Session Week Beginning January 27, 2020
While most of our priority bills have not yet been introduced, we can now report the following that have been filed and are mostly scheduled for hearings in the coming weeks:
Criminal Justice: Citation bills - SB 333/HB 261; voting rights - HB 568/SB 372
Immigration: Safe Spaces - HB 404; Civil Enforcement - HB 388
Climate Change: Black liquor - HB 98/SB 168; RPS sources - HB 438
Gun violence: Long guns - HB 4/SB 208
Please see the Issue Task Forces for further information on these bills and their plans for testimony.
We should also note that we are also tracking a number of bills that have been introduction that are related to but not selected as UULM-MD priorities:
Health care: State subsidies - HB 196/SB 124 (we are still awaiting the recommendations of the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission which may or may not support this measure)
Criminal Justice: Pregnant inmates (drug assessment and treatment) - SB 255; Police citation training - HB 479
Climate Change: Clean Energy Jobs (modifications to 2019 law) - SB 244: Governor's Bills (may oppose) on RPS - HB 363/SB 265 and Clean Cars - HB 359/SB 277
All of these bills are listed in the table Current Status of Priority Legislation, along with descriptions and their status.
As other prioity bills are filed, we will anaylze them and provide a discription and bill number(s). All bill hearings that have have been scheduled so far are posted in the calendar below and highlighed under The Latest. In addition, some of our coalition partners have scheduled their advocacy days in Annapolis, so feel free to join them if you wish. Please check the calendar below for dates and times.
Using the Teamup Calendar:
To see what is coming up during the week, select "Week" in the dropdown on the upper left (the default is "Month").
Clicking on a calendar event shows its details, including time and location (e.g. House Judiciary Committee). For more information or to participate in an event/hearing, please contact the Task Force Chair for the particular issue.
Each issue area is color-coded. The default for our site is to show all issues (and UULM-MD overall events). In the column on the left, click an issue to remove it from view. To see a single issue, remove all but the one you want to view.
This page is updated frequently, so keep checking back to stay on top of events.