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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.

    Climate Change 

    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 

    Economic Justice 

    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) 

    Gun Violence 

    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) 

    Healthcare 

    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

    Immigration 

    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) 

    Restorative/Criminal Justice 

    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) 

     

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  • 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: 

    1. Share and review the "Know Your Rights" resources like this one in Spanish and English. Or click here for other languages from the National Immigration Law Center. 

    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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