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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

TESTIMONY

HB0014 Equal Pay for Equal Work - Inquiring About Wages - Prohibition on Adverse Action  
HB0042 Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits  
HB0092 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks  
HB0123 Labor and Employment - Wage History and Wage Range  
HB0136 Environment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Regulation  
HB0147 Education - High School Teachers Teaching Dual Enrollment Courses - Qualifications  
HB0150 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2021)  
HB0151 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019  
HB0152 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020  
HB0163 Labor and Employment - Labor Organizations - Right to Work  
HB0167 Higher Education - State Payments to Private Institutions - Unserved Student Populations  
HB0192 Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2020)  
HB0235 State Government- Department of Information Technology- Cybersecurity   
HB0237 Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions  
HB0245 Election Law - Institutions of Higher Education - Voter Registration and Voting by Students (Student Voter Empowerment Act of 2020)  
HB0249 Consumer Protection - Right to Opt Out of Third-Party Disclosure  
HB0296 Environment- Single-Use Plastic Straws- Use in a Food Service Business  
HB0307 Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy  
HB0313 Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Minority Business Enterprise Program  
HB0318 University System of Maryland - Textbooks - Availability of Free Digital Materials (Textbook Transparency Act of 2020)  
HB0343 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program  
HB0362 Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications  
HB0385 Frederick County - Higher Education - Joseph A. Sellinger Program  
HB0401 Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)  
HB0415 Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions  
HB0419 Higher Education - Report on Collection Practices for Unpaid Fees and Services  
HB0423 Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision  
HB0469 Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Disorderly School Closures  
HB0470 For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements  
HB0475 Community Colleges - Students With Disabilities  
HB0476 Education - Certification in Secondary Education Content Areas - Expanded Grade Range  
HB0506 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations  
HB0533 Higher Education – Council on the Fair Treatment of Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act)  
HB0548 Career and Technology Education - Training in Soft Business Skills  
HB0566 Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead-Based Paint Affected Properties  
HB0576 Health Occupations - Athletic Training - Revisions  
HB0582 Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability  
HB0593 Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act)  
HB0596 Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship - Graduate Students and Other Alterations  
HB0597 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans  
HB0639 Public Health - Health Care Professionals - Cultural Competency Coursework or Training  
HB0644  State Department of Education - Financial Literacy Instruction - Reporting  
HB0654  Criminal Law - Unruly Social Gatherings - Civil Penalties  
HB0662 Department of General Services - Energy Consumption Goals and Energy Performance Contracts  
HB0665 Public School Construction and State Buildings - Use of Geothermal Energy  
HB0718 State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance  
HB0719 Higher Education - Transfer Students - Courses Counting Toward Chosen Degree  
HB0723 Task Force to Evaluate Existing School Civic Literacy Programs  
HB0750 Action to Collect a Private Education Loan - Prohibition  
HB0794 Education - Educational Interpreters - Certification Requirements  
HB0804 Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy  
HB0811 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Period for Back-to-School Shopping - School Supplies and Textbooks  
HB0814 Higher Education - Transfer of Credits  
HB0832 General Assembly - Term Limits  
HB0840 Joint Committee on Workforce Development  
HB0850 Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Transfer of Student Data - Modifications  
HB0907  University System of Maryland - Admissions - Notification of Potential Income   
HB0998 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding  
HB1011 Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program – Alterations (Maryland College Access Act)  
HB1044 Frederick County - Education - Apprentice Teachers  
HB1055 Public Ethics – Lobbyists – Gift Exception and Regulated Activities Exemption  
HB1057 Higher Education - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Comparability and Competitiveness  
HB1082 Higher Education – Denial of Transfer Credit – Notice and Report (Transfer With Success Act)  
HB1102 State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act  
HB1111 Public Safety - Special Police Officers - Training and Renewal of Commission  
HB1112  Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact  
HB1151 Higher Education - Undergraduate Degree Requirement - United States History Course  
HB1174 Financial Aid - Guaranteed Access Grants - Verification and Administration by Institutions of Higher Education  
HB1175 Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established  
HB1183 State Government - Information Technology - Cybersecurity  
HB1205 Universities at Shady Grove Regional Higher Education Center  
HB1218 Maryland Department of Labor - Clean Energy Workforce Account - Grants  
HB1253 Higher Education - Scholarship Program - Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients  
HB1260 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding  
HB1300 Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation  
HB1344 Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori Schools  
HB1370 State-Funded Construction and Major Renovation Projects - Solar Panels - Requirement  
HB1374  Electronic Smoking Devices - Artificial or Natural Flavoring - Prohibition  
HB1389 Maryland Personal Information Protection Act – Geolocation Information and Unfair, Abusive, and Deceptive Trade Practices  
HB1421  Education - Advanced Courses - Automatic Enrollment  
HB1424 Public-Private Partnerships - Process and Oversight  
HB1427 Higher Education - Tuition Exemption - Spouses and Dependents of Disabled Veterans  
HB1428 Environment - Higher Education Facilities - Mold Hazards and Mold or Moisture Problems  
HB1442 Environment – Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products – Definition  
HB1462 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - Revisions  
HB1466 Labor and Employment - Employment Contracts - Intellectual Property  
HB1470 First Responders - Mandatory Mental Health Training  
HB1490 Environment - Building Energy Performance Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets (Clean Buildings Jobs Act of 2020)  
HB1504 Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education  
HB1513 Education - Juvenile Services Education System - Establishment, Powers, and Duties  
HB1539 Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements  
HB1552  Education Savings Account Program - Established   
SB0120 State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity  
SB0190 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2021)  
SB0191 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019  
SB0192 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020  
SB0209 Criminal Law - Unruly Social Gatherings - Civil Penalties  
SB0270 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program  
SB0274 State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act)  
SB0282 Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications  
SB0294 Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act)  
SB0299 Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2020)  
SB0307 Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions  
SB0348 Public Ethics - Officials and Lobbyists - Reporting of Ceremonial Gifts and Awards of Insignificant Monetary Value  
SB0369 Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy  
SB0389 Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations  
SB0416  Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact  
SB0418 Education Savings Account Program - Established  
SB0419 Labor and Employment - Grant Program for Workforce Skills Assessment  
SB0442 Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Minority Business Enterprise Program  
SB0445 For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements  
SB0446 Institutions of Postsecondary Education – Disorderly School Closures  
SB0458 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations  
SB0477 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - Revisions  
SB0499 Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises  
SB0501 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding  
SB0514 Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists  
SB0518 Higher Education – Council on the Fair Treatment of Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act)  
SB0533 Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori Schools  
SB0535 Public Information Act - Denial of Part of a Public Record - Victims and Witnesses  
SB0602 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program  
SB0608 Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision  
SB0630 Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements  
SB0641 Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act)  
SB0647 Election Law - Institutions of Higher Education - Voter Registration and Voting by Students (Student Voter Empowerment Act of 2020)  
SB0658 Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assistants (Graduate Assistant Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)  
SB0751 Apprenticeship Start-Up Act of 2020  
SB0762 Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Applications for Student Financial Aid  
SB0766 State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act  
SB0767 Higher Education - Admissions Process - Criminal History  
SB0829 Baltimore City - Civil Claim Against Private Police - Prohibition Against Nondisclosure Provision in Settlement Agreement  
SB0832 Procurement - Major Information Technology Development Projects  
SB0856 Higher Education - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Comparability and Competitiveness  
SB0895 Maryland Technology Internship Program – Units of State Government  
SB0900 Criminal Records - Disclosure of Information - Prohibited Acts  
SB0957 Maryland Online Consumer Protection Act  
SB0974 Public Ethics - Lobbyists - Gift Exception and Regulated Activities Exemption  
SB0983 Education - Maryland Data Analysis and Accountability Program - Established  
SB1000 Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation  

 

 

 

 

 

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