Testimony is part of League's Action and Advocacy phase. After study, consensus, and adopting a position on an issue, LWV members prepare testimony based on the Fact Sheets from our completed studies. They then present the information to legislators at the National, State, and Local levels.


2022 Session of the General Assembly

Hearing 
Date

Bill Name

Committee

Position

3/23/22

HB 862 – Election Law – Ballot Canvassing – Multiple Ballots Cast by an Individual

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
3/15/22

HB 565: Indigenous Peoples’ Day- Rule of Interpretation and Replacement of Columbus Day

Health and Government Operations Support
3/10/22

HB 1258 Primary and Secondary Education – Educational Options – Established

Ways and Means Oppose
3/10/22

HB 0610: Public Health- Commission on Universal Health Care

Health and Government Operations Support
3/10/22

HB 171 Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act

Economic Matters Support
3/9/22

HB 1152 Public Schools—Student Bill of Rights and Prohibitions on Suspensions and Expulsions

Ways and Means Support
3/9/22

SB 761: Funding for Wage increases for Medical Provider Workers

Budget and Taxation Support
3/9/22

SB776 Correctional Services- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)

Judicial Proceedings Support
3/9/22

HB 1082: Public Health- Consumer Health Information- Hub and Requirements 

Health and Government Operations Support
3/8/22

HB 949 Campaign Finance – Campaign Finance Reports – Prohibition on Disclosure

Ways and Means Oppose
3/8/22

SB778 Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act)

Finance Support
3/8/22

HB 1324 Transportation - Maryland Rail Authority - Establishment (Maryland Rail Investment Act of 2022)

Environment and Transportation Support
3/8/22

HB 963 – Election Law – Absentee Ballots – Signature Verification and Verification Statements and Unsigned Ballot Statements

Ways and Means Informational Only
3/8/22

HB 1233: Public Schools- Health and Vision Services- Required Screenings and Eye Examinations

Ways and Means Support
3/4/22

HB 708: Comprehensive Climate Solutions

Economic Matters Support

3/3/22

 

3/10/22

HB 850 Schools, Prekindergarten Programs, and County Boards of Education - Discrimination

Cross-filed

SB 666 Schools, Prekindergarten Programs, and County Boards of Education - Discrimination

Ways and Means

 

 

Judicial Proceedings

Support
3/3/22

HB 1035: Health Insurance- Qualified Resident State Subsidy Program (Access to Care Act)

Health and Government Operations Support
3/2/22

HB 694: Hospitals- Financial Assistance- Medical Bill Reimbursement

Health and Government Operations Support
3/1/22

HB 429 - Public Safety - Law Enforcement Agencies - Body-Worn Cameras

Judiciary Support
2/23/22

HB0831: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Commercial and Residential Buildings

Environment and Transportation Support
2/23/22

HB 737 Alternative Education Options - Right to Learn and Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Programs (Right to Learn Act of 2022)

Ways and Means Oppose
2/23/22

HB0596: Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

Environment and Transportation Support
2/23/22 SB 358 – Public Financing Act – State Senate and House of Delegates Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/23/22

SB 738 – Secure Elections Act of 2022

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Informational Only
2/23/22

SB0637: Health and Health Insurance- Behavioral Health Services- Expansion (Behavioral Health System Modernization Act)

Finance

Support

2/23/22

 

3/11/22

SB 669 Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022

Cross-filed

HB626 Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022

Judicial Proceedings

Health and Government Operations

 

Support
2/23/22

SB890 Abortion Care Access Act

Finance

Support
2/23/22

SB413 Voting Rights Act of 2022 – Counties and Municipalities

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Support
2/23/22

HB 588: Local Health Departments and Community Action Agencies- Feminine Hygiene Products

Health and Government Operations

Support
2/23/22

HB659-Firearm Safety - Storage Requirements and Youth Suicide Prevention (Jaelynn's Law)

Judiciary

Support
2/22/22

HB 674 Landlord and Tenant — Stay of Eviction Proceedings for Rental Assistance Determination

Environment and Transportation

Support
2/22/22

SB 682 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Gender-Affirming Treatment (Trans Health Equity Act of 2022)

Economic Matters

Support
2/22/22

HB1171- Declaration of Rights- Right to Reproductive Liberty

Health and Government Operations

Support
2/22/22

HB 881-Landlord and Tenant ‒ Residential Leases and Holdover Tenancies ‒ Local Just Cause Termination Provisions

Environment and Transportation

Support
2/22/22

HB 745 - Election Law - Post-election Tabulation Audits - Risk-Limiting Audits

Ways and Means

Support
2/18/22

HB 700: Environment - Products and Packaging - Labeling, Marketing, and Advertising for Recycling

Environment and Transportation

Support
2/17/22

SB 550 Correctional Facilities—-Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Inmates—-Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act

Judicial Proceedings

Support

2/17/22

 

3/10/22

HB 656 Safe Access for All (SAFE) Roads Act of 2022

Cross-filed

SB 880 Safe Access for All (SAFE) Roads Act of 2022

Environment and Transportation

 

Finance

Support
2/17/22

HB778 Transportation-Investment Program-MARC Rail Service (MD Regional Rail Transformation Act)

Appropriations

Support
2/17/22

HB 0709: Maryland Health Benefit Exchange- Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program

Health and Government Operations

Support
2/17/22

HB 530 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Disparities Within and Independence From University System of Maryland - Study

Appropriations

Support
2/16/22

HB306 Circuit Court Judges – Nonpartisan General Elections 

House Ways and Means

Support
2/16/22

HB 572 - Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings - Gender-Inclusive Signage

Economic Matters

Support
2/16/22

SB387-Public Safety-Untraceable Firearms

Judicial Proceedings

Support
2/16/22

SB 514 Transportation - Investment Program - MARC Rail Service (Maryland Regional Rail Transformation Act)

Finance

Support
2/16/22

SB 874 State Highway Administration – Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities – Infrastructure Review (Vision Zero Implementation Act of 2022) 

Finance

Support
2/15/22

HB 0008: Time To Care Act 2022

Economic Matters

Support
2/15/22

SB 528 – Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022

Education, Health, and Environment

Support
2/15/22

SB 485 Orphans’ Court Judges – Election and Restriction on Practicing Law

Judicial Proceedings

Support
2/15/22

HB 629 – Election Law – Polling Places and Early Voting Centers – Electronic Devices

Ways and Means

Informational Only
2/15/22

SB 307 - The Transparency in Public Records Act of 2022

Cross-filed

HB 395 - The Transparency in Public Records Act of 2022

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

 

Health and government operations

 

Support
2/15/22

SB 269 Open Meetings Act – Application and Enhanced Requirements (Maryland State Agency Transparency Act of 2022

Cross-filed

HB 375 Open Meetings Act – Application and Enhanced Requirements (Maryland State Agency Transparency Act of 2022

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Health and Government Operations

Support
2/15/22

HB 533: Occupations and Professions- Licenses, Certificates, and Registration- Immigrants

Health and Government Operations

Support
2/9/22

HB 294 - Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction

Judiciary Committee

Support
2/9/22

HB 459 - Juvenile Justice Reform

Judiciary Committee

Support
2/9/22

SB 401 Operating Budget - Funding - Scholarships For Nonpublic School Students

Budget and Taxation

Oppose
2/9/22

SB 353: Prescription Insulin Drugs- Limits on Copayment and Coinsurance (Insulin Cost Reduction Act)

Finance

Support
2/9/22

SB 360 – Corporate Fairness Act of 2022

Budget and Taxation

Support
2/8/22

HB 344 Election Law – Campaign Finance – Contributions (Prohibiting Pay to Play Act of 2022)

Ways and Means

Support
2/8/22

SB338 Handgun Permit-Preliminary Approval

Judicial Proceedings

Oppose

2/8/22

 

 

3/9/22

HB454 Correctional Services- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)

Cross-filed

Correctional Services- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support (Prevention of Forced Infant Separation Act)

Judiciary Committee 

 

 

Judicial Proceedings

Support
2/8/22

HB 327 Elections – Election Judges – Minimum Compensation 

Ways and Means

Support
2/8/22

HB 340 – Election Law – Campaign Finance – Enforcement

Ways and Means

Support
2/8/22

HB 337 Criminal Procedure - Sentencing - Primary Caretaker

Judiciary Committee

Support
2/8/22

HB 453 Correctional Facilities—-Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Inmates—-Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act

Judiciary Committee

Support
2/3/22

HB 254 State Highway Administration – Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities – Infrastructure Review (Vision Zero Implementation Act of 2022)

Environment and Transportation

Support
2/3/22

HB 146 Education – Reportable Offenses and Student Discipline - Alterations

Ways and Means

Support

2/2/22

 

2/3/22

HB 114 Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program

Cross-filed

SB 129 Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program

Judiciary Committee

 

Judicial Proceedings

Support
2/1/22

HB 269 Juvenile Law - Child Interrogation Protection Act

Judiciary Committee

Support
2/1/22

HB 201 Election Law – Voter Registration Drive – High Schools 

Ways and Means

Support
2/1/22

HB25- Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act 

Judiciary

Support
1/27/22

HB 141 Equity in Transportation Sector – Guidance and Analyses

Environment and Transportation

Support
1/26/22

SB 23 Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses

Finance

Support
1/26/22

SB 101 Election Law – Contested Elections

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Support
1/26/22

SB 73 General Assembly – Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Office

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Support
1/26/22

SB 239 – Election Law – Campaign Finance – Protection of Contributor

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Support
1/26/22

SB 163 – Election Law – Ballots – Processing and Reporting Procedures

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Support

1/25/22

 

2/9/22

SB 150 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Dental Coverage for Adults

Cross-filed

HB 06 Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Dental Coverage for Adults

Finance

 

Health and Government Operations 

Support
1/25/22

HB 152 The Public Advocate Act of 2022 

Health and Government Operations

Support
1/20/22

HB 23 School Discipline – Data Collection and School Resource Officers

Ways and Means

Support
1/20/22

SB 151 Hate Crimes - False Statement to a Law Enforcement Officer

Senate Judicial Proceedings

Support
1/20/22

HB 56 - Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment

Ways and Means

Support
1/20/22

HB 84 Education – Crimes on School Grounds - Application

Ways and Means

Support
1/19/22

HB 17 Campaign Finance – Recurring Contributions and Donations – Requirements

Ways and Means

Support
1/18/22

SJ2/HJ1 Legislative Districting Plan of 2022

Senate Reapportionment and  Redistricting and House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee 

Oppose
1/18/22  

SJ3/HJ2 Maryland Citizens’ Legislative Districting Plan

Senate Reapportionment, and Redistricting and House Rules and Executive Nominations Committees

Oppose