2016 General Assembly Archive

MARYLAND CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION
MARYLAND SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION
JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
2016RS SESSION
BILL STATUS

Public Safety – Current Bill Status

BILL NO. TITLE POSITION STATUS
House Bills
HB 4 (SB 977) Criminal Procedure – Domestic Violence – Active Electronic Monitoring (Amber’s Law) Support UNF – JUD
HB 6 Criminal Law – Improper Prescription of Controlled Dangerous Substance Resulting in Death No Position UNF – JUD
HB 7 (SB 31) Family Law – Child Abuse and Neglect – Expungement of Reports and Records – Time Period No Position Withdrawn
HB 8 (SB 126) Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving Vehicles No Position
HB 15 Harford County – Suspected Overdoses – Reporting Requirement Support with Amendment
HB 17 Firearms – Digital Fingerprint Record – Permit Renewal No Position
HB 22 (SB 147) Ethan Saylor Alliance for Self-Advocates as Educators – Membership and Duties – Community Inclusion Training Oversight No Position
HB 24 Public Health – Overdose Response Program – Educational Training Program Requirement Support with Amendment
HB 26 Criminal Law – Arson, Burning, Malicious Destruction, and Theft – Property of Another – Definition Support UNF – JUD
HB 30 Criminal Law – Display of Material Harmful to Minors – Restrictions No Position UNF – JUD
HB 34 Criminal Law – Illegal Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance Near Methadone Clinic – Penalties No Position UNF – JUD
HB 47 Operating a Vehicle or Vessel – Injury to Others While Under the Influence of or Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs Support
HB 49 Criminal Law – Gaming – Home Games Oppose
HB 50 Hate Crimes – Prohibitions and Protected Classes – Expansion to Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Support
HB 56 (SB 63) Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices – Right to Try Act No Position
HB 68 (SB 6) Criminal Law – Impersonating a Military Member – Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016) No Position UNF – JUD
HB 76 Department of State Police – Investigation Authority MSA – N/A
Chiefs – Support
HB 77 Family Law – Missing Children – Reporting Requirements and Repeal of Advisory Council No Position
HB 81 Criminal Procedure – Cameras in the Courtroom – Criminal Sentencing Hearings No Position UNF – JUD
HB 93 Courts – Evidence – Membership in or Association With a Criminal Gang Support
HB 94 Criminal Law – Child Abuse Resulting in Death – Life Imprisonment No Position UNF – JUD
HB 95 Criminal Procedure – Life Without Parole – Repeal of Sentencing Proceeding No Position Withdrawn
HB 96 Criminal Law – Second-Degree Murder – Penalty No Position
HB 97 Crimes – Solicitation to Commit Murder or Arson – Statute of Limitations Support UNF – JUD
HB 98 (SB 156) Criminal Law – Participation in Court Proceedings – Retaliation Support
HB 99 Criminal Law – Synthetic Cannabinoids – Prohibition Support
HB 100 Criminal Law – Crimes Against Property – Trespass to a Vehicle No Position UNF – JUD
HB 102 Anne Arundel County – Solicitation of Money or Donations From Occupants of Vehicles – Prohibitions and Permit Program No Position
HB 110 (SB 745) Law Enforcement Explorer Program – Funding Support
HB 121 (SB 287) Criminal Law – False Statement Concerning Destructive Device or Toxic Material – Venue Support
HB 127 (SB 311) Criminal Law – Gaming – Home Games No Position
HB 146 (SB 552) Baltimore City – Property Tax Credit – Public Safety Officers No Position
HB 148 (SB 134) Somerset County – Sheriff – Salary No Position
HB 153 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Time Period for Filing Administrative Charges – Reduction Oppose
HB 154 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Administrative Hearing – Reimbursement of Costs and Fees Oppose
HB 155 (SB 278) Criminal Law – Stalking Support
HB 157 Death or Life-Threatening Injury by Motor Vehicle or Vessel – Subsequent Offenders – Penalties No Position
HB 166 Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release – Nonresident Sex Offenders No Position
HB 168 (SB 576) General Assembly – Fiscal Notes – Criminal Justice Policy Impact Statements Support
HB 181 Motor Vehicles – Registration Cards – Digital or Electronic Images No Position
HB 182 Vehicle Laws – Accidents Resulting in Injury – Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Support
HB 183 Vehicle Laws – Smoking Marijuana in Vehicles – Prohibition Support
HB 184 Public Safety – Firearm Application No Position
HB 198 Primary and Secondary Education – Security – School Resource Officers Oppose
HB 212 Vehicle Laws – Use of Handheld Telephone While Driving – Increased Penalties No Position
HB 213 Motor Vehicles – Aggressive Driving No Position
HB 214 (SB 1123) Vehicle Laws – Passing Bicycles, Personal Mobility Devices, or Motor Scooters No Position
HB 219 (SB 527) Criminal Law – Human Trafficking – Adult Victim – Penalty No Position Withdrawn
HB 220 (SB 328) Criminal Procedure – Partial Expungement Oppose
HB 221 Public Safety – Law Enforcement Officers – Whistleblower Protections Oppose
HB 222 Criminal Law – Assault in the Second Degree – Educators No Position UNF – JUD
HB 227 Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel Support
HB 232 (SB 605) Health Occupations – Athletic Trainers – Evaluation and Treatment Protocols – Approval No Position
HB 237 (SB 150) Courts – Prohibition Against Testimony by Convicted Perjurer – Repeal No Position
HB 239 Baltimore County Police Officers – Body-Worn Cameras No Position Withdrawn
HB 242 Criminal Law – Betting, Wagering, and Gambling – Civil Offense Oppose
HB 245 (SB 310) Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report Support
HB 246 (SB 716) Public Safety – Fire Police – Cecil County No Position
HB 252 Protection of Persons and Property – Criminal Immunity No Position UNF – JUD
HB 254 Division of Parole and Probation – Revocation Prohibited – Citation No Position
HB 257 (SB 476) Criminal Procedure – Providing Electronic Device Location Information – Historical Data Oppose
HB 268 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Possession of Marijuana Oppose
HB 269 Pretrial Release, Parole, and Probation – Marijuana – Urinalyses Oppose
HB 277 Municipalities – Authority to Serve Citations for Violations of County Laws No Position UNF – E&T
HB 286 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Identity Theft No Position
HB 292 Police Training Commission – Training Requirements – Human Trafficking Oppose UNF – JUD
HB 294 (SB 232) Motor Vehicles – Lamps and Lights – Use When Windshield Wipers Operating No Position
HB 301 Public Safety – Handgun Qualification License – Application Fee No Position
HB 312 (SB 208) Public Safety – Renewal of Handgun Permits – Fingerprinting No Position
HB 314 (SB 346) Peace Orders – Grounds for Relief Support
HB 317 Public Safety – Assault Weapons – Replacements No Position
HB 334 Criminal Law – Marijuana Consumption in Public Place – Prohibition Support
HB 336 (SB 161) Criminal Procedure – Seizure and Forfeiture Oppose
HB 341 (SB 800) Commission to Study the Disproportionate Justice Impact on Minorities No Position
HB 346 (SB 1037) Criminal Law – Synthetic Cannabinoids – Prohibition No Position
HB 348 (SB 41) Vehicle Laws – Driving While License is Suspended – Prison Sentence Repeal Oppose
HB 350 Courts – Civil Action for Law Enforcement Officer Conduct – Nondisclosure Agreements Oppose
HB 351 Criminal Procedure – Government Drone Use – Limitations Oppose
HB 359 Criminal Procedure – Charges Against Correctional Officer – Review by State’s Attorney Support with Amendment
HB 369 (SB 403) Handgun Permits – Universal Recognition Oppose
HB 372 Criminal Law – Synthetic Drugs – Penalties Support
HB 373 Motor Vehicles – Passenger Seat Belt Requirement – Primary Offense No Position
HB 374 (SB 603) Criminal Law – Pretrial Release – Prior Crime of Violence Support
HB 375 (SB 184) Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications No Position
HB 380 (SB 344) State Retirement and Pension System – Local Fire and Police System – Commingling of Assets No Position
HB 390 (SB 425) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Warrant Intercept Program – Statewide Support
HB 392 (SB 274) Vehicle Laws – Special Registration Plates – Retired Law Enforcement Officers Support with Amendment
HB 393 (SB 362) Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses – Violation of Maryland Constitutional Right Oppose
HB 398 Public Safety – Honorably Discharged Veterans – Handgun License No Position
HB 402 (SB 671) Public Information Act – Personnel and Investigatory Records – Formal Complaints Against Public Employees No Position
HB 409 (SB 564) Criminal Law – Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers – Penalties (Alex and Calvin’s Law) Support
HB 414 Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Charles County – Warrant Intercept Program Support
HB 419 (SB 822) Privileged Communications – Critical Incident Stress Management Services No Position
HB 425 Vehicle Laws – Registration Plates – Vehicle Manufactured Without Means to Display Front Plate Oppose
HB 426 Vehicle Laws – Bicycles and Motor Scooters – Use of Bike Lanes Oppose
HB 436 (SB 468) Vehicle Laws – Speed Monitoring, Work Zone Speed Control, and Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems – Repeal Oppose
HB 438 (SB 917) Public Safety – Law Enforcement – Veterinary Care of Retired Law Enforcement K-9s Act No Position
HB 454 (SB 378) State Employees – Merit Increases in Salary No Position
HB 461 (SB 388) Crimes – Criminal Gangs – Prohibitions and Funding Support
HB 465 (SB 652) Public Safety – Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification Card – Failure to Issue Oppose
HB 466 Handgun Permits – Qualifications – Former and Retired Law Enforcement Officers No Position
HB 468 (SB 97) Public Health – Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs No Position
HB 475 Courts – Grand Juries – Prohibited Action Oppose
HB 479 Vehicle Laws – Law Enforcement Transport Vehicles – Seat Belts Oppose
HB 481 (SB 502) Judges – Mandatory Retirement Age Support
HB 482 Vehicle Laws – Law Enforcement Transport Vehicles – Recording Equipment Oppose
HB 487 Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Harford County – Warrant Intercept Program Support
HB 491 Criminal Procedure – Execution of a Search Warrant – Reimbursement Oppose
HB 492 (SB 155) Public Bodies – Use and Retention of E-Mail – Requirements No Position
HB 493 (SB 178) Criminal Law – Extortion – Immigration Status No Position
HB 505 (SB 390) Charles County Sheriff – Salaries and Collective Bargaining No Position
HB 521 (SB 589) Public Safety – SWAT Teams – Reporting and Limitations Support with Amendment
HB 534 (SB 924) Family Law – Protective Orders – Notification of Service – Sunset Repeal Support
HB 556 Criminal Law – Threatening Juror, Witness, or Officer of Court for Performance of Duty – Penalties Support
HB 559 Vehicle Laws – Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders – Exception No Position
HB 560 (SB 349) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Allegany and Garrett Counties – Warrant Intercept Program Support
HB 563 (SB 53) Vehicle Laws – Obstruction Hanging From Rearview Mirror – Enforcement No Position
HB 565 Criminal Law – Possession of Less Than 10 Grams of Marijuana – Code Violation Support
HB 573 (SB 638) Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm – Enhanced Penalties No Position Withdrawn
HB 581 (SB 477) State Retirement and Pension System – Reemployment of Ordinary Disability Retirees – Earnings Limitation No Position
HB 583 (SB 283) Criminal Law – Cruelty to Animals – Implement of Dogfighting No Position
HB 585 Public Safety – Police Training Commission – Policies and Reporting Requirements Oppose
HB 590 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Probation Before Judgment Oppose
HB 600 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Denial of Petition Without Hearing Oppose
HB 615 Criminal Procedure – Evidence – Exclusionary Rule Oppose
HB 619 Law Enforcement Officer – Misdemeanor – Hearing and Emergency Suspension No Position
HB 623 (SB 866) Criminal Procedure – Postconviction Review – Conviction of Human Trafficking Victim No Position
HB 628 Criminal Procedure – Traffic Stops – Officer Disclosures Oppose
HB 629 Criminal Law – Law Enforcement Officers – Misconduct Oppose
HB 630 Drunk and Drugged Driving – Reinstatement of Revoked License No Position
HB 641 (SB 637) Evidence – Admissibility of DNA Profile – Definition and Validation of DNA Profile Support
HB 649 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Extension of Time for Review and Final Order by Chief Support
HB 661 Public Safety – Law Enforcement Officers – Firearm Cameras No Position
HB 662 Emergency Vehicles – Blood, Organ, or Tissue Delivery Vehicles Oppose
HB 665 Constitutional Amendment – Marijuana – Right to Use, Possess, and Cultivate Oppose
HB 669 Law Enforcement – Body-Worn Cameras – Release of Information to Public No Position
HB 674 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Hearing Board – Final Order Oppose
HB 679 Vehicle Laws – Cats and Dogs Left Unattended – Authorized Removal No Position
HB 701 Task Force to Study the Warrant Intercept Program for Maryland Income Tax Refunds Oppose
HB 703 Public Safety – Firearms Disqualifications – Antique Firearm No Position
HB 725 Handguns – School Employees – Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property No Position
HB 732 (SB 153) Drivers’ Licenses, Identification Cards, and Moped Operators’ Permits – Enhanced Identification Documents No Position
HB 735 (SB 763) Manslaughter and Homicide by Vehicle or Vessel Support
HB 754 Law Enforcement Officers – Disciplinary Actions – Written Policy Oppose
HB 760 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Alterations Oppose
HB 768 Public Safety – Handgun Qualification License Training Requirement – Exceptions No Position
HB 769 (SB 214) Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Temporary Training Waiver No Position
HB 770 (SB 712) Criminal Procedure – Nonviolent Felonies – Stet, Shielding, and Expungement Oppose
HB 773 (SB 1008) Drunk and Drugged Driving – Evidence of Blood Test Support
HB 777 Criminal Law – Smoking or Consuming Marijuana in a Public Place – Prohibition Support
HB 785 (SB 233) Public Safety – Motorcycle Profiling – Training No Position
HB 805 (SB 774) Motor Vehicles – Autocycles – Standards and Requirements No Position
HB 809 Marijuana – Smoking or Consuming in a Vehicle or Vessel – Prohibition Support
HB 816 Cecil County – Sheriff – Salary No Position
HB 817 Unlawful Use of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles – Repeal of Administrative Penalties Oppose
HB 819 Domestic Violence – Permanent Protective Orders – Probation and Suspended Sentence No Position
HB 825 (SB 577) Child Protection – Reporting – Threat of Harm Support
HB 846 Public Safety – Crime Gun Reporting and Analysis No Position
HB 847 Criminal Procedure – Crime of Violence – Definition No Position
HB 856 State and Local Police Officers – Liability Insurance – Required Oppose
HB 857 Law Enforcement Officers – Alcohol and Drug Testing – Required Oppose
HB 863 Vehicle Laws – Speed Monitoring Systems – Calibration Checks Oppose Withdrawn
HB 874 Criminal Procedure – Homicide Investigations – Procedures (Joseph’s Law) Oppose
HB 876 Public Safety – District Court Commissioner – Complaints of Police Brutality No Position
HB 879 (SB 742) Public Safety – Imitation Firearms – Prohibition Oppose
HB 881 (SB 740) Business Regulation – Marketing Synthetic Drugs – Penalties No Position
HB 882 (SB 531) Inmates – Life Imprisonment – Parole Reform No Position
HB 904 Criminal Procedure – Cell Site Simulator Technology Hold
HB 906 (SB 433) Correctional Services – Special Requirements for Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates No Position
HB 914 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Acquittal, Dismissal, and Nolle Prosequi Oppose
HB 944 Criminal Law – Professional Counselors and Therapists – Misconduct (Lynette’s Law) No Position
HB 947 (SB 930) Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices Support
HB 956 (SB 741) Criminal Procedure – Expungement Oppose
HB 967 (SB 423) Motor Vehicles – Driver Education Program Curriculum – Police Traffic Stop Procedures No Position
HB 974 Serious and Subsequent Offenders – Conditions for Reinstatement of Driver’s License No Position
HB 1000 (SB 1040) Public Safety – Firearms – Terrorist Watchlist No Position
HB 1001 (SB 943) Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer No Position
HB 1002 (SB 906) Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones No Position
HB 1003 (SB 481) Labor and Employment – Equal Pay for Equal Work
HB 1016 Public Safety and Policing Workgroup – Recommendations Oppose
HB 1019 (SB 229) Firearms – Handgun Qualification License – Live-Fire Component No Position
HB 1035 Baltimore County – Speed Monitoring Systems – Days and Times of Operation, Minimum Excess Speed, and Penalties No Position Withdrawn
HB 1039 Motor Vehicles – Driver Education Program Curriculum – Police Traffic Stop Procedures and Basic Vehicle Maintenance No Position
HB 1043 Vehicle Laws – Rules of the Road – Lane Changes No Position
HB 1052 (SB 961) Motor Vehicles – Speed Monitoring Systems – Automated Audits Oppose
HB 1091 (SB 437) Criminal Law – Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a Minor – Repeal of Residence Requirement No Position
HB 1107 Baltimore City – Police Officers – Warrantless Arrests No Position
HB 1119 Criminal Law – Use or Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance – De Minimis Quantity Oppose
HB 1151 (SB 547) Ex-Offenders Recidivism Reduction Act No Position
HB 1173 Criminal Law – Sentencing – Subsequent Offenders (Career Criminal Truth in Sentencing Act) No Position
HB 1188 Law Enforcement Officers – Entrance-Level and In-Service Training Requirements – Mental Health Issues No Position
HB 1202 (SB 971) Criminal Procedure – Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence – Appeal Right No Position
HB 1207 Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Correctional Officer No Position
HB 1260 Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Applicant Qualifications No Position
HB 1263 Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm – Enhanced Penalties Support
HB 1264 (SB 965) Criminal Procedure – Right of Appeal – Unlawful Possession of Firearm Support
HB 1292 State and Local Correctional Facilities – Release – Notification of Immigration Status Oppose
HB 1294 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Nonviolent Convictions Oppose
HB 1296 Public Safety – Police Training Commission – Community Service Requirement Oppose
HB 1298 Baltimore County – Release From Local Correctional Facilities – Notification of Immigration Status Oppose
HB 1304 (SB 1036) Criminal Law – Smoking Marijuana in Public – Penalty Support
HB 1305 Criminal Procedure – Crimes of Violence Involving Firearms – Diminution Credits, Parole, and Plea Agreements No Position
HB 1312 (SB 1005) Justice Reinvestment Act Hold  Bill Summary
HB 1317 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Acquittal, Dismissal, and Nolle Prosequi Oppose
HB 1323 Criminal Procedure – Sentencing Review – Juvenile Offenders Sentenced as Adults Oppose
HB 1326 Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Application Report No Position
HB 1327 Courts – Law Enforcement Officer as Witness – Prohibition on Postponement for Inability to Appear Oppose
HB 1329 Search Warrants – Mistake in Execution – Remedies Oppose
HB 1332 Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Renewal Period for Retired Law Enforcement Officer No Position
HB 1340 (SB 944) Firearms – Applications – Notification and Reporting Oppose
HB 1342 (SB 945) Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah’s Law) Support
HB 1345 Public Safety – Police Profiling – “Right-to-Carry” Permit Oppose
HB 1362 (SB 949) Crimes – Robbery, Burglary, or Theft of Property – Controlled Dangerous Substances No Position
HB 1364 (SB 1039) Drugged Driving or Operation of Vessel – Polysubstance Abuse Oppose
HB 1367 (SB 970) Drugged Driving – Oral Fluid Tests – Pilot Program Support
HB 1371 Criminal Law – Assault in the First Degree – Strangulation – Lethality Screening Protocol and Training No Position
HB 1431 Vehicle Laws – Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child No Position
HB 1436 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Common Law Battery Oppose
HB 1441 Public Safety – Law Enforcement – Protective Headgear While in Custody Oppose
HB 1443 Public Safety – Law Enforcement Agencies – Vehicle and Officer Identification Requirements (Police Identification and Accountability Act of 2016) Oppose
HB 1452 (SB 902) Criminal Law – Veterans – Medical Marijuana No Position
HB 1480 Background Check Accountability Act of 2016 Hold
HB 1481 (SB 723) Civil Actions – Immunity From Liability – Entering a Property to Provide Emergency Assistance or Medical Care No Position
HB 1497 Maryland Law Enforcement Communications Technology Procurement Task Force No Position
HB 1525 Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Carroll County – Warrant Intercept Program Support
HB 1578 (SB 504) Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Threatening to Withhold Governmental Services No Position

 

 

BILL NO. TITLE POSITION STATUS
Senate Bills
SB 6 (HB 68) Criminal Law – Impersonating a Military Member – Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016) No Position UNF – JPR
SB 13 Public Safety – Department of State Police – Transfer of Surplus Military Property No Position UNF – JPR
SB 31 (HB 7) Family Law – Child Abuse and Neglect – Expungement of Reports and Records – Time Period No Position
SB 35 Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealers and Pawnbrokers – Required Records – Photograph of Precious Metal Object Support
SB 36 Vehicle Laws – Cats and Dogs Left Unattended – Authorized Removal No Position UNF – JPR
SB 41 (HB 348) Vehicle Laws – Driving While License is Suspended – Prison Sentence Repeal Oppose
SB 44 Seat Belts – Operation of Motor Vehicle While Inmate or Person in Custody Unrestrained – Prohibition Oppose
SB 52 Immunity From Civil Liability – Forcible Entry Into Motor Vehicle No Position Withdrawn
SB 53 (HB 563) Vehicle Laws – Obstruction Hanging From Rearview Mirror – Enforcement No Position
SB 59 Criminal Law – Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in the Presence of a Minor No Position UNF – JPR
SB 63 (HB 56) Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices – Right to Try Act No Position
SB 83 Public Safety – School Safety Enforcement Fund No Position
SB 97 (HB 468) Public Health – Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs No Position
SB 121 Criminal Procedure – Modification of Sentences No Position
SB 122 Criminal Procedure – Reconsiderations of Sentences – Reporting No Position UNF – JPR
SB 126 (HB 8) Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving Vehicles No Position UNF – JPR
SB 134 (HB 148) Somerset County – Sheriff – Salary No Position
SB 149 Juvenile Law – Citations for Violations Oppose Withdrawn
SB 150 (HB 237) Courts – Prohibition Against Testimony by Convicted Perjurer – Repeal No Position
SB 152 Driving Records – Expungement – Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test for Intoxication No Position Withdrawn
SB 153 (HB 732) Drivers’ Licenses, Identification Cards, and Moped Operators’ Permits – Enhanced Identification Documents No Position UNF – JPR
SB 155 (HB 492) Public Bodies – Use and Retention of E-Mail – Requirements No Position UNF – EHEA
SB 156 (HB 98) Criminal Law – Participation in Court Proceedings – Retaliation Support
SB 157 Criminal Procedure – Life Without Parole – Repeal of Sentencing Proceeding No Position
SB 158 Criminal Law – Arson, Burning, Malicious Destruction, and Theft – Property of Another – Definition Support UNF – JPR
SB 159 Criminal Law – Second-Degree Murder – Penalty No Position
SB 160 Death or Life-Threatening Injury by Motor Vehicle or Vessel – Subsequent Offenders – Penalties No Position
SB 161 (HB 336) Criminal Procedure – Seizure and Forfeiture Oppose
SB 176 Public Safety – Firearms – License Fees No Position
SB 178 (HB 493) Criminal Law – Extortion – Immigration Status No Position
SB 183 School Vehicles – Seat Belts – Requirements No Position
SB 184 (HB 375) Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications No Position
SB 193 Criminal Procedure – Victim Demographics – Reporting No Position UNF – JPR
SB 208 (HB 312) Public Safety – Renewal of Handgun Permits – Fingerprinting No Position
SB 213 State Police – Speed Camera Revenue – Enforcement Activities No Position UNF – JPR
SB 214 (HB 769) Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Temporary Training Waiver No Position
SB 215 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Nolle Prosequi Oppose
SB 229 (HB 1019) Firearms – Handgun Qualification License – Live-Fire Component No Position
SB 232 (HB 294) Motor Vehicles – Lamps and Lights – Use When Windshield Wipers Operating No Position
SB 233 (HB 785) Public Safety – Motorcycle Profiling – Training No Position
SB 235 Courts – Evidence of Prior Sexual Offense – Admissibility Support
SB 238 Public Safety – Law Enforcement Dogs – Protective Equipment Oppose
SB 270 Courts – Forcible Entry Into Vehicle to Assist Trapped Animal – Immunity No Position UNF – JPR
SB 274 (HB 392) Vehicle Laws – Special Registration Plates – Retired Law Enforcement Officers Support with Amendment
SB 276 Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Expiration No Position
SB 278 (HB 155) Criminal Law – Stalking Support
SB 283 (HB 583) Criminal Law – Cruelty to Animals – Implement of Dogfighting No Position
SB 287 (HB 121) Criminal Law – False Statement Concerning Destructive Device or Toxic Material – Venue Support
SB 310 (HB 245) Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report Support
SB 311 (HB 127) Criminal Law – Gaming – Home Games No Position
SB 328 (HB 220) Criminal Procedure – Partial Expungement Oppose
SB 329 Criminal Procedure – Nonviolent Felonies – Stet, Shielding, and Expungement Oppose Withdrawn
SB 344 (HB 380) State Retirement and Pension System – Local Fire and Police System – Commingling of Assets No Position
SB 346 (HB 314) Peace Orders – Grounds for Relief Support
SB 349 (HB 560) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Allegany, Carroll, and Garrett Counties – Warrant Intercept Program Support
SB 378 (HB 454) State Employees – Merit Increases in Salary No Position
SB 388 (HB 461) Crimes – Criminal Gangs – Prohibitions and Funding Support
SB 390 (HB 505) Charles County Sheriff – Salaries and Collective Bargaining No Position
SB 402 Criminal Law – First Degree Murder – Sentencing (Geraldine’s Law) No Position
SB 403 (HB 369) Handgun Permits – Universal Recognition Oppose
SB 423 (HB 967) Motor Vehicles – Driver Education Program Curriculum – Police Traffic Stop Procedures No Position
SB 425 (HB 390) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Warrant Intercept Program – Statewide Support
SB 433 (HB 906) Correctional Services – Special Requirements for Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates No Position
SB 437 (HB 1091) Criminal Law – Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a Minor – Repeal of Residence Requirement No Position
SB 445 Gaming – Penny-Ante Games No Position
SB 468 (HB 436) Vehicle Laws – Speed Monitoring, Work Zone Speed Control, and Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems – Repeal Oppose
SB 476 (HB 257) Criminal Procedure – Providing Electronic Device Location Information – Historical Data Oppose
SB 477 (HB 581) State Retirement and Pension System – Reemployment of Ordinary Disability Retirees – Earnings Limitation No Position
SB 502 (HB 481) Judges – Mandatory Retirement Age Support
SB 504 (HB 1578) Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Threatening to Withhold Governmental Services No Position
SB 527 (HB 219) Criminal Law – Human Trafficking – Adult Victim – Penalty No Position Withdrawn
SB 531 (HB 882) Inmates – Life Imprisonment – Parole Reform No Position
SB 546 Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders – Repeal of Restrictions No Position
SB 547 (HB 1151) Ex-Offenders Recidivism Reduction Act No Position
SB 552 (HB 146) Baltimore City – Property Tax Credit – Public Safety Officers No Position
SB 564 (HB 409) Criminal Law – Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers – Penalties Support
SB 576 (HB 168) General Assembly – Fiscal Notes – Criminal Justice Policy Impact Statements Support
SB 577 (HB 825) Child Protection – Reporting – Threat of Harm Support
SB 589 (HB 521) Public Safety – SWAT Teams – Reporting and Limitations Support with Amendment
SB 603 (HB 374) Criminal Law – Pretrial Release – Prior Crime of Violence Support
SB 605 (HB 232) Health Occupations – Athletic Trainers – Evaluation and Treatment Protocols – Approval No Position
SB 615 Criminal Law – Theft of a Firearm No Position
SB 635 Vehicle Laws – Flashing Lights – Community-Based Emergency Response Vehicles Oppose
SB 637 (HB 641) Evidence – Admissibility of DNA Profile – Definition and Validation of DNA Profile Support
SB 638 (HB 573) Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm – Enhanced Penalties No Position
SB 652 (HB 465) Public Safety – Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification Card – Failure to Issue Oppose
SB 656 Criminal Law – Death Penalty – Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Support
SB 667 Public Safety – Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun – Expiration and Renewal No Position
SB 671 (HB 402) Public Information Act – Personnel and Investigatory Records – Formal Complaints Against Public Employees No Position
SB 686 Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System – Information Sharing (Carl Henn’s Law) No Position
SB 712 (HB 770) Criminal Procedure – Nonviolent Felonies – Stet, Shielding, and Expungement Oppose
SB 716 (HB 246) Public Safety – Fire Police – Cecil County No Position
SB 723 (HB 1481) Civil Actions – Immunity From Liability – Entering a Property to Provide Emergency Assistance or Medical Care No Position
SB 740 (HB 881) Business Regulation – Marketing Synthetic Drugs – Penalties No Position
SB 741 (HB 956) Criminal Procedure – Expungement Oppose
SB 742 (HB 879) Public Safety – Imitation Firearms – Prohibition Oppose
SB 745 (HB 110) Law Enforcement Explorer Program – Funding Support
SB 763 (HB 735) Manslaughter and Homicide by Vehicle or Vessel Support
SB 769 Vehicle Laws – Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems and Speed Monitoring Systems – Continuous Audits Oppose
SB 774 (HB 805) Motor Vehicles – Autocycles – Standards and Requirements No Position
SB 800 (HB 341) Commission to Study the Disproportionate Justice Impact on Minorities No Position
SB 822 (HB 419) Privileged Communications – Critical Incident Stress Management Services No Position
SB 866 (HB 623) Criminal Procedure – Postconviction Review – Conviction of Human Trafficking Victim No Position
SB 890 Expungement – Misdemeanor Convictions Oppose
SB 891 Criminal Law – Use and Possession of Marijuana Oppose
SB 902 (HB 1452) Criminal Law – Veterans – Medical Marijuana No Position
SB 906 (HB 1002) Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones No Position
SB 917 (HB 438) Public Safety – Law Enforcement – Veterinary Care of Retired Law Enforcement K-9s Act No Position
SB 924 (HB 534) Family Law – Protective Orders – Notification of Service – Sunset Repeal Support
SB 930 (HB 947) Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices Support
SB 943 (HB 1001) Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer No Position
SB 944 (HB 1340) Firearms – Applications – Notification and Reporting Oppose
SB 945 (HB 1342) Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah’s Law) Support
SB 947 Public Safety – Rifles and Shotguns – Secondary Transactions No Position
SB 949 (HB 1362) Crimes – Robbery, Burglary, or Theft of Property – Controlled Dangerous Substances No Position
SB 961 (HB 1052) Motor Vehicles – Speed Monitoring Systems – Automated Audits Oppose Withdrawn
SB 965 (HB 1264) Criminal Procedure – Right of Appeal – Unlawful Possession of Handgun or Regulated Firearm Support
SB 970 (HB 1367) Drugged Driving – Oral Fluid Tests – Pilot Program Support
SB 971 (HB 1202) Criminal Procedure – Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence – Appeal Right No Position
SB 977 (SB 1018) Criminal Procedure – Domestic Violence – Active Electronic Monitoring (Amber’s Law) Support
SB 992 Vehicle Laws – Giving Way to Overtaking Vehicles in the Left Lane No Position
SB 1005 (HB 1312) Justice Reinvestment Act Hold
SB 1008 (HB 773) Drunk and Drugged Driving – Evidence of Blood Test Support
SB 1018 (HB 1383) Health Insurance – Specialty Drugs – Participating Pharmacies Support
SB 1026 Public Safety and Policing Workgroup – Recommendations Oppose
SB 1036 (HB 1304) Criminal Law – Smoking Marijuana in Public – Penalty Support
SB 1037 (HB 346) Criminal Law – Synthetic Cannabinoids – Prohibition No Position
SB 1039 (HB 1364) Drugged Driving or Operation of Vessel – Polysubstance Abuse Oppose
SB 1040 (HB 1000) Public Safety – Firearms – Terrorist Watchlist No Position
SB 1073 Vehicle Laws – Right-of-Way Violations – Death or Serious Bodily Injury – Penalties No Position
SB 1123 (HB 214) Vehicle Laws – Passing Bicycles, Personal Mobility Devices, or Motor Scooters No Position

 

Senate Bills
BILL NO. TITLE POSITION STATUS
SB 6 (HB 68) Criminal Law – Impersonating a Military Member – Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016) No Position
SB 13 Public Safety – Department of State Police – Transfer of Surplus Military Property No Position UNF – JPR
SB 31 (HB 7) Family Law – Child Abuse and Neglect – Expungement of Reports and Records – Time Period No Position
SB 35 Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealers and Pawnbrokers – Required Records – Photograph of Precious Metal Object Support
SB 36 Vehicle Laws – Cats and Dogs Left Unattended – Authorized Removal No Position UNF – JPR
SB 41 (HB 348) Vehicle Laws – Driving While License is Suspended – Prison Sentence Repeal Oppose
SB 44 Seat Belts – Operation of Motor Vehicle While Inmate or Person in Custody Unrestrained – Prohibition Hold
SB 52 Immunity From Civil Liability – Forcible Entry Into Motor Vehicle No Position
SB 53 (HB 563) Vehicle Laws – Obstruction Hanging From Rearview Mirror – Enforcement No Position
SB 59 Criminal Law – Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in the Presence of a Minor No Position UNF – JPR
SB 63 (HB 56) Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices – Right to Try Act No Position
SB 83 Public Safety – School Safety Enforcement Fund No Position
SB 97 (HB 468) Public Health – Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs No Position
SB 121 Criminal Procedure – Modification of Sentences No Position
SB 122 Criminal Procedure – Reconsiderations of Sentences – Reporting No Position UNF – JPR
SB 126 (HB 8) Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving Vehicles No Position UNF – JPR
SB 134 (HB 148) Somerset County – Sheriff – Salary No Position
SB 149 Juvenile Law – Citations for Violations Oppose Withdrawn
SB 150 (HB 237) Courts – Prohibition Against Testimony by Convicted Perjurer – Repeal No Position
SB 152 Driving Records – Expungement – Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test for Intoxication No Position Withdrawn
SB 153 (HB 732) Drivers’ Licenses, Identification Cards, and Moped Operators’ Permits – Enhanced Identification Documents No Position UNF – JPR
SB 155 (HB 492) Public Bodies – Use and Retention of E-Mail – Requirements No Position UNF – EHEA
SB 156 (HB 98) Criminal Law – Participation in Court Proceedings – Retaliation Support
SB 157 Criminal Procedure – Life Without Parole – Repeal of Sentencing Proceeding No Position
SB 158 Criminal Law – Arson, Burning, Malicious Destruction, and Theft – Property of Another – Definition Support UNF – JPR
SB 159 Criminal Law – Second-Degree Murder – Penalty No Position
SB 160 Death or Life-Threatening Injury by Motor Vehicle or Vessel – Subsequent Offenders – Penalties No Position
SB 161 (HB 336) Criminal Procedure – Seizure and Forfeiture Oppose
SB 176 Public Safety – Firearms – License Fees No Position
SB 178 (HB 493) Criminal Law – Extortion – Immigration Status No Position
SB 183 School Vehicles – Seat Belts – Requirements No Position
SB 184 (HB 375) Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications No Position
SB 193 Criminal Procedure – Victim Demographics – Reporting No Position UNF – JPR
SB 208 (HB 312) Public Safety – Renewal of Handgun Permits – Fingerprinting No Position
SB 213 State Police – Speed Camera Revenue – Enforcement Activities No Position UNF – JPR
SB 214 (HB 769) Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Temporary Training Waiver No Position
SB 215 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Nolle Prosequi Oppose
SB 229 (HB 1019) Firearms – Handgun Qualification License – Live-Fire Component No Position
SB 232 (HB 294) Motor Vehicles – Lamps and Lights – Use When Windshield Wipers Operating No Position
SB 233 (HB 785) Public Safety – Motorcycle Profiling – Training No Position
SB 235 Courts – Evidence of Prior Sexual Offense – Admissibility Support
SB 238 Public Safety – Law Enforcement Dogs – Protective Equipment Oppose
SB 270 Courts – Forcible Entry Into Vehicle to Assist Trapped Animal – Immunity No Position
SB 274 (HB 392) Vehicle Laws – Special Registration Plates – Retired Law Enforcement Officers Support
SB 276 Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Expiration No Position
SB 278 (HB 155) Criminal Law – Stalking and Harassment Support
SB 283 (HB 583) Criminal Law – Cruelty to Animals – Implement of Dogfighting No Position
SB 287 (HB 121) Criminal Law – False Statement Concerning Destructive Device or Toxic Material – Venue Support
SB 310 (HB 245) Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report Support
SB 311 (HB 127) Criminal Law – Gaming – Home Games No Position
SB 328 (HB 220) Criminal Procedure – Partial Expungement Oppose
SB 329 Criminal Procedure – Nonviolent Felonies – Stet, Shielding, and Expungement Oppose
SB 344 (HB 380) State Retirement and Pension System – Local Fire and Police System – Commingling of Assets No Position
SB 346 (HB 314) Peace Orders – Grounds for Relief Support
SB 349 (HB 560) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Allegany and Garrett Counties – Warrant Intercept Program Support
SB 378 (HB 454) State Employees – Merit Increases in Salary No Position
SB 388 (HB 461) Crimes – Criminal Gangs – Prohibitions and Funding Support
SB 390 (HB 505) Charles County Sheriff – Salaries and Collective Bargaining No Position
SB 402 Criminal Law – First Degree Murder – Sentencing (Geraldine’s Law) No Position
SB 403 (HB 369) Handgun Permits – Universal Recognition Oppose
SB 423 (HB 967) Motor Vehicles – Driver Education Program Curriculum – Police Traffic Stop Procedures No Position
SB 425 (HB 390) Maryland Income Tax Refunds – Warrant Intercept Program – Statewide Support
SB 433 (HB 906) Correctional Services – Special Requirements for Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates No Position
SB 437 (HB 1091) Criminal Law – Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a Minor – Repeal of Residence Requirement No Position
SB 445 Gaming – Penny-Ante Games No Position
SB 468 (HB 436) Vehicle Laws – Speed Monitoring, Work Zone Speed Control, and Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems – Repeal Oppose
SB 476 (HB 257) Criminal Procedure – Providing Electronic Device Location Information – Historical Data Oppose
SB 477 (HB 581) State Retirement and Pension System – Reemployment of Ordinary Disability Retirees – Earnings Limitation No Position
SB 502 (HB 481) Judges – Mandatory Retirement Age Support
SB 504 Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Threatening to Withhold Governmental Services No Position
SB 527 (HB 219) Criminal Law – Human Trafficking – Adult Victim – Penalty No Position
SB 531 (HB 882) Inmates – Life Imprisonment – Parole Reform No Position
SB 546 Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders – Repeal of Restrictions No Position
SB 547 (HB 1151) Ex-Offenders Recidivism Reduction Act No Position
SB 552 (HB 146) Baltimore City – Property Tax Credit – Public Safety Officers No Position
SB 564 (HB 409) Criminal Law – Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers – Penalties Support
SB 576 (HB 168) General Assembly – Fiscal Notes – Criminal Justice Policy Impact Statements Support
SB 577 (HB 825) Child Protection – Reporting – Threat of Harm Support
SB 589 (HB 521) Public Safety – SWAT Teams – Reporting and Limitations Oppose
SB 603 (HB 374) Criminal Law – Pretrial Release – Prior Crime of Violence Support
SB 605 (HB 232) Health Occupations – Athletic Trainers – Evaluation and Treatment Protocols – Approval No Position
SB 615 Criminal Law – Theft of a Firearm No Position
SB 635 Vehicle Laws – Flashing Lights – Community-Based Emergency Response Vehicles Oppose
SB 637 (HB 641) Evidence – Admissibility of DNA Profile – Definition and Validation of DNA Profile Support
SB 638 (HB 573) Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm – Enhanced Penalties No Position
SB 652 (HB 465) Public Safety – Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification Card – Failure to Issue Oppose
SB 656 Criminal Law – Death Penalty – Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Support
SB 667 Public Safety – Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun – Expiration and Renewal No Position
SB 671 (HB 402) Public Information Act – Personnel and Investigatory Records – Formal Complaints Against Public Employees No Position
SB 686 Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System – Information Sharing (Carl Henn’s Law) No Position
SB 712 (HB 770) Criminal Procedure – Nonviolent Felonies – Stet, Shielding, and Expungement Oppose
SB 716 (HB 246) Public Safety – Fire Police – Cecil County No Position
SB 723 (HB 1481) Civil Actions – Immunity From Liability – Entering a Property to Provide Emergency Assistance or Medical Care No Position
SB 740 (HB 881) Business Regulation – Marketing Synthetic Drugs – Penalties No Position
SB 741 (HB 956) Criminal Procedure – Expungement Hold
SB 742 (HB 879) Public Safety – Imitation Firearms – Prohibition Oppose
SB 745 (HB 110) Law Enforcement Explorer Program – Funding Support
SB 763 (HB 735) Manslaughter and Homicide by Vehicle or Vessel Support
SB 769 Vehicle Laws – Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems and Speed Monitoring Systems – Continuous Audits Oppose
SB 774 (HB 805) Motor Vehicles – Autocycles – Standards and Requirements No Position
SB 800 (HB 341) Commission to Study the Disproportionate Justice Impact on Minorities No Position
SB 822 (HB 419) Privileged Communications – Critical Incident Stress Management Services No Position
SB 866 (HB 623) Criminal Procedure – Postconviction Review – Conviction of Human Trafficking Victim No Position
SB 890 Expungement – Misdemeanor Convictions Hold
SB 891 Criminal Law – Use and Possession of Marijuana Hold
SB 902 (HB 1452) Criminal Law – Veterans – Medical Marijuana No Position
SB 906 (HB 1002) Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones No Position
SB 917 (HB 438) Public Safety – Law Enforcement – Veterinary Care of Retired Law Enforcement K-9s Act No Position
SB 924 (HB 534) Family Law – Protective Orders – Notification of Service – Sunset Repeal Support
SB 930 (HB 947) Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices Support
SB 943 (HB 1001) Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer No Position
SB 944 (HB 1340) Firearms – Applications – Notification and Reporting Oppose
SB 947 Public Safety – Rifles and Shotguns – Secondary Transactions No Position
SB 961 (HB 1052) Motor Vehicles – Speed Monitoring Systems – Automated Audits Oppose
SB 965 (HB 1264) Criminal Procedure – Right of Appeal – Unlawful Possession of Handgun or Regulated Firearm No Position
SB 970 (HB 1367) Drugged Driving – Oral Fluid Tests – Pilot Program Support
SB 971 (HB 1202) Criminal Procedure – Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence – Appeal Right No Position
SB 977 (SB 1018) Criminal Procedure – Domestic Violence – Active Electronic Monitoring (Amber’s Law) Support
SB 1008 (HB 773) Drunk and Drugged Driving – Evidence of Blood Test Support
SB 1018 (HB 1383) Health Insurance – Specialty Drugs – Participating Pharmacies Support
SB 1037 (HB 346) Criminal Law – Synthetic Cannabinoids – Prohibition No Position
SB 1040 (HB 1000) Public Safety – Firearms – Terrorist Watchlist No Position