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MICUA’s 15 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 63,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.

2016 MICUA Priority Bills

This section will be updated as bills are added to MICUA's Priority Bills List.

Here you can view the key bills impacting higher education in Maryland. Click on the bill number to see the sponsors, read a synopsis, review the history, and more.

BILL NUMBER

BILL TITLE

HB0018 Maryland Education Opportunity Act of 2016
HB0023 Procurement - Prevailing Wage Law - Waiver From Provisions
HB0027 Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining
HB0064 Income Tax Credit - Payment of Tuition at a Community College
HB0103 Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Interest Paid on Student Loans
HB0107 Higher Education - Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Internship Scholarship Program - Scholarship Amount
HB0108 Capital Budget - Construction Projects - Apprenticeship Requirements
HB0136 State Government - Financial Education and Capability Commission - Composition
HB0150 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2017) 
HB0151 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
HB0197 Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act of 2016
HB0230 Institutions of Higher Education - Reduction in Financial Aid - Notification - Oppose
HB0231 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Financial Aid - Reduction Prohibited
HB0232 Health Occupations - Athletic Trainers - Evaluation and Treatment Protocols - Approval
HB0258 Community Colleges - Minority Business Enterprise Programs - Establishment
HB0278 Economic Development - Municipal Corporations - Community Revitalization and Improvement Zones
HB0281 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program - Eligibility
HB0283 Institutions of Higher Education - Official Transcripts - Oppose
HB0289 Medical Schools - Use of Animals in Medical Training - Prohibited
HB0335 Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College Savings Plans - Contributions - Support
HB0355 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
HB0360 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
HB0361 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
HB0368 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016
HB0400 Higher Education - Tuition Waivers for Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Modifications
HB0401 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work - Revisions
HB0409 Criminal Law - Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers - Penalties (Alex and Calvin's Law)
HB0430 Education - Student Data Privacy Council
HB0431 Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Establishment
HB0443 Agriculture - Industrial Hemp - Agricultural or Academic Research
HB0449 Relief From Budget Mandates
HB0459 Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016
HB0460 Housing and Community Development - Community Development Administration - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
HB0464 Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Act of 2016
HB0477 Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Credit Amounts
HB0507 Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
HB0526 Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges - Funding
HB0544 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks - Support
HB0570 State Board of Education - State Superintendent of Schools - Appointment
HB0580 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Oppose
HB0594 Humane Adoption of Companion Animals Used in Research Act of 2016 - Oppose
HB0617 Anne Arundel County Public Schools - Adjunct Instructor Program
HB0633 Education - Teacher and Principal Evaluations - Revisions to Requirements
HB0646 Family Law - Child Conceived Without Consent - Termination of Parental Rights (Rape Survivor Family Protection Act)
HB0673 Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Use of Funds at Out-of-State Institutions of Higher Education
HB0677 Family Law - Child Support - Age of Majority - Postsecondary Education
HB0721 Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2016
HB0740 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment
HB0741 Higher Education - Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Consumer Protection Provisions
HB0749 Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol - Prohibition - Support
HB0752 Physicians - Prescriptions Written by Physician Assistants - Preparing and Dispensing
HB0753 State Budget
HB0792 Public Work Contracts - Payroll Reporting Requirements (The Transparency Act of 2016) - Oppose
HB0804 Public Institutions of Higher Education - General Education Programs - Semester Hour Maximums
HB0813 Higher Education - Employee Rights - Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Maryland Whistleblower Law
HB0834 Higher Education - Last Dollar Scholarship - Established
HB0836 Educational Institutions - Notice of Criminal Activity and Threats to Safety
HB0837 State Finance and Procurement - Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Policies Concerning Procurement Contracts
HB0860 Prevailing Wage Law - Applicability to the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary's College of Maryland
HB0878 Maryland Higher Education Commission - Religious Educational Institutions - Authority to Operate
HB0966 Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland - Bachelor's Degree Programs - Oppose
HB0999 Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
HB1002 Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones
HB1003 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work
HB1014 College Affordability Act of 2016
HB1142 Education - Institutions of Higher Learning - Affirmative Consent Standard - Oppose
HB1015 Study of Student Loan Refinancing in Maryland - Support
HB1247 Insurance – Self Funded Student Health Plans - Support
HB1400 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund - Support
HB1403 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support
HB1410 Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 - Support
HB1492 Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland - Support with Amendments
HB1532 Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Maryland Innovation Initiative - Financing Authority
HB1536 Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research Positions - Transfer to State Personnel Management System
HB1541 Higher Education - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel - Partial Tuition Waiver
HB1543 Garrett County - Property Tax Exemption - Garrett College Business Incubator
HB1584 Open Meetings Act - Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland - Closed Sessions
HB1607 University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016
HB1620 Community Colleges - Vocational Certificates and Associate's Degrees - Tuition Waiver
HJ0001 National Goal of Debt-Free Higher Education
SB0007 Prevailing Wage Law - Applicability - Elementary and Secondary School Construction
SB0029 Protection of Information by Businesses - Definition of Personal Information
SB0038 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
SB0073 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
SB0108 Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund - Revisions
SB0120 Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships - Awards
SB0128 Maryland Higher Education Commission - Religious Educational Institutions - Authority to Operate
SB0190 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2017)
SB0191 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
SB0212 Health Insurance - Large Employers - Disclosure of Aggregate Incurred Claims
SB0217 State Board of Physicians - Distribution of Fees by Comptroller - Loan Assistance Repayment for Physicians and Physician Assistants
SB0218 Higher Education - University System of Maryland and Morgan State University - Prohibition Against Inclusion
SB0223 Human Relations - Discrimination by a Place of Public Accommodation - Enforcement and Remedies
SB0272 Financial Aid - Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students - Out-of-State Institutions of Higher Education
SB0278 Criminal Law - Stalking and Harassment
SB0313 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Financial Aid - Reduction Prohibited
SB0314 State Government - Financial Education and Capability Commission - Composition
SB0332 University System of Maryland - Chancellor - Appointment
SB0339 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
SB0342 State Finance and Procurement - Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Policies Concerning Procurement Contracts
SB0355 Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Establishment
SB0363 Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining
SB0370 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016
SB0374 Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College Savings Plans - Contributions - Support
SB0375 Relief From Budget Mandates - Oppose
SB0376 Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Act of 2016
SB0381 Housing and Community Development - Community Development Administration - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
SB0389 Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016
SB0404 State Board of Education - State Superintendent of Schools - Appointment
SB0427 Higher Education - Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Consumer Protection Provisions
SB0452 Health Insurance - Group Health Benefit Plans - Renewal Premium Rate Calculation Statement
SB0457 Capital Budget - Construction Projects - Apprenticeship Requirements
SB0464 Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment - Support
SB0465 Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements
SB0472 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Support
SB0481 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work
SB0485 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment
SB0493 Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 - Support
SB0512 Task Force to Study the Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Teachers in Maryland
SB0540 Morgan State University - Student Housing
SB0560 One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits - Business Incubators and Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zones
SB0583 Higher Education - University System of Maryland - Quasi-Endowment Funds
SB0587 Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol - Prohibition - Support
SB0595 Education - Dual Enrollment - Middle School Students
SB0606 Maryland College Collaboration for Student Veterans Commission
SB0618 Higher Education - Employee Rights - Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Maryland Whistleblower Law
SB0639 Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Maryland
SB0646 Income Tax Credit - Eligible Employers - Eligible Internships - Support
SB0664 Fair Scheduling, Wages, and Benefits Act
SB0676 College Affordability Act of 2016 - Support
SB0680 Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Investment in Qualified Companies in Low-Income Areas
SB0681 Cybersecurity Investment Tax Credit - Investment in Qualified Companies in Low-Income Areas
SB0698 Community Colleges - Vocational Certificates and Associate's Degrees - Tuition Waiver
SB0702 Public Institutions of Higher Education - General Education Programs - Semester Hour Maximums
SB0711 Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2016
SB0747 Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges - Funding
SB0764 Education - Student Journalists - Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press
SB0783 Higher Education - Adult Correctional Institutions - Credit-Bearing Courses (Raising Education Attainment)
SB0807 Higher Education - Ethics and Procurement Requirements
SB0808 State Budget
SB0874 Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology - Funding
SB0898 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program for Food Service Facilities
SB0905 Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
SB0906 Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones
SB0909 Service, Stipends, and Scholarships - Maryland Corps Program - Established
SB0914 Prevailing Wage Law - Payroll Reporting Requirements
SB0916 Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Community College License
SB0919 Insurance - Exemption From State Insurance Laws for Self-Funded Student Health Plans - Support
SB0922 Career Apprenticeship Opportunity Act of 2016
SB0928 Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland - Support
SB1052 University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016
SB1063 Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research Positions - Transfer to State Personnel Management System
SB1080 Garrett County - Property Tax Exemption - Garrett College Business Incubator
SB1100 Family Law - Child Support - Age of Majority - Postsecondary Education
SB1103 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks - Support
SB1110 Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program and Fund
SB1169 Baltimore City - Procurement by Public Institutions of Higher Education - Preference for Local Bidders or Offerors
SB1170 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support
SB1172 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund - Support

2016 Session Highlights

MICUA closely tracked over 200 pieces of legislation related to higher education, non-profit organizations, private corporations, and employment matters as hearings were held, amendments were added, votes were taken, and bills crossed over from one chamber to the other. Another 80 pieces of legislation were monitored in a similar manner to ensure the bills were not altered in a way that could have a negative impact on MICUA institutions.  MICUA testified at over a dozen bill hearings, submitted written testimony on more than 30 bills, and attended or monitored over 50 other legislative hearings. A Priority 1 bill list is provided on the MICUA website. The bill list includes links to the bills and the testimony MICUA submitted during the 2016 session.

·         College Affordability

HB 1403 reestablished The College Readiness Outreach Program as “The Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program” to allow eligible students in grades 7, 8, and 9 to prequalify for a Guaranteed Access (GA) GrantFor fiscal 2018 through 2023, the Governor must include $5.0 million in general funds to the program to be administered in a school system in which at least 50% of the students are eligible to receive a free lunch.  The fund will be used to award grants to nonprofit organizations to administer the program and provide students with high school graduation plans, offer summer work or internship opportunities,provide financial aid literacy assistance, administer career interest assessments, provide mentorship and one-on-one counseling, facilitate visits to college campuses and workplaces, and provide other support services to help students matriculate and graduate from an institution of higher education. This program will be an excellent opportunity to highlight MICUA’s Guaranteed Access Partnership Program. 

HB 335 expands the eligibility of the Maryland College Savings Plan income tax subtraction modification by allowing each person who contributes funds to a plan to claim the subtraction modification.  This bill will allow grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others who contribute to a child’s college savings plan to claim the income tax subtraction associated with their contribution.

SB 281 authorizes the Community Development Administration to provide financial assistance to homeowners for purchasing a primary residence and making payments on student loan debt.  The bill provides potential homeowners saddled with student loan debt a way to both purchase a home and simultaneously pay off student loan debt utilizing Maryland’s mortgage assistance programs.

SB 676 establishes a matching State contribution for eligible college savings accounts and creates a refundable tax credit of up to $5,000 to help Marylanders better manage undergraduate student loan debt. The bill also requires the College Savings Plans of Maryland to develop marketing plans to increase participation. 

HB 1015 requires three State entities to study the expansion or creation of an appropriate bonding authority for the refinancing of student loans in Maryland. By September 30, 2017, a report with findings and recommendations must be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly.

HB 1079 authorizes the creation of a student loan refinancing authority in Montgomery County. Montgomery County must first study the implementation of such an authority, perform a feasibility study, assess the benefits of an authority to enhance recruitment and retention of county and school employees, and hold public hearings.  If established it would be the first authority for financing or refinancing student loans in Maryland.  Montgomery County modeled the legislation after the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. 

·         Higher Education Policy

SB 427 prohibits a private career school or for-profit institution of higher education in the State from enrolling a student in a program in a field that requires State licensure or certification for employment, if successful completion of the program will not meet State educational requirements for licensure or certification. It also requires that institutions make a net price calculator publicly available on their website in a conspicuous location. 

SB 919 corrects an oversight of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by recognizing that student health insurance coverage may be offered through certain self-funded insurance plans.

HB 1400 establishes the “Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fundto provide grants and loans to “anchor institutions” for community development projects in “blighted areas” of the State.  For fiscal 2018 through 2022, the Governor must include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $5 million to the fund. 

SB 493 creates an induction program for first-year teachers in Maryland school districts that choose to participate in the program. Those teachers must be afforded at least 20% more time than other teachers to be spent on mentoring, peer-observation, assistance with planning, or other preparation activities.  The bill mandates an appropriation of $7.0 million annually for the program and increases the stipend for teachers who hold National Board Certification from $2,000 to $5,000.

HB 1488 establishes the Maryland Corps Program.  The program will provide at least 100 young Marylanders with meaningful service opportunities, stipends of up to $15,000, and scholarships of up to $6,000 toward a vocational certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree at Maryland postsecondary institutions. Annual funding for the program is up to the discretion of the Governor. 

SB 1052 creates a strategic partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to be called the University Maryland (UM).  To that end, the bill makes various changes and requires various planning activities to take place between the institutions.  The bill requires the University of System of Maryland (USM) headquarters to move to Baltimore City by July 1, 2017.  The bill mandates the appropriation of funds for various purposes beginning in fiscal 2018.  

SB 376 establishes Pathways in Technology Early College (P-TECH) schools and authorizes six State planning grants to eligible P-TECH Schools in fiscal 2017.  No more than two planning grants may be awarded in any jurisdiction.  To be eligible for a grant, the P-TECH school must be a public secondary school selected by the Maryland State Department of Education and must partner with an authorized institution of higher education. To meet the definition in the bill, a P-TECH school must have submitted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to MSDE by March 15, 2016.  Only two schools in Baltimore City currently meet this definition.  In addition, the P-TECH school must execute an MOU with one or more industry partners, one or more institutions of higher education, and a local board of education.  The MOU must include the following provisions: (1) substantive mentoring of P-TECH students; (2) at least one paid summer internship of at least six weeks duration per student; and (3) P-TECH students are first in line for consideration of a job at the industry partner after graduation.

·         Other Legislation

SB 370 requires the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to post on the DBM website notice of a proposed reduction to an appropriation at least three consecutive days before the reduction may be approved by the Board of Public Works (BPW).  This bill will help prevent unannounced reductions in funding from appearing before the BPW without public notice of the reductions.

HB 1003 expands Maryland’s equal pay for equal work law to prohibit wage discrimination based on gender identity, among other provisions. An employer may not provide less favorable employment opportunities based on sex or gender identity. Moreover, an employer may not prohibit an employee from inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing the wages of the employee or another employee.

HB 409 enhances the criminal penalties for an adult who obtains, furnishes, or allows an individual younger than 21 to possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at their residence. 

SB 587 prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale alcoholic beverages that are sold in powder or crystalline form to be used directly or in combination with water or any other substance until June 30, 2018. 

·         Failed Legislation

HB 230 -- Reduction in Financial Aid Notification

HB 231/SB313 --  Financial Aid Reduction ProhibitedPublic Institutions only

HB 283 -- Institutions of Higher Education – Official Transcripts

HB 449/SB375 --  Relief from Budget Mandates

HB 966 --  College of Southern Maryland –Bachelor’s degrees

HB 1142 --  Institutions of Higher Learning – Affirmative Consent Standard

HB 1149 --  Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology

SB 464 -- College Admissions Outreach Program for High Achieving Students

HB 108/SB 457 -- Capital Budget Construction Projects – Apprenticeship requirements

HB 197/SB 623 -- Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act

HB 792/SB914 -- The Transparency Act of 2016

HB 580/SB 472 -- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

SB 928 -- Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland

HB 1002 -- Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones

SB 512 -- Task Force to Study the Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Teachers

SB 783 -- Correctional Education Council – Adult Correctional Institutions – Study of Access to the Internet and Higher Education Courses
 

2015 MICUA Priority Bills

Here you can view the key bills impacting higher education in Maryland. Click on the bill number to see the sponsors, read a synopsis, review the history, and more.

BILL NUMBER

BILL TITLE

HB 1

Higher Education - Hattie N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship - Establishment

HB 10

Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education - Definition

HB 11

Edward T. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Eligibility

HB 37

Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology

HB 47

Special Education - Loan Assistance Repayment and Paraprofessional Training

HB 57

University System of Maryland - Pay It Forward Pilot Program and Tuition Freeze - Studies

HB 67

General Assembly - Mandated Reports by State Agencies

HB 70

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2016)

HB 71

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2015, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

HB 72

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015

HB 74

Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Internship Scholarship Program - Expansion of Scope

HB 138

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - "Yes Means Yes"

HB 152

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements

HB 211

Task Force to Study Pay It Forward

HB 212

Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland - Bachelor's Degree Programs

HB 229

Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection for Interns

HB 244

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015

HB 249

Labor and Employment - Labor Organizations - Right to Work

HB 297

Higher Education - Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Tuition Exemption - Modification

HB 345

Labor and Employment - Flexible Leave - Use of Leave for Family Illness

HB 364

Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment

HB 373

Real Property - Candidates and Campaign Volunteers - Access to Private Residential Areas

HB 385

Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

HB 448

Criminal Law - Hazing

HB 538

Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland

HB 550

State Aid - Business Transparency and Financial Disclosure Act

HB 571

Institutions of Higher Education - Sexual Assault - Policy and Survey

HB 578

Higher Education - Net Price Calculator Improvement Act - Establishment

HB 580

Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education

HB 648

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Full-Time Students - Partial State Reimbursement

HB 667

Higher Education Institutions - Sexual Assault, Violence, and Stalking - Prevention and Outreach Policies

HB 672

Maryland College Education Export Act of 2015

HB 673

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Full-Time Students - Full State Reimbursement

HB 676

Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program

HB 692

College Savings Plans of Maryland - Maryland College Savings Account Plan - Authorization

HB 696

Labor and Employment - Fair Scheduling Act

HB 749

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policies - Reporting

HB 763

Task Force to Study the Effectiveness of Teacher Education Programs in the Instruction of Reading

HB 778

Community Colleges - Cecil College - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

HB 779

Higher Education - Low-Income Student Outreach and College Access Act of 2015

HB 784

Harford Community College - Requirements to Propose Tuition Increase

HB 788

Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients

HB 790

Washington County - Board of Education - Alternative Teacher Certification Program

HB 799

Higher Education - Exemption from Nonresident Tuition - Veterans and Dependents

HB 805

State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Examination of Applicants, Licensees, Certificate Holders, and Trainees

HB 839

Education - Institutions of Higher Learning - Affirmative Consent Standard

HB 847

Community Colleges - Victims of Human Trafficking - Exemption From Out-of-County Fees

HB 854

Income Tax Credit - Donations to Community Colleges

HB 863

Criminal Law - Hazing - Elements and Penalties

HB 875

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

HB 934

Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic Account - Privacy Protection

HB 941

Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer

HB 947

Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board - School Counselors - Certification Renewal Requirement (Lauryn's Law)

HB 950

Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit - Eligible Investments

HB 966

Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining

HB 1014

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Disciplinary Proceedings - Presence of Attorney or Nonattorney Advocate

HB 1069

Education - Professional Development for Teachers and Providers of Early Childhood Education - Master Plan

HB 1108

Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Maryland Innovation Initiative

HB 1136

Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State Tuition

HB 1211

State Budget - Board of Public Works - Notice of Reductions in Appropriations

HB 1248

Medical Schools - Use of Animals in Medical Training - Prohibited

SB 2

Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program

SB 13

Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education - Definition

SB 19

University System of Maryland - Chancellor - Appointment

SB 25

Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology

SB 40

Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

SB 41

Higher Education - Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award - Eligibility

SB 49

State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Examination of Applicants, Licensees, Certificate Holders, and Trainees

SB 55

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2016)

SB 56

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2015, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

SB 57

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015

SB 75

Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland

SB 95

Workers' Compensation - Children's Scholarship Fund - Establishment

SB 131

Baltimore City Community College - Tuition Waivers - Graduates of Baltimore City Public High Schools

SB 185

Higher Education - Hattie N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship - Establishment

SB 198

Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education

SB 210

Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic Account - Privacy Protection

SB 220

General Assembly - Mandated Reports by State Agencies

SB 225

Higher Education - Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Tuition Exemption - Modification

SB 237

University System of Maryland - Pay It Forward Pilot Program and Tuition Freeze - Studies

SB 251

Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board - School Counselors - Certification Requirement (Lauryn's Law)

SB 335

Community Colleges - Victims of Human Trafficking - Exemption from Out-of-County Fees

SB 394

Criminal Law - Hazing

SB 488

Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Credit Amounts

SB 496

Maryland College Education Export Act of 2015

SB 514

Higher Education - Net Price Calculator Improvement Act - Establishment

SB 526

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015

SB 534

Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment

SB 535

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements

SB 578

Higher Education - Sexual Assaults - Mandatory Reporting

SB 604

Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection for Interns

SB 635

Washington County - Board of Education - Alternative Teacher Certification Program

SB 660

State Budget

SB 665

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

SB 669

Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients

SB 677

Education - Professional Development for Teachers and Providers of Early Childhood Education - Master Plan

SB 773

Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer

SB 810

Higher Education - Programs in Dental Hygiene and Medical Laboratory Technology - Transfer of Students and Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

SB 816

Higher Education - Low-Income Student Outreach and College Access Act of 2015

SB 817

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policies - Reporting

SB 821

Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

SB 843

Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State Tuition

SB 863

Watershed Protection and Restoration Programs - Revisions

SB 865

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Eligibility

SB 885

Education Funding and Formulas - Amendment - Supermajority Vote

2015 Session Highlights

Sellinger Program
MICUA Capital Grants
Legislation Impacting Independent Higher Education

The 435th Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended at midnight on April 13. During the 90-day legislative session, the Senate and the House of Delegates considered more than 2,200 bills. Below is a recap of actions taken by the General Assembly that impact Maryland’s independent colleges and universities.

SELLINGER PROGRAM

On January 23, Governor Larry Hogan introduced a fiscal 2016 operating budget bill and a Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act (BRFA). These companion pieces of legislation eliminated the State’s structural budget deficit and closed a $714 million projected budget shortfall for fiscal 2016. The Governor’s budget plan provided $41.4 million for the Sellinger Program.

On April 13, the General Assembly passed the operating budget bill and the BRFA with numerous amendments. The General Assembly trimmed the State’s General Fund spending by about $450 million, a significant reduction in expenditures, but less than the amount proposed by the Governor. The legislature restored funding to several priority areas, including education.   

The final budget plan enacted by the General Assembly provides $42.8 million for the Sellinger Program, a 3.4% increase over the prior fiscal year.

MICUA CAPITAL GRANTS

Governor Hogan’s capital budget bill provided $8 million for three projects at MICUA member institutions—$2.4 million for Johns Hopkins University to renovate labs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, $3.2 million for Notre Dame of Maryland University to renovate Gibbons Hall, and $2.4 million for Washington Adventist University to renovate and expand the Health Sciences building. The Maryland General Assembly increased the MICUA Capital Grant Program to $9.6 million providing $3.2 million for Johns Hopkins, $3.2 million for Notre Dame, and $3.2 for Washington Adventist University.

LEGISLATION IMPACTING INDEPENDENT HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Sexual Assault

As a result of numerous high profile news accounts over the past year, the General Assembly debated a number of bills related to sexual assault, each with very different ideas about the causes and best practices required to deter sexual assault on college campuses.  The bill that passed ultimately focused on sexual assault climate surveys and agreements with rape crisis centers. MHEC must establish the survey guidelines, and campuses must survey the student body every two years about the climate on campus as it relates to sexual assault and then report the results to MHEC. The first survey will take place in March 2016. The law also requires campuses to pursue formalized agreements with Maryland’s rape crisis centers. 

    • Higher Education Policy

We are happy to report that distance learning in Maryland has taken a big step forward. The General Assembly passed legislation allowing Maryland to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement SARA. This is a long fought victory and a result of very a successful collaboration between all of the segments of higher education. The legislation permits MHEC to join SARA. If MHEC elects to do so, Maryland’s colleges and universities may participate in SARA. Participating institutions are authorized to offer distance education programs in other participating states.    

After three years and numerous amendments and debate, the body adopted a bill to prohibit an educational institution from requiring a student to grant access to their individual personal electronic account.

Maryland likely has a new regional higher education center, The Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology. MHEC must approve CREST before it officially becomes a regional higher education center in the State.  

The General Assembly considered several bills focusing on the cost of tuition as well as identifying and targeting high achieving low-income students. In addition, language was adopted by the budget committees requiring MHEC to work with the segments of higher education to expand access for low-income students. 

On Sine Die, the General Assembly passed a bill to create a Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program. The bill was designed to work with non-profit organizations to expand higher education opportunities for low-income students. Originally the bill established a $500,000 State fund to assist with these efforts. As passed, the bill requires no State funds, but creates a pilot program with reporting requirements to MHEC on efforts to increase college enrollments for low income students.

Also on Sine Die, the General Assembly passed a bill that prohibits the sale of powdered alcohol for the next two years.  

    • Employment

The General Assembly passed a Flexible Leave bill that prevents discrimination against an employee that has requested leave with pay due to an illness of a family member in the employee’s immediate family. 

A bill also passed that extends prohibitions against discrimination against interns and gives interns the same rights against discrimination as other employees working in the same organization. 

2014 MICUA Priority Bills

  

 

PROFILE – 2014 MICUA PRIORITY 1

passLegislation Passed

  failLegislation Failed

 Current Status of Legislation

Total Number of Bills: 160

 

 

 

 

HB 18

 

Institutions of Higher Education - Student Notification

 - Financial Information

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Stein

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring public senior higher education institutions and community colleges in the State to provide specified information on the cost of higher education at the institution to all first-time, full-time undergraduate freshmen beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

 

HB 19

 

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Surveys and

Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

 

fail 

Sponsored By

Delegate Cardin

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish procedures for the administration of sexual assault surveys by institutions of higher education; requiring each institution of higher education to administer a sexual assault survey every 3 years to students, faculty members, and employees in accordance with specified procedures; requiring each institution of higher education to report school specific sexual assault survey results to the Commission; requiring the appointment of sexual assault victim advocates; etc.

 

 

HB 56

 

 

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods –

School Supplies and Textbooks

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Vitale

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Expanding the annual sales and use tax-free period to include specified school supplies and textbooks if the taxable price of the school supply or textbook is $500 or less; defining "school supply" and "textbook"; etc.

 

HB 63

 

Sales and Use Tax - Exemption –

University and College Textbooks

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Smigiel

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Exempting from the sales and use tax a sale of a textbook that is bought by a full-time or part-time student enrolled at an institution of higher education.

 

HB 72

 

Labor and Employment – State

Minimum Wage Rate – Increase

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Haynes

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Increasing the amount of the State minimum wage rate to $12.50 per hour.

 

HB 76

 

Education – Implementation of the

Common Core State Standards – Prohibition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Smigiel

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Prohibiting the State Board of Education and specified county boards of education from establishing specified educational policies, curriculum, and guidelines that include or are based on the Common Core State Standards; prohibiting the State Board from entering into any agreements or joining any organizations that give control over educational matters to any entity other than the State; requiring the State Board to take specified steps to rescind the State Board's adoption of the Common Core State Standards; etc.

 

 

HB 103

 

Capital Projects - Submission of

Information to the General Assembly

 

fail

Sponsored By

Chair, Appropriations Committee (By Request - Departmental - Budget and Management)

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring the Department of Budget and Management, rather than a specified unit of State government or a specified State officer, to submit specified information regarding specified capital projects to the General Assembly under specified circumstances.

 

 

HB 160

 

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2015)

 

fail

Sponsored By

The Speaker (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

 

 

HB 161

 

Creation of State Debt - Maryland Consolidated

Capital Bond Loan of 2014, and the Maryland

Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2005, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013

 

fail

Sponsored By

The Speaker (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,166,065,000, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.

 

 

HB 162

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014

fail

Sponsored By

The Speaker (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing specified funds to be used for specified purposes; authorizing or altering the distribution of specified revenues; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; altering the rate of specified commissions; providing for the transfer of specified funds; altering the rate of a specified assessment; requiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to establish a Community Partnership Assistance Program; setting limits in increases in payments to specified providers for a specified fiscal year; etc.

 

 

HB 165

 

Financial Education and Capability Commission –

Membership and Duties

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Stein

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Altering the membership of the Financial Education and Capability Commission to include the Secretary of Higher Education, or the Secretary's designee, rather than a member of the Higher Education Commission; and altering the duties of the Commission to require the Commission to encourage specified financial education events and activities to highlight a specified month as Financial Education Month.

 

 

HB 207

State Capital Projects - High Performance Buildings

pas

Sponsored By

Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee and Chair, Appropriations Committee (By Request - Departmental - General Services)

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations;  Appropriations

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Altering the definition of a "high performance building" as it applies to specified provisions of law relating to State capital projects; and requiring the Maryland Green Building Council to establish a process for receiving public input.

 

 

HB 264

 

Income Tax – Subtraction Modification –  

Student Loan Debt

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Luedtke

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for specified income of specified individuals from the discharge of student loan debt under specified circumstances; requiring an individual to submit specified documentation to qualify for the subtraction modification; etc.

 

 

HB 265

 

Task Force to Study How to Improve Student

Achievement in Middle School

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Hixson, Ivey, Kaiser, Luedtke, A. Miller, Serafini, F. Turner, Walker, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force to Study How to Improve Student Achievement in Middle School; providing for the Task Force composition including the State Department of Education Deputy for Teaching and Learning and a specified representative of the Maryland PTA; providing for the Task Force chair and staffing; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving specified compensation and authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the Task Force to study "A New Mission for the Middle Grades"; etc.

 

 

HB 289

 

Automatic Motor Vehicle Registration Plate Readers

and Captured Plate Data –Authorized Users

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Carr, Rosenberg, Smigiel, and Waldstreicher

Committee
Assignments

Judiciary

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Prohibiting a person from using an automatic motor vehicle registration plate reader system, subject to a specified exception for specified purposes; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from sharing captured plate data for other than specified purposes, subject to a specified exception; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from retaining captured plate data for more than 30 days and requiring the agency to destroy the captured plate data after 30 days, subject to a specified exception for a specified purpose; etc.

 

 

HB 295

Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014

pass

Sponsored By

The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Anderson, Barkley, Barve, Branch, Burns, Carter, Clippinger, Cullison, Frick, Gilchrist, Glenn, Hammen, Healey, Hixson, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Luedtke, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mitchell, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Olszewski, Proctor, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Stukes, Swain, F. Turner, Valderrama, Vaughn, Walker, A. Washington, M. Washington, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Finance; Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Incrementally increasing the State minimum wage rate to $10.10 beginning July 1, 2018; authorizing specified employers to pay employees under the age of 20 years a specified wage under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to increase reimbursement of community providers serving individuals with developmental disabilities; requiring the Governor, in specified fiscal years, to include in a specified budget proposal specified funding increases; etc.

 

 

HB 297

Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014

pass

Sponsored By

The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Rosenberg, Hixson, Kaiser, Barkley, Busch, Guzzone, Hammen, Howard, Hucker, Lafferty, Luedtke, Nathan-Pulliam, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, Swain, Tarrant, V. Turner, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Expanding prekindergarten services to specified 4-year-old children; establishing the Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Program; providing expansion grants may be used for establishing or expanding existing half-day and full-day prekindergarten programs for specified eligible children, and establishing or expanding existing Judy Centers for families of specified children; requiring a qualified vendor who has received a grant in the current year to be awarded a grant in the following year under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

HB 346

 

Maryland Historical Trust – Review of

Capital Projects – Duties of Director

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Environmental Matters Committee (By Request - Departmental - Planning)

Committee
Assignments

Environmental Matters

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Clarifying the duties of the Director of the Maryland Historical Trust with respect to the review of specified capital projects; and clarifying the applicability of specified review requirements to specified categories of capital projects.

 

 

HB 368

Workers Compensation – Prescription Drugs –

Choice of Pharmacy

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Jameson, Barnes, Hucker, Love, Rudolph, and Schulz

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Prohibiting a covered employee from being required to fill a prescription at a pharmacy selected by an employer or its insurer if the employer or its insurer is required to provide the prescription drug under a specified provision of the workers' compensation law.

 

 

HB 381

 

Human Relations – Employment Discrimination – Protections for Interns

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Dumais

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Establishing that an intern is considered to be in an employment relationship with an employer for the purposes of specified protections from specified discriminatory acts, access to a specified complaint resolution procedure, and specified administrative remedies; providing that the Act does not create an employment relationship between an employer and an intern for the purposes of specified provisions of law; establishing the exclusive remedies for specified discriminatory acts; defining the term "intern"; etc.

 

 

HB 392

 

Northeastern Maryland Higher

Education Advisory Board – Revisions

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Rudolph and James

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Altering the membership of the Northeastern Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board; repealing a provision that requires the Board to ensure that the academic programs and policies of the University Center and sites are in compliance with the policies of the Maryland Higher Education Commission; etc.

 

 

HB 393

 

Higher Education – Loan Repayment Program for Home Buyers in Distressed Areas – Establishment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Stein, Rosenberg, Glenn, Kach, Lafferty, and M. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Establishing the Loan Repayment Program for Home Buyers in Distressed Areas; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance to assist in the repayment of higher education loans owed by specified individuals who buy homes in distressed areas of the State; establishing requirements for an applicant to be eligible for the Program; requiring the Office to establish specified regulations; requiring the Governor to include, beginning in fiscal year 2016, a specified amount in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc.

 

 

HB 396

 

Department of Disabilities -- Study of Accessibility Concepts in Computer Science, Information Systems,

and Information Technology Programs

in Higher Education

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates F. Turner, Afzali, Anderson, Arora, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Bohanan, Boteler, Braveboy, Bromwell, Cane, Cardin, Clippinger, Conaway, Cullison, DeBoy, Dumais, Eckardt, Elliott, Fisher, Frank, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gaines, George, Gilchrist, Glenn, Guzzone, Harper, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Hogan, Holmes, Hough, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, James, Jones, Kaiser, K. Kelly, Krebs, Lee, Love, Luedtke, Malone, McComas, McDermott, McIntosh, McMillan, A. Miller, W. Miller, Mizeur, Murphy, Myers, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, O'Donnell, Oaks, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ready, Reznik, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Schulz, Serafini, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, Stukes, Summers, Swain, V. Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vallario, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Walker, A. Washington, Weir, Wilson, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring the Department of Disabilities, in cooperation with the National Federation of the Blind, to study and make recommendations regarding accessibility concepts in computer science, information systems, and information technology programs in higher education; requiring the Department to submit a preliminary report on or before December 15, 2015, and a final report on or before June 30, 2017, of findings and recommendations to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly; etc.

 

 

HB 425

 

Public Safety – Loyola University Maryland

and the Johns Hopkins University Police Forces

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Oaks, Anderson, and McIntosh

Committee
Assignments

Judiciary

Synopsis

Including a member of the police force of Loyola University and the police force of The Johns Hopkins University in the definition of the term "police officer" in connection with provisions of law relating to the authority to make arrests and to the Maryland Police Training Commission.

 

 

HB 429

 

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Week - School Supplies

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Hogan, Arora, Beidle, Eckardt, Elliott, George, Glass, Hough, Jacobs, Kach, Kipke, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, McDonough, Morhaim, Murphy, Otto, B. Robinson, Schuh, Schulz, Serafini, Stocksdale, Szeliga, F. Turner, Vitale, M. Washington, Weir, and Wood

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Altering a specified sales and use tax exemption to include any school supply with a taxable price of $100 or less during a designated sales tax-free period for back-to-school shopping, subject to specified limitations; etc.

 

 

HB 450

 

Income Tax Credit – Endow Maryland

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Hixson, Harper, A. Miller, Serafini, Stukes, Summers, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for 25% of the amount of a donation to a qualified permanent endowment fund at an eligible community foundation; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, on application of a taxpayer, to issue a tax credit certificate under specified circumstances; providing that the Department may not certify more than $1,000,000 in tax credit certificates during a taxable year; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013; etc.

 

 

HB 459

 

Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians And Physician Assistants

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Ways and Means Committee (By Request - Departmental - Health and Mental Hygiene)

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Expanding the scope of the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians to provide education loan repayments to physician assistants who provide primary care in designated professional shortage areas under specified circumstances; and expanding the definition of "primary care" to include women's health.

 

 

HB 461

 

State Early Childhood Advisory Council

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Ways and Means Committee (By Request - Departmental - Education)

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the State Early Childhood Advisory Council; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Council; requiring the Council to develop a strategic plan to improve the school readiness of young children; requiring the Council to assess the availability of high quality early childhood education and development programs that serve children with and without disabilities; requiring the Council to provide a statewide strategic report on or before December 1, 2015; etc.

 

HB 482

 

Higher Education – Unaccompanied Homeless

Youth – Tuition Exemption

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates M. Washington, Anderson, Barnes, Branch, Clippinger, Davis, Guzzone, Haynes, Hucker, Kaiser, Luedtke, Mitchell, Mizeur, Olszewski, B. Robinson, Summers, Tarrant, A. Washington, Wilson, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Adding an unaccompanied homeless youth to the list of individuals who may be eligible for waiver of specified tuition and fees at specified institutions of higher education; requiring a specified administrator to verify that specified youths qualify as independent students under the federal College Cost Reduction and Access Act; etc.

 

 

HB 484

 

Higher Education – Community Colleges – Tuition Reduction For Unemployed Individuals

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Rudolph

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Authorizing a community college to establish a tuition reduction program for specified individuals receiving unemployment benefits; establishing a specified amount of time a specified individual may qualify for a specified tuition reduction; requiring specified community colleges to develop policies and procedures regarding eligibility standards; and authorizing the Maryland Higher Education Commission to adopt regulations.

 

 

HB 490

 

Education – Community Colleges –

Collective Bargaining

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Hixson, Barkley, Barve, Braveboy, Carr, Cullison, Frick, Gaines, Glenn, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Haynes, Hucker, Jones, A. Kelly, Luedtke, Mitchell, Mizeur, S. Robinson, Simmons, Summers, Swain, V. Turner, Waldstreicher, M. Washington, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Establishing collective bargaining rights for specified community college employees; requiring specified community colleges to determine whether specified employees are public employees for purposes of collective bargaining; establishing procedures for the election or recognition of an exclusive bargaining representative; providing procedures by which the State Higher Education Labor Relations Board may designate a bargaining unit; establishing the maximum number of bargaining units within a community college; etc.

 

 

HB 531

 

Higher Education – Community Colleges –

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Fisher, Arentz, Bates, Boteler, Cluster, Elliott, Jacobs, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, McMillan, Myers, Norman, Otto, Ready, Schulz, Serafini, Smigiel, Stocksdale, Szeliga, Vitale, and Wood

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Authorizing specified community colleges in the State to offer specified bachelor's degree programs and award bachelor's degrees; requiring specified bachelor's degree programs to include specified components; and requiring specified community colleges, in coordination with the Secretary of Higher Education, to adopt specified rules and regulations.

 

 

HB 536

 

Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award and Walter

Sondheim Jr. Public Service

Internship Scholarship – Qualifications

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Rosenberg, Luedtke, Walker, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance to assist in the repayment of specified higher education loans owed by recipients of a Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award who receive specified degrees from specified institutions of higher education; adding specified individuals who attended specified institutions of higher education and also graduated from specified high schools in the State to the list of individuals eligible for a specified repayment program; etc.

 

 

HB 546

 

Higher Education – Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program – Modifications

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Rosenberg

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Altering the requirements for specified regulations adopted by the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission relating to the implementation of the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program.

 

 

HB 552

 

Public Safety – Anne Arundel Community

College Policy Force

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Schuh (Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation)

Committee
Assignments

Judiciary

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Establishing a police force for the Anne Arundel Community College; specifying the powers of an Anne Arundel Community College police officer; requiring the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel Community College to adopt specified standards and regulations; including a member of the police force of the Anne Arundel Community College in the defined term "police officer" in connection with provisions of law relating to the authority to make arrests; etc.

 

 

HB 616

 

Income Tax Credit – Qualified Research and

Development Expenses – Credit Amounts

 

fail

Sponsored By

Chair, Ways and Means Committee (By Request - Departmental - Business and Economic Development)

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Increasing the total amount of research and development tax credits that the Department of Business and Economic Development may approve in a calendar year from $8,000,000 to $9,000,000; and applying the Act to tax credits certified after December 15, 2013.

 

 

HB 639

 

Task Force on Community-Partnered

School-Based Mental Health

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Luedtke, Afzali, George, Harper, Kaiser, A. Miller, Serafini, Stukes, F. Turner, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force on Community-Partnered School-Based Mental Health; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 15, 2014.

 

 

HB 640

 

Labor and Employment – Intern Transportation

Costs – Reimbursement by Employers

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Tarrant, Anderson, Barnes, Burns, Frank, Glenn, Harper, Luedtke, McHale, W. Miller, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Schuh, Stukes, Swain, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, and Walker

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Requiring an employer, under specified circumstances, to reimburse an intern for transportation costs incurred by the intern because of the internship; and defining "employer" to include a governmental unit.

 

 

HB 727

 

Procurement – Prevailing Wage – Applicability

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Olszewski, Hucker, Barkley, Barnes, Braveboy, Burns, Carr, DeBoy, Frick, Frush, Glenn, Guzzone, Haynes, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, Kramer, Love, Luedtke, McHale, Minnick, Mitchell, Murphy, Niemann, Reznik, B. Robinson, Stukes, Swain, V. Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vaughn, A. Washington, M. Washington, Weir, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Finance

Synopsis

Specifying the percentage of State money that must be used in an elementary or a secondary school construction project before the Prevailing Wage Law applies by altering specified definitions; etc.

 

 

HB 736

 

Public Schools and Institutions of Higher

Education – Artificial Trans Fat – Prohibition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Carter

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Prohibiting a public school or public institution of higher education from storing, distributing, holding for service, using in the preparation of any menu item, or serving food containing artificial trans fat; and defining "artificial trans fat" as the specific type of fat formed by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil to make the oil more solid, and including partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening, margarine, and vegetable oil.

 

 

HB 738

 

Economic Development – Commission

on Maryland’s Future

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Branch, Arora, Braveboy, Cardin, Conway, Cullison, DeBoy, Donoghue, Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gilchrist, Glenn, Guzzone, Hixson, Hogan, Howard, Hucker, Ivey, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lee, Luedtke, Morhaim, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Serafini, Simmons, Summers, Walker, A. Washington, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Establishing the Commission on Maryland's Future; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; prohibiting a member of the Commission from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the chair of the Commission to call the first meeting of the Commission on or before June 30, 2014; authorizing the chair to call specified additional meetings; requiring the Commission to hold specified public hearings; etc.

 

 

HB 740

 

Economic Development – Maryland Technology Development Corporation – Cybersecurity

Investment Fund

 

pas

Sponsored By

Delegates Beidle, Barnes, Barve, Bobo, Bohanan, Branch, Braveboy, Bromwell, Busch, Cane, Carter, Clagett, Conway, Cullison, Davis, DeBoy, Donoghue, Dumais, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Griffith, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Holmes, Hubbard, James, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Lafferty, Love, Luedtke, Malone, McHale, McIntosh, A. Miller, Niemann, Oaks, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, B. Robinson, Rudolph, Sophocleus, Stein, F. Turner, V. Turner, Vallario, Waldstreicher, Walker, Weir, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Finance

Synopsis

Establishing the Cybersecurity Investment Fund in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Corporation to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; providing for the investment of money in and expenditures from the Fund; etc.

 

 

HB 741

 

Business and Economic Development –

Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Bohanan, Barnes, Barve, Beidle, Branch, Braveboy, Bromwell, Busch, Cane, Carter, Clagett, Conway, Cullison, Davis, DeBoy, Donoghue, Dumais, Frick, Gaines, Griffith, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Holmes, Hubbard, James, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Lafferty, Luedtke, Malone, McHale, McIntosh, A. Miller, Murphy, Oaks, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, B. Robinson, Rudolph, Stein, Tarrant, F. Turner, V. Turner, Vallario, Waldstreicher, Walker, Weir, Wilson, Wood, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means; Appropriations

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Establishing a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program; establishing a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund and a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority in the Department of Business and Economic Development; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill specified appropriations to the Fund for specified fiscal years; providing for the membership and duties of the Authority; providing for the duties of the Department in connection with the Program; etc.

 

 

HB 742

 

Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Walker, Barnes, Barve, Beidle, Bohanan, Branch, Braveboy, Bromwell, Busch, Cane, Cardin, Carter, Clagett, Conway, Cullison, Davis, DeBoy, Donoghue, Dumais, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Griffith, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, James, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Lafferty, Luedtke, Malone, McHale, McIntosh, A. Miller, Morhaim, Niemann, Oaks, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, B. Robinson, Rudolph, Stein, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vallario, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, Weir, Wilson, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; authorizing specified educational institutions that meet specified criteria to apply to the Secretary of Business and Economic Development to be designated as a qualified institution; requiring the Secretary to approve or reject an application for designation as a qualified institution within 90 days after the application is submitted; requiring county and municipal corporations to provide specified property tax credits for entities locating in a zone; etc.

 

 

HB 801

 

Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity

Innovation and Excellence – Membership

and Termination Date

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Lee, Carr, Conway, Cullison, Glenn, Gutierrez, Hough, Howard, A. Kelly, Krebs, McComas, Rudolph, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, Szeliga, and Valentino-Smith

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Finance

Synopsis

Altering the membership of the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence; requiring the Commission to submit a specified report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1 of each year; and repealing the termination date of the Commission; etc.

 

 

HB 808

 

Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity

Innovation and Excellence – Duties

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Lee, Carr, Conway, Cullison, Gutierrez, Howard, A. Kelly, McComas, Rudolph, and Sophocleus

Committee
Assignments

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Requiring the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence to study and develop specified strategies and recommendations for advancing telemedicine technologies and use.

 

 

HB 821

 

Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

 

fail

Sponsored By

Chair, Appropriations Committee (By Request - Departmental - University System of Maryland)

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Approving specified projects for the acquisition, development, and improvement of specified academic facilities for the University System of Maryland; authorizing the University System of Maryland to issue bonds in a total principal amount of $17,000,000 to finance and refinance the costs of those specified facilities specified renewal projects; etc.

 

 

HB 833

 

Baltimore City – Tax-Exempt Property –

Certification of Use

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates McIntosh, Anderson, Branch, Carter, Clippinger, Glenn, Hammen, Harper, Haynes, McHale, Mitchell, Oaks, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Stukes, Tarrant, and M. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Requiring specified organizations that own property in Baltimore City that is not subject to property tax to submit a specified application to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation on or before specified dates; requiring specified organizations that own property in Baltimore City that is not subject to property tax to notify specified persons within 30 days after the property ceases to be used for a specified tax-exempt purpose; providing for a delayed effective date of July 1, 2015; etc.

 

 

HB 853

 

University System of Maryland – Pay it Forward

Pilot Program And Tuition Freeze – Studies

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Rosenberg, Reznik, Jones, Stein, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to study the creation of a potential Pay It Forward Pilot Program; requiring the study to consider specified items; requiring the Board of Regents to study whether public institutions of higher education could successfully implement specified tuition freeze programs; and requiring the Board of Regents to report its findings and recommendations on the potential programs on or before December 31, 2014.

 

 

HB 854

 

Higher Education – College Admissions

Outreach Program for High-Achieving

Students – Establishment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Rosenberg, Reznik, Kaiser, Luedtke, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Establishing the College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland State Department of Education, in collaboration with specified educational officials, agencies, and organizations, to jointly administer the Program; providing that the Program shall provide specified information on the college admissions process to specified students free of charge; etc.

 

 

HB 862

 

Sales and Use Tax – Tax-Free Periods –

University and College Textbooks

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates F. Turner, Carr, Dumais, Guzzone, Hixson, Howard, Ivey, Kaiser, Lee, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mizeur, Pendergrass, Reznik, Serafini, Walker, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Designating specified periods each year to be tax-free periods during which an exemption from the sales and use tax is provided for the sale of specified textbooks purchased by full-time or part-time students enrolled at specified higher education institutions; etc.

 

 

HB 867

 

Maryland False Claims Act

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Arora, Afzali, Anderson, Barkley, Bobo, Carter, Clippinger, Conaway, Dumais, Frush, McDermott, Niemann, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Swain, F. Turner, Valderrama, Vallario, and Waldstreicher

Committee
Assignments

Judiciary

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Prohibiting specified actions constituting false claims against a governmental entity; providing specified penalties for making false claims; requiring the court to consider and give special attention to specified factors in determining the amount of fines and penalties to be levied under the Act; authorizing a person and the governmental entity to file a civil action against a person that makes a specified false claim under specified circumstances; providing that this Act does not apply to specified claims, records or statements; etc.

 

 

HB 885

 

Income Tax Credit – Student Loan Payments

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Reznik, Rosenberg, and Luedtke

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Allowing a qualified taxpayer a credit against the State income tax for up to 50% of the qualified student loan payments made by the taxpayer during the taxable year; providing that the credit may not exceed the lesser of 20% of the average annual tuition during the taxable year at all institutions of higher education or $2,500; requiring the Comptroller to adopt specified regulations; defining specified terms; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013; etc.

 

 

HB 886

 

Creation of State Debt – Baltimore City –

Baltimore Design School

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Conaway, B. Robinson, Stukes, and Tarrant

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $200,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Fashion, Architecture and Basic Design School, Inc. for specified development or improvement purposes related to the Baltimore Design School, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.

 

 

HB 943

 

Baltimore City – Property Tax Equity – Study

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates McIntosh, Anderson, Branch, Carter, Clippinger, Conaway, Glenn, Hammen, Harper, Haynes, McHale, Mitchell, Oaks, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Stukes, Tarrant, and M. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Requiring the Department of Legislative Services to complete a study analyzing whether Baltimore City's property tax structure places an equitable burden on homeowners, renters, and commercial property owners; requiring the study to examine specified issues; requiring the Department to submit a report of its findings and any recommendations to specified persons on or before December 31, 2014; and providing for the termination of the Act at the end of June 30, 2015.

 

 

HB 998

 

Public Higher Education – Use of Funds – Prohibition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Kramer, Barkley, Barve, Bates, Boteler, Cardin, Cluster, Costa, Cullison, Eckardt, Frank, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glenn, Haddaway-Riccio, Hogan, Hucker, Impallaria, Jacobs, Kach, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kipke, Lafferty, Luedtke, McComas, McConkey, W. Miller, Morhaim, Myers, Olszewski, Otto, Pendergrass, Ready, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Serafini, Simmons, Stein, Stocksdale, Szeliga, Valderrama, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, M. Washington, Weir, Wood, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Stating specified findings of the General Assembly; declaring a specified policy of the State; prohibiting specified institutions of higher education from using funds for specified purposes; and requiring a specified reduction to State funds under specified circumstances.

 

 

HB 1006

 

Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit

and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual

and Developmental Disabilities – Extension

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Kaiser, Eckardt, Barkley, Burns, Carr, Cullison, Guzzone, Healey, Howard, Lafferty, Luedtke, A. Miller, Reznik, Sophocleus, F. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Extending the termination date of the Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; and altering to January 1, 2016, the date by which a specified report is due.

 

 

HB 1048

 

Prince George’s County – School Facilities Surcharge Exemption – Capitol College Student Housing PG 408-14

 

pass

Sponsored By

Prince George's County Delegation

Committee
Assignments

Environmental Matters

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing an exemption from the Prince George's County school facilities surcharge for multi-family housing designated as student housing in a specified area within the campus of Capitol College and for single family attached dwelling units in specified residential projects within the Developed Tier.

 

 

HB 1065

 

Higher Education – Transfer Agreement –

Number of Credits Allowed

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Rudolph

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means
Appropriations

Synopsis

Increasing the number of general education, elective, and major course credits that are earned at specified community colleges in the State and that are transferable to a senior higher education institution in the State toward a bachelor's degree; providing that specified credits be transferred through an articulation agreement; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop and implement specified regulations; etc.

 

 

HB 1086

 

State Aid – Business Transparency and

Financial Disclosure Act

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates McMillan, Costa, Elliott, A. Kelly, Krebs, Murphy, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, and Stocksdale

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Requiring corporations that receive at least $50,000 in specified State subsidies to file a specified disclosure report with the granting body that provides the subsidy; requiring the disclosure report to contain specified information; requiring the disclosure report to be provided on or before December 31 of each year during which the recipient corporation receives a State subsidy; requiring a granting body to publish a compilation of the disclosure reports on its Web site on or before April 1 of each year; defining terms; etc.

 

 

HB 1164

 

Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Luedtke, Barkley, Barnes, Cullison, Fraser-Hidalgo, Harper, Haynes, Hixson, Kaiser, Lafferty, Lee, Morhaim, Oaks, Olszewski, S. Robinson, Zucker, A. Miller, Walker, and A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to assess specified needs, design specified plans, and make recommendations regarding specified matters; requiring the Workgroup to submit a final report of its findings to the Governor, the State Board of Education and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2014; making the Act an emergency measure; etc.

 

 

HB 1166

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2014

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Anderson, Waldstreicher, Branch, Cardin, Carter, Clippinger, Conaway, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harper, Haynes, Holmes, Ivey, Luedtke, McIntosh, Mizeur, Oaks, Reznik, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Stukes, Swain, Tarrant, F. Turner, Valderrama, A. Washington, and Wilson

Committee
Assignments

Judiciary

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Authorizing a person to petition the court to shield specified court records and police records relating to a conviction of the person no earlier than 3 years after the person satisfies the sentence imposed for the conviction, including parole, probation, or mandatory supervision; providing that, if the person is convicted of a new crime during a specified time period, the original conviction is not eligible for shielding unless the new conviction becomes eligible for shielding; etc.

 

 

HB 1167

 

Teachers and Principals – Performance Evaluation Criteria – Use of Student Growth Data

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Hixson, Anderson, Barkley, Barve, Bates, Beitzel, Cane, Cardin, Conway, Cullison, DeBoy, Frick, Frush, Gaines, George, Glenn, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Haynes, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, Lafferty, Luedtke, A. Miller, Mitchell, Mizeur, Myers, Olszewski, Proctor, S. Robinson, Schulz, Serafini, Simmons, Sophocleus, Stukes, Summers, Swain, F. Turner, Vaughn, A. Washington, M. Washington, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Renaming specified model performance evaluation criteria; prohibiting specified performance evaluation criteria from requiring the use of specified student growth data based on State assessments to be used to make personnel decisions before the 2016-2017 school year; etc.

 

 

HB 1194

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities –

Parity and Investment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Braveboy, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Branch, Burns, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Davis, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glass, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harper, Haynes, Holmes, Howard, Ivey, Mitchell, Mizeur, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, B. Robinson, Stukes, Summers, Swain, Tarrant, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Walker, A. Washington, and M. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Requiring the Governor, for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2025, to include in the annual State operating and capital budgets funding requested in the 10-year plans of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) submitted to the Maryland Higher Education Commission in September 2013; requiring HBCUs to submit requests for appropriations to the Governor and the Commission on or before August 31 in specified years; etc.

 

 

HB 1203

 

Institutions of Higher Education – Open

Housing Policies – Prohibited

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Parrott, Dwyer, Frank, Glass, McDermott, and Serafini

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Prohibiting an institution of higher education in the State from having an open housing policy that allows students of different genders to live together in the same room; and prohibiting an institution of higher education that violates the prohibition from receiving State operating or capital funding under specified circumstances.

 

 

HB 1215

 

Higher Education – 2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Bohanan, Barve, Healey, Hixson, Jameson, Kaiser, Murphy, and Wilson

Committee
Assignments

 

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Renaming the Community College Transfer Scholarship to be the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship and altering specified elements of the Program; altering the qualifications for the scholarship and the annual amount of the award; specifying that the scholarship may be used for 3 years, or six semesters, whichever is longer; requiring at least $2,000,000 to be transferred from the Need-Based Student Financial Assistance Fund under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

HB 1218

 

State Board of Pharmacy – Registered Pharmacy Interns

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Cullison, Costa, Elliott, Frank, Hubbard, Kach, Krebs, Luedtke, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Ready, and Tarrant

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring individuals to register and be approved by the State Board of Pharmacy before practicing pharmacy as a pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist; requiring registered pharmacy interns to submit to a criminal history records check; prohibiting a licensed pharmacist from supervising more than two pharmacy interns at a time; providing for the expiration and renewal of the registration of a pharmacy intern; etc.

 

 

HB 1224

 

State Personnel – Collective Bargaining –

Sworn Police Officers – Binding Arbitration

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate DeBoy

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing a designated representative of a system institution of the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Baltimore City Community College, or the exclusive representative of sworn police officers employed by a system institution of the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Baltimore City Community College, to request that an arbitrator be employed under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

HB 1260

 

State Government – Open Data Policy –

Council on Open Data

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Barve, Beidle, Branch, Clagett, Costa, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gilchrist, Hixson, Kach, A. Miller, Mizeur, and Olszewski

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing a State policy that open data be machine readable and released to the public in specified ways; establishing a Council on Open Data; providing for the composition, appointment, terms, chairs, and staffing of the Council; requiring the Council to promote the policy on open data by providing specified guidance and policy recommendations, advocating for specified practices, and making recommendations on the purchase of specified data processing devices, systems, or software; etc.

 

 

HB 1262

Maryland Education Credit

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Mitchell, Afzali, Arora, Aumann, Bates, Beidle, Bohanan, Boteler, Bromwell, Cardin, Davis, DeBoy, Donoghue, Frank, Frush, George, Haddaway-Riccio, Harper, Hogan, Hough, Ivey, James, Jameson, Kipke, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, McHale, Minnick, Oaks, Proctor, Rosenberg, Serafini, Sophocleus, Stukes, Szeliga, V. Turner, Valentino-Smith, Vallario, Walker, Weir, and Wood

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Providing a tax credit against the State income tax for contributions made to specified student assistance organizations; requiring the Department of Business and Economic Development to administer the tax credit; requiring specified entities to submit an application to be a student assistance organization on or before December 1 of each year; establishing the Maryland Education Tax Credit Reserve Fund; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013; etc.

 

 

HB 1265

 

Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Clippinger, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Bobo, Bromwell, Cardin, Carr, Carter, Clagett, Costa, Cullison, Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Love, Luedtke, Malone, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mitchell, Mizeur, Morhaim, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Stein, Summers, Swain, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, M. Washington, and Zucker

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment and by specified licensed or regulated persons; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to commercial leasing; altering an exception for employers relating to standards concerning dress and grooming; providing specified immunity; requiring State personnel actions to be made without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation; defining the term "gender identity"; etc.

 

 

HB 1317

 

Higher Education – Maryland Technology

Internship Program

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Rosenberg, Bohanan, and A. Miller

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the Maryland Technology Internship Program; establishing the purposes of the Program; requiring the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to administer the Program and undertake specified activities to carry out the purposes of the Program; establishing specified eligibility requirements for participation in the Program; requiring UMBC to prepare a specified annual report; requiring the Governor to include funds in the State budget for reimbursement of intern stipends and other specified purposes; etc.

 

 

HB 1320

 

College Park Student Housing Subsidy

Reduction Act PG405-14

 

fail

Sponsored By

Prince George's County Delegation

Committee
Assignments

Environmental Matters

Synopsis

Altering the area within which the Prince George's County school facilities surcharge does not apply to multi-family housing designated as student housing.

 

 

HB 1347

 

Animal Welfare – Research Facilities – Dogs and Cats

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Kramer

Committee
Assignments

Environmental Matters

Synopsis

Requiring specified medical and scientific research facilities that use dogs and cats for research purposes to be licensed by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; requiring the Board to set a license fee in a specified manner; prohibiting specified research facilities from using specified dogs and cats for research purposes; prohibiting specified research facilities from performing specified devocalization surgeries; requiring the Board to adopt specified regulations; etc.

 

 

HB 1350

 

Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Rosenberg, Carter, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, and Reznik

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Providing that, for purposes of employment discrimination and retaliation, an act or omission of an employee may be construed to be an act or omission of the employer of the employee under specified circumstances; and applying the Act prospectively.

 

 

HB 1352

 

Secretary of State and Attorney General – Charitable Enforcement and Protection of Charitable Assets

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate Morhaim

Committee
Assignments

Health and Government Operations

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Authorizing the Attorney General to take specified actions relating to investigations of alleged violations of laws relating to charitable organizations and charitable representatives; providing that a specified enforcement action or other remedy is subject to specified immunity or limitation on liability; requiring that an action to enforce specified provisions of the Act be brought within a specified period of time; etc.

 

 

HB 1404

 

Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Costa, Cullison, Donoghue, Hubbard, A. Kelly, Murphy, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, and V. Turner

Committee
Assignments

Rules and Executive Nominations

Synopsis

Requiring specified applicants and health care professionals to provide to specified boards evidence of completion of continuing education requirements; requiring the boards, in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to adopt specified regulations; stating the intent of the General Assembly that the regulations require 5% to 10% of the total required continuing education credits be in the areas of health care disparities, cultural and linguistic competency, and health literacy; etc.

 

 

HB 1408

 

Public Institutions of Higher Education –

Smoke-Free or Tobacco-Free Campuses – Funding

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Wood

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Synopsis

Providing that, if a public institution of higher education maintains a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus, any State support from the General Fund provided to the institution shall be reduced by a percentage equal to the ratio of revenues generated by the taxes on tobacco products under Title 12 of the Tax - General Article divided by all revenues credited to the General Fund.

 

 

HB 1432

Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Program

pass

Sponsored By

Delegate A. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Ways and Means

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Renaming the Maryland Teacher Scholarship to be the Teaching Fellows for Maryland scholarship and altering specified elements of the scholarship program; requiring specified institutions of higher education to provide matching funds to participate in a specified program; altering the eligibility criteria and service obligation associated with the scholarship; altering the amount of the award for a scholarship to be 100% of the annual tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board at specified institutions; etc.

 

 

HB 1447

 

State Aid Reporting Requirement –

Nonprofit Entities – Minority Business Participation

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate B. Robinson

Committee
Assignments

Rules and Executive Nominations

Synopsis

Requiring a nonprofit entity that receives at least $750,000 of State aid during a fiscal year to submit a specified report to the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs on or before September 1 after the close of the fiscal year in which the State aid is received; requiring the report to contain specified information relating to the State aid and number and value of contracts between the nonprofit and certified minority business enterprises; etc.

 

 

HB 1504

Maryland Education Opportunity Act of 2014

fail

Sponsored By

Delegates Haynes, Nathan-Pulliam, B. Robinson, and M. Washington

Committee
Assignments

Rules and Executive Nominations

Synopsis

Exempting recent high school graduates from payment of tuition to attend a community college in the State under specified circumstances; providing a 50% discount on tuition to unemployed individuals attending a community college in the State under specified circumstances; requiring the State to reimburse community colleges for foregone tuition revenue; requiring that funds used to reimburse community colleges shall be paid from the Education Trust Fund; etc.

 

 

HB 1508

 

Educational Agencies and Institutions –

Education Records – Disclosure of

Personally Identifiable Information

 

fail

Sponsored By

Delegate Afzali

Committee
Assignments

Rules and Executive Nominations

Synopsis

Authorizing a specified educational agency or institution to designate a person as an authorized representative to conduct a specified audit, evaluation, or compliance or enforcement activity only if the person is under the direct control of the agency or institution; prohibiting a specified educational agency or institution from disclosing personally identifiable information from education records to a contractor, a consultant, or any other person without written consent except under specified conditions; etc.

 

 

HB 1545

 

University of Maryland Medical System Corporation - Governance - Medical Center Employees

 

pass

Sponsored By

Delegates Conway, M. Washington, and DeBoy

Committee
Assignments

Appropriations

Finance

Synopsis

Requiring the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation to establish a nonprofit subsidiary to operate all or a part of the University of Maryland Medical Center in order to bring specified Medical Center employees within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act; authorizing the Medical System Corporation, on or after October 1, 2014, to amend its articles of incorporation to add up to three voting members to the Board of Directors; honoring specified collective bargaining agreements; etc.

 

 

SB 18

 

Higher Education - Military Dependents –

In-State Tuition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Jacobs and Astle

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Exempting spouses and financially dependent children of active duty and retired members of the United States armed forces from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State under specified circumstances.

 

 

SB 24

 

Higher Education - Military Dependents –

Nonresident Tuition Exemption

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Jacobs

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Exempting spouses and financially dependent children of active duty and retired members of the United States armed forces from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State.

 

 

SB 30

Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic

Account - Privacy Protection

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Young

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Prohibiting an educational institution from requiring, requesting, suggesting, or causing a student, an applicant, or a prospective student to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of the individual's personal electronic account; prohibiting an educational institution from compelling, as a condition of acceptance or participation in specified activities, an individual to add individuals to a list of contacts or to change privacy settings; etc.

 

 

SB 42

 

Financial Education and Capability Commission – Membership and Duties

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senator Klausmeier

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Altering the membership of the Financial Education and Capability Commission to include the Secretary of Higher Education, or the Secretary's designee, rather than a member of the Higher Education Commission; and altering the duties of the Commission to require the Commission to encourage specified financial education events and activities to highlight April as Financial Education Month.

 

SB 74

 

Institutions of Higher Education - Student

Notification - Financial Information

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Klausmeier and Ferguson

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring public senior higher education institutions and community colleges in the State to provide specified information on the cost of higher education at the institution to all first-time, full-time undergraduate freshmen beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

SB 110

 

Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online

Distance Education – Registration

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request - Departmental - Higher Education Commission)

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Repealing, altering, and adding defined terms relating to the registration of institutions of higher education that offer fully online distance education programs; authorizing the Maryland Higher Education Commission to charge specified institutions a specified fee under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 111

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission –

Advisory Councils

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request - Departmental - Higher Education Commission)

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a Private Career School Advisory Council; and repealing the requirement that the Commission establish a William Donald Schaefer Scholarship Advisory Council.

 

SB 112

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission –

Innovative Partnerships for

Technology Program – Repeal

 

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request - Departmental - Higher Education Commission)

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Repealing the Innovative Partnerships for Technology Program for State community colleges, including the authority of the Maryland Higher Education Commission to adopt regulations relating to the Program; and repealing a cross-reference to the Program.

 

 

SB 169

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission - Review of Duplicative Academic Program Proposals – Revisions

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Conway and Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to make a determination regarding unnecessary duplication of programs after receipt of a request for such a determination from Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, or the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; requiring the Commission to make a determination regarding sound educational justification under specified circumstances; providing that specified determinations of the Commission are subject to judicial review; etc.

 

 

SB 170

 

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2015)

 

 pass

Sponsored By

The President (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Appropriations

Synopsis

Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.

 

 

SB 171

 

Creation of State Debt - Maryland Consolidated

Capital Bond Loan of 2014, and the Maryland

Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2005, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013

 

passp

Sponsored By

The President (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,179,615,377, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.

 

 

SB 172

 

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014

 

 pass

Sponsored By

The President (By Request - Administration)

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Appropriations

Synopsis

Authorizing specified funds to be used for specified purposes; establishing the date on which specified license fees are effective; creating a Maryland Amusement Game Advisory Committee; authorizing charter counties to impose a hotel rental tax under specified circumstances; repealing the authorization for the State Lottery Commission to pay specified bonuses and incentives; providing a specified calculation of local wealth for education aid purposes for specified fiscal years; etc.

 

 

SB 204

 

Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Manno, Benson, Forehand, Frosh, King, Madaleno, Montgomery, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, and Stone

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Expanding the applicability of the prevailing wage rate law to political subdivisions, agencies, and public works on property where the State, a political subdivision, or an agency is the owner or lessee by altering the definition of "public body"; altering the dollar amount for public work contracts at which the prevailing wage rate law applies; requiring that prevailing wage rates be calculated using wage rates established by specified collective bargaining agreements; etc.

 

 

SB 212

 

Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014

 

 pass

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Raskin, Manno, Benson, Conway, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Gladden, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, Kelley, King, Kittleman, McFadden, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Robey, Rosapepe, Young, and Zirkin

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment and by specified licensed or regulated persons; altering the applicability of specified provisions of law prohibiting discrimination in places of public accommodation; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to commercial leasing; altering the applicability of provisions of law prohibiting discrimination in employment; providing specified immunity; etc.

 

 

SB 232

Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Stone, Benson, Currie, Feldman, Frosh, Kelley, King, Klausmeier, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, Muse, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Rosapepe, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Specifying the percentage of State money that must be used in an elementary or a secondary school construction project before the Prevailing Wage Law applies by altering specified definitions; etc.

 

 

SB 237

 

Human Relations - Employment Discrimination – Protections for Interns

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators King, Raskin, Ramirez, Colburn, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, Kelley, Madaleno, Manno, Miller, Montgomery, Peters, Pugh, Robey, Rosapepe, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Establishing that an intern is considered to be in an employment relationship with an employer for the purposes of specified protections from specified discriminatory acts, access to a specified complaint resolution procedure, and specified administrative remedies; providing that the Act does not create an employment relationship between an employer and an intern for the purposes of specified provisions of law; establishing the exclusive remedies for specified discriminatory acts; defining the term "intern"; etc.

 

 

SB 246

 

Public Safety - Anne Arundel Community

College Police Force

 

pass

Sponsored By

Anne Arundel County Senators

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Judiciary

Synopsis

Establishing a police force for the Anne Arundel Community College; specifying the powers of an Anne Arundel Community College police officer; requiring the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel Community College to adopt specified standards and regulations; including a member of the police force of the Anne Arundel Community College in the defined term "police officer" in connection with provisions of law relating to the authority to make arrests; etc.

 

 

SB 249

 

Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation

and Excellence - Duties and Membership

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Pugh, Astle, Conway, Currie, Feldman, Forehand, Jones-Rodwell, Kelley, King, Montgomery, Muse, Stone, Glassman, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Mathias, Middleton, and Ramirez

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Requiring the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence to work, in a specified manner, to develop specified strategies to enable organizations that adopt telemedicine to practice safe security techniques to minimize successful cyber attacks; requiring that members of the Commission reasonably reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of the State; etc.

 

 

SB 251

 

Public Schools and Institutions of Higher Education – Artificial Trans Fat – Prohibition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Muse, Ramirez, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Stone

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Prohibiting a public school or public institution of higher education from storing, distributing, holding for service, using in the preparation of any menu item, or serving food containing artificial trans fat; and defining "artificial trans fat".

 

 

SB 331

 

Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Benson, Conway, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Gladden, King, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Rosapepe, Stone, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Finance
Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Specifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for specified time periods; increasing, except under specified circumstances, the State minimum wage rate in effect for specified time periods based on the annual growth in the Consumer Price Index; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, beginning on a specified date and each subsequent year, to determine and announce the growth in the Consumer Price Index, if any, and the new State minimum wage rate; etc.

 

 

SB 332

 

Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014

 

pass

Sponsored By

The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators King, Ferguson, Astle, Benson, Conway, Currie, Klausmeier, Miller, Peters, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Zirkin

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation ; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Expanding prekindergarten services to specified 4-year-old children; establishing the Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Program; requiring the administration of the Program as a competitive grant program for specified providers; requiring a specified report on the aggregate estimated number of 3-year-old children and the subcategory that includes the estimated number of 3-year-old and 4-year old children from an economically disadvantaged background in each county in the State for the current school year and the next 5 school years; etc.

 

 

SB 355

 

Task Force to Study the Establishment of

Specialized and Accelerated Educational

Programs for Adult Learners

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Ferguson, Benson, Montgomery, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force to Study the Establishment of Specialized and Accelerated Educational Programs for Adult Learners; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member from receiving compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; establishing the duties of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to report, on or before December 1, 2014, to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly; etc.

 

 

SB 368

 

Commission on Maryland Cyber Security Innovation

and Excellence – Membership and Termination Date

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Pugh, Benson, Conway, Frosh, Jones-Rodwell, Manno, Middleton, Montgomery, and Muse

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Altering the membership of the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence; requiring the Commission to submit a specified report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1 of each year; and repealing the termination date of the Commission; etc.

 

 

SB 371

 

Labor and Employment – Maryland Wage

and Hour Law – Payment of Wages

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Currie, Forehand, Frosh, Gladden, King, Montgomery, Peters, Raskin, Rosapepe, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Specifying the amount of the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for specified time periods; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to set the rate in a specified manner on or after a specified date; requiring that the Commissioner publish the rate in the Maryland Register on or before a specified date every 3 years; altering the age under which specified individuals are exempt from the Maryland Wage and Hour Law; etc.

 

 

SB 446

 

Department of Disabilities -- Study of Accessibility Concepts in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information

Technology Programs in Higher Education

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Conway, Benson, Dyson, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Jennings, Jones-Rodwell, King, Klausmeier, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Reilly, Rosapepe, Shank, Simonaire, Stone, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring the Department of Disabilities, in cooperation with the National Federation of the Blind, to study and make recommendations regarding accessibility concepts in computer science, information systems, and information technology programs in higher education; requiring the Department to submit a preliminary report and a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on or before specified dates; etc.

 

 

SB 455

 

Higher Education – Unaccompanied Homeless

Youth – Tuition Exemption

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senator Reilly

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Adding an unaccompanied homeless youth to the list of individuals who may be eligible for waiver of specified tuition and fees at specified institutions of higher education; requiring a specified administrator to verify that specified youth qualify as independent students under the federal College Cost Reduction and Access Act; etc.

 

 

SB 463

 

Community Colleges – Developmental Education

Courses – Student Credit Hours

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Ferguson and Madaleno

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Altering the defined term of "student credit hours" as used in the calculation of State aid for community colleges and Baltimore City Community College; defining "developmental education course"; and declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly that any reduction of State aid to the community colleges that results from the Act may not be recouped by the community colleges through an increase in tuition or fees charged for developmental education courses.

 

 

SB 467

 

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund – Annual Report – Government Transparency Requirements

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Glassman and Middleton

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Requiring the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund annual report to include information on each award recipient's employer, a specified summary of award recipients' research results and accomplishments, and specified award tracking information; requiring that a summary of research results and accomplishments meet specified disclosure standards and include specified information under specified circumstances; and authorizing a summary of research results and accomplishments to exclude specified information.

 

 

SB 482

 

Workers’ Compensation – Prescription Drugs

 – Choice of Pharmacy

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Klausmeier and Kelley

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Prohibiting a covered employee from being required to fill a prescription at a pharmacy selected by an employer or its insurer if the employer or its insurer is required to provide the prescription drug under a specified provision of the workers' compensation law.

 

SB 486

 

Income Tax Credit – Endow Maryland

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Manno and Middleton

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for 25% of the amount of a donation to a qualified permanent endowment fund at an eligible community foundation; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation and the Comptroller, on or before January 31 of each taxable year, the donations that the Department has approved for tax credit certificates during the prior year; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014; etc.

 

 

SB 493

 

Economic Development – Commission

on Maryland’s Future

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Jones-Rodwell, Kelley, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Manno, Middleton, Montgomery, Pinsky, Raskin, Rosapepe, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Establishing the Commission on Maryland's Future; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; prohibiting a member of the Commission from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the chair of the Commission to call the first meeting of the Commission on or before June 30, 2014; authorizing the chair to call specified additional meetings; requiring the Commission to hold specified public hearings; etc.

 

 

SB 501

 

Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore City –

Baltimore Design School

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $200,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Fashion, Architecture and Basic Design School, Inc. for specified development or improvement purposes related to the Baltimore Design School, located in Baltimore City; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the loan proceeds; etc.

 

 

SB 523

 

Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free

Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Feldman and Glassman

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Rules

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly; etc.

 

 

SB 570

 

Income Tax Credit – Qualified Research and

Development Expenses – Credit Amounts

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators King, Feldman, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, Manno, Peters, and Robey

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Increasing the maximum total amount of research and development tax credits that the Department of Business and Economic Development may approve in a calendar year from $8,000,000 to $9,000,000; and applying the Act to tax credits certified after December 15, 2013.

 

 

SB 600

 

Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program

 

 pass

Sponsored By

Senators Pugh, Astle, Benson, Brinkley, Colburn, Currie, DeGrange, Edwards, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Getty, Gladden, Glassman, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, King, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Miller, Peters, Ramirez, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; authorizing specified educational institutions meeting specified criteria to apply to the Secretary of Business and Economic Development to be designated as a qualified institution; requiring the Secretary to approve or reject an application for designation as a qualified institution within 90 days after the application is submitted; requiring county and municipal corporations to provide specified property tax credits to specified entities; etc.

 

 

SB 601

 

Business and Economic Development –

Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Miller, Astle, Benson, Brinkley, Colburn, Conway, Currie, DeGrange, Dyson, Edwards, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Getty, Gladden, Glassman, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, King, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Montgomery, Peters, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, Young, and Zirkin

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Ways and Means; Appropriations

Synopsis

Establishing a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program; establishing a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund and a Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority in the Department of Business and Economic Development; requiring the Governor to include a specified appropriation in the annual budget bill for specified fiscal years; requiring a specified institution of higher education to deposit specified qualified donations into specified research endowments within a specified time period; etc.

 

 

SB 603

 

Economic Development – Maryland Technology Development Corporation – Cybersecurity

Investment Fund

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators DeGrange, Astle, Benson, Colburn, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Getty, Gladden, Glassman, Jennings, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, King, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Miller, Peters, Pugh, Ramirez, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, Young, and Zirkin

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Economic Matters

Synopsis

Establishing the Cybersecurity Investment Fund in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Corporation to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; providing for the investment of money in and expenditures from the Fund; etc.

 

 

SB 607

 

Health Occupations - Child Abuse

and Neglect – Training

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Shank, Forehand, Jacobs, Raskin, and Stone

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Requiring each health occupation board authorized to issue a license or certificate to adopt specified regulations regarding training on the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect; specifying requirements for the training; etc.

 

 

SB 610

 

National Guard – Tuition Assistance –

Members of Disbanded Units

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senator Jennings

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Providing that if a specified member of the Maryland National Guard is receiving specified tuition assistance from the Military Department and is part of a specified unit that has been disbanded on or after September 1, 2013, due to specified reasons, the member can satisfy requirements relating to the tuition assistance in a specified manner; etc.

 

 

SB 626

 

University System of Maryland – Pay It Forward

Pilot Program and Tuition Freeze – Studies

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Colburn, Jones-Rodwell, Klausmeier, Mathias, Montgomery, Muse, and Raskin

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to study the creation of a potential Pay It Forward Pilot Program; requiring the study to consider specified items; requiring the Board of Regents to study whether public institutions of higher education could successfully implement specified tuition freeze programs; and requiring the Board of Regents to report its findings and recommendations on the potential programs on or before December 31, 2014.

 

 

SB 628

 

Task Force to Study the Needs and

Expenditures of State Programs

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Colburn, Currie, Forehand, Klausmeier, Montgomery, Ramirez, and Raskin

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force to Study the Needs and Expenditures of State Programs; establishing the membership and staff of the Task Force; requiring the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House to designate the chair of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to examine and make findings and recommendations on specified issues related to the needs and expenditures of State programs; requiring the Task Force to submit specified reports by specified dates; etc.

 

 

SB 630

 

Income Tax Credit – Subtraction Modification

- Student Loan Debt

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Currie, Feldman, Kelley, King, Kittleman, Muse, and Ramirez

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for specified income of specified individuals from the discharge of student loan debt under specified circumstances; requiring an individual to submit specified documentation to qualify for the subtraction modification; etc.

 

 

SB 632

 

Income Tax Credit – Student Loan Payments

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno, Colburn, Feldman, Jones-Rodwell, King, Klausmeier, Mathias, Montgomery, Muse, Ramirez, and Raskin

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Allowing a qualified taxpayer a credit against the State income tax for up to 50% of the qualified student loan payments made by the taxpayer during the taxable year; providing that the credit may not exceed the lesser of 20% of the average annual tuition during the taxable year at all institutions of higher education or $2,500; requiring the Comptroller to adopt specified regulations; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013; etc.

 

 

SB 633

 

Maryland Education Credit

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators DeGrange, Astle, Brinkley, Colburn, Currie, Dyson, Getty, Glassman, Hershey, Jacobs, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Miller, Muse, Peters, Reilly, Simonaire, and Stone

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Providing a tax credit against the State income tax for contributions made to specified student assistance organizations; requiring the Department of Business and Economic Development to administer the tax credit; requiring specified entities to submit an application to be a student assistance organization on or before December 1 of each year; establishing the Maryland Education Tax Credit Reserve Fund; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013; etc.

 

 

SB 644

 

State Government – Open Data Policy –

Council on Open Data

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Ferguson, Currie, Dyson, Jacobs, Jones-Rodwell, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, and Raskin

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Establishing a State policy that open data be machine readable and released to the public in specified ways; establishing a Council on Open Data; providing for the composition, appointment, terms, chairs, and staffing of the Council; requiring the Council to promote the policy on open data by providing specified guidance and policy recommendations, advocating for specified practices, and making recommendations on the purchasing of specified data processing devices, systems, or software; etc.

 

 

SB 647

 

Public Higher Education – Use of Funds – Prohibition

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Conway

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Stating specified findings of the General Assembly; declaring a specified policy of the State; prohibiting specified institutions of higher education from using funds for specified purposes; and requiring a specified reduction to State funds under specified circumstances.

 

SB 666

 

Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Program

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Pinsky, Benson, Conway, Ferguson, Frosh, Madaleno, Montgomery, and Rosapepe

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Renaming the Maryland Teacher Scholarship to be the Teaching Fellows for Maryland scholarship and altering specified elements of the scholarship program; requiring specified institutions of higher education to provide matching funds to participate in a specified program; altering the eligibility criteria and service obligation associated with the scholarship; altering the amount of the award for a scholarship to be 100% of the annual tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board at eligible institutions; etc.

 

 

SB 676

 

Teachers and Principals – Performance Evaluation

Criteria – Use of Student Growth Data

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senator King

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Renaming specified model performance evaluation criteria; prohibiting specified performance evaluation criteria from requiring the use of specified student growth data before the 2016-2017 school year; etc.

 

 

SB 679

 

Task Force on Community-Partnered School

Mental Health

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Conway

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Finance

Synopsis

Establishing the Task Force on Community-Partnered School Mental Health; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the provision and financing of community-partnered school mental health programs and services; etc.

 

 

SB 688

 

Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Raskin, Conway, Feldman, Ferguson, Kelley, King, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Rosapepe, and Forehand

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Providing that an employer is liable under specified circumstances in an action concerning a violation of specified provisions of law based on the creation or continuation of a hostile work environment; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.

 

 

SB 696

 

Labor and Employment – Minimum Wage Rate –

Payment and Adoption

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Klausmeier

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Increasing the amount of the State minimum wage rate to $8.25 per hour; authorizing employers to pay specified employees a specified training wage of $7.25 per hour; providing that employers may only pay specified employees a training wage for a specified period of time; prohibiting a county from adopting a minimum wage law; etc.

 

 

SB 699

 

Automatic Motor Vehicle Registration Plate

Readers and Captured Plate Data – Authorized Users

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Shank, Raskin, Hershey, Jacobs, Muse, Ramirez, Reilly, Simonaire, Stone, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Judiciary

Synopsis

Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from using captured plate data unless the agency has a legitimate law enforcement purpose; establishing that information gathered by an automatic license plate reader system is not subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act; requiring the Department of State Police, in conjunction with the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center and specified law enforcement agencies, to report annually specified information to the General Assembly beginning in 2016; etc.

 

 

SB 735

 

Tobacco-Related Disease Products Research, Development, And Commercialization Program

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Feldman

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Establishing the Tobacco-Related Disease Products Research, Development, and Commercialization Program and Fund; specifying the purposes of both the Program and the Fund; requiring the Maryland Biotechnology Center in the Department of Business and Economic Development to administer the Fund; establishing criteria and award amounts for grants awarded under the Program; requiring recipients of Program funds to pay a royalty; requiring the Governor to make a specified appropriation beginning in fiscal year 2016; etc.

 

 

SB 739

 

Education – General Assembly Scholarships – Modification of Programs

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Kittleman

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Altering the Senatorial and Delegate Scholarship Programs to require that the money appropriated under the programs be awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission; requiring the Office to ensure that the awards are distributed in a specified manner and that specified student populations are served; requiring the Office to adopt specified guidelines; etc.

 

 

SB 749

 

Education – Community Colleges

– Collective Bargaining

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Pugh, Benson, Feldman, Forehand, Frosh, Jones-Rodwell, King, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Ramirez, Raskin, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Synopsis

Establishing collective bargaining rights for specified community college employees; requiring specified community colleges to determine whether specified employees are public employees for purposes of collective bargaining; establishing procedures for the election or recognition of an exclusive bargaining representative; providing procedures by which the State Higher Education Labor Relations Board may designate a bargaining unit; establishing the maximum number of bargaining units within a community college; etc.

 

 

SB 766

 

Higher Education – College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students – Establishment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Madaleno and King

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland State Department of Education, in collaboration with specified educational officials, agencies, and organizations, to jointly administer the Program; providing that the Program shall provide specified information on the college admissions process to specified students free of charge; etc.

 

 

SB 784

 

Education – Loan Assistance – Professional

Counselors And Alcohol and Drug Counselors

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Montgomery, Astle, Benson, Brinkley, Colburn, Conway, Feldman, Kelley, Klausmeier, Middleton, and Ramirez

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance of the Maryland Higher Education Commission to assist in the repayment of specified higher education loans owed by licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors, licensed clinical marriage and family therapy counselors, or licensed clinical professional counselors under specified circumstances.

 

 

SB 785

 

Higher Education – 2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Currie, Benson, Colburn, Conway, DeGrange, Dyson, Edwards, Ferguson, Forehand, Getty, Jones-Rodwell, King, Klausmeier, Madaleno, McFadden, Montgomery, Muse, Peters, Pugh, Ramirez, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, and Young

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Ways and Means

Synopsis

Renaming the Community College Transfer Scholarship to be the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship and altering specified elements of the Program; altering the qualifications for the scholarship and the annual amount of the award; specifying that the scholarship may be used for 3 years, or six semesters, whichever is longer; requiring at least $2,000,000 to be transferred from the Need-Based Student Financial Assistance Fund under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 801

 

Teach it Forward Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Ramirez, Benson, Colburn, Currie, Jones-Rodwell, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Montgomery, and Rosapepe

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop the Maryland Teach It Forward Pilot Program that allows specified students at a specified public institution of higher education to enroll without paying tuition or fees and requires specified students to enter into a binding contract to make specified payments for up to 20 years after graduating; requiring the Commission to select one public institution of higher education to participate in a specified program; etc.

 

 

SB 804

 

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Raskin, Benson, Feldman, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Muse, Pugh, and Ramirez

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis

Authorizing a person to petition the court to shield specified court records and police records relating to a conviction of the person no earlier than 3 years after the person satisfies the sentence imposed for the conviction, including parole, probation, or mandatory supervision; providing that, if the person is convicted of a new crime during a specified time period, the original conviction is not eligible for shielding unless the new conviction becomes eligible for shielding; etc.

 

 

SB 806

 

Criminal Law – Hazing – Penalty

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Raskin, Currie, Feldman, King, Kittleman, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, Montgomery, Robey, Rosapepe, Young, and Zirkin

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Rules

Synopsis

Increasing the penalty from $500 to $5,000 and terms of imprisonment not to exceed 6 months for a specified offense relating to subjecting a student to the risk of serious bodily injury for the purpose of an initiation into a student organization of a school, college, or university.

 

SB 823

 

Maryland College Education Export Act of 2014

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Rosapepe, Dyson, Ferguson, and Montgomery

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Authorizing the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enter into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement; exempting specified institutions that participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement from the requirement to register with the Commission if they enroll Maryland students in a fully online distance education program in the State; etc.

 

 

SB 833

 

Educational Agencies and Institutions –

Education Records – Disclosure of Personally

Identifiable Information

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Young

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Authorizing a specified educational agency or institution to designate a person as an authorized representative to conduct a specified audit, evaluation, or compliance or enforcement activity only if the person is under the direct control of the agency or institution; prohibiting a specified educational agency or institution from disclosing personally identifiable information from education records to a contractor, a consultant, or any other person without written consent except under specified conditions; etc.

 

 

SB 854

 

State Board of Pharmacy – Registered Pharmacy Interns

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senator Conway

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  

Health and Government Operations

Synopsis

Requiring individuals to register and be approved by the State Board of Pharmacy before practicing pharmacy as a pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist; defining "direct supervision" to mean that a licensed pharmacist is physically available, nothwithstanding appropriate breaks, on-site and in the prescription area or in an area where pharmacy services are provided to supervise the practice of pharmacy; requiring registered pharmacy interns to submit to a criminal history records check; etc.

 

 

SB 862

 

Animal Welfare – Research Facilities – Dogs and Cats

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Gladden

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  

Synopsis

Requiring specified medical and scientific research facilities that use dogs and cats for research purposes to be licensed by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; requiring the Board to set a license fee in a specified manner; prohibiting specified research facilities from using specified dogs and cats for research purposes; prohibiting specified research facilities from performing specified devocalization surgeries; requiring the Board to adopt specified regulations; etc.

 

 

SB 869

 

Public Institutions of Higher Education –

Restrictions on Altering Building Names

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Benson

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Prohibiting the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, the Board of Regents of Morgan State University, and the Board of Trustees of St. Mary's College of Maryland from changing the name of specified campus buildings without approval from the Governor and the General Assembly.

 

 

SB 934

 

State Aid Reporting Requirement – Nonprofit

Entities – Minority Business Participation

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Jones-Rodwell, Currie, and McFadden

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Requiring a nonprofit entity that receives at least $750,000 of State aid during a fiscal year to submit a specified report to the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs on or before September 1 after the close of the fiscal year in which the State aid is received; requiring the report to contain specified information relating to the State aid and number and value of contracts between the nonprofit and certified minority business enterprises; etc.

 

 

SB 964

 

Secretary of State and Attorney General –

Charitable Enforcement and Protection of

Charitable Assets

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Kelley

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Rules

Synopsis

Authorizing the Attorney General to take specified actions relating to investigations of alleged violations of laws relating to charitable organizations and charitable representatives; repealing specified authority for the legal counsel for the Office of the Secretary of State to administer oaths and examine an individual under oath; providing that a failure of the Attorney General to enforce a specified violation does not constitute a waiver of specified provisions or rights; etc.

 

 

SB 976

 

Higher Education – Loan Repayment Program

 for Home Buyers in Distressed Areas - Establishment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Klausmeier

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis

Establishing the Loan Repayment Program for Home Buyers in Distressed Areas; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance to assist in the repayment of higher education loans owed by specified individuals who buy homes in distressed areas of the State; establishing requirements for an applicant to be eligible for the Program; requiring the Office to establish specified regulations; requiring the Governor to include, beginning in fiscal year 2016, a specified amount in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc..

 

 

SB 989

 

State Personnel – Collective Bargaining –

Sworn Police Officers – Binding Arbitration

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Rules

Synopsis

Authorizing a designated representative of a system institution of the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Baltimore City Community College, or the exclusive representative of sworn police officers employed by a system institution of the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Baltimore City Community College, to request that an arbitrator be employed under specified circumstances; etc.

 

 

SB 998

Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

pass

Sponsored By

Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee (By Request - Departmental - University System of Maryland)

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Appropriations

Synopsis

Approving specified projects for the acquisition, development, and improvement of specified academic facilities for the University System of Maryland; authorizing the University System of Maryland to issue bonds in a total principal amount of $17,000,000 to finance and refinance specified renewal projects; etc.

 

 

SB 1000

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

– International Education

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Jones-Rodwell, Conway, Gladden, Madaleno, McFadden, Montgomery, and Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Rules

Synopsis

Requiring historically black colleges and universities to develop and implement specified plans for a program to promote international education as a part of curricular and extracurricular life at the colleges and universities; requiring specified plans to include implementation strategies and timelines for meeting specified goals; providing for the contents of specified plans; requiring historically black colleges and universities to submit specified progress reports to the Maryland Higher Education Commission; etc.

 

 

SB 1039

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

– Parity and Investment

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Conway, McFadden, and Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Rules

Synopsis

Requiring the Governor, for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2025, to include in the annual State operating and capital budgets funding requested in the 10-year plans of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) submitted to the Maryland Higher Education Commission in September 2013; requiring HBCUs to submit requests for appropriations to the Governor and the Commission on or before August 31 in specified years; etc.

 

 

SB 1056

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2014

fail

Sponsored By

Senators Raskin and Jones-Rodwell

Committee
Assignments

Judicial Proceedings

Rules

Synopsis

Authorizing a person to petition the court to shield court records and police records relating to specified convictions at a specified time; providing that, if a person is convicted of a new crime during a specified time period, the original conviction is not eligible for shielding unless the new conviction becomes eligible for shielding; providing that a person is not entitled to shielding if the person is a defendant in a pending criminal proceeding; etc.

 

 

SB 1059

 

Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2010,

2012, and 2013 - Maryland Historical Trust Easements

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator DeGrange

Committee
Assignments

Budget and Taxation

Synopsis

Amending the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2010, 2012, and 2013 to provide that the Board of Trustees of Goucher College and the Board of Directors of the Fashion, Architecture and Basic Design School, Inc., for purposes of specified grants, may only be required to grant and convey to the Maryland Historical Trust a perpetual preservation easement on specified structures that benefit from the grants; etc.

 

 

SB 1098

 

Public Institutions of Higher Education

– Sale of Textbooks – Audits

 

fail

Sponsored By

Senator Conway

Committee
Assignments

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring the Office of Legislative Audits to conduct an annual audit of specified public institutions of higher education to ensure compliance with specified provisions of law relating to the sale of textbooks; requiring a specified audit to include specified information; requiring the Legislative Auditor to report specified findings of an audit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2015 and each year thereafter; specifying a time period for an audit; etc.

 

 

SB 1104

 

University of Maryland Medical System Corporation - Governance - Medical Center Employees

 

pass

Sponsored By

Senators Middleton, Ramirez, Astle, Feldman, Glassman, Kelley, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Mathias, and Pugh

Committee
Assignments

Finance

Appropriations

Synopsis

Requiring the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation to establish a nonprofit subsidiary to operate all or a part of the University of Maryland Medical Center in order to bring specified Medical Center employees within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act; honoring collective bargaining agreements subject to specified terms and requirements; providing that individuals who have elected to be exclusively represented maintain specified representation under specified circumstances; etc.

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