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File #: 20-0188R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Syringe Service Expansion
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Health
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Syringe Service Expansion For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Health Department, the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Department, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and the Law Department to explain the status of syringe service programs in the City and the state.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, John T. Bullock, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Expansion, Informational Hearing, Syringe Service
Attachments: 1. 20-0188R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Syringe Service Expansion
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Health Department, the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Department, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and the Law Department to explain the status of syringe service programs in the City and the state.
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Whereas, The City Council would like to understand the status of syringe service programs in the City as well as the state;

Whereas, The City Council would like to know what the current City and state laws are regarding syringe service programs, including the 2016 state law that expanded syringe services across the state;

Whereas, The City Council would like to know the role of the Health Department and the Health Department’s needle exchange in City syringe service programs;

Whereas, The City Council would like to know the role of direct service providers and community organizations in providing syringe services;

Whereas, The City Council would like to better understand the changing nature of state policy on this issue, including the history of syringe service programs in Maryland; and

Whereas, The City Council would like to know what limitations and challenges exist regarding syringe access in Baltimore City.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Baltimore City Council invi...

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