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2016 Testimony

On this page, we catalogue the testimony of bills the Conference is taking action on in 2017.

Recent Conference Testimony before the Maryland General Assembly

SB 1170 (Crossover): Next Generation Scholars of Maryland

4/5/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of the Senate Bill 1170.  The Conference represents the public-policy interest of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, which includes the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

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SB 1125 (Crossover): Education - Maryland Extended Day and Summer Enhancement Programs Act

4/5/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of the Senate Bill 1125.  The Conference represents the public-policy interest of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, which includes the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

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HB 1106 (Crossover): Clean Energy – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions

4/5/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

HB 1106, as amended, alters the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable ...

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HB 511 (Crossover): Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Former Foster Care Adolescents – Dental Care

4/5/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

HB 511, as amended, would authorize the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) to provide dental care for former foster ...

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SB 706 (Crossover): Maryland Education Credit

3/31/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 706.  The Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, including the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.    

Senate Bill 706 seeks to ...

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SB 421 (Crossover): Special Education – Translations of Individualized Education Programs or Individualized Family Service Plans – Native Language

3/31/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 421.  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)diocese serving Maryland, including the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

The federal Individuals with ...

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SB 310 (Crossover): Child Abuse – Failure to Report

3/31/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference represents the mutual public policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses with territory in the state of Maryland, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.  We submit this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 310, which would require an ...

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HB 445 (Crossover): Food Stamp Program - Minimum Benefit - State Supplement

3/31/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

HB 445 allows the State to provide a specified supplement to a household that receives a federally funded benefit ...

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HB 431 (Crossover): Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience Program - Establishment

3/31/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of House Bill 431 (HB 431).  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

HB 431 establishes ...

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SB 946 (Crossover): Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Report

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 946.  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)diocese serving Maryland, including the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

Senate Bill 946 would ...

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SB 863 (Crossover): Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking - Sunset Extension

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 863 (SB 863).  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

SB 863 extends ...

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SB 178 (Crossover): Criminal Law - Extortion - Immigration Status

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

SB 178 would prohibit a person from committing extortion by the wrongful use of actual or threatened notification of ...

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HB 1288 (Crossover): Higher Education - Tuition Waivers for Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of the House Bill 1288.  The Conference represents the public-policy interest of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, which includes the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

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HB 1273 (Crossover): Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Human Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of House Bill 1273 (HB 1273).  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

HB 1273 establishes ...

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HB 400 (Crossover): Higher Education - Tuition Waivers for Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth – Modifications

3/30/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of the House Bill 400.  The Conference represents the public-policy interest of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, which includes the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

House Bill 400 ...

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SB 931 (Crossover): Birth Certificates - Homeless Individuals - Prohibition on Collection of Fee

3/29/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

SB 931, as amended, prohibits the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) from collecting a fee for issuing ...

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SB 864 (Crossover): Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Fund

3/29/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference represents the mutual public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.  We offer this testimony in support of Senate Bill 864.

Senate Bill 864 directs funds from unclaimed state lottery prizes ...

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SB 758 (Crossover): Food Stamp Program - Minimum Benefit - State Supplement

3/29/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

SB 758, as amended, requires the State to provide a supplement to increase the total benefit to $30 per ...

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SB 497 (Crossover): Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the Door Open Act

3/29/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.

SB 497 requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to adjust the rate of reimbursement for specified ...

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SB 355 (Crossover): Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience Program - Establishment

3/29/2016

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of Senate Bill 355 (SB 355).  The Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the three (arch)dioceses serving Maryland, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, which together encompass over one million Marylanders.

SB 355 establishes ...

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