My Priorities & Track Record
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I'm currently serving 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:

  • Launch Relief Funding & Healthcare During the COVID Emergency
  • Advance Alternatives to Police Violence & Promote Accountability
  • Ensure Paid Sick Leave & a $15 Minimum Wage for Workers
  • Ban Fracking & Drilling, While Pushing Clean Energy
  • Remove Guns from Abusers & Suicidal or Violent Residents
  • Lockbox Casino Funds for Education & Expand Pre-K
  • Stabilize Healthcare & Prescription Drug Costs
  • Protect Reproductive Choice & Planned Parenthood Services
  • Implement Election Day & Automatic Voter Registration
  • Ban Toxic Pesticides & Styrofoam Products
  • Reduce Mass Incarceration & Decriminalize Marijuana
  • 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 twenty-nine 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 Healthcare Protections (HJ 9)
     
  • Ban Bump Stocks & Tools To Mimic Assault Weapons (HB 888)
     
  • Lower Cost of Building Child Care in Montgomery County (HB 335)
     
  • Provide Foster Youths with Savings Accounts (HB 524)
     
  • Allow Expungement of Petty Marijuana Possession (HB 379)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Reduce 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 Possessing a Suspended Drivers License (HB 76)
     
  • Resist Government Obstruction to Public Records (HB 383)
     
  • Protect Services for Foster Youths w/ Developmental Disabilities (HB 279)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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
     
  • Automatically Shield Old Marijuana Possession Charges on the "Case Search" Website (HB 83) - VETOED BY GOV. HOGAN

  • 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 Wealth/Income Inequality & Build a Fairer Tax Code
     
  • Get Real About Climate & Stop Subsidizing Unsustainability
     
  • Ensure Access To Affordable, Nearby Child Care

  • Promote Housing Affordability & Renters' Protections
  • Reduce Student-Teacher Ratios & Make College Affordable
     
  • Achieve Universal, Affordable Medical, Dental & Drug Coverage
     
  • Expand Metro/RideOn/MARC Service & Walking/Biking Options
  • Defend Reproductive Rights & Access to Local Services
  • Reduce 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: Usman Ahmed.