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Upcoming Hearings - Week of January 20

With few or our priority bills filed, there are no bill hearings on any of our priority bills this week. However, there are bill hearings on related subjects and one important briefing on education.


Monday, January 20, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. - Joint Hearing Room, DLS Building

Overview of Final Recommendations of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education - briefing for the Senate Budget & Taxation and House Appropriations Committees


Tuesday, Januay 21, 2020

  • 1:00 p.m. - House Judiciary Committee

  • 2:00 p.m. - Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 49/SB 68 Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments - these companion bills would require any jurisdiction using a pretrial risk assessment tool to determin whether to release arrestees pending trial to have an independent validation study of the instrument conducted at least once every 3 years. Pretrial release issues are a priority for our coalition partner, Marylanders for Justice Reform.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. - House Judiciary Committee

HB 35 Public Safety - Firearm Telematics - Study - this bill defines "firearm telematics" as an electronic sensor or equipment installed on a firearm for purposes of tracking the location of the firearm if it becomes lost or stolen, and it would require the Department of State Police to study and make recommendations about firearm telematics.

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