Legislation in the 2011 Session 

HB793 (CH82) – Behavioral Health – Veterans – Coordination and Provision of Services

This bill requires the continuance of the coordination of certain behavioral health services for certain veterans. It reenacts provisions of law that would have been abrogated as of May 31, 2011.

HB794 (CH361) – Division of Parole and Probation – Pre-Parole Investigations for Inmates of Local Facilities

This bill requires the Division of Parole and Probation to complete and deliver a pre-parole investigation of inmates in local correctional facilities within 60 days of that individual’s commitment. The investigation is delivered to the Maryland Parole Commission to help them more quickly determine the advisability of parole for certain inmates.

HB801 (CH362) – Criminal Procedures – Victims’ Rights – Enforcement

This bill requires a court to ensure that crime victims are afforded all of their rights under the law. It allows the court to enter a judgment of restitution if it finds that a victim’s right to restitution was not considered or improperly denied. The victim may file a motion requesting relief within 30 days of the denial or alleged failure to consider.

HB998 (CH518) – Militia – Employment for Military Spouses – Teachers, Health Care Practitioners, and Individuals in Business Occupations and Professions

This bill requires the head of the Maryland Military Department or his designee to assist the spouse of a military member who resides in or is transferred to the State in finding employment in certain professions. It also requires the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) develop an informational form that lists and explains various paths to certification and tenure for teachers in the State and which must be posted on its website.