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  • Monday, February 18, 2019

    Maryland Climate Lobby Day - 4:30-8 pm

    (Please note time change to 4:30 from 5pm)

    Maryland House of Delegates 6 Bladen St. Room 145, Annapolis, MD 21401 

    See the flyer here

    [All priority bills being heard this week are before three (3) Senate Committees.] 

    Fight for $15 Lobby Day 5:30pm-8:00pm

    Fight For $15 will meet in the

    First Floor Lounge of the 
    House of Delegates Building 
    6 Bladen St
    for their lobby day in Annapolis

    Monday, February 18th, at 5:30pm

    Please Click Here for more information.

    [SB 280 Fight for 15 will be in committee on Thursday, 2/21 at 1pm.]

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

    Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee @ 12:00 pm 

    Death with Dignity - SB 311 - End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer Act) 

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 

    Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee @ 12:00 pm 

    Police Accountability - SB 838 - Maryland Public Information Act - Personnel Records of Law Enforcement Officers - Inspections by Investigative Agencies 

    Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee @ 1:00 pm 

    Immigration -SB 537  - Higher Education - Tuition Rates – Exemptions [expansion of DREAM Act] 

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 

    Senate Finance Committee @ 1:00 pm 

    Economic Justice - SB 280 - Labor and Employment - Payment of Wages - Minimum Wage and Enforcement (Fight for Fifteen) 

    Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee @ 12:00 pm 

    Gun Violence - SB 346 - Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer 

    Immigration - SB 817 - Correctional Facilities and Police Officers - Procedures - Immigration Status 

    Restorative Justice - SB 621 - Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education 

    Restorative Justice - SB 419 - Correctional Services - Prerelease Unit for Women - Requirement to Operate 

    Restorative Justice - SB 774 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors 

    Restorative Justice - SB 809 - Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates 

    Monday, February 25, 2019 

    House Judiciary Committee @ 10:00 am

    Gun Violence - HB 740 - Firearms – Computer–Aided Fabrication and Serial Number (3–D Printed Firearms and Ghost Guns)

    Gun Violence Lobby Day:  

     Click here for the initiatives of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence who are holding their Lobby Day on the 25th. Click here for available shifts.  

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Take Action

  • Votes may be held anytime after bills have had their committee hearings, and prior notice of voting sessions are rare. The following priority bills that have been heard need calls to lawmakers now:

    House Appropriations Committee

    • Immigration – HB 262 - Higher Education - Tuition Rates – Exemptions [expansion of DREAM Act]

    House Economic Matters Committee

    • Economic Justice - HB 166 - Labor and Employment - Payment of Wages - Minimum Wage and Enforcement (Fight for Fifteen)
    • Economic Justice - HB 341 - Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2019)

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    • Police Accountability – HB 413 - Public Information Act - Personnel and Investigatory Records - Formal Complaints Against Public Employees [investigations of police misconduct made public]
    • Death with Dignity – HB 399 - End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer Act)

    Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

    • Immigration – SB 144 - Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness
    • Immigration – SB 742 - State and Local Government - Correctional Units - Detention Agreements and Contracting for Privatization of Facilities

    House Judiciary Committee

    • Immigration – HB 214 - Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness
    • Restorative Justice – HB 294 - Correctional Services - Diminution Credits – Education
    • Death with Dignity – HB 399 - End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer Act)

     

     

  • For a full list of priority bills filed to date, their status and actions to take, please click here

     

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