Please see below an update on our 2018 legislative priorities and how you can help!
A brief summary:
- HB 247/SB 963 – Reorganizes State government to better assist victims and to obtain an additional $788,000 in federal funds for criminal injuries compensation; creates a restitution unit to determine how to improve restitution collection. Call Judiciary (SB 963) and Judicial Proceedings Members (HB 247)
- HB 1451/SB 767 – Covering victims for non-intentional offenses by vehicles and vessels for criminal injuries compensation under the Criminal Law Article (fixing a problem of a victim’s representative who we served); covering federal and other victims to ensure compliance that Maryland receives its matching federal funds for compensation. Call Judicial Proceedings Members (HB 247 and SB 767)
- HB 1520/SB 766 – provide notification to victims in jurisdictions having pretrial release service programs related to charges filed, conditions of release, and how to seek relief if a defendant violates a condition of release. Call Judiciary (HB 1520) and Judicial Proceedings Members (SB 766)
Who you should call:
House Judiciary Committee (JUD) – http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=04&id=jud&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPR) – http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=04&id=jpr&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS
Current Status 2018 Regular Session
For Tracking list: MCVRC Legislative priorities support
Created on: 3/26/2018 5:45:39 PM
|Number / Chapter
(Cross File / Chapter)
|Bill and Committee to Contact||Status||Opposite House Committee(s) and
|HB0247||Criminal Procedure – Victim Services Unit – Victims’ Compensation – JPR||JPR|
|HB1451||Criminal Injuries Compensation – Acts Involving Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle -JPR||JPR||Judicial Proceedings|
|HB1520||Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release Services Program – Victim Notification – JUD||JUD|
|SB0766||Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release Services Program – Victim Notification – JPR||JPR|
|SB0767||Criminal Injuries Compensation – Acts Involving Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle – JPR||JPR|
|SB0963||Criminal Procedure – Victim Services Unit – Victims’ Compensation – JUD||.m.||Judiciary
3/29/2018 – 1:00 p.m.
Contact Chairman Zirkin and Chairman Vallario and other members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and the House Judiciary Committee to urge your support for this legislation important to victims of crime and their families.