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National Association of Social WorkersProfile Report –3/24/19

Aging

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 251 (SB 279)

Del. Terri Hill et al.

Department of Aging - Grants for Aging-in-Place Programs (Nonprofits for our Aging Neighbors Act - "NANA")

Authorizing the Department of Aging to make grants to certain nonprofit organizations and area agencies on aging to expand and establish certain aging-in-place programs for seniors; requiring the Department to publicize the availability of the grants at least 6 weeks before the applications are due; establishing a requirement for an equal match for certain funds; requiring the Department to notify an area agency on aging within 2 weeks after a grant award is made to a nonprofit located within the agency's jurisdiction; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Favorable Report by Finance (3/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Permits the Department of Aging to provide grants to nonprofit organizations to expand and create aging-in-pace programs for senior. Grants would require an equal match for program expansion, but not for nonprofits establishing new programs. As amended, the bill also includes Area Agencies on Aging. The bills are passing and have been amended identically.

 

SB 279 (HB 251)

Sen. Brian Feldman et al.

Department of Aging - Grants for Aging-in-Place Programs (Nonprofits for our Aging Neighbors Act - "NANA")


Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Second Reading Passed (3/22)

Position:
Support

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

HB 561

Del. Michele Guyton et al.

Criminal Law - Abuse or Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult - Psychological Abuse

Adding psychological abuse to the definition of "abuse" that applies to the prohibitions on causing certain types of abuse or neglect to a vulnerable adult.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn (3/14)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 592 (SB 669)

The Speaker et al.

Health Care Facilities - Comprehensive and Extended Care Facilities - Discharges and Transfers

Altering the basic rights afforded to each resident of a comprehensive care facility and an extended care facility; requiring certain individuals to pursue certain assistance from the medical assistance program in a certain manner; altering the contents of a certain form required to be provided to certain facilities by the Maryland Department of Health; requiring a facility to provide a certain written notice as soon as practicable before discharge or transfer under certain circumstances; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
First Reading Finance (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill has passed the House.

 

SB 669 (HB 592)

President et al.

Health Care Facilities - Comprehensive and Extended Care Facilities - Discharges and Transfers


Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 832 (SB 699)

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk et al.

Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Home- and Community-Based Waiver Services - Prohibition on Denial

Prohibiting the Maryland Department of Health from denying an individual access to a home- and community-based services waiver due to a lack of funding for waiver services if the individual is living at home or in the community at a certain time, received certain services, will be or has been terminated from the Maryland Medical Assistance Program due to certain entitlement or enrollment, meets certain eligibility criteria, and certain services received by the individual would qualify for federal matching funds.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Hearing 3/11 at 2:00 p.m. (2/25)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
Prohibits the Maryland Department of Health from denying an individual access to a home- and community-based services waiver due to lack of funding under certain criteria.

 

SB 699 (HB 832)

Sen. Delores Kelley et al.

Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Home- and Community-Based Waiver Services - Prohibition on Denial


Committees:
Rules and Executive Nominations

Status:
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/21)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1009 (SB 700)

Del. Bonnie Cullison et al.

Home- and Community-Based Services Waivers - Alterations (Laurie's Law)

Repealing the initial cap on participation in a certain waiver; requiring a certain waiver submitted by the Maryland Department of Health to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include a request for a cap on waiver participation that is set at no less than a certain percentage of the projected annual demand for certain services; requiring the Department to screen individuals who are eligible to receive certain services as soon as possible after the Department receives certain notification; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Hearing 3/11 at 2:00 p.m. (2/13)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

SB 700 (HB 1009)

Sen. Delores Kelley et al.

Home- and Community-Based Services Waivers - Alterations (Laurie's Law)


Committees:
Budget and Taxation

Status:
Motion to refer to Budget and Taxation (Senator King) Adopted (3/21)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1270

Del. Shelly Hettleman

Maryland Elder Abuse Victims Resources Committee

Establishing the Maryland Elder Abuse Victims Resources Committee; declaring the policy of the General Assembly; providing for the composition, chair, officers, and staffing for the Committee; providing for the terms, vacancies, and removal of members of the Committee; establishing quorum and meeting requirements for the Committee; prohibiting a member of the Committee from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

SB 1027

Sen. Katherine Klausmeier et al.

Criminal Law - Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults - Notice of Report

Requiring a copy of a report of alleged abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult made to a State or local unit to be provided by the State or local unit to the individual alleged to have committed the abuse or neglect via certified mail or some other means reasonably calculated to provide actual notice.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/21 at 12:00 p.m. (3/12)

Position:
Oppose

Comment:
This bill was introduced at the request of a constituent.

 

 

Behavioral Health

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 77 (SB 395)

Del. David Moon et al.

Criminal Law - Decriminalization of Attempted Suicide

Providing that attempted suicide is not a crime in the State; prohibiting that the act of attempting to commit suicide, in itself, may not form the basis of a certain criminal charge; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a person who commits one or more crimes in the course of attempting to commit suicide from being charged with the other crime or crimes; and providing that the common law offense of attempted suicide is abrogated and repealed.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (2/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Bill was amended to clarify that if another crime was committed while attempting to commit suicide, charges for the other crimes can be made.

The bill has passed the House.

 

SB 395 (HB 77)

Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher et al.

Criminal Law - Decriminalization of Attempted Suicide


Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 2/20 at 12:00 p.m. (2/4)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 139 (SB 135)

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk et al.

Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program

Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide certain other services; providing the Maryland Department of Health may approve no more than 6 programs to operate in a single location in an area of high incidence drug use; requiring each program to submit a certain report to certain legislative committees by December 1 of each year; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn (3/16)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The Chair of the committee has indicated interest that this issue be examined further during the interim.

SB 135 (HB 139)

Sen. Brian Feldman et al.

Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program


Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)

Position:
Support

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

HB 599 (SB 631)

Del. Ariana Kelly et al.

Health Insurance - Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Treatment Criteria

Requiring certain carriers on or before July 1 each year to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring a carrier on or before July 1 each year to submit a report to the Commissioner on data for certain benefits by certain classification; requiring the reports to include certain information and be submitted in a certain manner; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Favorable Report by Finance (3/25)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
The bill was amended to only include that carriers must use ASAM criteria.

 

SB 631 (HB 599)

Sen. Malcolm Augustine

Health Insurance - Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Treatment Criteria

synopsis same as CF HB 599

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Second Reading Passed with Amendments (3/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

HB 837 (SB 761)

Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes et al.

Health Insurance - Payments to Noncontracting Specialists and Noncontracting Nonphysician Specialists

Requiring a carrier to inform members and beneficiaries of the procedure to request a certain referral to certain noncontracting health care providers; requiring, under certain circumstances, certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to pay a certain amount for certain services provided to a member by certain noncontracting healthcare providers when a referral is granted to the member; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
This is one of the Parity at 10 Coalition bills that incentivizes insurance carriers to expand their networks.

 

SB 761 (HB 837)

Sen. Katherine Klausmeier

Health Insurance - Payments to Noncontracting Specialists and Noncontracting Nonphysician Specialists

synopsis same as CF HB 837

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

HB 846 (SB 482)

Del. Robbyn Lewis et al.

Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Managed Care Organizations - Behavioral Health Services

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, subject to certain limitations, to provide reimbursement for certain medically necessary and appropriate behavioral health services to managed care organizations; requiring managed care organizations, rather than a certain delivery system, to provide certain health services beginning January 1, 2021; requiring the Secretary of Health to include in certain capitation payments funding for community provider rates; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn (3/15)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
Ends the existing behavioral health carve-out under Maryland Medicaid by carving in behavioral health services, including specialty mental health services, under the managed care organizations to begin by January 1, 2021.

 

SB 482 (HB 846)

Sen. Delores Kelley et al.

Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Managed Care Organizations - Behavioral Health Services

synopsis same as CF HB 846

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn (3/15)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 938 (SB 975)

Del. Samuel Rosenberg

Behavioral Health Transformation Act of 2019

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish a delivery system for certain specialty behavioral health services, rather than for only specialty mental health services, for enrollees of managed care organizations; requiring the delivery system to assume certain financial risk; requiring the delivery system to provide certain services to certain individuals; requiring the delivery system to reimburse certain providers and collect certain data; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn (3/15)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
The bill would change the current Public Behavioral Health System from one that flows through an Administrative Services Organization to a Managed Behavioral Health Organization.

 

SB 975 (HB 938)

Sen. Antonio Hayes

Behavioral Health Transformation Act of 2019

synopsis same as CF HB 938

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn (3/18)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

CY&F

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 11 (SB 452)

Del. Charles Sydnor et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 555 -

Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confidentiality of Records

Establishing that, pending a determination by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in a case involving a child whether to transfer its jurisdiction to the juvenile court, provisions of law relating to the confidentiality of juvenile records apply to all police records and court records concerning the child from the time of the child's arrest until a certain event occurs; establishing that, if a case is transferred to the juvenile court, certain provisions of law relating to confidentiality of juvenile records continue to apply; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (2/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Amendments strengthen the confidentiality provisions by ensuring that the youth’s entire police and court record (that would include photographs/videos, plus names, ages, addresses, dates of birth) are kept confidential from the public until a transfer hearing, and only released if the transfer is denied; if it is granted, then the youth will be protected by Maryland juvenile confidentiality.

The bills are passing identically.

 

SB 452 (HB 11)

Sen. Jill Carter et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: SB 257 -

Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confidentiality of Records

synopsis same as CF HB 11

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m. (3/19)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 142

Del. Mike McKay

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 1271 -

Family Law - Opioid-Exposed Newborns and Parents Addicted to Opioids - Mobile Application (I'm Alive Today App)

Requiring a local department of social services, if appropriate, to monitor an opioid-exposed newborn through a certain mobile application under certain circumstances; requiring a local department to assess the risk of harm to and safety of an opioid-exposed newborn; requiring the Social Services Administration to develop a mobile application to be used by parents who have a certain opioid addiction to check in periodically and to alert the local department if a parent fails to do so; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn (3/15)

Position:
Oppose

Comment:

 

HB 486 (SB 541)

Del. C. Wilson et al.

Education - Personnel Matters - Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Requiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring a county board, nonpublic school, or contracting agency to review the employment history of a certain applicant before hiring an applicant; requiring the county board, nonpublic school, or contracting agency to check certain eligibility of an applicant for a substitute position involving direct contact with minors; etc.

Committees:
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/8)

Position:
Support

Comment:
NASW signed on to a letter of support. The bill has passed the House.

 

SB 541 (HB 486)

Sen. Clarence Lam et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 1571 -

Education - Personnel Matters - Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention


Committees:
Ways and Means

Status:
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. (3/15)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill passed the Senate. The bills have been amended identically.

 

HB 520 (SB 406)

Del. Brooke Lierman et al.

Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination - Grant Funding and Task Force

Requiring the Governor to include $100,000 in the annual budget beginning in fiscal year 2021 for the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund; establishing the Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations, including programs that the Maryland Medical Assistance Program should implement; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before November 1, 2019; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
First Reading Finance (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
As amended, the bill increases the amount of funds that must be included in the annual state budget for the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program fund from $50,000 to $100,000 beginning in fiscal year 2021. It also creates a Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health.

 

SB 406 (HB 520)

Sen. Bill Ferguson et al.

Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health


Committees:
Appropriations; Health and Government Operations

Status:
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) (3/12)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill passed the Senate without any new funding mandate.

The bills are not identical.

 

HB 687

Del. C. Wilson et al.

Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Definition and Statute of Limitations (Hidden Predator Act of 2019)

Altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing a certain action may be filed at any time; and providing for the application of the Act.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/28 at 12:00 p.m. (3/21)

Position:


Comment:

 

HB 787 (SB 568)

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary et al.

Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report

Establishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child abuse or neglect may not knowingly fail to provide the notice or make the report; establishing the misdemeanor of the knowing failure to report child abuse or neglect under certain circumstances; providing certain penalties for a violation of the Act; and providing for the application of the Act.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)

Position:
Support with Amendment

Comment:
As amended, the bill applies a criminal penalty to a mandatory reporter who fails to report when they have actual knowledge and the child is minor at the time.

The penalty would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 3 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

 

SB 568 (HB 787)

Sen. Susan Lee

Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report


Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (3/15)

Position:
Support with Amendment

Comment:
As amended, the bill applies a criminal penalty to a mandatory reporter who fails to report when they have actual knowledge and the child is minor at the time.

The penalty would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in prison and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

 

HB 855 (SB 231)

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 191 -
2017: HB 799 -
2016: HB 911 -

Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements

Repealing provisions allowing individuals under the age of majority to marry under certain circumstances; and establishing that individuals under the age of 18 may not marry.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

SB 231 (HB 855)

Sen. Bobby Zirkin

Prior Yr Info:
2018: SB 670 -
2017: HB 799 -
2016: HB 911 -

Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements

Repealing certain provisions allowing certain individuals under the age of majority to marry under certain circumstances; and establishing that individuals under the age of 18 may not marry.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 2/06 at 12:00 p.m. (1/25)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 911 (SB 930)

Del. Carol Krimm et al.

Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness - Unaccompanied Minors in Need of Shelter

Providing that a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter has the same capacity as an adult to consent to shelter and supportive services; requiring a certain service provider to obtain written consent, including a certain statement, from a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter before providing shelter and supportive services; requiring a certain service provider to contact certain individuals as soon as possible and within 72 hours after providing shelter; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill was significantly amended to add issues around access to shelter for unaccompanied minors to the list of items to be discussed by the Joint Committee on ending Homelessness and for which it is to make recommendations.

 

SB 930 (HB 911)

Sen. Mary Washington et al.

Workgroup to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors

synopsis same as CF HB 911

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Second Reading Passed with Amendments (3/22)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 1007 (SB 739)

Del. Emily Shetty et al.

Child Advocacy Centers - Expansion

Requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, that every child in the State has access to a child advocacy center; requiring and authorizing child advocacy centers to assist in the response to or investigation of certain offenses against children; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to contract with an organization that meets certain requirements to establish a Maryland Statewide Organization for Child Advocacy Centers; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

SB 739 (HB 1007)

Sen. Susan Lee et al.

Child Advocacy Centers - Expansion


Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Second Reading Passed with Amendments (3/22)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 1069

Del. Mary Lisanti et al.

Child Abuse and Neglect - Required Reporting

Establishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child abuse or neglect may not intentionally fail to provide the notice or make the report; providing certain penalties for a violation of the Act; adding a certain minister of the gospel, clergyman, or priest to a list of individuals who are required to provide certain notice and make a certain report of suspected child abuse or neglect, subject to a certain exception; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn (3/11)

Position:


Comment:

 

HB 1152

Del. Dan Cox et al.

Interstate Human Trafficking of Minors Prohibition Act

Establishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child pregnancy as required by the Act may not knowingly fail to give the notice or make the report; providing certain penalties for a violation of a certain provision of the Act; prohibiting a person from bringing or causing another to bring a minor into the State to commit certain violations of the law prohibiting human trafficking; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

Position:
Oppose

Comment:
Kate wrote testimony and testified in person.

 

HB 1198

Del. Dan Cox

Human Trafficking - Required Posting

Requiring a clerk of the court or an employee of the Family Investment Administration who has reason to believe that a certain individual is a victim of human trafficking to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency under certain circumstances; requiring a law enforcement agency to attempt to interview certain individuals under certain circumstances; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/28 at 12:00 p.m. (3/21)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1212 (SB 24)

Del. Susan McComas et al.

Family Law - Kinship Caregivers

Authorizing a local department of social services to place a child for a certain initial placement with a kinship caregiver as an alternative to foster care under certain circumstances; authorizing a local department to place a child with a kinship caregiver if a kinship caregiver is located subsequent to the placement of the child in a foster care setting; specifying that a kinship caregiver may not be under 21 years of age; authorizing a local department to approve an individual as a kinship caregiver under certain circumstances; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/15)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bills are passing identically.

 

SB 24 (HB 1212)

Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee et al.

Family Law - Kinship Caregivers

synopsis same as CF HB 1212

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Favorable Report by Judiciary (3/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Oral and written testimony was submitted.

The bill has passed the Senate with no amendments.

 

HB 1252

Del. Susan McComas et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 600 - Monitor
2017: HB 1198 -

Child Abuse and Neglect - Training of Health Care Professionals

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide certain boards with a list of certain recommended courses relating to the obligation to report child abuse and neglect and the identification of abused and neglected children; and requiring certain boards to post a certain list prominently on each board's website, provide information about certain recommended courses to certain health care professionals at a certain time, and advertise the availability of certain recommended courses in certain media.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/28 at 12:00 p.m. (3/21)

Position:


Comment:
Requires the Department of Health to provide state health occupations boards with a list of recommended courses on the obligation to report abuse and neglect and the identification of abused and neglected children. Each board must: 1) post the list of courses on its website, 2) provide information about the courses to its health care professionals at the time of license renewal, and 3) advertise available recommended courses in board newsletters and any other media published by the board.

 

 

Forensics

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 11 (SB 452)

Del. Charles Sydnor et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: HB 555 -

Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confidentiality of Records

Establishing that, pending a determination by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in a case involving a child whether to transfer its jurisdiction to the juvenile court, provisions of law relating to the confidentiality of juvenile records apply to all police records and court records concerning the child from the time of the child's arrest until a certain event occurs; establishing that, if a case is transferred to the juvenile court, certain provisions of law relating to confidentiality of juvenile records continue to apply; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (2/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Amendments strengthen the confidentiality provisions by ensuring that the youth’s entire police and court record (that would include photographs/videos, plus names, ages, addresses, dates of birth) are kept confidential from the public until a transfer hearing, and only released if the transfer is denied; if it is granted, then the youth will be protected by Maryland juvenile confidentiality.

The bills are passing identically.

 

SB 452 (HB 11)

Sen. Jill Carter et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2018: SB 257 -

Juveniles Charged as Adults - Confidentiality of Records

synopsis same as CF HB 11

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m. (3/19)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

 

Misc

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 100 (SB 125)

The Speaker et al.

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2020)

Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

Committees:
Budget and Taxation

Status:
(Senators Griffith, Zucker and Serafini) (3/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
The budget is in conference committee.

 

HB 166 (SB 280)

Del. Diana Fennell et al.

Labor and Employment - Payment of Wages - Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen)

Specifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods and for certain employers except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the minimum wage rate if the seasonally adjusted total employment is negative, subject to certain limitations; requiring the Governor's proposed budget for certain fiscal years to include certain rate increases for certain community service providers over the funding provided in certain legislative appropriations; etc.

Committees:
Economic Matters

Status:
Passed Enrolled (3/20)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The $15 wage threshold will be met by January 1, 2025 for companies with 15 or more workers; by July 1, 2026 for smaller companies. There was no tying future increases to any index, and there remain some exemptions. Medicaid providers will see annual rate increases as well.

 

SB 280 (HB 166)

Sen. Cory McCray et al.

Labor and Employment - Payment of Wages - Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen)


Committees:
Finance

Status:
Passed Enrolled (3/21)

Position:
Support

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

HB 745 (SB 809)

Del. Wanika Fisher et al.

Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates

Requiring each correctional facility to have a written policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses the use of medical isolation or restrictive housing for certain purposes, during pregnancy and during a certain post-pregnancy period; establishing that a pregnant inmate may not be involuntarily placed in certain restrictive housing, with certain exceptions; providing that a certain pregnant inmate may be placed in certain restrictive housing if a certain managing official makes a certain determination; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

SB 809 (HB 745)

Sen. Susan Lee et al.

Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates

synopsis same as CF HB 745

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 2/21 at 12:00 p.m. (2/6)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 1001 (SB 774)

Del. Jazz Lewis et al.

Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors

Expanding the entities required to submit a certain report relating to restrictive housing; prohibiting a certain correctional unit from placing a minor in certain restrictive housing unless a certain managing official makes a certain finding; requiring that a minor placed in restrictive housing be provided certain privileges and conditions; requiring a certain managing official or designee to make a record in the file of a minor of the reason a certain privilege or condition is not provided to the minor; etc.

 

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The House and Senate versions are not identical.

 

SB 774 (HB 1001)

Sen. William Smith et al.

Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors

synopsis same as CF HB 1001

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (3/19)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The House and Senate versions are not identical.

 

HB 1002

Del. Jazz Lewis et al.

Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release

Prohibiting the Commissioner of Corrections from directly releasing an inmate who has been placed in restrictive housing from a facility to the community without providing the inmate a certain transitional process and more than 180 days before release; establishing the requirements of a certain transitional process; prohibiting an inmate from being placed in restrictive housing within a certain period of a release date, under certain circumstances; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1029

Del. Jazz Lewis et al.

Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations (Restrictive Housing Reform Act of 2019)

Requiring the managing official of a correctional facility to ensure that each inmate in restrictive housing receives a certain notice and is provided a certain review process, appeal information, and copies of certain documents, files, and records under certain circumstances; requiring that an inmate be provided with a certain evaluation, techniques, and opportunities prior to placement in restrictive housing; providing for levels of sanctions for certain infractions by an inmate; etc.

Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1068 (SB 831)

Del. Samuel Rosenberg

Landlord Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

Requiring an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to contain certain statements on whether the property is registered or licensed under local law and is an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws; authorizing a court to adjourn a certain trial to enable either party to obtain documents or certain other proof under certain circumstances; repealing a certain prohibition against raising as an issue of fact a landlord's compliance with certain lead-based paint abatement laws; etc.

Committees:
Environment and Transportation

Status:
Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

SB 831 (HB 1068)

Sen. Jill Carter

Landlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Procedure for Lead-Affected Property


Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 2/28 at 12:00 p.m. (2/6)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 1407 (SB 1040)

Chair, Appropriations Committee

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2019

Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering certain required appropriations; expanding the uses of certain funds; altering the cap for fiscal 2020 from 0.5% to 0.25% on a certain adjustment to a certain revenue estimate relating to nonwithholding income tax revenues; requiring, at the end of fiscal year 2020 only, the distribution of certain revenues to the Fiscal Responsibility Fund; altering, for fiscal year 2020, a certain budgeted Medicaid Deficit Assessment; etc.

Committees:
Budget and Taxation

Status:
(Senators Griffith, Zucker and Serafini) (3/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
This is the bill to make changes to mandated spending requirements to help balance the FY 2020 operating budget.

 

 

Private Practice

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 38 (SB 328)

Del. Julie Carr

Prior Yr Info:
2017: HB 506 -
2016: HB 1440 -
2015: HB 946 -

Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses

Providing that certain noncompete and conflict of interest provisions that restrict the ability of an employee to enter into employment with a new employer or to become self-employed in the same or similar business or trade are null and void as being against the public policy of the State; providing the Act does not apply to an employment contract or a similar document or agreement with respect to the taking or use of a client list or other proprietary client-related information; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
First Reading Finance (2/20)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
The bill prohibits non-compete and conflict of interest clauses in contracts where employees are paid less than $15 an hour or $31,200 a year.

The bill was amended to exempt the taking or use of a client list or other proprietary client-related information.

 

SB 328 (HB 38)

Sen. William Smith et al.

Prior Yr Info:
2017: SB 468 -

Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses


Committees:
Economic Matters

Status:
First Reading Economic Matters (3/5)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
The bill was amended to exempt the taking or use of a client list or other proprietary client-related information and removes the specific wage number and more broadly references the state or local minimum wage.

 

HB 787 (SB 568)

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary et al.

Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report

Establishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child abuse or neglect may not knowingly fail to provide the notice or make the report; establishing the misdemeanor of the knowing failure to report child abuse or neglect under certain circumstances; providing certain penalties for a violation of the Act; and providing for the application of the Act.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)

Position:
Support with Amendment

Comment:
As amended, the bill applies a criminal penalty to a mandatory reporter who fails to report when they have actual knowledge and the child is minor at the time.

The penalty would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 3 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

 

SB 568 (HB 787)

Sen. Susan Lee

Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report


Committees:
Judiciary

Status:
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (3/15)

Position:
Support with Amendment

Comment:
As amended, the bill applies a criminal penalty to a mandatory reporter who fails to report when they have actual knowledge and the child is minor at the time.

The penalty would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in prison and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

 

HB 837 (SB 761)

Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes et al.

Health Insurance - Payments to Noncontracting Specialists and Noncontracting Nonphysician Specialists

Requiring a carrier to inform members and beneficiaries of the procedure to request a certain referral to certain noncontracting health care providers; requiring, under certain circumstances, certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to pay a certain amount for certain services provided to a member by certain noncontracting healthcare providers when a referral is granted to the member; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
This is one of the Parity at 10 Coalition bills that incentivizes insurance carriers to expand their networks.

 

SB 761 (HB 837)

Sen. Katherine Klausmeier

Health Insurance - Payments to Noncontracting Specialists and Noncontracting Nonphysician Specialists

synopsis same as CF HB 837

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
same as crossfile

 

 

Professional

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 22

Del. Charles Sydnor

Occupational Licenses or Certificates - Application Determinations - Use of Criminal History

Prohibiting certain departments that issue occupational licenses or certificates from denying an application for a license or certificate based solely on an applicant's criminal history if a period of 7 years or more has passed since the applicant's conviction for any crime and the applicant has not been charged with another crime other than a minor traffic violation; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 12:00 p.m. (3/21)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
With the exception of sex offenses, as amended, the bill would prohibit a licensing board from denying an applicant’s license solely on the basis of a conviction where a period of 7 or more years has passed since the completion of the sentence (including parole/probation) and the applicant has not been charged with any other offense.

 

HB 829

Del. Jefferson Ghrist et al.

Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Graduate Providers

Prohibiting a carrier from rejecting a provider who provides community-based health services for an accredited program solely because the provider is a licensed graduate social worker, licensed master social worker, or licensed graduate professional counselor.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (3/20)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
As amended, prohibits carriers from rejecting an LGSW, LMSW, LGMFT, LGPC, LGADC or LGPAT from participating on a carrier’s provider panel if they provide services in a community-based behavioral health program required to be accredited and licensed by the State.

 

HB 1240 (SB 730)

Del. Gabriel Acevero et al.

State Personnel - Merit Pay

Requiring the pay ranges for certain employee position classifications to be equal; providing that a certain provision of law may not be construed to decrease the pay rate of any employee; and requiring that the pay rate for a certain employee in the Behavioral Health Administration or the Developmental Disabilities Administration be at least two grades higher than a pay rate effective June 30, 2019.

Committees:
Budget and Taxation

Status:
First Reading Budget and Taxation (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill has been amended in a way that no longer pertains to employees in forensic settings.

 

SB 730 (HB 1240)

Sen. Guy Guzzone et al.

State Personnel - Maryland Department of Health - Pay Rates

synopsis same as CF HB 1240

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 1386 (SB 852)

Del. Nick Charles

Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation - Veterans and Military Service Members and Spouses - Occupational Licenses

Requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to establish the period of time during which each unit must approve or disapprove an application for an expedited temporary license for service members, veterans, or military spouses who meet certain requirements; requiring certain units to approve or disapprove an application for an expedited temporary license during a certain time period established by the Department; requiring the Department to publish certain information prominently on its website; etc.

Committees:
Rules and Executive Nominations

Status:
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

SB 852 (HB 1386)

Sen. Melony Griffith et al.

Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation - Veterans and Military Service Members and Spouses - Occupational Licenses


Committees:
Economic Matters

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m. (3/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:
This bill does not apply to health occupation boards.

 

SB 77

Sen. Clarence Lam

Estates and Trusts - Protection of Minors and Disabled Persons - Guardianship

Altering the jurisdiction of the orphans' courts and circuit courts over certain guardians of the person and guardians of the property; altering the circumstances under which a guardian of the property of a person with a physical or mental disability, a guardian of the property of a person with certain other conditions, and a guardian of the property of a minor shall be appointed; establishing certain procedures for the appointment of certain guardians of the property; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings (3/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:
Oral and written testimony was submitted.

 

SB 974

Sen. Cory McCray

Occupational Licenses or Certificates - Application Determinations - Use of Criminal History

Prohibiting certain departments or local licensing authorities that issue occupational licenses or certificates from denying an application for a license or certificate based on the applicant's criminal history if a period of 5 years has passed since the applicant's conviction for a nonviolent crime unless the department or local licensing authority makes a certain determination; requiring a licensing authority to include in applications a list of specific convictions that would disqualify an applicant; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/14 at 12:00 p.m. (2/25)

Position:


Comment:

 

 

 

SWUR

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 161 (SB 96)

Del. Nick Mosby et al.

Baltimore City - Tax Sales of Real Property - Water Liens (Water Taxpayer Protection Act of 2019)

Requiring Baltimore City to withhold from tax sale certain places of worship if the taxes on the property consist only of a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service; repealing the authority of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to sell properties to enforce a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service if the properties are also being sold to enforce another lien; repealing the certain authority to sell certain real property owned by religious groups or organizations; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

Committees:
Budget and Taxation

Status:
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (3/15)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

SB 96 (HB 161)

Sen. Mary Washington et al.

Baltimore City - Tax Sales of Real Property - Water Liens (Water Taxpayer Protection Act of 2019)


Committees:
Ways and Means

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m. (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill had a weakening amendment adopted on the Senate floor. The bill has been recommitted to committee to work it out.

 

HB 307

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk et al.

Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Establishing a Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission; authorizing the staff member provided by the Office of the Attorney General to issue certain subpoenas; requiring the Commission to hold certain public meetings in each county where a lynching of an African American by a white mob has been documented; authorizing the Commission to research cases of racially motivated lynching; requiring the Commission to submit an interim and final report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before certain dates; etc.

Committees:
Judicial Proceedings

Status:
Hearing 3/26 at 12:00 p.m. (3/19)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 583 (SB 356)

Del. Jheanelle Wilkins et al.

Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program - Recommendations and Reporting Requirement

Requiring the Maternal Mortality Review Program, in consultation with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, to make recommendations to reduce disparities in the maternal mortality rate including recommendations related to social determinants of health; requiring the Secretary of Health to include in the annual report regarding the Maternal Mortality Review Program a section on racial disparities that compares mortality rates, the number of live births by race and a comparison of leading causes of death by race; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
First Reading Finance (3/14)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

SB 356 (HB 583)

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam et al.

Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program - Reporting Requirement

Requiring the Secretary of Health to include in a certain annual report regarding the Maternal Mortality Review Program a section on racial disparities that includes a comparison of the maternal mortality rates of non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women and data on changes in the maternal mortality rate by race and ethnicity.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations (3/25)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 796 (SB 602)

Del. Jheanelle Wilkins et al.

Public Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program - Establishment of Local Teams

Authorizing the establishment of local maternal mortality review teams in each county; requiring local teams to include certain members; requiring each local team to elect a chair; establishing that the purpose and duties of the local teams is to prevent maternal deaths; requiring the Maryland Mortality Review Program to provide a local team with certain information and records; prohibiting the disclosure of certain information during a certain public meeting; etc.

Committees:
Health and Government Operations

Status:
Second Reading Passed with Amendments (3/22)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

SB 602 (HB 796)

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Public Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program - Establishment of Local Teams

Establishing local maternal mortality review teams; requiring local teams to include certain members; requiring each local team to elect a chair; establishing that the purpose of the local teams is to prevent maternal deaths; requiring the Maryland Mortality Review Program to provide a local team with certain information and records; prohibiting the disclosure of certain information during a certain public meeting; etc.

Committees:
Finance

Status:
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/5)

Position:
Monitor

Comment:

 

HB 1016

Del. Jazz Lewis et al.

General Assembly - Analysis of Proposed Legislation - Racial Impact

Requiring the Executive Director of the Department of Legislative Services to have the Department prepare a racial impact analysis for certain bills; requiring that the analysis be prepared with certain assistance and include certain information; requiring the Department to send a copy of a racial impact analysis to a certain committee and sponsor; prohibiting a committee from voting on a certain bill unless the racial impact analysis accompanies the bill; etc.

Committees:
Rules and Executive Nominations

Status:
Hearing 2/25 at 2:00 p.m. (2/11)

Position:
Support

Comment:
According to the sponsor, the bill will not pass, but there is an agreement with House leadership that in the future such analyses can be requested on specific bills.

 

 

School SW

Bill

Title & Synopsis

Status

Position & Client Notes

HB 256 (SB 223)

Del. Jheanelle Wilkins et al.

State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach

Establishing the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative in the State Department of Education to expand the use of the trauma-informed approach used in schools and intensively train schools on becoming trauma-informed schools; requiring the Department, in consultation with other relevant departments, to develop certain guidelines; requiring, on or before July 1, 2020, the Department to select one school each from certain areas to receive intensive training on the trauma-informed approach; etc.

Committees:
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/18)

Position:
Support

Comment:
The bill has been amended to mandate guidelines be published.

 

SB 223 (HB 256)

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam et al.

State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach

Establishing the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative in the State Department of Education to expand the use of the trauma-informed approach used in schools and intensively train schools on becoming trauma-informed schools; requiring the Department, in consultation with other relevant departments, to develop certain guidelines; requiring, on or before July 1, 2019, the Department to select one school each from certain areas to receive intensive training on the trauma-informed approach; etc.

Committees:
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)

Position:
Support

Comment:

 

HB 733 (SB 661)

Del. Eric Ebersole et al.

Primary and Secondary Education - Community Schools - Established

Establishing community schools in the State; requiring a community school to have a community school coordinator and a community school leadership team; requiring the community school leadership team to conduct a certain assessment of needs and assets and to develop a certain implementation plan; requiring the community school leadership team, in cooperation with the community school coordinator, to oversee the implementation of the plan; authorizing local school systems to form a school-community partnership; etc.

Committees:
Ways and Means

Status:
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/12)

Position:


Comment:

 

SB 661 (HB 733)

Sen. Mary Washington

Primary and Secondary Education - Community Schools - Established

synopsis same as CF HB 733

Committees:
Ways and Means

Status:
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. (3/19)

Position:


Comment:

 

HB 798

Del. Cheryl Glenn

Baltimore City - Truant Students - Active Intervention

Requiring, in Baltimore City, a certain system of active intervention for certain truant students developed by the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to include an Individualized Reengagement Plan for each truant student, coordination and collaboration with State and municipal agencies to deliver certain services, creation of a certain database to track truant students, and a specific plan for each public school to reengage truant students; requiring the Individualized Reengagement Plan to be developed by certain individuals; etc.

Committees:
Ways and Means

Status:
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn (3/25)

Position:


Comment:

 

HB 844

Del. Teresa Reilly et al.

Public Schools - School Psychologists - Reports

Requiring each local school system in the State to submit an interim report on the ratio of students to psychologists in each school, strategies to increase the number of psychologists, policies to decrease wait times, and strategies to increase retention of qualified psychologists to the State Board of Education, the Governor, and certain legislative committees by July 1, 2020; requiring each local school system in the State to submit a final report on school psychologists to the State Board of by December 1, 2020; etc.

Committees:
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m. (3/13)

Position:


Comment:
Gail reached out to the sponsor to ask about including social workers. There seems to be resistance as the bill was requested by psychologists. There also seems be a lack of understanding about the role of social workers in schools.

 

HB 1413 (SB 1030)

The Speaker et al.

The Blueprint for Maryland's Future

Establishing principles of The Blueprint for Maryland's Future that are intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of high-performing systems around the world; establishing a Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program; extending by 1 year, to 2021, the requirement for the State to provide a supplemental grant to eligible county boards; establishing the Teacher Collaborative Grant Program; requiring certain performance evaluations of local school systems; etc.

Committees:
Appropriations; Ways and Means

Status:
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means) and Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations) (3/12)

Position:


Comment:
This bill proposes the policy changes recommended by the Kirwan Commission and provides for over $300 million in funding. The work to be done by the end of the year is the development of a new funding formula for MD’s 24 jurisdictions.

 

SB 1030 (HB 1413)

President et al.

The Blueprint for Maryland's Future

Establishing principles of The Blueprint for Maryland's Future that are intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of high-performing systems around the world; establishing a Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program; extending by 1 year, to 2021, the requirement for the State to provide a supplemental grant to certain eligible county boards; establishing the Teacher Collaborative Grant Program; requiring certain performance evaluations of local school systems; etc.

Committees:
Budget and Taxation; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
Hearing 3/06 at 4:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (3/4)

Position:


Comment:

 

SB 617

Sen. Jim Rosapepe

Free College, Career Skills, and Youth Apprenticeship Act of 2019

Establishing a certain college and career readiness standard; altering the grade by which students must be assessed in college and career readiness, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, and according to a certain method; requiring that each public high school provide access to certain pathways and certain counseling services; establishing the Career and Technology Education Committee; requiring the Committee to establish certain goals in certain years and report certain information to the General Assembly; etc.

Committees:
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Status:
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (2/5)

Position:


Comment:

 

 

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