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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.

2018-2019 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 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


2018-2019 Legislative Committee Calendar

Oct. 4, 2018 – Legislative Committee Breakfast Meeting at MABE’s Annual Conference
Oct. 15, 2018
Nov. 26, 2018
Dec. 17. 2018
Jan. 7, 2019
FYI – The Legislative Session begins on January 9, 2019
FYI – The NSBA Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC is Jan. 27-29
Feb. 4, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019 – MABE’s Annual Legislative Day Luncheon will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Miller Senate Building Conference Room West I & II, in Annapolis. The Miller Senate Building is located at: 11 Bladen St, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Feb. 25, 2019
March 11, 2019
March 25, 2019
FYI – The 2019 legislative session ends at midnight on April 8, 2019
April 29, 2019


2017-2018 Legislative Committee Calendar, Agendas & Materials

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)