Maryland Legislation 2018

state house md

  • If want to listen to the daily floor sessions of the General Assembly, please click here and click the headphone icon next to the Senate or House. The Senate generally convenes at 8:00 PM on Monday, 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:00 AM on Friday.
  • Listen to  hearings. New this year, the  committees are being broadcast with video streaming. You can watch a bill hearing live or view any of the archived hearings by clicking here and choosing the House or Senate committee of your choice. Finally, if you want to know what hearings are scheduled, click here.
  • Track legislation important to you. For more information, or to sign up for this free service, please click here.
  • Track government spending. . If you’re interested in knowing where your money goes, visit the database at http://spending.dbm.maryland.gov.

January 11 – MD House overrode HB1 (Paid Sick Leave)

Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

https://mdpgv.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MPGV-Legislative-Priorities-2018.pdf?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=be090dcd-a180-454e-868a-cac07beb39f9 

MAJR (Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform)

Fair Chance Pledge
Parole Violations Rule
Election of State’s Attorneys
Smart on Crime

Second Chance Act HB476 Ali In Senate
Expungement HB1383 Barron
Juvenile Diversion HB827 SB669 GBC  UnFAV
Solitary Confinement(Testimony) HB786 SB539 IAHR In Senate
Justice Reinvestment Act Modifications HB1082 SB593 Kelly Dumais/

Delores Kelley

In the Senate – Conference Committee Appointed

Citations

(Testimony)

HB323 SB248 MAJR
Correctional Education HB291 SB1137 MAJR Passed
Correctional Education

(Testimony)

HB295 SB1113 MAJR Passed
Pretrial Services HB447 SB1156 MAJR  Passed
Pretrial Release Fees HB480 SB484 MAJR UnFAV
Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council HB1524 SB1134 MAJR Passed
Juvenile Justice HB555 SB257 MAJR UnFAV
Decriminaliza-tion HB325 SB446 Morhaim  UnFAV
Ban-the-Box HB541 Mosby  UnFav
Mental Health HB111 SB233 MPRC

Passed House

Lifers Parole HB846 SB249 MRJI
Reproductive Justice HB797 SB598 RJI

Passed

Pregnant Inmates HB787 SB629 RJI 

Dumais/Kelley

Passed
Inmate Release HB110 St. Mary’s

Passed House

$15/Hour Minimum Wage HB664/ SB543
·  Single Payer Health Care – HB1516SB1002 Paul Pinsky and Erek Barron
·  Debt-Free Community College – HB516 (*analysis)/ SB543 Adrienne Jones and
·  Improving Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard – HB878 / SB732

HB 637/SB 1004 – Asset Transfer for Maglev – Municipal Agreements

This local bill would require a supermajority voted of the County Council and approval of the governing body of a municipality before any county asset is transferred for development of a Maglev system. The MML Legislative Committee voted to support this legislation. Senator Pinsky and Delegate Washington are co-sponsors of this legislation.

HB 638/SB 1005 – Asset Transfer for Maglev – Hearing and Approval Requirements
This local bill would require that the County negotiates a written agreement with a municipality before any county asset is transferred for development of a Maglev system. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) Legislative Committee voted to support this legislation. Senator Pinsky and Delegate Washington are co-sponsors of this legislation.

PG 420 (HB 217) – Authority to Prohibit the Use of Disposable Bags
This enabling legislation would allow the County to prohibit the use of disposable plastic bags. The proposed law would not apply to bags for certain uses (bulk items, flowers, newspapers, etc.). This local bill would only apply in Prince George’s County. Senator Pinsky sponsored this bill.

HB 78/SB 222 – Foreclosure Property Registry – Notice to Local Governments
This legislation would require the State to notify authorized users in a municipality when a property registers or makes certain changes to their listing. The MML Legislative Committee voted to support this legislation.

HB 400 – Mosquito Control – Notification to Municipalities

This bill would require the State or County to notify a municipality at least 24 hours in advance of spraying pesticide to control mosquitos. Delegate Washington is a co-sponsor of this bill. PASSED

Senate Bill 1036 and House Bill 1646 – Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer –

In the Senate – Conference Committee Appointed

Maryland Sierra Club’s Top Legislative Priorities for 2018

1.  Protect Maryland’s forests by strengthening the Forest Conservation Act (HB 766 and SB 610)– Forests promote clean air and water, combat climate change, provide wildlife habitat, and are key to restoring the Chesapeake Bay. Our current law is failing to stem the loss of thousands of acres of trees each year. Forest Conservation Fact Sheet

2.  Ban foam food containers (HB 0538 and SB 651) – These are some of the most pervasive products littering our landscapes and waterways and, after breaking into tiny pieces, absorb toxic chemicals that are then eaten by fish, birds, and other wildlife.  Banning foam products will have a major impact, as demonstrated by successful local bans enacted in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Foam Containers Fact Sheet

3.  Secure dedicated funding for metropolitan DC’s Metro system  (HB 372 and SB 277)– Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders rely on Metro, significantly reducing the number of polluting vehicles on our roadways; now our region must step up to provide Metro with the funding needed for important system updates and improvements.  Metro Funding Fact Sheet PASSED

Maryland Catholic Conference

 SB 671 Hate Crimes – Threats and Penalties
SB 862 Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
SB 869 / HB 1267 Criminal Procedure – Motion to Vacate Judgment – Human Trafficking SUPPORT
SB 881 / HB 1276 Criminal Law – Human Trafficking and Prostitution Offenses

SB 1062 / HB 991 Weapon Crimes – Detachable Magazines and Regulated Firearms – Possession

Get Money Out – MD Supported Legislation

NAME CROSS-FILE SPONSOR COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION GMOM POSITION
Secure and Accessible Registration Act Sen. Smith SB 1048 Delegate Luedtke Passed Ways and Means
2/6/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Electronic Automatic Registration SUPPORT ORAL AND WRITTEN
State Legislature Local Public Campaign Financing Act Delegate Korman Ways and Means
2/6/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Local Public Financing SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT. WRITTEN ONLY.
Ballot Access – Voter Registration – Affiliating With a Party Delegate Tarlau Ways and Means
2/6/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Register “late” for Primaries SUPPORT WRITTEN
General Assembly – Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Office Delegate Moon Ways and Means
2/6/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Vacancy Appointments for Delegate/Senator
Election Law – Campaign Finance Reports – Bank Statements Delegate Mosby In the House – Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
2/13/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
S E SUPPORT WRITTEN
Campaign Finance – Illegal Contributions – Fair Campaign Financing Fund Delegate Mosby In the House – Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
2/13/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
SUPPORT WRITTEN
Election Law – Campaign Finance Entities – Limit on Cash Contributions Delegate Sydnor In the House – Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
2/13/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Cash New 400 from 100
Registration and Voting at Precinct Polling Place Pinsky SB 594 Delegate Reznik In the House – Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
2/13/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Register during early voting. Maryland Constitutional Amendment that would, if passed, go to voters for approval. SUPPORT WRITTEN
Campaign Finance Reports – Business Contributors – Registration Status Delegate Mosby In the House – Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
2/13/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
SUPPORT WRITTEN
Election Law – Voting – Ballot Request and Canvassing Procedures
Senator Simonaire In the Senate – Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/8/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Use provisional if both provisional and absentee in same name
Public Funding and Small Donor Act for General Assembly Elections Senator Pinsky In the Senate – Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/8/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Election Law – Local Public Campaign Financing – Expansion Senator Pinsky In the Senate – Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/8/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Election Law – Elections by Mail Senator Conway
Elective Franchise – Registration and Voting at Precinct Polling Place Del. Reznik HB 532 Senator Pinsky Passed SUPPORT WRITTEN
Local Government – Municipal Elections – No-Excuse Absentee Voting
Senator Smith
2020 Census Grant Program – Establishment and Funding Senator Guzzone
United States Constitution – Amendments Convention – Democracy Amendment Senator Pinsky
Government Accountability Act of 2018 Govnr/PresidentSenate Term limits
General Assembly and Congressional Legislative Redistricting Govnr Rules 2/26 3PM
Ebersole W&M 2/6 1PM
Potomac Compact for Fair Representation Delegate Carr Rules 2/26 3PM
Potomac Compact for Fair Representation Delegate Reznik Rules 2/26 3PM
Election Law – Eligible Detainees – Information on Voting Rights – HB 542
Delegate Ali
W&M 2/13 1PM
Frederick County – Ethics and Campaign Activity Senator Hough In Senate Favble by EHE E&T 2/22 1PM
Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act – HB 662 PInsky SB 256 Delegate Tarlau W&M 2/13 1PM W&M 2/13 1PM
Election Law – Online Political Advertisements and Campaign Material – Disclosure Sen. Zucker SB 875 Delegate A. Washington Passed Includes online ads as political/electioneering communications for disclosure purposes.. Requires certain Internet publishers to keep records of ads bought. Seeks to control foreign influence. Eff.7/1/18 SUPPORT ORAL AND WRITTEN. THIS IS THE BILL WE INITIATED
Election Law – Online Political Advertisements and Campaign Material – Disclosure Del. Rosenberg W&M 2/20 1PM Includes online ads as political/electioneering communications for disclosure purposes.. Requires certain Internet publishers to keep records of ads bought. Eff. 6/1/18 SUPPORT ORAL AND WRITTEN

Legislation to Date

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmLegislation.aspx?id=2018rs_passed_both_chambers&stab=02&pid=legisnlist&tab=subject3 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s