Legislation in the 2017 Session

HB635- (CH168) Criminal Law- Homicide by Motor Vehicle or Vessel While Impaired by a Controlled Substance

This bill increased penalties from 3 years to 5 years imprisonment for the crime of homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance.

HB1071- (CH702) Vehicle Laws- Victim’s Representative Notification-License Suspension Hearing

This bill requires the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to distribute the victim’s representation notification form developed by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to each law enforcement agency in the State; requires a specified investigating agency to provide specified information and a specified form to a victim’s representative; alters the time period during which a victim’s representative may file a specified form to at least 30 days prior to a specified hearing; etc.

HB1433 (CH698) Local Income Tax Overpayments-Local Reserve Accounty Repayment- Forgiveness

This bill Repeals a requirement that a county or municipal corporation that receives an overpayment of local income tax revenue reimburse the Local Reserve Account; repeals a requirement that the Comptroller withhold the amount specified counties or municipal corporations owe to the account from specified distributions; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that the Comptroller return from the Local Reserve Account any reimbursement payment made by a county or municipal corporation under specified provisions of law; etc.

HB1468-(CH700) Medical Records- Disclosure of Directory Information and Medical Records

This bill alters the circumstances under which a health care provider may disclose a medical record developed primarily in connection with mental health services; authorizes a health care provider to disclose directory information about a patient to a specified individual except under specified circumstances; requires a health care provider to inform a patient of healthcare information that the health care provider may include in a specified directory and the persons to whom the information may be disclosed; etc.

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