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  • Writer's pictureStephen Buckingham

Final Results of the 2024 Session

At midnight on Monday, April 8, the General Assembly adjourned “sine die” (with no appointed date to reconvene – this year).  By that time, UULM-MD had seen 16 of its priority bills pass, covering 12 priority measures over 5 issue areas.  


Below its the list of all bills for the priority measures that passed:  

Immigration  

  • ✅Access to Care Act – SB 705  and  HB 728 both passed and are on their way to the Governor for signature. 

Healthcare and Trans Rights 

  • ✅ Legally Protected Health Care - Gender-Affirming Treatment – SB 119 passed and will go to the Governor. Companion HB 691 did not move from its original committee, but was not needed for the measure to become law.  

Gun Violence Prevention  

  • ✅ Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings – HB 416 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion bill SB 432  passed the Senate but did note get assigned to a standing committee in the House Rules Committee (but was not needed for the measure to become law). 

  • ✅ Center for Firearm Violence Prevention – SB 475 and HB 583 both passed and are going to the Governor. 

  • ✅ Gun Industry Accountability Act – HB 947 passed and is going to the Governor.  Companion SB 488 passed the Senate and was amended in the House but did not get a final vote in the House,  

Criminal Justice 

  • ✅ Resources and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act – Both SB 620 and  HB 92 passed and are going to the Governor for signature. 

  • ✅ Juvenile Law – Reform – HB 814 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion SB 744 passed the Senate (43-2) but did not get a vote in the House committee.  

  • ✅ Office of the Correctional Ombudsman –  SB 134 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion HB 297  passed the House but was not voted upon in the Senate Committee. 

Climate Change  

  • ✅ Working for Accessible Renewable Maryland Thermal Heat (WARMTH) Act - HB 397 and SB 570  both passed and are going to the Governor. 

  • ✅ Clean Water Justice Act – HB 1101 and  SB 653  both passed and are going to the Governor. 

  • ✅ Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans [EmPOWER Reform] - HB 864 passed and is going to the Governor. 

  • ✅ Renewable Energy - Net Energy Metering Aggregation, Certified SRECs and Compliance Fees, Labor Requirements, and Taxes on Solar Energy Generating Systems (Brighter Tomorrow Act) - SB 783 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion HB 1435 never came out of committee. 


We are grateful for the hundreds of UUs who responded to our alerts and contacted their lawmakers to get these important measures passed. 



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