Juvenile Justice Reform
requires DJS to provide an annual report on its use of handcuffing, shackling and strip searching of children in its custody.
was part of a 3-member study group from 2015-17 which studied its effects in Maryland;
resulted in a complete ban.
Paid Sick Leave
requires an employer with 15 or more employees provide 5-days of paid sick leave every year to employees who are non-seasonal.
Governor Hogan vetoed this bill. VETO OVER-RIDE IN 2018 SESSION.
Gas Companies Rate Regulation – Environmental Remediation Cost
opposed allowing gas companies charge their consumers an extra undisclosed fee to clean up the environmental pollution they caused in previous years. Over-rides Obama Administration’s federal law. Bill passed.*Governor Hogan did not veto this bill.*
Criminal Procedure – Immigration – Community Trust – “Trust Act”
required Maryland law enforcement to not inform FBI or ICE of the arrest of an undocumented immigrant. Supported a floor amendment to exclude those previously convicted and deported for rape, murder, espionage, terrorism or gang violence. Bill failed.