Senator Carter’s career of serving her community spans over 35 years.
Member of Senate since May 4, 2018. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2019-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2019-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2019-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2020-. Member, Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2018-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-.
Member, Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2018-; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Council, 2019-; COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, 2020-21; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2020-; Maryland State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision, 2020-.
Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 2, 2017. Resigned January 2, 2017. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003-17 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2003-05; criminal justice subcommittee, 2005-06; chair, estates & trusts subcommittee, 2007-11; chair, juvenile law subcommittee, 2011-17; member, family law subcommittee, 2015-17). Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2004-06. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2003-17 (parliamentarian, 2004-17); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-17. City Council Assistant, 5th District, Baltimore City, 1988-90. Assistant Public Defender, District 1, Baltimore City, 1995. Hearing Officer, Civil Service Commission, Baltimore City, 1995-96. Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1996-98. Member, Minority Business Enterprise Certification Advisory Committee, Department of Transportation, 1998-2000.
Member, Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform, 2003; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013-14.
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, Baltimore City, 2017-18 (deputy director, 2018-).
Enacted or Passed
Facilities – Disabilities, Juveniles, Behavioral Health, and Health Care – Plans
AN ACT concerning Facilities – Disabilities, Juveniles, Behavioral Health, and Health Care – Safety Children and Community Relations Plans FOR the purpose of requiring that certain regulations adopted by the Department of Juvenile Services governing juvenile care facilities and juvenile detention facilities include a requirement for the establishment, implementation, and revision of certain safety plans; requiring certain State residential centers and private group homes to establish, implement, and revise certain safety plans; requiring certain regulations adopted by the Behavioral Health Administration to include a revision for certain safety plans at a certain regular interval; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to require that certain health care facilities establish and implement certain safety plans and, under certain circumstances, a certain community relations plan ; requiring that certain health care facilities revise certain safety plans and, if applicable, certain community relations plans at a certain regular interval; and generally relating to the establishment, implementation, and revision of safety plans. BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments, Article – Health – General Section 7-501, 7-610, 7.5-402, and 19-1C-01 Annotated Code of Maryland (2019 Replacement Volume and 2021 Supplement) BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments, Article – Human Services Section 9-234 and 9-237 Annotated Code of Maryland (2019 Replacement Volume and 2021 Supplement)