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2024 Session of the General Assembly

Hearing Date Bill Name Committee Position
1/11/24    SB 23 – Orphans’ Court Judges – Election Judicial Proceedings Support with Amendment
1/24/24

SB 161 Community Schools - Alterations

Budget and Taxation  Support
1/24/24

HB 192 Election Law - In-Person Voting - Proof of Identity

Ways and Means Oppose
1/25/24

HB 142 Election Law - Polling Places - Establishing Voter Identity (Voter Privacy Act of 2024)

Ways and Means Oppose
1/25/24 SB 312-Public In  formation Act-Personnel Records of Elected Officials and Joint Ethics Committee Records Education, Energy, and the Environment Informational
1/30/24

 HB 200 Community Schools - Alterations CROSSFILE

 Appropriations Support
1/30/24 SB 29 Special Elections - Procedures and General Assembly Vacancies and Ties Education, Energy and the Environment Support
1/30/24 SB 16 Campaign Finance – Election Law - Campaign Finance - Draft Committees and Exploratory Committees Education, Energy and the Environment Support
1/30/24 SB 140 General Assembly Vacancy - Political Party Central Committees - Procedures Education, Energy and the Environment Support
1/30/24 SB 16 Campaign Finance – Election Law - Campaign Finance - Draft Committees and Exploratory Committees Education, Energy and the Environment Support
1/30/24 SB 99 Ballot Access – Voter Registration – Affiliating With a Party Education, Energy and the Environment Support
1/31/24 Transportation and Environment Subcommittee Budget Hrg.  Appropriations Comment
1/31/24

HB 25 - Public Schools - Sexually Explicit Materials - Prohibited in Libraries and Media Centers

Ways and Means Oppose
2/2/24 HB 40 - Election Law - Post Election Tabulation Audits - Risk-Limiting Audits Ways and Means  Support
2/6/24

HB 333 Election Law - Election Disinformation on Large Social Media Platforms and Influence Related to Voting

Ways and Means Support
2/6/24 HB 331 Election Law - Candidate Expenditures - Campaign-Related Child Care
Expenses
Ways and Means Support
2/6/24

HB 81 - Constitutional Amendment – Form of County Government – Requirement to Adopt Charter Home Rule

Environment and Transportation  Information Only
2/6/24 HB 585 Protecting Election Officials Act 2024 Judiciary Support
2/6/21 HB 412 General Assembly – Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Office Ways and Means Support
2/6/24

HB 347 General Assembly Vacancy - Political Party Central Committees - Procedures - CROSS FILE 

Ways and Means Support
2/6/24 HB 257 Ballot Access – Voter Registration – Affiliating With a Party Ways and Means Support
2/7/24

HB 168 - Environment - Plastic Products - Postconsumer Recycled Content Program

Environment and Transportation Support
2/7/24 SB0388: Prescription Drug Affordability Board- Authority for Upper Payment Limits and
Funding (The Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All Marylanders Act of 2024)
Finance Support
2/7/24

SB 552 Operating Budget - Funding - Scholarships For Nonpublic School Students

Budget and Taxation Oppose
2/7/24

SB 381 Education - Interscholastic and Intramural Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams - Designation Based on Sex (Fairness In Girls' Sports Act)

Education, Energy and the Environment Oppose
2/8/24

HB 608 - Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without Qualifying Children - Eligibility

Ways and Means Support
2/8/24

HB 814 – Juvenile Law – Reform  

Judiciary Oppose
2/8/24

SB0443: End-of-Life Option Act (The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the
Honorable Shane E. Pendergrass Act)

Judicial Proceedings Support
2/8/24

HB 400 Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance- Annual
Behavioral Health Wellness Visits- Coverage and Reimbursement

Health and Government Operations Support
2/8/24

HB 340 Prescription Drug Affordability Board- Authority for Upper Payment Limits and Funding (The Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All Marylanders Now Act) CROSS FILE

Health and Government Operations Support
2/8/24

HB 728: Health Insurance- Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to
Care Act)

Health and Government Operations Support
2/9/24

SB 744 – Juvenile Law – Reform  CROSS FILE

Judicial Proceedings Oppose
2/13/24

SB 326 Juvenile Law – Questioning of a Juvenile – Crime of Violence or Crime Involving a Firearm

Judicial Proceedings Oppose
2/13/24

SB 195 – Juvenile Law – Arrest by Law Enforcement – Report to Local  Department of Social Services

Judicial Proceedings Favorable with Amendment
2/13/24

HB 641 Election Law – Curbside Voting

Ways and Means Information Only
2/13/24 SB 94 – Juvenile Court - Intake and Probation Judicial Proceedings Oppose

2/13/24       

HB 494 Campaign Finance – Political Organizations – Prohibitions and Disclosures

Ways and Means Support
2/13/24 HB 627 Election Law – Automatic Voter Registration – State Correctional Facilities Ways and Means  Support
2/14/24 HB 210 - Maryland Building Performance Standards - Fossil Fuel Use and Electric-Ready Standards Environment and Transportation Support
2/14/24

HB 583: Center for Firearm Violence Prevention- Establishment

Judicial Proceedings Support
2/15/24

SB 119 Legally Protected Health Care- Gender-Affirming Treatment

Finance Support
2/15/24

SB 601– Minors Convicted as Adults - Sentencing - Transfer to Juvenile Court

Judicial Proceedings Support
2/15/24

SB 548 - Natural Gas - Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement (Ratepayer Protection Act) 

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/16/24

SB 644 Landlord and Tenant Residential Leases and Holdover Tenancies – Local Just Cause Termination

Judicial Proceedings Support
2/16/24 SB 762 - Education – Maryland Civic Excellence Program – Established Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/20/24 SB 453  Mental Health- Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission Procedures and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs Finance Support
2/20/24 HB 769 Local Public Campaign Financing – Expansion to Additional Offices Ways and Means Support
2/20/24 HB 800 – Voting Rights Act of 2024 - Counties and Municipalities Ways and Means Support
2/20/24

HB 792 Campaign Finance – Election Law - Campaign Finance - Draft Committees and Exploratory Committees

Ways and Means Support
2/21/24

HB 785 – Freedom to Read Act

Ways and Means

 

Support
2/21/24 SB 766 – Fair Share for Maryland Act of 2024 Budget and Taxation Support
2/21/24 SB 660 – Voting Rights Act of 2024 - Counties and Municipalities Cross-file Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/21/24

SB 364 – Election Law - Casting General Election Ballot in Multiple States - Prohibition 

Education, Energy and the Environment Oppose
2/21/24 SB 523 - Election Law - Post Election Tabulation Audits - Risk-Limiting Audits Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/21/24 SB 480 Protecting Election Officials Act 2024 Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/21/24

SB 458 Campaign Finance - Political Organizations - Prohibitions and Disclosures  CROSS FILE

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/21/24 HB 1007 – Fair Share for Maryland Act of 2024 Ways and Means Support
2/21/24

 

HB 691 Legally Protected Health Care- Gender-Affirming Treatment

 

Health and Government Operations Support
2/21/24

SB 495 Election Law - Petitions and Ballot Questions - Plain Language Requirement

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/21/24

HB 893 Primary and Secondary Students- Vision and Hearing Studies and Evaluations

Ways and Means Support
2/21/24 SJ001 - Affirming the Federal Equal Rights Amendment Judiciary Support
2/21/24

HB0794: Regulated Firearms- Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Process

Judiciary Support
2/21/24

HB 24 - Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions

Environment and Transportation Support
2/22/24 HB 135 Transportation - Maryland Transportation Authority - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Accessibility Environment and Transportation Support
2/22/24

HB 939: Health Insurance- Epinephrine Injectors- Limits on Cost Sharing (Epinephrine Cost Reduction Act of 2024)

 

Health and Government Operations Support
2/22/24

HB 1248 - Juvenile Law - Questioning of a Juvenile - Crime of Violence or Crime Involving a Firearm CROSS FILE

Judiciary Oppose
2/22/24 HB 1007 – Fair Share for Maryland Act of 2024 CROSS FILE Ways and Means Support
2/22/24

HB0939: Health Insurance- Epinephrine Injectors- Limits on Cost Sharing (Epinephrine Cost Reduction Act of 2024) CROSS FILE

Health and Government Operations Support
2/22/24

SB 682 - Limitations on Cost Recovery by Public Service Companies and Reports on Votes Cast at Meetings of Regional Transmission Organizations (Utility Transparency and Accountability Act)

Education, Energy, and the Environment Support
2/27/24

HB 0951 County Boards of Education - Voter Registration Link - Posting Requirement

Ways and Means Information
2/27/24

HB 1342 Elections – Ballot Questions – Publication of Proposed Laws and Plain Language Summary  

Ways and Means Support
2/27/24

HB 1088 – Election Law - Automatic Voter Registration - Alterations

Ways and Means Support
2/27/24

HB 185 – Correctional Services – Medical Parole – Life Imprisonment

Judiciary Support
2/27/24

HB 118 – Correctional Services - Medical Geriatric Parole

Judiciary Support
2/27/24

HB 782 Election Law – Campaign Materials – Disclosure of Use of Synthetic Media

Ways and Means Information
2/27/24

SB 653 - Standing - Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Proceedings (Clean Water Justice Act of 2024)

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
2/28/24

HB 947 Civil Actions- Public Nuisances- Firearm Industry Members (Gun Industry Accountability Act of 2024)

Judiciary Support
2/28/24

HB 1261 Commission on Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Child Care for Children Three Years and Younger

Ways and Means Support
2/28/24

HB 694 – Governor’s Office for Children – Engaging Neighborhoods, Organizations, Unions, Governments, and Households (ENOUGH) Grant Program (ENOUGH Act of 2024)

Appropriations Support
2/28/24

SB 681 - Major Highway Capacity Expansion Projects - Impact Assessments and Mitigation Plans (Transportation and Climate Alignment Act of 2024)

Finance Support
2/28/24

HB 1143 Emergency Medical Services- Maryland Emergency Department Wait Time Reduction Commission and Standardized Protocols- Establishment

Finance Support
2/28/24

HB 735 - Maryland Beverage Container Recycling Refund and Litter Reduction Program

Environment and Transportation  Support
2/29/24

SB 1093 Maryland Transportation Authority - Tolls - Collection and Use (Maryland Toll Rate Reform Act of 2024)

Budget and Taxation Support
2/29/24

HB 864 - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans

Economic Matters Support
3/01/24 HB 924 Regional Transportation Authorities Environment and Transportation  Support
3/01/24

 

HB 956 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Oversight and Accountability Act

 

Environment and Transportation Support
3/01/24 SB 1073 Amendments Convention Called Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution - Delegation to the Convention Education, Energy and the Environment Oppose
3/01/24

SB 493 Elections – Ranked-Choice Voting – Contests for Presidential Nomination in 2028

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
3/01/24 HB 1101 - Standing - Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Proceedings (Clean Water Justice Act of 2024) Environment and Transportation Support
3/01/24

SB 482 – Governor’s Office for Children – Engaging Neighborhoods, Organizations, Unions, Governments, and Households (ENOUGH) Grant Program (ENOUGH Act of 2024)

Environment and Transportation Support
3/04/24

HJ 003 - Use of Nuclear Weapons

House Rules Support
3/04/24

SB 1023 - Maryland Building Performance Standards – Fossil Fuel Use, Energy Conservation, and Electric– and Solar–Ready Standards (Better Buildings Act of 2024)

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
3/05/24

HB 1288 – Election Law -- Initiative Process

Ways and Means Support with Amendments
3/05/24

SB 642 - Maryland Beverage Container Recycling Refund and Litter Reduction Program

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
3/05/24

SB 969 - Stream and Watershed Restoration – Stream Restoration Contractor Licensing and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Restoration and Funding (Whole Watershed Act)

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
3/05/24

SB 96 - Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions

Education, Energy and the Environment Support
3/06/24

HB 849: Human Services- Universal Basic Income for Transition-Age Youth-Establishment

Appropriations Support
3/06/24

HB 704 Primary and Secondary Education - Education Savings Account Program - Established

Appropriations Oppose
3/6/24

HB 675 Primary and Secondary Education - Education Savings Account Program – Established (Maryland Universal School Choice Act)

Appropriations Oppose
3/6/24

HB 1040: Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Limited Behavioral Health Services

Health and Government Operations Support
3/6/24

HB 1279 - Maryland Building Performance Standards – Fossil Fuel Use, Energy Conservation, and Electric– and Solar–Ready Standards (Better Buildings Act of 2024)

Environment and Transportation Support
3/6/24

HB 836 - Major Highway Capacity Expansion Projects - Impact Assessments and Mitigation Plans (Transportation and Climate Alignment Act of 2024)

 

Appropriations Support
3/07/24

HB 1022 - Election Law - Incarcerated Individuals - Voting Eligibility and Access (Voting Rights for All Act)

 

Judiciary Support
3/07/24

SB 975-Public Safety—Reproductive Health Care Clinic Security Grant Program—Establishment (Supporting Reproductive Health Care Clinic Act)

Finance Support
3/07/24

HB 1283-Insurance-Discrimination-Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Economic Matters Support
3/08/24

SB 991 Behavioral Health- Language Assistance Services Pilot Program

Finance Support
3/08/24

SJ 002 - Use of Nuclear Weapons

Education, Health and the Environment Support
3/11/24

HJ009 - United States of America - District of Columbia – Statehood

House Rules Support
3/11/24

 

HJ001 - Affirming the Federal Equal Rights Amendment CROSSFILE

 

House Rules Support
3/12/24

HB 619: Public Health- Commission on Universal Health Care

Health and Government Operations Support
3/13/24 HB 1514 Elections – Ranked-Choice Voting – Contests for Presidential
Nomination CROSSFILE
Ways and Means Support
3/13/24 HB 1489 - Election Law - Absentee Ballot Application - Sending to Eligible Voters Before Primary Elections CROSSFILE Ways and Means Favorable with Amendments
3/14/24

SB 1059 Maternal Health—Assessments Referrals and Reporting (Maryland Maternal Health Act 2024

Finance Support