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This report provides the status of all UULM-MD priority bills at the close of the session. It includes which bills have been signed into law by the Governor as of May 13, 2019.
SB 516 - Clean Energy Jobs – Passed and Governor is allowing to become law without his signature
SB 249/HB 277 - Regional Initiative to Limit or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transportation Sector - Authorization (Regional Transportation and Climate Protection Act of 2019) – Passed and Governor is allowing to become law without his signature
All others failed (no action in either committee)
Death with Dignity
HB 399/SB 311 - End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer Act) – Failed by tie vote on Senate floor
HB 166/SB 280 - Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen) – Passed over Governor’s veto
HB 341/SB 500 - Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2019) – Failed (no action in either committee)
SJ2/HJ 9 - Freedom of the Press Day – [Designating June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day in Maryland to memorialize the lives lost on June 28, 2018, at the Capital Gazette offices] – Passed and Signed by Speaker and President (Governor's signature not needed)
SB 622 - Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention – Crime Firearms – Study –– Passed and Signed by Governor
SB 346 – Public Safety – Regulated Firearms – Prohibition of Loans – Passed and Signed by Governor
SB 536/HB 367 - Public Safety - Education - Firearm Funding – awaiting action in EHEA
HB 740/SB 882 - Criminal Law – Firearms – Computer–Aided Fabrication and Serial Number (3–D Printed Firearms) – HB awaiting action in JPR
HB 468/SB 441 - Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements - Failed (no action in either committee)
HB 697/SB 868 - Health Insurance - Consumer Protections and Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission – Passed and Signed by Governor
HB 814/SB 802 - Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program – Passed and Signed by Governor
HB 768 - Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board – Passed and Governor is allowing to become law without his signature
SB 537/HB 262 - Higher Education - Tuition Rates – Exemptions [Dream Act improvement] – Passed but vetoed by the Governor
HB 214/SB 144 - Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness – Passed and Signed by Governor
HB 1273/SB 599 - Immigration Enforcement – Public Schools, Hospitals, and Courthouses – Policies – Passed House but Failed, no action in JPR
HB 1165/SB 718 - State Government – Government Agents – Requests for and Use of Immigration Status Information – Passed House but Failed, no action in JPR
HB 913/SB 817 Correctional Facilities and Police Officers – Procedures – Immigration Status – Failed (no action in either committee)
SB 621/HB 294 - Correctional Services - Diminution Credits – Education – Passed Senate but Failed, no action in JUD
HB 1001/SB 774- Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors – Passed and Signed by Governor
SB 809 - Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates – Passed and signed by Governor
HB 1002 - Restrictive housing - Direct Release – Passed House but failed to get final vote in Senate.
HB 1029 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations (Restrictive Housing Reform Act of 2019) – Failed (no action in JUD committee)
HB 443/SB 121 - Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform - Failed (no action in either committee)
According to the Congregation Action Network, there is a high probability that Maryland, especially the areas near Washington DC and Baltimore, will be part of the ICE raids that may start this weekend.
If you would like to help, they have provided the following guidelines:
2. If you are aware of ICE activity in your community, had a loved one detained by ICE, or need accompaniment to an ICE check-in or immigration court, please call the Sanctuary DMV Immigration Emergency Hotline: 202-335-1183.
3. Contact local leaders in your jurisdiction and urge sheriff and police not to participate in raids or cooperate with ICE in sharing information about immigrants at risk.
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