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MD HB 10 - Dalya Attar
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - Eligible Individuals and Direct Reimbursement for Mental Health Services
01/23/2024 - Hearing canceled
Altering which individuals are eligible to receive mental health counseling paid for by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; requiring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to provide direct reimbursement to mental health professionals providing mental health services to a victim of a crime or a parent, a child, a sibling, a stepchild, or an intimate partner of a victim of a crime; and requiring the Board, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, to adopt regulations to implement the reimbursement program.

MD HB 1019 - Jamila Woods
Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Specifying that a petition for emergency evaluation is effective for 5 days after being endorsed by the court; authorizing a court, for good cause shown, to extend a petition for an additional 5 days; and authorizing peace officers to use reasonable and necessary force when executing a petition.

MD HB 1031 - Jazz M. Lewis
Correctional Services - Medication-Assisted Treatment
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Repealing the requirement that each local correctional facility make available at least one formulation of each FDA-approved full opioid agonist, partial opioid agonist, and long-acting opioid antagonist used for the treatment of opioid use disorders; requiring the Maryland Secretary of Health to annually provide each county a grant equal to the costs incurred by the county for the implementation of a certain medication-assisted treatment program; and expanding the authorized uses of the Opioid Restitution Fund.

MD HB 1048 - House Health & Government Operations Committee
Behavioral Health Advisory Council and Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access - Alterations
02/09/2024 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership and terms of members of the Behavioral Health Advisory Council; requiring the Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access to meet jointly with the Council; and requiring the Commission, in coordination with the Council, to make recommendations regarding the financing structure and quality oversight necessary to integrate somatic and behavioral health services in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program.

MD HB 1074 - Heather Bagnall
Health Insurance - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Sunset Repeal and Modification of Reporting Requirements
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering certain reporting requirements on health insurance carriers relating to compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; altering requirements for certain analyses of nonquantitative treatment limitations required of health insurance carriers; authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to exercise discretion to review subsets of nonquantitative treatment limitations under certain circumstances; etc.

MD HB 1085 - Bonnie L. Cullison
Maryland Insurance Administration - Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Reporting Requirements - Revisions and Sunset Repeal
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering certain reporting requirements on health insurance carriers relating to compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; altering requirements for certain analyses of nonquantitative treatment limitations required of health insurance carriers; establishing certain remedies the Maryland Insurance Commissioner may use to enforce compliance with the reporting requirements; repealing the requirement that the Commissioner use a certain form for the reporting requirements; etc.

MD HB 110 - Lorig Charkoudian
Health Insurance - Utilization Review - Private Review Agents
02/05/2024 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring that certain criteria and standards used by private review agents for health insurance utilization review relating to mental health and substance use disorder benefits meet certain requirements; requiring a private review agent to take certain actions before issuing an adverse decision; and specifying the procedure for private review agents to follow when making decisions related to mental health and substance use disorder benefits.

MD HB 1119 - Samuel I. Rosenberg
Algorithmic Addiction Fund - Establishment
02/12/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
Establishing the Algorithmic Addiction Fund; providing that the Fund includes all revenue received by the State from a judgment against, or settlement with, technology conglomerates, technology companies, social media conglomerates, or social media companies relating to claims made by the State; requiring the Secretary of Health to develop certain goals, objectives and indicators relating to algorithmic addiction treatment and prevention efforts; requiring the Secretary to establish a certain grant program; etc.

MD HB 1121 - Christopher Tomlinson
Public Health - Opioids and Opioid Overdose Reversal Drugs - Information
02/14/2024 - Hearing 3/01 at 2:00 p.m.
Requiring a licensed health care provider who prescribes or dispenses an opioid or an opioid overdose reversal drug, to provide certain information to the individual receiving the prescription; and authorizing a pharmacist to comply with the requirement by posting the information in a conspicuous location.

MD HB 1144 - Jennifer White
Corrections - Segregated Housing - Limitations
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a reporting requirement for correctional units relating to restrictive housing; requiring hearing officers and personnel involved with the supervision and care of individuals placed in restrictive housing to undergo certain training; and establishing guidelines and procedures for the placement of incarcerated individuals in certain types of segregated housing.

MD HB 118 - J. Sandy Bartlett
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of incarcerated individuals when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole; requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Commission to report yearly to the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board on the outcomes of certain parole considerations.

MD HB 1285 - Susan K. McComas
Workers' Compensation - Rehabilitation Practitioners - Licensed Social Workers
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing certain licensed social workers to register as a rehabilitation practitioner; and authorizing a licensed certified social worker-clinical to provide evaluation services for workers' compensation claims related to permanent impairments involving a behavioral or mental disorder.

MD HB 1289 - Susan K. McComas
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Practice Social Work - Definition and Scope of Authority
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of "practice social work" to clarify the types of assessments that may be performed by a licensee, add biopsychosocial treatment as a treatment option, and clarify the scope of practice for individuals licensed as certified social worker-clinical; and authorizing the Board of Social Work Examiners to adopt regulations regarding requirements for engagement in additional acts of social work otherwise authorized by law but not specifically by the Board.

MD HB 1310 - Dalya Attar
Baltimore City Coordinated Youth Violence Review and Response Team
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Baltimore City Coordinated Youth Violence Review and Response Team to examine and prevent violence against youth through intensive case management; requiring that the review team be provided with access to certain information and records; establishing certain closed meeting, confidentiality, and disclosure requirements for certain information and records; etc.

MD HB 1346 - Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
Competency Evaluations and Commitment Orders - Modification
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the procedures related to competency evaluations, including by requiring the Maryland Department of Health, rather than the court, to determine the basis on which a defendant will be examined; altering the definition of "designated health care facility" for the purpose of certain provisions of law governing the commitment of defendants who are found to be incompetent to stand trial; and extending the time period from 10 to 30 business days in which the Department is required to admit defendants who are found to be incompetent to stand trial.

MD HB 1372 - Ashanti F. Martinez
Health and Taxation - Digital Social Media Services and the Mental Health Care Fund for Children and Youth
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Mental Health Care Fund for Children and Youth as to support improved access to mental health care services to children and youth in the State; imposing a tax on certain annual revenues derived from certain digital social media services in the State; providing for the calculation and collection of the tax; requiring the Comptroller to distribute revenue from the tax in a certain manner; etc.

MD HB 1414 - Kristopher G. Fair
Electronic Smoking Devices - Licensure, Indoor Use, and Taxation - Alterations
02/09/2024 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Altering the grounds for disciplining the holder of an electronic smoking devices license or license applicant; altering the scope of the Clean Indoor Act and other provisions of law prohibiting smoking indoors to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices; and increasing the sales and use tax on certain electronic smoking devices from 12% to 30%.

MD HB 1423 - Andre V. Johnson
Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Step Therapy, Fail-First Protocols, and Prior Authorization - Prescription Drugs to Treat Serious Mental Illness
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, health maintenance organizations, and managed care organizations from applying a prior authorization requirement, step therapy protocol, or fail-first protocol for drugs to treat certain mental illnesses or a medication-induced movement disorder associated with the treatment of a serious mental illness.

MD HB 185 - J. Sandy Bartlett
Correctional Services - Medical Parole - Life Imprisonment
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing provisions relating to gubernatorial approval of a decision of the Maryland Parole Commission to grant medical parole to an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment.

MD HB 195 - Marc A. Korman
Public Safety - Missing Persons With Cognitive Impairment - Purple Alert Program
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a Purple Alert Program to disseminate information to assist in locating a missing person who suffers a cognitive impairment, intellectual or developmental disability, or brain injury who is not eligible for the Silver Alert Program.

MD HB 200 - Jheanelle K. Wilkins
Community Schools - Alterations
01/14/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
Authorizing each county board of education that has fewer than 40 community schools and that receives funding from the Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program for the personnel grant and the per pupil grant to expend no more than 10% of the funds distributed by the State under certain circumstances; providing that the per pupil grant portion of the Program prioritize funding for areas of greatest need according to the needs assessment plan; etc.

MD HB 203 - House Judiciary Committee
Correctional Services - Local Detention Centers - Reporting on Opioid Use Disorder
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain requirement that the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services annually report to the General Assembly about opioid use disorder among incarcerated individuals in local correctional facilities by repealing certain reporting requirements.

MD HB 204 - Edith Jerry Patterson
Education – Coaches – Mental Health Training
01/10/2024 - First Reading Appropriations and Ways and Means
Requiring the State Department of Education to develop guidelines for public schools and the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop guidelines for public institutions of higher education to train coaches to recognize indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress in students who participate in athletic programs in public schools and public institutions of higher education; requiring public schools and public institutions that offer athletic programs to provide a certain training to coaches; etc.

MD HB 295 - Chao Wu
Overdose Awareness Day
02/06/2024 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day.

MD HB 310 - William J. Wivell
Safe Communities Act of 2024
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; prohibiting a deduction of diminution credits of more than 10% of an incarcerated individual's aggregate sentence for crimes of violence for an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; etc.

MD HB 316 - William J. Wivell
Crimes and Corrections - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2024)
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing that a violation of a condition of probation, parole, or mandatory supervision that involves the use or possession of a firearm is not a technical violation for certain purposes; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain reentry kit and assistance in obtaining Medicaid benefits under certain circumstances; altering the elements of certain prohibitions against using a certain firearm in the commission of a certain crime; etc.

MD HB 353 - Bonnie L. Cullison
Maryland Department of Health - 2-1-1 Maryland - Oversight
01/17/2024 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Defining the term "Health and Human Services Referral System" for the purposes of certain provisions of law governing the System to mean a certain coordinated system for health and human service resources that is accessible to State residents, rather than a certain telephone service; repealing the requirement that the Maryland Department of Health evaluate the performance of certain call centers and make certain recommendations regarding the quality of service provided by call centers; etc.

MD HB 373 - Joseph Vogel
Election Law - Voting Age - Board of Education Elections
01/22/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment the authority of a county to lower the age at which an individual may vote in an election for members of an elected county board of education; authorizing a county to enact a local law that allows an individual who is at least 16 years of age to vote in an election for members of an elected county board of education; submitting the amendment to the Maryland Constitution to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection; etc.

MD HB 377 - Joseph Vogel
Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program - Funding - Alterations
01/17/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Altering the fiscal years, to begin in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter, during which the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill a certain appropriation to the Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program.

MD HB 403 - Natalie Ziegler
End-of-Life Option Act (The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the Honorable Shane E. Pendergrass Act)
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) and Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; establishing requirements and prohibitions governing aid in dying, including requirements related to requests for aid in dying, consulting physicians, mental health assessments, the disposal of drugs prescribed for aid in dying, health care facility policies, and the effect of aid in dying on insurance policies; authorizing a pharmacist to dispense medication for aid in dying only to certain individuals under certain circumstances; etc.

MD HB 408 - C. T. Wilson
Mental Health Law - County Mental Health Advisory Committees - Membership
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of a county's mental health advisory committee by including an individual with experience with mental health care for veterans or individuals serving in the military on the list of groups from which individuals may be appointed to the committee by the governing body of the county.

MD HB 41 - Nino Mangione
Crimes – Firearms – Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2024)
02/10/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing, altering, and clarifying penalties for and elements of certain firearm-related crimes; prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a certain defendant charged with a certain firearm-related crime under certain circumstances; etc.

MD HB 416 - Vanessa E. Atterbeary
Public Schools - Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings - Requirements
02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Ways and Means
Requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to collaborate with an institution of higher education or a designated federal or national research entity to study the effectiveness and impact of active shooter safety drills or trainings by researching and analyzing data collected by local school systems; requiring the Center to identify best practices for active shooter safety drills or trainings on or before October 1, 2024; requiring local school systems to provide parents with the annual schedule active shooter safety drills; etc.

MD HB 425 - Samuel I. Rosenberg
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
Entering into the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact; establishing criteria for participating states; authorizing an advanced practice registered nurse to practice in a party state under certain scope of practice rules; establishing the Interstate Commission of APRN Compact Administrators and its duties and powers; providing for the amendment of and withdrawal from the Compact; providing that the Compact is contingent on the enacting of substantially similar legislation in six other states; etc.

MD HB 430 - Chao Wu
Firearms - Liability Insurance - Public Wearing and Carrying
02/13/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Altering the circumstances under which a person is disqualified from possessing a regulated firearm, a rifle, and a shotgun; prohibiting a person from wearing or carrying a firearm under certain circumstances unless the person has obtained certain liability insurance related to wearing and carrying a firearm up to $300,000; providing for the form and issuance of a citation for a violation of the Act; etc.

MD HB 432 - Chao Wu
Courts and Judicial Proceedings and Criminal Procedure - Technical Corrections - References to Intellectual Disability
02/05/2024 - Hearing 2/07 at 2:30 p.m.
Replacing references to mental retardation with references to an intellectual disability in certain provisions of law.

MD HB 435 - House Judiciary Committee
Child Support - Incarcerated Obligors
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a court, if an obligor becomes incarcerated, to determine that a material change of circumstances warranting a modification of child support has occurred, provided that the party's ability to pay child support is sufficiently reduced due to the incarceration.

MD HB 436 - Jennifer R. Terrasa
Election Law - Voter Registration - Age and Notification to Minors
02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Ways and Means
Altering, from 16 years old to 15 years and 9 months old, the age at which an individual may register to vote; requiring that a voter notification card sent to an individual under the age of 18 years include information regarding when the individual will be eligible to vote; and requiring the election director in the county where a registered voter under the age of 18 years becomes eligible to vote to send a notice that the voter is eligible to vote and information on the voting methods and locations available to the voter.

MD HB 472 - C. T. Wilson
Education - School Mapping Data Program - Established
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Establishing the School Mapping Data Program in the State Department of Education to provide funds to county Boards to produce school mapping data for each public school and public charter school in the county to assist first responders in responding to emergencies at a school; and authorizing the School Safety Subcabinet within the Maryland Center for School Safety to use the Safe Schools Fund to provide funding to the Department for grants under the Program.

MD HB 508 - Elizabeth Embry
Children - Labor Trafficking
01/31/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Adding labor trafficking by a child's parent or guardian to the list of conditions under which a local department of social services is authorized to ask the juvenile court in a child in need of assistance proceeding to find that reasonable efforts to reunify a child with the child's parent or guardian are not required; and expanding provisions of law relating to the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator Grant Program to apply to child victims of labor trafficking.

MD HB 539 - Christopher Tomlinson
Public Institutions of Higher Education - Student Withdrawal Policy - Reimbursement of Tuition and Fees (Cameron Carden Act of 2024)
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
Requiring each public institution of higher education to adopt a policy to authorize a student to withdraw under extenuating circumstances and reimburse the student for tuition and fees paid for a certain semester under certain circumstances.

MD HB 545 - Bernice Mireku-North
Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award - Public School Nurses
01/26/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding the Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award within the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program to include public school nurses who are licensed as registered nurses, provide health services in public schools, and are employed by a county school system or a local health department to provide health services through an agreement with a county board.

MD HB 558 - Vanessa E. Atterbeary
Primary and Secondary Education - Comprehensive Health Education Framework - Established
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Requiring the State Department of Education, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health, to develop a comprehensive health education framework; requiring each county board of education to create an age-appropriate curriculum that is consistent with the comprehensive health education framework; requiring each county board to establish policies, guidelines, and procedures for a parent or guardian to opt out of certain topics for the parent's or guardian's student, subject to certain requirements; etc.

MD HB 57 - House Health & Government Operations Committee
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Dispensers – Veterinarians
01/19/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of "dispenser" for purposes of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include certain licensed veterinarians when dispensing controlled substances for animals in the usual course of providing professional services; and providing that the Program is not required to disclose prescription drug monitoring data to veterinarians.

MD HB 576 - Chao Wu
Mental Health - Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission Procedures and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a peace officer, when the peace officer receives a petition for emergency evaluation for an individual, to transport the emergency evaluee to a nearby emergency facility, rather than the nearest emergency facility; authorizing a psychiatric nurse practitioner to evaluate an emergency evaluee for purposes of involuntary admission; requiring each county to establish an assisted outpatient treatment program; etc.

MD HB 597 - Chao Wu
Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act
01/24/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.

MD HB 698 - Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
Estates and Trusts - Guardianship of the Person of a Disabled Person - Expedited Proceedings
01/26/2024 - First Reading Judiciary
Requiring a court to rule on petitions to appoint a guardian of the person of a disabled person in order to seek transfer or discharge of a disabled person from a hospital within 10 days; and requiring that hearings to appoint a guardian of the person of a disabled person be held virtually unless the party seeking appointment requests that the hearing be held in person.

MD HB 74 - Michele J. Guyton
Public Schools - Lifesaver Schools Program - Establishment
01/10/2024 - First Reading Ways and Means
Establishing the Lifesaver Schools Program to recognize public schools that provide health and safety training to students and school personnel; requiring Lifesaver Schools to offer students, at a minimum, training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, mental health wellness programs or a peer mentoring program, provide service hours for student participants, and offer certain training to school personnel; and authorizing a public school to partner with the county board to meet the criteria to qualify as a Lifesaver School.

MD HB 79 - Nicole A. Williams
Family Law – Child Custody – Determinations
01/15/2024 - Hearing canceled
Authorizing the court, in determining legal and physical custody in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; and authorizing the court to modify a child custody or visitation order if the court determines that there has been a material change in circumstances since the issuance of the order that relates to the needs of the child or the ability of the parents to meet those needs and that modifying the order is in the best interests of the child.

MD HB 794 - Jazz M. Lewis
Regulated Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Process
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to create and maintain a Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry in which a person may voluntarily enroll for the purpose of being prohibited from obtaining a regulated firearm by December 31, 2024; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm to a purchaser, lessee, borrower, or transferee who the dealer or other person knows or has reason to believe is registered on the registry; etc.

MD HB 804 - Jamila Woods
Certificate of Need - Psychiatric Health Care Facilities and Psychiatric and Mental Health Services - Exemption
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of "medical service" for the purpose of providing an exemption to the certificate of need requirement by removing psychiatry and any subcategory of psychiatry; and providing that a certificate of need is not required to establish or operate a psychiatric health care facility or to offer psychiatric or other mental health services at a health care facility.

MD HB 829 - Jamila Woods
Public Health - Service Sector Employees - Mental Health First Aid Training
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, subject to the limitations of its budget, to provide a virtual mental health first aid training program for service sector employees; and requiring the Maryland Department of Health, subject to the limitations of its budget and in coordination with the Maryland Department of Labor and the Public Service Commission, to develop a public awareness campaign related to the training program.

MD HB 833 - Jheanelle K. Wilkins
Children in Need of Assistance - Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
01/31/2024 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a presumption that placement with a child's parent is in the best interest of the child, the child is receiving proper care and attention, and there is not a certain emergency situation if the child's parent is receiving certain substance use disorder treatment; and requiring a local department of social services to file a report with a court if the child was not placed with the parent, describing any difficulties in placing the child with the parent, and efforts by the local department to find a placement for the child.

MD HB 855 - Jazz M. Lewis
Juvenile Law - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
02/02/2024 - First Reading Judiciary
Limiting the circumstances under which an incarcerated minor may be involuntarily placed in restrictive housing; prohibiting the placement of a minor in restrictive housing for more than 6 hours; and authorizing a correctional facility to place a minor in restrictive housing at the minor's request.

MD HB 869 - J. Sandy Bartlett
Public Safety – Firearm Background Checks, Victim Notification, and the Maryland State Police Gun Center
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a law enforcement agency that receives a certain report of a prohibited person failing a background check to notify certain victims; requiring the Secretary of State Police to notify the Maryland State Police Gun Center of certain information if the Secretary disapproves a firearm application because a prospective purchaser, lessee, or transferee failed a background check; etc.

MD HB 87 - Nino Mangione
Criminal Law - Death Penalty
01/30/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; and establishing certain procedures relating to custody, warrant of execution, incompetency, method of execution, witnesses, certificate, disposition of body, notice, trial, sentencing, review, and appeal in relation to imposition of the death penalty.

MD HB 900 - Vaughn M. Stewart III
Employment Standards - Firefighters - Payment of Overtime and Payroll Information
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring governmental units that employ firefighters to compute overtime pay in a certain manner; requiring counties and municipalities to provide certain payroll information to each firefighter employed by the county or municipality; and authorizing a firefighter or the firefighter's exclusive representative to initiate a certain grievance if a county or municipality does not provide the payroll information as required.

MD HB 93 - Bernice Mireku-North
Landlord and Tenant - Termination of Residential Lease - Limitation of Liability for Rent
02/20/2024 - Motion Special Order until 2/21 (Delegate Adams) Adopted
Limiting a tenant's liability for rent to no more than 2 months' rent after the date on which the tenant vacates a leased premises if a physician, counselor, therapist, or psychologist completes a form specifying that the tenant has an intellectual or developmental disability or mental disorder, the management of which is substantially limited by the leased premises.

MD HB 932 - Bonnie L. Cullison
Health Insurance - Utilization Review - Revisions
02/05/2024 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering and establishing requirements and prohibitions related to health insurance utilization review; altering requirements related to internal grievance procedures and adverse decision procedures; altering certain reporting requirements on health insurance carriers relating to adverse decisions; and establishing requirements on health insurance carriers and health care providers relating to the provision of patient benefit information.

MD HB 98 - Natalie Ziegler
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Deafblind Co-Navigation Services Program - Established
01/14/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a Deafblind Co-Navigation Services Program in the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide co-navigation services at no cost to deafblind individuals in the State; and defining Co-Navigation Services as services providing visual and environmental information or sighted services to assist with communication accessibility in an individual's preferred language and communication mode, and to assist with accessing an individual's physical surroundings and making informed decisions about those surroundings.

MD SB 103 - Michael A. Jackson
Overdose Awareness Day
02/13/2024 - Hearing 3/08 at 9:00 a.m.
Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day.

MD SB 1097 - William C. Smith Jr.
Public Safety - Gun Buyback Programs - Destruction of Firearms
02/07/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a person or entity operating a gun buyback program to destroy a firearm, including all components and parts attached to the firearm, that is voluntarily traded in at a certain gun buyback program; authorizing a certain person or entity to contract with a law enforcement agency, an organization, or a business to destroy certain firearms; and requiring the Secretary of State Police to revoke a certain person's dealer's license if the person violates the provisions of the Act.

MD SB 128 - Shelly L. Hettleman
Correctional Services - Geriatric and Medical Parole
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to consider the age of incarcerated individuals when determining whether to grant parole; altering how the Commission evaluates a request for medical parole; requiring the Commission to develop procedures for assessing parole requests by certain incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Commission to report yearly to the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board on the outcomes of certain parole considerations.

MD SB 132 - Jill Priscilla Carter
Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment
02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Repealing provisions relating to gubernatorial approval of a decision of the Maryland Parole Commission to grant medical parole to an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment.

MD SB 134 - Shelly L. Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman Unit
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Unit in the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Unit to conduct investigations, reviews, and assessments of administrative acts taken by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or in relation to individuals confined by the Department; requiring the Unit to refer matters for criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings as appropriate; establishing the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board; etc.

MD SB 162 - Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
Landlord and Tenant - Termination of Residential Lease - Limitation of Liability for Rent
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Limiting a tenant's liability for rent under a residential lease if a physician, counselor, therapist, or psychologist completes a form specifying that the tenant has an intellectual or developmental disability or mental disorder and the tenant vacates the leased premises, the management of which is extremely limited by the leased premises.

MD SB 165 - Karen Lewis Young
Education – Coaches – Mental Health Training
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
Requiring the State Department of Education to develop guidelines for public schools and the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop guidelines for public institutions of higher education to train coaches to recognize indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress in students who participate in athletic programs in public schools and public institutions of higher education; requiring public schools and public institutions that offer athletic programs to provide a certain training to coaches; etc.

MD SB 168 - Charles Edward Sydnor III
Task Force to Study Aggressive and Reckless Driving
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Task Force to Study Aggressive and Reckless Driving to study data, research, initiatives, and policies regarding aggressive and reckless driving; and requiring the Task Force to submit an interim report by December 1, 2024 and a final report by December 1, 2025, on its recommendations on actions, interventions, and policies that could reduce aggressive and reckless driving including legislation to be introduced in the 2026 legislative session.

MD SB 179 - C. Anthony Muse
Crimes and Corrections - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2024)
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/25 at 2:00 p.m.
Establishing that a violation of a condition of probation, parole, or mandatory supervision that involves the use or possession of a firearm is not a technical violation for certain purposes; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain reentry kit and assistance in obtaining Medicaid benefits under certain circumstances; altering the elements of certain prohibitions against using a certain firearm in the commission of a certain crime; etc.

MD SB 185 - Mary Lynn Washington
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Deafblind Co-Navigation Services Program - Established
01/29/2024 - Hearing 1/30 at 3:00 p.m.
Establishing a Deafblind Co-Navigation Services Program in the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide co-navigation services at no cost to deafblind individuals in the State; and defining "co-navigation services" as services providing visual and environmental information or sighted services to assist with communication accessibility in an individual's preferred language and communication mode and to assist with accessing an individual's physical surroundings and making informed decisions about those surrounding.

MD SB 212 - Senate Committee on Finance
Behavioral Health Advisory Council and Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access - Alterations
02/19/2024 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Altering the membership and terms of members of the Behavioral Health Advisory Council; requiring the Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access to meet jointly with the Council; and requiring the Commission, in coordination with the Council, to make recommendations regarding the financing structure and quality oversight necessary to integrate somatic and behavioral health services in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program.

MD SB 217 - Senate Committee on Finance
Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Conforming provisions of State health insurance law with existing federal requirements, including updating effective dates for federal regulations, clarifying federal consumer protection regulations resulting from changes to the federal No Surprises Act, altering the material errors that trigger special enrollment periods, and authorizing the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange to adopt an expanded open enrollment period under certain circumstances.

MD SB 219 - Senate Committee on Finance
Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program – Sunset Extension
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Extending to December 31, 2030, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program.

MD SB 235 - Senate Committee on Finance
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Dispensers - Veterinarians
01/10/2024 - First Reading Finance
Altering the definition of "dispenser" for purposes of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include certain licensed veterinarians when dispensing controlled substances for animals in the usual course of providing professional services; and providing that the Program is not required to disclose prescription drug monitoring data to veterinarians.

MD SB 251 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Correctional Services - Division of Pretrial Detention and Services - Facilities
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the composition and authority of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; altering the authority of the Commissioner of the Division; establishing the Youth Detention Center in the Division; establishing the facility administrator and authorizing assistant facility administrators for the Youth Detention Center; and repealing authorization for the Baltimore City Detention Center.

MD SB 256 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Revisions
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership and duties of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; providing that a law enforcement agency may employ an individual as a police officer for a certain period only if the individual is certified or provisionally certified by the Commission; and altering provisions of law relating to the certification and recertification of police officers.

MD SB 270 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Adult Protective Services - Review Boards - Membership and Terms
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering provisions relating to the membership of, and the terms of members appointed to, adult public guardianship review boards.

MD SB 28 - Christopher R. West
Crimes and Corrections - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2024)
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/25 at 2:00 p.m.
Establishing that a violation of a condition of probation, parole, or mandatory supervision that involves the use or possession of a firearm is not a technical violation for certain purposes; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain reentry kit and assistance in obtaining Medicaid benefits under certain circumstances; altering the elements of certain prohibitions against using a certain firearm in the commission of a certain crime; etc.

MD SB 282 - Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
Correctional Services - Local Detention Centers - Reporting on Opioid Use Disorder
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain requirement that the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services annually report to the General Assembly about opioid use disorder among incarcerated individuals in local correctional facilities by repealing certain reporting requirements.

MD SB 327 - Christopher R. West
Family Law - Child Custody - Determinations
01/12/2024 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing the court, in determining legal and physical custody in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; and authorizing the court to modify a child custody or visitation order if the court determines that there has been a material change in circumstances since the issuance of the order that relates to the needs of the child or the ability of the parents to meet those needs and that modifying the order is in the best interest of the child.

MD SB 36 - Joanne Claybon Benson
Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.
Establishing the Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board within the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to analyze and make findings and recommendations related to deaths of incarcerated individuals; and requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide specific information to the Board.

MD SB 373 - Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
Criminal Law – Theft – Mail and Mail Depository Key
01/30/2024 - Hearing 2/02 at 10:30 a.m.
Prohibiting the theft of mail from a mail depository owned by the United States Postal Service; prohibiting the theft of a device used to open a mail depository owned by the United States Postal Service; prohibiting the theft of mail with intent to commit identity theft; prohibiting the theft of mail from an elderly or disabled person with intent to commit identity theft; and establishing penalties for violations of the Act.

MD SB 412 - John Ray Salling
Mental Health Law - County Mental Health Advisory Committees - Membership
02/09/2024 - Hearing 2/16 at 11:00 a.m.
Altering the membership of a county's mental health advisory committee by including an individual with experience with mental health care for veterans or individuals serving in the military on the list of groups from which individuals may be appointed to the committee by the governing body of the county.

MD SB 413 - John Ray Salling
Discrimination - Military Status - Prohibition
02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting discrimination based on military status with regard to public accommodation, housing, employment, financial transactions, education, insurance, the provision of public utility services, and State personnel actions.

MD SB 419 - Craig J. Zucker
Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program - Funding - Alterations
01/18/2024 - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the fiscal years, to begin in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter, during which the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill a certain appropriation to the Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program.

MD SB 44 - Christopher R. West
Safe Communities Act of 2024
01/15/2024 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; prohibiting a deduction of diminution credits of more than 10% of an incarcerated individual's aggregate sentence for crimes of violence for an incarcerated individual who is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; etc.

MD SB 441 - Pamela G. Beidle
Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award - School Nurses
01/25/2024 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Expanding the Nancy Grasmick Public School Professional Award within the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program to include school nurses who are licensed as registered nurses, provide health services in public schools, and are employed by a county school system or a local health department to provide health services through an agreement with a county board.

MD SB 443 - Mary Lynn Washington
End-of-Life Option Act (The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the Honorable Shane E. Pendergrass Act)
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; establishing requirements and prohibitions governing aid in dying, including requirements related to requests for aid in dying, consulting physicians, mental health assessments, the disposal of drugs prescribed for aid in dying, health care facility policies, and the effect of aid in dying on insurance policies; authorizing a pharmacist to dispense medication for aid in dying only to certain individuals under certain circumstances; etc.

MD SB 453 - Christopher R. West
Mental Health - Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission Procedures and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs
01/31/2024 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a peace officer, when the peace officer receives a petition for emergency evaluation for an individual, to transport the emergency evaluee to a nearby emergency facility, rather than the nearest emergency facility; authorizing a psychiatric nurse practitioner to evaluate an emergency evaluee for purposes of involuntary admission; requiring each county to establish an assisted outpatient treatment program; etc.

MD SB 470 - Christopher R. West
Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/09 at 12:00 p.m.
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.

MD SB 471 - Christopher R. West
Criminal Procedure - Victim Compensation - Alterations (Victim Compensation Reform Act of 2024)
01/23/2024 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the composition of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; altering certain duties, powers, and procedures for the Board to make awards to victims of crime; altering the powers and duties of certain employees; altering the amount and types of awards the Board is authorized to make to certain victims of crime; authorizing reconsideration and judicial review of decisions of the Board; authorizing the Governor to include certain funding in the annual budget bill for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; etc.

MD SB 48 - Cheryl C. Kagan
Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Police Officer Certification - Eligibility
01/15/2024 - Hearing 1/24 at 2:30 p.m.
Altering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to remove certain citizenship requirements for an individual who is a permanent legal resident of the United States and an honorably discharged veteran; and providing that an individual who is a permanent legal resident and honorably discharged veteran or current member of the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, or a reserve component is eligible to be certified as a police officer.

MD SB 515 - Alonzo T. Washington
Elections - Voter Registration Age - Alteration
01/25/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering, from 16 years old to 15 years and 9 months old, the age at which an individual may register to vote.

MD SB 550 - Charles Edward Sydnor III
Children - Labor Trafficking
02/12/2024 - Hearing 2/16 at 10:00 a.m.
Adding labor trafficking by a child's parent or guardian to the list of conditions under which a local department of social services is authorized to ask the juvenile court in a child in need of assistance proceeding to find that reasonable efforts to reunify a child with the child's parent or guardian are not required; and expanding provisions of law relating to the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator Grant Program to apply to child victims of labor trafficking.

MD SB 554 - Paul D. Corderman
Criminal Procedure - Not Criminally Responsible Verdict - Term of Commitment
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/09 at 12:00 p.m.
Requiring the court, after a verdict of not criminally responsible for murder in the first degree to commit a defendant to a designated health care facility for life; and requiring a court, after a verdict of not criminally responsible for murder in the second degree to commit the defendant to a designated health care facility for a term of up to 40 years.

MD SB 615 - Benjamin T. Brooks
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Maryland Veterans Suicide Awareness Day
01/26/2024 - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment
Requiring the Governor to annually proclaim July 11 as Maryland Veterans Suicide Awareness Day.

MD SB 684 - Malcolm Augustine
Health Insurance – Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits – Sunset Repeal and Modification of Reporting Requirements
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering certain reporting requirements on health insurance carriers relating to compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; altering requirements for certain analyses of nonquantitative treatment limitations required of health insurance carriers; authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to exercise discretion to review subsets of nonquantitative treatment limitations under certain circumstances; etc.

MD SB 732 - Jill Priscilla Carter
Department of Juvenile Services and Maryland Department of Health – Inpatient Program for Children
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services and the Maryland Department of Health to establish a certain inpatient program for children who have been adjudicated delinquent to provide rehabilitation, comprehensive care, and holistic therapies that address health, mental health, and substance abuse issues.

MD SB 739 - Katie Fry Hester
Algorithmic Addiction Fund - Establishment
01/31/2024 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Algorithmic Addiction Fund; providing that the Fund includes all revenue received by the State from a judgment against, or settlement with, technology conglomerates, technology companies, social media conglomerates, or social media companies relating to claims made by the State; requiring the Secretary of Health to develop certain goals, objectives, and indicators relating to algorithm addiction treatment and prevention efforts; requiring the Secretary to establish a certain grant program; etc.

MD SB 752 - Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
Regulated Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Process
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to create and maintain a Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry in which a person may voluntarily enroll for the purpose of being prohibited from obtaining a regulated firearm by December 31, 2024; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm to a purchaser, lessee, borrower, or transferee who the dealer or other person knows or has reason to believe is registered on the registry; etc.

MD SB 753 - Shelly L. Hettleman
Public Safety - Firearm Background Checks, Victim Notification, and the Maryland State Police Gun Center
02/01/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a law enforcement agency that receives a report of a prohibited person failing a background check to immediately notify certain victims; requiring the Secretary of State Police to notify the Maryland State Police Gun Center of certain information if the Secretary disapproves a firearm application because a prospective purchaser, lessee, or transferee failed a background check; etc.

MD SB 791 - Katherine Ann Klausmeier
Health Insurance - Utilization Review - Revisions
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering and establishing requirements and prohibitions related to health insurance utilization review; altering requirements related to internal grievance procedures and adverse decision procedures; altering certain reporting requirements on health insurance carriers relating to adverse decisions; and establishing requirements on health insurance carriers and health care providers relating to the provision of patient benefit information.

MD SB 801 - Michael A. Jackson
Correctional Services – Medication–Assisted Treatment
02/06/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Repealing the requirement that each local correctional facility make available at least one formulation of each FDA-approved full opioid agonist, partial opioid agonist, and long-acting opioid antagonist used for the treatment of opioid use disorders; requiring the Maryland Secretary of Health to annually provide each county a grant equal to the costs incurred by the county for the implementation of a certain medication-assisted treatment program; and expanding the authorized uses of the Opioid Restitution Fund.

MD SB 817 - Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
Public Safety - Missing Persons With Cognitive Impairment - Purple Alert Program
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a Purple Alert Program to disseminate information to assist in locating a missing person who suffers a cognitive impairment, intellectual or developmental disability, or brain injury who is not eligible for the Silver Alert Program.

MD SB 828 - Joanne Claybon Benson
Public Institutions of Higher Education - Student Withdrawal Policy - Reimbursement of Tuition and Fees (Cameron Carden Act of 2024)
02/02/2024 - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment
Requiring each public institution of higher education to adopt a policy to authorize a student to withdraw under extenuating circumstances and reimburse the student for tuition and fees paid for the semester in which the student withdraws under certain circumstances.

MD SB 850 - Paul D. Corderman
State Personnel - Line-of-Duty Death and Funeral Benefits
02/02/2024 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Increasing to $25,000 the maximum amount of funeral expenses that may be provided for a line-of-duty death of certain public safety officers and indexing the benefit to inflation; repealing an offset against certain funeral expenses for the line-of-duty death of certain public safety officers; increasing the maximum amount of line-of-duty death benefits for State employees and indexing the benefit to inflation; providing a funeral expense benefit for a line-of-duty death for State employees and indexing the benefit to inflation; etc.

MD SB 863 -
Office of the Attorney General - Rights of Residents of Health Care Facilities - Injunctive Relief and Penalties
02/17/2024 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief on behalf of the State on the basis of an imminent or ongoing violation of certain rights of residents of certain health care facilities; authorizing the Attorney General to request a court to impose a certain civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 on an assisted living program for certain violations; and requiring that the resident bill of rights for assisted living program residents include certain rights.

MD SB 866 - Justin D. Ready
Health - Small Halfway Houses and Small Private Group Homes - County Zoning
02/06/2024 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a county to deem conclusively that a small halfway house or small private group home is a single-family dwelling or a multifamily dwelling for purposes of zoning.

MD SB 93 - Malcolm Augustine
Health Insurance – Utilization Review – Private Review Agents
02/02/2024 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring that certain criteria and standards used by private review agents for health insurance utilization review relating to mental health and substance use disorder benefits meet certain requirements; requiring a private review agent to take certain actions before issuing an adverse decision; and specifying the procedure for private review agents to follow when making decisions related to mental health and substance use disorder benefits.

MD SB 931 - Katherine Ann Klausmeier
Workers’ Compensation – Rehabilitation Practitioners – Licensed Social Workers
02/06/2024 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing certain licensed social workers to register as a rehabilitation practitioner; and authorizing a licensed certified social worker-clinical to provide evaluation services for workers' compensation claims related to permanent impairments involving a behavioral or mental disorder.

MD SB 988 - Clarence K. Lam
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Self-Directed Mental Health Services - Pilot Program
02/06/2024 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Self-Directed Mental Health Services Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health to facilitate access to clinically appropriate, person-centered, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed self-directed services in the most integrated setting appropriate for certain recipients of services under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; requiring the Governor in fiscal years 2026 through 2028, to include $1,000,000 in the annual budget bill for the program; and requiring a certain report.

MD SB 990 - Clarence K. Lam
Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Step Therapy, Fail-First Protocols, and Prior Authorization - Prescription Drugs to Treat Serious Mental Illness
02/06/2024 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, health maintenance organizations, and managed care organizations from applying a prior authorization requirement, step therapy protocol, or fail-first protocol for drugs to treat certain mental illnesses or a medication-induced movement disorder associated with the treatment of a serious mental illness.

Recent Activity Bills updated in the last 24 hours

13 updates

  • MD HB 416 - Vanessa E. Atterbeary
    Public Schools - Active Shooter Safety Drills or Trainings - Requirements
    02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Ways and Means
  • MD HB 425 - Samuel I. Rosenberg
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
    02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
  • MD HB 436 - Jennifer R. Terrasa
    Election Law - Voter Registration - Age and Notification to Minors
    02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Ways and Means
  • MD HB 472 - C. T. Wilson
    Education - School Mapping Data Program - Established
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
  • MD HB 539 - Christopher Tomlinson
    Public Institutions of Higher Education - Student Withdrawal Policy - Reimbursement of Tuition and Fees (Cameron Carden Act of 2024)
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
  • MD HB 558 - Vanessa E. Atterbeary
    Primary and Secondary Education - Comprehensive Health Education Framework - Established
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
  • MD HB 93 - Bernice Mireku-North
    Landlord and Tenant - Termination of Residential Lease - Limitation of Liability for Rent
    02/20/2024 - Motion Special Order until 2/21 (Delegate Adams) Adopted
  • MD SB 132 - Jill Priscilla Carter
    Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment
    02/19/2024 - Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
  • MD SB 165 - Karen Lewis Young
    Education – Coaches – Mental Health Training
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
  • MD SB 212 - Senate Committee on Finance
    Behavioral Health Advisory Council and Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access - Alterations
    02/19/2024 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • MD SB 217 - Senate Committee on Finance
    Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
  • MD SB 413 - John Ray Salling
    Discrimination - Military Status - Prohibition
    02/19/2024 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
  • MD SB 863 -
    Office of the Attorney General - Rights of Residents of Health Care Facilities - Injunctive Relief and Penalties
    02/17/2024 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
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