2020 Legislative Session

Announcement: The Maryland General Assembly will adjourn early with an expected, but unconfirmed, special session in the last week of May. This separation is due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. FreeState will monitor the situation and adapt to make sure that all the legislation we support passes when the General Assembly returns in May.

Education and Youth Policy

SB993/HB1204 The Inclusive Schools Act (Non-discrimination protections in education)

SB207/HB206 Unaccompanied minors in need of shelter and supportive services

Access to Quality, Affirming, and Inclusive Health Care

SB547/HB255 Non-discrimination protections in hospitals

SB738/HB1120 Health care provider and benefit plans non-discrimination protections

HB639 Cultural competency training for health care professionals

Criminal Justice, Police Interactions, & Corrections

SB554/HB488 Prohibiting LGBT bias panic defense

SB633/HB541 Police training requirements for hate crimes

SB735/HB81 Repealing sodomy law

SB206/HB242 Easing ability to vacate offenses related to human trafficking

Name and Gender Change Policies 

HB427 Waiver of publication requirement for name changes

Non-discrimination policies

SB401/HB1147 Single-occupancy public restrooms availability (The Accessible to All Act)

HB706 Establishing Maryland Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

HB1010 LGBTQ Seniors Bill of Rights