Yesterday, the Maryland State Senate passed a bill that would ban the discredited and harmful practice of conversion therapy in our state. The bill now goes to the Maryland House of Delegates for consideration. If passed, Maryland would join eleven other states and the District of Columbia in banning the dangerous practice.
Help us call on the House of Delegates to swiftly take up this bill before the end of the legislative session on April 10. Tell Speaker Busch and your Delegate to take action in favor of the Youth Mental Health Protection Act (Senate Bill 1028/House Bill 902)!
Tell the Speaker of the House of Delegates we need action on the Youth Mental Health Protection Act!
Tell your Delegate to support the Youth Mental Health Protection Act!
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The Youth Mental Health Protection Act, Senate Bill 1028, passed 34 to 12. SB1028 was introduced in the Maryland State Senate by Senator Richard Madaleno and is cosponsored by Senators Bill Ferguson, Senator Guy Guzzone, Senator Cheryl Kagan, Senator Susan Lee, Senator Roger Manno, Senator Paul Pinsky, Senator Will Smith, Senator Ronald Young, and Senator Craig Zucker.
The companion bill in the House of Delegate, House Bill 902, was introduced by Delegate Bonnie Cullison and is cosponsored by Delegates Marice Morales, Luke Clippinger, Antonio Hayes, Marc Korman, Aruna Miller, Andrew Platt, Kirill Reznik, Sandy Rosenberg, and Karen Lewis Young.