MD HB1596 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 69-4)
Status: Passed on May 15 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-15 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 738
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Providing that, except as prohibited by federal law, a provision in certain employment contracts, policies, or agreements that waive certain rights or remedies to a claim of sexual harassment or certain retaliation is null and void as being against the public policy of the State; requiring employers with 50 or more employees to submit a certain survey to the Commission on Civil Rights; requiring the Commission to make the survey responses accessible to the public by posting certain information on the Commission's website; etc.

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Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018


Del. Kriselda Valderrama [D]Del. Curtis Anderson [D]Del. Angela Angel [D]Del. Vanessa Atterbeary [D]
Del. Charles Barkley [D]Del. Ben Barnes [D]Del. Darryl Barnes [D]Del. Erek Barron [D]
Del. Kumar Barve [D]Sen. Pamela Beidle [D]Del. Talmadge Branch [D]Del. Benjamin Brooks [D]
Del. Alfred Carr [D]Del. Mark Chang [D]Del. Luke Clippinger [D]Del. Bonnie Cullison [D]
Del. Dereck Davis [D]Del. Kathleen Dumais [D]Del. Diana Fennell [D]Del. Bob Flanagan [R]
Del. David Fraser-hidalgo [D]Del. William Frick [D]Del. Barbara Frush [D]Del. Tawanna Gaines [D]
Del. Angela Gibson [D]Del. James Gilchrist [D]Del. Glen Glass [R]Del. Cheryl Glenn [D]
Del. Ana Gutierrez [D]Del. Anne Healey [D]Sen. Shelly Hettleman [D]Del. Terri Hill [D]
Del. Sheila Hixson [D]Del. Carolyn Howard [D]Del. Michael Jackson [D]Del. Adrienne Jones [D]
Del. Anne Kaiser [D]Del. Ariana Kelly [D]Del. Marc Korman [D]Sen. Benjamin Kramer [D]
Del. Stephen Lafferty [D]Del. Jazz Lewis [D]Del. Robbyn Lewis [D]Del. Brooke Lierman [D]
Del. Mary Ann Lisanti [D]Del. Maggie McIntosh [D]Del. Herbert McMillan [R]Del. Aruna Miller [D]
Del. David Moon [D]Del. Marice Morales [D]Del. Nick Mosby [D]Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk [D]
Del. Shane Pendergrass [D]Del. Elizabeth Proctor [D]Del. Pamela Queen [D]Del. Kirill Reznik [D]
Del. Samuel Rosenberg [D]Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes [D]Del. Carlos Sanchez [D]Del. Meagan Simonaire [R]
Del. Dana Stein [D]Del. James Tarlau [D]Del. Frank Turner [D]Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith [D]
Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher [D]Del. Jay Walker [D]Del. Alonzo Washington [D]Sen. Mary Washington [D]
Del. Jheanelle Wilkins [D]Del. Karen Young [D]Del. Sally Jameson [D]Del. Eric Luedtke [D]
Del. C.T. Wilson [D]

Roll Calls

2018-04-04 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-04-03 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (140-0) (Y: 141 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2018-03-29 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-12 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (136-0) (Y: 137 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 10) [PASS]


2018-05-15HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 738
2018-04-09HousePassed Enrolled
2018-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2018-04-09SenateConference Committee Report Adopted
2018-04-09HouseThird Reading Passed (140-0)
2018-04-09HouseConference Committee Report Adopted
2018-04-09SenateSenators Klausmeier, Benson, and Reilly
2018-04-09SenateConference Committee Appointed
2018-04-09SenateSenate Refuses to Recede
2018-04-06HouseDelegates Valderrama, Aumann, and Clippinger
2018-04-06HouseConference Committee Appointed
2018-04-06HouseHouse Requests Senate Recede
2018-04-06HouseHouse Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
2018-04-03SenateThird Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
2018-04-02SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-04-02SenateFavorable with Amendments {367375/1 Report Adopted
2018-04-02SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2018-03-29SenateHearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-03-16SenateFirst Reading Finance
2018-03-15HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2018-03-14HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-14HouseFavorable with Amendments {353190/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-14HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2018-02-27HouseHearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-02-09HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters


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