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Legislative Committee Calendar, Agendas & Materials

The Legislative Committee, including representatives from all 24 boards, holds monthly meetings to guide the association’s lobbying activities in Annapolis, and invites policy and legislative leaders as guest speakers to exchange ideas. During the legislative session, MABE’s bill testimony reflects the association’s resolutions and legislative positions as adopted by the membership.

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

2020 Legislative Committee Calendar

MABE’s Legislative Committee meetings are held in the MABE office on Monday mornings, 10:00 to 12:00, unless otherwise indicated. Meeting agendas and materials are posted in advance of the meetings, and updated regularly.

  • January 6, 2020 
    • (January 8, 2020 – Session convenes) 
  • January 27, 202
    • (Feb, 1-4, 2020 – NSBA Equity Symposium & Advocacy Inst. in DC)
  • February 10, 2020
  • February 13, 2020 – MABE Legislative Day Luncheon, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Miller Senate Building, Conference Center West, Annapolis
  • March 2, 2020
  • March 16, 2020 – cancelled
    • (March 18 – Session adjourned “Sine Die”)
  • March 30, 2020 – Scheduled to be held via Zoom as a teleconferenced meeting. The email invitation will include instructions and links for video or phone conferencing.  
  • April 27, 2020 – Originally scheduled as the Session Summary meeting. Remains on the schedule to allow us to continue meeting and networking remotely.

2020 Legislative Committee Meetings and Materials

Next Meeting – August 31, 2020
(10:00 a.m. – Noon, by video conference)

August 3, 2020

Agenda

Agenda with Materials

June 22, 2020

Agenda

MABE Session Highlights & COVID-19 Updates

MABE Leadership Statements for the Briefing on Education Issues Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic before the House Ways and Means and Appropriations Committee (June 11, 2020) (Briefing Agenda)

May 18, 2020

Agenda & Materials

Kirwan Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Veto

Budget Updates

MSDE Education Recovery Plan

Federal Nonpublic School Funding Guidance

 

April 27, 2020

(also planned as teleconference meeting)

Agenda & Materials

 

March 30, 2020

Agenda & Materials (for the teleconference meeting) 

Updated Materials:

 

March 16, 2020 – Cancelled due to Coronavirus Public Health Concerns

 

March 2, 2020

Agenda & Materials

 

February 13, 2020

 

January 27, 2020

Agenda & Materials

FY 2021 Budget Highlights


January 6, 2020

Agenda & Materials

 

December 16, 2019 – Cancelled due to inclement weather

Agenda & Materials

Kirwan Blueprint

Kirwan Blueprint Return on Investment (ROI) Study

School Employees/Applicant’s Sexual Misconduct History Review

Legislation to Improve HB 486 from 2019 (draft bill for discussion)

State regulations to implement HB 486 (proposed on Dec. 3, 2019)

General Assembly Issue Papers for the 2020 Session

Education Section (pp. 52-63 of full report)

Local Government Section (pp. 86-106 of full report)

State Board Updates

Charter School Funding Regulations (proposed on October 22, 2019)

 

November 18, 2019

Agenda & Materials

MABE’s 2020 Legislative Positions and Priorities (Final Draft for Approval)

School Facilities

Kirwan Commission Updates

 

October 21, 2019

Agenda & Materials

Presentation: What’s the Kirwan Commission & Blueprint for Maryland’s Future All About

Student Transfer Regulations

MABE President’s Letter to the AELR Committee (Sept. 30, 2019)
MABE President’s Letter to Dr. Salmon and Pres. Sumpter (Sept. 30, 2019)

MABE’s Legislative Process & Draft Legislative Positions 

MABE’s Legislative Process Overview

DRAFT 2020 Legislative Positions

 

October 3, 2019 – Legislative Committee Breakfast Meeting

Agenda & Materials

Kirwan Commission Overview & Updates (Presentation)

School Facilities Funding & Policy Updates

Student Transfer Regulations

MABE President’s Letter to the AELR Committee (Sept. 30, 2019)
MABE President’s Letter to Dr. Salmon and Pres. Sumpter (Sept. 30, 2019)

 

 


2018-2019 Legislative Committee Meetings and Materials (Archives)

April 29, 2019

Agenda & Materials

2019 Legislative Session Summary Report (Updated April 29, 2019)

Slide Presentation (Updated April 29, 2019)


March 25, 2019

Agenda & Materials

 – House Budget Bill Summary (HB 100)

 – Senate Budget Bill Summary (HB 100)

 – Budget Conference Committee Members

–  School Construction Funding – Build to Learn Act (HB 727) and Outline


March 11, 2019

Agenda & Materials


February 25, 2019

Agenda & Materials


February 4, 2019

Agenda & Materials


January 24, 2019

MABE Briefing Presentation to the Senate Education Committee


January 18, 2019

Governor Hogan Releases his FY 2020 State Budget

Education Budget Highlights

FY 2020 Direct State Aid for Public Education


January 15, 2019

MABE Briefing Presentation to the House Ways and Means Committee 


January 7, 2019

Agenda & Materials

MABE Advocacy Presentation


Dec. 17, 2018

Agenda & Materials


Nov. 26, 2018

Agenda & Materials


Oct. 15, 2018

Agenda & Materials


Oct. 4, 2018

Agenda & Materials


Sept. 17, 2018

Agenda & Materials


2017-2018 Legislative Committee Meetings and Materials (Archives)

 

April 23, 2018

Agenda and Materials

March 26, 2018

Agenda and Materials

March 12, 2018

Agenda and Materials

February 26, 2018

Agenda and Materials

February 20, 2018

Agenda and Materials

Kirwan Commission Bill Outline

February 12, 2018

Agenda and Materials

January 22, 2018

Agenda and Materials

Education Budget Highlights FY 2019

Fiscal Briefing Materials: Federal Tax Impact

December 18, 2017

Agenda and Materials (Part 1 and Part 2)

Knott Commission – Funding and Process Subcommittee Materials

Kirwan Commission Preliminary Report Draft Recommendations

DLS 2018 Session Issue Papers (Education Section)

DLS Fiscal Outlook Briefing

MABE Legislative Process Presentation and PDF

Federal Update

November 13, 2017

Agenda and Materials

Policies and Procedures

Legislative Positions Publication (Final Draft for Approval)

October 16, 2017

Agenda and Materials – Draft 2018 Legislative Positions (for action on Nov. 13, 2017)

Dr. Kirwan’s Presentation (PowerPoint) (PDF) (Oct. 16, 2017)

Kirwan Commission Draft Vision & Framework for School Funding and Accountability Reforms (Sept. 14, 2017)

MABE Comments to the Kirwan Commission (Oct. 12, 2017)

President Miller/Speaker Busch Letter to Bob Gorrell, PSCP Director (Oct. 11, 2017)

Center for American Progress – A Comprehensive Analysis of Prekindergarten in Maryland (Oct. 10. 2017)

MSDE ESSA Plan Overview (Oct. 4, 2017)

Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline & Restorative Practices – Meeting Schedule

October 5, 2017 Legislative Committee Breakfast

Agenda and Materials

September 18, 2017

Agenda and Materials

Robert Gorrell’s Presentation

Proposed Changes to State/Local Cost Shares for School Construction Funding (for IAC approval on 9/28/17)

All Board Service Academies and committee meetings are virtual during this time.

If you have any questions, please email jweisman@mabe.org.