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MONDAYSENATE* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic...

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MONDAY

SENATE

* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources: budget hearings for Maryland Auto Insurance Fund, Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Motor Vehicle Administration, 1 p.m., Room 400, Senate Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Health, Education and Human Resources: budget hearings for Frostburg State University, Coppin State College, Salisbury State and Maryland School for the Deaf, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

* Appropriations: HB788, assistance reduction or termination in aid to families with dependent children; HB 834, revision of schedule of assistance of aid to families with dependent children; HB899, child support enforcement administration transfer; HB921, rent deduction and payment for public assistant recipients and public housing tenants; HB949, fingerprinting of public assistance recipients; HB1015, Homelessness Prevention Program; HB1155, General Public Assistance Drug Testing Program, 2 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

Economic Matters: Voting Session, 1 p.m., Room 150, House Office Building.

* Judiciary: HB106, statewide authorization for operation of gaming machines by nonprofit organizations; HB211, Washington County bingo regulation and penalties; HB469, regulation of gaming establishments and vendors of slot machines; HB618, authorizations of Maryland Port Administration for gaming on vessels; HB708, Maryland Gambling Control Board; HB720, possession and transporting of slot machines; HB1021, Washington County gaming devices licenses; HB1114, statewide raffles by nonprofit organizations; HB1164, Prince George's County casino nights; HB1197, Maryland Tourism and Vessel Gaming Act; HB1236, gaming regulation for Prince George's County casino nights; HB1362, maximum prizes in Baltimore City bingo, 3 p.m., Room 120, House Office Building.

TUESDAY

SENATE

* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources: budget hearings for judiciary, clerks of court and public defender, 1 p.m., Room 400, Senate Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Health, Education and Human Resources: budget hearings for University of Baltimore, Vo-Tech. Education, Morgan State University, Maryland Public Broadcasting, Towson State University, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB285, sexual assault policy in higher education; SB434, primary care physicians for Loan Assistance Repayment Program; SB692, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy programs; SB699, financial assistance for registration for selective service; SB715, University of Maryland System Board of Regents; SB763, college students' right to carry self-defense spray, 1 p.m., Room 200, Senate Office Building.

* Finance: SB147, calculation of operating loss of Maryland Auto Insurance Fund; SB335, insurance regulation; SB375, insurance division office of the people's counsel; SB569, exemption for third party administrators and transfer agents; HB697, definition of insurance managing general agent; SB732, liability for collision damage on rental motor vehicles; 1 p.m., presidential wing, Senate Office Building.

* Judicial: SB428, presumed consent for organ donation; SB664, Health Care Decision Act; SB676, health care decision making and advance medical directives; SB812, consent to immunization of a minor, 1 p.m., Room 300, Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

* Appropriations: HB766, local pension and retirement incentives for teachers; HB790, participation by Metropolitan Baltimore Council in pensions; HB953, administration law judges retirement system and pensions; HB1001, state supplemental compensation plans; HB1003, election of trustees for state retirement and pension systems from state police retirement system; HB1111, Howard County Economic Development Authority; HB1205, average final pension compensation for extraordinary salary increase, 11 a.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Education and Transportation: budget hearings for Washington Metro Area transportation, State Highway Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration; Mass Transit Administration, 2 p.m., Room 431, House Office Administration.

* Subcommittee on Health and the Environment: budget hearings on natural resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources -- PAYGO, Maryland Environmental Service PAYGO and revenues bond, 2 p.m., Room 406, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Human Resources and Public Safety: budget hearings on Parole Commission, parole and probation, Patuxent Institution, pretrial detention, 2 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Economic Matters: HB456, legal holidays for financial institutions; HB613, fees and charges for open end credit; HB631, credit regulations and limitations on lender liability; HB780, registration of securities for Maryland Securities Act; HB956, consumer protection for door-to-door solicitations; HB959, closed caption requirement for video movies; HB1010, charitable organizations exemption from Door-to-Door Solicitations Act; HB1029, automobile liens; HB1119, multiple-party accounts at financial institutions; HB1157, secured accounts and credit limit fee for open end credit; HB1166, compliance review committees at depository institutions; HB1188, credit regulations regarding financing of mechanical repair contracts; HB1208, consumer credit reporting agencies; HB1212, Vessel Warranty Work Compensation Act; HB1213, Commercial District Management Authorities; HB1268, notice of cancellation of hearing aid sales; HB1354, affiliates of financial institutions, 1 p.m., Room 150, House Office Building.

Environmental Matters: HB272, HB724, HB1000, extension of deadlines for local forest conservation programs; HB768, exemptions for tidal fish license; HB1018, mitigation banking in nontidal wetlands; HB1135, support by local governments for practice of forestry; HB1278, HB1313, deer hunting muzzle loader and exclusive seasons; HB1331, upland gamebird stamp; crab catching license; HJ17, purchasing fish from private hatcheries to stock public waters, 1 p.m., Room 160, House Office Building.

* Judiciary: HB663, immunity from liability for property owners and lessees for criminal acts on premises; HB955, liability insurance for nonprofit organizations; HB1039, prohibited civil actions for injuries sustained during commission of a crime; HB1041, status and service of process for Baltimore City Police Department; HB1065, limits for small claim actions; HB1076, immunities for athletic and recreational programs; HB1094, Maryland Comparative Fault Act; HB1142, municipal corporations' infractions; HB1156, offer of settlement procedure for civil actions; HB1171, prudent investor rule for estates and trusts; HB1283, liability limits for noneconomic damages; HB1286, summary judgments in district court; HB1297, professional corporations; HB1303, limitation on noneconomic damages for personal injury action, 1 p.m., Room 120, House Office Building.

* Ways and Means: HB49, HB438, HB812, HB1165, HB1316, modification of House of Delegates Scholarships program, method of award, public disclosure, abolition, minimum award; HB105, abolition of delegate and senatorial scholarships; HB128, uses of General Assembly scholarships; HB586, medical school loan repayment program; HB816, use and award of general state scholarships; HB901, Board of Education annual audits; HB1336, military and public safety personnel scholarships; HB1139, eligibility of physical and occupational therapists for economic development student assistance grants; HB1340, regulations of State Scholarship Administration, 1 p.m., Room 110, House Office Building.

WEDNESDAY

SENATE

* Subcommittee on Pensions: SB13, early retirement for state employees; SB93, retirement allowances; SB130, early retirement and unused sick leave for state employees; SB131, credit for unused sick leave; SB316, expansion of optional retirement program; SB486, venture capital trust investments; SB724, purchase of service credit by elected or appointed officials; SB820, computation of state employees' retirement and pension systems for early retirement, 8 a.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources: budget hearings for attorney general, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services -- fire prevention and fire marshal, state police, police and correctional training, 1 p.m., Room 400, Senate Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Health, Education and Human Resources: budget hearings for Bowie State University, Baltimore City Community College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Maryland CEES, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Budget and Taxation: SB340, Baltimore Convention Center Expansion Act of 1993, 7 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB371, SB387, SB423, Board of Physician Quality Assurance fund and Board of Nursing fund, membership; SB491, State Board of Electrologists; SB492, State Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech Language Pathologists; SB562, medical record copy fees; SB631, display of license for catering services; SB710, medical protocols and access demonstration project, 1 p.m., Room 200, Senate Office Building.

* Finance: SB427, Blood Safety Act of 1993; SB489, substance abuse treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women; hiring practices for state facilities; SB672, community services and support for developmental disabilities; SB702, child support enforcement; SB764, limitation on social service assistance for new residents; SB776, expanding children's eligibility for medical assistance programs; SJ6, plan for services for substance abusing mothers and their children; SJ9, Joint Federal-State Entitlement Program, 1 p.m., presidential wing, Senate Office Building.

* Judicial: The following bills deal with vehicle laws: SB373, licensing of manufacturers, distributors and factory branches; SB520, acquisition of vehicles by scrap processors; insurance companies' salvage certificates; SB561, dealer processing fee for sales; SB617, historical motor vehicles registration fee; SB691, administrative hearings for parking violations; SB716, preventive maintenance program; SB827, regulations for overweight vehicles; SB442, manufacturer, distributors and factory branches compensation to dealers for warranty work; SB728, SB729, motor vehicle manufacturers rebates and reimbursements to dealers; SB791, width of semitrailers, 1 p.m., Room 300, Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

* Appropriations: HB826, primary care professionals for underserved and rural communities; HB1148, financing Program

Open Space; HB1152, local bonds for Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation Easements; HB1224, state and county appropriations for local health services; HJ14, state and local observance of National Fire Prevention Week, 11 a.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Education and Transportation: budget hearings for Coppin State College, University of Baltimore, School for the Deaf, Vo-Tech. Education, IAC School Construction, 2 p.m., Room 431, House Office Building.

Subcommittee on Health and the Environment: budget hearings for Maryland Economic Development Corp., Department for Employment and Economic Development division of administration, office of secretary and employment and training, 2 p.m., Room 406, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Human Resources and Public Safety: budget hearings for Maryland Auto Insurance Fund, juvenile services, 2 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Economic Matters: HB310, HB1016, genetic testing, HB481, billing for cost of rescue operations for Maryland Occupational Safety and Health violations by contractors; HB488, two-way communication systems for elevators; HB498, family leave; HB526, costs and counsel fees for wage and hour law; HB579, wage and payment collection by employees; HB719, amusement ride safety program evaluation; HB739, Division of Labor and Industry education training fund; HB773, apprentice and training council program evaluation; HB774, Division of Labor and Industry program evaluation; HB867, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health; HB923, credit checks and prohibited questions for employment applications; HB1019, regulation of labor pools; HB1163, amusement ride safety inspections schedule and reimbursement, 1 p.m., Room 150, House Office Building.

* Environmental Matters: HB140, HB835, Office for Children, Youth and Families; HB824, HB1290 compliance with Maryland Youth Camp Act, and clarification of subtitle; HB868, State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors; HB869, State Board of Social Work Examiners; HB909, prohibited acts by physical therapists; HB1136, licensing of foreign medical school graduates; HB1182, qualifications for membership on State Board of Dental Examiners; HB1280, health care practitioners and referrals; HB1366, recovery of medical assistance payments for Maryland Medical Assistance Program, 1 p.m., Room 160, House Office Building.

* Judiciary: HB6, penalties for harassment threats; HB126, harassment protective orders; HB129, HB316, rights of crime victims and witnesses and information regarding those rights; HB433, penalties for stalking threats; HB809, mandatory warrantless arrest for domestic violence; HB1014, police costs for criminal and traffic cases; HB1033, Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; HB1045, judicial review for victims of violent crimes; HB1047, forfeiture by innocent persons for drug offenses; HB1124, stalking penalties; HB1137, sentencing for murder in presence of victim's family; HB1153, police costs in Prince George's County; HB1234, Prince George's County sheriff's office compensation; HB1239, scheduling parole hearings; HB1274, crime victims' right to appeal, 1 p.m., Room 120, House Office Building.

* Ways and Means: HB318, funding of highway projects with Chesapeake Bay Bridge tolls; HB434, motor vehicle fuel tax refund; HB546, four-year motor vehicle registration option; HB611, county transportation revenue bonds; HB665, registration fee for historic vehicles; HB866, penalties for weight violations; HB879, noise abatement walls; HB982, Capital Beltway sound barriers in Prince George's County; HB986, environmental impact of highway improvements in Prince George's County; HB1057, residential parking permit abuses; HB1064, local bus service grants; HB1092, environmental impact proposed Washington bypass; HB1107, highway prohibitions; HB1201, residential property purchase program; HB1324, alternative fuels; HJ24, Maryland Task Force in Transportation Planning, 12 p.m.,Room 110, House Office Building.

THURSDAY

SENATE

* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources: budget hearings for Maryland Economic Development Corp., Department of Employment and Economic Development -- division of administration, employment and training, office of the secretary, 1 p.m., Room 400, Senate Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Health, Education and Human Resources: budget hearings for St. Mary's College, University of Maryland Biotech Institute and Sea Grant, budget and fiscal planning, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB217, license requirements for managing real estate; SB490, State Board of Pilots; SB506, continuing education for real estate brokers; SB515, educational requirements for licensure of certified public accountants; SB526, disclosure of agency relationship to real estate licensees; SB564, commissions for real estate brokers and salespersons; SB567, multiple brokerage licenses; SB705, State Real Estate Commission; SB760, State Board of Foresters, 1 p.m., Room 200, Senate Office Building.

* Finance: SB675, multiple party accounts in financial institutions; SB694, SB695, open end credit fees and charges; SB696, telephone solicitations; SB700, notice of closing or bankruptcy for health clubs; SB712, compliance review committees for depository institutions, 1 p.m., presidential wing, Senate Office Building.

* Judicial: SB59, Maryland Discretionary Trust Act; SB460, trust company affiliates' liabilities; SB519, civil penalties for merchants; SB547, limited liability companies; SB708, sale before plat approval for subdivision lots; SB711 estates and trusts prudent investors rule; SB786, infractions by municipal corporations; SB790, removal of termination provision for estates and trusts probate information booklets; SB818, lawyers fees for unemployment insurance proceedings, 1 p.m., Room 300, Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

* Appropriations: HB432, Baltimore Convention Center Expansion Act of 1993; HB1417, Efficiency 2000 Commission; HJ10, federal mandates; HJ18, Mass Transit Area Planning and Development Task Force, 11 a.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Education and Transportation: budget hearings for Salisbury State, public broadcasting, State Department of Education, state-aided educational institutions, Bowie State University, Towson State University, 2 p.m., Room 431, House Office Building.

* Subcommittee on Health and the Environment: Health Department -- Mental Hygiene Administration, developmental disabled, 2 p.m., Room 406, House Office Building.

Subcommittee on Human Resources and Public Safety: Department of Human Resources -- child support enforcement, income maintenance administration, 2 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Economic Matters: HB59, health insurance benefits for bone densitometry; HB90, long-term health care rider for life insurance; HB361, Maryland Partnership for Long-Term Care Program; HB386, notification of issuance of licenses by health and business occupations and professions; HB569, nongroup health benefit groups; HB571, health care reform; HB1373, reimbursement for physical therapists; The following bills deal with Health Maintenance Organizations: HB371, priority of claims; HB394, emergency services payment; HB462, payment of claims to providers not under written contract; HB738, HB1372, payment of claims to health care providers; HB895, redomestication, HB1203, emergency services; HB1356, payments to noncontract health care providers; The following bills deal with health insurance: HB466, coverage for mental illness; HB605, payment for rental of medical equipment; HB1348, notice of qualifying requirement changes; HB1404, reimbursement for physician services, 1 p.m., Room 150, House Office Building.

* Environmental Matters: HB196, water pollution patrol penalties; water discharge permits certification; HB302, Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Program transfer to Department of Environment Program; HB306, Lead-based Paint Occupation Accreditation; HB589, composition of Governor's Advisory Board for Telecommunications Relay; HB822, personal flotation device required for a child on boat; HB943, transfer of ownership of recyclable materials; HB948, procurement of recycled materials; HB998, sewage sludge application in Washington County; HB1069, definition of solid waste; HB1123, exceptions to load covers vehicle law; HB1325, membership of Lead Paint Poisoning Commission, 1 p.m., Room 160, House Office Building.

* Ways and Means: HB500, treatment for compulsive gamblers; HB512, accessibility to minors of tobacco product vending machines; HB513, taxation of tobacco products; HB630, keno prohibition; HB647, alcoholic beverages and keno in Baltimore County; HB712, prohibition of keno in recreational facilities; HB761, State Tobacco Control Board; HB800, minors' access to cigarettes; HB839, tobacco tax collection remedies; HB1154, Bus Riders' Smoke Free Protection Act; HB1281, new state lottery games; HB1294, keno contracts, 1 p.m., Room 110, House Office Building.

FRIDAY

SENATE

* Budget and Taxation: SB413, SB549, funding for English for speakers of other languages programs; SB511, state payment of employer social security contributions; SB539, funding of Vo-Tech programs; SB656, full-time kindergarten; SB657, state funding of elementary and secondary education; SB669, public education and the cost of living index; SB670, New Action Plan for Educational Excellence; SB678, state public education aid; SB725, SB769, community colleges -- payments by county and funding formula; SB788, autonomy of University of Maryland System, Room 100, Senate Office Building.

* Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB296, alcoholic beverages and adult live entertainment in Baltimore city; SB408, after-hours clubs in Baltimore City; SB416, multiple alcoholic beverage licenses; SB437, transfer of alcoholic beverage licenses in Baltimore city; SB565, alcoholic beverages pregnancy notice; SB668, alcoholic beverages and clerks of circuit courts, 1 p.m., Room 200, Senate Office Building.

* Executive Nominations Committee: consideration of various executive nominations by Gov. William Donald Schaefer, 5 p.m.,

Room 300, Senate Office Building.,2

HOUSE

* Appropriations: HB814, state personnel grievances; HB892, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission labor practices; HB920, revenue authorities for municipal corporations; HB962, hearings and decisions for state personnel; HB975, public facilities bonds for Charles County Community College; HB983, highway prohibitions in Prince George's County; HB985, Route 201 highway project in Prince George's County; HB1023, public facilities bond for Physicians Memorial Hospital in Charles County; HB1024, public facilities bonds for Cecil County public schools; HB1048, County Commissions for the Implementation of ADA; HB1053, public entities of investment pool; HB1099, grievance records of state personnel; HB1127, Prince George's County sheriff's office -- collective bargaining for working conditions for commissioned and civilian employees, 1 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.

* Economic Matters: HB639, applicability of required security law of motor vehicles; HB804, time limitations on covered services by physical therapists; HB806, charges for checking status of insurance claims; HB860, membership of Interdepartmental Committee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits; HB1017, motor vehicle liability insurance costs; HB1020, Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland subsidiaries; HB1044, long-term care health insurance; HB1072, small employer group health insurance; HB1073, self-funded policies of group or blanket health insurance; HB1110, verification of required security for motor vehicles; HB1159, health insurance basic benefits policy; HB1161, insurance agents Commissions Protection Act; HB1185, prepaid limited health service organizations; HB1189, HB1287, unfair claims settlement practices; HB1200, insurance adjusters violations of prohibited practices; HB1285, health insurance plan of withdrawal, 1 p.m., Room 150, House Office Building.

* Judiciary: HB118, circuit and district judgeships; HB747, public officials and employees bonds; HB751, property review boards; HB754, temporary assignment of former judges; HB846, reports on convictions and pleas of clerks of court; HB855, domestic violence; HB1034, guardianships; HB1035, clerks of circuit courts municipal charter record; HB1037, guardianship and termination of parental rights; HB1071, State Board of Law Examiners; HB1082, Circuit Court fees and penalties; HB1084, registers of wills record-keeping; HB1097, eligibility of former judges for recall for temporary assignment; HB1244, clerks of court and registers of wills fees; HB1245, clerks of circuit courts -- returnable containers and laundered articles; HB1248, financing and land records; HB1249, clerks of courts -- liens.

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