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2014 Testimony

Recent Conference Testimony before the Maryland General Assembly

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

3/12/2014

The Maryland Catholic Conference offers this testimony in SUPPORT of House Bill 283.

House Bill 283 would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks except to protect the life or physical health of the mother. The Church holds firmly to the position that life begins at conception, and should be protected from ...

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Support SB 1056 & HB 1166: Second Chance Act

3/11/2014

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 1056.

Senate Bill 1056 offers individuals who have incurred minor infractions ...

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Medicaid Streamlined Eligibility Act of 2014

3/11/2014

March 11, 2014

HB 954 would extend the Medicaid renewal period so that renewals that otherwise would occur during the period of January 1, 2014, through March 31, 2014, could occur later. Additional avenues for coverage would also be created based on eligibility for programs such as the Federal Supplemental ...

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Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness

3/11/2014

March 10, 2014
HB 813 establishes a Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness to take specified actions to ensure that public resources, programs, and policies are coordinated and effective in preventing, mitigating the effects of, and ending homelessness in Maryland.

Pope Francis recently stated his concern for the indifference towards the ...

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