Maryland State

The 2023 legislative session has adjourned! To learn about what we and our partners helped achieve, click here.

In addition to the legislative and funding campaigns where JUFJ engages in a full scope of work each session, we also take additional positions in consultation with our partners and the Maryland Core Team (JUFJ’s Maryland volunteer leadership team). Staff has to limit the number of campaigns JUFJ works to match our organizational capacity, but also wants to be responsive to the needs of our partners and the rapid pace of Annapolis. To maximize our effectiveness, we impact additional campaigns in a more limited way by submitting official JUFJ testimony and/or signing JUFJ’s name to a list of supporters.

For more information about the type of activities we do based on the scope of work of our various campaigns, click here.

Testimony Only:

  • Labor Justice:
    • Oppose: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Seasonal Temporary Workers (HB1015)
  • Renters’ Rights:
    • Support: Access to Counsel in Evictions – Funding (HB1050/SB756)
    • Support: Landlord and Tenant – Failure to Repair Serious and Dangerous Defects – Tenant Remedies (Tenant Safety Act) (SB807/HB691)
    • Support: Landlord and Tenant – Residential Leases and Holdover Tenancies – Local Just Cause Termination Provisions (SB504/HB684)
  • Transforming Public Safety:
    • Oppose: Baltimore City – Civilian Review Board and Office of Equity and Civil Rights (SB763/HB864)
    • Oppose: Public Information Act – Personnel Records – Police Officers (SB747)
  • Immigrant Rights:
    • Support: Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and Maryland Department of Health – Health Care Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants – Report (Medicaid Expansion) (SB806/HB363)

Sign on Only:

  • Labor Justice:
    • Support: Fair Wage Act of 2023 (SB555)
    • Support: Labor and Employment – Payment of Minimum Wage – Tipped Employees (SB803/HB1256)
    • Oppose: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Seasonal Temporary Workers (SB902/HB1015)
  • Court & Prison Reform:
    • Support: Correctional Services – Restrictive Housing – Limitations (Maryland Mandela Act) (SB45)
    • Support: Probation Before Judgment – Probation Agreements (SB211/HB193)
  • Transforming Public Safety:
    • Oppose: Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices (SB40)
  • Economic Justice:
    • Support: Baltimore City Lifeline Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program (HB355)
    • Support: Corporate Income Tax – Combined Reporting (SB576/HB46)
    • Support: Corporate Income Tax Returns of Publicly Traded Corporations – Reporting Requirement (HB39)
    • Support: Family Prosperity Act (SB552/HB547)
    • Support: Hospitals – Financial Assistance – Medical Bill Reimbursement Process (SB404/HB33)
  • Trans Rights:
    • Support: Correctional Facilities – Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Inmates (Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act)
    • Support: Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Gender–Affirming Treatment (Trans Health Equity Act) (SB460/HB283)

As we build on our organizing and advocacy from the past few years, JUFJ prioritizes deepening relationships with existing partners and coalitions and honoring the commitments we have made in past years.

For more information about our agenda setting process for the Maryland 2023 state legislative session, click here.

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