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Annual Legislative Agenda: Domestic Violence Legislation

State House (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Maryland State Archives

The 2015 Legislative Agenda has been updated as of 3/27/15.

The 2015 Legislative Agenda is available as a PDF here.

PLEASE NOTE: This list contains select pieces of legislation and does not include all of the MNADV’s positions on all bills before the Maryland General Assembly.

To download the Final Report from 2014 as a PDF, go here: 2014 Final Report

To download the Final Report from 2013 as a PDF, go here: MNADV 2013 Legislative Agenda.

Bills supported by MNADV

Priority Legislation

  • HB 225/SB 269 Domestic Violence – Additional Relief

  • HB 224/SB 315 Domestic Violence – 2-Year Protective Order

  • HB 606/SB 477 Domestic Violence – Persons Eligible for Relief

Other Bills of Interest

  • Other Domestic Violence Bills of Interest: HB 227/SB____ Family Law – Domestic Violence – Definition of Abuse

  • Other Domestic Violence Bills of Interest: HB 263/SB ____ Domestic Violence – Permanent Protective Orders – Conspiracy or Solicitation to Commit Murder

  • Other Domestic Violence Bills of Interest: SB 270/HB 390 Protective Order and Peace Order Petitions – Maryland Residents

  • Other Domestic Violence Bills of Interest: SB 277/HB 807 Family Law – Protective Orders – Additional Relief

  • Other Domestic Violence Bills of Interest: SB 530/HB 857 Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer

  • Other Related Bills of Interest: HB 165/SB ____ Family Law – Grounds for Limited Divorce

  • Other Related Bills of Interest: HB 1083/SB 550 Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time

  • Other Related Bills of Interest: SB 40/HB 385 Labor and Employment – Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

  • Other Related Bills of Interest: SB 74/HB 739 Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health

Bills Opposed by MNADV

  • SB 650/HB 888 Family Law – Rebuttable Presumption of Joint Custody

For further information about the Legislative Agenda, contact:


Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 370, Lanham, MD 20706
Tel: 301-429-3601 Fax: 301-429-3605
E-mail: info@mnadv.org Website: www.mnadv.org

For information on bills, legislators, synopses, budget, etc. go to mlis.state.md.us or call Legislative Services at 301-970-5200 or 410-946-5200.

Note: Committee votes are now available online on the Maryland General Assembly website. Look under the Documents section at the bottom of the bill information page. When a committee vote is available a link is provided to the vote record in pdf format.


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