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HB 108 - Charkoudian
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - Modifications
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - Modifications
Altering the proposals the Maryland Department of Health is required to prioritize in awarding grants under the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program; requiring a local behavioral health authority to make certain information available to the public; requiring the Governor to include in the annual operating budget appropriations of $5,000,000 in each of fiscal years 2023 through 2025; requiring, beginning in fiscal year 2023, that at least one-third of the appropriation be used for grants for mobile crisis teams; etc.

HB 1081 - Charles County Delegation
Southern Maryland - Human Relations Commission
03/08/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Authorizing the county commissioners of a code home rule county of the Southern Maryland class to establish a Human Relations Commission for the county; specifying the purpose of the Commission is to use its influence to direct the efforts of the community to solving problems that are often the basic reasons for racial tensions and to encourage and ensure equal treatment of all people; making certain provisions of law governing a certain county human relations commission applicable to a Human Relations Commission established under the Act; etc.

HB 1089 - Acevero
Primary and Secondary Education - Expansion of Mental Health Services and Prohibition of School Resource Officers (Police-Free Schools Act)
02/17/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to the establishment of the Baltimore City School Police Force; prohibiting a local school system from contracting with certain law enforcement agencies for a certain purpose; prohibiting a local school system from establishing its own police force; altering certain functions and duties of the Maryland Center for School Safety to require the Center to analyze certain data, to certify certain law enforcement coverage, and to submit a certain report; etc.

HB 1121 - Crutchfield
Juvenile Services - Workgroup to Develop Evidence-Based, Research-Based, and Culturally Competent Practices
03/19/2021 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Human Services to convene a certain workgroup to increase accountability for prevention and intervention services delivered to children by the Department of Juvenile Services through evidence-based, research-based, and culturally competent practices; requiring the workgroup to complete a certain assessment and prepare and publish a certain inventory; requiring the workgroup to consider and identify certain factors in assessing certain practices; etc.

HB 1167 - Cox
Maryland Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act
03/18/2021 - Hearing 3/19 at 4:00 p.m.
Requiring a health care provider or health care institution to ensure the provision or continuation of certain care under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain health care provider or health care institution to transfer a patient to a certain health care provider or health care institution under certain circumstances and in a certain manner; prohibiting an agency from developing or using certain measures as a threshold for certain determinations and decisions; etc.

HB 117 - Rogers
Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
02/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is liable to a certain financial institution for certain reimbursement under certain circumstances; providing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is not liable to a certain financial institution under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 1187 - Clippinger
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Justice Reform
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Juvenile Law - Juvenile Justice Reform
Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to appropriate at least $2,000,000 in the annual budget bill for a grant to Roca Baltimore, LLC; requiring the Juvenile Justice Reform Council to submit a supplemental report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by October 1, 2021; and extending the termination date of the Council to June 30, 2022.

HB 1188 - Barron
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (Judiciary)
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the appointment, qualifications, term, salary, and removal of the Ombudsman; establishing the powers and duties of the Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct certain investigations, conduct certain reviews and assessments, cooperate with a certain agency for a certain purpose, inspect certain facilities, and seek to resolve certain complaints through certain methods; etc.

HB 1196 - Adams
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions
04/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.

HB 123 - Pena-Melnyk
Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; requiring that certain services provided under the Program include counseling and treatment; prohibiting the Program from excluding from coverage a behavioral health care service provided to a recipient in person solely because the service may be provided through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to submit a certain report on telehealth; etc.

HB 1243 - Sample-Hughes
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Report Modifications
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Report Modifications
Requiring that the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration's annual report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State include certain information relating to outpatient and substance-related disorders program services used by children and young adults and behavioral health services provided through telehealth; altering the scope of certain data required to be included in the report; requiring that certain data in the report be grouped by race and ethnicity; etc.

HB 1258 - Kipke
Health Enterprise Zones - Established (Restoring the Promise Act of 2021)
03/14/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Declaring certain findings related to Health Enterprise Zones; requiring the Governor to include $68,000,000 in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2023 for waiting list services for individuals with developmental disabilities; requiring the Secretary of Health to designate contiguous geographic areas with documented health disparities and poor health outcomes as Health Enterprise Zones; authorizing certain entities to apply on behalf of certain areas for designation as Health Enterprise Zones; etc.

HB 126 - Moon
Public Safety - Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Extension and Program Requirements
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Safety - Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Extension and Program Requirements
Prohibiting a pretrial services program that receives a certain grant from charging a fee to a defendant for participation in the program; and extending the termination date of the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to June 30, 2028.

HB 1280 - Pena-Melnyk
Health - Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence - Establishment
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health - Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence - Establishment
Establishing the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence within the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to act as the statewide information repository for behavioral health treatment and diversion programs related to the criminal justice system; requiring the Center to monitor its models, plans, policies, strategies, programs, technical assistance, and training for opportunities to reduce the disparities in the criminalization of racial minorities with certain disorders; etc.

HB 1281 - W. Fisher
Adult Protective Services - Vulnerable Adults Registry - Investigations and Records of Abuse and Neglect and Workgroup Study
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/04 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing the Social Services Administration to establish and maintain a centralized confidential database for abused and neglected vulnerable adults; authorizing the Department of Human Services or a local department of social services to identify in the database an individual as responsible for abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult in certain circumstances; establishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; etc.

HB 1292 - Amprey
Baltimore City - Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Programs - Social Workers
03/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring each nursing home and assisted living program in Baltimore City to designate a licensed social worker for each resident to serve as the resident's case manager; and authorizing a certain social worker to provide services for nursing home or assisted living program residents that will help them attain or maintain their physical, mental, and psychosocial status.

HB 131 - J. Lewis
Correctional Services - Step-Down Programs - Cause of Action
01/15/2021 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain step-down program to prepare an inmate for transition to the general population or the community; establishing the requirements of a certain step-down program; prohibiting an inmate with less than 180 days until release from being denied access to a certain program, except under certain circumstances; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to document a certain justification in writing; authorizing a certain civil action for damages; etc.

HB 132 - Bagnall
Health - Mental and Emotional Disorders - Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative)
04/12/2021 - Second Reading Passed
Altering the minimum age, from 16 years to 12 years, at which a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to consultation, diagnosis, and certain treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic; and providing that a health care provider may decide to provide certain information to a certain parent, guardian, or custodian under certain provisions of law unless the health care provider believes the disclosure will lead to harm to the minor or deter the minor from seeking care.

HB 1326 - Dumais
Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Revisions and Public Health Emergency Leave
04/08/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Repealing the exemption from the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for certain on-call employees; requiring employers to allow employees to use earned sick and safe leave during a public health emergency; requiring certain employers to provide employees certain earned sick and safe leave on the date that a public health emergency is declared or proclaimed for a jurisdiction; requiring an employer to provide certain earned sick and safe leave regardless of the employee's length of employment with the employer; etc.

HB 1338 - Dumais
Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction - Adults
02/24/2021 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:30 p.m.
Repealing the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over an adult alleged to have willfully contributed to, encouraged, caused or tended to cause any act, omission, or condition which results in a certain violation or renders a child a delinquent child or a child in need of supervision; repealing the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over an adult alleged to have willfully contributed to, encouraged, caused or tended to cause any act, omission, or condition that renders a child in need of assistance; etc.

HB 1344 - Kipke
Mental Health Law - Reform of Laws and Delivery of Service
03/24/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Modifying standards for involuntary admission of individuals with mental disorders to a certain facility or Veterans' Administration hospital to include consideration that it can be reasonably expected, if not hospitalized, a certain individual presents a danger to the life or safety of the individual or to others; modifying certain standards or emergency evaluations of individuals with mental disorders; and requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to provide certain information to certain schools; etc.

HB 1375 - Kelly
Health Information Exchanges - Electronic Health Information - Sharing and Disclosure
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health Information Exchanges - Electronic Health Information - Sharing and Disclosure
Altering the laws with which certain regulations adopted by the Maryland Health Care Commission must comply; requiring that certain regulations adopted by the Commission require the State-designated health information exchange to develop and maintain a certain consent management application, subject to certain laws, and provide for certain penalties; requiring that, subject to certain laws, certain regulations allow certain entities to use electronic health information for certain purposes; etc.

HB 1376 - Washington
Primary and Secondary Education - Virtual Education - Requirements
04/08/2021 - Referred Rules
Requiring the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to design a course of training in the pedagogy of virtual education for teacher preparation programs; requiring the State Department of Education to provide guidance to local school systems for professional development and support of certain persons to achieve certain virtual education best practice principles; establishing the Flip the Classroom Pilot Program to develop best practices related to inverted classroom and blended instructional models; etc.

HB 1379 - Thiam
Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being - Renaming and Revisions
03/10/2021 - Text - First - Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being - Renaming and Revisions
Renaming the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports to be the Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being; requiring the Consortium to dedicate staff to coordinate with behavioral health services coordinators and local education agency staff; altering the duties of behavioral health services coordinators; requiring the Department of Human Services to designate a primary contact for school services; requiring the Governor's Office for Children to provide staff for the Consortium; etc.

HB 141 - Sample-Hughes
Maryland Department of Health - Residential Service Agencies - Training Requirements
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Department of Health - Residential Service Agencies - Training Requirements
Requiring each residential service agency, beginning July 1, 2022, to ensure that within 45 days of the start of employment individuals receive training relating to dementia; providing that certain training may be provided by a certain supervisory staff member; providing that a residential service agency is not required to provide certain individuals certain training under certain circumstances; requiring a person who provides certain training to issue a certification of completion to each individual who completes the training; etc.

HB 148 - Carey
Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
02/24/2021 - Referred Finance
Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized data is required to notify certain individuals of a certain breach; altering the time periods within which certain notifications are required to be given; requiring that certain substitute notice consist of notification to certain media in certain geographic areas rather than statewide; etc.

HB 169 - Valentino-Smith
Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment
02/10/2021 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing the juvenile court to refer a certain matter to the Department of Juvenile Services for a certain informal adjustment if the time for a certain adjudicatory hearing has been waived and the petition is not the result of an unsuccessful informal adjustment; providing a certain exception to the requirement that the court hold an adjudicatory hearing; and requiring a certain petition to be dismissed if a certain informal adjustment is successfully completed.

HB 207 - Wilson
Nursing Homes - Resident Change in Condition - Notification and Consultation With Physician
04/09/2021 - Motion Special Order until 4/10 (Senator Hough) Adopted
Altering a certain provision of law to require that a nursing home provide immediate, rather than just timely, notification regarding a change in condition of a resident to the resident and, if applicable, the resident's representative or interested family member and consult with the resident's physician; and altering the list of conditions with respect to which a nursing home must make a certain notification to include a decision to transfer or discharge the resident from the nursing home.

HB 209 - Belcastro
Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
01/13/2021 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State Team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicides; requiring the Committee to meet at least quarterly each year, report at least annually to the Governor and the General Assembly, perform certain annual studies, and disseminate certain findings and recommendations to policymakers, health care providers, health care facilities, and the public; etc.

HB 222 - Wilkins
Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that their voting rights have been restored; requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations establishing a program to inform eligible voters of upcoming elections and how to exercise the right to vote; requiring the State Board to report to certain committees of the General Assembly by January 15 each year; etc.

HB 233 - Sample-Hughes
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
04/12/2021 - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Renaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requiring that two licensed music therapists with at least 5 years' paid work experience be added to the Board; requiring the Board to adopt a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; authorizing the Board to facilitate the statewide dissemination of music therapy information to music therapists; etc.

HB 235 - W. Fisher
Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
01/15/2021 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake using a validated screening tool; requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be referred immediately to a behavioral health care provider and a reproductive health care provider for certain purposes; requiring a certain correctional unit to ensure that a pregnant incarcerated individual continues to receive certain medication in a certain manner under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 236 - Hill
Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2021)
03/24/2021 - Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of General Services to establish and update, every five years, certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring the Department to consider the physical health and mental health of building occupants when developing or updating certain standards; requiring the Maryland Green Building Council to include certain standards in any requirements that the Council establishes for participation in a higher performance building program; etc.

HB 258 - Guyton
State Child Welfare System - Reporting
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Child Welfare System - Reporting
Altering the contents of a certain report required by the Department of Human Services regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education, on or before December 1 each year, to report to the General Assembly and Department of Human Services certain information regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the Department of Education to publish each report on its website within 30 days after submission to the General Assembly; etc.

HB 281 - Chang
Local Government - Humane Society and Animal Control Officers - Education and Training Requirements
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Local Government - Humane Society and Animal Control Officers - Education and Training Requirements
Requiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or animal control to complete at least 6 hours of continuing education every year; requiring the training and continuing education to include instruction on current laws applicable to officers; and authorizing the appropriate unit of a county or municipality to require training in addition to that which is specified in the Act.

HB 318 - K. Young
Developmental Disabilities Administration - Self-Directed Services (Self-Direction Act)
04/07/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to increase by a certain amount certain funding to certain recipients of services funded through the Developmental Disabilities Administration under certain circumstances; requiring the Developmental Disabilities Administration to provide certain recipients of services certain options and services under certain circumstances; establishing the State Advisory Council on Self-Directed Services; etc.

HB 32 - J. Lewis
Cannabis - Legalization and Regulation (Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021)
01/18/2021 - Text - Racial and Equity Impact Note
Altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at least a certain age; establishing a civil offense for cultivating cannabis plants in a certain manner; providing for the licensing of cannabis establishments; establishing certain duties of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission regarding the licensing of cannabis establishments; etc.

HB 377 - Bagnall
Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment
03/24/2021 - Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment; requiring the Commission to study certain matters regarding student behavioral health and mental health treatment and make recommendations on actions necessary to improve current student behavioral health practices and programs; requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022; etc.

HB 396 - Pena-Melnyk
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
02/16/2021 - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide certain other services; providing that the Maryland Department of Health may approve not more than six programs, with two in urban areas, two in suburban areas, and two in rural areas, that operate at a single location in an area with a high incidence of drug use; etc.

HB 399 - Krimm
Real Property - Required Notices for Contracts of Sale - Zones of Dewatering Influence
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Real Property - Required Notices for Contracts of Sale - Zones of Dewatering Influence
Requiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; defining ""zones of dewatering influence"" as the area around a surface mine in karst terrain; requiring a contract for the sale of real property in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, or Washington County include a notice about property located in a certain zone; establishing that a purchaser of real property that does not receive the required notice has a right to rescind a contract; etc.

HB 426 - Dumais
Correctional Services - Geriatric Parole
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to develop a dynamic risk assessment instrument to assist in predicting the risk that an inmate may violate the law if released on parole; requiring the Commission to complete an assessment of a certain inmate at a certain time using the dynamic risk assessment instrument; requiring the Commission to conduct a certain parole hearing; requiring a certain panel to consider and weigh certain factors, such as the age of the inmate, in determining whether a certain inmate is suitable for parole; etc.

HB 434 - K. Young
Public Health - Telehealth - Health Care Practitioners and the Maryland Medical Assistance Program
02/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, to provide health care services appropriately delivered through telehealth, including services provided using an audio-only call; altering a certain provision of law requiring the Program to provide certain mental health services to include the use of an audio-only call; providing that certain regulations may not prohibit a health care provider from using audio-only calls to provide certain services; etc.

HB 442 - K. Young
Suicide Treatment Improvements Act
03/20/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide training for certain staff who assist callers on a certain hotline to ensure that the staff are able to provide counseling for suicidal persons who may be in crisis; requiring certain facilities to ensure that suicidal patients and patients who have attempted suicide are treated in a certain manner; requiring certain facilities to ensure that certain staff act in a certain manner and receive certain training; etc.

HB 461 - Washington
Public Schools - Student Attendance - Excused Absences for Mental Health Needs
03/24/2021 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that absences from school for mental health needs are lawful absences under certain circumstances; requiring a county board of education to excuse an absence for a student's mental health needs; requiring a student who is minor to obtain permission from a parent or guardian for an absence due to the student's mental health needs; requiring a student who is absent due to mental health needs to meet with a school mental health specialist within an appropriate period of time after returning to school; etc.

HB 463 - Barron
Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
Establishing a Pathways to Health Equity Program in the Community Health Resources Commission to provide the foundation and guidance for a permanent Health Equity Resource Community program; altering the purposes of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund; requiring the Commission to designate certain areas as Health Equity Resource Communities to target State resources toward reducing health disparities, improving health outcomes and access to primary care, and reducing health care costs; etc.

HB 466 - Palakovich Carr
Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information
05/28/2021 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Requiring each institution of higher education to provide the telephone number of Maryland's Helpline, or an on-campus crisis center that operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, on student identification cards, if provided by the institution; authorizing an institution of higher education to provide telephone numbers of mental health crisis hotlines on student identification cards, if provided by the institution; and providing requirements for compliance with certain provisions of the Act.

HB 496 - Wilkins
Primary and Secondary Education - Mental Health Services - Expansion (Counselors Not Cops Act)
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/03 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the membership of the School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board; requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $10,000,000 to the Safe Schools Fund to be used for certain purposes related to expanding the availability of school-based mental health services; etc.

HB 502 - Crutchfield
Office of the State's Attorney - Collection and Publication of Prosecutorial Information
03/02/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring each Office of the State's Attorney to collect and disclose certain information relating to prosecutions and office policies to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to determine the manner in which the State's Attorneys transmit and publish certain information; requiring the Office to publish online certain information in a certain manner; etc.

HB 505 - Dumais
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
03/31/2021 - Hearing 3/31 at 1:45 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; authorizing the court, in determining certain legal decision-making authority and parenting time in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; requiring the court to articulate certain findings of fact on the record or in a written opinion; etc.

HB 522 - Washington
Public Schools - School Resource Officers and School Security Employees - Revisions
03/24/2021 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
Requiring a specialized curriculum for school resource officers and school security employees to include training in certain matters; requiring that beginning on September 1, 2021, a school resource office or school security employee meet certain qualifications; requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to develop a specialized curriculum and offer training to certain supervisors and administrators; requiring a local school system that employs a security employee to establish a certain complaint process; etc.

HB 527 - St. Mary's County Delegation
St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission - Equal Treatment
04/12/2021 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Altering the duties of the St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission with regard to encouraging and ensuring the equal treatment of all people; and requiring the Commission to maintain a list on a publicly accessible website of protected classes of people in federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to housing, employment, and public accommodations.

HB 53 - Ivey
Election Law - Voting Rights - Imprisoned Felons
01/13/2021 - First Reading Ways and Means and Judiciary
Altering the circumstances under which an individual is not qualified to be a registered voter for the purpose of allowing individuals convicted of a felony and serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction to register to vote; repealing a requirement that certain officials of the circuit court and the District Courts report certain information to the State Administrator of Elections regarding individuals convicted of a felony; etc.

HB 533 - Acevero
State Government - Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
Requiring the State Treasurer to ensure that any shares held by the State are voted in favor of shareholder resolutions that ask companies to adopt policies of refusing to do business with governments engaging in genocide or crimes against humanity; requiring, when issuing an invitation for bids or a request for proposals, certain units of State government to require a certain bidder or offeror to disclose any company policy regarding a refusal to do business with governments that are engaged in genocide or crimes against humanity; etc.

HB 534 - Acevero
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that Healthy Maryland be established to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident and be funded by certain revenue; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board and the Healthy Maryland Public Advisory Committee; etc.

HB 535 - Acevero
Maryland Sign Language Interpreter Act
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the State Board of Sign Language Interpreters in the Maryland Department of Labor for purposes of ensuring effective communications for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing persons and to promote the public welfare by regulating those who provide sign language interpretation services; providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain individuals; authorizing the Board to set licensing requirements for sign language interpreters and certain fees; establishing the Sign Language Interpreters Fund; etc.

HB 537 - Ruth
Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Procedures
01/29/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing, rather than requiring, a certain petitioner for emergency evaluation of an individual to give the petition to a peace officer; repealing the requirement that a peace officer explain certain information to a certain petitioner; requiring a certain petitioner for emergency evaluation to take an emergency evaluee to the nearest emergency facility under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 547 - R. Lewis
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Prophylaxis Care and Oral Health Exams
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Prophylaxis Care and Oral Health Exams
Prohibiting, beginning January 1, 2022, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program from including a frequency limitation on dental prophylaxis care or oral health exams that requires the dental prophylaxis care or oral health exams to be provided at an interval greater than 120 days within a plan year.

HB 548 - R. Lewis
Human Services - Trauma-Informed Care - Commission and Training (Healing Maryland's Trauma Act)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Human Services - Trauma-Informed Care - Commission and Training (Healing Maryland's Trauma Act)
Establishing the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care to coordinate a statewide initiative to prioritize the trauma-responsive and trauma-informed delivery of State services that impact children, youth, families, and older adults; requiring the Commission to submit its findings annually to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 30; requiring the Commission to study developing a process and framework for implementing an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Aware Program in the State; etc.

HB 551 - Bagnall
Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services
01/21/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to include certain health care providers and programs when specifying by regulation the types of health care providers eligible to receive certain reimbursement; requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage for certain services delivered through telehealth; etc.

HB 56 - Boyce
Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave
Authorizing employees of certain employers to use certain leave with pay for bereavement leave; defining the term ""bereavement leave"" as leave an employee is allowed to use on the death of a member of the employee's immediate family; and defining the term ""child"" for purposes of certain bereavement leave to include an adopted, biological, or foster child, a stepchild, or a legal ward.

HB 581 - D.E. Davis
Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
Requiring each essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; providing that an essential worker has the right to refuse to perform a certain task as provided under certain provisions of law; requiring essential employers to take certain steps to minimize the risk of transmission of an infectious disease; requiring essential employers to report certain test results to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Department to categorize and the publish the results; etc.

HB 588 - Speaker
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

HB 589 - Speaker
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021
Altering the source of funding for certain required appropriations; altering the area in which certain raffle proceeds are required to be used; expanding the authorized uses of certain funds; establishing the Maternal and Child Health Population Health Improvement Fund; requiring the Governor to include in the budget bill submitted at the 2022 General Assembly session a certain appropriation; altering the amount of a required appropriation from the Transportation Trust Fund for the operation of the Maryland Transit Administration; etc.

HB 590 - Speaker
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
04/11/2021 - Text - Chapter - Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,106,370,620 the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.

HB 598 - Kelly
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Applied Behavior Analysis Services - Reimbursement
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Applied Behavior Analysis Services - Reimbursement
Prohibiting the Maryland Department of Health from conditioning reimbursement of applied behavior analysis services provided to Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients on the presence or availability of the parent or caregiver of the Program recipient in the setting where the applied behavior analysis services are provided to the Program recipient; providing that a certain provision of the Act does not prohibit the Department from establishing reasonable standards for the involvement of a parent or caregiver; etc.

HB 604 - Kipke
Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting
Specifying that the purpose for which licensed funeral establishments and holders of certain permits are authorized to transfer unclaimed cremains of a veteran or an eligible dependent to a veterans service organization under certain circumstances is for the appropriate disposition of the cremains; requiring a funeral establishment or crematory to transfer certain cremains to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of the appropriate disposition of the cremains; etc.

HB 605 - Kipke
Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid
Requiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of training for veterans and the immediate family members of veterans on how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders; requiring entities teaching a mental health first aid course to report certain information to the Department; etc.

HB 638 - Lopez
Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms
02/05/2021 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

HB 652 - Qi
Health Facilities - Residential Service Agencies - Guidance and Reporting
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health Facilities - Residential Service Agencies - Guidance and Reporting
Requiring the Office of the Attorney General, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Department of Labor, to produce a guidance document, by December 30, 2021, concerning the application of employee protection laws to the use of personal care aides by residential service agencies; requiring a residential service agency to certify certain information through the signature of a certain individual as a condition of obtaining or renewing a license; etc.

HB 660 - Chisholm
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
Defining the terms ""service dog"", ""support dog"", and ""therapy horse"" for the purposes of the law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs; defining ""service dog"" as one that is individually trained to perform certain tasks for the benefit of individuals with certain disabilities; defining ""support dog"" as one that is individually trained to provide certain support services; and defining ""therapy horse"" to include one that is deemed appropriate for interactions with veterans.

HB 670 - Speaker
Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Police Discipline and Law Enforcement Programs and Procedures
04/10/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Police Discipline and Law Enforcement Programs and Procedures
Repealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; prohibiting a police officer from preventing a citizen from recording the officer's actions if the citizen is otherwise acting lawfully and safely; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Police Officers and the Maryland Police Officers Scholarship Program; requiring the Police Training and Standards Commission to take certain actions in response to violations of a certain Use of Force Statute; requiring each county to have a police accountability board; etc.

HB 689 - McComas
Mental Health - Assent to and Certificates for Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Mental Health - Assent to and Certificates for Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Altering a requirement that assent be given for the voluntary admission of a minor to certain facilities by providing that assent may be given by a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical or by a physician and a licensed clinical professional counselor; altering the requirement that a certificate for involuntary admission must be based on the personal examination of a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical or by a physician and a licensed clinical professional counselor; etc.

HB 694 - Hornberger
Election Law - Offenses Related to Voting - Penalties
01/28/2021 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the circumstances under which an individual is not qualified to be a registered voter to include if the individual has been convicted of a certain violation of the election law and less than 4 years have elapsed since the date of the conviction; and providing that a person who is convicted of a certain violation of the election law is ineligible to vote for a period of 4 years after the date of the conviction.

HB 71 - Luedtke
Juvenile Services Education Board and Program - Establishment, Powers, and Duties
04/12/2021 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Repealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Board to reflect the diversity of the student population the Department serves; requiring the Board to oversee and approve all educational services to all juveniles who are in a residential facility beginning July 1, 2022; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Program; etc.

HB 731 - Speaker
Telehealth Services - Expansion
01/27/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services through telehealth; altering a provision of law requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to reimburse certain health care services provided through telehealth to require reimbursement to be provided in a certain manner and at a certain rate; etc.

HB 732 - Speaker
Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners
01/27/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.
Authorizing an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State in accordance with certain provisions of the Act; requiring a certain health occupations board to register an out-of-state health care practitioner, under certain circumstances, to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State; prohibiting an out-of-state health care practitioner who is registered under certain provisions of the Act from taking certain actions; etc.

HB 736 - Speaker
Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
Entering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain privilege; requiring certain professional counselors to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; making the Act an emergency measure; etc.

HB 748 - Atterbeary
Family Law - Child Custody and Visitation
03/18/2021 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court has reasonable ground to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically finds that there is no likelihood of further child abuse or neglect by the party and states the reasons for the finding; authorizing the court to approve a supervised visitation arrangement under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 771 - Queen
Public Schools - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surveys - Revisions
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Schools - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surveys - Revisions
Requiring the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health, to establish a process for the administration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey to public middle school and high school students in the State; requiring the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health, to include in the survey at least five questions on adverse childhood experiences or positive childhood experiences; etc.

HB 774 - Queen
Public Health - Adverse Childhood Experience Screening - Requirement and Practitioner Training Program
02/10/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring a certain physical examination to include a certain screening for adverse childhood experiences beginning with children entering the public school system in the 2022-2023 school year; requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation and as permitted by federal law, to provide reimbursement to a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or certified registered nurse practitioner who provides a certain screening under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 776 - Ebersole
State Department of Education - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project - Study and Report
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Department of Education - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project - Study and Report
Requiring the State Department of Education to perform a thorough study, analysis, and evaluation of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project; requiring that the Department evaluate Project services, capacity, and integration with existing programs; requiring that the Department report on progress toward completing certain recommendations; and requiring the Department to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2022.

HB 778 - Brooks
Income Tax - Healthy Indoor Air Quality Tax Credit
01/29/2021 - Text - First - Income Tax - Healthy Indoor Air Quality Tax Credit
Allowing certain persons to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain costs incurred during the taxable year to purchase and install certain indoor air quality equipment in a home or commercial building; requiring the Comptroller, in consultation with the Maryland Energy Administration, to publish on the Comptroller's website a list of approved indoor air quality equipment on or before September 30 each year; requiring a person to obtain a certain eligibility certificate from the Comptroller in order to claim the credit; etc.

HB 78 - Pena-Melnyk
Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
Requiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for patients; establishing the Maryland Commission on Health Equity to employ a health equity framework by taking a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in the State and incorporating health considerations into broad-based decision making; etc.

HB 783 - Queen
Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences
02/04/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to update, improve, and develop certain screening tools, submit certain screening tools to the Maryland Department of Health, study certain actions and best practices, develop a certain template, and make and develop certain recommendations; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by October 1, 2022; etc.

HB 811 - Cullison
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
Requiring certain individuals employed by federal agencies to comply with certain provisions of law; establishing that an applicant to obtain a certified social worker license is required to meet certain requirements by December 31, 2023; altering the number of hours of certain supervision an applicant for a certified social worker-clinical license is required to complete; specifying that certain supervision is to be provided in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Social Work Examiners; etc.

HB 812 - Cullison
2-1-1 Maryland - Mental Health Services Phone Call Program (The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act)
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - 2-1-1 Maryland - Mental Health Services Phone Call Program (The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act)
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with 2-1-1 Maryland, to make certain recommendations relating to the establishment of an opt-in mental health services phone call program that would require a center to call individuals who have opted into the mental health services phone call program on a periodic basis and attempt to connect individuals to a provider of mental health services under certain circumstances; authorizing the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation to carry out the Act; etc.

HB 851 - Ruth
Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Serious Mental Illness
01/31/2021 - Text - First - Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Serious Mental Illness
Prohibiting the placement of an inmate with a serious mental illness in restrictive housing, with certain exceptions; prohibiting the placement of a certain inmate in restrictive housing for more than 15 days; requiring the managing official of a correctional facility to require a daily wellness check of an individual placed in restrictive housing under certain circumstances; requiring the removal of a certain individual from restrictive housing under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 872 - Charles
Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
Establishing the Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations to establish and expand community behavioral health programs to serve members, veterans, and their families; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Program and to establish a statewide system to assess the services provided by the nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Governor to provide $2,500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc.

HB 874 - Cox
Maryland Veterans Trust Fund - CAM for Veterans Grant Program - Established (David Perez Military Heroes Act (End 22 a Day))
02/12/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the CAM for Veterans Grant Program to provide grants to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety depression, or stress for financial assistance to obtain certain medical treatments; requiring the Maryland Veterans Trust to implement and administer the Program; requiring the Trust to expend money from the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund to provide grants for the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations.

HB 88 - Brooks
Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Prohibition Against Penalization for Seeking Mental Health Services
04/12/2021 - Rereferred to Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from retaliating against, penalizing, or punishing a police officer because the police officer has sought or received mental health services.

HB 881 - Valentino-Smith
Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
Requiring residential treatment facilities to report complaints of sexual abuse and sexual harassment within 24 hours of receiving the complaint to the Behavioral Health Administration, the Office of Health Care Quality, or in the case of a minor, to Child Protective Services; requiring the Office and the Administration to develop and implement a certain reporting system; requiring facilities to develop and implement policies and procedures for responding to complaints of sexual abuse and harassment; etc.

HB 885 - R. Watson
Courts of Appeals and Special Appeals - Renaming
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Courts of Appeals and Special Appeals - Renaming
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Appellate Court of Maryland, to change the name of a Judge of the Court of Appeals to be a Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland, and to change the name of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection; etc.

HB 893 - Dumais
Foster Parents, Kinship Parents, Preadoptive Parents, and Caregivers - Right to Intervene
02/02/2021 - Text - First - Foster Parents, Kinship Parents, Preadoptive Parents, and Caregivers - Right to Intervene
Requiring the local department of social services and the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, kinship parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to intervene as a party in any child abuse or neglect, termination of parental rights, or adoption proceeding under certain circumstances; requiring the local department of social services and the circuit court to provide certain notice to a child's kinship parent; etc.

HB 915 - Amprey
Workgroup on Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Other Underrepresented Behavioral Health Professionals
03/24/2021 - Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Workgroup on Black, Latino, and Other Underrepresented Mental Health Professionals; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain mental health professionals and certain students who are Black, Latino, or otherwise underrepresented in the mental health profession; etc.

HB 917 - Amprey
Corrections - Restrictive Housing - Prohibition
02/10/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
Prohibiting the placement of an inmate of a State correctional facility in restrictive housing, with certain exceptions; requiring a certain facility to document the usage of restrictive housing in a certain manner; and requiring records concerning the use of restrictive housing, excluding any identifying information, to be posted promptly on the website of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

HB 919 - Bagnall
Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims - Enforcement
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims - Enforcement
Requiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce a certain provision of law providing that the provisions of § 15-1005 of the Insurance Article apply to a certain delivery system for specialty mental health services and administered by an administrative services organization; requiring a certain administrative services organization to pay certain interest to certain persons under certain circumstances; etc.

HB 93 - Henson
Public Safety - Local Youth Violence Review Committees
03/18/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Authorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes of youth violence, and recommending certain changes; specifying that certain officials may organize a local youth violence review committee; providing the committee with access to certain information; providing that certain records obtained by the committee are confidential; etc.

HB 931 - Arikan
Child Care Providers - Notice of Allegations of Child Abuse or Neglect (Aiden's Law)
04/08/2021 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Requiring the designee of the State Superintendent of Schools, on receipt of a certain notification of a certain allegation of child abuse or neglect, to ensure that a certain notice is provided; requiring a certain family child care provider or child care center to provide a certain notice to certain parents and guardians within 24 hours after first having knowledge of a certain report or incident of suspected child abuse or neglect; prohibiting a person from providing the notice under certain circumstances; etc.

HJ 2 - Cox
Resolution to End the State of Emergency
02/17/2021 - Hearing 2/22 at 9:30 a.m.
Terminating the Governor's state of emergency and declaring the intent of the General Assembly to order the Governor to cease issuing renewals of the state of emergency.

SB 112 - Lee
Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
01/18/2021 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized data is required to notify certain individuals of a certain breach; altering the time periods within which certain notifications regarding the breach of a security system are required to be given; requiring, rather than authorizing, a certain notification to be given; etc.

SB 159 - Waldstreicher
Local Government - Humane Society and Animal Control Officers - Education and Training Requirements
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Local Government - Humane Society and Animal Control Officers - Education and Training Requirements
Requiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training approved by the appropriate unit of a county or municipality within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or animal control to complete at least 6 hours of approved continuing education every year; requiring the training and continuing education to include instruction on certain matters; and authorizing the appropriate unit to require training in addition to that which is specified in the Act.

SB 161 - Eckardt
Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education
01/13/2021 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Establishing the Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding barriers to providing mental health services on campus, the use of telemedicine, video conferencing, and hotlines, and implementation of counseling services; requiring the Task Force to submit an interim report on or before December 1, 2021, and a final report on or before December 1, 2022, to certain committees of the General Assembly; etc.

SB 163 - Ellis
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doula Pilot Program
03/24/2021 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program Doula Pilot Program to be administered by the Maryland Department of Health and to provide doula services to program recipients in Baltimore City, Charles County, and Prince George's County who are pregnant or postpartum; requiring the Department to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pilot Program and to report by June 1, 2023, 2024, and 2025, to the Governor and General Assembly on the implementation of the Pilot Program and whether the State should expand the Pilot Program; etc.

SB 164 - Simonaire
Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid
Requiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of training for veterans and the immediate family members of veterans on how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders; requiring entities teaching a mental health first aid course to report certain information to the Department; etc.

SB 168 - Eckardt
Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
03/20/2021 - Hearing canceled
Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicides; requiring the State team to meet at least quarterly each year, report at least annually to the Governor and the General Assembly, perform certain annual studies, and disseminate certain findings and recommendations to policymakers, health care providers, health care facilities, and the public; etc.

SB 172 - Hayes
Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
Establishing a Pathways to Health Equity Program in the Community Health Resources Commission to provide the foundation and guidance for a permanent Health Equity Resource Community program; requiring the Program to provide grant funding to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, improve access to primary care, promote primary and secondary prevention services, and reduce health care costs; requiring the Commission to establish Health Equity Resource Communities to target State resources to certain areas for certain purposes; etc.

SB 180 - Simonaire
Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting
Specifying that the purpose for which licensed funeral establishments and holders of certain permits are authorized to transfer unclaimed cremains of a veteran or an eligible dependent to a veterans service organization under certain circumstances is for the appropriate disposition of the cremains; requiring a funeral establishment or crematory to transfer certain cremains to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of the appropriate disposition of the cremains; etc.

SB 217 - Sydnor
Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
02/05/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is liable to a certain financial institution for certain reimbursement under certain circumstances; providing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is not liable to a certain financial institution under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 224 - West
Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting
04/10/2021 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that the individual's voting rights have been restored; requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt certain regulations establishing a program to inform eligible voters incarcerated in correctional facilities of upcoming elections and how to exercise the right to vote; etc.

SB 229 - Waldstreicher
Public Safety - Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Extension and Program Requirements
04/09/2021 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
Prohibiting a pretrial services program that receives a certain grant from charging a fee to a defendant for participation in the program; and extending the termination date of the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to June 30, 2028.

SB 275 - Hester
Maryland Department of Health - Residential Service Agencies - Training Requirements
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Department of Health - Residential Service Agencies - Training Requirements
Requiring each residential service agency, beginning July 1, 2022, to ensure that within 45 days of the start of employment individuals receive training relating to dementia; providing that certain training may be provided by a certain supervisory staff member; providing that a residential service agency is not required to provide certain individuals certain training under certain circumstances; requiring a person who provides certain training to issue a certification of completion to each individual who completes the training; etc.

SB 279 - Hettleman
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
01/13/2021 - First Reading Finance
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide certain other services; providing that the Maryland Department of Health may approve not more than six programs, with two in urban areas, two in suburban areas, and two in rural areas, that operate at a single location in an area with a high incidence of drug use; etc.

SB 284 - Simonaire
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions
Defining the terms ""service dog"", ""support dog"", and ""therapy horse"" for the purposes of the law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs; defining ""service dog"" as one that is individually trained to perform certain tasks for the benefit of individuals with certain disabilities; defining ""support dog"" as one that is individually trained to provide certain support services; and defining ""therapy horse"" as one that is deemed appropriate for interactions with veterans.

SB 286 - Augustine
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - Modifications
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - Modifications
Altering the proposals the Maryland Department of Health is required to prioritize in awarding grants under the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program; requiring a local behavioral health authority to make certain information available to the public; requiring the Governor to include in the annual operating budget appropriations of $5,000,000 in each of fiscal years 2023 through 2025; requiring, beginning in fiscal year 2023, that at least one-third of the appropriation be used for grants for mobile crisis teams; etc.

SB 299 - Carter
Human Services - Trauma-Informed Care - Commission and Training (Healing Maryland's Trauma Act)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Human Services - Trauma-Informed Care - Commission and Training (Healing Maryland's Trauma Act)
Establishing the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care to coordinate a statewide initiative to prioritize the trauma-responsive and trauma-informed delivery of State services that impact children, youth, families, and older adults; requiring the Commission to submit its findings annually to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 30; requiring the Commission to study developing a process and framework for implementing an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Aware Program in the State; etc.

SB 3 - Griffith
Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; requiring that certain services provided under the Program include certain counseling and treatment; prohibiting the Program from excluding from coverage a behavioral health care service provided to a recipient in person solely because the service may be provided through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to submit a certain report on telehealth; etc.

SB 340 - Gallion
Election Law - Offenses Related to Voting - Penalties
03/05/2021 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Altering the circumstances under which an individual is not qualified to be a registered voter to include if the individual has been convicted of a certain violation of the election law and less than 4 years have elapsed since the date of the conviction; and providing that a person who is convicted of a certain violation of the election law is ineligible to vote for a period of 4 years after the date of the conviction.

SB 355 - Carozza
Family Law - Custody Evaluators - Qualifications and Training
01/13/2021 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Requiring that an individual meet certain educational and experiential requirements in order to be appointed or approved by a court as a custody evaluator; requiring that, beginning October 1, 2022, an individual complete 60 hours of initial training in certain areas in order to be appointed or approved by a court as a custody evaluator; requiring that an individual receive 10 hours of ongoing education and training every 2 years in order to continue to be appointed or approved by a court as a custody evaluator; etc.

SB 384 - Kelley
Health Facilities - Residential Service Agencies - Guidance and Reporting
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health Facilities - Residential Service Agencies - Guidance and Reporting
Requiring the Office of the Attorney General, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Department of Labor, to produce a guidance document, by December 30, 2021, concerning the application of employee protection laws to the use of personal care aides by residential service agencies; requiring a residential service agency to certify certain information on a certain form and through the signature of a certain individual as a condition of obtaining an initial license to operate and every 3 years thereafter; etc.

SB 393 - Augustine
Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services
01/15/2021 - Text - First - Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to include certain health care providers and programs when specifying by regulation the types of health care providers eligible to receive certain reimbursement; requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage for certain services delivered through telehealth; etc.

SB 398 - Carter
Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Procedures
01/15/2021 - Text - First - Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Procedures
Authorizing, rather than requiring, a certain petitioner for emergency evaluation of an individual to give the petition to a peace officer; repealing the requirement that a peace officer explain certain information to a certain petitioner; requiring a certain petitioner for emergency evaluation to take an emergency evaluee to the nearest emergency facility under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 405 - Augustine
Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information
Requiring each institution of higher education to provide the telephone number of Maryland's Helpline, or an on-campus crisis center that operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, on student identification cards, if provided by the institution; authorizing an institution of higher education to provide telephone numbers of mental health crisis hotlines on student identification cards; and providing that student identification cards in use or printed before July 1, 2021, will be in compliance with the Act.

SB 406 - Augustine
Public Safety - Local Youth Violence Review Committees
01/27/2021 - Hearing 2/11 at 11:00 a.m.
Authorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes of youth violence, and recommending certain changes; specifying that certain officials may organize a local youth violence review committee; providing the committee with access to certain information; providing that certain records obtained by the committee are confidential; etc.

SB 41 - Augustine
Health - Mental and Emotional Disorders - Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health - Mental and Emotional Disorders - Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative)
Altering the minimum age, from 16 years to 12 years, at which a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to consultation, diagnosis, and certain treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic; and providing that a health care provider may decide to provide certain information to a certain parent, guardian, or custodian under certain provisions of law unless the health care provider believes that the disclosure will lead to harm to the minor or deter the minor from seeking care.

SB 418 - Pinsky
Maryland Energy Administration - Energy and Water Efficiency Standards - Alterations
03/23/2021 - Hearing 4/01 at 1:30 p.m.
Repealing certain provisions of law regarding the adoption of regulations establishing certain efficiency standards; repealing certain provisions of law prohibiting the sale or offering for sale of certain products; altering the application of certain testing, certification, and enforcement requirements for certain efficiency standards; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to review certain efficiency standards on or before January 1, 2022; etc.

SB 425 - Augustine
Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences
03/20/2021 - Hearing canceled (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to update, improve, and develop certain screening tools, submit certain screening tools to the Maryland Department of Health, study certain actions and best practices, develop a certain template, and make and develop certain recommendations; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by October 1, 2022; etc.

SB 431 - King
Maryland Sign Language Interpreter Act
01/22/2021 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the State Board of Sign Language Interpreters in the Maryland Department of Labor for purposes of ensuring effective communications for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing persons and to promote the public welfare by regulating those who provide sign language interpretation services; providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain individuals; authorizing the Board to set licensing requirements for sign language interpreters and certain fees; establishing the Sign Language Interpreters Fund; etc.

SB 441 - Lee
Developmental Disabilities Administration - Self-Directed Services
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to increase by a certain amount certain funding to certain recipients of services funded through the Developmental Disabilities Administration under certain circumstances; requiring the Developmental Disabilities Administration to provide certain recipients of services certain options and services under certain circumstances; establishing the State Advisory Council on Self-Directed Services; etc.

SB 456 - Sydnor
Office of the State's Attorney - Collection and Publication of Prosecutorial Information
03/09/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring each Office of the State's Attorney to collect and disclose certain information relating to prosecutions and office policies to the the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to determine the manner in which the State's Attorneys transmit and publish certain information; requiring the Office to publish online certain information in a certain manner; etc.

SB 457 - Feldman
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions
01/24/2021 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.

SB 466 - West
Mental Health - Assent to and Certificates for Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Mental Health - Assent to and Certificates for Admission - Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Altering a requirement that assent be given for the voluntary admission of a minor to certain facilities by providing that assent may be given by a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical or by a physician and a licensed clinical professional counselor; altering the requirement that a certificate for involuntary admission must be based on the personal examination of a physician and a licensed certified social worker-clinical or by a physician and a licensed clinical professional counselor; etc.

SB 469 - Washington
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Applied Behavior Analysis Services - Reimbursement
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Applied Behavior Analysis Services - Reimbursement
Prohibiting the Maryland Department of Health from conditioning reimbursement of applied behavior analysis services provided to Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients on the presence or availability of the parent or caregiver of the Program recipient in the setting where the applied behavior analysis services are provided to the Program recipient; providing that a certain provision of the Act does not prohibit the Department from establishing reasonable standards for the involvement of a parent or caregiver; etc.

SB 473 - Washington
Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave
Authorizing employees of certain employers to use certain leave with pay for bereavement leave; defining the term ""bereavement leave"" as leave an employee is allowed to use on the death of a member of the employee's immediate family; and defining the term ""child"" for purposes of certain bereavement leave to include an adopted, biological, or foster child, a stepchild, or a legal ward.

SB 485 - Augustine
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Prophylaxis Care and Oral Health Exams
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Prophylaxis Care and Oral Health Exams
Prohibiting, beginning January 1, 2022, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program from including a frequency limitation on dental prophylaxis care or oral health exams that requires the dental prophylaxis care or oral health exams to be provided at an interval greater than 120 days within a plan year.

SB 486 - Augustine
Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
01/26/2021 - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; authorizing an essential worker to refuse to fulfill a certain responsibility under certain circumstances; prohibiting an essential employer from retaliating or taking other adverse action against an essential worker or other worker for certain actions; etc.

SB 491 - President
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

SB 492 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
01/20/2021 - Text - First - Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,107,427,000, the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.

SB 493 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution and payment of certain revenue in certain fiscal years; increasing the amount local governments are required to reimburse the State for certain services; etc.

SB 496 - President
Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act
02/15/2021 - Text - Chapter - Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act
Providing certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insurance benefits; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain coronavirus relief payments received by a person during the taxable year; etc.

SB 497 - Kelley
Juvenile Services Education Board and Program - Establishment, Powers, and Duties
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Juvenile Services Education Board and Program - Establishment, Powers, and Duties
Repealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Board to approve all educational services for juveniles in a residential facility beginning July 1, 2022; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Program; requiring the Board, to the extent practicable, to reflect the diversity of the student population that the Department serves; etc.

SB 52 - Washington
Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
Requiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for patients; establishing the Maryland Commission on Health Equity to employ a health equity framework by taking a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in the State and incorporating health considerations into broad-based decision making; etc.

SB 520 - Klausmeier
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Report Modifications
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Report Modifications
Requiring that the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration's annual report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State include certain information relating to outpatient and substance-related disorders program services by children and young adults and behavioral health services provided through telehealth; altering the scope of certain data required to be included in the report; requiring that certain data in the report be grouped by race and ethnicity; etc.

SB 525 - McCray
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and State Board of Elections - Centralized Booking Facility - Ballot Drop Box
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and State Board of Elections - Centralized Booking Facility - Ballot Drop Box
Requiring the Baltimore City centralized booking facility to provide a secure, designated ballot drop box for eligible voters in the facility and to monitor the ballot drop box 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; requiring the Baltimore City centralized booking facility to disseminate written notifications directly to each eligible voter in the facility on how and when to use the drop box; requiring the State Board of Elections to provide the Baltimore City centralized booking facility with certain materials and the ballot drop box; etc.

SB 548 - Augustine
Public Schools - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surveys - Revisions
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Schools - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surveys - Revisions
Requiring the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health, to establish procedures for the administration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey to public middle school and high school students in the State; requiring the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health, to include in the survey at least five questions on adverse childhood experiences or positive childhood experiences; etc.

SB 550 - Beidle
Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans - Establishment
Establishing the Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations to establish and expand community behavioral health programs to serve members, veterans, and their families; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Program and to establish a statewide system to assess the services provided by the nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Governor to provide $2,500,000 in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc.

SB 557 - Young
Suicide Treatment Improvements Act
03/19/2021 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide training for certain staff who assist callers on a certain hotline to ensure that the staff are able to provide counseling for suicidal persons who may be in crisis; requiring certain facilities to ensure that suicidal patients and patients who have attempted suicide are treated in a certain manner; requiring certain facilities to ensure that certain staff act in a certain manner and receive certain training; etc.

SB 567 - President
Telehealth Services - Expansion
01/26/2021 - Text - First - Telehealth Services - Expansion
Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services through telehealth; altering a provision of law requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to reimburse certain health care services provided through telehealth to require reimbursement to be provided in a certain manner and at a certain rate; etc.

SB 568 - President
Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners
03/16/2021 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Authorizing an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State in accordance with certain provisions of the Act; requiring a certain health occupations board to register an out-of-state health care practitioner, under certain circumstances, to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State; prohibiting an out-of-state health care practitioner who is registered under certain provisions of the Act from taking certain actions; etc.

SB 57 - Lee
Family Law - Child Custody and Visitation
04/10/2021 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically finds that there is no likelihood of further child abuse or neglect by the party and states the reasons for the finding; authorizing the court to approve a supervised visitation arrangement under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 571 - President
Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
Entering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain privilege; requiring certain professional counselors to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc.

SB 592 - Zucker
State Child Welfare System - Reporting
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Child Welfare System - Reporting
Altering the contents of a certain report required by the Department of Human Services regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education, on or before December 1 each year, to report to the General Assembly and the Department of Human Services certain information regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education to publish each report on its website within 30 days after submission to the General Assembly; etc.

SB 597 - Washington
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
Requiring certain individuals employed by federal agencies to comply with certain provisions of law; establishing that an applicant to obtain a certified social worker license is required to meet certain requirements by December 31, 2023; altering the number of hours of certain supervision an applicant for a certified social worker-clinical license is required to complete; requiring, as of calendar year 2023, a licensee seeking a license renewal to attest that the licensee has submitted to a criminal history records check; etc.

SB 608 - Jackson
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission
03/23/2021 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:30 p.m.
Altering a certain provision of law authorizing a member of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to designate a certain representative to act at a certain meeting to the same effect as if the member were personally present to require that the designation be made in writing; providing that the Secretary of State Police is the chair of the Commission; altering and reorganizing provisions of law relating to the powers and duties of the Commission; etc.

SB 624 - Lee
Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms
02/01/2021 - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

SB 638 - Augustine
Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims - Enforcement
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims - Enforcement
Requiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce a certain provision of law providing that the provisions of § 15-1005 of the Insurance Article apply to a certain delivery system for specialty mental health services and administered by an administrative services organization; prohibiting a certain administrative services organization from using certain funds or otherwise passing certain expenses onto the State; requiring a certain administrative services organization to pay certain interest to certain persons; etc.

SB 656 - Salling
Maryland Veterans Trust Fund - CAM for Veterans Grant Program - Established (David Perez Military Heroes Act (End 22 a Day))
03/16/2021 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Establishing the CAM for Veterans Grant Program to provide grants to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or stress for financial assistance to obtain certain medical treatments; requiring the Maryland Veterans Trust to implement and administer the Program; requiring the Trust to expend money from the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund to provide grants for the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations.

SB 666 - Peters
Courts of Appeals and Special Appeals - Renaming
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Courts of Appeals and Special Appeals - Renaming
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Appellate Court of Maryland, to change the name of a Judge of the Court of Appeals to be a Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland, and to change the name of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection; etc.

SB 708 - Feldman
Cannabis - Legalization and Regulation
02/08/2021 - Text - Racial and Equity Impact Note
Substituting the term ""cannabis"" for the term ""marijuana"" in certain provisions of law; altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at least a certain age; establishing the Social Equity Start-Up Fund, the Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund, the Cannabis Regulation Fund, and the Cannabis Education and Training Fund; etc.

SB 71 - Sydnor
Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Body-Worn Cameras, Employee Programs, and Use of Force
04/10/2021 - Text - Chapter - Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Body-Worn Cameras, Employee Programs, and Use of Force
Requiring certain law enforcement agencies to require the use of body-worn cameras by July 1, 2023, for each law enforcement officer that regularly interacts with the public; requiring a certain body-worn camera to automatically record and save at least 60 seconds of video footage immediately prior to the officer activating the record button; requring each law enforcement agency to establish a certain system to identify police officers who are at risk of using excessive force and to provide appropriate responses to reduce the risks; etc.

SB 719 - Zucker
2-1-1 Maryland - Mental Health Services Phone Call Program (The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act)
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - 2-1-1 Maryland - Mental Health Services Phone Call Program (The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act)
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with 2-1-1 Maryland, to make certain recommendations relating to the establishment of an opt-in mental health services phone call program that would require a center to call individuals who have opted into the mental health services phone call program on a periodic basis and attempt to connect individuals to a provider of mental health services under certain circumstances; authorizing the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation to carry out the Act; etc.

SB 727 - Feldman
Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Revisions and Public Health Emergency Leave
02/19/2021 - Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing the exemption from the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for certain on-call employees; requiring employers to allow employees to use earned sick and safe leave during a public health emergency; requiring certain employers to provide employees certain earned sick and safe leave on the date that a public health emergency is declared or proclaimed for a jurisdiction; requiring an employer to provide certain earned sick and safe leave regardless of the employee's length of employment with the employer; etc.

SB 74 - Washington
Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Employee Assistance Programs and Early Intervention Programs
04/10/2021 - Third Reading Passed (134-0)
Altering a certain provision of law requiring each law enforcement agency to establish an early intervention policy to instead require a system to identify police officers who are at risk of engaging in the use of excessive force and to provide the officers with training or other methods to reduce the risk of the use of excessive force; requiring each law enforcement agency to provide confidential access to assistance programs to address the mental health issues of police officers stemming from personal and work-related concerns; etc.

SB 751 - Charles County Senators
Southern Maryland - Human Relations Commission
02/23/2021 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:15 p.m.
Authorizing the county commissioners of a code home rule county of the Southern Maryland class to establish a Human Relations Commission for the county; specifying the purpose of the Commission is to use its influence to direct the efforts of the community to solving problems that are often the basic reasons for racial tensions and to encourage and ensure equal treatment of all people; making certain provisions of law governing a certain county human relations commission applicable to a Human Relations Commission established under the Act; etc.

SB 795 - Eckardt
Oversight Committee on Quality Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities - Membership and Cochairs
02/11/2021 - Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Oversight Committee on Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities; requiring that the Oversight Committee be chaired by two cochairs elected from among its members, rather than by the Secretary of Aging; requiring that at least 80% of the Oversight Committee positions be filled before a cochair is elected; and specifying that the term of a cochair is one year and a cochair may not serve more than 2 terms.

SB 809 - Hettleman
Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Office of the Attorney General - Correctional Ombudsman
Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the appointment, qualifications, term, salary, and removal of the Ombudsman; establishing the powers and duties of the Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to conduct certain investigations, conduct certain reviews and assessments, cooperate with a certain agency for a certain purpose, inspect certain facilities, and seek to resolve certain complaints through certain methods; etc.

SB 815 - Klausmeier
Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Mental Health Facilities - Sexual Abuse and Harassment - Reporting and Prevention
Requiring residential treatment facilities to report complaints of sexual abuse and sexual harassment within 24 hours of receiving the complaint to the Behavioral Health Administration, the Office of Health Care Quality, or in the case of a minor, to Child Protective Services; requiring the Office and the Administration to develop and implement a certain reporting system; requiring facilities to develop and implement policies and procedures for responding to complaints of sexual abuse and harassment of patients receiving treatment; etc.

SB 82 - Augustine
State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
Renaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requiring that two licensed music therapists with at least 5 years' paid work experience be added to the Board; requiring the Board to adopt a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; authorizing the Board to facilitate the statewide dissemination of music therapy information to music therapists; etc.

SB 828 - Lam
HIV Prevention Drugs - Dispensing by Pharmacists and Insurance Requirements
02/12/2021 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
Authorizing pharmacists to dispense a 30-day supply, but no more than a 60-day sypply, of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention to a patient without a prescription under certain circumstances; requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide certain drugs for HIV prevention subject to certain conditions; prohibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from requiring prior authorization for certain drugs for HIV prevention; etc.

SB 842 - Benson
Workgroup to Study the Assessment, Treatment, and Available Resources for Female Youth in Contact With the Justice System
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Workgroup to Study the Assessment, Treatment, and Available Resources for Female Youth in Contact With the Justice System
Establishing the Workgroup to Study the Assessment, Treatment, and Available Resources for Female Youth in Contact with the Justice System to review how well programs in the Department of Juvenile Services meet the needs of female youth and to make recommendations for improving outcomes for females in the system; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2021; etc.

SB 844 - Benson
Adult Protective Services - Vulnerable Adults Registry - Investigations and Records of Abuse and Neglect and Workgroup Study
02/09/2021 - Text - First - Adult Protective Services - Vulnerable Adults Registry - Investigations and Records of Abuse and Neglect and Workgroup Study
Authorizing the Social Services Administration to establish and maintain a centralized confidential database for abused and neglected vulnerable adults; authorizing the Department of Human Services or a local department of social services to identify in the database an individual as responsible for abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult in certain circumstances; establishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; etc.

SB 852 - Hough
Crimes - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2021)
04/02/2021 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and transportation; providing that a person who uses a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence is guilty of a felony and establishing certain penalties; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm under certain circumstances; etc.

SB 853 - Carter
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Justice Reform Council Extension and Grant Funding
04/12/2021 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to appropriate at least $2,000,000 in the annual budget bill for a grant to Roca Baltimore, LLC; requiring the Juvenile Justice Reform Council to submit a supplemental report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by October 1, 2021; and extending the termination date of the Council to June 30, 2022.

SB 857 - Hester
Health - Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence - Establishment
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Health - Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence - Establishment
Establishing the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence within the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Center to monitor and analyze its models, plans, policies, strategies, programs, technical assistance, and training in order to identify opportunities to reduce and eliminate disparities in the criminalization of racial minorities with behavioral health disorders; requiring the Office to appoint certain individuals to oversee the Center; etc.

SB 877 - President
Annual Corrective Bill
04/13/2021 - Text - Chapter - Annual Corrective Bill
Correcting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any law other than to correct technical errors; providing for the correction of certain errors and obsolete provisions by the publishers of the Annotated Code; etc.

SB 885 - Hester
Economic and Community Development - Income Tax Credit for Catalytic Revitalization Projects and Historic Revitalization Tax Credit
05/18/2021 - Text - Chapter - Economic and Community Development - Income Tax Credit for Catalytic Revitalization Projects and Historic Revitalization Tax Credit
Allowing a credit against the State income tax to individuals, nonprofit organizations, or business entities for certain new construction costs and rehabilitation costs for certain catalytic revitalization projects; requiring the Secretary of Housing and Community Development to issue tax credit certificates in a certain amount; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal years 2023 and 2024, to include in the budget bill an appropriation to the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Reserve Fund of at least $12,000,000; etc.

SB 905 - Sydnor
Juvenile Services - Workgroup to Develop Evidence-Based, Research-Based, and Culturally Competent Practices
02/26/2021 - Hearing 3/03 at 12:30 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Human Services to convene a certain workgroup to increase accountability for prevention and intervention services delivered to children by the Department of Juvenile Services through evidence-based, research-based, and culturally competent practices; requiring the workgroup to complete a certain assessment and prepare and publish a certain inventory; requiring the workgroup to consider and identify certain factors in assessing certain practices; etc.

SB 928 - Ready
Mental Health Law - Reform of Laws and Delivery of Service
03/23/2021 - Rereferred to Finance
Modifying standards for involuntary admission of individuals with mental disorders to a certain facility or Veterans' Administration hospital to include consideration that it can be reasonably expected, if not hospitalized, a certain individual presents a danger to the life or safety of the individual or to others; modifying certain standards or emergency evaluations of individuals with mental disorders; and requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to provide certain information to certain schools; etc.

SB 932 - Benson
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Coverage - Acupuncture Services
03/05/2021 - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for acupuncture services administered by health care practitioners who are licensed under Title 1A of the Health Occupations Article and operating within the scope of practice of the practitioner.

SB 936 - Jackson
General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Overdose Awareness Day
03/10/2021 - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day; and requiring the Governor annually to order the State flag to be flown at half-staff on Overdose Awareness Day.

SB 96 - McCray
Public Health - Behavioral Health Programs and Health Care Facilities - Safety and Community Relations Plans
05/30/2021 - Text - Chapter - Public Health - Behavioral Health Programs and Health Care Facilities - Safety and Community Relations Plans
Requiring that the regulations adopted by the Behavioral Health Administration governing the licensure of behavioral health programs include a requirement that a certain program establish and implement a safety plan for the safety of the individuals in the program before being issued a license; requiring a behavioral health program to submit a certain community relations plan; providing that a facility may satisfy certain requirements by implementing a safety plan established for another purpose, including an emergency plan; etc.

SB 961 - Corderman
Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being - Renaming and Revisions
02/21/2021 - Text - First - Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being - Renaming and Revisions
Renaming the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports to be the Consortium on Collective Impact for Student and Family Well-Being; requiring the Consortium to dedicate staff to coordinate with behavioral health services coordinators and local education agency staff; altering the duties of behavioral health services coordinators; requiring the Department of Human Services to designate a primary contact for school services; requiring the Governor's Office for Children to provide staff for the Consortium; etc.