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Criminal Justice and the 2024 Session

Priorities for 2024

 

HB 0416/SB 134 - Ombudsman for correctional services - This bill would establish a Correctional Ombudsman Unit in the Office of the Attorney General to provide impartial independent oversight of the correctional system. The Unit would be required 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. It would also require the Unit to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings as appropriate.

HB 191/ SB 71 - Prevention of Forced Infant Separation - This measure is intended to keep families together by providing women who give birth in prison the option to be transferred to the Prerelease Unit for women to take care of the child. It would also require the Division to allow liberal visitation of parents to their children.
 

HB 37 - Reentry Services for Women - The bill would establish a Commission on Reentry Services for Women overseen by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to create a comprehensive reentry plan for formerly incarcerated women. 

SB 620\HB 92 - Resources and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act - This bill would require the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to help inmates access federal Pell Grants to pay for higher education.

HB 118/SB 128 - Geriatric and Medical Parole - This measure would require the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of incarcerated individuals when determining whether to grant parole.
 

HB 185/SB 132 - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment - This bill would provide a procedure for inmates who are chronically debilitated or incapacitated by a medical or mental health condition, disease, or syndrome as to be physically incapable of presenting a danger to society to be released on medical parole. 


SB 635 /HB 0964 Maryland Fair Chance in Housing Act - Housing continues to be one of the most significant barriers for those transitioning out of prison. This bill will help returning citizens access essential housing when they transition back to the community.
 

HB 814/SB 744 - Juvenile Justice Reform - Clarifications (Various Bills) - Amendments to the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2022 are needed to clarify which children could be referred to adult processes upon arrest and which would remain in the juvenile system

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

 

Subject
Bill Number
XFile Bill Number
Sponsor
Title
Status
Current Location
Priority
Position
Action
Synopsis
Juvenile Justice Reform
HB0814
SB0744
Speaker
Juvenile Law - Reform
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
House Floor
X
Support w/Amendments
UULM-MD reviewing amds
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over a child of a certain age alleged to have committed a certain offense; altering certain procedures relating to juvenile intake, juvenile detention, and juvenile probation; repealing certain provisions relating to the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services; altering certain provisions relating to the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit; altering certain provisions relating to the Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform and Emerging and Best Practices; etc.
Juvenile Justice Reform
SB0744
HB0814
President
Juvenile Law - Reform
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Senate Floor
X
Support w/Amendments
UULM-MD developing
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over a child of a certain age alleged to have committed a certain offense; altering certain procedures relating to juvenile intake, juvenile detention, and juvenile probation; repealing certain provisions relating to the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services; altering certain provisions relating to the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit; altering certain provisions relating to the Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform and Emerging and Best Practices; etc.
Correctional Ombudsman
HB0297
SB0134
Delegate Davis
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman Unit
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Unit in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Unit 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 Unit to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings as appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Correctional Ombudsman
SB0134
HB0297
Senator Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman Unit
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Unit in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Unit 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 Unit to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings as appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Fair Chance in Housing
HB0964
SB0635
Delegate Boafo
Landlords and Prospective Tenants - Residential Leases - Criminal History Review (Maryland Fair Chance in Housing Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Environment and Transportation
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Altering the number of years of criminal history, from 7 years to 3 years, that are reviewed in a certain reusable tenant screening report; establishing certain prohibitions and limitations on the review and consideration of a prospective tenant's criminal history; and requiring a landlord that denies the lease application of a prospective tenant to provide the individual with a physical document stating with particularity each reason for the denial.
Fair Chance in Housing
SB0635
HB0964
Senator West
Landlords and Prospective Tenants - Residential Leases - Criminal History Review (Maryland Fair Chance in Housing Act)
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Committee
Altering the number of years of criminal history, from 7 years to 3 years, that are reviewed in a certain reusable tenant screening report; establishing certain prohibitions and limitations on the review and consideration of a prospective tenant's criminal history; and requiring a landlord that denies the lease application of a prospective tenant to provide the individual with a physical document stating with particularity each reason for the denial.
Geriatric and Medical Parole
HB0118
SB0128
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of incarcerated individuals when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole; requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Commission to report yearly to the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board on the outcomes of certain parole considerations.
Geriatric and Medical Parole
SB0128
HB0118
Senator Hettleman
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of incarcerated individuals when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole; requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Commission to report yearly to the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board on the outcomes of certain parole considerations.
Medical Parole
HB0185
SB0132
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
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
SB0132
HB0185
Senator Carter
Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment
First Reading Judiciary
Senate Floor
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Comittee
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.
Prevention of Forced Infant Separation
HB0191
SB0071
Delegate Mireku-North
Correctional Services - Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
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 1 year following the birth; 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.
Prevention of Forced Infant Separation
SB0071
HB0191
Senator Carter
Correctional Services - Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)
Voting session 2/23 - bill held
Judicial Proceedings
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Comittee
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 up to 1 year following the birth; 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.
Prison Education (REAP)
HB0092
SB0620
Delegate Amprey
Resources and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act
First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment and Finance
House Floor
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to assist incarcerated individuals in accessing federal Pell Grants for higher education; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to set goals for the number of incarcerated individuals in certain education programs, establish tracking systems relating to the number of incarcerated individuals and their progress in certain education programs, and forward certain data to the Maryland Higher Education Commission; etc.
Prison Education (REAP)
SB0620
HB0092
Senator Carter
Resources and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
Education, Energy, and the Environment
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to assist incarcerated individuals in accessing federal Pell Grants for higher education; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to set goals for the number of incarcerated individuals in certain education programs, establish tracking systems relating to the number of incarcerated individuals and their progress in certain education programs, and forward certain data to the Maryland Higher Education Commission; etc.
Reentry Services for Women
HB0037
Delegate Bartlett
Reentry Services for Women - Commission and Pilot Program - Establishment
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Establishing the Commission on Reentry Services for Women overseen by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to create a comprehensive reentry plan for formerly incarcerated women; requiring the Commission to study the challenges faced by formerly incarcerated women, gather data from counties, identify service gaps, and report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by June 30, 2025; establishing the Reentry Pilot Program for Formerly Incarcerated Women to connect formerly incarcerated women to supportive services; etc.
Automatic Voter Registration
HB0627
Delegate Wilkins
Election Law - Automatic Voter Registration - State Correctional Facilities
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Ways and Means
Support
Altering the definitions of 'automatic voter registration agency' and 'applicable transaction' for the purpose of designating the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services as an automatic voter registration agency and requiring the Department to register qualified individuals to vote when they are released from confinement at a State correctional facility; and requiring the Department to implement an automatic voter registration system on or before January 1, 2025.
Motion for Reduction of Sentence
HB0317
SB0318
Delegate Williams
Criminal Procedure - Postconviction Review - Motion for Reduction of Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Support
Authorizing a State's Attorney to file a motion for a reduction of sentence at any time during the period of active incarceration recommending a lesser sentence if it is in the interest of justice; authorizing an individual to file a response within 60 days after the filing of a motion to provide any additional information for the court to consider; requiring the court to hold a timely hearing on the motion; authorizing the court to consider certain factors when determining whether to reduce a certain sentence; etc.
Motion for Reduction of Sentence
SB0318
HB0317
Senator West
Criminal Procedure - Postconviction Review - Motion for Reduction of Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Authorizing a State's Attorney to file a motion for a reduction of sentence at any time during the period of active incarceration recommending a lesser sentence if it is in the interest of justice; authorizing an individual to file a response within 60 days after the filing of a motion to provide any additional information for the court to consider; requiring the court to hold a timely hearing on the motion; authorizing the court to consider certain factors when determining whether to reduce a certain sentence; etc.
Prison Education
HB0209
SB0623
Delegate Amprey
Prison Education Delivery Reform Commission
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Establishing the Prison Education Delivery Reform Commission to develop recommendations relating to education and its impact on the criminal justice system; and requiring the Commission to submit an interim report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 1, 2025, and a final report by January 1, 2026.
Prison Education
SB0623
HB0209
Senator Carter
Prison Education Delivery Reform Commission
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Support
Establishing the Prison Education Delivery Reform Commission to develop recommendations relating to education and its impact on the criminal justice system; and requiring the Commission to submit an interim report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 1, 2025, and a final report by January 1, 2026.
Re-entry Services for previously imprisoned
HB0061
SB0720
Delegate Taveras
Correctional Services - Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and Individuals on Probation - Re-Entry Services
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Establishing a program within the Division of Correction that provides formerly incarcerated individuals and individuals on probation with certain services; requiring the facility that administers the program to be located in Prince George's County; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2026 and each fiscal year thereafter an appropriation of $3,000,000 for the program.
Re-entry Services for previously imprisoned
SB0720
HB0061
Senator Benson
Correctional Services - Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and Individuals on Probation - Re-Entry Services
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Establishing a program within the Division of Correction that provides formerly incarcerated individuals and individuals on probation with certain services; requiring the facility that administers the program to be located in Prince George's County; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2026 and each fiscal year thereafter an appropriation of $3,000,000 for the program.
Crime of Violence-auto theft
HB0059
Delegate Mangione
Crimes of Violence - Motor Vehicle Theft
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Designating motor vehicle theft as a certain crime of violence.
Death Penalty
HB0087
Delegate Mangione
Criminal Law - Death Penalty
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; and establishing certain procedures relating to custody, warrant of execution, incompetency, method of execution, witnesses, certificate, disposition of body, notice, trial, sentencing, review, and appeal in relation to imposition of the death penalty.
Juvenile Justice Reform Repeal
HB0319
SB0052
Delegate Kipke
Juvenile Justice Restoration Act of 2024
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to establish that the juvenile court has exclusive original jurisdiction over a child who is at least 10 years old alleged to have committed a crime involving the use or possession of a firearm; and altering a certain provision of law authorizing a law enforcement officer to conduct an otherwise lawful custodial interrogation of a child if the child's parent, guardian, or custodian consents to the custodial interrogation of the child without the child's consultation with an attorney.
Juvenile Justice Reform Repeal
SB0052
HB0319
Senator Folden
Juvenile Justice Restoration Act of 2024
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Oppose
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to establish that the juvenile court has exclusive original jurisdiction over a child who is at least 10 years old alleged to have committed a crime involving the use or possession of a firearm; and altering a certain provision of law authorizing a law enforcement officer to conduct an otherwise lawful custodial interrogation of a child if the child's parent, guardian, or custodian consents to the custodial interrogation of the child without the child's consultation with an attorney.
Juvenile Justice-Jurisdiction - Age of Child
HB0134
Delegate Mangione
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Court Jurisdiction - Age of Child
Hearing canceled
Judiciary
Oppose
Altering the age, from 13 years old to 11 years old, at which a certain child is subject to the exclusive original jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
Juvenile questioning-crime involving firearm
HB1248
SB0326
Delegate Metzgar
Juvenile Law - Questioning of a Juvenile - Crime of Violence or Crime Involving a Firearm
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Providing that a law enforcement officer may conduct a certain interrogation of a child if probable cause exists for the law enforcement officer to believe that the child committed a certain crime of violence or a crime involving a firearm and the law enforcement officer has made an effort reasonably calculated to give actual notice to the child's parent, guardian, or custodian that the child will be interrogated.
Juvenile questioning-crime involving firearm
SB0326
HB1248
Senator Carozza
Juvenile Law - Questioning of a Juvenile - Crime of Violence or Crime Involving a Firearm
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Oppose
Providing that a law enforcement officer may conduct a certain interrogation of a child if probable cause exists for the law enforcement officer to believe that the child committed a certain crime of violence or a crime involving a firearm and the law enforcement officer has made an effort reasonably calculated to give actual notice to the child's parent, guardian, or custodian that the child will be interrogated.
Police Admin Charges-time limit
HB0188
Delegate Cardin
Public Safety - Police Accountability - Time Limit for Filing Administrative Charges
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Requiring a law enforcement agency to file any administrative charges arising out of an investigation of alleged police officer misconduct that is not required to be reviewed by an administrative charging committee within 1 year and 1 day from the date of the incident that led to the investigation.
Safe Communities Act
HB0310
SB0044
Delegate Buckel
Safe Communities Act of 2024
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Oppose
Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; prohibiting a deduction of diminution credits of more than 10% of an incarcerated individual's aggregate sentence for crimes of violence for an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; etc.
Safe Communities Act
SB0044
HB0310
Senator Folden
Safe Communities Act of 2024
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Oppose
Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; prohibiting a deduction of diminution credits of more than 10% of an incarcerated individual's aggregate sentence for crimes of violence for an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; etc.
Anti-Discrimination - Criminal Records
HB0788
Delegate Alston
Human Relations - Protections Against Discrimination - Criminal Records
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Prohibiting discrimination based on an individual's criminal record in public accommodations, commercial leasing, housing, and employment and by certain licensed or regulated persons; establishing certain exceptions to certain prohibitions established under the Act; and establishing that certain crimes are not included in the definition of 'criminal record' for the purposes of certain provisions prohibiting discrimination.
Apprenticeships-Public Safety
HB0597
SB0470
Speaker
Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.
Apprenticeships-Public Safety
SB0470
HB0597
President
Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.
Automatic Expungement
HB0658
SB0602
Delegate Moon
Criminal Procedure – Automated Expungement, Waiting Periods, and Adverse Actions (Clean Slate Act of 2024)
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering certain provisions of law relating to waiting periods for the filing of certain petitions for expungement to authorize the filing of a petition a certain amount of time after the completion of the sentence; establishing procedures for the automated expungement of certain clean slate eligible charges; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to submit a report semiannually detailing the progress and outcomes of the automated expungement process during the preceding 6 months; etc.
Automatic Expungement
SB0602
HB0658
Senator McKay
Criminal Procedure - Automated Expungement, Waiting Periods, and Adverse Actions (Clean Slate Act of 2024)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering certain provisions of law relating to waiting periods for the filing of certain petitions for expungement to authorize the filing of a petition a certain amount of time after the completion of the sentence; establishing procedures for the automated expungement of certain clean slate eligible charges; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to submit a report semiannually detailing the progress and outcomes of the automated expungement process during the preceding 6 months; etc.
Bail Bonds
SB0687
Senator Smith
Criminal Procedure - Bail Bonds - Seventh Judicial Circuit
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to bail bonds in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
Community-Oriented Policing
HB0006
Delegate Grammer
Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Quotas (Community-Oriented Policing Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Altering a prohibition against using the number of arrests made, investigations conducted, citations issued, or warrants served or executed by a law enforcement officer as a criterion for the evaluation, compensation, discipline, promotion, demotion, dismissal, or transfer of the officer; and prohibiting law enforcement agencies from requiring, suggesting, requesting, or directing an officer to act for the purpose of increasing the number of investigations, warrants served or executed, or citations or arrests delivered.
Correctional Services Apprenticeships
HB0536
Delegate Mireku-North
Correctional Services Apprenticeship Start–Up Grant Program – Establishment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Economic Matters
Establishing the Correctional Services Apprenticeship Start-Up Grant Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide high school students and individuals interested in changing careers opportunities to begin a career within correctional services, to develop a cohort of individuals qualified to work in correctional services, and to encourage correctional facilities to hire interns; establishing requirements for sponsors, employers, and apprentices participating in a correctional services apprenticeship program; etc.
Corrections-Segregated Housing
HB1144
SB1085
Delegate Phillips
Corrections - Segregated Housing - Limitations
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering a reporting requirement for correctional units relating to restrictive housing; requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo certain training; and establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of segregated housing.
Corrections-Segregated Housing
SB1085
HB1144
Senator Washington, M.
Corrections - Segregated Housing - Limitations
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Altering a reporting requirement for correctional units relating to restrictive housing; requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo certain training; and establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of segregated housing.
Costs of Inmate Telephone Calls
HB1366
SB0948
Delegate Roberson
State Correctional Facilities – Incarcerated Individuals – Costs of Telephone Communications
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Providing that a State correctional facility is responsible for the payment of costs charged by a telephone service provider under certain circumstances; providing that a State correctional facility and a telephone service provider may not charge an incarcerated individual or a third party under certain circumstances; and providing that an incarcerated individual's access to or use of telephone equipment and telephone services may not supplant time that the incarcerated individual is entitled to in-person visitation.
Costs of Inmate Telephone Calls
SB0948
HB1366
Senator Waldstreicher
State Correctional Facilities - Incarcerated Individuals - Costs of Telephone Communications
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Providing that a State correctional facility is responsible for the payment of costs charged by a telephone service provider under certain circumstances; providing that a State correctional facility and a telephone service provider may not charge an incarcerated individual or a third party under certain circumstances; and providing that an incarcerated individual's access to or use of telephone equipment and telephone services may not supplant time that the incarcerated individual is entitled to in-person visitation.
Deaths in Custody Oversight Board
HB0565
SB0036
Delegate Simmons
Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Establishing the Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board within the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to analyze and make findings and recommendations related to deaths of incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide specific information to the Board.
Deaths in Custody Oversight Board
SB0036
HB0565
Senator Benson
Correctional Services - Investigation of Suspected Homicide - Reporting
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Senate Floor
Establishing the Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board within the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to analyze and make findings and recommendations related to deaths of incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide specific information to the Board.
Dimuntion Credits-1st Degree Sex Off.
HB0301
Delegate Embry
Correctional Services - Diminution of a Term of Confinement - First-Degree Rape and First-Degree Sexual Offense (Pava Marie LaPere Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Prohibiting an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for first degree rape or first degree sexual offense as first degree sexual offense existed prior to October 1, 2017, from being entitled to diminution of the incarcerated individual's term of confinement.
Expanded Reentry Services
HB1037
SB1036
Delegate Taylor
Task Force on the Creation of a Division of Returning Citizens and Expanded Reentry Services - Establishment
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Establishing the Task Force on the Creation of a Division of Returning Citizens and Expanded Reentry Services to identify reentry services in the State, develop a plan to establish a new division within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and to develop a plan to expand certain services for individuals after release from incarceration; and requiring the Task Force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2025.
Expanded Reentry Services
SB1036
HB1037
Senator West
Task Force on the Creation of a Division of Returning Citizens and Expanded Reentry Services - Establishment
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Establishing the Task Force on the Creation of a Division of Returning Citizens and Expanded Reentry Services; and requiring the Task Force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2025.
Expungement-DUI
HB0867
SB0118
Delegate Alston
Criminal Procedure - Expungement and Shielding - Probation Before Judgment for Driving While Impaired or Under the Influence
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records relating to a probation before judgment for driving while impaired or driving while under the influence; and authorizing a certain person to petition the court to shield certain records relating to a probation before judgment for driving while impaired or driving while under the influence.
Expungement-DUI
SB0118
HB0867
Senator Muse
Criminal Procedure - Expungement and Shielding - Probation Before Judgment for Driving While Impaired or Under the Influence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records relating to a probation before judgment for driving while impaired or driving while under the influence; and authorizing a certain person to petition the court to shield certain records relating to a probation before judgment for driving while impaired or driving while under the influence.
Expungement-Definitions
HB0268
Delegate Grammer
Criminal Procedure - Expungement of Records - Definitions
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering certain definitions of 'expunge' and 'expungement'.
Expungement-Disclosure
HB0269
Delegate Grammer
Criminal Procedure - Disclosure of Expunged Records - Alterations
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Clarifying that refusal by a person to disclose information about criminal charges that have been expunged may not be the sole reason for a unit, an official, or an employee of the State or political subdivision of the State to deny the person's application for a license, permit, registration, or governmental service or for an educational institution to expel or refuse to admit the person.
Expungement-Failure to Obey Court
HB0270
Delegate Grammer
Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Failure to Obey a Court Order to Report to Confinement
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Authorizing a person to file for a petition for expungement of a conviction of failure to obey a court order to report to a place of confinement.
Expungement-Good Cause
HB0523
Delegate Ruff
Criminal Procedure – Expungement of Records – Good Cause
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Authorizing a court to grant a petition for expungement of records relating to a certain conviction at any time on a showing of good cause.
Expungement-Good Cause
SB1030
Senator Carter
Criminal Procedure - Expungement of Records - Good Cause
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a court to grant a petition for expungement of records relating to a certain conviction at any time on a showing of good cause; and specifying certain criteria for consideration of expungement for good cause.
Expungement-Sentence Completion
HB0073
SB0454
Delegate Bartlett
Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Completion of Sentence
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering certain provisions of law relating to waiting periods for the filing of certain petitions for expungement to authorize the filing of a petition a certain amount of time after the completion of the sentence.
Expungement-Sentence Completion
SB0454
HB0073
Senator Carter
Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Completion of Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering certain provisions of law relating to waiting periods for the filing of certain petitions for expungement to authorize the filing of a petition a certain amount of time after the completion of the sentence.
Hate Crimes - Law Enforcement Officers
SB0609
Senator Folden
Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Law Enforcement Officers
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Including law enforcement officers within the scope of certain prohibitions against committing certain crimes against certain persons, damaging certain property of certain persons, burning certain objects, and damaging certain buildings with which certain persons or groups have contacts or associations or under circumstances exhibiting animosity against a certain person or group.
Incarcerated Seniors-Sentence Reduction
SB0389
Senator West
Criminal Procedure - Incarcerated Seniors - Motion to Reduce the Duration of a Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing an individual who is at least 60 years old and has been imprisoned for at least 20 years to file a motion to reduce the duration of the individual's sentence; requiring the court to conduct a hearing on a motion to reduce the duration of a sentence, unless the court has held a hearing on a similar motion in the preceding 5 years; and requiring a court to consider certain factors in determining whether to grant a motion to reduce the duration of a sentence and to issue its decision in writing or on the record in open court.
Inmate Employment - Agricultural
HB0094
SB0187
Delegate Pasteur
Correctional Services - Inmate Employment - Agricultural Work
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Repealing the authority of the Division of Correction to arrange for inmates not needed or being used by the State Highway Administration to perform emergency road work to be employed in agricultural work during any part of the year at a camp in Queen Anne's County or any other county with a similar camp.
Inmate Employment - Agricultural
SB0187
HB0094
Senator Sydnor
Correctional Services - Inmate Employment - Agricultural Work
First Reading Judiciary
Judiciary
Repealing the authority of the Division of Correction to arrange for inmates not needed or being used by the State Highway Administration to perform emergency road work to be employed in agricultural work during any part of the year at a camp in Queen Anne's County or any other county with a similar camp.
Inmate Voting
HB1022
Delegate Wilkins
Election Law - Incarcerated Individuals - Voting Eligibility and Access (Voting Rights for All Act)
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Judiciary
Establishing requirements regarding the provision of ballot drop boxes and information related to voting to eligible voters by correctional facilities and the State Board of Elections; establishing a Voting Rights Ombudsman for Incarcerated Individuals; altering the circumstances under which an individual is not qualified to be a registered voter for the purpose of allowing individuals convicted of a felony and serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction to register to vote; etc.
Interrogation of Minor
HB0169
Delegate Acevero
Custodial Interrogation of Minors - Admissibility of Statements
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
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 if the law enforcement officer intentionally used information known by the officer to be false in order to elicit the statement.
Juvenile Complaints to States Attorney
HB0322
Delegate Attar
Juvenile Law - Complaints - Forwarding to State's Attorney
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Repealing an exception to the requirement that a complaint that alleges the commission of an act by a child that would be a felony if committed by an adult must be forwarded to the State's Attorney under certain circumstances.
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
HB0483
Delegate Attar
Juvenile Court – Jurisdiction
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Expanding the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to include certain offenses committed by a child who is at least 10 years old.
Juvenile Couty Jurisdiction
SB0792
Senator West
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Justice Reform - Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to establish that the juvenile court has exclusive jurisdiction over a child who is at least 11 years old alleged to have committed a crime of violence or a crime involving the use or possession of a firearm or alleged to have committed any crime if the child has been arrested on two prior occasions.
Juvenile Crime Reform
HB1437
Delegate Grammer
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Crime Reform
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over a child who is at least 13 years of age alleged to have committed a certain offense; expanding a reporting requirement by the Secretary of Juvenile Services; and expanding a certain provision relating to data collection and analysis by the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services.
Juvenile Justice - Intake and Probation
SB0094
Senator Watson
Juvenile Law - Intake and Probation
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering provisions of law relating to the juvenile intake process such that certain complaints and case files are required to be forwarded to the State's Attorney under certain circumstances; and altering provisions of law relating to the length of juvenile probationary periods.
Juvenile Justice-Custodial Interrogation
SB0120
Senator Watson
Juvenile Law - Custodial Interrogation - Parental Consultation
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a child to consult with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian instead of an attorney before a law enforcement officer may conduct a custodial interrogation of the child.
Juvenile Justice-Electronic Harassment
HB0031
Delegate Cardin
Juvenile Law - Electronic Harassment and Bullying - Inquiry by Intake Officer
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Requiring a Department of Juvenile Services intake officer to forward a complaint that alleges a violation involving the misuse of electronic communication or interactive computer service and a related case file to the State's Attorney under certain circumstances.
Juvenile Justice-Report of arrest to DSS
SB0195
Senator Watson
Juveniles - Arrest by Law Enforcement - Report to Local Department of Social Services
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a law enforcement officer to make a certain report to a local department of social services after a certain arrest of a certain child under the age of 13 for purposes of a neglect investigation.
Juvenile Police Records-Confidentiality
HB0703
Delegate Embry
Juvenile Law - Police Record Concerning a Child - Confidentiality Exception
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Authorizing the public disclosure by the Office of the Attorney General of the name and age of a child injured or killed in a police-involved incident as well as photographic or other visual depictions or descriptions of a police-involved incident resulting in the death or injury of a child, subject to the express consent of the child's parent or guardian.
Juvenile Probation
HB0313
Delegate Attar
Juvenile Law - Probation
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Repealing certain provisions of law specifying certain limitations on the imposition of juvenile probation; and authorizing the juvenile court to place a child on probation for a term that the court determines is appropriate to ensure that the child is able to complete any necessary services or treatment.
Juvenile Probation-Technical Violations
HB0314
Delegate Attar
Juvenile Law – Probation – Technical Violations
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Authorizing the juvenile court to order community detention and take certain other actions in response to a technical violation of probation committed by a child.
Juvenile interrogations-attorney presence
HB0727
Delegate Conaway
Juvenile Law - Custodial Interrogation - In-Person Attorney Consultation Requirement
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Requiring that the consultation with an attorney required when a law enforcement officer conducts a custodial interrogation of a child must be in person.
Mandatory CINS Petition
SB0002
Senator Carter
Juvenile Law - Child in Need of Supervision - Mandatory Petition (NyKayla Strawder Memorial Act)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Senate Floor
Requiring an intake officer to file a petition alleging that a child under the age of 13 years is either delinquent or a child in need of supervision if the child is alleged to have committed an act that results in the death of a victim; and requiring a law enforcement officer to forward a complaint alleging that a child under the age of 13 years committed an act that resulted in the death of a victim to the Department of Juvenile Services.
No–Knock Warrants
HB0027
Delegate Acevero
No–Knock Warrants
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Repealing the authority for the issuance and execution of a no-knock search warrant; establishing that a warrant may not authorize an officer to enter a building, apartment, premises or place without first announcing the officer's purpose and authority; specifying that a warrant may be executed only between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and requiring an officer executing a search warrant, prior to entering certain areas to be searched, to give reasonable notice to alert any occupants within the officer's authority and purpose.
Opioid use at detention centers
HB0203
SB0282
Chair, Judiciary Committee
Correctional Services - Local Detention Centers - Reporting on Opioid Use Disorder
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering a certain requirement that the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services annually report to the General Assembly about opioid use disorder among incarcerated individuals in local correctional facilities by repealing certain reporting requirements.
Opioid use at detention centers
SB0282
HB0203
Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Correctional Services - Local Detention Centers - Reporting on Opioid Use Disorder
Voting session 2/23 - bill held
Judicial Proceedings
Altering a certain requirement that the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services annually report to the General Assembly about opioid use disorder among incarcerated individuals in local correctional facilities by repealing certain reporting requirements.
Partial Expungement
HB0550
Delegate Williams
Criminal Procedure - Partial Expungement
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Authorizing a person to file a petition for partial expungement for a certain eligible offense even if another charge or conviction arising out of the same incident, transaction, or set of facts is not eligible for expungement; requiring a court to order partial expungement in certain circumstances; and repealing a provision of law prohibiting partial expungement.
Partial Expungement
SB0011
Senator Carter
Criminal Procedure - Partial Expungement
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a person to file a petition for partial expungement for a certain eligible offense even if another charge arising out of the same incident, transaction, or set of facts is not eligible for expungement; requiring a court to make a certain order where partial expungement is impracticable; and repealing a provision of law prohibiting partial expungement.
Police Accountability Boards
HB0533
SB0621
Delegate Ruff
County Police Accountability Boards – Investigation of Complaints of Police Misconduct
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Authorizing the local governing body of a county, including Baltimore City, to authorize its police accountability board to exercise investigatory and subpoena powers; and authorizing a police accountability board to conduct an investigation of police misconduct concurrently with a law enforcement agency investigating the complaint.
Police Accountability Boards
SB0621
HB0533
Senator Carter
County Police Accountability Boards - Investigation of Complaints of Police Misconduct
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing the local governing body of a county, including Baltimore City, to authorize its police accountability board to exercise investigatory and subpoena powers; and authorizing a police accountability board to conduct an investigation of police misconduct concurrently with a law enforcement agency investigating the complaint.
Police Discipline - Order to Show Cause
SB0606
Senator Folden
Police Discipline - Order to Show Cause
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a police officer who is denied a certain right to apply to the circuit court at a certain time for an order that directs the law enforcement agency to show cause why the right should not be granted.
Police Discipline-Show Cause
HB0015
Delegate Cardin
Police Discipline - Order to Show Cause
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Authorizing a police officer who is denied a certain right to apply to the circuit court at a certain time for an order that directs the law enforcement agency to show cause why the right should not be granted.
Police Discipline-Summary Punishment
SB0607
Senator Folden
Public Safety - Police Accountability and Discipline - Summary Punishment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing the imposition of certain summary punishment of a police officer for a minor violation of law enforcement agency rules and regulations if the facts that constitute the minor violation are not in dispute.
Police Recruitment & Retention
HB0618
SB0380
Delegate Munoz
Police Recruitment and Retention Workgroup
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Appropriations
Establishing the Police Recruitment and Retention Workgroup to study issues and factors potentially contributing to recruitment challenges and the decline in police officer retention statewide; and requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 30, 2025.
Police Recruitment & Retention
SB0380
HB0618
Senator West
Police Recruitment and Retention Workgroup
First Reading Appropriations
Appropriations
Establishing the Police Recruitment and Retention Workgroup to study issues and factors potentially contributing to recruitment challenges and the decline in police officer retention statewide; and requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 30, 2025.
Police Training & Standards
SB0256
Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Revisions
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering the membership and duties of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; providing that a law enforcement agency may employ an individual as a police officer for a certain period only if the individual is certified or provisionally certified by the Commission; and altering provisions of law relating to the certification and recertification of police officers.
Police Wellness Checks
HB0404
SB0190
Delegate Woods
Law Enforcement - Wellness Checks - Requirements (Gabriel's Law)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Requiring a law enforcement agency that receives a certain request for a wellness check of an individual to immediately conduct a wellness check or submit a request for the relevant law enforcement agency to conduct a wellness check.
Police Wellness Checks
SB0190
HB0404
Senator Muse
Law Enforcement - Wellness Checks - Requirements
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a law enforcement agency that receives a certain request for a wellness check of an individual to immediately conduct a wellness check or submit a request for the relevant law enforcement agency to conduct a wellness check.
Police-Positive Community Feedback
HB0973
SB0007
Delegate Valentine
Public Safety - Law Enforcement Agencies - Positive Community Feedback
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Adding positive community feedback to the list of records that are not considered personnel records for certain purposes; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop a process for citizens to submit positive community feedback; requiring each law enforcement agency to adopt the uniform citizen positive community feedback process; and requiring a law enforcement agency to maintain a certain record that is subject to public inspection.
Police-Positive Community Feedback
SB0007
HB0973
Senator Bailey
Public Safety - Law Enforcement Agencies - Positive Community Feedback
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Adding positive community feedback to the list of records that are not considered personnel records for certain purposes; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop a process for citizens to submit positive community feedback; requiring each law enforcement agency to adopt the uniform citizen positive community feedback process; and requiring a law enforcement agency to maintain a certain record that is subject to public inspection.
Police-Sexual Activities
HB0302
SB0177
Delegate Embry
Law Enforcement Officers, Correctional Employees, and Court-Ordered Services Providers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity - Penalties and Registry
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Altering penalties relating to sexual contact between a law enforcement officer, correctional employee, or court-ordered services provider and certain individuals under certain circumstances; increasing the penalties from a misdemeanor to a felony, and on conviction a person is subject to imprisonment of up to 10 years instead of 3 years; and requiring a person convicted of a certain offense to register on a certain sex offender registry.
Police-Sexual Activities
SB0177
HB0302
Senator Muse
Law Enforcement Officers, Correctional Employees, and Court-Ordered Services Providers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity - Penalties and Registry
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Altering penalties relating to sexual contact between a law enforcement officer, correctional employee, or court-ordered services provider and certain individuals under certain circumstances; and requiring a person convicted of a certain offense to register on a certain sex offender registry.
Pretrial Detention Facilities
HB0222
SB0251
Chair, Judiciary Committee
Correctional Services - Division of Pretrial Detention and Services - Facilities
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Altering the composition and authority of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; altering the authority of the Commissioner of the Division; establishing the Youth Detention Center in the Division; establishing the facility administrator and authorizing assistant facility administrators for the Youth Detention Center; and repealing authorization for the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Pretrial Detention Facilities
SB0251
HB0222
Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Correctional Services - Division of Pretrial Detention and Services - Facilities
First Reading Judiciary
Judiciary
Altering the composition and authority of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; altering the authority of the Commissioner of the Division; establishing the Youth Detention Center in the Division; establishing the facility administrator and authorizing assistant facility administrators for the Youth Detention Center; and repealing authorization for the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Probation, Parole, and Pretrial Release
HB0474
Delegate Young
Criminal Procedure - Probation, Parole, and Pretrial Release
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Prohibiting a court from revoking a defendant's pretrial release or finding that a defendant has violated probation, and the Maryland Parole Commission from finding that a parolee has violated parole, based solely on the use of cannabis or a positive cannabis test unless the court or Commission, at the time of ordering pretrial release, makes a finding that the use of cannabis could create a danger to the defendant or others and includes as a condition of pretrial release, probation, or parole that the defendant may not use cannabis.
Public Safety Answering Point
HB0070
SB0496
Delegate Hill
Criminal Law - Interference With a Public Safety Answering Point - Penalties
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Prohibiting a person from taking certain actions with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point; prohibiting a person from taking certain actions that interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point; and authorizing penalties for certain violations of imprisonment of up to 5 years or a fine not to exceed $25,000 or both.
Public Safety Answering Point
SB0496
HB0070
Senator Kagan
Criminal Law - Interference With a Public Safety Answering Point - Penalties
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting a person from taking certain actions with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point; prohibiting a person from taking certain actions that interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point; and authorizing penalties for certain violations of imprisonment of up to 5 years or a fine not to exceed $25,000 or both.
Reduction of Sentence after 20 yrs
HB0724
SB0123
Delegate Pasteur
Criminal Procedure - Petition to Reduce Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Authorizing an individual who is serving a term of confinement to petition a court to reduce the sentence if the individual has served at least 20 years of the individuals term of confinement and at least 3 years have passed since the court decided any petition previously filed by the individual for a reduced sentence; and establishing procedures for a proceeding under the Act.
Reduction of Sentence after 20 yrs
SB0123
HB0724
Senator Carter
Criminal Procedure - Petition to Reduce Sentence
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing an individual who is serving a term of confinement to petition a court to reduce the sentence if the individual has served at least 20 years of the individuals term of confinement and at least 3 years have passed since the court decided any petition previously filed by the individual for a reduced sentence; and establishing procedures for a proceeding under the Act.
Reporting arrest of students
HB0018
Delegate Long, R.
Education - Reporting Arrests of Students - Alterations
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Requiring a law enforcement agency making an arrest of a student for a reportable offense or an offense related to the student's membership in a criminal organization to report the arrest to the Maryland Center for School Safety, the State Board of Education, and the State's Attorney; requiring the State's Attorney to notify the Maryland Center for School Safety and the State Board of the disposition of the offense; etc.
Sentencing-transfer to juvenile court
HB0445
SB0601
Delegate Simpson
Minors Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Transfer to Juvenile Court
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
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 under certain circumstances.
Sentencing-transfer to juvenile court
SB0601
HB0445
Senator Folden
Minors Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Transfer to Juvenile Court
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
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 under certain circumstances.
Time for Filing Administrative Charges
SB0608
Senator Folden
Public Safety - Police Accountability - Time Limit for Filing Administrative Charges
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a law enforcement agency to file any administrative charges arising out of an investigation of alleged police officer misconduct that is not required to be reviewed by an administrative charging committee within 1 year and 1 day from the date of the incident that led to the investigation; etc.
Victim Rights
HB0115
SB0004
Delegate Kaufman
Criminal Procedure - Victims' Rights - Notification of Release From Confinement (Jaycee Webster Victims' Rights Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Requiring a certain commitment unit to include in a notification given to a victim, victim's representative, or witness regarding the release from confinement of a sentenced defendant or child respondent the name and telephone number of the lead victim services employee of the State's Attorney's office of the county in which the sentenced defendant or child respondent was prosecuted.
Victim Rights
SB0004
HB0115
Senator Waldstreicher
Criminal Procedure - Victims' Rights - Notification of Release From Confinement (Jaycee Webster Victims' Rights Act)
First Reading Judiciary
Judiciary
Requiring a certain commitment unit to include in a notification given to a victim, victim's representative, or witness regarding the release from confinement of a sentenced defendant or child respondent the name and telephone number of the lead victim services employee of the State's Attorney's office of the county in which the sentenced defendant or child respondent was prosecuted.
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