Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date:  May 17, 2024

Volume 51  •  Issue 10  • Pages 503 — 544

IN THIS ISSUE

Governor

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before April 29, 2024 5 p.m.
 
Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, I hereby certify that this issue contains all documents required to be codified as of April 29, 2024.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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MARYLAND REGISTER

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

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

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CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register .....................................................................  507

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  508

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

08        Department of Natural Resources .............................  520, 532

09        Maryland Department of Labor .........................................  524

10        Maryland Department of Health ................................  525, 537

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services .....  528

14        Independent Agencies .......................................................  528

26        Department of the Environment ........................................  538

29        Department of State Police ................................................  542

30        Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services
Systems (MIEMSS) .......................................................  529

36        Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control
               Agency ............................................................................  529

 

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The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2024.15

Maryland Outdoor Learning Partnership .................................  511

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2024.16

Renewal of Executive Order 01.01.2024.09 (Declaration of a
   State of Emergency)
 512

 

General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 2 .  513

 

The Judiciary

SUPREME COURT OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ......................................  519

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

Striped Bass .  520

 

Final Action on Regulations

09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

General Regulations .................................................................  524

Fees .  524

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

Fees .  524

BOARD OF BARBERS

General Regulations .  524

BOARD OF CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

General Regulations .  524

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

Fees . 525

BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

General Regulations . 525

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Fees . 525

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Behavioral Health Crisis Services .  525

COMMUNITY

Programs Required to Be Accredited in Order to Be
   Licensed to Provide Community-Based Behavioral
   Health Services
.  526

Descriptions and Criteria for Programs and Services Required
   to Have an Accreditation-Based License
.  526

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Private Home Detention Monitoring Agencies ........................  528

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN

Rate Setting for Child Care Providers ......................................  528

STATE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

General Provisions .  529

General Practice and Hearing Procedures .  529

Bargaining Unit and Bargaining Representative
   Determination
.  529

Elections .  529

Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Process .  529

Collective Bargaining, Negotiations, and Negotiability
   Disputes
.  529

Mediation Procedures .  529

Procedures Governing Employee Information .  529

PUBLIC SCHOOL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Recognition of Employee Organizations .  529

Negotiability Dispute ...............................................................  529

Impasse Determination ............................................................  529

Charge of Statutory Violation ..................................................  529

Public Information Act Requests .............................................  529

Attendance, Recording, Photographing, and Broadcasting
   of Open Sessions
.  529

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY
   MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

COMMERCIAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

Definitions .  529

Specialty Care Transport Services .  529

36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING
   CONTROL AGENCY

GAMING PROVISIONS

General  529

Investigation and Licensing .  529

Video Lottery Operation License .  529

Enforcement of Voluntary Exclusion Program ..  529

Collection of Taxes, Fees, and Penalties .  529

Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control
   Standards ...............................................................................
 529

Facility Standards .  529

VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS

Video Lottery Technical Standards ..........................................  529

Video Lottery Terminal Machines .  529

INSTANT BINGO MACHINES IN ANNE ARUNDEL
   AND CALVERT COUNTIES

Application and Licensing .  529

SPORTS WAGERING PROVISIONS

General  529

All Applicants and Licensees — Applications and
   Investigations
.  529

All Applicants and Licensees — Qualification
   Requirements
.  529

Specific Requirements for Sports Wagering Facilities
   Licensees
.  529

Specific Requirements for Mobile Sports Wagering
   Licenses
.  529

Specific Requirements for Other Licenses Required for
   Sports Wagering
.  529

Enforcement of Voluntary Exclusion Program ..  529

Sports Wagering Licensee Minimum Internal Control
   Standards
.  529

Sports Wagering Requirements and Limitations .  529

Sports Wagering Licensee Facility Standards .  529

SPORTS WAGERING APPLICATION REVIEW
   COMMISSION

All Applicants and Awardees .  529

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

General  532

Oysters .  533

Fish .  534

Sharks .  534

Fish .  535

Shellfish—General  536

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

BOARD OF PHARMACY

Pharmacy Technicians .  537

26 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT

AIR QUALITY

Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid
   Waste Landfills
.  538

29 MARYLAND STATE POLICE

WEAPONS REGULATIONS

Regulated Firearms .  542

 

General Notices

STATE COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSING BOARD

Public Meeting .  543

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/VIRGINIA I.
   JONES ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED
   DEMENTIAS COUNCIL

Public Meeting .  543

Public Meeting .  543

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/CANNABIS
   PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Public Meeting .  543

Public Meeting .  543

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Public Meeting .  543

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  543

Notice of Request for Proposed Project Change to
   Approved Exemption Request
 543

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT
   THE END OF LIFE

Public Meeting .  544

 

COMAR Online

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

        For additional information, visit www.dsd.maryland.gov, Division of State Documents, or call us at (410) 974-2486 or 1 (800) 633-9657.

 

 

 

Availability of Monthly List of
Maryland Documents

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

 

 

CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES THROUGH
DECEMBER 2024

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

2024

May 31

May 13

May 20

May 22

June 14

May 24**

June 3

June 5

June 28

June 10

June 17

June 18**

July 12

June 24

July 1

July 3

July 26

July 8

July 15

July 17

August 9

July 22

July 29

July 31

August 23

August 5

August 12

August 14

September 6

August 19

August 26

August 28

September 20

August 30**

September 9

September 11

October 4

September 16

September 23

September 25

October 18

September 30

October 7

October 9

November 1

October 11**

October 21

October 23

November 15

October 28

November 4

November 6

December 2***

November 8**

November 18

November 20

December 13

November 25

December 2

December 4

December 27

December 9

December 16

December 18

   Please note that this table is provided for planning purposes and that the Division of State Documents (DSD) cannot guarantee submissions will be published in an agency’s desired issue. Although DSD strives to publish according to the schedule above, there may be times when workload pressures prevent adherence to it.

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

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

** Note closing date changes.

***    Note issue date changes.

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 

 


Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations
Adopted, Amended, or Repealed

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

Table of Pending Proposals

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

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.01.01 • 51:10 Md. R. 532 (5-17-24) (ibr)

08.02.04.04 • 51:10 Md. R. 533 (5-17-24)

08.02.05.10 • 51:8 Md. R. 371 (4-19-24)

08.02.05.23,.26,.27 • 51:10 Md. R. 534 (5-17-24)

08.02.05.29 • 51:10 Md. R. 535 (5-17-24)

08.02.08.06,.10 • 51:10 Md. R. 536 (5-17-24)

08.02.21.03 • 51:9 Md. R. 443 (5-3-24)

08.02.22.02 • 51:10 Md. R. 534 (5-17-24)

08.02.26.01—.06 • 51:1 Md. R. 30 (1-12-24)

08.18.24.01 • 51:7 Md. R. 336 (4-5-24)

 

09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

09.09.02.01 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

09.10.02.43,.53 • 50:24 Md. R. 1046 (12-1-23)

09.23.04.03 • 50:26 Md. R. 1137 (12-29-23)

09.24.01.09 • 50:26 Md. R. 1138 (12-29-23)

09.33.02.01—.09 • 50:25 Md. R. 1100 (12-15-23)

09.36.07.02 • 50:17 Md. R. 772 (8-25-23)

09.36.08.02 • 50:25 Md. R. 1101 (12-15-23)

 

10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.07.14.01—.65 • 51:6 Md. R. 272 (3-22-24)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.02.05,.07 • 50:24 Md. R. 1048 (12-1-23) (ibr)

10.09.06.09 • 51:1 Md. R. 36 (1-12-24)

10.09.10.07,.08 • 51:2 Md. R. 78 (1-26-24)

10.09.11.11 • 51:2 Md. R. 79 (1-26-24)

10.09.21.02—.06 • 51:2 Md. R. 82 (1-26-24)

10.09.24.02,.07,.12 • 51:2 Md. R. 79 (1-26-24)

10.09.24.03 • 50:18 Md. R. 814 (9-8-23)

10.09.33.09 • 51:3 Md. R. 161 (2-9-24)

10.09.36.01,.04 • 51:4 Md. R. 203 (2-23-24)

10.09.36.03-2 • 50:18 Md. R. 814 (9-8-23)

10.09.39.02,.06 • 50:24 Md. R. 1049 (12-1-23)

10.09.43.10,.13 • 51:2 Md. R. 79 (1-26-24)

10.09.44.01,.15,.21,.23 • 51:3 Md. R. 162 (2-9-24)

10.09.46.12 • 51:4 Md. R. 204 (2-23-24)

10.09.48.08 • 51:4 Md. R. 205 (2-23-24)

10.09.53.04,.05 • 51:4 Md. R. 206 (2-23-24)

10.09.56.02,.04,.10,.14—.17,.19,.21,.22 • 51:4 Md. R. 207 (2-23-24)

10.09.64.01—.09 • 51:3 Md. R. 164 (2-9-24)

10.09.69.02,.11,.12 • 51:4 Md. R. 209 (2-23-24)

10.09.80.01,.05,.08 • 51:1 Md. R. 37 (1-12-24)

10.09.89.14 • 51:4 Md. R. 210 (2-23-24)

10.09.92.04,.05 • 51:1 Md. R. 38 (1-12-24)

 

     Subtitles 10—22 (3rd volume)

 

10.11.08.01—.06 • 51:1 Md. R. 39 (1-12-24)

10.15.04.01,.02,.04—.26 • 51:5 Md. R. 234 (3-8-24)

10.15.06.02,.03,.05,.10,.11 • 51:2 Md. R. 82 (1-26-24) (ibr)

10.18.05.01—.03 • 51:3 Md. R. 166 (2-9-24)

10.18.06.05,.08,.10 • 51:3 Md. R. 166 (2-9-24)

10.19.03.01—.20 • 51:4 Md. R. 211 (2-23-24)

10.21.31.01—.06 • 51:3 Md. R. 167 (2-9-24)

 

     Subtitles 23—36 (4th volume)

 

10.24.01.12 • 51:8 Md. R. 372 (4-19-24)

10.25.03.02 • 51:7 Md. R. 337 (4-5-24)

10.27.01.05 • 50:20 Md. R. 907 (10-6-23)

10.32.01.10 • 51:2 Md. R. 83 (1-26-24)

10.34.34.02,.03,.07,.10 • 51:10 Md. R. 537 (5-17-24)

10.34.42.01—.03 • 51:2 Md. R. 84 (1-26-24)

10.35.01.20 • 51:5 Md. R. 247 (3-8-24)

 

     Subtitles 37—52 (5th volume)

 

10.41.01.01—.04 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.02.01,.02,.04 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.03.02,.03,.05,.06 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.04.01,.02,.06,.08 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.05.01—.07 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.08.01-1,.02,.06,.08,.11,.12,.14 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.09.02 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.11.01—.10 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.41.13.02,.04 • 50:16 Md. R. 738 (8-11-23)

10.44.01.01—.39 • 50:20 Md. R. 911 (10-6-23)

10.44.19.05—.12 • 50:24 Md. R. 1051 (12-1-23)

10.44.20.02 • 50:20 Md. R. 918 (10-6-23)

10.44.22.02,.04—.06,.08—.15 • 50:20 Md. R. 918 (10-6-23)

10.46.09.01—.04 • 51:2 Md. R. 85 (1-26-24)

 

     Subtitles 53—68 (6th volume)

 

10.53.08.05 • 50:17 Md. R. 773 (8-25-23)

10.53.09.01—.04 • 50:17 Md. R. 773 (8-25-23)

10.60.01.03,.05 • 50:18 Md. R. 816 (9-8-23)

10.60.02.08,.09 • 50:25 Md. R. 1102 (12-15-23)

10.60.03.01—.05 • 50:25 Md. R. 1102 (12-15-23)

10.62.01.01 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.02.01—.05 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.03.01—.03 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.04.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.05.01,.02 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.06.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.07.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.08.01—.14 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.09.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.10.01—.08 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.11.01—.04 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.12.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.13.01,.02• 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.14.01,.02• 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.15.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.16.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.17.01—.04 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.18.01—.10 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.19.01—.12 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.20.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.21.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.22.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.23.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.24.01• 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.25.01—.13 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.26.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.27.01—.10 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.28.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.29.01,.02 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.30.01—.10 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.31.01 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.32.01—.03 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.33.01—.08 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.34.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.35.01 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.36.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.62.37.01—.21 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

10.63.07.02,.03,.05,.11 • 51:3 Md. R. 173 (2-9-24)

10.65.02.06,.09 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.65.03.02—.09 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.65.04.01—.06 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.65.05.01—.04 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.65.06.01,.02 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.65.09.01—.06 • 51:2 Md. R. 86 (1-26-24)

10.67.01.01 • 51:3 Md. R. 164 (2-9-24)

10.67.02.01 • 51:3 Md. R. 174 (2-9-24)

10.67.04.03-1,.03-2,.15,.19,.19-4 • 51:3 Md. R. 174 (2-9-24)

10.67.04.20 • 50:24 Md. R. 1049 (12-1-23)

10.67.05.02 • 51:3 Md. R. 174 (2-9-24)

10.67.06.26 • 51:3 Md. R. 164 (2-9-24)

10.67.06.26-1,.26-3,.27,.30 • 51:3 Md. R. 174 (2-9-24)

10.67.06.28 • 50:24 Md. R. 1049 (12-1-23)

10.67.08.03 • 51:3 Md. R. 174 (2-9-24)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 11—23 (MVA)

 

11.12.01.14 • 50:15 Md. R. 698 (7-28-23)

 

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.08.01.02-3 • 51:7 Md. R. 337 (4-5-24)

13A.08.01.17 • 50:20 Md. R. 924 (10-6-23)

13A.16.08.03 • 51:2 Md. R. 95 (1-26-24)

13A.16.10.02 • 51:2 Md. R. 95 (1-26-24)

13A.17.10.02 • 51:2 Md. R. 95 (1-26-24)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.04.02.03 • 51:7 Md. R. 338 (4-5-24)

14.17.01.01 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.02.01—.04 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24) (ibr)

14.17.03.01—.04 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.04.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.05.01—.08 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.06.01—.10 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.07.01—.08 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.08.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.09.01—.04 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.10.01—.09 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.11.01—.19 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.12.01—.11 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.13.01—.11 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.14.01—.06 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.15.01—.05 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.16.01—.05 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.17.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.18.01—.07 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.19.01—.05 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.20.01,.02 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.21.01,.02• 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.17.22.01—.12 • 51:9 Md. R. 444 (5-3-24)

14.22.01.10,.12 • 51:7 Md. R. 339 (4-5-24)

14.22.02.02 • 51:7 Md. R. 339 (4-5-24)

14.39.02.01—.32 • 51:6 Md. R. 308 (3-22-24) (ibr)

 

15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.14.09.03 • 50:25 Md. R. 1103 (12-15-23)

 

20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

20.31.03.05 • 51:8 Md. R. 373 (4-19-24)

20.40.02.06 • 51:8 Md. R. 373 (4-19-24)

20.50.09.02,.06,.07,.09,.10,.12—.14 • 51:7 Md. R. 340 (4-5-24)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 01—07 (Part 1)

 

26.04.01.01,.01-1,.20,.31 • 51:6 Md. R. 309 (3-22-24) (ibr)

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.11.03.24 • 51:8 Md. R. 374 (4-19-24)

26.11.42.03—.06,.09—.11 • 51:10 Md. R. 538 (5-17-24)

26.12.01.01 • 51:8 Md. R. 375 (4-19-24) (ibr)

 

     Subtitles 19—28 (Part 4)

 

26.28.01.01—.03 • 50:25 Md. R. 1104 (12-15-23) (ibr)

26.28.02.01—.05 • 50:25 Md. R. 1104 (12-15-23)

26.28.03.01,.02 • 50:25 Md. R. 1104 (12-15-23)

26.28.04.01—.03 • 50:25 Md. R. 1104 (12-15-23)

 

29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

 

29.03.01.45 • 51:10 Md. R. 542 (5-17-24)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.02.02.04,.06—.09 • 50:24 Md. R. 1061 (12-1-23)

 

33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

 

33.04.01.02,.07 • 51:8 Md. R. 375 (4-19-24)

33.04.02.01—.03 • 51:8 Md. R. 375 (4-19-24)

 

34 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

 

34.04.09.06,.08,.09 • 51:6 Md. R. 311 (3-22-24)

 

The Governor

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2024.15

Maryland Outdoor Learning Partnership

 

WHEREAS, Maryland recognizes that in order to empower current and future Marylanders to be climate-ready environmental stewards who value, protect, and restore the natural world, all youth should have the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature and develop environmental literacy during the course of their education;

 

WHEREAS, Conserving Maryland’s natural resources, including the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays, their waterways, natural habitats, agricultural lands, and the hundreds of thousands of acres of diverse land that stretch from the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, requires stewardship guided by a personal connection to the natural world, environmental literacy and a practical knowledge of climate change, and local action by current and future generations;

 

WHEREAS, Maryland’s natural resources and communities face urgent environmental challenges exacerbated by pollution and climate change. These challenges inequitably burden Maryland’s youth and underserved communities;

 

WHEREAS, In order to promote thriving communities, all Marylanders must be prepared for environmentally sustaining workforce advancements and the growing green job economy through equitable workforce development;

 

WHEREAS, The State of Maryland is committed to collaborating with partners to implement the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the shared priorities of the Chesapeake Bay Program;

 

WHEREAS, Spending frequent time outdoors in unstructured and structured experiences increases student engagement and achievement across disciplines, improves human health, and empowers students to implement actions in their local environment;

 

WHEREAS, Reducing the impact of Maryland’s school buildings and grounds on their local watershed fosters an environmental stewardship ethic among students, builds community resilience, and prepares the State's communities for climate impacts; and

 

WHEREAS, Maryland’s teachers and environmental educators must be supported through coordination and partnership of State agencies and key partners to provide adequate funding, access to professional development, and equitable learning opportunities for all of Maryland's youth.

 

NOW THEREFORE, I, WES MOORE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF MARYLAND, HEREBY RESCIND EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2017.12 AND PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

A. Establishment. There is a Maryland environmental literacy and access to nature initiative titled the Maryland Outdoor Learning Partnership (“Partnership”).

B. Mission. The mission of the Partnership is to empower all of Maryland’s youth to grow as environmental stewards that access, conserve, and restore our natural resources to ensure a climate-ready Maryland.

C. Membership. The Partnership shall include representatives from State agencies and other partners providing for a well-rounded stakeholder group.

(1) The following State agencies shall assign a representative to participate in the Partnership to advise and implement actions in their areas of responsibility:

(a) Department of Natural Resources;

(b) State Department of Education;

(c) Department of Agriculture;

(d) Maryland Higher Education Commission;

(e) Department of the Environment;

(f) Department of Planning;

(g) Department of Health;

(h) Department of Transportation;

(i) Maryland Energy Administration; and

(j) Department of Service and Civic Innovation.

(2) The following stakeholders are invited to be, and shall be upon their acceptance, members of the Partnership:

(a) Alice Ferguson Foundation;

(b) Chesapeake Audubon Society;

(c) Chesapeake Bay Trust;

(d) Chesapeake Bay Foundation;

(e) Living Classrooms Foundation;

(f) Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation;

(g) Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education;

(h) Maryland Recreation and Parks Association;

(i) National Aquarium;

(j) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

(k) National Wildlife Federation; 

(l) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center;

(m) Sultana Education Foundation;

(n) United States Fish and Wildlife Service;

(o) Three representatives of non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental education;

(p) One representative of a Parent Teacher Organization;

(q) Two representatives of local governments that have demonstrated leadership in sustainable development practices;

(r) Two representatives (teacher or principal) serving from an outdoor school, Maryland Green School, Maryland Green Ribbon School, or school with a focus on environmental education;

(s) One district environmental literacy supervisor or coordinator;

(t) One district sustainability supervisor or coordinator;

(u) One school Superintendent;

(v) One environmental education teacher;

(w) Two representatives of youth-based organizations; and

(x) Two representatives of the business community with demonstrated leadership in supporting the green or sustainable workforce.

(3) The Governor, in their discretion, may appoint additional members to the Partnership.

D. Procedures.

(1) Chair. The Partnership shall be co-chaired by the Secretary of Natural Resources, or the Secretary’s designee, and the State Superintendent of Schools, or the Superintendent’s designee.

(2) Staff Coordination. The Department of Natural Resources shall provide staff support for the Partnership in coordination with the State Department of Education, other State agencies, and other partners as directed by the Co-Chairs.

(3) Working Groups. The Partnership shall be supported by working groups, to be established by the Co-Chairs, to lead the major tasks identified under this Executive Order.

(4) Meetings.

(a) The Partnership shall meet monthly to advance the mission of the Partnership.

(b) The Partnership Co-Chairs shall preside over the meetings.

(c) The Partnership Co-Chairs shall convene and preside over an annual meeting, to include at least one student representative from a K-12 institution, to review the status of the work as described in the annual report.

(5) Procedures. The Co-Chairs may adopt procedures and by-laws necessary to ensure the orderly transaction of business.

E. Responsibilities. In order for Maryland’s youth to meaningfully access the environment and to grow as environmentally literate stewards that access nature and are equipped with skills that empower them to take action to conserve and restore Maryland’s natural resources, the Partnership shall: 

(1) Conduct a review of current environmental and climate change education efforts in Maryland;

(2) Foster collaboration, coordinate resources, and deliver recommendations to decision makers in order to equitably ensure that:

(a) Every Maryland student has access to environmental and climate education;

(b) Maryland’s students have the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and the growing green workforce;

(c) Maryland’s youth spend time outdoors engaging with nature;

(d) Maryland’s Local Education Agencies lessen the environmental impact of their school buildings and grounds on their local watersheds; and

(e) Maryland’s teachers have the funds, training, and support necessary to implement curriculum to support student achievement of the Environmental Literacy Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, the Maryland Health Education Standards, Social Studies Standards, and other State standards of education as they relate to environmental literacy;

(3) Engage with networks to ensure that environmental education is equitably implemented and sustainably funded across Maryland;

(4) Support state leadership in the implementation and tracking of relevant Chesapeake Bay Program priorities; and

(5) Report to and advise the Governor on the status of the Partnership’s work and provide an annual report by January 30th on the prior year’s progress.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Baltimore, this 22nd Day of April, 2024.

WES MOORE
Governor

 

ATTEST:

SUSAN C. LEE
Secretary of State

[24-10-12]

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2024.16

Renewal of Executive Order 01.01.2024.09

(Declaration of a State of Emergency)

 

WHEREAS, I, Wes Moore, Governor of the State of Maryland, issued Executive Order 01.01.2024.09 declaring a State of Emergency due to the significant infrastructure damage to the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024;

 

WHEREAS, Because of the on-going impact of this incident, emergency conditions continue to exist Statewide;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WES MOORE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF MARYLAND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE 14 OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE OF THE MARYLAND CODE, HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE STATE OF EMERGENCY CONTINUES TO EXIST IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, THAT THE MARCH 26, 2024 DECLARATION IS RENEWED, AND FURTHER PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

A. The Maryland Department of Emergency Management is hereby directed to continue to coordinate the State preparedness and response to impacts of this incident.

B. All other appropriate State authorities are hereby authorized to activate their emergency preparedness plans and engage, deploy, use, and coordinate available resources in furtherance of those plans.

C. The Maryland National Guard is hereby deactivated.

 

GIVEN Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the City of Annapolis, this 25th Day of April, 2024.

WES MOORE
Governor

 

ATTEST:

SUSAN C. LEE
Secretary of State

[24-10-13]

 

 

The General Assembly

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

 

SYNOPSIS NO. 2

Chapters

CH0122  HB0538 (Enrolled)  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Land Use – Affordable Housing – Zoning Density and Permitting (Housing Expansion and Affordability Act of 2024).

CH0123  HB0599 (Amended)  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Maryland Community Investment Corporation Establishment (Housing and Community Development Financing Act of 2024).

CH0124  HB0693 (Enrolled)  The Spkr (Dept), et al.  Renters’ Rights and Stabilization Act of 2024.

CH0125  HB1117 (Enrolled)  Del Stewart, et al.  Landlord and Tenant Failure to Repair Serious and Dangerous Defects Tenant Remedies (Tenant Safety Act of 2024).

CH0126  HB0333 (Enrolled)  Del Rosenberg, et al.  Election Law Election Disinformation and Improper Influence Related to Voting.

CH0127  HB1287 (Enrolled)  The Spkr, et al.  School Leadership Training Program Alterations.

CH0128  HB1386 (Enrolled)  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Education School Employee Antibias Training Requirements.

CH0129  HB0785 (Enrolled)  Del D. Jones, et al.  Freedom to Read Act.

CH0130  SB0738 (Enrolled)  Sen King, et al.  Freedom to Read Act.

CH0131  HB0602  The Spkr and Del Clippinger.  Employment Discrimination – Sexual Orientation.

CH0132  HB0609 (Enrolled)  Del Solomon, et al.  Education Public Libraries Collective Bargaining (Library Workers Empowerment Act).

CH0133  HB0260 (Amended)  Del Chang.  State Personnel Collective Bargaining Supervisory Employees.

CH0134  SB0192  Sen Kramer.  State Personnel Collective Bargaining Supervisory Employees.

CH0135  HB1005 (Amended)  Del McCaskill.  Correctional Officers’ Retirement System Membership.

CH0136  SB0972 (Amended)  Sen Guzzone.  Correctional Officers’ Retirement System Membership.

CH0137  SB0680 (Amended)  The Pres (Atty Gen Ofc).  State Government Attorney General Determinations and Settlements.

CH0138  HB1086 (Amended)  Chr JUD (Atty Gen Ofc).  Compensation for Individuals Erroneously Convicted Alterations.

CH0139  SB0890 (Amended)  Chr JPR (Atty Gen Ofc).  Compensation for Individuals Erroneously Convicted Alterations.

CH0140  HB1002 (Amended)  Chr HGO (Atty Gen Ofc), et al.  Office of the Attorney General Investigative Authority Health Care Fraud.

CH0141  HB0723 (Amended)  The Spkr (Atty Gen Ofc).  Office of the Attorney General Rights of Residents of Health Care Facilities Injunctive Relief.

CH0142  SB1103 (Enrolled)  The Pres (Atty Gen Ofc).  Hospitals and Related Institutions – Outpatient Facility Fees.

CH0143  HB0846 (Amended)  The Spkr (State Treasurer).  State Investment Portfolio and Local Government Investment Guidelines Investment Standards.

CH0144  SB0776 (Amended)  The Pres (State Treasurer).  State Investment Portfolio and Local Government Investment Guidelines Investment Standards.

CH0145  HB1150 (Amended)  The Spkr (State Treasurer).  Maryland Uniform Disposition of Abandoned Property Act – Maryland 529 Program – Exemption.

CH0146  SB0800 (Amended)  The Pres (State Treasurer).  Maryland Uniform Disposition of Abandoned Property Act – Maryland 529 Program – Exemption.

CH0147  HB0241  Chr ENT (Dept).  Housing and Community Development Just Community Designation.

CH0148  SB0308  Chr Education, Energy, and the Environment.  Housing and Community Development Just Community Designation.

CH0149  HB0765 (Amended)  Del Wells.  Property Tax Credit for Hotel or Residential Development Projects.

CH0150  SB0321 (Enrolled)  Sen Jackson.  Property Tax Credit for Hotel or Residential Development Projects.

CH0151  HB0577 (Enrolled)  Del Grossman, et al.  Housing and Community Development Study on the Establishment of a Homeless Shelter Licensing Program.

CH0152  SB1107 (Enrolled)  Sen M. Washington, et al.  Housing and Community Development Study on the Establishment of a Homeless Shelter Licensing Program.

CH0153  HB0283  Del Palakovich Carr.  Housing and Community Development Affordable Housing Identifying Suitable Property.

CH0154  SB0333 (Enrolled)  Sen Hettleman.  Housing and Community Development Affordable Housing Identifying Suitable Property.

CH0155  HB0873  Del Taylor.  Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program – Alterations.

CH0156  SB0704  Sen Hayes.  Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program Alterations.

CH0157  SB0418  Sen Watson.  Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund Alterations.

CH0158  HB0510  Del Stewart.  Business Facade Improvement Program Eligible Funding Recipients.

CH0159  SB0394 (Amended)  Sen Hester, et al.  Catalytic Revitalization Project Tax Credit Alterations.

CH0160  HB0860  Dels Allen and Boafo.  Housing and Community Development Community Action Boards.

CH0161  SB0202 (Enrolled)  Sen Benson.  Department of Aging Caregiver Expense Grant Program Established.

CH0162  HB0151 (Amended)  Del Patterson.  Charles County Board of Education Vacancy Procedures Timing and Video Streaming and Archiving.

CH0163  HB1219 (Amended)  Del Feldmark, et al.  Public and Nonpublic Middle and High Schools VenueSpecific Emergency Action Plans for Athletic Facilities (The Bailey Bullock Act).

CH0164  HB1426 (Enrolled)  Chr W&M.  Education Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Alterations.

CH0165  HB1441 (Enrolled)  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Early Childhood Education Publicly Funded Prekindergarten Programs Alterations.

CH0166  SB0540 (Enrolled)  Sen Gile, et al.  Education School Mapping Data Program Established.

CH0167  HB0472 (Enrolled)  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Education School Mapping Data Program Established.

CH0168  HB1163  Del Atterbeary.  State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services Funding.

CH0169  SB0859  Sens Zucker and Guzzone.  State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services Funding.

CH0170  SB0797 (Enrolled)  Sen Hester, et al.  Education Access to Attorneys, Advocates, and Consultants for Special Education Program and Fund Established.

CH0171  HB0903 (Enrolled)  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Education Access to Attorneys, Advocates, and Consultants for Special Education Program and Fund Established.

CH0172  HB0336 (Amended)  Del Forbes, et al.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program Materials for Individualized Education Program, Individualized Family Service Plan, and 504 Plan Meetings.

CH0173  SB0592 (Amended)  Sen Zucker, et al.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program Materials for Individualized Education Program, Individualized Family Service Plan, and 504 Plan Meetings.

CH0174  SB0967  Sen Zucker, et al.  Higher Education PartTime Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships Alterations.

CH0175  HB0901  Del Wolek, et al.  Higher Education PartTime Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships Alterations.

CH0176  SB1178  Sen Bailey, et al.  Higher Education Douglas J. J. Peters Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Repeal of Service Terminal Date.

CH0177  HB0096 (Amended)  Del T. Morgan.  Health Newborn Screening Program Implementation of Testing.

CH0178  SB0117 (Enrolled)  Sen Bailey.  Health Newborn Screening Program Implementation of Testing.

CH0179  SB1077 (Enrolled)  Sens Corderman and Hester.  Public Schools School Security Employees Appropriations.

CH0180  SB0434 (Enrolled)  Sen King, et al.  Education State Library Resource Center Funding.

CH0181  SB0376 (Enrolled)  Sen King, et al.  Higher Education University of Maryland School of Medicine and MPowering Joint Steering Council Funding.

CH0182  HB0416 (Enrolled)  Dels Solomon and Atterbeary.  Public Schools Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings Requirements.

CH0183  HB1139 (Amended)  Del Solomon.  Growing Family Child Care Opportunities Pilot Program – Permanent Establishment.

CH0184  SB0882 (Enrolled)  Sen King.  Growing Family Child Care Opportunities Pilot Program – Permanent Establishment.

CH0185  SB0377 (Enrolled)  Sen King.  Higher Education Teacher Development and Retention Program Alterations.

CH0186  HB0075 (Enrolled)  Del Ebersole.  Higher Education Teacher Development and Retention Program Alterations.

CH0187  SB0771 (Amended)  Sen M. Washington.  Education Initial Teacher Certification Requirements.

CH0188  HB0945 (Amended)  Del Ebersole, et al.  Education Initial Teacher Certification Requirements.

CH0189  SB0577 (Amended)  Sen King.  Income Tax Opportunity for Filers to Register to Make Anatomical Gift.

CH0190  HB1068 (Amended)  Del Feldmark.  Income Tax Opportunity for Filers to Register to Make Anatomical Gift.

CH0191  SB0579 (Enrolled)  Sen Guzzone.  Primary and Secondary Education Breakfast and Lunch Programs Universal Expansion Report.

CH0192  SB0581 (Enrolled)  Sen Guzzone.  Public School Construction Program Maryland School for the Blind State and Local CostShare.

CH0193  HB0773 (Amended)  Del D. Jones, et al.  Human Services Individuals With Disabilities and ServiceDisabled Veterans Boating Fund.

CH0194  SB0597 (Enrolled)  Sen Guzzone.  Human Services Individuals With Disabilities and ServiceDisabled Veterans Boating Fund.

CH0195  HB0522 (Enrolled)  Del D. Jones, et al.  Public Schools Student Telehealth Appointments State Guidelines, Policies, and Access.

CH0196  SB0517 (Amended)  Sen A. Washington.  Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program Program Administrator Alterations.

CH0197  HB0624 (Amended)  Del Barnes.  Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program Program Administrator Alterations.

CH0198  HB0697  Del Griffith.  Real Estate Brokers – Commercial Transactions – Buyer’s Rights.

CH0199  SB1169  Sen Hershey.  Real Estate Brokers Commercial Transactions Buyer’s Rights.

CH0200  SB0116  Sen West.  Orphans’ Court Judges Restriction on Practicing Law.

CH0201  HB0528  Del Buckel.  Orphans’ Court Judges Restriction on Practicing Law.

CH0202  HB1034 (Amended)  Balt City Deleg (By Request).  Baltimore City Sheriff Staffing.

CH0203  HB0387 (Amended)  Baltimore City Delegation.  Public Information Act – Surveillance Images – Illegal Dumping in Baltimore City.

CH0204  SB0643 (Enrolled)  Sen Carter (BCA).  Public Information Act Surveillance Images Illegal Dumping in Baltimore City.

CH0205  SB1033  Sen Carter.  Maryland Building Performance Standards Local Requests for Guidance Religious Considerations.

CH0206  HB0926  Del Griffith.  Maryland Building Performance Standards – Local Requests for Guidance – Religious Considerations.

CH0207  HB0136 (Amended)  Chr ECM (Dept).  Employment Standards, Prevailing Wage, and Living Wage Employer Adverse Actions and Enforcement.

CH0208  SB0250 (Enrolled)  Chr Education, Energy, and the Environment.  County Public Libraries Minors, Children, and Teens Prohibited Practices.

CH0209  HB0902  Del Ghrist, et al.  Prekindergarten Ulysses Currie Head Start Program Eligibility for State Funds.

CH0210  SB0370 (Enrolled)  Sen Hettleman.  Community Schools Rental Assistance for Community School Families Program and Fund Establishment.

CH0211  HB0428 (Enrolled)  Del Stewart.  Community Schools Rental Assistance for Community School Families Program and Fund Establishment.

CH0212  HB0007 (Enrolled)  Del Stewart, et al.  Housing Innovation Pilot Program and Housing Innovation Fund Establishment (Housing Innovation Pilot Program Act of 2024).

CH0213  HB0131 (Amended)  Del Stewart, et al.  Housing Development Permit Applications Local Reporting Requirements.

CH0214  HB1228 (Amended)  Del Stewart.  Consumer Protection Telephone Solicitation Exemptions and Remedies.

CH0215  SB0395 (Amended)  Sens Augustine and Rosapepe.  Higher Education Credit Eligibility and Transfer of Credits English as a Second Language Courses (Credit for All Language Learning (CALL) Act).

CH0216  HB0569 (Enrolled)  Del Solomon.  Higher Education Credit Eligibility and Transfer of Credits English as a Second Language Courses (Credit for All Language Learning (CALL) Act).

CH0217  HB1115 (Enrolled)  Dels Solomon and Palakovich Carr.  County Boards of Education – Budgets – Notice (Transparency in Education Spending Act).

CH0218  SB1026 (Enrolled)  Sen Brooks.  County Boards of Education Budgets Notice (Transparency in Education Spending Act).

CH0219  HB0971 (Amended)  Dels Grossman and Wims.  Washington County Interscholastic Athletics Student Eligibility Waiver and School Classification.

CH0220  HB0371 (Amended)  Del Grossman.  Election Law Recounts Procedures.

CH0221  SB0430 (Amended)  Sen M. Washington, et al.  Community Health and Safety Works Grant Program and Fund Establishment.

CH0222  SB0500  Sen M. Washington.  Education Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund Alterations.

CH0223  HB0899 (Enrolled)  Del D. Jones, et al.  Higher Education Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Alterations.

CH0224  SB0691 (Amended)  Sen Augustine.  Higher Education Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Alterations.

CH0225  HB0139 (Enrolled)  Del Charkoudian, et al.  Landlord and Tenant Notice of Utility Bills in Residential Leases Gas and Electric Services.

CH0226  SB0171 (Enrolled)  Sen Augustine.  Landlord and Tenant Notice of Utility Bills in Residential Leases Gas and Electric Services.

CH0227  SB0937 (Amended)  Sen Augustine.  Grow Your Own Educators Grant Program Established.

CH0228  HB1157 (Amended)  Del Wilkins.  Grow Your Own Educators Grant Program Established.

CH0229  HB0200 (Enrolled)  Del Wilkins.  Community Schools Alterations.

CH0230  SB0161 (Enrolled)  Sen A. Washington.  Community Schools Alterations.

CH0231  HB0076 (Amended)  Del Lopez, et al.  Health Occupations Pharmacists Administration of Vaccines.

CH0232  SB0018 (Amended)  Sens Augustine and Lam.  Health Occupations Pharmacists Administration of Vaccines.

CH0233  SB0684 (Amended)  Sen Augustine.  Health Insurance – Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits – Sunset Repeal and Modification of Reporting Requirements.

CH0234  HB1074 (Amended)  Del Bagnall, et al.  Health Insurance Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Sunset Repeal and Modification of Reporting Requirements.

CH0235  SB0069  Anne Arundel County Senators.  Anne Arundel County Board of Community College Trustees Membership Alterations and Appointment Requirements.

CH0236  HB0327  Del Bagnall.  Anne Arundel County Board of Community College Trustees Membership Alterations and Appointment Requirements.

CH0237  SB0114 (Amended)  Sens Jackson and Bailey.  Workgroup to Study the Fiscal and Operational Viability of PublicPrivate Partnerships for Calvert County Public Schools.

CH0238  HB0515  Del J. Long.  Workgroup to Study the Fiscal and Operational Viability of PublicPrivate Partnerships for Calvert County Public Schools.

CH0239  HB1281 (Amended)  Del Hartman, et al.  Economic Development Tourism Zones Designation and Benefits.

CH0240  SB0014 (Amended)  Sen Jackson.  Economic Development Tourism Zones Designation and Benefits.

CH0241  HB0253 (Enrolled)  Chr ECM (Maryland Cannabis Administration.  Cannabis Reform Alterations.

CH0242  HB0272 (Amended)  Del Grammer.  Cannabis Licensing and Registration Use of Straw Ownership Prohibition.

CH0243  HB0137  Del Grammer.  Civil Actions Civil Immunity Educator Intervention.

CH0244  HB0805 (Enrolled)  Del Wilson.  Cannabis Licensee Locations Restrictions.

CH0245  HB0702  Del Wilson.  Wage and Hour Law Minor League Baseball Players Exemption.

CH0246  SB0466  Sen Beidle.  Wage and Hour Law Minor League Baseball Players Exemption.

CH0247  SB0701  Sen Beidle.  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – State–Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program – Amount of Annual Subsidies.

CH0248  HB0953  Del PenaMelnyk, et al.  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange StateBased Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program Amount of Annual Subsidies.

CH0249  HB1230 (Enrolled)  Del PenaMelnyk, et al.  Public Health Tianeptine Consumer Protection Act.

CH0250  HB0545  Del MirekuNorth.  Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award Public School Nurses.

CH0251  SB0441  Sen Beidle.  Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award School Nurses.

CH0252  SB1101 (Amended)  Sen Smith, et al.  Higher Education Maryland Police Officers and Probation Agents Scholarship Program Alterations.

CH0253  HB0216 (Enrolled)  Del Charkoudian.  Condominiums Common Elements Clean Energy Equipment.

CH0254  SB0206 (Amended)  Sen Smith.  Condominiums Common Elements Clean Energy Equipment.

CH0255  SB0015 (Amended)  Sen West.  Cooperative Housing Corporations Dispute Settlement.

CH0256  HB0309 (Amended)  Del Healey, et al.  Cooperative Housing Corporations Dispute Settlement.

CH0257  SB0076 (Amended)  Sens Lam and Hettleman.  Continuing Care Retirement Communities Transparency, Grievances, and Unit Reoccupancy.

CH0258  HB0068 (Enrolled)  Del Stein, et al.  Continuing Care Retirement Communities Transparency, Grievances, and Unit Reoccupancy.

CH0259  HB0394  Del Guzzone, et al.  Human Relations Commission on Civil Rights Appeal of Final Orders.

CH0260  SB0050 (Amended)  Sen Lam, et al.  Human Relations Commission on Civil Rights Appeal of Final Orders.

CH0261  HB1440  Howard County Delegation.  Howard County Public Schools Differences in Capital Budget Proposals Report Ho. Co. 1624.

CH0262  HB1047 (Enrolled)  Del Bartlett, et al.  Consumer Protection – Self–Administered Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits.

CH0263  SB0205 (Amended)  Sen Hayes.  University System of Maryland Board of Regents Membership.

CH0264  HB0534 (Amended)  Del Ruff, et al.  Community Development Administration Live Near Your School Program Extension.

CH0265  SB0090 (Enrolled)  Sen Hayes.  Community Development Administration Live Near Your School Program Extension.

CH0266  SB0485 (Amended)  Sen Hayes.  Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Modifications.

CH0267  HB0571 (Amended)  Del Qi, et al.  Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Modifications.

CH0268  HB0159 (Enrolled)  Del Korman, et al.  Common Ownership Communities Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment (Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Act of 2024).

CH0269  SB0465 (Amended)  Sen Kelly.  Common Ownership Communities Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment (Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Act of 2024).

CH0270  HB0475 (Enrolled)  Del Korman, et al.  Education OpenSource Phonics Matching Grant Program Establishment (OpenSource Phonics Matching Grant Program Act).

CH0271  HB0649 (Amended)  Del White Holland, et al.  Labor and Employment Equal Pay for Equal Work Wage Range Transparency.

CH0272  SB0525 (Amended)  Sens Kelly and Gile.  Labor and Employment – Equal Pay for Equal Work – Wage Range Transparency.

CH0273  HB1195 (Amended)  Del Palakovich Carr.  Child Care Providers Anaphylactic Food Allergies Guidelines and Indemnity (Elijah’s Law).

CH0274  HB0291 (Amended)  Del Palakovich Carr.  County Boards of Education Bid Advertisement Threshold and Electronic Posting of Hearing Notices and Bid Advertisements.

CH0275  SB0170 (Amended)  Sen Gallion.  County Boards of Education Bid Advertisement Threshold and Electronic Posting of Hearing Notices and Bid Advertisements.

CH0276  SB0737 (Amended)  Harford County Senators.  Higher Education Harford Community College Board of Trustees Alterations.

CH0277  HB0002 (Enrolled)  Del Boyce, et al.  Property Taxes Authority of Counties to Establish a Subclass and Set a Special Rate for Vacant and Abandoned Property.

CH0278  HB0506 (Amended)  Dels Boyce and Embry.  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Morgan State University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland Training Format.

CH0279  SB0180 (Enrolled)  Sen Hester.  Public and Nonpublic Schools Bronchodilators Use, Availability, Training, and Policies.

CH0280  HB0086 (Enrolled)  Del Boyce, et al.  Public and Nonpublic Schools Bronchodilators Use, Availability, Training, and Policies.

CH0281  SB0033 (Enrolled)  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  More Opportunities for Career–Focused Students Act of 2024.

CH0282  HB0669 (Amended)  Del Pruski.  Workers’ Compensation Benefits Hearing Loss.

CH0283  SB0843 (Amended)  Sen Klausmeier.  Workers’ Compensation Benefits Hearing Loss.

CH0284  SB0846  Sen Klausmeier.  Maryland Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Study on Actively Seeking Work Requirements.

CH0285  HB0998  Dels Adams and Fisher.  Maryland Department of Labor – Unemployment Insurance – Study on Actively Seeking Work Requirements.

CH0286  HB0757 (Amended)  Del R. Lewis, et al.  State Board of Physicians Supervised Medical Graduates and Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists (Bridge to Medical Residency Act).

CH0287  HB0013  Del R. Lewis.  Residential Property Affordable Housing Land Trusts Authority to Establish Condominium Regimes.

CH0288  SB0199  Sen Waldstreicher.  Residential Property Affordable Housing Land Trusts Authority to Establish Condominium Regimes.

CH0289  SB0162 (Amended)  Sen Waldstreicher.  Landlord and Tenant Termination of Residential Lease Limitation of Liability for Rent.

CH0290  HB0093 (Amended)  Del MirekuNorth, et al.  Landlord and Tenant Termination of Residential Lease Limitation of Liability for Rent.

CH0291  SB0046 (Enrolled)  Sen Waldstreicher.  Condominiums Sales Contracts Asbestos Disclosure.

CH0292  HB0143 (Enrolled)  Del Foley, et al.  Condominiums Sales Contracts Asbestos Disclosure.

CH0293  HB1167 (Amended)  Del Foley, et al.  Maryland Center for School Safety Secure Schools Emergency Response Grant Program Established.

CH0294  HB0372 (Amended)  Dels Harris and Stewart.  Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Rent Court Workforce Solutions Pilot Program.

CH0295  SB0354 (Amended)  Sens Waldstreicher and Jackson.  Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Rent Court Workforce Solutions Pilot Program.

CH0296  HB1227 (Enrolled)  Dels Holmes and Arentz.  Condominiums Mandatory Insurance Coverage Detached Units.

CH0297  SB0446  Sen Muse.  Local Government Condominium and Homeowners Associations Repair and Rehabilitation Funds.

CH0298  HB0280  Del Holmes.  Local Government Condominium and Homeowners Associations Repair and Rehabilitation Funds.

CH0299  HB0539 (Amended)  Del Henson, et al.  Public Institutions of Higher Education Student Withdrawal Policy Reimbursement of Tuition and Fees (Cameron Carden Act of 2024).

CH0300  SB0567 (Amended)  Sen Muse, et al.  Public Institutions of Higher Education Student Withdrawal Policy Reimbursement of Tuition and Fees (Cameron Carden Act of 2024).

CH0301  HB0285  Del Holmes, et al.  Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity Alterations.

CH0302  SB0518  Sen A. Washington.  Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity Alterations.

CH0303  HB0821 (Enrolled)  Prince George’s County Delegation.  Prince George’s County Student Support Specialist Networks and Success Action Plans (Student Supports and Success Act) PG 50224.

CH0304  SB0654 (Enrolled)  Sen A. Washington.  Prince George’s County Student Support and School Facilities and Public Safety Surcharges and Report Sunset Extension.

CH0305  SB0038 (Amended)  Sen A. Washington.  Wage Payment and Collection Pay Stubs and Pay Statements Required Information.

CH0306  HB0385 (Amended)  Del J. Long, et al.  Wage Payment and Collection Pay Stubs and Pay Statements Required Information.

CH0307  SB0511 (Amended)  Sen A. Washington.  Maryland Department of Labor Report on Apprenticeship Mentoring Ratios.

CH0308  HB0650 (Amended)  Del Boafo.  Maryland Department of Labor Report on Apprenticeship Mentoring Ratios.

CH0309  HB0465 (Amended)  Del Boafo, et al.  Workplace Fraud and Prevailing Wage Violations Civil Penalty and Referrals.

CH0310  HB0720  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County – Deputy Clerk or Deputy Sheriff – Oath of Office.

CH0311  SB1108  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County Deputy Clerk or Deputy Sheriff Oath of Office.

CH0312  HB0498 (Amended)  Del Cardin.  Real Property Access to Counsel in Evictions Program Mandated Reports.

CH0313  SB0147 (Amended)  Sen West.  Real Property Access to Counsel in Evictions Program Mandated Reports.

CH0314  SB0075 (Amended)  Sen West.  Maryland Uniform Transfers to Minors Act Transfers as Custodian for the Benefit of a Minor Authorization of Court.

CH0315  HB0324 (Amended)  Del Cardin.  Maryland Uniform Transfers to Minors Act Transfers as Custodian for the Benefit of a Minor Authorization of Court.

CH0316  HB0325  Del Cardin.  Estates and Trusts Interested Person Definition.

CH0317  SB0164  Sen West.  Estates and Trusts Interested Person Definition.

CH0318  SB0080  Sen West.  Estates and Trusts Appointment of Personal Representative Objections.

CH0319  HB0326  Del Cardin.  Estates and Trusts Appointment of Personal Representative Objections.

CH0320  SB1042 (Enrolled)  Sen Gile.  Education Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Student Information.

CH0321  HB1492 (Amended)  Del Rogers.  Education Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Student Information.

CH0322  HB0598 (Amended)  Del Boafo, et al.  Discrimination Military Status Prohibition.

CH0323  SB0413 (Enrolled)  Sen Gile, et al.  Discrimination Military Status Prohibition.

CH0324  SB1044 (Amended)  Sens Gile and Kelly.  Cosmetologists Esthetic Services Definition.

CH0325  HB1302 (Amended)  Dels Valderrama and Harrison.  Cosmetologists Esthetic Services Definition.

CH0326  HB1362  Del Valderrama, et al.  State Board of Cosmetologists Membership Alteration.

CH0327  SB0629  Sen Gile.  State Board of Cosmetologists Membership Alteration.

CH0328  HB0383  Dels Smith and Shetty.  Cosmetology Licensure Compact.

CH0329  SB0027  Sen Gile, et al.  Cosmetology Licensure Compact.

CH0330  SB0564 (Amended)  Sen Watson, et al.  Real Estate Brokers Licensing License Renewals and Continuing Education.

CH0331  HB0709  Dels Rogers and Schmidt.  Licensed Real Estate Brokers Branch Offices Designation of Managers.

CH0332  SB0462  Sen Watson.  Licensed Real Estate Brokers Branch Offices Designation of Managers.

CH0333  HB0520  Del A. Johnson.  State Real Estate Commission Complaints Advertising Violations.

CH0334  SB0461  Sen Watson.  State Real Estate Commission Complaints Advertising Violations.

CH0335  HB1334  Del Smith.  Housing and Community Development – Continuing the CORE Partnership Fund – Extension.

CH0336  HB1082 (Enrolled)  Dels Smith and Toles.  Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Implementation Funding for Implementation Coordinators.

CH0337  HB0367 (Amended)  Del Smith, et al.  Community Colleges Contraception Access Requirements.

CH0338  SB0527 (Amended)  Sens Kelly and Kagan.  Community Colleges Contraception Access Requirements.

CH0339  HB0424  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission Alterations MC 324.

CH0340  SB0875 (Amended)  Sen Kelly.  Miriam Kelty Aging and Senior Social Connection Hub and Spoke Pilot Program.

CH0341  HB1103 (Amended)  Del Wolek, et al.  Miriam Kelty Aging and Senior Social Connection Hub and Spoke Pilot Program.

CH0342  HB0811  Del Wolek, et al.  Higher Education Financial WellBeing Pilot Program Establishment.

CH0343  SB0665  Sen Charles.  Maryland Condominium Act Amendments to the Declaration.

CH0344  SB0666 (Enrolled)  Sen Charles.  Maryland Commission on Civil Rights Monetary Relief.

CH0345  SB0668 (Amended)  Sen Charles, et al.  Department of Human Services Children in Foster Care Luggage.

CH0346  HB0542 (Amended)  Del Vogel, et al.  Department of Human Services Children in Foster Care Luggage.

CH0347  SB0019 (Amended)  Sen Sydnor.  Failure to Pay Rent Proceedings Shielding of Court Records.

CH0348  SB0550 (Enrolled)  Sen Sydnor.  Children Labor Trafficking.

CH0349  HB0508 (Amended)  Del Embry, et al.  Children Labor Trafficking.

CH0350  HB1016  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County School Construction Master Plan Workgroup.

CH0351  HB0486 (Enrolled)  Del Fair, et al.  Residential Property Sales Contract Disclosures Superfund Sites.

CH0352  SB0125 (Enrolled)  Sens Lewis Young and Folden.  Residential Property Sales Contract Disclosures Superfund Sites.

CH0353  HB0471 (Amended)  Dels Fair and Pruski.  Election Law Postelection Procedures.

CH0354  HB1390 (Enrolled)  Del Harris.  Public Schools Public School Construction Funding and Administration.

CH0355  HB0607 (Amended)  Del Harris.  Community Colleges Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Requirements.

CH0356  HB0495 (Amended)  Baltimore County Delegation.  Education Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission Publishing and Meetings Requirements.

CH0357  HB0108 (Amended)  Baltimore County Delegation.  Baltimore County Board of Education Nonstudent Member Compensation and Student Member Scholarships Alterations.

CH0358  SB0451 (Amended)  Sens Brooks and Hettleman.  Baltimore County Board of Education Nonstudent Member Compensation and Student Member Scholarships Alterations.

CH0359  SB0542  Sen Brooks.  Real Estate Brokers Brokerage Agreements Requirements.

CH0360  SB0092 (Amended)  Sen Brooks.  Places of Public Accommodation Motion Picture Houses Captioning.

CH0361  HB0426 (Amended)  Dels Bhandari and Jackson.  Places of Public Accommodation Motion Picture Houses Captioning.

CH0362  SB0423 (Amended)  Sen James.  Real Property Recordation Procedures.

CH0363  HB0004 (Amended)  Del J. Lewis.  Institutions of Higher Education Admissions Standards Prohibition on Consideration of Legacy Preference or Donor Preference.

CH0364  HB0541 (Enrolled)  Del Henson, et al.  Anne Arundel County Student Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Educators Established.

CH0365  SB0657 (Amended)  Anne Arundel County Senators.  Anne Arundel County Student Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Educators Established.

CH0366  SB0873  Sen McKay.  Courts Immunity From Liability Maryland Safe Haven Program.

CH0367  HB0995  Washington County Delegation.  Washington County Board of Education Members Residency Requirement.

CH0368  SB0852  Washington County Senators.  Washington County Board of Education Members Residency Requirement.

CH0369  HB1308  Dels Wivell and Valentine.  Real Property Recordation of Instrument With False Information Penalties and Actions to Quiet Title.

CH0370  HB0834 (Amended)  Calvert County Delegation.  Calvert County Ethics Conflict of Interest and Commissioner Expulsion.

CH0371  HB0833 (Enrolled)  Del Williams, et al.  Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Children in Need of Assistance and Treatment Facilities.

CH0372  HB0376 (Enrolled)  Prince George’s County Delegation.  Study on the Feasibility of Relocating the Prince George’s County Public School System Headquarters PG 50124.

CH0373  HB0838 (Amended)  Prince George’s County Delegation.  Prince George’s County Family Child Care Home Expansion Grant Program Establishment PG 50524.

CH0374  SB0035 (Amended)  Sen McCray.  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program State Supplement.

CH0375  HB0666 (Amended)  Del Shetty, et al.  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program State Supplement.

CH0376  HB1304 (Amended)  Del Kaiser, et al.  Maryland Department of Health and Department of Aging Earned Income Tax Credit Distribution of Information and Training.

CH0377  HB1397 (Enrolled)  Del Simmons, et al.  Civil Rights Discrimination Based on Protected Characteristics and Reproductive Freedom.

CH0378  HB1388 (Enrolled)  Del Hill, et al.  Labor and Employment Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses for Veterinary and Health Care Professionals and Study of the Health Care Market.

CH0379  SB0809 (Amended)  Sen Mautz.  Dorchester County County Applicants Polygraph Examination.

CH0380  HB0589 (Enrolled)  Dorchester County Delegation.  Dorchester County County Applicants Polygraph Examination.

CH0381  HB1409  Dorchester County Delegation.  Dorchester County Definition of Public School Employee Alteration.

CH0382  SB1106  The Pres (DLS).  Annual Corrective Bill.

CH0383  SB0290 (Enrolled)  Chr Education, Energy, and the Environment.  Certified Local Farm and Fish Program Annual Waiver Reports Alterations.

CH0384  HB1516  Chr W&M (Dept).  Real Property Assessments Notice of Change in Value or Classification Time Period.

CH0385  SB0289  Chr B&T (Dept).  State Department of Assessments and Taxation Office of the Director Administrative Expenses.

CH0386  SB0245 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Maryland Community Health Resources Commission – Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

CH0387  SB0236 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Acupuncture Board – Sunset Extension.

CH0388  SB0237 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board for Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals Sunset Extension.

CH0389  SB0238 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Dietetic Practice – Sunset Extension.

CH0390  SB0239 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice – Sunset Extension.

CH0391  SB0240 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Examiners in Optometry – Sunset Extension.

CH0392  SB0257 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Sunset Extension.

CH0393  SB0241 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Sunset Extension.

CH0394  SB0242 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  State Board of Social Work Examiners Sunset Extension.

CH0395  HB0242 (Enrolled)  Chr ECM (Dept).  State Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board Sunset Extension.

CH0396  SB0261 (Amended)  Chr EEE (Dept).  State Board of Barbers Sunset Extension and Report.

CH0397  SB0264 (Amended)  Chr EEE (Dept).  State Board of Cosmetologists Sunset Extension and Report.

CH0398  SB0288 (Amended)  Chr EEE (Dept).  State Board of Individual Tax Preparers Sunset Extension and Report.

CH0399  SB0296 (Amended)  Chr EEE (Dept).  State Board for Professional Land Surveyors Sunset Extension.

CH0400  SB0307 (Amended)  Chr EEE (Dept).  Public Safety Board of Boiler Rules Membership, Sunset Extension, and Report.

CH0401  SB0225  Chr FIN (Dept).  Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board – Sunset Extension.

CH0402  HB0228 (Enrolled)  Chr ENT and Chr APP (Dept).  Natural Resources Maryland State Parks Funds and Plan Alterations.

CH0403  HB1525 (Amended)  Chr APP (Dept).  Maryland Stadium Authority Camden Yards Football Sports Facility Special Funds Established.

CH0404  HB0161 (Enrolled)  Chr ENT (Dept).  Vehicle Laws – Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Instructional Permits, and Identification Cards.

CH0405  SB0277 (Enrolled)  Chr JPR (Dept).  Vehicle Laws – Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Instructional Permits, and Identification Cards.

CH0406  HB0230 (Enrolled)  Chr HGO (Dept).  Motor Vehicle Administration and Local Health Departments Death Certificates Issuance of Copies.

CH0407  SB0267 (Amended)  Chr JPR (Dept).  Motor Vehicle Administration and Local Health Departments Death Certificates Issuance of Copies.

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The Judiciary

SUPREME COURT OF MARYLAND

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

 

     This is to certify that by an Order of this Court dated February 22, 2024, LAWRENCE JOHN ANDERSON (CPF# 9112170020), as of April 22, 2024, Lawrence John Anderson has been disbarred, effective April 22, 2024, and his name has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court. Notice of this action is given in accordance with Maryland Rule 19-761(b).

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     This is to certify that by an Order of this Court dated April 22, 2024, JOHN ANTHONY MOODY (CPF# 9312150260), as of April 22, 2024, John Anthony Moody’s name has been replaced on the register of attorneys permitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Maryland. Notice of this action is given in accordance with Maryland Rule 19-761(b).

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     This is to certify that by an Order of this Court dated April 22, 2024, BRIAN JEFFREY ROSENBERG (CPF# 1306190259), as of April 22, 2024, Brian Jeffrey Rosenberg’s name has been replaced on the register of attorneys permitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Maryland. Notice of this action is given in accordance with Maryland Rule 19-761(b).

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Emergency Action on Regulations

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text existing before emergency status was granted.

   Italic type indicates new text.

   [Single brackets] indicate deleted text.

 

Emergency Regulations

Under State Government Article, §10-111(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, an agency may petition the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), asking that the usual procedures for adopting regulations be set aside because emergency conditions exist. If the Committee approves the request, the regulations are given emergency status. Emergency status means that the regulations become effective immediately, or at a later time specified by the Committee. After the Committee has granted emergency status, the regulations are published in the next available issue of the Maryland Register. The approval of emergency status may be subject to one or more conditions, including a time limit. During the time the emergency status is in effect, the agency may adopt the regulations through the usual promulgation process. If the agency chooses not to adopt the regulations, the emergency status expires when the time limit on the emergency regulations ends. When emergency status expires, the text of the regulations reverts to its original language.

 

Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.15 Striped Bass

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Emergency Action

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The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to repeal Regulation .08 and amend Regulations .09 and .12 under COMAR 08.02.15 Striped Bass.

Emergency status began: February 9, 2024.

Emergency status expires: June 15, 2024.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The proposed action may have a short-term negative impact on charter operators and a long-term positive impact on all participants in the striped bass fishery. There may also be a short-term negative impact on the agency if the action discourages individuals from purchasing recreational fishing licenses.

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Impacted Entity

Revenue (R+/R-)

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

A. On issuing agency:

 

 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

(R-)

Indeterminable

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

 

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)

Cost (-)

Magnitude

D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

 

 

(1) Striped bass fishery participants (all sectors)

(+)

Indeterminable

(2) Fishing guides

(-)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

 

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

 

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

A. This action may result in the short-term loss of license revenue for the Department. The spring (trophy) season is a popular time for individuals to fish for striped bass. Eliminating the trophy season throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the early season in the Susquehanna Flats, Susquehanna River, and Northeast River may result in some loss of revenue. However, many participants in these seasons are either on a charter boat (so are not required to purchase a recreational fishing license) or on a private boat that engages in fishing activities throughout the year, not just in the affected seasons. While the actual impact of this action on agency revenues is indeterminable, it is not likely to be exceptional.

D(1). The Department anticipates a long-term positive impact for all participants in the striped bass fishery based on this action. Protecting the spawning stock will result in a long-term increase in the population of striped bass. That increase will provide more resilience to fishing pressure and potentially more opportunity for participants. It is not possible to know the nature of those opportunities and how they will ultimately benefit participants, but charter captains, recreational anglers, and commercial harvesters all will ultimately benefit from a properly managed, healthy spawning stock of striped bass.

D(2). There will likely be some negative impacts on the charter fleet in the Chesapeake Bay. Over the last 3 years, an average of 636 charter trips were taken in the Chesapeake Bay from May 1 through May 15. The majority of those trips were likely for striped bass, although some may have been for catfish, snakehead, perch, crappie, or other fish. It is likely that the majority of those trips, therefore, will not be taken in that time frame due to the prohibition on targeting striped bass, but it is not possible to know exactly how many trips will be lost due to this action. Additionally, there were an average of approximately 79 trips taken in the Upper Bay from May 16 through May 31 over the last 3 years. Some percentage of those trips will also not be taken due to the prohibition on targeting striped bass in the Susquehanna Flats, Susquehanna River, and Northeast River during that time period. Depending on the time of year and duration of the trip, charter captains usually charge between $600 and $1,000 per trip.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The emergency action has a meaningful economic impact on small businesses. An analysis of this economic impact follows.

There will likely be some negative impacts on the charter fleet in the Chesapeake Bay. Over the last 3 years, an average of 636 charter trips were taken in the Chesapeake Bay from May 1 through May 15. The majority of those trips were likely for striped bass, although some may have been for catfish, snakehead, perch, crappie, or other fish. It is likely that the majority of those trips, therefore, will not be taken in that time frame due to the prohibition on targeting striped bass, but it is not possible to know exactly how many trips will be lost due to this action. Additionally, there were an average of approximately 79 trips taken in the Upper Bay from May 16 through May 31 over the last 3 years. Some percentage of those trips will also not be taken due to the prohibition on targeting striped bass in the Susquehanna Flats, Susquehanna River, and Northeast River during that time period. Depending on the time of year and duration of the trip, charter captains usually charge between $600 and $1,000 per trip.

.09 Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.

A. Early Season.

(1) (text unchanged)

[(2) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.

(a) The areas subject to the provisions of §A(2) of this regulation are:

(i) The areas described in Regulation .08D(1) and (2) of this chapter;

(ii) All of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay enclosed by a line beginning at a point at or near North Point, defined by Lat. 39°11.71'N and Long. 76°26.53'W; then running approximately 156° True to a point at or near Buoy "2B" at the mouth of the Patapsco River, defined by Lat. 39°10.71'N and Long. 76°25.95'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy "10", defined by Lat. 39°10.35'N and Long. 76°24.74'W; then running approximately 110° True to a point at or near Buoy "8", defined by Lat. 39°10.00'N and Long. 76°23.51'W; then running approximately 112° True to a point at or near Buoy "6", defined by Lat. 39°09.61'N and Long. 76°22.30'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy "4", defined by Lat. 39°09.24'N and Long. 76°21.08'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy "2BE", defined by Lat. 39°08.92'N and Long. 76°19.98'W; then running approximately 90° True to a point at or near Buoy "12", defined by Lat. 39°08.91'N and Long. 76°19.15'W; then running approximately 91° True to a point at or near Swan Point, defined by Lat. 39°08.88'N and Long. 76°16.69'W, then running northerly along the shore of Kent County to a point at or near the end of Maryland Route 21 at Tolchester, defined by Lat. 39°12.91'N and Long. 76°14.63'W; then running approximately 282° True to a point at or near the south corner of the Hart-Miller Island dike, defined by Lat. 39°14.23'N and Long. 76°22.44'W; then running north and west along the Hart-Miller shoreline to a point at or near the west end of Hart-Miller Island, defined by Lat. 39°14.36'N and Long. 76°23.19'W; then running approximately 206° True to a point at or near the east end of Pleasure Island, defined by Lat. 39°14.23'N and Long. 76°23.27'W; then running southwesterly along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline to a point at or near the West end of Pleasure Island, defined by Lat. 39°13.85'N and Long. 76°23.65'W; then running approximately 245° True to a point at or near the east end of Patapsco River Neck, defined by Lat. 39°13.76'N and Long. 76°23.91'W; then running southwesterly along shore to a point at or near the east entrance of Shallow Creek, defined by Lat. 39°12.25'N and Long. 76°25.95'W; then running approximately 251° True to a point at or near the west entrance of Shallow Creek, defined by Lat. 39°12.19'N and Long. 76°26.20'W; then running southwesterly along shore to the point of beginning, defined by Lat. 39°11.72'N and Long. 76°26.53'W;

(iii) Chester River: All of the waters of Chester River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Love Point, defined by Lat. 39°02.40'N and Long. 76°18.16'W; then running approximately 83° True to a point at or near the northwesterly point of Eastern Neck Island, defined by Lat. 39°02.77'N and Long. 76°14.05'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Hail Point, defined by Lat. 39°00.76'N and Long. 76°12.00'W; then running approximately 216° True to a point at or near Long Point, defined by Lat. 38°58.81'N and Long. 76°13.80'W; then running approximately 271° True to a point at or near Ferry Point, defined by Lat. 38°58.82'N and Long. 76°14.60'W;

(iv) Choptank River: All of the waters of the Choptank River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Cook Point, defined by Lat. 38°37.73'N and Long. 76°17.35'W; then running approximately 317° True to a point at or near Blackwalnut Point, defined by Lat. 38°40.24'N and Long. 76°20.37'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Holland Point at the west entrance of Irish Creek, defined by Lat. 38°41.88'N and Long. 76°13.61'W; then running approximately 174° True to a point at or near a point of land at the west entrance of Chapel Creek, defined by Lat. 38°36.59'N and Long. 76°12.91'W; and

(v) Patuxent River: All of the waters of the Patuxent River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Drum Point, defined by Lat. 38°19.14'N and Long. 76°25.27'W; then running approximately 119° True to a point at or near Hog Point, defined by Lat. 38°18.59'N and Long. 76°23.99'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Point Patience, defined by Lat. 38°19.73'N and Long. 76°29.04'W; then running approximately 236° True to a point at or near the west point of land at the entrance of Little Kingston Creek, defined by Lat. 38°19.40'N and Long. 76°29.67'W.

(b) Catch Restrictions.

(i) A person may not catch or possess more than one striped bass per day.

(ii) A person may not catch or possess striped bass less than 19 inches in total length.

(3) Susquehanna Flats and Northeast River.

(a) The areas subject to the provisions of §A(3) of this regulation are:

(i) Susquehanna Flats, upstream of a line from a point at or near Sandy Point, defined by Lat. 39°26.96'N and Long. 76°03.63'W; then running in an easterly direction to a point at or near Turkey Point, defined by Lat. 39°27.13'N and Long. 76°00.70'W and the Susquehanna River downstream from a line connecting a point at or near the Susquehanna State Park boat ramp in Lapidum, defined by Lat. 39°35.86'N and Long. 76°07.67'W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Twin Rocks, defined by Lat. 39°36.17'N and Long. 76°07.56'W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Tomes Wharf in Port Deposit, defined by Lat. 39°36.23'N and Long. 76°06.99'W; and

(ii) Northeast River.

(b) Catch Restrictions.

(i) A person may not catch or possess more than one striped bass per day.

(ii) A person may not use eels as bait.

(iii) A person may catch and possess one striped bass between 19 and 26 inches, inclusive, total length.]

(2) Catch Restrictions.

(a) A person may not catch or possess more than one striped bass per day.

(b) A person may not catch or possess striped bass less than 19 inches in total length.

(3) Open Areas. A person may only catch or possess striped bass during the recreational and charter boat early summer and fall season in the following areas:

(a) Chesapeake Bay north of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge northern span, with the following boundaries:

(i) Western boundary — east of a line beginning at a point at or near the west end of the north span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, defined by Lat. 39°00.52'N and Long. 76°24.24'W; then running northerly along the shore to a point at or near Persimmon Point, defined by Lat. 39°03.16'N and Long. 76°26.33'W; then running approximately 34° True to a point at or near Mountain Point, defined by Lat. 39°03.55'N and Long. 76°25.99'W; then running northerly along the shore to a point at or near Bodkin Point, defined by Lat. 39°07.98'N and Long. 76°25.83'W; then running approximately 358° True to a point at or near Buoy “2B” at the mouth of Patapsco River, defined by Lat. 39°10.71'N and Long. 76°25.95'W;

(ii) Northern boundary — south of a line beginning at a point at or near Buoy “2B” at the mouth of the Patapsco River, defined by Lat. 39°10.71'N and Long. 76°25.95'W; then running approximately 111° True along the Brewerton Channel to a point at or near Buoy “10”, defined by Lat. 39°10.35'N and Long. 76°24.74'W; then running approximately 110° True to a point at or near Buoy “8”, defined by Lat. 39°10.00'N and Long. 76°23.51'W; then running approximately 112° True to a point at or near Buoy “6”, defined by Lat. 39°09.61'N and Long. 76°22.30'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy “4”, defined by Lat. 39°09.25'N and long. 76°21.08'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy “2BE” at the east end of the Brewerton Channel, defined by Lat. 39°08.92'N and Long. 76°19.98'W; then running approximately 90° True to a point at or near Buoy “12”, defined by Lat. 39°08.91'N and Long. 76°19.15'W; then running approximately 91° True to a point at or near Swan Point, defined by Lat. 39°08.89'N and Long. 76°16.69'W; and

(iii) Eastern and southern boundary — west of a line beginning at a point at or near Swan Point, defined by Lat. 39°08.89'N and Long. 76°16.69'W; then running approximately 141° True to a point at or near Huntingfield Point, defined by Lat. 39°07.13'N and Long. 76°14.85'W; then running southerly along the shore of Eastern Neck to a point at or near Wilson Point, defined by Lat. 39°03.19'N and Long. 76°13.66'W; then running approximately 216° True to a point at or near the northwest point of Eastern Neck Island, defined by Lat. 39°02.77'N and Long. 76°14.05'W; then running approximately 263° True to a point at or near Love Point, defined by Lat. 39°02.40'N and Long. 76°18.16'W; then running southerly along the shore of Kent Island to a point at or near the east end of the north span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, defined by Lat. 38°59.08'N and Long. 76°20.41'W; then running westerly along the north span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge to a point at or near the west end of the north span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, defined by Lat. 39°00.52'N and Long. 76°24.24'W.

(b) Additional areas open north of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge northern span:

(i) All of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay enclosed by a line beginning at a point at or near North Point, defined by Lat. 39°11.71'N and Long. 76°26.53'W; then running approximately 156° True to a point at or near Buoy “2B” at the mouth of the Patapsco River, defined by Lat. 39°10.71'N and Long. 76°25.95'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy “10”, defined by Lat. 39°10.35'N and Long. 76°24.74'W; then running approximately 110° True to a point at or near Buoy “8”, defined by Lat. 39°10.00'N and Long. 76°23.51'W; then running approximately 112° True to a point at or near Buoy “6”, defined by Lat. 39°09.61'N and Long. 76°22.30'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy “4”, defined by Lat. 39°09.24'N and Long. 76°21.08'W; then running approximately 111° True to a point at or near Buoy “2BE”, defined by Lat. 39°08.92'N and Long. 76°19.98'W; then running approximately 90° True to a point at or near Buoy “12”, defined by Lat. 39°08.91'N and Long. 76°19.15'W; then running approximately 91° True to a point at or near Swan Point, defined by Lat. 39°08.88'N and Long. 76°16.69'W, then running northerly along the shore of Kent County to a point at or near the end of Maryland Route 21 at Tolchester, defined by Lat. 39°12.91'N and Long. 76°14.63'W; then running approximately 282° True to a point at or near the south corner of the Hart-Miller Island dike, defined by Lat. 39°14.23'N and Long. 76°22.44'W; then running north and west along the Hart-Miller shoreline to a point at or near the west end of Hart-Miller Island, defined by Lat. 39°14.36'N and Long. 76°23.19'W; then running approximately 206° True to a point at or near the east end of Pleasure Island, defined by Lat. 39°14.23'N and Long. 76°23.27'W; then running southwesterly along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline to a point at or near the West end of Pleasure Island, defined by Lat. 39°13.85'N and Long. 76°23.65'W; then running approximately 245° True to a point at or near the east end of Patapsco River Neck, defined by Lat. 39°13.76'N and Long. 76°23.91'W; then running southwesterly along shore to a point at or near the east entrance of Shallow Creek, defined by Lat. 39°12.25'N and Long. 76°25.95'W; then running approximately 251° True to a point at or near the west entrance of Shallow Creek, defined by Lat. 39°12.19'N and Long. 76°26.20'W; then running southwesterly along shore to the point of beginning, defined by Lat. 39°11.72'N and Long. 76°26.53'W; and

(ii) Chester River. All of the waters of Chester River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Love Point, defined by Lat. 39°02.40'N and Long. 76°18.16'W; then running approximately 83° True to a point at or near the northwesterly point of Eastern Neck Island, defined by Lat. 39°02.77'N and Long. 76°14.05'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Hail Point, defined by Lat. 39°00.76'N and Long. 76°12.00'W; then running approximately 216° True to a point at or near Long Point, defined by Lat. 38°58.81'N and Long. 76°13.80'W; then running approximately 271° True to a point at or near Ferry Point, defined by Lat. 38°58.82'N and Long. 76°14.60'W;

(c) Between the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge northern span and the Maryland-Virginia state line excluding all bays, sounds, tributaries, creeks, and rivers, except Tangier Sound and Pocomoke Sound and as provided in §A(3)(d)—(f) of this regulation.

(d) Choptank River. All of the waters of the Choptank River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Cook Point, defined by Lat. 38°37.73'N and Long. 76°17.35'W; then running approximately 317° True to a point at or near Blackwalnut Point, defined by Lat. 38°40.24'N and Long. 76°20.37'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Holland Point at the west entrance of Irish Creek, defined by Lat. 38°41.88'N and Long. 76°13.61'W. then running approximately 174° True to a point at or near a point of land at the west entrance of Chapel Creek, defined by Lat. 38°36.59'N and Long. 76°12.91'W; and

(e) Patuxent River. All of the waters of the Patuxent River and its tributaries upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Drum Point, defined by Lat. 38°19.14'N and Long. 76°25.27'W; then running approximately 119° True to a point at or near Hog Point, defined by Lat. 38°18.59'N and Long. 76°23.99'W; and downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Point Patience, defined by Lat. 38°19.73'N and Long. 76°29.04'W; then running approximately 236° True to a point at or near the west point of land at the entrance of Little Kingston Creek, defined by Lat. 38°19.40'N and Long. 76°29.67'W.

(f) All of the Maryland waters of the Potomac River, and its tidal tributaries, downstream of a line beginning at a point at or near the east end of the Nice Memorial Bridge (U.S. 301), defined by Lat. 38°21.55'N and Long. 77°00.90'W; then running approximately 80° True to a point at or near the west end of the Nice Memorial Bridge, defined by Lat. 38°21.81'N and Long. 76°59.00'W; and upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near the shore at the north side of the north jetty at Smith Point, defined by Lat. 37°53.40'N and Long. 76°14.23'W; then running approximately 335° True to a point at or near Point Lookout, defined by Lat. 38°02.25'N and Long. 76°19.34'W.

B.—C. (text unchanged)

.12 General Restrictions.

A.—H. (text unchanged)

I. Seasonal Restrictions for the Recreational and Charter Boat Fishery.

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) During the period April 1 through [April 30] May 15, a person may not target striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the Chesapeake Bay or its tidal tributaries.

(5) During the period May [1] 16 through May 31, except as provided in [Regulations .08 and] Regulation .09 of this chapter and §I(6) of this regulation, a person may not target striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the striped bass spawning rivers and areas listed in Regulation .03B of this chapter.

(6) During the period May [1] 16 through May 31, a person authorized in accordance with Natural Resources Article, §4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland, to recreationally angle for finfish may hook striped bass and shall immediately release the striped bass unharmed to the water from which the striped bass was taken in that area of the Chester River on the north side of Kent Narrows and bounded on the southern side by the southernmost edge of the old Route 50 bridge and, on the northern side, by a line beginning at a point (east tip of Ferry Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.820'N and Long. 76°14.627'W; then running approximately 92° True to a point (northwest tip of Long Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.798'N and Long. 76°13.825'W.

(7) (text unchanged)

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

 

Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 09
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 08 HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

Notice of Final Action

[23-279-F]

On April 30, 2024, the Maryland Department of Labor adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulation .18 under COMAR 09.08.01 General Regulations; and

(2) Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.08.07 Fees.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:25 Md. R. 1093 (December 15, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

09.13.05 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§15-205 and
15-208, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-293-F]

On March 6, 2024, the Board for Professional Land Surveyors adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.13.05 Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:26 Md. R. 1136 (December 29, 2023), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

The Board deemed it prudent to simplify language in §F of the regulation related to examinations, similar to the changes in the initial proposal for §B. In §F, language remained regarding a testing service fee. The Board does not collect or set this fee. Therefore, the Board deleted language indicating the Board may collect it, and instead limited collection to the Board’s designee, while also deleting the specific amount for the fee. This change is in line with the intent of the proposed changes and made the regulation as a whole more coherent.

.03 Fees and Costs

A.—E. (proposed text unchanged)

F. An applicant for the appropriate licensing examination shall pay to the [[Board or its]] Board’s designee the testing service fee [[of $60]] in connection with the testing services.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 16 BOARD OF BARBERS

09.16.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-207, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-282-F]

On April 30, 2024, the Department of Labor adopted amendments to Regulation .08 under COMAR 09.16.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:25 Md. R. 1095—1096 (December 15, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 18 BOARD OF CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

09.18.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§8-101, 8-206,
8-207, 8-302—8-305, 8-307, and 8-309; Business Regulation Article,
§§2-106.1 and 2-106.2; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-284-F]

On April 16, 2024, the State Board of Certified Interior Designers adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.18.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:25 Md. R. 1097 (December 15, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

09.21.04 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-208(a)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-290-F]

On March 20, 2024, the State Board of Architects adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.21.04 Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:26 Md. R. 1136—1137 (December 29, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 22 BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

09.22.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §5-208, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-281-F]

On April 30, 2024, the Department of Labor adopted amendments to Regulation .12 under COMAR 09.22.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:25 Md. R. 1099 (December 15, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

09.28.03 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§9-206(a),
9-207(a), and 9-304(2), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-289-F]

On April 29, 2024, the State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.28.03 Fees. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:26 Md. R. 1139 (December 29, 2023), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

PORTIA WU
Secretary of Labor

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.16 Behavioral Health Crisis Services

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 2-105(b), 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-339-F]

On May 7, 2024, the Secretary of Health adopted new Regulations .01—.12 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.09.16 Behavioral Health Crisis Services. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:3 Md. R. 159—161 (February 9, 2024), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The changes could have been reasonably anticipated by interested parties, do not substantially change the intended benefits of the regulation, and do not increase the burdens of the regulations as proposed. The specific changes are as follows:

Regulation .01B(2): The Maryland Department of Health (the Department) will correct a grammatical error in the definition of the Behavioral Health Administration.

Regulation .01B(10): The Department will properly capitalize Medical Assistance.

Regulation .03B(3)(f): The Department will add a reference to the federal regulation 42 CFR Part 2, which applies to requirements for substance use disorder patient confidentiality.

Regulation .05B(5): The Department will include caregivers as an appropriate contact for the follow-up outreach service.

Regulation .05C(3): The Department will correct an erroneous reference to the relevant staffing information in COMAR 10.63.21.

Regulation .06A(9):  The Department will remove language prohibiting coverage of services under this chapter if those services are non-emergency and not authorized by the ASO.

.01 Definitions.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) “Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)” means the administration within the Department that establishes regulatory requirements [[for]] that behavioral health programs are to maintain in order to become licensed by the Department.

(3)(9) (proposed text unchanged)

(10) “Participant” means an individual who is certified as eligible for, and is receiving, [[medical assistance]] Medical Assistance benefits.

(11)(12) (proposed text unchanged)

.03 Provider Requirements for Participation.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. To participate in the Program, a provider of behavioral health crisis services shall:

(1)(2) (proposed text unchanged)

(3) Maintain, either manually or electronically, adequate documentation of each contact with a participant as part of the medical record, which, at a minimum, meets the following requirements:

(a)(e) (proposed text unchanged)

(f) Complies with all federal statutes and regulations, including but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 42 U.S.C. §1320D et seq., and implementing regulations at 42 CFR Part 2 and 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164.04.

C.D. (proposed text unchanged)

.05 Covered Services.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Mobile crisis team services shall:

(1)(4) (proposed text unchanged)

(5) Include mobile crisis follow-up outreach by means of telephone, telehealth, or in-person contact with the individual served [[or]], family [[member and]] members, caregivers, or referred providers[[, if applicable]].

C. Behavioral health crisis stabilization center services shall:

(1)(2) (proposed text unchanged)

(3) Include an initial evaluation by an approved physician or psychiatric nurse practitioner in accordance with [[COMAR 10.63.03.21G]] 10.63.03.21F;

(4)(5) (proposed text unchanged)

.06 Limitations.

A. The Program does not cover the following:

(1)(8) (proposed text unchanged)

[[(9) Non-emergency services not authorized by the ASO;]]

[[(10)]] (9)[[(11)]] (10) (proposed text unchanged)

B. (proposed text unchanged)

LAURA HERRERA SCOTT
Secretary of Health

 

Subtitle 63 COMMUNITY

Notice of Final Action

[23-336-F]

On May 7, 2024, the Secretary of Health adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.63.02 Programs Required to Be Accredited in Order to Be Licensed to Provide Community-Based Behavioral Health Services; and

(2) New Regulations .20 and .21 under COMAR 10.63.03 Descriptions and Criteria for Programs and Services Required to Have an Accreditation-Based License.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:3 Md. R. 168—173 (February 9, 2024), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

COMAR 10.63.03.20B: Capitalization is corrected.

COMAR 10.63.03.20B(3): In response to public comment, the reference to “Mental Health Law” was amended to be “Health-General Article” to reflect the correct statute name.

COMAR 10.63.03.20B(5): In response to public comment, the phrase “non-threatening emotional symptoms or behaviors that are disrupting an individual’s functioning” was replaced with “symptoms or behaviors that are disrupting an individual’s behavioral health functioning”. The term “non-threatening emotional” was redundant because if a patient is exhibiting threatening behavior, law enforcement will be contacted rather than the mobile crisis unit; therefore this change is nonsubstantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20D(1)(e): In response to public comment, the meaning of response was clarified by naming who should respond and within the designated time period. This change clarifies the language and offers a more realistic time range for response and therefore is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20D(2)(c): In response to public comment, the term emotional was removed as a symptom of determining a plan for de-escalation and resolution of the crisis using in-person interventions for immediate de-escalation.  The term emotional is redundant because behavioral symptoms include emotional symptoms, therefore this is not a substantive change.

COMAR 10.63.03.20D(2)(f): In response to public comment, the phrase “when appropriate” was added to “engaging peer and natural and family support”, acknowledging that peer and family supports are not always beneficial relationships and protecting patients whose family might pose a safety risk to them. This kind of use of appropriate judgment is implied and is generally considered acceptable clinical practice; therefore it is not a substantive change.

COMAR 10.63.03.20D(2)(h): In response to public comment, the term “which reduce the conditions” was modified to “to reduce the behavioral symptoms” to provide clarification that the goal of stabilization is reduction of symptoms and that a patient does not require a diagnosis of a particular condition in order to receive services.  This language is clearer, and therefore the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20D(3): In response to public comment, the phrase “provided in-person, via phone, or via telehealth” was added to clarify the methods by which follow-up services can be provided. All of these methods are approved methods of service delivery under Maryland law, and therefore the change is not a substantive change. 

COMAR 10.63.03.20E(1): In response to public comment, §E was recodified and the phrase “when indicated” was deleted because it was redundant. Neither change is substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20E(2)—(3): In response to public comment, these sections were deleted because they were redundant and confusing. The training requirements and requirements for other staff on the mobile crisis team are elsewhere in the regulation, and therefore the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20F: In response to public comment, “responding in person” was moved to §F(1). Because the language was moved elsewhere in the section, the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20F(1): In response to public comment, “responding in person” was moved to this section to clarify how many individuals must respond in person.  Because this was moved from elsewhere in the regulations, this is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20F(2): In response to public comment,  “face-to-face or via telehealth” was added to clarify that the licensed mental health practitioner may be present via telehealth. Because the presence via telehealth was already permitted in §E(1), the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20F(3): In response to public comment, “may not consider” was moved and changed to “may not be considered” to clarify the role of law enforcement, but, because the meaning remains the same, the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.20I: In response to public comment, the language “to operate mobile crisis services in the PBHS ensuring that the” was modified to read “to operate mobile crisis services in the PBHS to ensure”. This change was for style and grammar reasons and is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21A(2)(a): In response to public comment, “admissions” was changed to “engagement” to be more accurate because carceral systems do not generally refer to individuals becoming involved with the system as “admissions”. Because this change adds clarification to an already inclusive list, it is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21C(2): In response to public comment, the reference to involuntary admissions was amended to be “Health-General Article, §§10-613—10-621, Annotated Code of Maryland”. The amendment clarified the statutes for involuntary admissions. This is a clarifying change that is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21C(9): In response to public comment, “Provide withdrawal management services for all substances;” was removed because it is also listed in (10). Because the line had been duplicated, removing it is not a substantive change. The removal of (9) required the recodification of (10)—(16).

COMAR 10.63.03.21D(4)(b): In response to public comment, “including in-person reassessment, to any individual who has been emergency petitioned and remains in the BHCSC for more than 24 hours” was added to clarify the circumstances in which a provider would be required to make daily rounds because most admissions to a crisis stabilization center will be for less than one day. This is a clarifying change which does not alter the requirements for providers or the treatment provided to patients and therefore is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21F(4): In response to public comment, “in the BHCSC under an emergency petition” was added to clarify the circumstances under which individuals will be permitted to remain in a BHCSC for more than 24 hours. The number of hours was changed from 23 to 24 because the requirement for a Crisis Stabilization Center is less than 24 hours, not a limit of 23 hours. Because Health-General Article, §10-1403, Annotated Code of Maryland, refers to “23-hour holding beds”, this clarifies the computation of the 23 hours. Because Health-General Article, §10-621, states that Crisis Stabilization Centers may be designated to accept individuals who are the subject of an emergency petition, and those individuals may remain in a center for the statutorily permitted period of time before admission to an inpatient unit is arranged, clarifying that requirements that apply to individuals in a center for over 24 hours only apply to those under emergency petition is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21F(8): In response to public comment, (8) was deleted because it is redundant and duplicates the daily rounds required in COMAR 10.63.03.21D(4)(b). Because this is a removal due to the requirement appearing elsewhere in the statute, the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21F(11)(c): In response to public comment, “developmental” was added. This change reflects current terminology which may be preferred by some individuals with disabilities. The term “developmental disabilities” is inclusive of individuals with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities and therefore is not a substantive change.

COMAR 10.63.03.21F(12): In response to public comment, “and individuals referred by 9-8-8 and other local crisis hotlines” reflects the requirements of Health-General, §10-1403 Annotated Code of Maryland. Because this is an existing statutory requirement, the change is not substantive.

COMAR 10.63.03.21G(1): In response to public comment, “published” was replaced with “approved” due to concerns about the meaning and scope of publication creating barriers to the dissemination of valuable information in the most expedient manner possible. Because “published” was always a form of approval by the Department, this change is not substantive.

 

10.63.03 Descriptions and Criteria for Programs and Services Required to Have an Accreditation-Based License

Authority: Health-General Article, §§7.5-204, 8-402, 8-404, 10-901, and
10-1402,
Annotated Code of Maryland

.20 Mobile Crisis Team Programs.

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. In order to be licensed under this subtitle, a mobile crisis team within a [[Mobile Crisis Team]] mobile crisis team program shall:

(1)—(2) (proposed text unchanged)

(3) Meet the requirements defined in [[Mental Health Law]] Health-General Article, Title 10, Subtitle 14, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(4) (proposed text unchanged)

(5) Respond to urgent[[, non-threatening emotional]] symptoms or behaviors that are disrupting an individual’s behavioral health functioning.

C. (proposed text unchanged)

D. Mobile Crisis Team Program Services. A mobile crisis team program shall provide the following services:

(1) In-person, community-based professional and peer intervention services which shall:

(a)—(d) (proposed text unchanged)

(e) Include a response initiated by a mobile crisis team within an average of 60 to 120 minutes of determining an individual is in need of crisis intervention;

(f)—(h) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Crisis Intervention Services. A mobile crisis team program shall provide medically necessary crisis intervention services, inclusive of the following:

(a)—(b) (proposed text unchanged)

(c) A plan for de-escalation and resolution of the crisis, including in-person interventions for immediate de-escalation of presenting [[emotional or]] behavioral symptoms;

(d)—(e) (proposed text unchanged)

(f) Engaging peer and natural and family support when appropriate;

(g) (proposed text unchanged)

(h) Stabilization services to ensure the individual’s safety and connection to needed resources [[which]] to reduce the [[conditions]] behavioral symptoms leading to crisis; and

(i) (proposed text unchanged)

(3) Follow-up services, provided in-person, via phone, or via telehealth, which shall include, but are not limited to:

(a)—(b) (proposed text unchanged)

E. Mobile Crisis Team Program Staffing.

[[(1)]] A mobile crisis team program shall include at least one licensed mental health professional available at all times, either via telehealth or face-to-face [[when indicated]], who is:

[[(a)]] (1)[[(c)]] (3) (proposed text unchanged)

[[(2) A mobile crisis team program may also include:

(a) Additional licensed mental health professionals to ensure shift coverage;

(b) Certified peer and family recovery support specialists or individuals who complete the certification process within 2 years of hire; and

(c) Other staff, who shall complete training as set forth in §G of this regulation.

(3) Certified peer and family recovery support specialists may not respond independently without a mental health or licensed professional.]]

F. A mobile crisis team [[responding in-person]]:

(1) Shall include two staff members responding in-person;

(2) Shall include a licensed mental health professional face-to-face or via telehealth; and

(3) May not [[consider]] include law enforcement, [[when]] if present, as part of the two-person response team.

G.—H. (proposed text unchanged)

I. A mobile crisis team program shall obtain pre-approval from the Department and LBHA or CSA to operate mobile crisis services in the PBHS [[ensuring that the]] to ensure services meet local community needs for behavioral health crisis services.

.21 Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Center (BHCSC) Program.

A. Definition.

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Term Defined. “Program” means the site and service combination which:

(a) Is recognized through licensure to offer an organized system of activities to provide an alternative to emergency departments for behavioral health crisis care, emergency petition assessment, and avoidable inpatient or carceral [[admissions]] engagement; and

(b) (proposed text unchanged)

B. (proposed text unchanged)

C. BHCSC Program Services. The BHCSC program shall:

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Process involuntary admissions according to Health-General Article, [[§10-613]] §§10-613—10-621, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(3)—(8) (proposed text unchanged)

[[(9) Provide withdrawal management services for all substances;]]

[[(10)]] (9)—[[(12)]] (11) (proposed text unchanged)

D. BHCSC Staffing Requirements.

(1)—(3) (proposed text unchanged)

(4) A BHCSC program shall employ a qualified prescriber or prescribers who are authorized to prescribe medications by the Maryland Board of Physicians or the Maryland Board of Nursing to provide general medical services and prescription of medications and treatment, and who shall:

(a) (proposed text unchanged)

(b) Make daily rounds, including in-person reassessment, to any individual who has been emergency petitioned and remains in the BHCSC for more than 24 hours; and

(c) (proposed text unchanged)

(5)—(7) (proposed text unchanged)

E. (proposed text unchanged)

F. BHCSC Program Quality Assurance and Reporting.

(1)—(3) (proposed text unchanged)

(4) For individuals in the BHCSC under an emergency petition with stays beyond [[23]] 24 hours, BHCSC mental health professional staff shall perform, at a minimum, daily in-person reassessment.

(5)—(7) (proposed text unchanged)

[[(8) A psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner shall conduct at least daily follow-up examinations for individuals that have not been discharged.]]

[[(9)]] (8)[[(10)]] (9) (proposed text unchanged)

[[(11)]] (10) A BHCSC program shall have protocols, which may include referral agreements with other programs, that provide for admission and treatment of individuals with:

(a)—(b) (proposed text unchanged)

(c) Physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.

[[(12)]] (11) A BHCSC program shall develop and maintain written triage policies and procedures approved by the Department, including ability to accept and provide services to individuals under an emergency petition and individuals referred by 9-8-8 and other local crisis hotlines.

[[(13)]] (12)[[(16)]] (15) (proposed text unchanged)

G. BHCSC Program Staff Training Requirements.

(1) BHCSC program staff shall complete required trainings [[published]] approved by the Department.

(2) (proposed text unchanged)

H.—N. (proposed text unchanged)

LAURA HERRERA SCOTT
Secretary of Health

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 11 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

12.11.10 Private Home Detention Monitoring Agencies

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 20; Correctional Services Article, §§2-109 and 11-726; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[23-159-F]

On March 12, 2024, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services adopted amendments to Regulation .06 under COMAR 12.11.10 Private Home Detention Monitoring Agencies. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:2 Md. R. 95 (January 26, 2024), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

CAROLYN J. SCRUGGS
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 31 OFFICE FOR CHILDREN

14.31.04 Rate Setting for Child Care Providers

Authority: Education Article, §§2-206 and 8-417; Family Law Article,
§§5-506, 5-507, and 5-509;
Health-General Article, §§2-102, 2-104, 2-105,
7-306.1, 10-516, 10-902, 10-1203, and 15-102.1; Human Services Article, §§2-209 and 9-231; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[24-018-F]

On April 23, 2024, the Department of Human Services adopted amendments Regulations .01, .02, and .04, the repeal of existing Regulations .03 and .05—.10, and new Regulations .03 and .05—.09 under COMAR14.31.04 Rate Setting for Child Care Providers. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:5 Md. R. 248—251 (March 8, 2024), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: July 1, 2024.

RAFAEL LÓPEZ
Secretary of Human Services

Subtitle 32 STATE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Notice of Final Action

[23-308-F]

On April 10, 2024, the Public Employee Relations Board adopted the repeal of following regulations under Subtitle 32 State Labor Relations Board:

(1) Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 14.32.01 General Provisions;

(2) Regulations .01—.22 under COMAR 14.32.02 General Practice and Hearing Procedures;

(3) Regulations .01—.07 under COMAR 14.32.03 Bargaining Unit and Bargaining Representative Determination;

(4) Regulations .01—.06 under COMAR 14.32.04 Elections;

(5) Regulations .01—.05 under COMAR 14.32.05 Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Process;

(6) Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 14.32.06 Collective Bargaining, Negotiations, and Negotiability Disputes;

(7) Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.32.07 Mediation Procedures; and

(8) Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.32.08 Procedures Governing Employee Information

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:2 Md. R. 109—110 (January 26, 2024), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

ERICA LELL SNIPES
Executive Director

 

Subtitle 34 PUBLIC SCHOOL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Notice of Final Action

[23-309-F]

On April 10, 2024, the Public Employee Relations Board adopted the repeal of the following regulations under Subtitle 34 Public School Labor Relations Board:

(1) Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 14.34.01 Recognition of Employee Organizations;

(2) Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.34.02 Negotiability Dispute;

(3) Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.34.03 Impasse Determination;

(4) Regulations .01—.17 under COMAR 14.34.04 Charge of Statutory Violation;

(5) Regulations .01—.12 under COMAR 14.34.05 Public Information Act Requests; and

(6) Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 14.34.06 Attendance, Recording, Photographing, and Broadcasting of Open Sessions.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:2 Md. R. 110 (January 26, 2024), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

ERICA LELL SNIPES
Executive Director

 

Title 30
MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Subtitle 09 COMMERCIAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

Notice of Final Action

[23-312-F]

On April 9, 2024, the Maryland State Emergency Medical Services Board adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulation .02 under COMAR 30.09.01 Definitions; and

(2) Regulation .04 under COMAR 30.09.14 Specialty Care Transport Services.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 51:2 Md. R. 117-118 (January 26, 2024), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

THEODORE R. DELBRIDGE, M.D. M.P.H.
Executive Director

 

Title 36
MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY

Notice of Final Action

[23-265-F]

On March 28, 2024, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission adopted:

(1) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 36.03.01 General;

(2) Amendments to Regulations .06, .12—.14, .16, and .17 under COMAR 36.03.02 Investigation and Licensing;

(3) Amendments to Regulations .01 and .05—.07 and new Regulation .10 under COMAR 36.03.03 Video Lottery Operation License;

(4) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 36.03.06 Enforcement of Voluntary Exclusion Program;

(5) Amendments to Regulations .02 and .04 under COMAR 36.03.08 Collection of Taxes, Fees, and Penalties;

(6) Amendments to Regulations .16, .20, .21, and .34 under COMAR 36.03.10 Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control Standards;

(7) Amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 36.03.11 Facility Standards;

(8) Amendments to Regulation .11 under COMAR 36.04.01 Video Lottery Technical Standards;

(9) Amendments to Regulation .01, the repeal of existing Regulation .02, and new Regulation .02 under COMAR 36.04.02 Video Lottery Terminal Machines;

(10) Amendments to Regulations .12 and .18 under COMAR 36.07.02 Application and Licensing;

(11) Amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 36.10.01 General;

(12) Amendments to Regulations .10 and .14 under COMAR 36.10.02 All Applicants and Licensees — Applications and Investigations;

(13) Amendments to Regulations .02 and .04 under COMAR 36.10.03 All Applicants and Licensees — Qualification Requirements;

(14) Amendments to Regulations .02—.06 under COMAR 36.10.04 Specific Requirements for Sports Wagering Facilities Licensees;

(15) Amendments to Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 36.10.05 Specific Requirements for Mobile Sports Wagering Licenses;

(16) Amendments to Regulations .02—.07, .09, and .11 under COMAR 36.10.06 Specific Requirements for Other Licenses Required for Sports Wagering;

(17) Amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 36.10.10 Enforcement of Voluntary Exclusion Program;

(18) Amendments to Regulations .20, .34, .40, and .41 under COMAR 36.10.13 Sports Wagering Licensee Minimum Internal Control Standards;

(19) Amendments to Regulations .03 and .06 under COMAR 36.10.14 Sports Wagering Requirements and Limitations;

(20) Amendments to Regulations .03 and .04 under COMAR 36.10.15 Sports Wagering Licensee Facility Standards; and

(21) New Regulation .20 under COMAR 36.11.02 All Applicants and Awardees.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 50:26 Md. R. 1149—1170 (December 29, 2023), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: May 27, 2024.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

The proposed regulations revise certain requirements for the State’s gaming, instant bingo, and sports wagering industries. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (Agency), which promulgated the regulations, received one set of written public comments on the proposed regulations.

 

COMAR 36.03.02 Investigation and Licensing

     Regulation .17 Vendor Registration

          Proposed amendments to this regulation are intended to restructure requirements for vendors. Currently, Regulation .17 requires certain vendors to be registered or certified by the Commission. The proposed amendments require only registration, and set forth applicable requirements. The nature of nonsubstantive changes to proposed amendments of Regulation .17 are:

          In §B(2)(a): The changes clarify the two categories of vendors that must be registered. One category is for vendors that meet or exceed the threshold value of $50,000 worth of goods or services, and that are not required to be issued a gaming license. The second category is for vendors that the Commission otherwise determines must be registered. The changes clarify these categories. The Commission’s authority to make this determination has been codified for years in COMAR 36.03.02.17A(2)(l). In reviewing the proposed regulations, Agency Staff found that the language of Regulation .17.A(2)(l) was erroneously omitted; this change corrects the error.

          In §B(2)(b)(xvi): In reviewing the proposed regulations, Agency Staff found that the term “registration” was erroneously omitted; this change corrects the error.

 

COMAR 36.10.06 Specific Requirements for Other Licenses Required for Sports Wagering

     Regulation .11 Sports Wagering Vendor Registration and Certification

          As in COMAR 36.03.02.17, proposed amendments to this regulation are intended to restructure and somewhat relax requirements for vendors. Currently, Regulation .11 requires certain vendors to be registered or certified by the Commission. The proposed amendments require only registration, and set forth applicable requirements. The nature of nonsubstantive changes to proposed amendments of Regulation .11 are:

          In the title of Regulation .11: When reviewing the proposed regulation, Agency Staff found that “and Certification” remained in the title erroneously when only registration is required; this change corrects the error.

          In §B(2)(a), the changes clarify the two categories of sports wagering vendors that must be registered. One category is for vendors that meet or exceed the threshold value of $50,000 worth of goods or services and that are not required to be issued a sports wagering license. The second category is for sports wagering vendors that the Commission otherwise determines must be registered. The changes clarify these categories. The Commission’s authority to make this determination was previously codified in COMAR 36.10.06.11A(2)(k). In reviewing the proposed regulations, Agency Staff found that the language of Regulation .11A(2)(k) was erroneously omitted; this change corrects the error.

 

COMAR 36.10.13 Sports Wagering Licensee Minimum Internal Control Standards

     Regulation .41 Consumer Protection

          The nonsubstantive changes to §C account for public comment. They are intended to clarify the proposed language, and better comport with stylistic requirements.

 

Subtitle 03 GAMING PROVISIONS

36.03.02 Investigation and Licensing

Authority: State Government Article, §§ 9-1A-04, 9-1A-14, and 9-1A-24, Annotated Code of Maryland

.17 Vendor Registration.

A. (proposed text unchanged)  

B. Terms Defined.

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Vendor.

(a) “Vendor” means a person [[that]]:

(i) [[Provides]] That provides goods or services at a value of $50,000 or more to a video lottery operation applicant or licensee[[; and

(ii) Is]] and is not required to be licensed as a manufacturer or contractor under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this chapter[[.]]; or

(ii) For whom the Commission determines registration as a vendor is necessary.

(b) “Vendor” does not include:

(i)—(xv) (proposed text unchanged)

(xvi) A vendor for whom the Commission determines registration is not necessary in order to protect the public interest.

C.—L. (proposed text unchanged)

 

Subtitle 10 SPORTS WAGERING PROVISIONS

36.10.06 Specific Requirements for Other Licenses Required for Sports Wagering

Authority: State Government Article, §§9-1A-24, 9-1E-01—9-1E-15, and
9-1E-17,
Annotated Code of Maryland

.11 Sports Wagering Vendor Registration [[and Certification]].

A. (proposed text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Sports Wagering Vendor.

(a) “Sports wagering vendor” means a person [[that]]:

(i) That provides goods or services or anticipates providing, within a calendar year[[:

(i) A combined total value of nongaming related goods and]], goods or services to a licensed sports wagering facility, mobile sports wagering licensee, online sports wagering operator, sports wagering facility operator, or sports wagering contractor of $50,000 or more [[; and

(ii) That]] and is not required to be issued a sports wagering license or sports wagering contractor license under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland[[.]]; or

(ii) For whom the Commission determines registration as a sports wagering vendor is necessary.

(b) (proposed text unchanged)

C.—L. (proposed text unchanged)

 

36.10.13 Sports Wagering Licensee Minimum Internal Control Standards

Authority: Education Article §§10-101 and 26-801; State Government Article, §§9-1A-02, 9-1A-04, 9-1A-33, 9-1E-01—9-1E-15; Annotated Code of Maryland

.41 Consumer Protection.

A.—B. (proposed text unchanged)

C. Promotional Offers — Responsibility of Licensee.

(1) A sports wagering licensee is responsible for the terms, conditions, and conduct of promotions it offers, and those that are offered on behalf of the licensee, directly or indirectly, by a sports wagering contractor or marketing affiliate vendor, including:

(a)—(b) (proposed text unchanged)

(c) Providing a clear and conspicuous method for a bettor to cancel the bettor’s participation in a promotion that utilizes restricted sports wagering credits that a bettor cannot cash out until an applicable wagering requirement, restriction, or condition on using the credits is met;

(d) When a bettor requests cancellation, [[informing]] the sports wagering licensee shall inform the bettor of the amount of unrestricted funds that will be returned to the bettor’s sports wagering account upon cancellation, and the value of restricted funds that will be removed from the bettor’s sports wagering account; and

(e) (proposed text unchanged)

(2)—(3) (proposed text unchanged)

D. (proposed text unchanged)

JOHN MARTIN
Director
State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

 


Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-215, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-039-P-I]

The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.02.01 Fishery Management Plans.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to incorporate by reference Amendment 1 to the 2019 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan into the Code of Maryland Regulations. The amendment was adopted by the Department on December 18, 2023.

A Fishery Management Plan (FMP) provides a format for undertaking management measures throughout Maryland State waters. FMPs are amended as needed. The most recent FMP for oysters is the Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan (May 2019). Shortly after adoption, the Department was directed by the Maryland General Assembly to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission (OAC) to develop a package of consensus recommendations for enhancing and implementing the FMP for oysters. The OAC provided the Department with a package of recommendations which were based on options that were rated with an agreement level of 75 percent or higher. Amendment 1 to the 2019 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan incorporates recommendations from the OAC to further define strategies for protecting, rebuilding, and managing the native oyster population.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Incorporation of OMP Amendment 1, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or submit comments to https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/pages/regulations/changes.aspx#OAmmend. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, Amendment 1 to the 2019 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan (December 2023) has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 51:1 Md. R. 8 (January 12, 2024), and is available online at www.dsd.maryland.gov. The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

.01 Fishery Management Plans.

A. The following Fishery Management Plans are adopted and incorporated by reference:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan (May 2019) and Amendment 1 to the 2019 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan (December 2023);

(4)(20) (text unchanged)

B. (text unchanged)

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.04 Oysters

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-215, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-053-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources  proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 08.02.04 Oysters.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to modify the rule for filling all oyster containers. Specifically, the Department is proposing no longer allowing any oyster container to be filled past the brim of the container. This would standardize the rule for all containers.

Currently oysters in the wild fishery must be put into a container (“containerized”) after they are harvested. There are three legal types of containers, commonly known as metal oyster tubs, clam crates, and orange baskets (although some are other colors such as green or purple). Metal oyster tubs and clam crates both contain one Maryland oyster bushel, whereas orange baskets are roughly 10 percent smaller. This has at times led to confusion.

Harvesters are not allowed to fill metal oyster tubs or clam crates past the top of those containers. Harvesters have been allowed to exceed the rim of the orange baskets because that container is volumetrically less than a Maryland oyster bushel. If a Maryland oyster bushel were unloaded into an orange basket, on average the oysters would exceed the top of the basket by between one to two inches. In industry practice, harvesters are filling the baskets well above the rim by many inches and even to the point of creating a distinct “cone” on top of the basket. This is legal, since the regulation does not prohibit the overfilling of orange baskets, but also leads to concerns regarding exceeding catch limits and potential overharvest. There is also consistent confusion due to there being different rules for different containers (some of which may be “overfilled” and some of which may not exceed the rim of the container). The Department believes that standardizing the rules for the containers will address both the confusion and the potential for overharvest and lead to greater consistency in measuring catch and enforcement of catch limits.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The proposed action may have a minor indeterminable negative economic impact on commercial harvesters by resulting in the harvesting of less oysters.

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Impacted Entity

Revenue

(R+/R-)

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

A. On issuing agency:

NONE

 

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

 

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit (+)

Cost (-)

Magnitude

D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

 

 

Commercial harvesters

(-)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

 

 

Oyster dealers and shucking houses

(-)

Indeterminable

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

 

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

D. It is not clear how much this action will reduce commercial harvest. Factors that will influence the impact include the number of harvesters who use the affected container, how many harvesters choose to switch to alternative containers, and how many harvesters were already “overfilling” the affected container vs. filling to the brim. Ultimately, the Department believes that the reduction is likely to be minor and therefore the negative impact to commercial harvesters will also be minor.

E. If harvesters harvest fewer oysters there will be fewer oysters sold to dealers and shucking houses. Similar to the impact on harvesters, how this action will impact dealers and shucking houses is indeterminable and will depend on a variety of factors. Some dealers and shucking houses already require harvesters they purchase from to fill the affected container either to the brim or below the brim; those dealers and shucking houses will not be impacted at all. Other dealers and shucking houses are reported to require harvesters they buy from to “overfill” those containers; those dealers and shucking houses may be slightly negatively impacted by this action depending on whether the harvesters they buy from choose to continue to use the affected container or switch containers.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has a meaningful economic impact on small businesses. An analysis of this economic impact follows:

The proposed action may have an indeterminable negative economic impact on small business. As discussed in the Estimate of Economic Impact, IIID and E, above, this action may result in a slight reduction in commercial harvest, depending on a variety of factors. Harvesters will be able to avoid that reduction depending on if they continue to use the affected container. Some dealers and shucking houses will not be affected at all based on the informal rules they had in place prior to this action; other dealers and shucking houses may have fewer oysters available for purchase versus previous oyster seasons due to the requirements they had placed on the harvesters they buy from.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Oysters — Container Rules, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or submit comments to https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/pages/regulations/changes.aspx#Ocont. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04 Oyster Container and Tagging Requirements.

A. Containers.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Oysters stored in accordance with [§A(1)(a) and (b)] §A(1) of this regulation may not extend beyond the top of the container.

(4)—(5) (text unchanged)

B.—E. (text unchanged)

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-051-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources  proposes to amend:

(1) Regulations .23, .26, and .27 under COMAR 08.02.05 Fish; and

(2) Regulation .02 under COMAR 08.02.22 Sharks.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to  make it easier for recreational anglers to comply with the catch card census program’s reporting and tag requirements. The Department is proposing the following changes: switching from paper to electronic catch cards, eliminating tags, and requiring all releases of bluefin tuna, both live and dead, to be reported.

The National Marine Fisheries Service requires all recreational anglers to report bluefin tuna, billfishes, and swordfish. Additionally, all landed sharks (except spiny dogfish) are required to be reported in Maryland. To fulfill this requirement, the National Marine Fisheries Service works with the Department by providing technical support and funding to implement a catch card census program.

Anglers are required to complete a catch card when they return to port for each bluefin tuna, billfish, swordfish, or shark on board the vessel. The angler returns the catch card to a reporting station, and a tag is provided for each completed catch card. The angler is required to place this tag around the tail of the fish before removing it from the vessel. Trailered boats cannot be pulled from the water until the tag is in place. Shore-based shark anglers must turn in the catch card and tag the shark prior to moving it from the point of landing.

Catch cards are available from the Department’s website, reporting stations, and kiosks. Tags can only be obtained by exchanging the completed catch card at an open reporting station. When reporting stations are closed, anglers must use a self-serve kiosk. Anglers must complete the catch card and the attached receipt. The angler retains the receipt, which replaces the tag, and deposits the catch card into the locked box at the kiosk. This is inconsistent with the current regulatory requirement but is necessary for reporting purposes. Making the change from paper to electronic reporting in regulation will allow for easy, timely reporting while eliminating the need for plastic tags and reducing reporting redundancy for charter/headboats.

The requirement for shore-based anglers to tag the shark prior to moving it from the point of landing creates many issues for anglers. The drive to the nearest reporting station or self-serve kiosk can be long and burdensome, requiring all gear to be put away, airing up tires, finding someone to attend to their catch, and, on busy park days, possibly not being allowed back on the beach until capacity allows. Allowing shore-based anglers to electronically report will make it easier for anglers while eliminating the need for plastic tags.

Electronic reporting is anticipated to improve compliance because it will be easier than going to a reporting station to exchange a catch card for a tag. It will also eliminate the need for some vessels to make a stop at a reporting station prior to proceeding to their private dock or pulling their vessel from the water.

Eliminating plastic tags has environmental and financial advantages. It would be beneficial to the environment as the manufacturing, delivery, and disposal processes would not be needed. Improperly disposed of used tags would no longer be found in the coastal environment. Additionally, there is a financial savings in both cost and in staff time spent on accounting.

Lastly, the Department is proposing to add the requirement to report all releases of bluefin tuna, both live and dead. This would be consistent with NOAA Fisheries reporting requirements for HMS permit holders. NOAA Fisheries is required to report this information to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Currently, this information is only obtained when anglers report landing a species required to have a catch card.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. This action may have an indeterminable positive economic impact for recreational anglers who fish for bluefin tuna, billfish, swordfish, or sharks by removing the requirement to go to a check station to get a tail tag for a fish that has been retained.

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Impacted Entity

Revenue (R+/R-)

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

A. On issuing agency:

NONE

 

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

 

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit (+)

Cost (-)

Magnitude

D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

 

 

Recreational anglers and charter captains

(+)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

 

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

 

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

D. Recreational anglers and charter captains will no longer have to go to a check station to get a tail tag for a fish that has been retained. This will simplify the landing procedures and save time and fuel. Shore-based anglers will have a much easier time with complying as they will no longer have to leave their fish at the point of catch, go to a check station, then return to the point of catch with the tail tag.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Bluefin Tuna, Billfish, Swordfish, and Shark — Recreational Reporting, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or submit comments to https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/pages/regulations/changes.aspx#HMS. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

08.02.05 Fish

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland

.23 Bluefin Tuna.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Before removing the bluefin tuna caught for recreational purposes from a boat or removing a boat from the water, a person shall[:

(1) Immediately] report all required information to [a reporting station designated by] the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.[; and

(2) Obtain and affix a tail tag, provided by the reporting station, between the fifth dorsal finlet and the keel.]

D. A person shall report all released bluefin tuna, both live and dead, and all required information relating to the release to the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website within 2 hours of returning to dock.

[D.] E. (text unchanged)

.26 Billfish.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Before removing a landed billfish caught for recreational purposes from a boat or removing a boat containing a billfish from the water, a person shall[:

(1) Immediately] report all required information to [a reporting station designated by] the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.

[(2) Complete a catch information form provided by the reporting station; and

(3) Affix a tail tag, provided by the reporting station, to the billfish.]

E. (text unchanged)

.27 Swordfish.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Before removing a landed swordfish caught for recreational purposes from a boat or removing a boat containing a swordfish from the water, a person shall[:

(1) Immediately] report all required information to [a reporting station designated by] the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.

[(2) Complete a catch information form provided by the reporting station; and

(3) Affix a tail tag, provided by the reporting station, to the swordfish.]

E. (text unchanged)

 

08.02.22 Sharks

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland

.02 Recreational Shark Fishery.

A.—E. (text unchanged)

F. Tags and Reporting.

[(1) An individual shall obtain tags and catch information forms from a reporting station designated by the Department.]

[(2)] (1) Before removing a landed shark from a boat or removing a boat containing a shark from the water, a person shall[:

(a) Affix a tail tag, provided by the reporting station, to the shark; and

(b) Complete a catch information form provided by the reporting station] report all required information to the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.

[(3)] (2) Before removing a landed shark from the point of landing if caught on shore, a person shall[:

(a) Affix a tail tag, provided by the reporting station, to the shark; and

(b) Complete a catch information form provided by the reporting station] report all required information to the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.

[(4)] (3) Upon landing a shark, an individual shall [immediately return the catch information form to a reporting station designated by the Department.] report all required information to the Department in the required electronic format as designated on the Department’s website.

G. (text unchanged)

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.05 Fish

Authority:  Natural Resources Article, §4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-045-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources proposes to amend Regulation .29 under COMAR 08.02.05 Fish.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to  implement a recreational minimum size for sheepshead and a combined catch limit of no more than 10 fish for a single species of snapper listed in COMAR 08.02.05.29. The overall combined catch limit of 20 total fish of the species listed in that regulation would remain the same.

This action proposes a 12-inch recreational minimum size for sheepshead. This change is necessary to allow sheepshead an opportunity to reproduce before being harvested. After their first year, sheepshead in South Carolina average 10 inches, at which less than 50 percent are sexually mature. Most mature at age 2 (12 inches fork length), and all sheepshead are mature by ages 3 to 5 (14 inches fork length). Due to the nature of the commercial fishery, which seasonally harvests sheepshead in trawls, it is likely that establishing a commercial minimum size would lead to increased dead discards. In order to minimize waste, the Department is not applying a minimum size to the commercial sector at this time.

The action proposes to limit a recreational angler to ten of any single species of snapper caught in Maryland waters, while leaving the overall aggregated catch limit of 20 in place. This modification is being taken to address concerns of local depletion of certain species while still maximizing opportunity for harvest across the snapper complex.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The proposed action may have a minor indeterminable negative economic impact on recreational harvesters by resulting in the harvesting of fewer sheepshead in the short-term but a minor indeterminable positive economic impact on recreational harvesters by resulting in a more robust sheepshead population in the long-term.

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Impacted Entity

Revenue (R+/R-)

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

A. On issuing agency:

NONE

 

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

 

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit (+)

Cost (-)

Magnitude

D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

 

 

(1) Recreational Anglers — Long Term

(+)

Indeterminable

(2) Recreational Anglers — Short Term

(-)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

 

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

 

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

D(1). The Department believes that this action will ultimately result in more robust sheepshead populations by allowing additional sheepshead to reach sexual maturity prior to harvest. This will ultimately allow recreational anglers additional opportunities to harvest sheepshead. Similarly, capping the catch limit of snapper to a maximum of ten of any single species will hopefully address concerns regarding local depletions of specific species. In the long-term, this will ultimately lead to additional harvest opportunities by avoiding such depletions.

D(2). The Department does not know how many anglers target sheepshead; therefore, the number of individuals this action will impact is indeterminable. It is not clear how much the catch limit will reduce the recreational harvest. Similarly, capping the catch limit of snapper to a maximum of ten of any single species while leaving the overall catch limit of 20 in place may have a minor negative impact on anglers who specifically targeted any single species of those listed.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Snapper Grouper Complex — Sheepshead Size Limit and Combined Catch Limit, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or submit comments to https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/pages/regulations/changes.aspx#snapper. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.29 Snapper Grouper Complex.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Size Limit.

(1) [There] Except as provided in §C(2) of this regulation, there is no minimum or maximum size limit for the species listed in §A of this regulation.

(2) A recreational angler may not catch or possess a sheepshead less than 12 inches in total length.

D. Recreational. An individual may not catch or possess more than:

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) For species listed in §A(3) of this regulation:

(a) Ten of any single species; and

(b) 20 of any [species or any] combination of the species [listed in §A(3) of this regulation].

E.—F. (text unchanged)

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.08 Shellfish—General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-2A-03 and 4-901, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-048-P]

The Secretary of Natural Resources  proposes to amend Regulations .06 and .10 under COMAR 08.02.08 Shellfish—General.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to  implement the provisions of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Addendum XXIX to Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster and Addendum IV to the Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan. The Addenda establish electronic tracking requirements for federally permitted vessels in the American lobster and Jonah crab fisheries, with the goal of collecting high-resolution spatial and temporal effort data to support several ongoing efforts. More information is available at the following websites:

https://asmfc.org/uploads/file/62473fb1pr10_LobsterAddXXIX_JonahCrabAddIV_TrackingApproval.pdf

https://asmfc.org/files/AmericanLobster/AmLobsterDraftAddendumXXVII_PublicComment_Revised.pdf

The Board initiated the Addenda in August 2021 to address several challenges facing the fishery, including stock assessment limitations, protected species interactions, marine spatial planning efforts, and enforcement in federal waters. Given the critical need for enhanced spatial and temporal data in the offshore fishery to address these issues, the Addenda require federally permitted American lobster and Jonah crab vessels with commercial trap gear area permits to collect location data via an approved electronic tracking device. Specifically, electronic tracking devices for vessels with commercial trap gear area permits for Lobster Conservation Management Areas (LCMAs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Outer Cape Cod will be required. LCMA 6 (Long Island Sound). The Area 5 waiver permit, which allows Area 5 permit holders to target black sea bass with unbaited traps, is excluded from the tracking requirements.

The data collected through electronic tracking under the Addenda will significantly improve the stock assessment’s ability to estimate exploitation and abundance for American lobster by providing size composition data at a finer resolution than what is currently available. Additionally, the models used to assess the location of vertical lines in the fishery and their associated risk to endangered right whales will be substantially improved, which could impact federal risk reduction requirements for the fishery. With a better understanding of the spatial footprint of the U.S. lobster and Jonah crab fisheries, managers will be better positioned to minimize and mitigate the impacts of other ocean uses, such as aquaculture, marine protected areas, and offshore energy development on the fisheries. Furthermore, vessel tracking data will enhance the efficiency and efficacy of offshore law enforcement efforts.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Lobster and Jonah Crab – Vessel Monitoring Systems, Regulatory Staff, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Ave., E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-8300, or submit comments to https://dnr.maryland.gov/‌fisheries/pages/regulations/changes.aspx#lobster. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing will be held on June 3, 2024, 1 — 2 p.m. Google Meet joining info: video call link https://meet.google.com/hph-mcau-vrg; or dial ‪(US) +1 262-563-8931, PIN: ‪610 079 567#.

.06 Jonah Crabs.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. Vessel Monitoring Systems. Vessels with commercial trap gear area permits issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service shall utilize a Department-approved electronic tracking device in compliance with the requirements of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crabs.

[E.] F. (text unchanged)

.10 American Lobsters.

A.—F. (text unchanged)

G. Vessel Monitoring Systems. Vessels with commercial trap gear area permits issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service shall utilize a Department-approved electronic tracking device in compliance with the requirements of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster.

JOSH KURTZ
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 34 BOARD OF PHARMACY

10.34.34 Pharmacy Technicians

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§12-101, 12-205, 12-6B-02, and 12-6B-07, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-029-P]

The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .02, .03, .07, and .10 under COMAR 10.34.34 Pharmacy Technicians. This action was considered by the Board of Pharmacy during a public meeting held on August 16, 2023. The Board of Pharmacy informed the public that the proposed regulations would be discussed during an open session by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/pharmacy/Pages/index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Effectuate Ch. 218 (H.B. 693), Acts of 2023, State Board of Pharmacy, Delegated Pharmacy Acts, and Sunset Extension, by removing the prohibition on the administration of an influenza vaccine by a registered pharmacy technician in COMAR 10.34.34.02 and .03;

(2) Clarify that a registered pharmacy technician’s scope of practice does not include the administration of an injectable medication (COMAR 10.34.34.03);

(3) Effectuate Ch. 218 (H.B. 693), Acts of 2023, by developing a framework for the administration of certain vaccines by a registered pharmacy technician (COMAR 10.34.34.03);

(4) Effectuate Ch. 218 (H.B. 693), Acts of 2023, by developing a framework for the performance of off-site prescription data entry by a registered pharmacy technician (COMAR 10.34.34.03);

(5) Clarify that a pharmacy technician trainee must complete 160 hours of work experience within 6 months of enrollment in a pharmacy technician training program (COMAR 10.34.34.07);

(6) Clarify that a pharmacy must obtain approval, as a pharmacy technician training program, independent of that previously granted to a stand-alone didactic program that it selects to incorporate into its pharmacy technician trainee program (COMAR 10.34.34.07); and

(7) Require completion of vaccination specific continuing pharmaceutical education credit hours by a registered pharmacy technician who administers certain vaccines (COMAR 10.34.34.10).

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Jourdan Green, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2024. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)––(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Delegated Pharmacy Act.

(a) (text unchanged)

(b) “Delegated pharmacy act” does not include:

(i) (text unchanged)

[(ii) The administration of an influenza vaccination in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this title;]

[(iii)] (ii)—[(v)] (iv) (text unchanged)

(4)(16) (text unchanged)

.03 Delegated Pharmacy Acts.

A. A pharmacy technician may not:

(1)(6) (text unchanged)

[(7) Administer an influenza vaccination in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland;]

[(8)] (7)[(15)] (14) (text unchanged)

[(16)] (15) Administer medications; [or]

[(17)] (16) Accept the return of prescription drugs or devices directly from a patient[.];

(17) Administer an injectable medication; or

(18) Except as provided in §B of this regulation, administer a vaccine.

B. Technician Administration of Certain Vaccines.

(1) A registered pharmacy technician that meets the requirements set forth in §B(2) and (3) of this regulation, may administer the following vaccines as a delegated pharmacy act:

(a) Coronavirus (COVID-19), influenza, or pneumococcal pneumonia vaccines to an individual 18 years old or older; or

(b) Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or herpes zoster vaccines to an individual 50 years old or older.

(2) In order for a registered pharmacy technician to administer a vaccine, the registered pharmacy technician shall submit notification to the Board on a form that the Board requires attesting to the following:

(a) Successful completion of a practical training program approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that includes:

(i) Hands-on injection technique;

(ii) Clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines; and

(iii) Recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines; and

(b) Possession of an active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) obtained through in-person classroom instruction.

(3) A registered pharmacy technician may not administer a vaccine as a delegated pharmacy act until the registered pharmacy technician receives written confirmation from the Board accepting the notification form.

(4) The delegating supervising pharmacist shall confirm that a registered pharmacy technician has met the requirements set forth in §B(2) and (3) of this regulation before delegating the administration of a vaccine to the registered pharmacy technician.

(5) A pharmacy technician trainee may not administer a vaccine.

[B.] C.––[C.] D. (text unchanged)

E. Off-Site Data Entry.

(1) Except as provided in §E(2) of this regulation, a registered pharmacy technician shall perform delegated pharmacy acts under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

(2) A registered pharmacy technician may perform prescription data entry at a remote location outside of a licensed pharmacy provided that:

(a) The registered pharmacy technician has immediate electronic access to a supervising pharmacist who can assist as needed;

(b) The data entry is not required to be performed by a pharmacist;

(c) The data entry is appropriate to the education, training, and experience of the registered pharmacy technician and supervising pharmacist; and

(d) If the data entry involves access to protected patient information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it can be performed in a manner that maintains the confidentiality of patient information.

.07 Standards for Pharmacy Technician Training Programs.

A. Minimum Standards.

(1)––(3) (text unchanged)

(4) Training programs shall include 160 hours of work experience, which shall be completed within 6 months of the date of the pharmacy technician trainee’s enrollment in the program.

B. Board Approval of Pharmacy Technician Training Programs.

(1)––(2) (text unchanged)

(3) A pharmacy that pairs 160 hours of on-site work experience with a pharmacy technician training program that is Board-approved for its didactic content only shall obtain independent Board approval as a pharmacy technician training program prior to the delegation of any pharmacy act to a pharmacy technician trainee.

[(3)] (4)––[(6)] (7) (text unchanged)

.10 Continuing Education.

A. Requirements.

(1) A pharmacy technician registered to practice in Maryland shall:

(a) [earn] Earn 20 hours of approved continuing pharmaceutical education within the 2-year period immediately preceding the registrant’s renewal application[.]; and

(b) If the registrant administers a vaccine in accordance with Regulation .03 of this chapter, earn 2 hours of continuing pharmaceutical education focused on vaccination as part of the 20 hours of continuing pharmaceutical education required for renewal.

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

B.—C. (text unchanged)

LAURA HERRERA SCOTT
Secretary of Health

 

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY

26.11.42 Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Authority: Environment Article, §§1-404, 2-103, 2-301—2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[24-032-P]

The Secretary of the Environment  proposes to amend Regulation .03—.06 and .09—.11 under COMAR 26.11.42 Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to provide clarification to certain requirements and standards for owners and operators of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in Maryland, make stylistic and technical corrections, and better align the regulation with federal requirements for MSW landfills.

The proposed action will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval as part of Maryland's state plan for MSW landfills under the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d).

The proposed amendments align certain requirements and standards for MSW landfills with those found in the updated federal regulations (40 CFR 60, Subpart Cf; 40 CFR 60, Subpart XXX; and, 40 CFR 63, Subpart AAAA).

 

Background and Requirements

In June 2023, the Department finalized new regulations which regulate landfill gas emissions from MSW landfills under COMAR 26.11.42. The new regulations incorporated provisions from the federal rules 40 CFR 60, Subparts Cf (Emission Guidelines (EG)), 40 CFR 60, Subpart XXX (New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)) and 40 CFR 63, Subpart AAAA (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)) for MSW landfills.

The 2023 regulation changes to COMAR 26.11.42 replaced previous requirements and standards that regulated landfill emissions from MSW landfills under COMAR 26.11.19.20 Control of Landfill Gas Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, which was approved as a federal CAA section 111(d) state plan. COMAR 26.11.19.20 applied to MSW landfills with a design capacity greater than or equal to 2,750,000 tons and 3,260,000 cubic yards of waste; landfills constructed, reconstructed, or modified before May 30, 1991; and landfills that received waste on or after November 8, 1987. COMAR 26.11.19.20 included a threshold for installing a gas collection and control system (GCCS) when the non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) measure greater than or equal to 50 megagrams per year (Mg/yr).

COMAR 26.11.42 Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills meets the equivalent requirements for existing landfills as the federal FIP 40 CFR 62, Subpart OOO but also includes additional requirements, making the regulation as a whole more stringent. In addition to matching federal requirements, the Maryland regulations include surface emissions testing, performance tests, criteria for a GCCS, and reporting and record keeping.

 

Requirements

The proposed action amends COMAR 26.11.42 and corrects typographical and stylistic errors that were identified. The proposed action also provides clarification of certain standards and requirements, and in some instances aligns them with federal requirements (EG, NSPS, and NESHAP)