Current Status of Priority Bills and Actions to Take
2022 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
Passed Chamber
Status
Current Location
Position
Action
Synopsis
Climate Change
Building Energy Performance Stds
HB0061
SB0081
Delegate Stewart
Charter Counties - Enforcement of Local Building Performance Laws (Building Energy Performance Standards Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Testimony submitted
Authorizing charter counties to provide for the enforcement of local building energy performance laws by imposing civil fines not exceeding $10 per square foot of gross floor area.
Climate Change
Building Energy Performance Stds
SB0081
HB0061
Senator Feldman
Charter Counties - Enforcement of Local Building Performance Laws (Building Energy Performance Standards Act of 2022)
Passed Senate
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Testimony submitted
Authorizing charter counties to provide for the enforcement of local building energy performance laws by imposing civil fines not exceeding $10 per square foot of gross floor area; and providing that a civil fine may be imposed under the Act only if construction on the building was completed at least 3 years and 1 day before the date the civil fine would be imposed.
Climate Change
Building standards
HB0806
Delegate Stein
Building Standards and Emissions Reductions – High Performance, State, and Local Government Buildings, State Operations, and Eligible Projects
Failed: no vote in committee
Appropriations
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Altering the definition of 'high performance building' to include certain schools and public safety buildings and require that the building meet certain building standards; requiring the Department of General Services to establish a maximum acceptable global warming potential for certain categories of eligible materials used in certain eligible projects; requiring a unit of State government to specify the eligible materials that will be used in an eligible project in the solicitation for an eligible project; etc.
Climate Change
Climate Solutions Now
SB0528
Senator Pinsky
Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
Governor
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction requirements for certain buildings, requiring electric companies to increase their annual incremental gross energy savings, establishing certain zero-emission vehicle requirements for the State fleet, and establishing an electric school bus pilot program; etc.
Climate Change
Commercial & residential buildings
HB0831
Delegate Stein
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Commercial and Residential Buildings
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish building emissions standards for certain commercial and residential buildings; establishing the Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force to study certain matters and develop a plan for funding the retrofit of certain buildings; and requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to update the Maryland Building Performance Standards.
Climate Change
Comprehensive Solutions
HB0708
Delegate Barve
Comprehensive Climate Solutions
Failed: no vote in committee
Economic Matters
Support
Signed onto testimony
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through the use of various measures, including the alteration of statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, the establishment of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, requiring gas companies and electric companies to provide certain programs and services, and requiring electric companies to increase their annual incremental gross energy savings through certain programs and services; etc.
Climate Change
Energy Distribution
HB0088
SB0525
Delegate Charkoudian
Electric Distribution System Planning and Required Labor Standards
Passed House
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Support
Testimony submitted
Establishing certain State policy goals with regard to the State's electric distribution system; requiring the Public Service Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration to provide assistance and support to electric companies for applying for and obtaining access to certain federal funds to meet the State's policy goals for the electric distribution system; requiring the Administration to identify certain funding sources; establishing labor standards for contractors and subcontractors participating in certain projects; etc.
Climate Change
Energy Distribution
SB0525
HB0088
Senator Feldman
Public Utilities - Energy Distribution Planning and Required Labor Standards
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Support
Testimony submitted
Establishing the Distribution System Planning Workgroup to study issues related to energy distribution planning and implementation; requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations on or before January 1, 2024, related to energy distribution planning and implementation; requiring the Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration to coordinate efforts with utilities to apply for certain federal funds; and establishing labor standards for contractors and subcontractors participating in certain projects.
Climate Change
Environmental Justice
HB0171
SB0135
Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo
Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Economic Matters
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a plan for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by December 31, 2022; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop a plan to meet the reduction targets set out in the Act; establishing a greenhouse gas pollution fee on certain fuels; etc.
Climate Change
Environmental Justice
SB0135
HB0171
Senator Kramer
Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a plan for the reduction of statewide greenhouse gas emissions by December 31, 2022; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop a plan to meet the reduction targets set out in the Act; and establishing a greenhouse gas pollution fee on certain fuels.
Climate Change
Environmental Rights Amendment
HB0596
SB0783
Delegate Fisher, W.
Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resources, including the air, land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems of the State, and to conserve, protect, and enhance the State's natural resources for the benefit of every person, including present and future generations.
Climate Change
Environmental Rights Amendment
SB0783
HB0596
Senator Smith
Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resources, including the air, land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems of the State, and to conserve, protect, and enhance the State's natural resources for the benefit of every person, including present and future generations.
Climate Change
Equity in Transportation
HB0141
SB0023
Delegate Ruth
Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Signed onto testimony
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, in collaboration with the Maryland Transportation Administration, to conduct a transit equity analyses and consult with certain communities before announcing any reduction or cancellation of a capital expansion project in the construction program of the Consolidated Transportation Program; etc.
Climate Change
Equity in Transportation
SB0023
HB0141
Senator Carter
Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses
Passed Senate
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules and Executive Nominations
Support
Signed onto testimony
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, benchmarks, and indicators; requiring the Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Maryland Transportation Administration, to conduct certain analyses and consult with certain communities before announcing any reduction or cancellation of a certain project in the construction program of the Consolidated Transportation Program; etc.
Climate Change
Low Income Housing Energy Efficiency
HB0108
SB0524
Delegate Charkoudian
Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% starting in 2023; requiring the Department to develop a plan to coordinate and leverage funding sources to support certain energy efficiency and other home upgrades and a plan to provide energy efficiency retrofits to all low-income households by 2030; etc.
Climate Change
Low Income Housing Energy Efficiency
SB0524
HB0108
Senator Feldman
Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% starting in 2023; requiring the Department to develop a plan to coordinate and leverage funding sources to support certain energy efficiency and other home upgrades and a plan to provide energy efficiency retrofits to all low-income households by 2030; etc.
Climate Change
Producer & packaging
HB0307
SB0292
Delegate Lierman
Environment - Packaging Materials - Producer Responsibility
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the Department of Environment to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment every 10 years; requiring, by April 1, 2024, 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 October 1, 2024, 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 & packaging
SB0292
HB0307
Senator Augustine
Environment - Packaging Materials - Producer Responsibility
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the Department of the Environment to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment every 10 years; requiring, by April 1, 2024, 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 October 1, 2024, 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
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
HB0011
Delegate Stewart
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Tier 1 Renewable Source – Alterations (Reclaim Renewable Energy Act of 2022)
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Support
Signed onto testimony
Altering the definition of 'Tier 1 renewable source' for purposes of excluding energy derived from qualifying biomass, methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials, certain fuel cells, poultry litter-to-energy, waste-to-energy, refuse-derived fuel, and thermal energy from a thermal biomass system from being eligible for inclusion in the renewable energy portfolio standard.
Climate Change
Resiliency Hubs
HB0031
SB0256
Delegate Charkoudian
Maryland Energy Administration – Resiliency Hub Grant Program and Fund
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining 'resiliency hub' as a location where solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage are designed to provide electricity during extended grid outages; requiring the Administration to establish certain procedures and criteria for the Program; requiring that certain fines and penalties be credited to a certain fund; etc.
Climate Change
Resiliency Hubs
SB0256
HB0031
Senator Beidle
Maryland Energy Administration – Resiliency Hub Grant Program and Fund
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining 'resiliency hub' as a location where solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage are designed to provide electricity during extended grid outages; requiring the Administration to establish certain procedures and criteria for the Program; requiring that certain fines and penalties be credited to a certain fund; etc.
Climate Change
State Vehicle Fleet
HB0094
Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo
State Vehicle Fleet - Conversion to Zero-Emission Passenger Cars and Other Light-Duty Vehicles
Passed House
Failed: no vote in committee
Budget and Taxation
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Requiring the State to ensure that a certain minimum percent of passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet in certain fiscal years are zero-emission vehicles, subject to the availability of funding; requiring the Department of General Services to ensure the development of charging infrastructure to support the operation of the zero-emission vehicles in the State vehicle fleet; and requiring a certain annual report to the General Assembly regarding the conversion to zero-emission vehicles.
Climate Change
Zero-emission buses
HB0010
SB0061
Delegate Korman
Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Zero-Emission Buses (Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act Revisions)
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide certain safety and workforce development training for its operations training workforce and its maintenance workforce; requiring the Administration's annual report on the implementation of the conversion of the State's transit bus fleet to zero-emission buses to include a plan that ensures certain employee protections and a certification that the Administration is adhering to the plan.
Climate Change
Zero-emission buses
SB0061
HB0010
Senator Zucker
Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Zero-Emission Buses (Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act Revisions)
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide certain safety and workforce development training for its operations training workforce and its maintenance workforce; requiring the Administration's annual report on the implementation of the conversion of the State's transit bus fleet to zero-emission buses to include a plan that ensures certain employee protections and a certification that the Administration is adhering to the plan; etc.
Climate Change
Zero-emission trucks
HB0829
SB0687
Delegate Love
Department of the Environment – Zero–Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles – Regulations (Zero–Emission Truck Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Environment and Transportation
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt regulations on or before December 1, 2022, establishing requirements for the sale of new zero-emission medium and heavy duty vehicles in the State.
Climate Change
Zero-emission trucks
SB0687
HB0829
Senator Young
Department of the Environment – Zero–Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles – Regulations (Zero–Emission Truck Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt regulations on or before December 1, 2022, establishing requirements for the sale of new zero-emission medium and heavy duty vehicles in the State.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
HB0604
SB0512
Delegate Davis
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct investigations, reviews, and assessments of administrative acts taken by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or in relation to individuals confined by the Department; requiring the Ombudsman to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings when appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Criminal Justice
Correctional Ombudsman
SB0512
HB0604
Senator Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General – Correctional Ombudsman
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct investigations, reviews, and assessments of administrative acts taken by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or in relation to individuals confined by the Department; requiring the Ombudsman to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings when appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
HB0294
SB0165
Delegate Crutchfield
Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child alleged to have committed certain acts.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
SB0165
HB0294
Senator Carter
Juvenile Court – Jurisdiction
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child alleged to have committed certain acts.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Interrogations
HB0269
SB0053
Delegate Bartlett
Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act
Passed House
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody, interrogates a child, or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide reasonable notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason for the custody action, and instructions on how to make in-person contact; prohibiting the interrogation of a child by a law enforcement officer until the child has consulted with a certain attorney and notice has been provided to certain individuals; etc.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Interrogations
SB0053
HB0269
Senator Carter
Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act
Passed Senate & House
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 50
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide actual notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason for the custody action or charge, and instructions on how to make in-person contact; prohibiting the interrogation of a child by a law enforcement officer until the child has consulted with a certain attorney and a notice has been provided to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; etc.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice Reform
HB0459
Delegate Clippinger
Juvenile Justice Reform
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Altering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile court in making a disposition on a certain petition; specifying the authority of the juvenile court to place a child on probation under certain circumstances; establishing the Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform and Emerging and Best Practices; etc.
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice Reform
SB0691
Senator Carter
Juvenile Justice Reform
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 41
Governor
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Altering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile court in making a disposition on a certain petition; specifying the authority of the juvenile court to place a child on probation under certain circumstances; requiring a certain report from the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; etc.
Criminal Justice
Rehab & Ed in Prisons
HB0025
Delegate Amprey
Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to set certain goals for the number of inmates in rehabilitation programs and establish certain tracking systems; requiring the State Department of Education and the Department of Human Services to assist the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in establishing certain tracking systems; and requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to assist inmates in accessing federal Pell Grants.
Criminal Justice
Step-down programs
HB0067
SB0977
Delegate Lewis, J.
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Prohibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a correctional facility to the community.
Criminal Justice
Step-down programs
SB0977
HB0067
Senator Lee
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Senate Floor
Support
Contact Senator on Rules Committee
Prohibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a correctional facility to the community.
Economic Justice
Time to Care
HB0008
SB0275
Delegate Valderrama
Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Economic Matters
Support
Testimony submitted
Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide certain benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2023, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to contribute to the Fund in a certain manner; etc.
Economic Justice
Time to Care
SB0275
HB0008
Senator Hayes
Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)
Passed Senate & House
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 48
Support
Testimony submitted
Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning October 1, 2023, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to contribute to the Fund; requiring the Secretary to establish the total rate of contribution and the percentages of the total rate of contribution to be paid by certain employees and employers; etc.
Gun Violence
Safe Storage
HB0659
SB0676
Delegate Stein
Firearm Safety - Storage Requirements and Youth Suicide Prevention (Jaelynn's Law)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Testimony submitted
Altering a certain provision relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in a location that can be accessed by an unsupervised minor; 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
Safe Storage
SB0676
HB0659
Senator Smith
Firearm Safety – Storage Requirements and Youth Suicide Prevention (Jaelynn’s Law)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Testimony submitted
Altering a certain provision relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in a location that can be accessed by an unsupervised minor; 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
Untraceable Firearms
HB0425
SB0387
Speaker
Public Safety - Untraceable Firearms
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 18
Governor
Support
Testimony submitted
Altering a certain definition of 'firearm' to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from purchasing, receiving, selling, offering to sell, or transferring an unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from selling, offering to sell, or transferring a certain firearm; prohibiting a person from possessing a firearm on or after March 1, 2023, unless it is required by federal law to be, and has been, imprinted with a certain number in a certain manner; etc.
Gun Violence
Untraceable Firearms
SB0387
HB0425
President
Public Safety - Untraceable Firearms
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 19
Governor
Support
Testimony submitted
Altering a certain definition of 'firearm' to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from purchasing, receiving, selling, offering to sell, or transferring an unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from selling, offering to sell, or transferring a certain firearm; prohibiting a person from possessing a firearm on or after March 1, 2023, unless it is required by federal law to be, and has been, imprinted with a certain number in a certain manner; etc.
Health Care
Abortion Access
HB0937
SB0890
Delegate Kelly
Abortion Care Access Act
Passed Senate & House
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 56
Support
Contact Delegates
Establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program in the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that there are a sufficient number of health professionals to provide abortion care; establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program Fund; establishing certain requirements regarding abortion services, including provision and coverage requirements, for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $3,500,000 to the Program; etc.
Health Care
Abortion Access
SB0890
HB0937
Senator Kelley
Abortion Care Access Act
Passed Senate
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program in the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that there are a sufficient number of health professionals to provide abortion care; establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program Fund; establishing certain requirements regarding abortion services, including provision and coverage requirements, for certain entities and persons; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $3,500,000 to the Program; etc.
Health Care
Coverage for Abortion Services
HB0952
Delegate Kelly
Access to Abortion Care and Health Insurance Act
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Support
Combined with HB 937
Establishing certain requirements regarding abortion care services, including provision and coverage requirements on the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to adopt regulations to provide a certain subsidy to cover the cost of insurance premiums for certain young adults; etc.
Health Care
Right to reproductive liberty
HB1171
Delegate Jones, A.
Declaration of Rights - Right to Reproductive Liberty
Passed House
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Support
Contact Delegates
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person, as a central component of the individual's rights to liberty and equality, has the fundamental right to reproductive liberty; prohibiting the State from directly or indirectly denying, burdening, or abridging the right unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State at the next general election to be held in November 2022.
Health Care
Small & Nonprofit subsidies
HB0709
SB0632
Delegate Lewis, R.
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program - Workgroup
Passed House
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to convene a workgroup to study the establishment of a Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program to provide subsidies to small businesses and nonprofit employers for the purchase of health benefit plans; requiring the Exchange to report the workgroup's recommendations by October 1, 2022; and stating the intent of the General Assembly that the Governor include an appropriation in the annual budget bill, beginning in fiscal year 2024, to establish the Program.
Health Care
Small & Nonprofit subsidies
SB0632
HB0709
Senator Hester
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program - Workgroup
Passed Senate & House
Returned Passed
Governor
Support
Testimony submitted
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to convene a workgroup to study and make recommendations relating to the establishment of a Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program to provide subsidies to small businesses and nonprofit employers and their employees for the purchase of health benefit plans; and requiring the workgroup to submit its report to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly by October 1, 2022.
Immigration
Access to Counsel
HB0114
SB0129
Delegate Williams
Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Contact Delegate on Committee
Establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program administered by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide access to legal representation for certain covered individuals detained in the United States in certain covered judicial or administrative immigration proceedings where an individual is subject to removal from the United States; and establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Special Fund to provide funding to implement access to legal representation in immigration proceedings.
Immigration
Access to Counsel
SB0129
HB0114
Senator Hettleman
Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Contact Senator on Committee
Establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program administered by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide access to legal representation for certain covered individuals detained in the United States in certain covered judicial or administrative immigration proceedings where an individual is subject to removal from the United States; and establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Special Fund to provide funding to implement access to legal representation in immigration proceedings.
Immigration
Access to health care
HB1035
SB0728
Delegate Pena-Melnyk
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident State Subsidy Program (Access to Care Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Support
Contact 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 State Subsidy Program; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Program to provide State premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions to qualified residents; and providing that the implementation of the Program is contingent on approval of a certain waiver application.
Immigration
Access to health care
SB0728
HB1035
Senator Lam
Health Insurance – Qualified Resident State Subsidy Program (Access to Care Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Finance
Support
Contact 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 State Subsidy Program; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Program to provide State premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions to qualified residents; and providing that the implementation of the Program is contingent on approval of a certain waiver application.
Immigration
Probation not Deportation
HB0559
SB0265
Delegate Fisher, W.
Probation Before Judgment - Probation Agreements - Probation Not Deportation
Passed House
Failed: final floor vote postponed; session adjourned
Senate Floor
Support
Contact 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
SB0265
HB0559
Senator Lee
Probation Before Judgment – Probation Agreements – Probation Not Deportation
Failed: final floor vote postponed; session adjourned
Senate Floor
Support
Contact 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 before the defendant enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt under certain circumstances; etc.
Immigration
Pre-natal & Postpartum care
HB1080
SB0778
Delegate Pena-Melnyk
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act)
Passed Senate & House
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 28
Governor
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Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide comprehensive medical care and other health care services to noncitizen pregnant women who would qualify for the Program but for their immigration status and their children up to the age of 1 year.
Immigration
Pre-natal & Postpartum care
SB0778
HB1080
Senator Lam
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act)
Passed Senate
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules and Executive Nominations
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Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide comprehensive medical care and other health care services to noncitizen pregnant women who would qualify for the Program but for their immigration status and their children up to the age of 1 year.