2021 Testimony

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The Maryland Catholic Conference has submitted testimony on the following bills to date. Click on the bill number to see the testimony and get a link to the bill on the Maryland General Assembly website. See Senate testimony here.

House Bill Testimony

HB 09 - FAMILY LAW - MANDATORY REPORTER TRAINING

HB 10 - INCOME TAX - SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION - LIVING ORGAN DONORS

HB 15 - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS

HB 18 - LANDLORD AND TENANT - EVICTION ACTION - RIGHT TO COUNSEL

HB 48 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS – ENTRY ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY

HB 51 - ZONING - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONSIDERATIONS

HB 52 - REAL PROPERTY – ALTERATIONS IN ACTIONS FOR REPOSSESSION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM

HB 58 - WORKGROUP ON MINORITY HOMEOWNERSHIP, NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION, AND HOUSEHOLD WEALTH EQUITY

HB 61 - ENVIRONMENT - STATEWIDE GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - ESTABLISHMENT

HB 71 - JUVENILE SERVICES EDUCATION SYSTEM - ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, AND DUTIES

HB 74 - INCOME TAX - CREDIT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES - PASSIVE HOUSES

HB 88 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE / MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM - POLICE OFFICERS

HB 89 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES - DIMINUTION CREDITS - EDUCATION

HB 97 - DEPT. OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – OFFICE OF DIGITAL INCLUSION – ESTABLISHED (DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY ACT OF 2021)

HB 98 - MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION OUTREACH & COLLEGE ACCESS PILOT PROGRAM - ALTERATIONS (MD COLLEGE ACCESS ACT)

HB 101 - HUMAN SERVICES – SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – HEAT AND EAT PROGRAM

HB 102 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – INMATES – LABOR, JOB TRAINING, & EDUCATIONAL COURSES

HB 138 - EDUCATION – SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAM – HUMAN AND SEX TRAFFICKING

HB 139 - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - USE OF FORCE

HB 143 - MARYLAND CHILD TAX CREDIT

HB 169 - JUVENILE LAW – INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT

HB 176 - EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT – INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT QUALIFYING CHILDREN – CALCULATION AND REFUNDABILITY

HB 189 - MOBILE LAUNDRY FOR THE HOMELESS PILOT PROGRAM

HB 205 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS - PROVISION OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS - REQUIREMENT

HB 209 - PUBLIC HEALTH - MARYLAND SUICIDE FATALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE

HB 235 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – PREGNANT INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS – SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT

HB 242 - FAMILY LAW - EMANCIPATION OF A MINOR AND AUTHORIZATION TO MARRY

HB 258 - STATE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM - REPORTING 

HB 282 - CENTENARIANS TAX CREDIT

HB 321 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS - CHANGING FACILITIES - REQUIREMENTS

HB 332 - RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARD - ELIGIBLE SOURCES

HB 338 - BUSINESS REGULATION - INNKEEPERS - RECORDS & HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TRAINING

HB 347 - CRIMINAL LAW - EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULT OR ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL - UNDUE INFLUENCE

HB 359 - MARYLAND LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM – STUDENT DATA – PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS

HB 368 - TASK FORCE ON ORAL HEALTH IN MARYLAND

HB 373 - EDUCATION – CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION – HIRING EMERGENT EMPLOYEES

HB 375 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE PROGRAM – ESTABLISHMENT (TIME TO CARE ACT OF 2021)

HB 401 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS – PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS – POLICIES AND REPORTS

HB 409 - JUVENILES CONVICTED AS ADULTS – SENTENCING – LIMITATIONS AND REDUCTION (JUVENILE RESTORATION ACT)

HB 421 - INCOME TAX DISTRIBUTION – TAX CLINICS FOR LOW–INCOME MARYLANDERS

HB 423 - ELECTION LAW – VOTING SYSTEMS – ACCESSIBILITY FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES

HB 426 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – GERIATRIC PAROLE

HB 439 - INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION – PREGNANT, EXPECTING, AND PARENTING STUDENTS – DATA COLLECTION AND REPORT

HB 466 - HIGHER EDUCATION - STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS - REQUIRED INFORMATION

HB 503 - ENVIRONMENT -OFFICE ON CLIMATE CHANGE –ESTABLISHMENT

HB 508 - COVID-19 CLAIIM - CIVIL IMMUNITY

HB 521 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS – ENTRY ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY (PREDATOR–FREE SCHOOLS ACT)

HB 588/SB 491 (FY 2022 Budget)

R00A03.04 - FUNDING FOR EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AID TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS - NONPUBLIC STUDENT TEXTBOOK PROGRAM

- R00A03.05 - FUNDING FOR EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS – BROADENING OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TODAY (BOOST)

D21A01.02 - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME PREVENTION, YOUTH AND VICTIM SERVICES LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANTS: PROTECTING AGAINST HATE CRIMES

HB 605 - VETERANS - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

HB 608 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - CHILD CARE PROVIDER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM (THE CHILD CARE PROVIDER SUPPORT ACT)

HB 636 - SCHOOL BUILDINGS - DRINKING WATER OUTLETS - ELEVATED LEVEL OF LEAD

HB 711 - INCOME TAX – SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION – DONATIONS TO DIAPER BANKS AND OTHER CHARITABLE ENTITIES

HB 729 - LANDLORD AND TENANT - EVICTION ACTIONS - FILING SURCHARGE AND PROHIBITED LEASE PROVISIONS

HB 744 - COURTS – COUNSEL APPEARANCE FEES – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

HB 757 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS - PROVISION OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS - REQUIREMENT

HB 786 - DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EASING ACCESS TO FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

HB 831 - MARYLAND FOOD SYSTEM RESILIENCY COUNCIL

HB 834 - PUBLIC HEALTH - FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING FOR ABORTIONS - PROHIBITION AND EXCEPTIONS

HB 851 - CORRECTIONS - RESTRICTIVE HOUSING - SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

HB 854 - MARYLAND LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM CENTER - INCLUSION OF OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT DATA

HB 872 - SHEILA E. HIXSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS – ESTABLISHMENT

HB 875 - ELECTRICITY – RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARD – QUALIFYING BIOMASS

HB 903 - TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE MARYLAND PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

HB 944 - GROWING FAMILY CHILD CARE OPPORTUNITIES PILOT PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

HB 947 - MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION – DISABLED REDUCED FARE PROGRAM FOR OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM PATIENTS – MODIFICATIONS

HB 1009 - MORTGAGE SERVICERS - REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS DURING AND AFTER A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (FORECLOSURE RELIEF ACT OF 2021)

HB 1187 - JUVENILE LAW - JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

HB 1207 - ENVIRONMENT - COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - REFORM

HB1261 - WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES – ELECTRONIC EXECUTION

HB 1312 - COVID-19 EVICTION AND HOUSING RELIEF ACT OF 2021

 

Senate Bill Testimony

Support (or Support with Amendment)

SB 18 - INCOME TAX – SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION - SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HOME INSTRUCTION & VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS

SB 26 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION - STATE HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS - LITTER COLLECTION AND MOWING

SB 48 - INCOME TAX - SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION - LIVING ORGAN DONORS

SB 61 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS - CHANGING FACILITIES – REQUIREMENTS

SB 65 - ELECTRICITY – RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARD – QUALIFYING BIOMASS

SB 66 - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – OFFICE OF DIGITAL INCLUSION – ESTABLISHED (DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY ACT OF 2021)

SB 74 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS/MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM - POLICE OFFICERS

SB 85 - CREATING GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS

SB 86 - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - CORRECTIONAL EDUC. COUNCIL - CHANGES TO MANDATORY EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

SB 88 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT – PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

SB 100 - TASK FORCE ON ORAL HEALTH IN MARYLAND

SB 109 - SEC. OF STATE - ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM - MERGER OF PROGRAMS AND EXPANDED PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY

SB 117 - WORKGROUP ON MINORITY HOMEOWNERSHIP, NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION, AND HOUSEHOLD WEALTH EQUITY

SB 121 - ZONING - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONSIDERATIONS

SB 145 - FAMILY LAW - PREVENTING OR INTERFERING WITH REPORT OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT - STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

SB 154 - LANDLORD AND TENANT - EVICTION ACTION - RIGHT TO COUNSEL

SB 155 - HIGHER EDUCATION - TUITION EXEMPTION FOR FOSTER CARE RECIPIENTS AND HOMELESS YOUTH - ALTERATIONS AND REPORTS

SB 164 - VETERANS - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

SB 166 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – POLICE OFFICERS – DUTY TO REPORT MISCONDUCT

SB 168 - PUBLIC HEALTH – MARYLAND SUICIDE FATALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE

SB 173 - FAMILY LAW - EMANCIPATION OF A MINOR AND AUTHORIZATION TO MARRY

SB 194 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – INMATES – LABOR, JOB TRAINING, AND EDUCATIONAL COURSES

SB 198 - INCOME TAX - CREDIT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES - PASSIVE HOUSES

SB 210 - COVID-19 CLAIM - CIVIL IMMUNITY

SB 211 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT - FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE PROGRAM - ESTABLISHMENT (TIME TO CARE ACT OF 2021)

SB 218 - MARYLAND CHILD TAX CREDIT and SB 218 - CROSSOVER

SB 232 - CIVIL CASES - SURCHARGES

SB 271 - ELECTION LAW – VOTING SYSTEMS – ACCESSIBILITY FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES

SB 287 - INCOME TAX - SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION FOR CENTENARIANS

SB 317 - OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS COORDINATOR

SB 365 - NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - FOOD DESERT PROJECTS - BUSINESS RETENTION

SB 397 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES - DIMINUTION CREDITS – EDUCATION

SB 399 - MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION – DISABLED REDUCED FARE PROGRAM FOR OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM PATIENTS – MODIFICATIONS

SB 403 - PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - INCARCERATED AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS - ACADEMIC AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SB 405 - HIGHER EDUCATION - STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS - REQUIRED INFORMATION

SB 413 - MARYLAND LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION FUNDING – ABANDONED PROPERTY

SB 427 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS - PROVISION OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS - REQUIREMENT

SB 437 - MARYLAND LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM – STUDENT DATA – PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS

SB 438 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS – PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS – POLICIES AND REPORTS

SB 454 - REAL PROPERTY – ALTERATIONS IN ACTIONS FOR REPOSSESSION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM

SB 470 - INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION – PREGNANT, EXPECTING, AND PARENTING STUDENTS – DATA COLLECTION AND REPORT

SB 478 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – IMMIGRATION DETENTION – PROHIBITION (DIGNITY NOT DETENTION ACT)

SB 480 - INCOME TAX DISTRIBUTION – TAX CLINICS FOR LOW–INCOME MARYLANDERS

SB 494 - JUVENILES CONVICTED AS ADULTS – SENTENCING – LIMITATIONS AND REDUCTION (JUVENILE RESTORATION ACT)

SB 496 - RECOVERY FOR THE ECONOMY, LIVELIHOODS, INDUSTRIES, ENTREPRENEURS, & FAMILIES (RELIEF) ACT

SB 497 - JUVENILE SERVICES EDUCATION SYSTEM - ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, AND DUTIES

SB 515 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS – ENTRY ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY

SB 518 - ENVIRONMENT – OFFICE ON CLIMATE CHANGE – ESTABLISHMENT

SB 530 - LANDLORD AND TENANT - EVICTION ACTIONS - FILING SURCHARGE AND PROHIBITED LEASE PROVISIONS

SB 531 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE – IMPOSITION

SB 543 - INSURANCE - HEALTH CARE SHARING MINISTRIES – EXEMPTION

SB 546 - SCHOOL BUILDINGS - DRINKING WATER OUTLETS - ELEVATED LEVEL OF LEAD

SB 550 - SHEILA E. HIXSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS – ESTABLISHMENT

SB 588 - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - CREDITABILITY OF WITNESSES AND MISCONDUCT DATABASE (MARYLAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2021)

SB 592 - STATE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM - REPORTING

SB 601 - PUBLIC SAFETY – REQUIRED DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

SB 624 - PUBLIC SAFETY - UNTRACEABLE AND UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS

SB 626 - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - USE OF FORCE

SB 674 - ENVIRONMENT - COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - REFORM

SB 777 - PUBLIC HEALTH - MARYLAND PRENATAL AND INFANT CARE GRANT PROGRAM FUND

SB 876 - BUSINESS REGULATION - INNKEEPERS - RECORDS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TRAINING

SB 890 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - CHILD CARE PROVIDER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM (THE CHILD CARE PROVIDER SUPPORT ACT)