2022 Testimony - Maryland Catholic Conference

2022 Testimony

2022 testimony-photo of MD Senate

 

Testimony submitted by the Maryland Catholic Conference will be posted on this page. Click on a 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

Support (or Support with Amendment), unless otherwise noted

HB 06 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Dental Coverage for Adults

HB 08 - Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)

HB 25 - Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act

HB 48 - Public Health – Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee

HB 50 - Public Health – Abortion, Artificial Insemination, and Sterilization – Requirement (Oppose)

HB 58 - Income Tax - Credit for Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Passive Houses

HB 76 - Community Solar Energy Generating Systems - Exemption From Energy and Property Taxes

HB 83 - Family Law - Emancipation of a Minor and Authorization to Marry

HB 89 - Child Care Stabilization Grant Program and Child Care

HB 100 - Sustainable Maryland Program Fund - Establishment

HB 103 - Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans – Established

HB 108 - Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing

HB 114 - Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program

HB 141 - Equity in Transportation Sector – Guidelines and Analyses

HB 142 - Health Insurance – Coverage of In Vitro Fertilization - Revisions (Oppose)

HB 146 - Education – Reportable Offenses and Student Discipline – Alterations (Statement of Information)

HB 147 - Maryland Farms and Families Fund, Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program, and Maryland Farm–to–School Meal Grant Pilot Program – Alterations and Establishment

HB 158 - Maryland New Start Act of 2022

HB 161 - Criminal Law – Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult or Elderly Individual – Undue Influence

HB 164 - Institutions of Higher Education – Pregnant Students - Policy

HB 165 - Education – Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness and Prevention Program – Human and Sex Trafficking

HB 186 - Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Centenarians

HB 217Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland

HB 227State Government – Legal and Employee Holiday – Juneteenth National Independence Day

HB 234 - Unemployment Insurance – Notice of Earned Income Tax Credits for Unemployment Insurance Claimants

HB 252 - Income Tax - Return Preparation Assistance Program for Low-Income Families

HB 253 - Unemployment Insurance – Federal Extended Benefits for Long–Term Unemployment

HB 269 - Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act

HB 270 - Business Regulation - Innkeepers - Records and Human Trafficking Awareness Training

HB 282 - Sales and Use Tax – Diapers – Exemption

HB 288 - Sales and Use Tax - Baby Products - Exemption

HB 293Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services – 9–8–8 Trust Fund

HB 294 - Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction

HB 300 - Nonpublic School Safety Grant Program - FY 2023 (Operating Budget), Nonpublic Textbooks and Technology ProgramBOOST Scholarship Program, and Nonpublic Schools Nursing Program

HB 301 - Sen. James E. “Ed” DeGrange Nonpublic Aging Schools Program

HB 337 - Criminal Procedure - Sentencing - Primary Caretaker

HB 345 - Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service

HB 360 - Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment

HB 415 - Operating Budget - Funding - Scholarships for Nonpublic School Students; Local Law Enforcement Grants: Protecting Against Hate Crimes at Houses of Worship

HB 425 - Public Safety - Untraceable Firearms

HB 454 - Correctional Services – Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act) 

HB 456 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - State Supplement

HB 459 - Juvenile Justice Reform

HB 466 - Income Tax-Personal Exemption-Disabled Individuals

HB 492 - Sales and Use Tax - Oral Hygiene Products - Exemption

HB 496 - Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment

HB 513 - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program – Established

HB 517 - Consumer Health Access Program for Mental Health and Addiction Care - Establishment

HB 533 - Occupations and Professions - Licenses, Certificates, and Registration - Immigrants

HB 583 - Public Health - Abortions - Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome (Down Syndrome Dignity Act)

HB 596 - Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

HB 600 - Correctional Services – Geriatric and Medical Parole

HB 626 - Pregnant Person's Freedom Act of 2022 (Oppose)

HB 648 - Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program - Funding

HB 653 - Conservation Finance Act

HB 674 - Landlord and Tenant – Stay of Eviction Proceeding for Rental Assistance Determination

HB 708 - Comprehensive Climate Solutions

HB 724 - Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Funding

HB 725 - Children - Therapeutic Child Care Program - Funding

HB 727 - Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service and State Parks - Alterations (Great Maryland Outdoors Act)

HB 731 - Department of Aging - Dementia Care Coordinator and Dementia Care Navigation Programs

HB 735 - Public Health - Abortion

HB 737 - Alternative Education Options - Right to Learn and Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Programs (Right to Learn Act of 2022)

HB 754 - Minors Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Transfer to Juvenile Court

HB 775 - Maryland Pediatric Cancer Fund - Establishment and Income Tax Checkoff

HB 814 - Environment – Statewide Green Business Certification Program

HB 833 - Criminal Law - Victims of Child Sex Trafficking - Safe Harbor and Service Response

HB 850 - Schools, Prekindergarten Programs, and County Boards of Education - Discrimination (Oppose)

HB 857 - Education - Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program - School Lunch

HB 877 - Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confinement

HB 880 - Environment - Impact of Actions on Climate, Labor, and Environmental Justice

HB 919 - Income Tax – Child Tax Credit – Alterations and Sunset Extension

HB 920 - Correctional Services - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment

HB 933 - Child Care Scholarship Program - Alterations (Maryland Child Care Working Families Act)

HB 935 - Health and Health Insurance - Behavioral Health Services - Expansion (Behavioral Health System Modernization Act)

HB 937 - Abortion Care Access Act (Oppose)

HB 952 - Access to Abortion Care and Health Insurance Act (Oppose)

HB 978 - Income Tax – Tax Credit for Caregivers

HB 988 - Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for Classroom Supplies Purchased by Teachers - Alteration

HB 992 - Income Tax - Earned Income Tax Credit - Alteration and Sunset Repeal

HB 995 - Early Childhood Development – Child Care Scholarship Program – Alterations

HB 997 - Criminal Procedure - Restorative Justice Program

HB 1031 - Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

HB 1033 - Environment and Energy - Investment in Overburdened Communities

HB 1035 - Health Insurance - Qualified Resident State Subsidy Program (Access to Care Act)

HB 1041 - Department of Human Services - Family Investment Program - Contract and Program Review

HB 1077 - Department of Housing and Community Development - Racial Equity Impact Assessment

HB 1080 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Children & Pregnant Women (Health Babies Equity Act) (Support with Amendment)

HB 1100 - Child Care Providers and Employees - Bonuses

HB 1101 - Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education – Funding

HB 1120 - Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

HB 1139 - Public Funds - Prohibition on Expenditures for Abortion (Abortion Subsidy Prohibition Act)

HB 1156 - Primary and Secondary Education - Education Savings Account Program - Established

HB 1161 - Health - Abortion - Ultrasound and Waiting Period

HB 1167 - Public Health - Abortions - Coercion (Coercive Abuse Against Mothers Prevention Act)

HB 1171 - Declaration of Rights - Right to Reproductive Liberty (Oppose)

HB 1214 - Maryland Child Protection Act of 2022

HB 1230 - Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act of 2022

HB 1250 - Maryland Solar Investment Tax Credit and Task Force to Study Solar Energy Incentives

HB 1258 - Primary and Secondary Education – Educational Options – Established

HB 1263 - Environment – Office on Climate Change – Establishment

HB 1299 - Corrections - Housing - Serious Mental Illness

HB 1301 - Nonpublic Educational Programs - Children With Disabilities - Costs of Teacher Salaries

HB 1317 - Health - Informed Consent (Woman's Right to Know Act)

HB 1321 - Health - Abortion - Reporting Requirement

HB 1360 - Public Health - Abortion-Inducing Drugs

HB 1364 - Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act

HB 1369 - Public Health - Abortions - Standards and Reporting

SENATE BILL TESTIMONY

Support (or Support with Amendment), unless otherwise noted

SB 14 - Sustainable Maryland Program Fund - Establishment

SB 21 - Criminal Procedure – Sentencing – Primary Caretaker 

SB 23 - Equity in Transportation Sector – Guidelines and Analyses

SB 29 - Family Law - Emancipation of a Minor and Authorization to Marry

SB 45 - Income Tax - Credit for Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Passive Houses

SB 53 - Juvenile Law - Juvenile Interrogation Protection Act

SB 85 - Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Established

SB 91 - Business Regulation - Innkeepers -Maintenance of Guest Records and Employee Human Trafficking Awareness Training and Policy

SB 94 - Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee

SB 106 - Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service

SB 121 - Maryland Farms and Families Fund, Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program, and Maryland Farm–to–School Meal Grant Pilot Program – Alterations and Establishment

SB 129 - Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program

SB 150 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Dental Coverage for Adults

SB 165 - Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction

SB 235 - Income Tax - Personal Exemption - Disabled Individuals

SB 237 - Education - Curriculum - Unit of Instruction on September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks (Statement of Information)

SB 241 - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund

SB 251 - Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Centenarians 

SB 264 - Community Solar Energy Generating Systems - Exemption

SB 275 - Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)

SB 290 - Nonpublic School Safety Grant Program - FY 2023 (Operating Budget); Protecting Against Hate Crimes - Places of Worship

SB 291 - Sen. James E. “Ed” DeGrange Nonpublic Aging Schools Program

SB 308Environment – Statewide Green Business Certification Program

SB 316 - Sales and Use Tax – Diapers – Exemption

SB 348 - Conservation Finance Act

SB 369 - Income Tax – Return Preparation Assistance Program for Low–Income Families

SB 384 - Landlord and Tenant - Stay of Eviction Proceeding for Rental Assistance Determination

SB 387 - Public Safety - Untraceable Firearms

SB 401 - Operating Budget - Funding - Scholarships for Nonpublic School Students

SB 408 - Income Tax Credit – Parent of Stillborn Child

SB 435 - Family Law – Preventing or Interfering With Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect – Statute of Limitations

SB 460 - Consumer Health Access Program for Mental Health and Addiction Care - Establishment

SB 480 -  Child Care Stabilization Grant Program and Child Care Expansion Grant Program – Established

SB 506 - Children - Therapeutic Child Care Program - Funding

SB 523 - Occupations and Professions - Licenses, Certificates, and Registration - Immigrants

SB 524 - Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing

SB 535 - Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

SB 541 - Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service and State Parks - Alterations (Great Maryland Outdoors Act)

SB 554 - Maryland New Start Act of 2022

SB 562 - Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole

SB 571 - Sales and Use Tax - Oral Hygiene Products – Exemption

SB 662 - Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Funding

SB 666 - Schools, Prekindergarten Programs, and County Boards of Education – Discrimination (Oppose)

SB 691 - Juvenile Justice Reform

SB 706 - Nonpublic Educational Programs - Children With Disabilities - Costs of Teacher Salaries

SB 728 - Health Insurance – Qualified Resident State Subsidy Program (Access to Care Act)

SB 760 - Property Tax Exemption - Religious Group or Organization - Third-Party Leases (Oppose)

SB 767 - Criminal Procedure - Human Trafficking - Vacatur and Expungement (Support with Amendment) 

SB 768 - Criminal Law - Victims of Child Sex Trafficking - Safe Harbor and Service Response

SB 769 - Minors Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Transfer to Juvenile Court

SB 774 - Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment

SB 776 - Correctional Services – Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)

SB 778 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act) (Support with Amendment)

SB 783 - Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

SB 791 Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

SB 795 - Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education – Funding

SB 805 - Income Tax – Child Tax Credit – Alterations and Sunset Extension

SB 806 - Child Care Providers and Employees – Bonuses

SB 829 - Department of Human Services - Family Investment Program - Contract and Program Review

SB 875 - Discrimination in Housing – Citizenship, Immigration Status, and National Origin

SB 890 - Abortion Care Access Act (Oppose)

SB 893 - Public Safety – Safer Communities Fund and Task Force – Establishment

SB 920 - Child Care Scholarship Program - Alterations

SB 971 - Education – Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program – School Lunch