Criminal Justice and the 2023 Session

As part of a larger effort to address issues of racial justice, we are supporting measures for Criminal Justice Reform and Police Accountability. As bills are introduced, we will provide bill numbers and links to the actual bill text.

Objectives for 2022:

Criminal Justice had a breakthrough vote during the Special General Assembly Session in December 2021, when the Governor's veto of SB 202 - The Lifers with Parole bill was overridden.  This bill had been proposed for years with various revisions, but finally the governor will not be able to override a Parole Commission decision to grant parole to those who are deemed qualified.  Now, only two other states continue to use this process!
 

HB 67 - Correctional Services - Step-Down Programs - Cause of Action

Again we will be addressing a restrictive housing (solitary confinement) bill which did not get out of committee in 2021 but has strong backing. Currently a person who is placed in solitary confinement may be released directly to the community without any transitional period to prepare. In past years 200-300 people per year were released directly into the community from restrictive housing, a situation that is unsafe for the returning citizen and for the community.  The proposed "direct release" bill prohibits release without specific prior preparation and evaluation.

HB 25 - Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act

A “smart about crime bill” that calls for our State Department of Education and Department of Human Services to work together to establish correctional rehabilitation and educational programs and work in relationship between higher-level Maryland colleges and prisons. The Department is charged to work with the inmates to access Federal Grants in connection with Md colleges. Accountability, reporting and tracking methods will be included in gathering data.

HB 459 / SB 691-- Juvenile Justice Reform 

The Head of the House Judiciary Committee (Delegate Clippinger) introduced this bill to reform the Juvenile Justice System, this bill will limit the practice of automatically charging children as adults for many crimes. HB 459 retains the practice of automatically charging children in adult court for the most serious and violent crimes, but it requires a more considered approach to others and creating opportunities for informal adjustment before a child is charged. The bill also calls for the involvement of the Departments of Human and Juvenile Services and when appropriate, health, mental health, and educational services will be a part of the planning for a child’s case.


These changes are especially needed in light of the disproportionate impact of current policies on communities of color: 80% of those automatically charged as adults are Black, yet only about 10% of the juveniles charged as adults are ultimately convicted. Automatic transfer to adult court doesn’t usually result in convictions, it keeps Black children in detention and takes them out of consideration for any services that could provide rehabilitation or treatment and prevent future unlawful conduct. 

HB 269/SB 53 Juvenile Law - Juvenile Interrogation Protection Act -

Requires parents to be present when a juvenile is being interrogated. There are cases where juveniles “confess” under stress and do not receive a fair trail. Other bills that will be considered are aimed at reducing the near-automatic referral of juveniles to adult criminal courts for trial.

We hope to be working on a bill related to "Felony Murder."  Currently, if a person is actively engaged with others in a crime (robbery, theft, etc.) and one of them kills another person, everyone who is a part of the group can receive a first degree murder sentence.  We believe that each person should be sentenced for only their own actions, not those of an accomplice.

   

   

Again racial justice impact statements will be made on certain criminal justice bills which we hope will help to reduce Maryland’s huge racial disparity in our prisons’ black population, the highest in the country!

For more information, please contact Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy Team Lead Candy Clark at CriminalJustice@uulmmd.org​.

Subject
Bill Number
XFile Bill Number
Sponsor
Title
Status
Current Location
Priority
Position
Action
Synopsis
Correctional Ombudsman
HB0604
SB0512
Delegate Davis
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct investigations, reviews, and assessments of administrative acts taken by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or in relation to individuals confined by the Department; requiring the Ombudsman to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings when appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Correctional Ombudsman
SB0512
HB0604
Senator Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General – Correctional Ombudsman
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct investigations, reviews, and assessments of administrative acts taken by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or in relation to individuals confined by the Department; requiring the Ombudsman to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings when appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
HB0294
SB0165
Delegate Crutchfield
Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child alleged to have committed certain acts.
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
SB0165
HB0294
Senator Carter
Juvenile Court – Jurisdiction
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child alleged to have committed certain acts.
Juvenile Interrogations
HB0269
SB0053
Delegate Bartlett
Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody, interrogates a child, or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide reasonable notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason for the custody action, and instructions on how to make in-person contact; prohibiting the interrogation of a child by a law enforcement officer until the child has consulted with a certain attorney and notice has been provided to certain individuals; etc.
Juvenile Interrogations
SB0053
HB0269
Senator Carter
Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 50
X
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide actual notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason for the custody action or charge, and instructions on how to make in-person contact; prohibiting the interrogation of a child by a law enforcement officer until the child has consulted with a certain attorney and a notice has been provided to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; etc.
Juvenile Justice Reform
HB0459
Delegate Clippinger
Juvenile Justice Reform
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
Governor
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Altering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile court in making a disposition on a certain petition; specifying the authority of the juvenile court to place a child on probation under certain circumstances; establishing the Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform and Emerging and Best Practices; etc.
Juvenile Justice Reform
SB0691
Senator Carter
Juvenile Justice Reform
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 41
Governor
X
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Altering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile court in making a disposition on a certain petition; specifying the authority of the juvenile court to place a child on probation under certain circumstances; requiring a certain report from the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; etc.
Rehab & Ed in Prisons
HB0025
Delegate Amprey
Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to set certain goals for the number of inmates in rehabilitation programs and establish certain tracking systems; requiring the State Department of Education and the Department of Human Services to assist the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in establishing certain tracking systems; and requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to assist inmates in accessing federal Pell Grants.
Step-down programs
HB0067
SB0977
Delegate Lewis, J.
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release
Returned Passed
Governor
X
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Prohibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a correctional facility to the community.
Step-down programs
SB0977
HB0067
Senator Lee
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Senate Floor
X
Support
Contact Senator on Rules Committee
Prohibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a correctional facility to the community.
Police records
HB0860
Delegate Cox
Public Information Act - Police Officers - Procedures and Limitations
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Oppose
Requiring a custodian to deny a certain written application to inspect a public record relating to a police officer unless the application contains certain information; requiring a custodian to give notice to a police officer and a law enforcement agency and post the written application on a certain publicly accessible website under certain circumstances; and requiring a custodian to deny inspection of certain public records or the part of certain public records relating to police officers under certain circumstances.
Tough on Crime
SB0339
Senator Hough
Crimes – Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Oppose
Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide an inmate with a reentry kit and assistance in obtaining Medicaid benefits; expanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court; authorizing a court to release a defendant charged with a certain crime on certain terms or conditions or to order the defendant remanded to custody pending a certain appeal; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm under certain circumstances; etc.
Use of force reports
HB1044
SB0752
Delegate Williams
Public Safety - Use of Force Incident Reports
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Altering a reporting requirement applicable to a law enforcement officer or police officer involved in a use of force incident in the line of duty; and requiring by July 1, 2023, and annually thereafter, each local law enforcement agency to publish the aggregate data of police officers' use of force as required by the Act on its public website.
Use of force reports
SB0752
HB1044
Senator Jackson
Public Safety – Use of Force Incident Reports
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Altering a reporting requirement applicable to a law enforcement officer or police officer involved in a use of force incident in the line of duty; and requiring, by July 1, 2024 and annually thereafter, a local law enforcement agency to publish on its public website the aggregate data reported of police officers' use of force; requiring a local law enforcement agency, by January 1, 2023 and every 3 months thereafter, to publish on its public website the total number of use of force incidents reported; etc.
AG Independent Investigations
HB0638
Delegate Atterbeary
State Government - Attorney General - Independent Investigations Division
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Renaming the Independent Investigative Unit in the Office of the Attorney General to be the Independent Investigations Division; authorizing the Attorney General or individuals designated by the Attorney General to seek certain injunctive relief or issue a subpoena under certain circumstances; authorizing the Independent Investigations Division or a certain State's Attorney to prosecute a police officer under certain circumstances; and requiring the Governor to annually include certain funding in the State budget.
AG Independent Investigations
SB0896
Senator Smith
State Government - Attorney General - Independent Investigations Division
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Renaming the Independent Investigative Unit in the Office of the Attorney General to be the Independent Investigations Division; authorizing the Attorney General or certain designated individuals to seek certain injunctive relief or issue a certain subpoena under certain circumstances; authorizing the Division or a certain State's Attorney to prosecute a police officer under certain circumstances; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of $5,000,000 for the Division in fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter; etc.
Access to Justice for All Youth
SB0910
Senator Waldstreicher
Nondiscrimination – Courts and Other Governmental Entities – Prohibitions, Policy, and Training (Access to Justice for All Youth)
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
Requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Juvenile Services to provide certain nondiscrimination training to certain employees and contractors; establishing that certain provisions of law prohibiting discrimination apply to units, officers, employees, and contractors of the State, a county, or a municipal corporation and to a grantee, a program, or an entity receiving State funds; and establishing a certain policy of the State relating to equal access to courts and nondiscrimination.
Antiswatting
SB0881
Senator Waldstreicher
Task Force to Study the Practice Known as 'Swatting'
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
Establishing the Task Force to Study the Practice Known as 'Swatting' to study the laws applicable to and make recommendations relating to legislative changes to prohibit the practice known as 'swatting'; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before June 1, 2023.
Behavioral Health Response Services
HB0129
SB0012
Delegate Charkoudian
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services and Public Safety Answering Points – Modifications
Returned Passed
Governor
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to require that proposals requesting Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program funding contain response standards that prioritize mobile crisis units over law enforcement when responding to individuals in crisis; defining 'mobile crisis team' to include prioritizing limiting interaction of law enforcement with individuals in crisis; and requiring each public safety answering point to develop a written policy for calls involving an individual suffering an active mental health crisis.
Behavioral Health Response Services
HB0293
SB0241
Delegate Young, K.
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
Establishing the 9-8-8 Trust Fund to provide reimbursement for costs associated with designating and maintaining 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to designate 9-8-8 as the primary phone number for the State's behavioral health crisis hotline; requiring the Department by December 1 each year to report on the expenditure of funds and additional services provided by the funding; etc.
Behavioral Health Response Services
SB0012
HB0129
Senator Augustine
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services and Public Safety Answering Points – Modifications
Passed Enrolled
Governor
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to require that proposals requesting Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program funding contain response standards that prioritize mobile crisis units over law enforcement when responding to individuals in crisis; defining 'mobile crisis team' to include prioritizing limiting interaction of law enforcement with individuals in crisis; and requiring each public safety answering point to develop a written policy for calls involving an individual suffering an active mental health crisis.
Behavioral Health Response Services
SB0241
HB0293
Senator Augustine
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
Establishing the 9-8-8 Trust Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide reimbursement for costs associated with designating and maintaining 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to designate 9-8-8 as the primary phone number for the State's behavioral health crisis hotline; requiring the Department by December 1 each year to report on the expenditure of funds and additional services provided by the funding; etc.
Body Worn Cameras
HB0162
SB0558
Delegate Lewis, J.
Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Body-Worn Cameras
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring and authorizing the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to take certain actions relating to body-worn cameras; adding misconduct related to the improper use of body-worn cameras, equipment, and technology to a certain disciplinary matrix; requiring the development and publication online of a policy for the disclosure of body-worn camera recordings and data to the public; providing training to law enforcement officers regarding policies related to and the use of body-worn cameras, equipment or technology; etc.
Body Worn Cameras
HB0591
SB0556
Delegate Moon
Public Safety - Law Enforcement Agencies - Body-Worn Cameras
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring certain law enforcement agencies, on or before July 1, 2025, to require the use of body-worn cameras by certain law enforcement officers, subject to certain policies.
Body Worn Cameras
SB0031
Senator Sydnor
Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body–Worn Digital Recording Devices
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Establishing certain requirements for a custodian of records related to certain recordings from a certain body-worn digital recording device worn by a law enforcement officer; and requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain uniform standards and policies in consultation with certain groups.
Body Worn Cameras
SB0556
HB0591
Senator Sydnor
Public Safety – Law Enforcement Agencies – Body–Worn Cameras
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring certain law enforcement agencies, on or before July 1, 2025, to require the use of body-worn cameras by certain law enforcement officers, subject to certain policies.
Body Worn Cameras
SB0558
HB0162
Senator Sydnor
Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Body-Worn Cameras
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring and authorizing the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to take certain actions relating to body-worn cameras; adding misconduct related to the improper use of body-worn cameras, equipment, and technology to a certain disciplinary matrix; requiring the development and publication online of a policy for the disclosure of body-worn camera recordings and data to the public; providing training to law enforcement officers regarding policies related to and the use of body-worn cameras, equipment or technology; etc.
Body-Worn Cameras
HB0429
Delegate Lopez
Public Safety - Law Enforcement Agencies - Body-Worn Cameras
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring certain law enforcement agencies to require, on or before certain dates, the use of body-worn cameras by certain law enforcement officers, subject to certain policies; and requiring certain law enforcement agencies to issue body-worn cameras to law enforcement officers who are required to use body-worn cameras.
City Civilian Review Board
HB0991
SB0441
Delegate Smith
Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board and Police Accountability Board
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the powers and duties of the Baltimore City Civilian Review Board; altering the powers and duties of the Baltimore City police accountability board; and repealing the Baltimore City Civilian Review Board on April 1, 2023.
City Civilian Review Board
SB0441
HB0991
Senator Carter
Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the powers and duties of the Baltimore City Civilian Review Board; and authorizing the Baltimore City Civilian Review Board to function as a police accountability board.
City Police Accountability Board
SB0309
Senator Carter
Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board - Police Accountability Board
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Providing that the Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City is established to provide a permanent, statutory agency in Baltimore City to fulfill the functions of a certain police accountability board; providing that the provisions of Title 3, Subtitle 1 of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland govern all matters relating to police accountability and discipline in Baltimore City and supersede any inconsistent laws; etc.
Community Violence Prevention
HB1005
SB0350
Delegate Smith
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Community Violence Prevention Services
Returned Passed
Governor
Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning July 1, 2023, to provide community violence prevention services; establishing requirements for prevention professionals seeking certification as a certified violence prevention professional and entities that employ or contract with certified violence prevention professionals; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to approve at least one training and certification program for violence prevention professionals by January 1, 2023; etc.
Community Violence Prevention
SB0350
HB1005
Senator Sydnor
Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Community Violence Prevention Services
Returned Passed
Governor
Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning July 1, 2023, to provide community violence prevention services; establishing requirements for prevention professionals seeking certification as a certified violence prevention professional and entities that employ or contract with certified violence prevention professionals; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to approve at least one accredited training and certification program for violence prevention professionals by January 1, 2023; etc.
Crimes of Violence - Parole
HB1063
Delegate Buckel
Correctional Services - Crimes of Violence - Parole (Stopping Dangerous and Violent Criminals Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Altering the portion of a sentence that must be served before a certain inmate convicted of a certain violent crime committed on or after October 1, 2022, can be paroled.
Crimes of Violence - Pretrial release
HB1065
Delegate Buckel
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Crime of Violence
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Prohibiting a judicial officer from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is charged with a crime of violence if the defendant has a pending charge for a crime of violence or was convicted within the previous 10 years of a crime of violence.
Custodial interrogation of minors
HB1374
Delegate Acevero
Custodial Interrogation of Minors - Admissibility of Statements
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Establishing a certain rebuttable presumption that a statement made by a minor during a custodial interrogation is involuntary and is inadmissible in a juvenile or criminal proceeding against the minor under certain circumstances.
False summoning police-civil liability
HB1131
Delegate Bartlett
Courts - Falsely Summoning a Police Officer - Civil Liability
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Authorizing a person to bring a civil action for damages against another person who knowingly causes a police officer to arrive at a location to contact the person with a certain intent; and establishing an exception in certain cases where a person who alleges to have been a victim of abuse requests the help of a police officer.
Forced Infant Separation
HB0454
SB0776
Delegate Lopez
Correctional Services - Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring the Division of Correction to allow a certain pregnant woman and a certain woman who recently gave birth to transfer to the prerelease unit for women for a certain time period; establishing the Healthy Start Bonding Program to facilitate strong bonds between incarcerated women and their children; and requiring the Division to allow liberal visitation between certain individuals and certain children under certain circumstances.
Forced Infant Separation
SB0776
HB0454
Senator Carter
Correctional Services – Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Division of Correction to allow a certain pregnant woman and a certain woman who recently gave birth to transfer to the prerelease unit for women for a certain time period; establishing the Healthy Start Bonding Program to facilitate strong bonds between incarcerated women and their children; and requiring the Division to allow liberal visitation between certain individuals and certain children under certain circumstances.
Fresh pursuit
SB0551
Senator Carter
Criminal Procedure – Fresh Pursuit by Law Enforcement – Requirements and Prohibitions
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Establishing requirements for a law enforcement officer to engage in a certain fresh pursuit of a person in a vehicle; and requiring the Department of State Police to conduct a certain investigation if serious injury or death occurs as the result of a certain fresh pursuit of a person.
Geriatric and Medical Parole
HB0600
SB0562
Delegate Moon
Correctional Services – Geriatric and Medical Parole
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of an inmate when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole, including providing for a meeting between the inmate and the Commission; and requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by inmates who are at least 60 years old.
Geriatric and Medical Parole
SB0562
HB0600
Senator Hettleman
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of an inmate when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole, including providing for a meeting between the inmate and the Commission; and requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by inmates who are at least 60 years old.
Hate crimes
HB0290
SB0071
Delegate Crutchfield
Hate Crimes – Civil Remedy
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction; authorizing the court to impose an injunction and award certain economic and noneconomic damages; and applying the Act prospectively.
Hate crimes
SB0071
HB0290
Senator Kramer
Hate Crimes - Civil Remedy
Failed: final floor vote postponed; session adjourned
Senate Floor
Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a victim of the act and suffered certain harm from the act; authorizing the court to impose an injunction and award certain economic and noneconomic damages; etc.
Inmate Cost of Living
HB0278
Delegate Davis
Correctional Services - Inmate Cost-of-Living Report - Maryland Correctional Enterprises Diversity Report
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to include in a certain report certain statistics related to the cost of living of inmates at certain facilities; and requiring the Division of Correction to include in a certain report regarding Maryland Correctional Enterprises certain statistics regarding the race, age, and sex of certain inmates, disaggregated by job classification and wage scale.
Inmate Ed programs
HB1245
SB0964
Delegate Hill
Correctional Services - Inmates - Labor, Job Training, and Educational Courses
Failed: final floor vote postponed; session adjourned
Judiciary
Requiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the federal minimum wage; requiring the Division of Correction to offer job training and educational courses to certain inmates; and requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to evaluate the job training and educational courses offered by the Division on an ongoing basis.
Inmate Ed programs
SB0964
HB1245
Senator Benson
Correctional Services - Inmates - Labor, Job Training, and Educational Courses
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
Requiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the State minimum wage; repealing a requirement that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services reimburse a certain county or the State for certain costs from an inmate's earnings under certain circumstances; prohibiting the Department from deducting certain costs from an inmate's earnings; requiring the Division of Correction to offer job training and educational courses to certain inmates; etc.
Inmate Release
HB0736
Delegate Thiam
Correctional Services - Inmate Release
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Authorizing the Division of Correction and a local correctional facility to establish, through a memorandum of understanding, a rate of reimbursement for an inmate sentenced to the Division and confined in a local correctional facility under certain circumstances; requiring the Division to transport an inmate from a certain correctional facility to a local correctional facility of the inmate's last known residence before incarceration before the inmate is scheduled to be released from a State correctional facility.
Justice and Public Health
HB1058
Delegate Moon
Justice and Public Health Prioritization Council
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Establishing the Justice and Public Health Prioritization Council to develop, and take other actions related to the development of, a statewide framework of sentencing and correction policies to further reduce the State's incarcerated population, reduce spending on corrections, and reinvest in infrastructure, services, and strategies to prioritize public health, increase public safety, and reduce recidivism.
Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment
HB0360
Delegate Valentino-Smith
Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Authorizing the juvenile court to refer a certain matter to the Department of Juvenile Services for a certain informal adjustment if the time for a certain adjudicatory hearing has been waived and the petition is not the result of an unsuccessful informal adjustment; and requiring a certain petition to be dismissed if a certain informal adjustment is successfully completed.
Juvenile Reportable Offenses
HB0214
Delegate Parrott
Juveniles - Reportable Offenses
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to notify a certain local superintendent of schools or school principal of a school in which a student is enrolled or has transferred of a student's arrest for a reportable offense or one that is related to a student's membership in a criminal organization; and requiring the Department to provide certain educational programming information to a certain student.
Juveniles - Confinement
HB0877
Chair, Judiciary Committee
Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confinement
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Repealing certain provisions requiring a certain court exercising criminal jurisdiction in a certain case involving a child to order the child to be held in a secure juvenile facility pending a certain determination, except under certain circumstances; requiring a certain child to be held in a certain secure juvenile facility while the child is awaiting trial or other legal process, except under certain circumstances; providing Baltimore City is not required to comply with the provisions of the Act until October 1, 2022; etc.
Legislative Services Info Collection
HB1023
SB0785
Speaker
Department of Legislative Services - Collection of Information Related to Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Corrections, and Juvenile Services
Returned Passed
Governor
Requiring the Department of State Police to collect, analyze, and disseminate, and law enforcement agencies to submit to the Department, certain information about law enforcement employees; altering the information that law enforcement agencies are required to submit to the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to include each serious officer-involved incident each year; requiring the Department of Legislative Services and the Department of State Police to enter into a certain memorandum of understanding; etc.
Legislative Services Info Collection
SB0785
HB1023
President
Department of Legislative Services - Collection of Information Related to Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Corrections, and Juvenile Services
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Department of State Police, the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, and the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to provide certain information related to public safety and criminal justice in a certain manner to the Department of Legislative Services on or before a certain date each year; etc.
Medical parole - life sentences
HB0920
SB0774
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting an individual serving a term of life imprisonment for first-degree murder committed on or after October 1, 2022, from being eligible for medical parole; and repealing provisions relating to gubernatorial approval of a decision of the Maryland Parole Commission to grant medical parole to an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment.
Medical parole - life sentences
SB0774
HB0920
Senator Carter
Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Repealing provisions relating to gubernatorial approval of a decision of the Maryland Parole Commission to grant medical parole to an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment.
Minors convicted as adults
HB0754
SB0769
Delegate Lopez
Minors Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Transfer to Juvenile Court
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring a court to consider certain factors before sentencing a minor convicted as an adult; establishing a presumption that the sentencing of a minor convicted as an adult should be transferred to the juvenile court, under certain circumstances, and authorizing the court to do so; and authorizing the juvenile court to simultaneously make a juvenile determination and determine an adult sentence.
Minors convicted as adults
SB0769
HB0754
Senator Lee
Minors Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Transfer to Juvenile Court
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a court to consider certain factors before sentencing a minor convicted as an adult; establishing a presumption that the sentencing of a minor convicted as an adult should be transferred to the juvenile court, under certain circumstances, and authorizing the court to do so; and requiring the juvenile court to make a juvenile determination.
No-Knock Warrants-repeal
HB0651
Delegate Grammer
Criminal Procedure – No–Knock Search Warrants – Repeal
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Repealing provisions of law relating to 'no-knock' search warrants.
Notice of Pretrial Release
HB0441
SB0586
Delegate Clippinger
Baltimore City - Pretrial Release of Defendant - Notice
Passed Enrolled
Governor
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, if a defendant is released before trial, to notify the Baltimore Police Department within 24 hours of the release; and requiring that the notice be provided in a manner that allows the sorting and filtering of the information provided by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Notice of Pretrial Release
SB0586
HB0441
Senator McCray
Criminal Procedure and Public Safety - Courts and Criminal Justice in Baltimore City
Passed Enrolled
Governor
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to notify the Baltimore Police Department, within 24 hours of a release, if a defendant is released prior to trial; establishing the Jobs Court Pilot Program in the District Court sitting in Baltimore City to reduce recidivism by offering defendants an opportunity to take part in full-time job training and job placement programs as a condition of probation; requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop a plan to implement and monitor the pilot program; etc.
Offenders under supervision
SB0587
Senator McCray
Division of Parole and Probation - Duties - Offenders Under Supervision (Parole and Probation Performance Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the duties of the Division of Parole and Probation to include the examination and review of murders involving offenders under the supervision of the Division and advise the Secretary on policies and programs to prevent such murders; and requiring the Division to report annually certain information to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
Police Accountaility-clarifications
SB0389
Senator Jackson
Public Safety - Maryland Police Accountability Act Revisions and Clarifications
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Specifying that a certain disciplinary matrix applies to all complaints of police misconduct; specifying that the purpose of a certain trial board process is to adjudicate all internal and external matters for which a police officer is subject to disciplin; requiring a trial board for a statewide or bicounty law enforcement agency, within 45 days of a final hearing, to issue a written decision reflecting the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a majority of the trial board; etc.
Police Immunity
HB1012
Delegate Wilkins
Police Immunity and Accountability Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Specifying that a police officer who subjects or causes to be subjected any individual to the deprivation of certain rights under the Maryland Constitution or the U.S. Constitution is liable for certain damages; establishing that a police officer is not immune from civil or criminal liability for violations of another individual's constitutional rights; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to review certain cases brought under the Act; etc.
Police records - fees
SB0777
Senator Carter
Task Force to Study Public Information Act Requests Made to Law Enforcement - Establishment
Returned Passed
Governor
Establishing the Task Force to Study Public Information Act Requests Made to Law Enforcement.
Pregnant inmates-drug treatment
HB1120
Delegate Fisher, W.
Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring that a pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake, referred to health care providers, and provided with certain medications and treatment; requiring a correctional unit to arrange for health insurance coverage and follow-up health care before release of a pregnant incarcerated individual; and requiring that a pregnant incarcerated individual be provided with medical records on release.
Pretrial home detention
HB1011
SB0704
Delegate Smith
Conditions of Pretrial Release – Home Detention Monitoring – Alterations and Extension
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
Requiring the State to use available federal funds to provide certain payments to private home detention monitoring agencies for certain costs under certain circumstances; requiring the Workgroup on Home Detention Monitoring to submit a report of its recommendations regarding the costs and availability of both publicly and privately provided pre-trial home detention monitoring systems to the General Assembly by December 31 each year; stating the intent of the General Assembly to fund certain requirements using only federal funds; etc.
Pretrial home detention
SB0704
HB1011
Senator Hettleman
Conditions of Pretrial Release - Home Detention Monitoring - Alterations and Extension
Passed Enrolled
Governor
Requiring the State to use available federal funds to provide certain payments to private home detention monitoring agencies for certain costs under certain circumstances; requiring the Workgroup on Home Detention Monitoring to submit a report of its recommendations regarding the costs and availability of both publicly and privately provided pre-trial home detention monitoring systems to the General Assembly by December 31 each year; stating the intent of the General Assembly to fund certain requirements using only federal funds; etc.
Prison Health & Wellness Stds.
HB1352
Delegate Hill
Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Requiring the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, with the advice of the Secretary of Health, to update certain minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services to reflect certain practices and guidelines; establishing the Correctional Facilities Health and Wellness Pilot Program to establish minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services in facilities participating in the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Health to adopt health and wellness standards for certain facilities; etc.
Prohibition on Affiliation/Support
HB0524
Delegate Acevero
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Prohibition Against Certain Affiliation or Support by Police Officers
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to prohibit police officers from affiliating with, supporting, or advocating for white supremacist groups, ideologies, or causes or participating in or actively promoting a certain extremist group.
Public Safety Answering Point
SB0057
HB0437
Senator Kagan
Criminal Law - Public Safety - Communications With Public Safety Answering Points
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting a person from making communications that are reasonably expected to impair the functioning of a public safety answering point or intended to disrupt an emergency response; prohibiting a person from making a false statement, report, or complaint to a public safety answering point or law enforcement officer that results in a certain response and providing a person who violates the Act is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment of up to 5 years or a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
Public Safety Answering Point
SB0083
Senator Kagan
Criminal Law - Public Safety - Interference with a Public Safety Answering Point - Penalties
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Prohibiting a person from committing computer-related crimes with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point.
Public Safety Answering Points
HB0437
SB0057
Delegate Hill
Criminal Law - False Statements - Public Safety Answering Points and Penalty
Failed: no vote in on floor
Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting a person from making a false statement, report, or complaint to a public safety answering point with intent to deceive and to cause an investigation or other action to be taken; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment of up to 3 years or a fine of up to $500 or both.
Public Safety-Behavioral Health
HB1018
SB0781
Delegate Carey
Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services - Required Performance Data and Scorecard
Passed Enrolled
Governor
Requiring the Governor, in fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 for the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to take certain actions related to the inclusion of performance data and information in reports and the creation of a scorecard of quantifiable safety indicators; etc.
Public Safety-Behavioral Health
SB0781
HB1018
Senator Hester
Public Safety and Behavioral Health Improvement Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to take certain actions related to the inclusion of performance data and information in reports and the creation of a scorecard of quantifiable safety indicators; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 for the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence; establishing a behavioral health screening grant program within the Department; etc.
Restorative Justice
HB0997
SB0850
Delegate Davis
Criminal Procedure - Restorative Justice Program
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Establishing the Restorative Justice Program within the Victim Services Unit of the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; and establishing the position of Restorative Justice Legal Specialist, the Restorative Justice Program Revolving Fund, and the Maryland Restorative Justice Council.
Restorative Justice
SB0850
HB0997
Senator West
Criminal Procedure - Restorative Justice Program
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Establishing the Restorative Justice Program within the Victim Services Unit of the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; and establishing the position of Restorative Justice Legal Specialist, the Restorative Justice Program Revolving Fund, and the Maryland Restorative Justice Council.
Safer Communities
HB1013
SB0893
Delegate Wilkins
Public Safety - Safer Communities Fund and Task Force - Establishment
Failed: no vote in committee
Appropriations
Establishing the Safer Communities Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide grant assistance to local governments to promote robust and holistic investments in noncarceral safety; and establishing the Safer Communities Task Force to promote noncarceral strategies for safety.
Safer Communities
SB0893
HB1013
Senator Smith
Public Safety – Safer Communities Fund and Task Force – Establishment
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Establishing the Safer Communities Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide grant assistance to local governments to promote robust and holistic investments in noncarceral safety; and establishing the Safer Communities Task Force to promote noncarceral strategies for safety.
Search Warrants
HB0532
Delegate Acevero
Criminal Procedure - Search Warrants
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Repealing the authority for the issuance and execution of a no-knock search warrant; providing that a search warrant may not authorize an officer executing the warrant to enter a building, an apartment, a premises, or a place to be searched without first announcing the officer's purpose and authority; authorizing a search warrant to be executed only between 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.; etc.
Student conduct-parent notice
HB1145
Delegate Long
Education - Student Behavior - Parent Notice and Required Counseling (Parent Accountability Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Ways and Means
Establishing that it is unlawful for a parent or guardian of a student in a public school to fail to seek and participate in counseling with their child after receiving notice of violent and disruptive behavior; and requiring a public school principal to provide written notice to the parent or guardian of a student who engages in two or more number of incidents of violent and disruptive behavior in a public school during the school year.
Traffic Stops
HB0426
Delegate Rosenberg
Vehicle Laws - Policies and Prohibition Against Discriminatory Traffic Stops
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission in consultation with the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center to expand the model policy against race-based traffic stops to include traffic stops based solely on an individual's national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation and requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt similar policies; etc.
Unfounded complaints
HB1042
Washington County Delegation
Public Information Act – Police Officers – Unfounded Complaints
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Specifying that a record of an investigation of misconduct by a police officer is a personnel record for purposes of the Public Information Act if the result of the investigation determined that the complaint of misconduct was unfounded.
Use of force training
HB1220
Delegate Reilly
General Assembly - Use of Force - Required Training Program
Failed: no vote in committee
Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring each Senator and Delegate to attend a certain training program on use of force; establishing certain requirements for the training program; and requiring the Maryland Police Standards and Training Commission to maintain on its website a certain list of legislators, including whether each legislator has completed the required training program.
Violence Prevention Funding
HB0345
SB0106
Delegate Barnes, D.
Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service
Failed: no vote in committee
Appropriations
Requiring the Governor to annually include $500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office for grants to nonprofit organizations to fund violence prevention and community service initiatives; requiring the offices to establish certain procedures and enhance certain coordination of services; requiring an organization that receives grant funding to comply with certain data sharing requirements; etc.
Violence Prevention Funding
SB0106
HB0345
Senator Washington
Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Governor to annually include $500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office for grants to nonprofit organizations to fund violence prevention and community service initiatives; requiring the offices to establish certain procedures and enhance certain coordination of services; requiring an organization that receives grant funding to comply with certain data sharing and reporting requirements; etc.