Violence Prevention

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 71 - 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; requiring 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 71

Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 60 (4/10)
SB 105 (HB 289) - Peace Orders - Workplace Violence Specifying that certain provisions of law relating to peace orders may not be interpreted to create or impose a duty on a certain employer to file a petition on behalf of a certain employee; making certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on the basis of certain acts committed against certain employees under certain circumstances; etc. SB 105

HB 289

HB 289- Peace Order- Workplace Violence- Support.pdf (2-10)

SB 105- Peace Order- Workplace Violence- Support as adopted by the House X Judiciary Hearing.pdf (4-7)

Maryland Hospital Association- HB 289- Peace Order- Support.pdf (1-17)

House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Atterbeary, Shetty and Williams) (4/10)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341 (5/18)
SB 406 (HB 93) - Public Safety - Local Youth Violence Review Committees 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 406

HB 93

Hearing 2/11 at 11:00 a.m. (1/27)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/18)
SB 690 - Public Information Act - Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices Requiring a custodian of records to deny inspection of the part of a recording from a certain body-worn digital recording device worn by a law enforcement officer regarding certain individuals; requiring certain notification of certain individuals; requiring the Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain uniform standards and policies; requiring a custodian to deny inspection or copying of a certain recording by an individual who is under investigation or charged with a violation that is the subject of the recording; etc. SB 690

Hearing 3/30 at 1:30 p.m. (3/23)
SB 857 (HB 1280) - 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 857

HB 1280

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 68 (4/13)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 69 (4/13)
HB 152 - Law Enforcement - Department of State Police - Body-Worn Cameras Requiring the Department of State Police to adopt policies and procedures by January 1, 2022, for the use of body-worn cameras consistent with certain policies developed by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; and requiring the Department to issue body-worn cameras for police employees of the Department to use while on duty by January 1, 2022; and providing the Act does not apply to police employees assigned to work in the Maryland State House. HB 152

Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)
HB 187 - Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Body-Worn Cameras Requiring all law enforcement agencies to adopt policies and procedures for the use of body-worn cameras consistent with certain policies developed by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission by October 1, 2021; and requiring all law enforcement agencies to issue body-worn cameras for certain police officers to use while on duty by October 1, 2021. HB 187

Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)
HB 809 - Public Safety - Use of Force De-Escalation Training of Law Enforcement Officers - Reports Requiring a law enforcement agency to report, beginning October 1, 2021, and every 2 years thereafter, to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services on certain policies and procedures related to use of force de-escalation training for its law enforcement officers; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to analyze the data collected and report to certain committees of the General Assembly by January 1, 2022, and every 2 years thereafter; etc. HB 809

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/17)
HB 1110 - Criminal Law - Felony Second-Degree Assault - Emergency Medical Care Workers Prohibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a worker who is providing emergency and related services in a certain department at a certain hospital or certain freestanding medical facility; and establishing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of the felony of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. HB 1110

HB 1110- Criminal Law - Felony Second-Degree Assault - Emergency Medical Care Workers- Letter Of Information.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)