Maryland Trafficking Legislation 2017
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Bill NumberCommitteeSponsorCross FileHearing DateStatusSynopsis
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HB102
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
ChangMarch 22, 2017Third Reading Passed with Amendments (45-0)Establishing the Human Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program in Anne Arundel County; requiring the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, to provide awareness and training for all school-based personnel on human trafficking; requiring the Board of Education to report to the General Assembly, on or before July 1 each year, on the effectiveness of the Program; etc.
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HB0258Economic MattersMoralesSB221February 7, 2017Third Reading Passed (130-0)Requiring the owner of an adult entertainment establishment to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline information sign in each restroom of the adult entertainment establishment in a specified manner; requiring a specified agency that determines a specified violation has occurred to notify the owner of the adult entertainment establishment or the owner's agent of the violation; providing a maximum civil penalty of $1,000 for each restroom without the specified notification; etc.
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HB276JudiciaryMoralesSB222February 8, 2017Unfavorable Report by JudiciaryExtending the statute of limitations applicable to specified civil actions relating to human trafficking; and providing that the Act may not be construed to apply retroactively to revive any action that was barred by the application of the period of limitations applicable before October 1, 2017.
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HB632JudiciarySpeakerSB308March 23, 2017
Returned Passed
Altering the definition of "sexual abuse" in provisions of law relating to child abuse to include the sex trafficking of a child; defining the terms "sexual molestation or exploitation" and "sex trafficking" in provisions of law relating to child abuse; etc.
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HB634AppropriationsBeidleSB514March 11, 2017Unfavorable Report by AppropriationsAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $1,000,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Young Women's Christian Association of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the YWCA Domestic Violence and Trafficking Shelters, located in Anne Arundel County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
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HB673Economic MattersChangFebruary 21, 20171st ReadingRequiring an innkeeper to maintain a computerized record-keeping system of all guest transactions and receipts; requiring that specified records be kept for no less than 6 months from the date of the creation of the record; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to develop a specified training program for identification and reporting of suspected human trafficking; providing certain requirements for a certain training program; etc.
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HB1279JudiciaryMoralesSB220March 30, 2017Third Reading Passed (141-0)Requiring the Police Training Commission to require that the entrance-level and in-service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school include specified training relating to the criminal laws concerning human trafficking and the appropriate treatment of victims of human trafficking; authorizing specified training to be conducted in person or online; etc.
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SB220Judicial ProceedingsLeeHB1279March 30, 2017Returned PassedRequiring the Police Training Commission to require that the entrance-level and in-service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school include specified training relating to the criminal laws concerning human trafficking and the appropriate treatment of victims of human trafficking; authorizing specified training to be conducted in person or online; etc.
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SB221Judicial ProceedingsLeeHB0258January 31, 2017Passed EnrolledRequiring the owner of an adult entertainment establishment to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline information sign in each restroom of the adult entertainment establishment in a specified manner; requiring a specified agency that determines a specified violation has occurred to notify the owner of the adult entertainment establishment or the owner's agent of the violation; providing a maximum civil penalty of $1,000 for each restroom without the specified notification; etc.
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SB222Judicial ProceedingsLeeHB276January 31, 2017Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; WithdrawnExtending the statute of limitations applicable to specified civil actions relating to human trafficking; and providing that the Act may not be construed to apply retroactively to revive any action that was barred by the application of the period of limitations applicable before October 1, 2017.
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SB308Judicial ProceedingsPresidentHB632March 23, 2017Passed EnrolledAltering the definition of "sexual abuse" in provisions of law relating to child abuse to include the sex trafficking of a child; defining the terms "sexual molestation or exploitation" and "sex trafficking" in provisions of law relating to child abuse; etc.
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SB514Budget and TaxationAstleHB634March 11, 20171st ReadingAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $1,000,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Young Women's Christian Association of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the YWCA Domestic Violence and Trafficking Shelters, located in Anne Arundel County; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds; etc.
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