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Also known as the REDEEM act, this bill aligns Maryland with other states by reducing the expungement waiting periods.
SB 871 was amended to remove the moratorium on the licensing exam. It creates a workgroup to study the issue of licensing exams and the racial disparities in passage rates that exist as it currently stands.
SB 872, which did NOT pass, would have created a temporary license for people who meet all other licensing requirements except for passage of the exam (to those who choose to not take the exam).
Read the written testimony we submitted, including perspective from Therapist Case Manager Tammy Montague, LCSW-C
Stories can be in the form of an email, a phone call that’s transcribed, a pre-recorded video or a recorded Zoom meeting.
We can include them in written testimony that will influence the hearings.
"No-one wants to hear from me - they want to hear from YOU! People sharing real experiences with legislators is the most impactful way to influence legislation. They need to know there is a problem to be solved.” - Joanna Diamond, Director of Public Policy