be offered for sale first to electric companies or a consortium;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          PUC, §§ 7-201 and 7-207 - amended and § 7-518 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 845    Senator Kasemeyer
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – BALTIMORE COUNTY –
          LEADERSHIP THROUGH ATHLETICS FACILITY
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $35,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Leadership Through
          Athletics, Inc. for the planning, design, construction, reconstruction, and
          capital equipping for Leadership Through Athletics, located in Lansdowne;
          providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that
          the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for
          the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 42           SENATE OF MARYLAND                  February 10, 2009


SB 846    Senator Harris
          ELECTION LAW – PUBLIC FINANCING ACT – REVISIONS
          Increasing the dollar amount limit in the definition of eligible private
          contribution under the Public Financing Act; and increasing the amount of
          money a gubernatorial ticket may spend in an election if the ticket accepts a
          public contribution from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EL, §§ 15-102(d) and 15-105 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 847    Senator Harris
          ELECTION  LAW    –  LEGISLATIVE                    DISTRICTING         AND
          APPORTIONMENT COMMISSION
          Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that changes the
          process of legislative districting and apportionment in the State by
          establishing a Legislative Districting and Apportionment Commission;
          providing for the membership, qualifications, chair, and duties of the
          Commission; requiring the Commission to establish rules and procedures
          subject to the State laws governing open meetings and public records;
          requiring the Court of Appeals to make determinations regarding the
          redistricting plan; etc.
          CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
          Maryland Constitution, Art. III, § 5 - repealed and added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 848    Senators Harris and Kittleman
          AUTHORIZED RESOLUTIONS – SPENDING MANDATES – THREE–
          FIFTHS VOTE AND LIMITED DURATION REQUIREMENT
          Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution requiring that any bill
          requiring the Governor to make an appropriation in the State budget may not
          become law without at least a three–fifths supermajority in each House and
          may remain effective for only 4 years; and submitting this amendment to the
          qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
          CONTINGENT
          CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
          Maryland Constitution, Art. III, § 28 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009              SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 43


SB 849    Senators Harrington and Pinsky
          TASK FORCE TO STUDY RESTRICTIONS ON CAMPAIGN
          CONTRIBUTIONS FROM GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
          Establishing a Task Force to Study Restrictions on Campaign Contributions
          from Government Contractors; establishing the composition of the Task
          Force; providing for the staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of
          the Task Force from receiving compensation; requiring the Task Force to
          conduct a study, make recommendations, and report findings; providing for
          the termination of the Act; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 850    Senator Muse
          PUBLIC SAFETY           –   ELECTRONIC         CONTROL        DEVICES      –
          REQUIREMENTS
          Prohibiting a person from possessing or using an electronic control device
          unless the person meets specified requirements; providing that an electronic
          control device may not be sold, possessed, or used in the State unless the
          electronic control device meets specified requirements; requiring an
          electronic control device manufacturer to provide an investigating law
          enforcement agency with prompt access to the manufacturer’s records on
          electronic control devices and cartridges sold in the State; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CR, § 4-109 - added and PS, § 3-207 and CS, § 8-208(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 851    Senator Astle
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY –
          MONARCH ACADEMY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BUILDING
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $200,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Monarch Academy
          Public Charter School, Inc. for the design, construction, renovation, and
          reconstruction of the Monarch Academy Public Charter School Building
          located in Glen Burnie; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds,
          subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund;
          establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan
          proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
Schedule 20, Page 44            SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 852    Senator Garagiola
          HEALTH INSURANCE – ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS
          Prohibiting a carrier from prohibiting the assignment of benefits to a health
          care provider by an insured, subscriber, or enrollee; and prohibiting a carrier
          from refusing to directly reimburse a health care provider under an
          assignment of benefits.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 19-706(ttt) and IN, § 15-132 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 853    Senator Garagiola
          MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION                   INFRASTRUCTURE           FUNDING
          TASK FORCE
          Establishing a Maryland Transportation Infrastructure Funding Task Force;
          requiring the Task Force to review and evaluate current State funding for the
          Maryland Transportation Trust Fund; specifying the membership and staffing
          for the Task Force; prohibiting Task Force members from receiving
          compensation, except for reimbursement of expenses, as specified; requiring
          the Task Force to report findings and recommendations; terminating the Act;
          etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 854    Senator Garagiola
          HEALTH INSURANCE – DEFINITION OF COVERAGE DECISIONS –
          PHARMACY INQUIRIES
          Altering the definition of “coverage decision” so that it does not include a
          pharmacy inquiry for purposes of a specified complaint process; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          IN, § 15-10D-01 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND              Schedule 20, Page 45


SB 855    Senator Muse
          PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY                –   VEHICLE      LAWS     –   SPEED
          MONITORING SYSTEMS
          Authorizing the placement of specified speed monitoring systems on specified
          highways in Prince George’s County; making specified provisions of law
          relating to the enforcement of speed limit laws with specified speed
          monitoring systems applicable in Prince George’s County; requiring specified
          local police departments in Prince George’s County to mail citations to the
          owners of vehicles that are recorded committing specified violations; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 21-809 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 856    Senator Pugh, et al
          MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION                        –   GREEN       JOBS
          WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM
          Establishing the Green Jobs Workforce Training Program; requiring the
          Maryland Energy Administration to administer the Program; requiring the
          Administration to consult regularly with the Governor’s Workforce
          Investment Board, the Maryland Clean Energy Center, and the Department of
          Business and Economic Development concerning the activities of the
          Program; stating the purpose of the Program; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          SG, §§ 9-2101 through 9-2106 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 857    Senators Pugh and McFadden
          EDUCATION – PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
          STUDENTS – REVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
          Requiring the State Department of Education to develop a data collection
          system for students who graduate from high school in 3 years, 4 years, or 5
          years; requiring the State Board of Education to report the reasons students
          opt to take the GED; requiring county boards of education to partner with
          community colleges in order to offer a 50% discount on tuition to students
          who take college courses while still in high school; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          ED, §§ 7-203.2, 7-301(a), (c), (d), and (e), and 7-1002 - amended and §§
          7-204.1, 7-205.1, and 7-301(a) - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 46             SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 858    Senator Pugh, et al
          COMMERCIAL LAW – MARYLAND GASOHOL AND GASOLINE
          PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT – MARKETING PREMISES
          Prohibiting a refiner under the Maryland Gasohol and Gasoline Products
          Marketing Act from selling, transferring, or assigning to another person the
          refiner’s fee simple or leasehold interest in specified premises leased to a
          dealer unless the refiner makes specified offers of the refiner’s interest to the
          dealer; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          CL, §§ 11-301(k) and 11-304(n) - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 859    Senator Pugh
          VEHICLE LAWS – ADVERTISING PRACTICES – PROHIBITED ACTS
          Prohibiting a vehicle dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer from stating
          the purchase price of a vehicle in an advertisement unless the purchase price
          is printed in the largest font in the advertisement, the advertisement identifies
          specified attributes of the vehicle, and the vehicle is currently available for
          sale at the price stated in the advertisement; requiring an advertisement that
          states specific purchase prices for a list of vehicles to state the purchase price
          in the appropriate column or space for each vehicle listed; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 15-313 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 860    Senator Pugh
          MARYLAND    NOT–FOR–PROFIT    DEVELOPMENT       CENTER
          PROGRAM – QUALIFYING NOT–FOR–PROFIT ENTITY ASSISTANCE
          Adding “qualifying not–for–profit entity” as a newly defined term under the
          Maryland Not–For–Profit Development Center Program; requiring the
          Program to provide specified assistance and support to qualifying not–for–
          profit entities; and making conforming changes.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EC, §§ 5-1201, 5-1202, 5-1203, and 5-1205 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
February 10, 2009                 SENATE OF MARYLAND               Schedule 20, Page 47


SB 861    Senator Currie, et al
          HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING MODEL FOR MARYLAND ACT OF
          2009
          Setting funding, performance, and financial aid goals for specified Maryland
          higher education institutions; repealing specified State funding goals;
          requiring funding proposals for regional higher education centers to be
          calculated using a specified funding strategy; providing that a program should
          be developed that promises to cover a specified percent of financial need for
          specified students; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          ED, Various Sections - amended and added and PS, § 13-405(b), TG, §
          2-613.1, and Chs. 296 and 297, § 3 of the Acts of 2007 - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 862    Senator Pugh
          CHILD FATALITY REVIEW – CHILD DEATH REVIEW CASE
          REPORTING SYSTEM
          Authorizing members and staff of specified State teams to provide identifying
          information to a national center for child death review in accordance with
          data use agreements that require the national center to act as a fiduciary agent
          of certain State and local teams; and establishing that specified information
          provided to a national center for child death review is confidential and subject
          to specified confidentiality and discovery protections.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, §§ 5-701 and 5-704 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 48           SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 863    Senator Edwards
          WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – DEATH BENEFITS FOR PARTIALLY
          DEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS – PAYMENT
          Requiring an employer or insurer to continue specified payments under
          specified circumstances to specified individuals who were partially dependent
          at the time of the covered employee’s death or who were wholly dependent at
          the time of the covered employee’s death and became partially self–
          supporting; altering the total amount of compensation payable to an
          individual who was partially dependent at the time of the covered employee’s
          death or became partially self–supporting after the covered employee’s
          death; etc.
          Preliminary analysis: local government mandate
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          LE, §§ 9-681(j) and 9-682 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 864    Senator Muse
          HORSE RACING – SATELLITE SIMULCAST BETTING – INSTANT
          RACING
          Broadening the scope of satellite simulcast betting on horse races to include
          instant racing; and specifying that instant racing involves a bettor viewing a
          self–serve totalizator machine that displays a previously run horse race in
          digitalized form and specified information before and after the race.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          BR, § 11-815 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 865    Senator Pugh
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – BALTIMORE CITY – PARKS AND
          PEOPLE HEADQUARTERS AT AUCHENTOROLY TERRACE
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $100,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Parks and People, The
          Foundation of Baltimore Recreation and Parks, Inc. for the construction,
          renovation, and reconstruction of the Parks and People Headquarters at
          Auchentoroly Terrace, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement
          of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and
          expend a matching fund; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009                SENATE OF MARYLAND                  Schedule 20, Page 49


SB 866    Senator Pipkin
          COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF LARGE TRUCK TRAFFIC
          ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE
          Establishing a Commission to Study the Impact of Large Truck Traffic on the
          Chesapeake Bay Bridge and specifying its membership, chair, and staffing;
          prohibiting Commission members from receiving compensation, but
          authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the
          Commission to study specified matters and report findings and
          recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before a
          specified date; terminating the Act; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 867    Senators Lenett and Rosapepe
          THE RENEWABLES FIRST ACT
          Declaring specified findings and policies of the General Assembly; stating
          specified energy policy goals for the State; declaring that it is the policy of the
          State that specified policy goals should be prioritized in a specified manner;
          requiring a specified person to submit a specified statement when applying for
          a certificate of public convenience and necessity; requiring a specified person
          to submit a specified statement when applying for permission to construct a
          specified generating station under specified circumstances; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PUC, §§ 7-207(c), 7-207.1(b), and 7-208(c) - amended and § 7-209.1 -added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 868    Senator Brinkley
          FREDERICK COUNTY – TIP JARS AND PUNCHBOARDS – LICENSED
          DISTRIBUTORS
          Altering a requirement to be met by a distributor licensed in Frederick County
          from whom specified persons may purchase a tip jar or punchboard for
          gaming purposes.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          CR, § 13-1305(d) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
Schedule 20, Page 50            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 869    Senators Brinkley and Kittleman
          CARROLL COUNTY – GAMING
          Authorizing specified organizations in Carroll County to conduct specified
          card games and casino games under specified circumstances; requiring an
          organization to obtain a permit from the county commissioners before
          conducting games; and specifying requirements for the conduct of games and
          limits for wagers and prizes.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          CR, § 13-906 - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 870    Senator Gladden
          MARRIAGE CEREMONIES – PERFORMANCE BY TAX COURT
          JUDGES
          Authorizing a judge of the United States Tax Court to perform a marriage
          ceremony in the State.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          FL, § 2-406(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 871    Senator Gladden
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – BALTIMORE CITY – IOTA PHI
          THETA LOVE/ACTION CENTER
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $200,000, the
          proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Iota Phi Theta
          Fraternity, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, repair, and renovation of
          a building to serve as a youth center, located in Baltimore City; providing for
          disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee
          provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the
          encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009                SENATE OF MARYLAND                 Schedule 20, Page 51


SB 872    Senator Zirkin
          ELECTION LAW – CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
          COURT – FILING REQUIREMENTS
          Requiring a candidate for the office of judge of the circuit court who seeks
          nomination by petition to file a specified declaration of intent by a specified
          date; and requiring a candidate for the office of judge of the circuit court who
          seeks nomination by a political party not required to nominate candidates by
          party primary to file a specified declaration of intent by a specified date.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          EL, §§ 5-703 and 5-703.1 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 873    Senator Exum
          MARYLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS ACT
          Creating the State Board of Community Association Managers in the
          Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; providing for the
          composition, appointment, terms, and expenses of the Board members;
          requiring specified individuals to be licensed by the Board before an
          individual may practice community association management in the State
          through a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation that holds a
          specified permit; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          BOP, §§ 4.5-101 through 4.5-602, BR, §§ 2-106.7, 2-106.8, and 2-108(a)(10),
          and SG, § 8-403(b)(13) - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings

SB 874    Senators Exum and Pugh
          MENTAL HYGIENE ADMINISTRATION – RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS
          WITH MENTAL DISORDERS IN FACILITIES
          Altering policies of the State concerning the rights of individuals with mental
          disorders who receive services in specified facilities; repealing the authority
          of staff in specified facilities to use a technique to transition individuals to a
          restraint position; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HG, § 10-701 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance
Schedule 20, Page 52            SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 875    Senator Exum
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          PALMER PARK BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $400,000, the
          proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Palmer Park
          Boys and Girls Club, Inc. for the planning, design, repair, renovation, and
          capital equipping of the Palmer Park Boys and Girls Club; providing for
          disbursement of the loan proceeds; establishing a deadline for the
          encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 876    Senator DeGrange
          PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS OF STATE DEBT TO FUND CAPITAL
          PROJECTS – ALTERATIONS
          Amending prior Acts of the General Assembly that authorized the creation of
          State Debt, the proceeds of which were designated for funding specified
          capital projects; altering and expanding the authorized uses of specified
          grants; requiring specified loan proceeds to be encumbered by the Board of
          Public Works or expended for specified purposes by a specified date;
          extending the deadline by which specified grantees must present evidence to
          the Board of Public Works that matching funds will be provided; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Various Chapters of Various Acts - amended
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 877    Senator Harrington
          DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT –
          AFFORDABLE HOUSING – FINANCING OWNERSHIP INTERESTS
          Promoting and preserving affordable rental housing by authorizing the
          Department of Housing and Community Development to provide financing to
          acquire ownership interests in entities that own real property that can be used
          for affordable rental housing; authorizing the Department to make specified
          loans; requiring the Department to adopt specified policies and to administer
          specified loans and attach specified terms and conditions to the loans; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HS, § 4-504 - amended and §§ 4-2001 through 4-2005 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 53


SB 878    Senators Harrington and Frosh
          SMART GROWTH – VISIONS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
          Altering the visions for land use plans; establishing performance standards to
          measure the achievement of the visions; requiring a plan to be designed to
          allow a local jurisdiction to meet specified performance standards on or
          before October 1, 2018; requiring a local jurisdiction to demonstrate to the
          satisfaction of the Department of Planning by October 1, 2012, that the plan
          will achieve the performance standards by 2018; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          Art. 66B, EN, and SF, Various Sections - amended and Art. 66B, §§ 1.00(i),
          3.05(g) and (h), and 3.07.1 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 879    Senator Harrington
          GWENDOLYN BRITT STUDENT HEALTH AND FITNESS ACT
          Requiring each local school system to develop and implement an annual
          physical fitness measurement program; establishing specified program
          elements for the fitness measurement programs; requiring the State
          Department of Education to take specified steps to support the establishment
          of the fitness measurement programs; requiring the Department to establish
          an Advisory Council on Health and Physical Education; providing for the
          membership of the Advisory Council; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          ED, § 7-409 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 880    Senator Dyson
          ST. MARY’S COUNTY – ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – WINERY
          LICENSE
          Authorizing the St. Mary’s County Board of License Commissioners to issue
          a Class W winery license to specified holders of a Class 4 manufacturer’s
          license; specifying the privileges conferred by the Class W winery license,
          including the ability to sell wine and other products for consumption on or off
          the premises and to maintain furnishings to enable patrons to consume wine
          and food; providing a license fee; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Art. 2B, § 4-301 - added and § 11-519 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 54             SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 881    Senator Pinsky
          MARYLAND HEALTH SYSTEM ACT OF 2009
          Establishing the Maryland Health System; requiring the Health System to
          provide health care services to all residents of the State under a single system
          that is not dependent on employment; authorizing a member of the Health
          System to choose any participating health care provider; requiring the Health
          System to reimburse a member who receives health care services from an
          out–of–state health care provider under specified circumstances; etc.
          VARIOUS EFFECTIVE DATES
          HG, §§ 25-101 through 25-1001 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 882    Senator Klausmeier
          PHYSICIANS – PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE
          – NOTIFICATION AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS
          Requiring physicians licensed to practice medicine in the State to notify
          patients in writing and on each visit of specified information relating to
          professional liability insurance coverage; requiring physicians to maintain
          records of the signed patient notification and post specified information in
          their place of practice; authorizing the Board of Physicians to establish
          specified language for the notification; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          HO, § 14-508 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 883    Senator Dyson, et al
          STATE GOVERNMENT – COMMEMORATIVE DAYS – FIREMEN AND
          RESCUE WORKERS MEMORIAL SERVICE
          Requiring that the memorial service commemorating firemen and other rescue
          workers organized by the Maryland Fire–Rescue Services Memorial
          Foundation, Inc. be held annually on the first Sunday in June at the Maryland
          Fire–Rescue Services Memorial in the City of Annapolis.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          SG, § 13-408 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
February 10, 2009              SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 55


SB 884    Senators Brinkley and Mooney
          FREDERICK COUNTY             –   ALCOHOLIC       BEVERAGES        –   WINE
          FESTIVAL LICENSE
          Establishing a special wine festival (WF) license in Frederick County;
          requiring that an applicant for a special WF license must be a holder of
          another license; specifying that a holder of a special WF license may display
          and sell wine in a specified manner; providing for a $20 license fee;
          authorizing the Frederick County Board of License Commissioners to choose
          2 weekends annually for wine festivals; requiring the Board to choose certain
          locations for the wine festivals; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Art. 2B, § 8-308.1 - added
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 885    Senators Jones and McFadden
          BALTIMORE CITY CHARTER – EAST BALTIMORE COMMUNITY
          BENEFITS DISTRICT
          Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to establish by
          ordinance the East Baltimore Community Benefits District to provide
          specified services; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to establish the
          East Baltimore Community Benefits District Authority to provide specified
          services; requiring a specified ordinance to provide the method for
          establishing specified boundaries; requiring a specified ordinance to provide
          for specified taxes; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          The Charter of Baltimore City, Art. II, § (65) - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 886    Senator Rosapepe
          PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – LAUREL COMMONS – ALCOHOLIC
          BEVERAGES – ADDITIONAL CLASS B LICENSES
          Adding Laurel Commons to a list of areas designated as underserved in
          Prince George’s County in which a licensee may hold or have an interest in
          an additional Class B beer, wine and liquor license for a restaurant.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          Art. 2B, § 9-217(f)(5)(ii) - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 56           SENATE OF MARYLAND                   February 10, 2009


SB 887    Senators Peters and McFadden
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          KAPPA ALPHA PSI PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $10,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Kappa Alpha Psi
          Foundation of Maryland, Inc. for the acquisition, construction, and capital
          equipping of playgrounds at Bowie High School and Pointer Ridge
          Elementary School, located in Bowie; providing for disbursement of the loan
          proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a
          matching fund; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 888    Senator Della
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – BALTIMORE CITY – LIFE SAFETY
          SYSTEM UPGRADES AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $100,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of
          Industry, Inc. for the planning, design, construction, repair, renovation,
          reconstruction, and capital equipping of Life Safety System Upgrades at the
          Baltimore Museum of Industry, located in Baltimore City; providing for
          disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee
          provide and expend a matching fund; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 889    Senator Peters
          CREATION OF A STATE DEBT – PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY –
          BOWIE POLICE DISPATCH CENTER
          Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds
          to be used as a grant to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Bowie for
          the construction and capital equipping of the Bowie Police Dispatch Center;
          providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that
          the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for
          the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
February 10, 2009               SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 57


SB 890    Senator Jones
          MARYLAND COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT TRANSIT–ORIENTED
          DEVELOPMENT TRANSPORTATION FUND
          Establishing the Maryland Community Enhancement Transit–Oriented
          Development Fund for specified purposes; providing that the Fund is a
          special, nonlapsing fund administered by the Secretary of Housing and
          Community Development; providing for the contents and uses of the Fund;
          authorizing financial assistance to be provided to qualified recipients in
          specified areas from the Fund in specified manners; requiring the Secretary to
          provide financial assistance from the Fund in consultation with specified
          persons; etc.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          HS, §§ 6-501 through 6-505 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 891    Senator Forehand
          TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAYS – LIGHTING
          Authorizing the State Highway Administration or a political subdivision to
          install or replace a specified luminaire for highway lighting only if it
          determines that the safety concerns to be addressed by the lighting cannot be
          addressed by specified alternative means; authorizing the Administration, a
          political subdivision, or an electric company to install or replace a specified
          luminaire for highway lighting only with a new luminaire that meets specified
          requirements; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          TR, § 8-609.2 - added
          Assigned to: Finance

SB 892    Senator Forehand
          MARYLAND STATE SONG
          Changing the State song.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          SG, § 13-307 - amended
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Schedule 20, Page 58            SENATE OF MARYLAND                    February 10, 2009


SB 893    Senator Mooney
          PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PREDATORS ACT OF
          2009
          Requiring an Internet access provider to make a parental Internet control
          product or service available to a subscriber under specified circumstances;
          granting an Internet access provider of an interactive computer service
          immunity from civil liability for taking specified actions or for failing to take
          specified actions; authorizing a judge imposing a sentence on a person who
          has been convicted of a sexual offense against a minor to include a specified
          special sentence; etc.
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          CL, §§ 14-3701 and 14-3702, CJ, § 5-427, CR, § 3-325, and CP, § 11-728 -
          added, and CJ, § 10-4A-05(a) and CP, § 11-717(a) - amended
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings and Finance

SB 894    Senator Mooney
          TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND PROTECTION ACT
          Prohibiting the transfer or diversion of funds from the Transportation Trust
          Fund except under specified circumstances; requiring the Governor to make a
          specified declaration if funds are transferred or diverted from the
          Transportation Trust Fund; and requiring the enactment of legislation
          providing for a specified repayment plan before funds are transferred or
          diverted from the Transportation Trust Fund.
          EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009
          TR, § 3-217 - added
          Assigned to: Budget and Taxation

SB 895    Senator Stone
          PUBLIC SAFETY – FIRE FIGHTERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
          Establishing a bill of rights for specified fire fighters under investigation and
          subjected to interrogation that could lead to punitive action; etc.
          Preliminary analysis: local government mandate
          EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009
          PS, §§ 7-501 through 7-504 - added
          Assigned to: Judicial Proceedings
February 10, 2009              SENATE OF MARYLAND                Schedule 20, Page 59


SB 896    Senator Garagiola, et al
          COMMERCIAL LAW – EQUIPMENT DEALER CONTRACT ACT –
          SCOPE
          Altering the definitions of “dealer” and “inventory” for purposes of the
          Equipment Dealer Contract Act to clarify that it applies to persons engaged in
          the business of selling, on commission or at retail, commercial heating,
          ventilation, and air–conditioning equipment or repair parts.
          EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
          CL, § 19-101 - amended
          Assigned to: Finance



   SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED February 6, 2009

SJ 8      Senators Lenett and Frosh
          FEDERAL   MANDATES    REGARDING                      ENVIRONMENTALLY
          DAMAGING CORN ETHANOL
          Requesting the General Assembly to petition the U.S. Environmental
          Protection Agency to grant a specified waiver of the federal mandate for the
          consumption of corn–based ethanol on specified grounds; and requesting the
          General Assembly to urge the United States Congress to amend the Energy
          Independence and Security Act of 2007 to ensure that federal law does not
          encourage the production of corn–based ethanol.
          Assigned to: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

				
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