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Current Status of Priority Bills and Actions to Take
2023 Legislative Session

 

Below are all of the bills that have been introduced to date that we are tracking, including those we selected as priorities and some related bills.

For further information on any bill listed below, please go to the Maryland General Assembly website and enter the bill number in the Search field. 

Issue
Subject
Bill Number
XFile Bill No.
Sponsor
Title
Status
Current Location
Position
Action
Synopsis
Climate Change
Clean Transportation & Energy
HB0550
Speaker
Maryland Energy Administration – Energy Programs – Modifications (Clean Transportation and Energy Act)
First Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Altering the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Program by extending the duration of the Program through fiscal year 2026, repealing the rebates that may be issued to retail service station dealers, and repealing the limitation on the total amount of rebates that the Maryland Energy Administration may issue in each fiscal year; altering the definition of 'grant' for purposes of the Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program; etc.
Climate Change
Maryland the Beautiful
HB0631
SB0470
Delegate Stein
Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)
First Reading Environment and Transportation
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing the Land Preservation Rapid Response Advisory Committee to review loan applications and make recommendations on which projects to fund; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Fund; requiring the Governor to include $10,000,000 in the fiscal year 2025 budget bill for the Fund; etc.
Climate Change
Maryland the Beautiful
SB0470
HB0631
Senator Elfreth
Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
Budget and Taxation
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing the Land Preservation Rapid Response Advisory Committee to review loan applications and make recommendations on which projects to fund; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Fund; requiring the Governor to include $10,000,000 in the fiscal year 2025 budget bill for the Fund; etc.
Climate Change
PFAS monitoring
HB0499
SB0225
Delegate Love
Environment - Publicly Owned Treatment Works - PFAS Monitoring
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the owner or operator of a publicly owned treatment works to monitor and report the levels of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in effluent, influent, and biosolids.
Climate Change
PFAS monitoring
SB0225
HB0499
Senator Elfreth
Environment - Publicly Owned Treatment Works - PFAS Monitoring
Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the owner or operator of a publicly owned treatment works to monitor and report the levels of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in effluent, influent, and biosolids.
Climate Change
Producer responsibility-packaging
HB0284
SB0222
Delegate Love
Environment – Reducing Packaging Materials – Producer Responsibility
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment every 10 years; requiring, by April 1, 2026, producers of certain packaging materials to individually or as part of a producer responsibility organization submit a producer responsibility plan to the Department for approval; prohibiting, on or after a certain date, a producer of certain packaging materials from selling or distributing the packaging materials unless the producer has an approved producer responsibility plan; etc.
Climate Change
Producer responsibility-packaging
SB0222
HB0284
Senator Augustine
Environment - Reducing Packaging Materials - Producer Responsibility
Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment every 10 years; requiring, by April 1, 2026, producers of certain packaging materials to individually or as part of a producer responsibility organization submit a producer responsibility plan to the Department for approval; prohibiting, on or after a certain date, a producer of certain packaging materials from selling or distributing the packaging materials unless the producer has an approved producer responsibility plan; etc.
Climate Change
Sustainable buildings
HB0006
SB0092
Delegate Hill
Department of General Services – Energy–Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/08 at 2:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) and Hearing canceled (Appropriations)
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring the Maryland Green Building Council to include the standards in any requirements established for participation in a higher-performance building program in the State; defining 'State building' as one acquired, constructed, or renovated by the State or one for which 50% of the money for acquisition, construction, or renovation came from State funds.
Climate Change
Sustainable buildings
SB0092
HB0006
Senator Lam
Department of General Services – Energy–Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/02 at 2:00 p.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the Department of General Services to establish and update standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring the Maryland Green Building Council to include the standards in any requirements established for participation in a higher-performance building program in the State; and defining 'State building' as one acquired, constructed, or renovated by the State or one for which 50% of the money for acquisition, construction, or renovation came from State funds.
Climate Change
Transportation equity
HB0009
SB0019
Delegate Ruth
Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses
Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring that equity be considered when State transportation plans, reports, and goals are developed; altering the membership of the advisory committee on State transportation goals; requiring the Maryland Department of Transportation to conduct transit equity analyses, cost-benefit analyses, and consult with certain communities before announcing or proposing any major service change or any reduction or cancellation of a certain capital expansion project in the construction program; etc.
Climate Change
Transportation equity
SB0019
HB0009
Senator Carter
Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses
Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
Finance
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring that equity be considered when State transportation plans, reports, and goals are developed; altering the membership of the advisory committee on State transportation goals; requiring the Department of Transportation to conduct transit equity analyses, cost-benefit analyses, and consult with certain communities before announcing or proposing any major service change or any reduction or cancellation of a certain capital expansion project in the construction program; etc.
Climate Change
Transportation reserves
HB0051
SB0024
Delegate Korman
Department of Transportation - Consolidated Transportation Program and Debt Limit of Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (State and Federal Transportation Funding Act)
Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Appropriations
Support
Requiring the financial forecast that supports the Consolidated Transportation Program to include a reserve of $30,000,000 for changes in certain revenue sources; altering the calculation of the maximum amount of debt secured by future federal aid that the Department of Transportation may issue; providing that the maximum amount of debt that may be issued is calculated as of June 30; and providing that the proceeds from the issuance of certain debt may be used only for certain purposes.
Climate Change
Transportation reserves
SB0024
HB0051
Senator McCray
Department of Transportation – Consolidated Transportation Program and Debt Limit of Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (State and Federal Transportation Funding Act)
Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
Support
Requiring the financial forecast that supports the Consolidated Transportation Program to include a reserve of $30,000,000 for changes in certain revenue sources; altering the calculation of the maximum amount of debt secured by future federal aid that the Department of Transportation may issue; providing that the maximum amount of debt that may be issued is calculated as of June 30; and providing that the proceeds from the issuance of certain debt may be used only for certain purposes.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
HB0064
SB0087
Delegate Davis
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Judiciary
Support
Contact your 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.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
SB0087
HB0064
Senator Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your 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.
Criminal Justice
Geriatric & medical parole
HB0157
SB0098
Delegate Moon
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
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; requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain inmates; and requiring the Commission to report certain information relating to outcomes of parole considerations under the process to the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board.
Criminal Justice
Geriatric & medical parole
SB0098
HB0157
Senator Hettleman
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
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; and requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain inmates.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile justice jurisdiction
HB0096
SB0093
Delegate Crutchfield
Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction (Youth Equity & Safety Act)
First Reading Judiciary
Judiciary
Support
Contact your 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.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile justice jurisdiction
SB0093
HB0096
Senator Carter
Juvenile Court – Jurisdiction
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your 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.
Criminal Justice
Prevention of Forced Infant Separation
HB0523
Delegate Mireku-North
Correctional Services - Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)
Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
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.
Criminal Justice
Restorative justice
SB0027
Senator West
Criminal Procedure - Restorative Justice Program
Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Establishing the Restorative Justice Program within the Victim Services Unit of the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to address and ameliorate the harmful effects of offenses on a victim in a certain manner; and establishing the position of Restorative Justice Legal Specialist, the Restorative Justice Program Revolving Fund, and the Maryland Restorative Justice Council.
Criminal Justice
Restrictive Housing-limitatiions
HB0385
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations (Maryland Mandela Act)
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo at least 40 hours of training; establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of restrictive housing or disciplinary segregation; and requiring each correctional facility to create a monthly report containing certain information about individuals placed in restrictive housing and to publish the report on the facility's website.
Criminal Justice
Restrictive Housing-limitatiions
SB0459
Senator Washington, M.
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations (Maryland Mandela Act)
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo certain training; establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of restrictive housing or disciplinary segregation; and requiring each correctional facility to create a monthly report containing certain information about individuals placed in restrictive housing and to publish the report on the facility's website.
Criminal Justice
Restrictive Housing-limitations
SB0045
Senator Lee
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations (Maryland Mandela Act)
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo certain training; establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of restrictive housing or disciplinary segregation; and requiring each correctional facility to create a monthly report containing certain information about individuals placed in restrictive housing and to publish the report on the facility's website.
Gun Violence
Do Not Sell Firearm Registry
HB0162
SB0159
Delegate Moon
Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry - Establishment
Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Department of State Police to create and maintain a Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry in which a person may voluntarily enroll for the purpose of being prohibited from obtaining a firearm; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a firearm to a purchaser, lessee, borrower, or transferee who the dealer or other person knows or has reason to believe is registered on the registry; etc.
Gun Violence
Do Not Sell Firearm Registry
SB0159
HB0162
Senator Hettleman
Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry - Establishment
Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the Department of State Police to create and maintain a Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry in which a person may voluntarily enroll for the purpose of being prohibited from obtaining a firearm; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a firearm to a purchaser, lessee, borrower, or transferee who the dealer or other person knows or has reason to believe is registered on the registry; etc.
Gun Violence
Gun industry accountability
HB0259
SB0113
Delegate Atterbeary
Civil Actions - Public Nuisances - Firearm Industry Members (Gun Industry Accountability Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Prohibiting firearm industry members from knowingly or recklessly creating, maintaining, or contributing to public harm by the sale, manufacture, distribution, importation, or marketing of a firearm-related product; requiring a firearm industry member to implement certain controls regarding the sale, manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, possession, or use of certain firearm-related products; establishing that a violation of the Act is a public nuisance; authorizing certain civil actions for violations; etc.
Gun Violence
Gun industry accountability
SB0113
HB0259
Senator Waldstreicher
Civil Actions - Public Nuisances - Firearm Industry Members (Gun Industry Accountability Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Prohibiting firearm industry members from knowingly or recklessly creating, maintaining, or contributing to a public nuisance through the sale, manufacture, distribution, importation, or marketing of a firearm-related product under certain circumstances; requiring a firearm industry member to establish and implement certain reasonable controls regarding the sale, manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, possession, or use of certain firearm-related products; authorizing certain civil actions for violations of the Act; etc.
Gun Violence
Long gun age increase
SB0086
Senator Waldstreicher
Rifles and Shotguns – Possession – Age Requirement (Raise the Age Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Altering the prohibition on selling, renting, or transferring certain ammunition to a person under the age of 21 years; prohibiting a person who is under the age of 21 years from possessing a rifle or shotgun except under certain circumstances; etc.
Gun Violence
Safe firearm storage
HB0307
Delegate Bartlett
Firearm Safety - Storage Requirements and Youth Suicide Prevention (Jaelynn's Law)
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Altering a certain provision relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in a location that can be accessed by an unsupervised child; prohibiting the storage of firearms and ammunition in a manner that allows access by a certain person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm; repealing a certain provision relating to negligence; and requiring the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services to develop a youth suicide prevention and firearm safe storage guide, with recommendations from a stakeholder committee.
Gun Violence
Wearing, carrying on certain property
SB0118
Senator Lee
Criminal Law – Prohibitions on Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm on private property unless the owner has given the person certain permission or posted a certain sign; and prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm in any place where prohibited by statute or a certain regulation.
Gun Violence
Wearing, carrying on others' property
SB0001
Senator Waldstreicher
Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms - Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023)
Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Prohibiting a person from knowingly wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm onto the real property of another unless the other has given certain permission to the person or the public generally; and prohibiting a person from knowingly wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm within 100 feet of a place of public accommodation.
Healthcare
College reproductive services
HB0477
SB0341
Delegate Kelly
Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Reproductive Health Services Plans - Requirements
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
Appropriations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring, on or before August 1, 2024, each public senior higher education institution, in consultation with students, to develop and implement a reproductive health services plan to provide at the institution or to refer students to a comprehensive range of reproductive health services; and requiring the Maryland Department of Health, on request, to provide assistance to a public senior higher education institution in developing the plan.
Healthcare
College reproductive services
SB0341
HB0477
Senator Feldman
Public Senior Higher Education Institutions – Reproductive Health Services Plans – Requirements
Hearing 2/22 at 2:00 p.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring, on or before August 1, 2024, each public senior higher education institution, in consultation with students, to develop and implement a reproductive health services plan to provide at the institution or to refer students to a comprehensive range of reproductive health services; and requiring the Maryland Department of Health, on request, to provide assistance to a public senior higher education institution in developing the plan.
Healthcare
Prescription Drugs-Upper Pmt. Limits
HB0279
SB0202
Delegate Cullison
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Upper Payment Limits
Hearing 2/02 at 3:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Reestablishing the requirement that the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, under certain circumstances, draft a plan of action for implementing a process to set upper payment limits for certain prescription drug products; reestablishing the authority of the Board to set upper payments limits, under certain circumstances, for prescription drug products that are purchased or paid for by or through certain State or local government entities, plans, or programs; etc.
Healthcare
Prescription Drugs-Upper Pmt. Limits
SB0202
HB0279
Senator Feldman
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Upper Payment Limits
Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Reestablishing the requirement that the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, under certain circumstances, draft a plan of action for implementing a process to set upper payment limits for certain prescription drug products; reestablishing the authority of the Board to set upper payments limits, under certain circumstances, for prescription drug products that are purchased or paid for by or through certain State or local government entities, plans, or programs; etc.
Healthcare
SNAP auto enrollment
HB0111
SB0026
Delegate Charkoudian
Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Maryland Children's Health Program, and Social Services Programs - Eligibility and Enrollment
Hearing 2/07 at 3:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish an Express Lane Eligibility Program by January 1, 2025, to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program; requiring the Department of Human Services to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program; requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to enroll certain individuals in certain energy assistance programs; etc.
Healthcare
SNAP auto enrollment
SB0026
HB0111
Senator Augustine
Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Maryland Children’s Health Program, and Social Services Programs – Eligibility and Enrollment
Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish an Express Lane Eligibility Program by January 1, 2025, to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program; requiring the Department of Human Services to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program; requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to enroll certain individuals in certain energy assistance programs; etc.
Healthcare
Small employer enrollment period
HB0107
SB0059
Delegate Lewis, R.
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – Small Employers – Special Enrollment Period and Marketing
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to open a special enrollment period for individuals who become employed by a small employer that does not offer employer-sponsored health benefit plans and the individuals' dependents; altering the amount of funds required to be appropriated to the Maryland Health Benefit Fund in certain fiscal years; and requiring certain funds to be allocated for marketing and outreach to small employers and nonprofit employers and their employees to facilitate enrollment in health insurance coverage.
Healthcare
Small employer enrollment period
SB0059
HB0107
Senator Hester
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – Small Employers – Special Enrollment Period and Marketing
Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
Finance
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to open a special enrollment period for individuals who become employed by a small employer that does not offer employer-sponsored health benefit plans and the individuals' dependents; altering the amount of funds required to be appropriated to the Maryland Health Benefit Fund in certain fiscal years; and requiring certain funds to be allocated for marketing, outreach, and programs to small employers and nonprofit employers and their employees for a certain purpose.
Immigration
Access to Care Act
HB0588
SB0365
Delegate Cullison
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act)
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Altering the purpose of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund to include the provision of funding for the establishment and operation of the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Program to allow qualified residents to obtain coverage, facilitate the enrollment of qualified residents in qualified health plans, and, based on the availability of funds, provide premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions to qualified residents; etc.
Immigration
Access to Care Act
SB0365
HB0588
Senator Lam
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act)
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Altering the purpose of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund to include the provision of funding for the establishment and operation of the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Program to allow qualified residents to obtain coverage, facilitate the enrollment of qualified residents in qualified health plans, and, based on the availability of funds, provide premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions to qualified residents; etc.
Immigration
Access to health care
HB0363
Delegate Cullison
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and Maryland Department of Health - Health Care Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants - Report
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and the Maryland Department of Health to develop a report comparing options for offering affordable health care coverage to State residents who are ineligible for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, the Maryland Children's Health Program, or qualified health plans due to the individuals' immigration status; and requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to report its findings and recommendations to certain committees of the General Assembly by October 31, 2023.
Immigration
Probation Not Deportation
HB0193
SB0211
Delegate Moon
Probation Before Judgment - Probation Agreements
Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
Contact your Delegate on committee
Authorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; authorizing the court and a certain defendant to enter into a probation agreement under certain circumstances; providing that the entry of a probation agreement under the Act shall be considered as a probation before judgment for all other purposes under State law; etc.
Immigration
Probation Not Deportation
SB0211
HB0193
Senator West
Probation Before Judgment – Probation Agreements
Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact your Senator on committee
Authorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; authorizing the court and a certain defendant to enter into a probation agreement under certain circumstances; providing that the entry of a probation agreement under the Act shall be considered as a probation before judgment for all other purposes under State law; etc.
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