Legislative Efforts

The House and Senate Committees have scheduled our priority legislation. Now we need your support. Your voice will help us advance the cause of crime victims.

Please take a few minutes to support the following legislation!

  1. Provide for model victim services to victims whose offenders are on pre-trial release for the safety and protection of victims. HB 263 and SB 551 *
  2. Increase benefits for criminal injuries compensation and extended time to file criminal injuries compensation claims. HB 968 and SB 672 *
  3. Protocol and training to prevent improper disclosure of a victim’s confidential and privileged medical records. HB 868 and SB 459 **

Please contact by email and phone the Chair and members of the Committees where the bills are assign as listed below:

* House Judiciary Committee and  Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
** House Health and Governmental Operations and Senate Finance Committee


Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release Services Program – Victim Notification*

  • Number / Chapter (Cross File / Chapter): HB0263 (SB0551)
  • Primary Sponsor: Delegate Atterbeary
  • Status: Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Original House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates: Judiciary 2/12/2019 – 1:00 p.m.

Medical Records – Compulsory Process Requests – Advisory Protocol and Voluntary Training**

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board – Compensation to Claimants*

  • Number / Chapter (Cross File / Chapter): HB0968 (SB0672)
  • Primary Sponsor: Delegate Fisher, W.
  • Status: Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Original House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates: Judiciary 2/27/2019 – 1:00 p.m.

Medical Records – Compulsory Process Requests – Advisory Protocol and Voluntary Training**

  • Number / Chapter (Cross File / Chapter): SB0459 (HB0868)
  • Primary Sponsor: Senator Waldstreicher
  • Status: Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Original House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates: Finance 2/20/2019 – 1:00 p.m.

Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release Services Program – Victim Notification*

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board – Compensation to Claimants**