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Status of Priority Bills
2024 Legislative Session

 

Below are all of the bills that may be related to our priorities. The bills are in alphabetical order by Issue (Climate Change, Criminal Justice, Gun Violence, Healthcare, Immigration, and Medical Aid in Dying), so first scroll down to the issue you seek. Once you find a bill of interest, scroll right to see additional information, such as bill description.

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
Priority
Action
Synopsis
Civil Rights
School sports - anti-trans
HB0047
SB0381
Delegate Szeliga
Education - Interscholastic and Intramural Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams - Designation Based on Sex (Fairness In Girls' Sports Act)
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Oppose
X
UULM-MD testified against
Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams or sports sponsored by certain schools to be expressly designated based on biological sex; prohibiting certain entities from taking certain adverse actions against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams and sports for students of the female sex; and providing that certain individuals have the right to bring a civil action under certain circumstances.
Civil Rights
School sports - anti-trans
SB0381
HB0047
Senator Carozza
Education - Interscholastic and Intramural Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams - Designation Based on Sex (Fairness In Girls' Sports Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Oppose
X
UULM-MD to testify
Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams or sports sponsored by certain schools to be expressly designated based on biological sex; prohibiting certain entities from taking certain adverse actions against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams and sports for students of the female sex; and providing that certain individuals have the right to bring a civil action under certain circumstances.
Civil Rights
Sexually Explicit Materials
HB0025
Delegate Mangione
Public Schools - Sexually Explicit Materials - Prohibited in Libraries and Media Centers
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Oppose
X
UULM-MD testified against
Prohibiting sexually explicit materials in elementary, middle, and secondary public school libraries and media centers; defining sexually explicit materials as books and auditory and visual material that contain graphic or obscene depictions of sexual activity that are not age appropriate or used as part of the approved instructional materials for instruction on family life and human sexuality; etc.
Climate Change
Better Buildings Act-Standards
HB1279
SB1023
Delegate Boafo
Maryland Building Performance Standards - Fossil Fuel Use, Energy Conservation, and Electric- and Solar-Ready Standards (Better Buildings Act of 2024)
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt, on or before certain dates and as part of the Maryland Building Performance Standards, a requirement that new buildings and significant improvements of buildings and structures meet all water and space heating demands of the building or structure without the use of fossil fuels, meet energy conservation requirements, and meet an electric- and solar-ready standard for certain buildings; etc.
Climate Change
Better Buildings Act-Standards
SB1023
HB1279
Senator Brooks
Maryland Building Performance Standards – Fossil Fuel Use, Energy Conservation, and Electric– and Solar–Ready Standards (Better Buildings Act of 2024)
Hearing 3/01 at 9:00 a.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt, on or before certain dates and as part of the Maryland Building Performance Standards, a requirement that new buildings meet all water and space heating demands of the building without the use of fossil fuels, energy conservation requirements, and an electric- and solar-ready standard for certain buildings; etc.
Climate Change
Clean Water Justice
HB1101
SB0653
Delegate Love
Standing - Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Proceedings (Clean Water Justice Act of 2024)
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Environment and Transportation
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Providing certain persons and associations standing in environmental and natural resources protection proceedings, including proceedings arising under provisions of law relating to water quality and water resources protection, subject to certain conditions; authorizing persons that meet standing requirements to bring certain civil actions under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to grant certain relief, award certain costs, and impose certain civil penalties in certain civil actions under certain circumstances; etc.
Climate Change
Clean Water Justice
SB0653
HB1101
Senator Augustine
Standing - Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Proceedings (Clean Water Justice Act of 2024)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Providing certain persons and associations standing in environmental and natural resources protection proceedings, including proceedings arising under provisions of law relating to water quality and water resources protection, subject to certain conditions; authorizing persons that meet standing requirements to bring certain civil actions under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to grant certain relief, award certain costs, and impose certain civil penalties in certain civil actions under certain circumstances; etc.
Climate Change
Climate & Environmental Equity Act
HB0024
SB0096
Delegate Boyce
Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Environment and Transportation
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a climate and environmental equity evaluation regarding the impact of issuing an approval for certain environmental permits; requiring the Department to provide opportunities for residents of the State to opt in to text, phone, e-mail, or regular mail notifications regarding any facility with a pending or final permit approval in or adjacent to the resident's census tract; altering certain reporting requirements for certain State agencies; etc.
Climate Change
Climate & Environmental Equity Act
SB0096
HB0024
Senator Jackson
Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a climate and environmental equity evaluation regarding the impact of issuing an approval for certain environmental permits; requiring the Department to provide opportunities for residents of the State to opt in to text, phone, e-mail, or regular mail notifications regarding any facility with a pending or final permit approval in or adjacent to the resident's census tract; altering certain reporting requirements for certain State agencies; etc.
Climate Change
Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice
HB0516
Delegate Fennell
Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act of 2024
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Economic Matters
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Establishing the Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment to provide for the assessment of greenhouse gas pollution fees, the provision of certain benefits to households and employers, and the funding of certain climate-related activities; providing for the collection and use of certain greenhouse gas pollution fees; establishing the Household and Employer Benefit Fund and the Climate Crisis Infrastructure Fund as special, nonlapsing funds; etc.
Climate Change
EmPOWER Reform
HB0864
Delegate Crosby
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Economic Matters
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring each electric company, each gas company, and the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a plan for achieving certain energy efficiency, conservation, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets through certain programs and services and superseding certain existing energy efficiency and conservation goals; requiring the Public Service Commission to encourage and promote the efficient use and conservation of energy in support of certain greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and targets; etc.
Climate Change
Extreme Weather Emergencies (RENEW)
HB1438
SB0958
Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo
Responding to Emergency Needs From Extreme Weather (RENEW) Act of 2024
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Economic Matters
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Payment Program in the Department of the Environment to secure payments from certain businesses that extract fossil fuels or refine petroleum products in order to provide a source of revenue for State efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and to address the health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations; establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Fund to support efforts to mitigate climate change; etc.
Climate Change
Extreme Weather Emergencies (RENEW)
SB0958
HB1438
Senator Hester
Responding to Emergency Needs From Extreme Weather (RENEW) Act of 2024
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Payment Program in the Department of the Environment to secure payments from certain businesses that extract fossil fuels or refine petroleum products in order to provide a source of revenue for State efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and to address the health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations; establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Fund to support efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change; etc.
Climate Change
Ratepayer Protection Ac
HB0731
SB0548
Delegate Embry
Natural Gas - Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement (Ratepayer Protection Act)
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Economic Matters
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Altering the required contents of a certain plan that a gas company may file with the Public Service Commission for proposed eligible infrastructure replacement projects to include certain descriptions, demonstrations, analyses, and notifications; and altering the required findings of the Commission in considering whether to approve a certain infrastructure replacement plan.
Climate Change
Ratepayer Protection Ac
SB0548
HB0731
Senator Sydnor
Natural Gas - Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement (Ratepayer Protection Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Altering the required contents of a certain plan that a gas company may file with the Public Service Commission for proposed eligible infrastructure replacement projects to include certain descriptions, demonstrations, analyses, and notifications; and altering the required findings of the Commission in considering whether to approve a certain infrastructure replacement plan.
Climate Change
Solar Energy Generating Incentives
HB1435
SB0783
Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo
Renewable Energy - Net Energy Metering Aggregation, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, and Taxes on Solar Energy Generating Systems (Brighter Tomorrow Act)
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Economic Matters
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Altering the maximum generating capacity authorized for certain net metered generating facilities; authorizing an eligible customer-generator participating in certain meter aggregation to receive excess generation from more than one generating system; requiring the Public Service Commission to establish a Small Solar Energy Generating System Incentive Program; providing that solar energy generating systems that receive a certain certification by the Commission are eligible to receive additional solar renewable energy credits; etc.
Climate Change
Solar Energy Generating Incentives
SB0783
HB1435
Senator Elfreth
Renewable Energy – Net Energy Metering Aggregation, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, and Taxes on Solar Energy Generating Systems (Brighter Tomorrow Act)
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Altering the maximum generating capacity authorized for certain net metered generating facilities; authorizing an eligible customer-generator participating in certain meter aggregation to receive excess generation from more than one generating system; requiring the Public Service Commission to establish a Small Solar Energy Generating System Incentive Program to provide certain certified systems with a certain additional percentage of renewable energy credits toward meeting the renewable energy portfolio standard for solar energy; etc.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
HB0297
SB0134
Delegate Davis
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman Unit
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Judiciary
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
SB0134
HB0297
Senator Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman Unit
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Geriatric and Medical Parole
HB0118
SB0128
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Geriatric and Medical Parole
SB0128
HB0118
Senator Hettleman
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice Reform
HB0814
SB0744
Speaker
Juvenile Law - Reform
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
House Floor
Support w/Amendments
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice Reform
SB0744
HB0814
President
Juvenile Law - Reform
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Senate Floor
Support w/Amendments
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Medical Parole
HB0185
SB0132
Delegate Bartlett
Correctional Services - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
Medical Parole
SB0132
HB0185
Senator Carter
Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment
First Reading Judiciary
Senate Floor
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Criminal Justice
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
Support
X
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.
Gun Violence
Active Shooter Drills
HB0416
SB0432
Delegate Solomon
Public Schools - Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings - Requirements
First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment
House Floor
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to collaborate with an institution of higher education or a designated federal or national research entity to study the effectiveness and impact of active shooter safety drills or trainings by researching and analyzing data collected by local school systems; requiring the Center to identify best practices for active shooter safety drills or trainings on or before October 1, 2024; requiring local school systems to provide parents with the annual schedule active shooter safety drills; etc.
Gun Violence
Active Shooter Drills
SB0432
HB0416
Senator Kagan
Public Schools - Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings - Requirements
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Education, Energy, and the Environment
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to collaborate with an institution of higher education or a designated federal or national research entity to study the effectiveness and impact of active shooter safety drills or trainings by researching and analyzing data collected by local school systems; requiring the Center to identify best practices for active shooter safety drills or trainings on or before October 1, 2024; requiring local school systems to provide parents with the annual schedule active shooter safety drills; etc.
Gun Violence
Center for Firearm Violence Prevention
HB0583
SB0475
Speaker
Center for Firearm Violence Prevention - Establishment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Prevention in the Maryland Department of Health to reduce firearm violence, harm from firearm violence, and misuse of firearms in the State by partnering with federal, State, and local agencies and affected communities to implement a public health approach to firearm violence reduction; requiring the Center by May 1, 2025, to submit to the Governor and General Assembly a preliminary State Plan for a Public Health Approach to Reducing Firearm Violence; etc.
Gun Violence
Center for Firearm Violence Prevention
SB0475
HB0583
President
Center for Firearm Violence Prevention - Establishment
Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Prevention in the Maryland Department of Health to reduce firearm violence, harm from firearm violence, and misuse of firearms in the State by partnering with federal, State, and local agencies and affected communities to implement a public health approach to firearm violence reduction; requiring the Center, by May 1, 2025, to submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a preliminary State Plan for a Public Health Approach to Reducing Firearm Violence; etc.
Gun Violence
Excise tax on firearms & ammunition
HB0935
SB0784
Delegate Mireku-North
Comprehensive Community Safety Funding Act
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Ways and Means
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Imposing an excise tax on certain gross receipts of certain firearms dealers derived from the sales of firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition in the State; etc.
Gun Violence
Excise tax on firearms & ammunition
SB0784
HB0935
Senator Elfreth
Comprehensive Community Safety Funding Act
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Budget and Taxation
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Imposing an excise tax on certain gross receipts of certain firearms dealers derived from the sales of firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition in the State; etc.
Gun Violence
Gun Industry Accountability
HB0947
SB0488
Delegate Phillips
Civil Actions - Public Nuisances - Firearm Industry Members (Gun Industry Accountability Act of 2024)
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Prohibiting firearm industry members from knowingly 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, and use of certain firearm-related products; authorizing certain civil actions for violations of the Act; etc.
Gun Violence
Gun Industry Accountability
SB0488
HB0947
Senator Waldstreicher
Civil Actions - Public Nuisances - Firearm Industry Members (Gun Industry Accountability Act of 2024)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Prohibiting firearm industry members from knowingly 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
Voluntary Do Not Sell List
HB0794
SB0752
Delegate Moon
Regulated Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Process
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judiciary
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health 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 regulated firearm by December 31, 2024; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated 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
Voluntary Do Not Sell List
SB0752
HB0794
Senator Hettleman
Regulated Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Process
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health 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 regulated firearm by December 31, 2024; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated 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.
Healthcare
Gender Affirming Treatment Rights
HB0691
SB0119
Delegate Moon
Legally Protected Health Care - Gender-Affirming Treatment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Health and Government Operations
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Altering the definition of 'legally protected health care' to include certain gender-affirming treatment, including medications and supplies, for the purposes of certain provisions of law that prohibit health occupations disciplinary actions and certain actions in criminal and civil proceedings and the use of certain resources in furtherance of certain investigations and proceedings related to legally protected health care.
Healthcare
Gender Affirming Treatment Rights
SB0119
HB0691
Senator Lam
Legally Protected Health Care - Gender-Affirming Treatment
Second Reading Passed
Senate Floor
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Altering the definition of 'legally protected health care' to include certain gender-affirming treatment, including medications and supplies, for the purposes of certain provisions of law that prohibit health occupations disciplinary actions and certain actions in criminal and civil proceedings and the use of certain resources in furtherance of certain investigations and proceedings related to legally protected health care.
Healthcare
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All
HB0340
SB0388
Delegate Cullison
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Authority for Upper Payment Limits and Funding (The Lowering Prescription Drug Costs For All Marylanders Now Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Health and Government Operations
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Governor in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $1,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Affordability Fund which provides funding for the Board; and requiring the Board, under certain circumstances, to establish a process for setting upper payment limits for all purchases and payor reimbursements of prescription drug products in the State that the Board determines have led or will lead to affordability challenges.
Healthcare
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All
SB0388
HB0340
Senator Gile
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Authority for Upper Payment Limits and Funding (Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All Marylanders Act of 2024)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Finance
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Governor in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $1,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Affordability Fund which provides funding for the Board; and requiring the Board, under certain circumstances, to establish a process for setting upper payment limits for all purchases and payor reimbursements of prescription drug products in the State that the Board determines have led or will lead to affordability challenges.
Immigration
Access to Care
HB0728
SB0705
Delegate Cullison
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act)
First Reading Finance
House Floor
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program to facilitate the enrollment of qualified residents in qualified plans; providing that the operation and administration of the Program may include functions delegated by the Exchange to a third party; and providing that the implementation of the Program is contingent on approval of a certain waiver application amendment.
Immigration
Access to Care
SB0705
HB0728
Senator Hayes
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Finance
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program to facilitate the enrollment of qualified residents in qualified plans; providing that the operation and administration of the Program may include functions delegated by the Maryland Exchange to a third party; and providing that the implementation of the Program is contingent on approval of a certain waiver application amendment.
Medical Aid in Dying
End–of–Life Option Act
HB0403
SB0443
Delegate Hill
End-of-Life Option Act (The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the Honorable Shane E. Pendergrass Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Health & Government Operations and Judiciary
Support
X
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; establishing requirements and prohibitions governing aid in dying, including requirements related to requests for aid in dying, consulting physicians, mental health assessments, the disposal of drugs prescribed for aid in dying, health care facility policies, and the effect of aid in dying on insurance policies; authorizing a pharmacist to dispense medication for aid in dying only to certain individuals under certain circumstances; etc.
Medical Aid in Dying
End–of–Life Option Act
SB0443
HB0403
Senator Waldstreicher
End-of-Life Option Act (The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the Honorable Shane E. Pendergrass Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Judicial Proceedings
Support
X
Contact your Senator on Committee
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; establishing requirements and prohibitions governing aid in dying, including requirements related to requests for aid in dying, consulting physicians, mental health assessments, the disposal of drugs prescribed for aid in dying, health care facility policies, and the effect of aid in dying on insurance policies; authorizing a pharmacist to dispense medication for aid in dying only to certain individuals under certain circumstances; etc.
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