Hundreds of new laws are on the books in Maryland as of July 1. These include a repeal of the Civil-War-era state song, support for low-income and at-risk students to continue their education; tax credits for diaper donations; crisis support for service members, veterans and their families; expanded funds for legal aid; and more.

Here is the list of laws passed in July that benefit our work in Hunger and Poverty:

  • Support access to healthy food in certain areas that are food deserts (SB 365)
  • Authorize state grants to increase availability of family childcare providers in areas with above average poverty and unemployment (SB 711/HB 944)
  • Expand food access to households receiving or eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits (HB 101)