2018 Legislative Session

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MABE strives to be the primary voice for public education in Annapolis. Therefore, MABE represents all 24 local boards of education and engages the General Assembly through a comprehensive governmental relations and advocacy program. The association adopts Continuing Resolutions that frame positions and priorities on major policy issues. These resolutions provide the foundation for the Legislative Positions and Priorities adopted annually by the Legislative Committee, and bill testimony presented during the legislative session.

The Director of Governmental Relations, in coordination with MABE leadership, conducts direct lobbying activities, including written and oral testimony before the General Assembly. MABE also coordinates the Green Street Coalition, which is comprised of legislative liaisons from school systems and the superintendents association, and produces the Education Advocate, a legislative newsletter highlighting MABE’s positions, bill status updates, and Calls to Action during the legislative session.

For more information, contact John R. Woolums, MABE’s Director of Governmental Relations.

Legislative Position Statements

In addition to identifying legislative priority issues for the 2018 session, MABE has adopted legislative position statements on the following major policy areas:

Call to Action

As MABE monitors and takes positions on bills, any Calls to Action will be distributed electronically and posted as soon as possible. If you are not receiving MABE emails, please contact Jackie Weisman, Director of Communications & Marketing.

Bill Tracking & Hearing Schedule

MABE tracks and provides testimony on bills in the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates that are relevant to public education. Please check back regularly throughout the legislative session for updates.

Bill Report & Bills by Subjects (4/6/18)

Testimony: House

House Bill 10
TITLE: State Lottery – Unclaimed Prizes – Public Prekindergarten Programs
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 17, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 103
TITLE: Education – County Boards of Education – Removal of County Superintendents
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 154
TITLE: State Board of Education – Membership – Teachers and Parents
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 161
TITLE: Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 2, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 193
TITLE: High School Diploma by Examination – Eligibility Requirements – Exemption
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 13, 2018
COMMITTEE: Economic Matters

House Bill 197
TITLE: Education – State Reimbursement for County Board Payments for Exams for Eligible Students
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 221
TITLE: Local Government – School Construction – Permits
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 6, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 226
TITLE: Public Schools – Sprinkler Systems – Required
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 6, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 281
TITLE: Education – Computer Science – Curriculum and Professional Development (Securing the Future: Computer Science Education for All)
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE House Testimony / MABE Senate Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018 / March 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means / Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

House Bill 315
TITLE: State Department of Education – Breakfast and Lunch Programs – Funding (Maryland Cares for Kids Act)
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 350
TITLE: Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide (ACCESS) Act of 2018
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 351
TITLE: Protect Our Students Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 355
TITLE: Accountability in Education Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 393
TITLE: Elementary School Students – Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 427
TITLE: Public Schools – Student Sunscreen Use – Policy
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 442
TITLE: Education – Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Instruction in Public Schools
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 493
TITLE: Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs – Research-Based Reading Instruction
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 500
TITLE: Crimes – Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judiciary

House Bill 503
TITLE: State Department of Education – Translation Grant Program – Established
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 505
TITLE: Use of Public Funds – Playground and Athletic Field Surfaces – Preferences and Prohibitions
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 544
TITLE: Public and Nonpublic Schools – Classwork and Assessment Involving Live and Dead Animals – Student Choice Policy
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 547
TITLE: Education – Head Start Program – Annual Appropriation
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 552
TITLE: Youth Sports Programs – Concussion Risk and Management Training – Requirements
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 553
TITLE: County Boards of Education – Length of School Year – Adjustments
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 557
TITLE: Primary and Secondary Education – Education Trust Fund – Use of Fund
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations / Ways and Means

House Bill 600
TITLE: Child Abuse and Neglect – Training
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judiciary

House Bill 617
TITLE: Education – Assessments – Administration by Public School Employees
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 622
TITLE: Public and Nonpublic Schools – Student Sickle Cell Disease Management Programs
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 623
TITLE: Education – Student Use of Backpacks – Assessment and Reduction of Health Effects
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 677
TITLE: Public Information Act – Required Denials – Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 679
TITLE: Public Schools – School Year – Completion Date
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 723
TITLE: Education – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment – Administration
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 760
TITLE: Handguns – School Employees – Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 6, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judiciary

House Bill 798
TITLE: Visual Impairments – Requirements for Student Screening
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 806
TITLE: Education – Summer Meals Expansion Grant Pilot Program
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 808
TITLE: Education – Collective Bargaining for Noncertificated Employees – Supervisory Employees
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 811
TITLE: Education – Collective Bargaining – Exclusive Representative’s Access to New Employee Processing
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 814
TITLE: Workers’ Compensation – Students in Unpaid Work-Based Learning Experiences
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 823
TITLE: Education – Public School Teachers – Preparation
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 910
TITLE: Education – Students with Reading Difficulties – Screenings and Interventions
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 921
TITLE: State Board of Education – Financial Literacy Curriculum – Graduation Requirement
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 2, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 940
TITLE: High School Credit for College Courses Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 968
TITLE: Maryland School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 996
TITLE: Homeschool Students in Maryland – Extracurricular Activities
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1061
TITLE: Education – Salaries of Noncertificated Public School Employees – Minimum Living Salaries
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1072
TITLE: Education – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Instruction and Training
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE House Testimony / MABE Senate Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018 / March 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means / Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

House Bill 1084
TITLE: Calvert County – County Superintendent of Schools – Postemployment Compensation and Benefits
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1098
TITLE: Career and Technology Education and Workforce Investment Act
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 20, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 1131
TITLE: State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program – Expansion of Participating Units
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 1136
TITLE: County Boards of Education – Student Hearing and Vision Screenings – Reporting Requirements
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 2, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1226
TITLE: Career Apprenticeship Investment Act
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 20, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 1234
TITLE: Career Youth Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship in State Employment Opportunity Act
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1235
TITLE: Education – Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program – Eligibility and Annual Appropriation
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 13, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1244
TITLE: Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School Board for the Juvenile Services Education System
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1248
TITLE: Public Schools – Compulsory School Attendance – GED Program or Alternative Educational Program
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1254
TITLE: Education – School Discipline – Guidelines and Data Collection
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1300
TITLE: Education – Foreign Language Requirement – Computer Programming Language Courses
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 9, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1311
TITLE: Education – Individual Reading Improvement Plans – Requirements
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 2, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1373
TITLE: Education – Assessments – Administration
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 9, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1382
TITLE: Public Schools – Student Misconduct – Parent or Guardian Liability
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 9, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1400
TITLE: State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program – Employees of Qualifying Organizations
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 1415
TITLE: Education – Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1488
TITLE: Public Schools – School Discipline – Training Practices
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1489
TITLE: Education – Due Process Hearings for Children With Disabilities – Burden of Proof
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1492
TITLE: Maryland Public School Transparency and Accountability Act
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1507
TITLE: Compulsory School Attendance – Truancy Violations – Reporting of Neglect
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judiciary

House Bill 1530
TITLE: Education – Student Health Screenings – Brain Injury
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 9, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1545
TITLE: State Board of Education – Nutrition Standards for Public School Food
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 2, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1565
TITLE: Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools – Discrimination – Prohibition
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1571
TITLE: Education – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Employment Process
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

House Bill 1599
TITLE: Career Education Policy Act
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1607
TITLE: Education – Juvenile Services Education Programs – Management and Operation
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 1, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

House Bill 1638
TITLE: Public Information Act – Revisions
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Health and Government Operations

House Bill 1697
TITLE: Education – Commercial Gaming Revenues – Constitutional Amendment
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations / Ways and Means

House Bill 1702
TITLE: Juveniles – Reportable Offenses
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 14, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judiciary

House Bill 1783
TITLE: 21st Century School Facilities Act
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Appropriations

House Bill 1816
TITLE: Safe Schools Act of 2018
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

Testimony: Senate

Senate Bill 43
TITLE: High School Diploma by Examination – Eligibility Requirements – Exemption
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 16, 2018
COMMITTEES: Finance and Education, Health and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 44
TITLE: Vehicle Laws – School Buses – Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance Requirements
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 17, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 92
TITLE: Maryland School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 31, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 131
TITLE: Child Abuse and Neglect – Training
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judicial Proceedings

Senate Bill 132
TITLE: Crimes – Child Abuse and Neglect – Failure to Report
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony / MABE House Testimony 
DATE: January 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judicial Proceedings

Senate Bill 161
TITLE: Public and Nonpublic Schools – Student Sickle Cell Disease Management Programs
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 24, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 164
TITLE: Education – Student Use of Backpacks – Assessment and Reduction of Health Effects
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 24, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 185
TITLE: Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2019)
POSITION: OPPOSE BOOST Program Funding (R00A03.05)
MABE Testimony
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 187
TITLE: Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 205
TITLE: High School Credit Clarification Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 31, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 217
TITLE: Public Schools – Student Sunscreen Use – Policy
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: January 31, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 300
TITLE: Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide (ACCESS) Act of 2018
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 301
TITLE: Protect Our Students Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 302
TITLE: Accountability in Education Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 304
TITLE: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Enforcement – Delayed Implementation
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: January 24, 2018 / February 13, 2018
COMMITTEE: Finance / Economic Matters

Senate Bill 369
TITLE: Public and Nonpublic Schools – Classwork and Assessment Involving Live and Dead Animals – Student Choice Policy
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 469
TITLE: Public Health – School Buildings – Minimum Health Standards (Healthy Schools Program)
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 477
TITLE: Public Information Act – Required Denials – Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 14, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 479
TITLE: High School Credit for College Courses Act of 2018
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 14, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 483
TITLE: Public Schools – Sprinkler Systems – Required
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 13, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 508
TITLE: Interaction With Law Enforcement Officers – Development and Implementation of Curriculum Content
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 14, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 515
TITLE: Career and Technology Education and Workforce Investment Act
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018 / March 20, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation / Appropriations

Senate Bill 517
TITLE: Career Apprenticeship Investment Act
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: February 20, 2018 / March 20, 2018
COMMITTEE: Finance / Appropriations

Senate Bill 548
TITLE: Education – Students With Reading Difficulties – Screenings and Interventions
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 562
TITLE: Education – Assessments – Administration by Public School Employees
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 570
TITLE: Vision Disorders – Requirements for Student Screening – Revisions
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 611
TITLE: Education – Healthy School Facility Fund – Established
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 27, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 618
TITLE: Career Youth and Public Sector Apprenticeship Act
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 638
TITLE: Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs – Research-Based Reading Instruction
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 639
TITLE: Education – Public School Personnel – Disciplinary Hearing Procedures
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 657
TITLE: Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School Board for the Juvenile Services Education System
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 664
TITLE: Education – Foreign Language Requirement – Computer Programming Language Courses
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 665
TITLE: Education – Robotics Grant Program – Nonprofit Robotics Clubs
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018 / March 29, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs / Ways and Means

Senate Bill 667
TITLE: Education – No-Zero Grading Policy – Prohibition
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 725
TITLE: Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Intimidation – Civil Relief and School Response
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: February 20, 2018 / March 27, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judicial Proceedings / Judiciary Committee

Senate Bill 729
TITLE: County Boards of Education – Length of School Year – Adjustments
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Senate Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018 / March 23, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs / Ways and Means

Senate Bill 739
TITLE: State Board of Education – Membership – Teachers and Parent
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE House Testimony / MABE Senate Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018 / April 3, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs / Ways and Means

Senate Bill 740
TITLE: State Department of Education – Breakfast and Lunch Programs – Funding (Maryland Cares for Kids Act)
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 763
TITLE: Use of Public Funds – Playground and Athletic Field Surfaces – Preferences and Prohibitions
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 775
TITLE: Education – Salaries of Noncertificated Public School Employees – Minimum Living Salaries
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Finance

Senate Bill 788
TITLE: Public Information Act – Revisions
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 22, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 818
TITLE: Education – Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program – Eligibility and Annual Appropriation
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 819
TITLE: Education – Collective Bargaining – Exclusive Representative’s Access to New Employee Processing
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Finance

Senate Bill 840
TITLE: Youth Sports Programs – Concussion Risk and Management Training – Requirements
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 904
TITLE: Public Schools – Social Media Use by Educators
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 29, 2018
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

Senate Bill 949
TITLE: Career Education Policy Act
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 28, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 1016
TITLE: State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program – Expansion of Participating Units
POSITION: OPPOSE
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Finance

Senate Bill 1060
TITLE: Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools – Discrimination – Prohibition
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: February 21, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judicial Proceedings

Senate Bill 1092
TITLE: Education – Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 7, 2018
COMMITTEE: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Senate Bill 1122
TITLE: Education – Commercial Gaming Revenues – Constitutional Amendment
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 8, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 1147
TITLE: Juveniles – Reportable Offenses
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 13, 2018
COMMITTEE: Judicial Proceedings

Senate Bill 1243
TITLE: 21st Century School Facilities Act
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony
DATE: March 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 1258
TITLE: Commitment to Education Act of 2018
POSITION: SUPPORT
MABE Testimony
DATE: Mach 15, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation

Senate Bill 1265
TITLE: Education – School Safety Protection Standards and Grant Program – Established (School Safety Act of 2018: Protection)
POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS
MABE Testimony / MABE House Testimony
DATE: March 22, 2018 / April 6, 2018
COMMITTEE: Budget and Taxation / Ways and Means