Law Enforcement/Justice Reform

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
HB 670 - 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 670

Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 59 (4/10)
HB 1233 - Correctional Services - Inmates - Intake and Release Requirements (Reentry Success Act of 2021) Requiring the Division of Correction to provide screening for and access to private mediation between a certain inmate and an individual identified by the inmate as essential for the successful reentry of the inmate into society; requiring the Division of Correction at certain times to work with an inmate to ensure that an inmate has access to certain medication, social service programs, and public transportation at the time of the inmate's release; and requiring the Commissioner of Correction to adopt certain regulations. HB 1233

HB 1233- Correctional Services - Inmates - Intake and Release Requirements (Reentry Success Act of 2021)- Letter of Support.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)