What has happened to the bill, e.g., in progress, pass, fail, passed with amendments?
Through this assignment, you should become more familiar, and therefore more comfortable, with the social worker’s role in the legislative process. Maryland’s legislative session runs 90 days, and during that time approximately 2000 bills will be introduced (Maryland’s Legislative Process) Bills may be accessed and followed through using the internet address http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/. Although following a Maryland bill is encouraged, you can follow a legislative bill from another state/country as long as approved ahead of time. Please note the instructor may not be as knowledgeable of the legislative process of other states and/or countries.
Stakeholder Testimony: Indicate who else you might bring to testify, client, family member. Draft their testimony in three to five paragraphs.
Outcome: What has happened to the bill, e.g., in progress, pass, fail, passed with amendments? What will most likely happen to it in the future? If the bill was not favorably recommended by the committee, why wasn’t it recommended? If it failed to earn legislative support, will this bill be re-submitted in another form? If so, what changes will be made? If it failed, will the target population be adversely affected because of a lack of protection or resources that the bill would have offered? How so? If the bill has passed and will now become legislation, what impact will this law have on the proposed or any other target population? When? If the bill is still in progress, what do you predict about the likelihood of success?
Answer preview what has happened to the bill, e.g., in progress, pass, fail, passed with amendments?