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

You also can see testimony by date (most recent is at the top) 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 16 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES – IMMIGRATION DETENTION – PROHIBITION (DIGNITY NOT DETENTION ACT)

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 304 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT – PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

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 448 - STATE GOVERNMENT – LEGAL AND EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY – JUNETEENTH NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY

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 590/SB 492 

RA07.02(B) – NONPUBLIC SCHOOL SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS - FY 2022

RA07.02 (E) - SEN. JAMES E. “ED” DEGRANGE NONPUBLIC AGING SCHOOLS PROGRAM – FY 2022

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 638 - PUBLIC SAFETY - UNTRACEABLE AND UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS

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

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 846 - PUBLIC HEALTH – ABORTIONS – PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF DOWN SYNDROME (DOWN SYNDROME DIGNITY ACT)

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 891 - HIGHER EDUCATION – HUNGER-FREE CAMPUS GRANT PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

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

HB 917 - CORRECTIONS – RESTRICTIVE HOUSING – PROHIBITION

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 1012 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – REINSTATEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT – EMPLOYEES AT BALTIMORE–WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT (BWI–THURGOOD MARSHALL WORKERS’ RIGHT TO REINSTATEMENT ACT)

HB 1056 - NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS - ADEQUATE HEALTH SERVICES - ELIGIBILITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT

HB 1084 - CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES - IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL IMMUNITY

HB 1109 - HEALTH - ABORTION – ULTRASOUND AND WAITING PERIOD

HB 1112 - PUBLIC HEALTH - MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY - REVIEW AND PERINATAL HOSPICE SERVICES

HB 1113 - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION - EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

HB 1161 - INCOME TAX - SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION - SCHOOL SUPPLIES

HB 1167 - MARYLAND NONDISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE COVERAGE ACT

HB 1175 - PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR DISABLED VETERANS – ESTABLISHED

HB 1187 - JUVENILE LAW - JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

HB 1198 - PUBLIC HEALTH – ABORTION – DRUG–INDUCED ABORTIONS

HB 1204 - EQUITY IN TRANSPORTATION SECTOR – GUIDELINES AND ANALYSES (TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ANALYSES AND ASSURANCES ACT OF 2021)

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

HB 1233 - CORRECTIONAL SERVICES - INMATES - INTAKE AND RELEASE REQUIREMENTS (REENTRY SUCCESS ACT OF 2021)

HB 1245 - GUARANTEED ACCESS GRANT AND NEXT GENERATION SCHOLARS OF MARYLAND – ALTERATIONS

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

HB 1300 - 529 COLLEGE INVESTMENT PLANS - ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES

HB 1310 - CLEAN ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY - INVESTMENT IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES

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 142 - LEGAL HOLIDAY – MARYLAND EMANCIPATION DAY – ESTABLISHMENT

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 423 - PUBLIC HEALTH - FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING FOR ABORTIONS - PROHIBITION AND EXCEPTIONS

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 668 - GOOD JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ACT OF 2021

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

SB 711 - GROWING FAMILY CHILD CARE OPPORTUNITIES PILOT PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

SB 723 - MARYLAND FOOD SYSTEM RESILIENCY COUNCIL

SB 724 - MORTGAGE SERVICERS - REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS DURING AND AFTER A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (FORECLOSURE RELIEF ACT OF 2021)

SB 767 - HIGHER EDUCATION – HUNGER-FREE CAMPUS GRANT PROGRAM – ESTABLISHED

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

SB 820 - WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES – ELECTRONIC EXECUTION

SB 827 - NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS - ADEQUATE HEALTH SERVICES - ELIGIBILITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT

SB 853 - JUVENILE LAW - JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

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)

SB 891 - PUBLIC HEALTH - MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY - REVIEW AND PERINATAL HOSPICE SERVICES

SB 904 - SALES AND USE TAX – TAX–FREE PERIODS – UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS