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  • Writer's pictureAshley Egan

Sine Die!

The Following Bills Have Passed Both Houses and are now on their way to The Governor! 

Immigration – 1 measure – Passed

✅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 – 1 measure – Passed

✅ 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 – 4 measures – 3 passed

✅ Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings – HB 416 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion bill SB 432  passed the Senate but did not get voted out of the Rules Committee, but was not needed for the bill 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, so ran out of time before it could become law. 

Criminal Justice – 6 measures – 3 passed

✅ 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 was not advanced by the House Judiciary Committee. 

✅ Office of the Correctional Ombudsman –  SB 134 passed and is going to the Governor. Companion HB 297  passed the House but was not advanced by the Senate.

Climate Change – 5 measures – 4 passed

✅ 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.


Next Steps:


Now that these bills have passed, Governor Wes Moore has until the end of May to act on them. He can veto the bill, let the bill become law without his signature, or Sign it. As we learn more about signing ceremonies, we will try and let you know when they are!  We will also set up actions for you to thank the lawmakers who sponsored and voted for these bills.  

Thank you for your support! 

All of us at UULM-MD! 



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