Legislative Action

Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. tracks, monitors, and testifies on bills as they relate to our Mission.

2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session

Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. has testified on the following bills this Session:

  • HB 359   Child Neglect – Reporting – Commission of Crime of Violence in Presence of Minor
  • HB 389 Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report – Penalty
  • HB 473 Crimes-Child Abuse and Neglect-Failure to Report
  • HB 632/SB 308 Child Abuse – Sex Trafficking (Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2017)
  • HB 641 Civil Actions – Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations and Limitation Of Damages
  • HB 642/SB 505 Civil Actions – Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations and Required Findings
  • HB 697/SB 945 Child Abuse and Neglect – Statewide Reporting – 2-1-1- Maryland
  • HB 803/SB 900 Domestic Violence – Education and Definition of Abuse
  • HB 1197/SB797 Child Abuse and Neglect – Reporting – Definitions
  • HB 1198/SB 679 Child Abuse and Neglect- Training
  • HB 1209/SB 734 Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
  • HB 1219/SB 912 Children in Need of Assistance – Sex Trafficking
  • SB/135 Crimes – Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report
  • SB 585 Civil Actions – Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations and Required Findings

 

2016 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session

  • HB 7/SB 31: Family Law-Child Abuse and Neglect – Expungement of Reports and Records – Time Period. Passed
  • HB 94: Criminal Law – Child Abuse Resulting in Death – Life Imprisonment. Passed
  • HB 245/SB 310: Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report. Passed
  • HB 314/SB 346: Peace Orders – Grounds for Relief. Passed
  • SB 304/HB 423: Maryland Commission on Health in All Policies. Passed
  • HB 786/SB 863: Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking  –  Sunset Extension. Passed
  • HB 1215/SB 69: Civil Actions – Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations. Passed
  • HB 1396/SB 960: Domestic Violence – Education and Definition of Abuse. Passed
  • HB 623/SB 866: Criminal Procedure – Post-conviction Review – Conviction of Human Trafficking Victim. Passed

 

2015 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session

  • HB70/SB55: Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2016) support Medicaid pregnant women program. Passed
  • HB 224/SB315: Domestic Violence-2-Year Protective Order. Passed
  • HB225/SB269: Domestic Violence-Additional Relief. Passed
  • SB477/HB606: Domestic Violence-Persons Eligible for Relief. Passed
  • HB7/SB12: Family Law-Child Abuse and Neglect-Expungement of Reports and Records-Time Period. Failed
  • HB20/SB411: Crimes-Elder Abuse or Neglect-Increased Penalties. Failed
  • HB355/SB431: Public Health-Dental Services for Adults-Coverage and Access. Failed 
    Chairman Hammen and Chairman Middleton requested that the Maryland Dental Action Coalition) study the issue of adult access.
  • HB858/SB141: Maryland Medical Assistance Program-Former Foster Care Adolescents-Dental Care. Failed
  • HB1214: Civil Actions-Child Sexual Abuse-Statute of Limitation of Damages. Failed