2013 Legislative Efforts

See our current legislative priorities here.

MCVRC has adopted three legislative priorities that will be introduced for the 2013 General Assembly session which are important for victims of crime.

You can help by contacting Maryland legislators to support the following priorities:

I. Criminal Procedure – Victims’ Rights – Remedy and Priority of Restitution

II. Clarify privacy protection for medical records.

III. Funding for the Maryland Legal Services Corporation

Senate Bill: SB 640 / SB 809
Hearing Date: February 19, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Position: Support

Legislators to Contact: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members

Other pending legislation where MCVRC has adopted a position:

  • HB 116 / SB 267 – Courts and Judicial Proceedings – Interception of Communications – Abuse or Neglect of Vulnerable Adult and Medicaid Fraud (Support)
  • HB 292 Public Safety – Statewide DNA Data Base System – DNA Sample Collection 2 on Arrest – Reporting Requirement and Repeal of Sunset. (Support)
  • HB 382 – Courts and Judicial Proceedings – Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund – Court Costs (Support with amendments) / SB 626
  • HB 921 / SB 258 – Correctional Services – Inmate Earnings – Compensation for Victims of Crime (Support with amendments) to reflect the language in HB 921
  • HB 1125 / SB 388 – Victims of Crime – Identity Theft Passport – Children (Support)
  • HB 1382 – Sentencing Procedures – Statement by Victim or Victim’s Representative (Support)

Pending a vote in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Committee Voting Session Date: April 8, 2013
Legislator to Contact: Senator Brian E. Frosh

Urge Senator Frosh to add the bill to the voting in that victims’ rights should not be in the discretion of a judge.

See the Final Results Chart.

For more information, please see: mdcrimevictims.org/2013-legislation. As more details become available, they will be posted on this page.