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MDHB89PassAwarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; providing that an inmate serving a sentence for a c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 365
MDHB222PassRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that their voting rights have...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 734
MDSB525PassRequiring the Baltimore City centralized booking facility to provide a secure, designated ballot drop box for eligible voters in the facility and to monitor the ballot drop box 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; requiring the Baltimore City centralize...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 646
MDHB1072PassAuthorizing the Charles County Board of County Commissioners to establish a community service program and a pretrial release program in Charles County; providing that a court may order a person to participate in the community service program; providi...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 374
MDSB750PassAuthorizing the Charles County Board of County Commissioners to establish a community service program and a pretrial release program in Charles County; providing that a court may order a person to participate in the community service program; providi...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 375
MDSB800PassEstablishing the Inmate Training and Job Pilot Program at certain institutions of postsecondary education to provide educational and vocational training opportunities for inmates in the 12 months preceding the inmate's date of release; requiring the ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 677
MDSB202VetoAltering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB16VetoProhibiting the State or any local jurisdiction from entering into agreements facilitating immigration-related detention by private entities; prohibiting governmental entities from entering into certain agreements to house immigration-related detaine...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB497PassRepealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Bo...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 147
MDSB118PassTransferring the Warrant Apprehension Unit of the Division of Parole and Probation in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Intelligence and Investigative Division in the Department.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 127
MDSB878PassGenerally curing previous Acts of the General Assembly with possible title defects.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
MDHB71Engross

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Repealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Bo...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB397Engross

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Awarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to establi...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
MDSB478Intro

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Stating certain findings of the General Assembly; prohibiting the State or any local jurisdiction from entering into agreements facilitating immigration-related detention by private entities; prohibiting governmental entities from approving zoning va...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB224Engross

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Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that the individual's voting ...
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2021-04-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB852Engross

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and tra...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB100Engross

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to include in a certain annual report certain statistics related to the cost of living of inmates at certain facilities; and requiring the Division of Correction to include in an annual financial and operation...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB194Intro

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Requiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the State minimum wage; repealing a requirement that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services reimburse a certain county or the...
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2021-03-31
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB643Engross

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Altering a certain definition of "absconding" to include leaving an inpatient residential treatment facility that an individual was placed in under a court order for certain drug or alcohol treatment without the permission of a certain administrator.
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2021-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB3Engross

Sine Die
Altering, from 15 years to 20 years or the equivalent of 20 years considering certain allowances, the time period that inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for p...
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2021-03-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB866Intro

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Authorizing a county to enter into a binding memorandum of understanding with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to determine the total cost to house certain inmates; and altering the amount the State is required to reimburse a...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB868Intro

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Authorizing the Division of Correction and a local correctional facility to establish, through a memorandum of understanding, a rate of reimbursement for an inmate sentenced to the Division and confined in a local correctional facility under certain ...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1337Intro

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Establishing the Inmate Training and Job Pilot Program at certain institutions of postsecondary education to provide educational and vocational training opportunities for inmates in the 9 months preceding the inmate's date of release; requiring the P...
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2021-02-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1334Intro

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Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to set certain goals for the number of inmates in rehabilitation programs, establish a tracking system for the number of inmates in rehabilitation programs, and establish a tracking ...
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2021-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB917Intro

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Prohibiting the placement of an inmate of a State correctional facility in restrictive housing, with certain exceptions; requiring a certain facility to document the usage of restrictive housing in a certain manner; and requiring records concerning t...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1331Intro

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Altering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1233Intro

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Requiring the Division of Correction to provide screening for and access to private mediation between a certain inmate and an individual identified by the inmate as essential for the successful reentry of the inmate into society; requiring the Divisi...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1188Intro

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Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the appointment, qualifications, term, salary, and removal of the Ombudsman; establishing the powers and duties of the Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to ...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB809Intro

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Establishing the Correctional Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the appointment, qualifications, term, salary, and removal of the Ombudsman; establishing the powers and duties of the Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to ...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB898Intro

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Altering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB230Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that inmates serving a term of life imprisonment may be paroled without the Governor's approval after serving 30 years without application of diminution of confinement credits.
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2021-02-05
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB851Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the placement of an inmate with a serious mental illness in restrictive housing, with certain exceptions; prohibiting the placement of a certain inmate in restrictive housing for more than 15 days; requiring the managing official of a cor...
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB498Intro

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Altering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2021-01-29
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB678Intro

Sine Die
Altering the portion of a sentence that must be served before a certain inmate convicted of a certain violent crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, can be paroled.
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB426Intro

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Requiring the Maryland Parole Commission to develop a dynamic risk assessment instrument to assist in predicting the risk that an inmate may violate the law if released on parole; requiring the Commission to complete an assessment of a certain inmate...
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2021-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB402Intro

Sine Die
Altering a certain definition of "absconding" to include leaving a facility that an individual was placed in for certain drug or alcohol treatment without the permission of a certain administrator.
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB131Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain step-down program to prepare an inmate for transition to the general population or the community; establishing the requirements of a certain step-down program; prohib...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB235Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake using a validated screening tool; requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be referred immediately to a behavioral health care...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB102Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the State minimum wage; repealing a requirement that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services reimburse a certain county or the...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB44Intro

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Lowering, from 21 years old to 19 years old, the age requirement for employment as a correctional officer in any unit of the Division of Correction, any unit of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, or the Patuxent Institution within the D...
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2021-01-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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