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Testimony

The Maryland General Assembly maintains a website with all details on pending and past legislation. Visit https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/. Once on the site, click Search in the top menu, then pick the Session you are interested in (2024 Regular Session, 2023 Regular Session, etc.). Enter a bill number in the "Number" box and click on the Magnifying Glass next to it to get details for a specific bill. Click Witness List to see a list of all testimony provided for or against the bill. (Note - Witness Lists may not be available during the session.)

In the lists below, when you click on a link, it will open in a new window. For each bill, the first two links are for the full web page describing the bill. Other links take you directly to MMC testimony on the bill.

Here are the Red Starred bills the Coalition is following during the 2024 Maryland General Assembly session:

SB0003 - Health Occupations - Temporary Licensure
   Testimony - SB0003

SB0006 - Property Tax - Credit for Disabled Veterans - PASSED 14 Mar
HB0063
   Testimony - SB0006
   Testimony - HB0063

SB0346 - Keep Our Heroes Home Act
HB0952
   Testimony - SB0346

SB0639 - Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans
HB0862
   Testimony - SB0639
   Testimony - HB0862

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The following bills are also on the Coalition's Priority List:

SB0027 - Cosmetology Licensure Compact - PASSED 15 Feb
HB0383
   Testimony - SB0027
   Testimony - HB0383

SB0204 - Interstate Social Work Licensure Compact - PASSED House 22 Feb
HB0034
   Testimony - SB0027 - Oral
   Testimony - SB0027 - Written

SB0221 - Health Occupations - Reciprocal Licensure & Certification - PASSED 28 Feb
HB0146
   Testimony - SB0221
   Testimony - HB0146 

SB0330 - Dietician - Nutritionists Licensure Requirements - PASSED House 22 Feb
HB0378
   Testimony - HB0378

SB0359 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact - PASSED House 22 Feb
HB0425
 Testimony 1 - HB0425
 Testimony 2 - HB0425

SB0409 - Clinical Marriage & Family Therapists Reciprocal Licensure Requirements - PASSED 22 Feb
HB0628
   Testimony - SB0409

SB0478 - Families Serve Act - PASSED 14 Mar
HB0604
   Testimony 1 - HB0604
   Testimony 2 - HB0604

SB0996 - APRN Liability Ins Coverage - PASSED 6 Mar
HB0759
   Testimony - SB0996
   Testimony - HB0759

HB0140 - Active Duty Spouse Hiring Preference

HB0713 - Eliminate Age Restriction; Raise Exemption

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MMC Testimony to Montgomery County Delegation
  Testimony from Jayson Speigel
  Testimony from Lynn Nash

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Here are some key bills on which we testified during the 2023 session of the Maryland General Assembly:

These bills were passed into law:

HB0271 – 9-8-8 Trust Fund Funding
SB0003  
   Testimony

HB0278 – Health Occupations – Clinical Nurse Specialists – Prescribing
SB0213 
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2
   Testimony 3

HB0291 – Health Occupations – Clinical and Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselors – Licensure
SB0014
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2
   Testimony 3

HB0292 – Child Care Providers – Registration and Licensing – Exemptions
SB0280
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2
   Testimony 3
   Testimony 4

HB0316 – Income Tax Checkoff – Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
SB0354
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2

HB0372 – Higher Education – Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship – Altering Name of Scholarship
SB0289
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2

HB0454 – Health Occupations – Licenses, Certificates, and Registrations – Lawful Presence and Identification Numbers
SB0187
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2
   Testimony 3
   Testimony 4

HB0480 – Department of Veterans Affairs – Burial in State Veterans’ Cemeteries – Spouses
SB0286
   Testimony 1

HB0553 – Maryland National Guard – Tricare Premium Reimbursement Program – Establishment (Health Care for Heroes Act of 2023)
SB0554
   Testimony 1

HB0554 – Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Military Retirement Income (Keep Our Heroes Home Act of 2023)
SB0553
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2

HB0726 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Autism Waiver – Military Families
SB0231
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2

HB0749 – Juvenile Court – Concurrent Jurisdiction – Juvenile Offenses on Military Installations
SB0510
   Testimony 1

SB0032 – Property Tax – Exemption for Dwellings of Disabled (100%) Veterans – Application
   Testimony 1

This is other legislation supported by the Maryland Military Coalition that did not pass:

HB0015 – Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Military and Public Safety Retirement Income
SB0083
   Testimony 1

HB0145 – Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission – Police Officer Certification – Eligibility
   Testimony 1

HB0196 – Health Occupations – Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses – Temporary Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Permitting
   Testimony 1

HB0250 – Vehicle Laws – Disabled Veteran Registration Plates – Issuance
   Testimony 1

HB0475 – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
   Testimony 1
   Testimony 2

HB0605 – Commission to Establish a Memorial to the Global War on Terror
   Testimony 1

HB0767 – Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income (Military Pension Tax Freedom Act)
   Testimony 1

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