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2022 Legislative Session

Legislative Updates
Maryland House Bill 226, which would require special education classrooms in public schools to be monitored by video, has passed its third reading and has been referred to the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.

Maryland House Bills 103 and 224, which would grant property tax credits and exemptions to certain disabled veterans, are currently being reviewed by the Ways and Means Committee.

House Bill 78, which would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees with disabilities so long as doing so would not pose a financial hardship or give preferential treatment to the candidate with a disability, has passed its third reading and been referred to Judicial Proceedings.

House Bill 221, which would allow people in the Healing Hunting and Fishing Program (primarily disabled veterans) to receive no-cost hunting and fishing licenses, has passed its third reading and been referred to the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.

House Bill 80, which would change the Home and Community Based Services Community Options Waiver Cap, is currently in the House Health and Government Operations Committee.

Senate Bill 93, which would increase the tax credits for employers who hire people with disabilities, has passed the MD State Senate and been referred to the House’s Ways and Means Committee.

Senate Bill 235, which would allow a $1,000 personal exemption on Maryland taxes for individuals with permanent physical disability, is being reviewed by the Budget and Taxation Committee.

House Bill 529, which authorizes supported decision making for adults in certain situations, and oftentimes prevents the need for guardianships, is being reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 636, which requires the Health Department to reduce the waitlist for Waiver programs, is being reviewed by the Budget and Taxation Committee.

House Bill 161, which alters the definition of “undue influence” to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable adults, has passed its third reading and been referred to Judicial Proceedings.