Today’s Daily Call to Action: Call Judiciary Committee! Lots of critical bills!

Please call Chair Vallario (301-858-3488) and your Rep if you have one on the Judiciary Committee (see link to list below)

It is critically important to get bills out of committee to a floor vote this week. Please do one of the following two things to help get these bills passed:

Script:

Hi, I’m a Maryland resident and I live in ___________ town/city.  I’m calling to tell Delegate ____________ to vote for bill numbers ________.  I think it is important to pass these bills because ___________________.

JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE –

Members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee – http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=04&id=jpr&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS

        Hearing Date – March 13th 1:00 pm

SB1128 / HB 1456 – Offshore Drilling Liability Act – Senator Mathias

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE –

Members of the Judiciary Committee – http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=04&id=jud&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS

       Hearing Date – March 13th 1:00 pm

CRITICAL BILLS (bill info below)

HB1383 / SB1212 – Expungement – REDEEM Act of 2018 – Delegate Mosby

HB1461 – Supporting All Families Everywhere (SAFE Act) – Delegate Guti

HB1166 / SB0617 Sentencing – Primary Caretaker – Delegate Haynes

HB1276 / SB0881 – Human Trafficking and Prostitution Offenses – Delegate Chang

Hearing Date – March 14th 1:00 pm 

HB1695 – Hate Crimes – Use of a Noose or Swastika to Threaten or Intimidate – Delegate Chang

NO HEARING DATE – 

       Call Delegate Vallario (301-858-3488) and Delegate Dumais (410-841-3052) and ask them to give the following bill a vote

HB301 / SB270 – Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2018 – Delegate Atterbeary

Additional Information about each of the bills listed above:

HB1383 / SB1212 – Expungement – REDEEM Act of 2018 – If a person is charged with a civil offense or is acquitted of a charge, their record will be expunged.  This allows these persons to apply for a job without having to say they have a criminal record.

HB1461 – Supporting All Families Everywhere (SAFE Act) – Separates the functions of law enforcement from immigration enforcement – police will not ask immigration status when making stops, searches or arrests.  Additionally, it prohibits law enforcement from acting on detainment requests from ICE that are not accompanied by a warrant.

SB1128 / HB 1456 – Offshore Drilling Liability Act – Makes the party that causes a spill related to offshore drilling to be completely liable for it and prohibits any attempt to waive the right of anyone affected by the spill to bring suit against the party responsible.

HB1166 / SB0617 Sentencing – Primary Caretaker – If a defendant is convicted of a non-violent crime and is a primary caretaker of a child, have the court consider placing them on probation, with conditions that emphasize community rehabilitation.

HB1276 / SB0881 – Human Trafficking and Prostitution Offenses – Renaming Human Trafficking to Sex Trafficking and setting the penalty of up to 25 years and $15,000, or both.  Changing the statute of limitations to 10 years after the violation or when the victim reaches majority.

HB1695 – Hate Crimes – Use of a Noose or Swastika to Threaten or Intimidate – Making it a felony to erect a noose or swastika on a public building or structure without permission from the owner.  Penalty is up to 3 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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