Letter of Information

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 153 - Maryland Department of Transportation - Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Awareness, Training, and Response Requiring the Maryland Department of Transportation to develop and implement a certain training program for certain transportation-sector employees, taxicab drivers, and transportation network operators on the identification and reporting of suspected child exploitation and human trafficking; requiring certain transportation-sector employers to establish procedures for reporting suspected child exploitation and human trafficking to certain entities; etc. SB 153

Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)
SB 661 (HB 707) - Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Use of Body-Worn Cameras Altering certain provisions of law to require a certain law enforcement agency to require the use of body-worn cameras, subject to a certain policy, by each sworn law enforcement officer, regardless of rank, employed by the law enforcement agency while the officer is in uniform, in public, and conducting law enforcement related duties. SB 661

HB 707

Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)

Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)
SB 1006 - Hospitals - Medical Debt Collection - Sale of Patient Debt Authorizing a hospital, under certain circumstances, to sell the medical debt of patients if the debt is sold to a governmental unit or an entity that is under contract with the unit for the purpose of canceling the debt; and requiring that a hospital's financial policy require the hospital to dismiss actions pending against a patient for the collection of debt that was sold and prohibit the hospital from engaging in specified collection activities on patient debt that was sold. SB 1006

Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)

SB 1006: Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

SB 1023 (HB 1279) - Maryland Building Performance Standards - Fossil Fuel Use, Energy Conservation, and Electric- and Solar-Ready Standards (Better Buildings Act of 2024) Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt, on or before certain dates and as part of the Maryland Building Performance Standards, a requirement that new buildings meet all water and space heating demands of the building without the use of fossil fuels, energy conservation requirements, and an electric- and solar-ready standard for certain buildings; etc. SB 1023

HB 1279

Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. (2/28)

Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)

SB 1023: Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.@Education, Energy, and the Environment

HB 1279: Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.@Environment and Transportation

SB 1071 (HB 1155) - Hospitals - Opioid Overdose - Medication-Assisted Treatment Requiring hospitals to establish and maintain certain protocols and capacity related to the treatment of patients who are being treated for an opioid-related overdose; requiring hospitals to connect patients who are administered or prescribed medication-assisted treatment to an appropriate provider to voluntarily continue treatment under certain circumstances; and requiring the Governor to include a certain appropriation in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2026 from the Opioid Restitution Fund. SB 1071

HB 1155

Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)

Hearing 3/01 at 2:00 p.m. (2/14)

SB 1071: Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

HB 148 - Department of Transportation - Human Trafficking Awareness, Training, and Response (See Someone, Save Someone Act) Requiring the Maryland Department of Transportation to develop and implement a certain training program for certain transportation-sector employees, taxicab drivers, and transportation network operators on the identification and reporting of human trafficking; requiring transportation-sector employers to provide a new employee with the required training within 90 days after the date of hire; requiring transportation-sector employers to establish procedures for reporting suspected human trafficking to certain entities; etc. HB 148

Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)
HB 784 - Task Force on Reducing Emergency Department Wait Times Establishing the Task Force on Reducing Emergency Department Wait Times to monitor, discuss, and make recommendations for reducing emergency department wait times including legislative, regulatory, or other policy initiatives; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1, 2026. HB 784

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)
HB 1143 - Emergency Medical Services - Maryland Emergency Department Wait Time Reduction Commission and Standardized Protocols - Establishment Establishing the Maryland Emergency Department Wait Time Reduction Commission in the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to enhance the overall effectiveness and responsiveness of emergency medical services; requiring the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, with the advice of the Commission, and in consultation with certain entities, to develop certain standardized operational protocols and establish a system for monitoring certain emergency department performance; etc. HB 1143

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)