My Priorities & Track Record
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I'm currently finishing my second term in office representing Greater Silver Spring & Takoma Park in the Maryland House of Delegates. The past few years, I've had the honor of co-sponsoring & voting for numerous bills to advance justice, including impactful bills to:

  • Provide Paid Family Leave, Sick Days & $15 Minimum Wage
  • Protect Reproductive Choice & Expand Access to Services
  • Strengthen Maryland's Assault Weapons Ban, End Sales of Untraceable Guns & Remove Firearms from Residents at Risk of Suicide or Violence
  • Restrain Health Costs & Expand Care for Underinsured Residents
  • Distribute Millions in Aid & Protect Renters During COVID-19
  • Ban Fracking, Curb Carbon Emissions & Promote Clean Energy
  • Shore Up Our Child Care, School & Health Care Workforces
  • Reduce Incarceration, Legalize Marijuana & Expand Expungements
  • Lockbox Casino Funds for Education & Expand Pre-K
  • Advance Alternatives to Police Violence & Promote Accountability
  • Implement Election Day & Automatic Voter Registration
  • Ban Toxic Pesticides & Styrofoam Products
  • Provide Community College Tuition Assistance

MY LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES: I'm proud to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, where I chair the Criminal Law Subcommittee. But I've got a wide variety of legislative interests, and I've served as lead sponsor on dozens of bills. I'm very excited that forty-four of my legislative proposals have been passed by the Maryland General Assembly, thus far. Here are my policy wins:
  • Fight Trump's Efforts to Repeal Obamacare in Maryland (HJ 9)
  • Ban Bump Stocks & Tools To Mimic Assault Weapons (HB 888)
  • Substantially Fairer Compensation for Those Harmed by Police (HB 721 added to HB 670)
  • Stop Landlords From Seizing Homes of Small Business Owners for Late Rent During COVID-19 (HB 719) - VETOED BY GOV. HOGAN BUT WE WERE ABLE TO OVERRIDE THE VETO

  • Allow Expungement of Petty Marijuana Possession & Automatic Shielding on Case Search (HB 379 & HB 83)
  • Stop Convicted Animal Abusers from Owning Animals (HB 212)
  • Eliminate the Crime of Attempted Suicide (HB 77)
  • Repeal Sodomy Laws Used to Harass LGBT Residents (HB 81)
  • Rein In Property Tax Breaks Given to Country Clubs (2020 BRFA)
  • Enact Special Elections & Vacancy Reforms for US Senate, Attorney General & Comptroller (HB 260)
  • Stop Jailing for Suspended Drivers Licenses (HB 76 & HB 115)
  • Resist Government Obstruction to Public Records (HB 383)
  • Provide Foster Youths Savings Accounts & Protect Services for Foster Youths w/ Developmental Disabilities (HB 524 & HB 279)
  • Lower Cost of Building Child Care in Montgomery County (HB 335)
  • Warn MoCo Homebuyers About School Boundaries (HB 541)
  • Require Bodycams to Save More Footage Leading Up to Incidents (HB 727 added to SB 178)
  • Speed Limit Options for Montgomery County & Cities (HB 562)
  • Prevent Child Abuse By Parents With Terminated Rights (HB 454)
  • Decriminalize Petty Gambling Offenses (HB 113)
  • Require Police to Disclose Their Military Equipment (HB 138)
  • Help Homeless Residents Get IDs (HB 280)
  • Push Counties to Stop Charging Pretrial Fees (HB 126)
  • Syringe Exchange Harm Reduction - w/ Sen. Jill Carter's SB 420 - VETOED BY GOV. HOGAN

  • Mandate Warrants for Police "Stingray" Surveillance (HB 499)
  • Respect Medical Privacy for Transgender Residents (HB 862)
  • Create Standards for Police SWAT Teams (HB 739)
  • Curb Defacto "Debtors Prisons" in Maryland (HB 844)
  • End Counterproductive Penalties on the Poor (HB 1047)
  • Push Courts to Charge Animal Abusers for Cost of Care (HB 135)
  • Modernize How Businesses File Tax Returns (HB 648)
  • Expand Jury Duty for Ex-Offenders - w/ Sen. Jill Carter's SB 236
  • Reduce Immigrant Deportations Over Minor Offenses (HB 891) - VETOED BY GOV. HOGAN  

  • Allow Expungement of Minor Boating Offenses (HB 259)
  • Clarify Montgomery County Arson Investigation Process (HB 460)
NOTE: For further detail, you can read coverage of my bills [HERE].

MY BROAD PRIORITIES: Here are a few issues areas where I'd like to continue making progress:
  • Tackle Historic Economic Inequality & Build a Fairer Tax Code
  • Boost Clean Energy Production Within Maryland & End Subsidies for Unsustainable Choices
  • Ensure Access To Affordable, Quality, Nearby Child Care

  • Promote Housing Affordability & Renters' Protections
  • Reduce Student-Teacher Ratios & Make College Affordable
  • Achieve Universal, Affordable Health Care (Including Dental, Vision, Mental Health & Drugs)
  • Expand Metro/RideOn/MARC Service & Walking/Biking Options
  • Defend Reproductive Rights & Access to Local Services
  • Rein In Mass Incarceration & The Failed "Drug War" in Maryland

  • Reduce Special Interest Influence On Policy

  • Implement Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures

  • Protect Civil Rights & Our Immigrant Population

WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN WORKING ON: Read my email newsletters discussing policy & legislative updates below. To receive regular updates about my work [ CLICK HERE ].

By Authority: Friends of David Moon. Chair: Marlana Valdez. Treasurer: Nathaniel Giddings.