Letter of Concern

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 398 (HB 537) - 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 398

HB 537

SB 398- Senate Bill 398 - Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Procedures- Letter of Concern.pdf (2-11)

HB 537- Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Procedures- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)

Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. (1/29)
SB 557 (HB 442) - Suicide Treatment Improvements Act 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 557

HB 442

SB 557- Suicide Treatment Improvements Act- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

HB 442- Suicide Treatment Improvements Act- Oppose.pdf (2-11)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/19)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/20)
SB 712 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception Providing that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a certain motorcycle safety course, or is a passenger on a motorcycle operated by a driver who has been licensed for at least 2 years or has completed a certain motorcycle safety course. SB 712

SB 712- Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/23 at 2:30 p.m. (2/23)
SB 728 (HB 923) - Labor and Employment - Worker Safety and Health - Injury and Illness Prevention Program Requiring employers with 10 or more employees, or whose rate of work-related injury and illness exceeds the average incidence rate of all industries in the State to develop and implement a health and safety committee to promote health and safety in the workplace; providing for the membership, meetings, and duties of the committee; requiring that the committee maintain certain records and retain the records for a certain period of time; requiring each employer to establish and maintain an injury and illness prevention program; etc. SB 728

HB 923

SB 728- Labor and Employment- Worker Safety and Health- Injury and Illness Prevention Program- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-10)

HB 923- Labor and Employment- Worker Safety and Health- Injury and Illness Prevention Program- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m. (2/19)

Hearing 3/05 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)
SB 909 - Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goals Requiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, prior to the release of State funds for a certain capital project that receives at least $3,000,000 in a single fiscal year, to review the project for subcontracting opportunities under the State Minority Business Enterprise Program and, if practicable, establish minority business enterprise subgoals for the project; requiring the Office to consider minority business enterprises when setting certain subgoals; etc. SB 909

SB 909- Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goal- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 728 (5/30)
HB 29 - Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Substance Use Disorder Altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals who have a substance use disorder; altering a certain exception to allow for the invountary admission of certain individuals who have a substance use disorder to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; etc. HB 29

HB 29-Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Substance Use Disorder- Lettert of Concern.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 2/02 at 3:45 p.m. (1/22)
HB 124 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards to Protect Employees - Aerosol Transmissible Diseases and COVID-19 Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to adopt regulations, by October 1, 2021, establishing an occupational safety and health standard protecting employees from exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases; requiring the Secretary of Labor, the Commissioner, and the Maryland Department of Health to develop an Emergency Temporary Occupational Safety and Health Standard to Protect Employees From COVID-19 by March 1, 2021, and to make the information available on the Department of Labor's website; etc. HB 124

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/10)
HB 228 - University of Maryland Medical System - Applicability of the Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act Applying the Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act to the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation. HB 228

HB 228 – University of Maryland Medical System – Applicability of the Public Information Act & Open Meetings Act- Letter of Concern.pdf (2-11)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/17)
HB 936 - Hospitals and Freestanding Medical Facilities - Closing or Partial Closing - Public Notice Requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to publish a certain notice of the closing or partial closing of a certain hospital or freestanding medical facility within 15 days of having received a certain notice; requiring the Commission to ensure that a certain notice is available to the public for certain purposes and provided to a certain local governing body and certain members of the General Assembly; requiring the Commission to publish a notice of certain informational meetings; etc. HB 936

HB 936- Hospitals and Freestanding Medical Facilities - Closing or Partial Closing - Public Notice- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1171 - Labor and Employment - Maryland Employee Protection Plan for Vaccine Refusal Prohibiting an employer from terminating an employee solely on the basis of the employee's refusal to receive a vaccination against COVID-19; specifying that an employee waives the right to file a civil action against the employer if the employee refuses to receive a certain vaccination and the employee contracts COVID-19 in the course of employment; etc. HB 1171

HB 1171 Maryland Employee Protection Plan for Vaccine Refusal- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)
HB 1202 - Hospitals and Birth Centers - COVID-19 Visitation Policies - Doulas Requiring that a doula be authorized to be present with a woman during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery under certain circumstances; prohibiting a doula from being considered a support person or visitor under certain circumstances; making the Act and emergency measure; and terminating the Act at the end of July 31, 2023. HB 1202

HB 1202- Hospitals and Birth Centers - COVID-19 Visitation Policies - Doulas- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)