LGBTQ+ Issues and the 2022 Session

The LGBTQ+ Task Force is inactive, but we are tracking legislation involving civil rights: 

Subject
Bill Number
XFile Bill Number
Sponsor
Title
Status
Current Location
Position
Synopsis
Harrassment-Employment
HB1393
SB0450
Delegate Queen
Harassment and Sexual Harassment - Definitions - Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules and Executive Nominations
Altering the definition of 'harassment' for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include sexual harassment and certain unwelcome and offensive conduct; and altering the definition of 'sexual harassment' for purposes of certain provisions relating to State government sexual harassment prevention training.
Harrassment-Employment
SB0450
HB1393
Senator Smith
Harassment and Sexual Harassment - Definitions - Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Returned Passed
Governor
Altering the definition of 'harassment' for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include sexual harassment and certain unwelcome and offensive conduct; and altering the definition of 'sexual harassment' for purposes of certain provisions relating to State government sexual harassment prevention training.
Hate Crime-False Report
HB0645
SB0151
Delegate Jackson
Hate Crimes - False Statement to a Law Enforcement Officer
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
Clarifying that the making or causing to be made a false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false, in whole or in part, to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State, or of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Police about a person or group with the intent to deceive and to cause investigation or other action may form the basis for a certain hate crime.
Hate Crime-False Report
SB0151
HB0645
Senator Carter
Hate Crimes - False Statement to a Law Enforcement Officer
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167
Clarifying that the making of a certain false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false as a whole or in material part to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State, or of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Police may form the basis for a certain hate crime.
Implicit Bias Awareness Training
HB0455
Delegate Wells
State Personnel - Implicit Bias Awareness Training - Required
Failed: no vote in committee
Appropriations
Requiring each State employee to complete a certain amount of implicit bias awareness training at certain times; requiring that the training include certain information; requiring each unit to designate a representative to coordinate with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to implement the training; authorizing a unit to incorporate the training into existing employment training; requiring the Commission to train certain representatives in the prevention of implicit bias; etc.
Perverted Practice Repeal
HB0209
SB0022
Delegate Moon
Criminal Law – Unnatural or Perverted Sexual Practice – Repeal
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Repealing the crime of unnatural or perverted sexual practice.
Perverted Practice Repeal
SB0022
HB0209
Senator Lam
Criminal Law - Unnatural or Perverted Sexual Practice - Repeal
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Repealing the crime of unnatural or perverted sexual practice.
Reparations Commission
HB0594
Delegate Fisher, W.
State Government - Maryland Reparations Commission - Establishment (Harriet Tubman Community Investment Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Establishing the Maryland Reparations Commission to develop and administer a program to provide compensatory benefits to the descendants of individuals enslaved in the State; providing that any individual whose ancestors were enslaved in the State is eligible to receive certain benefits; authorizing the Commission to seek the assistance of State agencies to develop and evaluate processes and applications; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill such sums as necessary to carry out the Act; etc.
School Sports-Sex at Birth
HB0757
Delegate Szeliga
Education – Interscholastic and Intramural Teams and Sports – Designation Based on Biological Sex (Save Women’s Sports Act)
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Oppose
Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural 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 or county board of education for maintaining separate interscholastic and intramural 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.
Trans Health Equity
HB0746
SB0682
Delegate Kaiser
Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Gender–Affirming Treatment (Trans Health Equity Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Support
Requiring, beginning on January 1, 2023, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide gender-affirming treatment; and prohibiting the Program from issuing an adverse benefit determination related to gender-affirming treatment unless a health care provider with experience prescribing or delivering gender-affirming treatment has reviewed and confirmed the appropriateness of the determination.
Trans Health Equity
SB0682
HB0746
Senator Washington
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Gender-Affirming Treatment (Trans Health Equity Act of 2022)
Failed: no vote in committee
Health and Government Operations
Support
Requiring, beginning on January 1, 2023, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide gender-affirming treatment in a nondiscriminatory manner; requiring that the gender-affirming treatment be assessed according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current clinical standards; prohibiting the issuance of an adverse benefit determination related to gender-affirming treatment unless a certain experienced health care provider has reviewed and confirmed the appropriateness of the determination; etc.
Trans, Nonbinary, Intersex Inmates
HB0453
SB0550
Delegate Lopez
Correctional Facilities - Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Inmates (Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judiciary
Support
Prohibiting an employee of a correctional facility from discriminating against inmates on the basis of certain protected classes; requiring the managing official of a correctional facility to develop a written nondiscrimination policy regarding inmates; and establishing certain requirements for correctional facilities relating to the gender identity of inmates and inmates who are transgender, nonbinary, or intersex.
Trans, Nonbinary, Intersex Inmates
SB0550
HB0453
Senator Carter
Correctional Facilities - Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Inmates (Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act)
Failed: no vote in committee
Judicial Proceedings
Support
Prohibiting an employee of a correctional facility from discriminating against inmates on the basis of certain protected classes; requiring the managing official of a correctional facility to develop a written nondiscrimination policy regarding inmates; and establishing certain requirements for correctional facilities relating to the gender identity of inmates and inmates who are transgender, nonbinary, or intersex.
Use of data
HB0244
SB0313
Delegate Moon
Civil Actions - Damages - Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Data
Returned Passed
Governor
Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
Use of data
SB0313
HB0244
Senator Watson
Civil Actions - Damages - Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Data
Failed: not referred to standing committee
Rules and Executive Nominations
Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.