Maryland General Assembly
Get to the home page of the Maryland General Assembly to find out bill information, legislator information, hearing schedules, and live streaming of committee hearings. Sign up for bill tracking on this site. You do have to register but the service is free.
The user guide for the website can be downloaded as a PDF.
Legislation and Statutes
MaCCRA Day in Annapolis February 6, 2019
MaCCRA Day at Annapolis was a success with eighty residents from thirteen Chapters in attendance. Many legislators came by to hear about MaCCRA’s Bill for Representation by Counsel in Mediation. Some Chapters left the meeting at times to meet with their representatives in the offices. Barbara Brocato, MaCCRA Legislative Liaison and her colleagues did a great job with the room arrangements and supporting documents.
MaCCRA’s Bill for 2019 is SB 698 sponsored by Senators Kelley, Klausmeier, and West. It is HB 588 sponsored by Delegate Hettleman. It is entitled Contining Care Retirement Communities – Mediation – Representation by counsel. It deletes the prohibition of residents having counsel present during mediation in a grievance procedure.
The Maryland General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. It meets for 90 days every year starting in January.
Barbara Brocato has served as the MaCCRA Legislative Liasion since 1994. She monitors legislation and regulation which affects CCRCs, she advocates on our behalf and identifies, and coordinates with other groups that will assist in effective advocacy.
Barbara Marx Brocato & Associates,18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, Telephone: 410-269-1503
Check the MaCCRA Legislative Portal for the status of legislation impacting older residents and CCRC residents for the session ending 2017.
Maryland CCRCs laws are found in the Human Services Article §10-401 through §10-499. The Table of Contents is found on the left of the page. The actual text is on the right.
Maryland Statute – Human Services Article
Continuing Care Law – Table of Contents