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MICUA Priority Bills 2022

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, access the recording, and more.

For the following bills, MICUA submitted testimony to the Legislature as indicated. Session has concluded and the full list of Priority bills that MICUA followed and offered testimony (if applicable) is below. Click on the link in the testimony column to review MICUA’s testimony, if offered.

Bill Number Crossfile Bill Sponsor Bill Title Testimony Status
HB1   Delegate Clippinger Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Adult Use and Possession  No position Ch. 45
HB8 SB275 Delegate Valderrama/Senator Hayes Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)  No position SB 275 passed, Ch. 48
HB24  SB4 Delegate Luedtke/Senator Hayes Cybersecurity Scholarship Program – Alterations and Maryland Cybersecurity Loan Assistance Repayment Program – Establishment Favorable Ch. 208, 209
HB25   Delegate Amprey Rehabilitation and Education for All Prisons (REAP) Act  No position Did not pass
HB37 SB370 Delegate Qi/Senator King Education – Educational Interpreter – Certification Requirements Favorable Did not pass
HB84 SB119 Delegate Ruth/Senator Washington Education - Crimes on School Grounds - Application  No position Did not pass
HB132 SB498 Delegate Griffith/Senator Gallion Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2022) Letter of Information Did not pass
HB182   Delegate Boyce State Procurement - Certification of LGBTQ Businesses  No position Did not pass
HB250 Delegate Stewart Private Well Safety Act of 2022 Favorable Did not pass
HB255 Delegate Rosenberg Maryland Internship Opportunities Program - Creation and Income Tax Credit Favorable  Did not pass
HB279 SB654 Delegate Rogers/Senator Klausmeier Veterans Affairs - Office of Communications and Public Affairs - Veterans Advocacy and Education Act Favorable Ch. 72
HB300 SB290 The Speaker/President Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023) Favorable

Status, Ch. 484

HB301 SB291 The Speaker/President Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2022, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Favorable with Amendment Status, Ch. 344
HB361 SB320 Delegate Henson/Senator Patterson Mold Inspections and Remediation - Standards, Reporting, Penalties, and Tax Credit  No position Did not pass
HB389 SB487 Delegate Wilson/Senator Griffith Procurement - Minority Business Enterprises - Revisions  No position SB 487 – Ch. 155, Ch. 156
HB496   Delegate Valderamma Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment  No position Passed Enrolled
HB596 SB783 Delegate W. Fisher/Senator Smith Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights  No position Did not pass
HB598 SB540 Delegate Solomon/Senator Elfreth Higher Education - Transfer Platform - Established (Transfer With Success Act 2.0) Favorable with Amendment Did not pass
HB628   Delegate Young Employment - Workers' Compensation and Workplace Discrimination - Use of Medical Cannabis  No position Did not pass
HB648 Delegate Washington Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program - Funding Favorable Did not pass
HB670   Delegate Wilkins Maryland Health Care Commission - Study on Expansion of Interstate Telehealth  No position Did not pass
HB708
Delegate Barve Comprehensive Climate Solutions  No position Did not pass
HB734 SB912 Delegate Lierman/Senator Pinsky Higher Education - Student Financial Assistance - Alterations and Appropriation Favorable Ch. 23
HB798   Delegate Jalisi Community Healthy Air Act  No position Did not pass
HB805   Delegate Szeliga Primary and Secondary Education - Virtual Schools - Alterations  No position Did not pass
HB899   Delegate Boteler Higher Education - Scholarship Program - Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients Favorable with Amendment Did not pass
HB1027 SB921 Delegate Solomon/Senator Elfreth Food Supplement Benefits - Students - Eligibility (SNAP for Students) Favorable Did not pass
HB1029 SB937 Delegate Valentino-Smith Maryland Higher Education Commission – Access to Mental Health Advisory Committee – Establishment Favorable with Amendment Did not pass
HB1030 SB501 Delegate Smith/Senator Elfreth Maryland Higher Education Commission - Procedures - Alterations Favorable Ch. 639, 640
HB1084 SB840 Delegate Pena-Melnyk/Senator Rosapepe COVID-19 Response Act of 2022  No position Did not pass
HB1101 SB795 Delegate Feldmark/Senator Guzzone Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education – Funding Favorable Did not pass
HB1165 SB588 Delegate Forbes/Senator Hettleman Capital Projects - High Performance and Green Buildings  No position Did not pass
HB1334 SB753 Delegate Kerr/Senator Hester Labor and Employment - Workforce Development - Cybersecurity Favorable Did not pass
HB1464 SB626 Delegate Sample-Hughes Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Alterations  No position Ch. 396, 395
SB4 HB24 Senator Hester/Delegate Luedtke Cybersecurity Scholarship Program - Alterations and Maryland Cybersecurity Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Establishment Favorable Ch. 209, 208

SB66

Senator Patterson Labor and Employment - Hiring - Education Requirements (Give Me A Chance - Job Opportunities Act of 2022) Letter of Information Did not pass
SB119 HB84 Senator Washington/Delegate Ruth Education – Crimes on School Grounds – Application  No position Did not pass
SB152   Senator Kramer Institutions of Higher Education - Transcripts - Prohibition on Punitive Measures Related to Student Debt Unfavorable Did not pass
SB192   Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee State Procurement - Minority Business Enterprise Program - Reauthorization Extension  No position Ch. 117
SB275 HB8 Senator Hayes/Delegate Valderrama Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)  No position Ch. 48
SB290 HB300 The President/The Speaker Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023)  No position Passed Enrolled/

HB 300, Ch. 484

SB291 HB301 The President/The Speaker Creation of a State Debt – Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2022, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021  No position Passed Enrolled/HB 301, Ch. 344
SB361   Senator Pinsky Income Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax  No position Did not pass
SB370 HB37 Senator King/Delegate Qi Education - Educational Interpreter - Certification Requirements Favorable Did not pass
SB453   Senator McCray Economic Development – Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program  No position Ch. 322
SB498 HB132 Senator Gallion/Delegate Griffith Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2022)  No position Did not pass
SB501 HB1030 Senator Elfreth/Delegate Smith Maryland Higher Education Commission - Procedures - Alterations Favorable Ch. 640, 639
SB528 Senator Pinsky Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022  No position Chapter 38
SB540 HB598 Senator Elfreth/Delegate Solomon Higher Education - Transfer Platform - Established (Transfer With Success Act 2.0) Favorable with Amendment Did not pass
SB588 HB1165 Senator Hettleman/Delegate Forbes Capital Projects - High Performance and Green Buildings  No position Did not pass
SB620   Senator Cassilly Higher Education – Articulation Agreements and Transfer Procedures – Workgroup Study (Maryland Articulation and Transfer Act) Letter of Information Did not pass
SB626 HB1464 Senator Griffith/Delegate Sample-Hughes Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Alterations Favorable

Ch. 395, 396

SB654 HB279 Senator Klausmeier/Delegate Rogers Veterans Affairs - Office of Communications and Public Affairs - Veterans Advocacy and Education Act Favorable Ch. 73, 72
SB706 HB1301 Senator Zucker/Delegate Korman Nonpublic Educational Programs - Children With Disabilities - Costs of Teacher Salaries Favorable Did not pass
SB716 Senator Simonaire Maryland Health Care Workers Loan Assistance Program - Establishment and Funding No position Did not pass
SB753  HB1334 Senator Hester/Delegate Kerr

Education and Labor and Employment - Cyber Warrior Diversity Program and Workforce Development for Cybersecurity

Favorable  Did not pass
SB782 HB1424 Senator Hester/Delegate Lewis Workgroup on the Post-COVID-19 Crisis Economic Transition Favorable with Amendment Unfavorable
SB795 HB1101 Senator Guzzone/Delegate Feldmark Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education – Funding Favorable Did not pass
SB904 Senator Benson Maryland Higher Education Commission - Formerly Incarcerated Youth Grant Program - Established  No position Did not pass
SB912 HB734 Senator Pinsky/Delegate Lierman Higher Education - Student Financial Assistance - Alterations and Appropriation Favorable Ch. 23
SB949 Senator Elfreth Scholarships and Police Officer Recruitment  No position Did not pass

 

 




Among the bills that MICUA monitored as Priority 2 during the Legislative Session, the following bills achieved final passage. However, this is not the exhaustive list and if you would like to learn more about other bills, please reach out to Irnande Altema, ialtema@micua.org.

Bill Number Crossfile Bill Sponsor Bill Title Status
HB78 Delegate Rogers Discrimination in Employment - Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants With Disabilities Ch. 325
HB131 SB321 Delegate Lehman/Senator Kagan Environment - Synthetic Turf and Turf Infill - Chain of Custody Did not pass
HB133   Delegate Stewart Environment - Sealant Products - Prohibitions (Safer Sealant Act of 2022) Ch. 709
HB135 Delegate Love Environment - Single-Use Plastics - Restrictions Unfavorable
HB145 SB1 Delegate Crosby/Senator Beidle State Finance and Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Stop Work Orders SB 1, Chapter 49
HB159 Delegate Amprey Economic Justice and Racial Reconciliation Act Did not pass
HB164 Delegate Healey Public Institutions of Higher Education - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policy Did not pass
HB259 SB335 Delegate Love Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Biometric Identifiers Privacy Did not pass
HB515 SB951  Delegate Feldmark Education - Student Athletes - Uniform Modifications for Modesty (Inclusive Athletic Attire Act) Ch. 556, 557
HB572 SB486 Delegate Solomon Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings - Gender-Inclusive Signage Did not pass
HB594 Delegate Fisher State Government - Maryland Reparations Commission - Establishment (Harriet Tubman Community Investment Act) Did not pass
HB730 SB473 Delegate Buckel/Senator Edwards Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Qualifying Donations Ch. 248, 249
HB769 SB325 Delegate Jones/Senator Lee Student Data Privacy - Protections, Digital Tools, and Student Data Privacy Council Ch. 164, 163
HB966   Delegate Solomon Higher Education - Academic Credit for Prior Learning Examinations - Policies and Procedures Ch. 143
HB1037   Delegate Cullison Higher Education – Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships – Qualifications and Limitations Did not pass
SB1   Senator Beidle State Finance and Procurement – Prevailing Wage – Stop Work Orders Ch. 49
SB9   Senator West Procurement - Minority Business Enterprises - Study Ch. 514
SB79 Senator Bailey Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships - Program Accreditation Ch. 202
SB210 Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee Tax Credits - Employer-Provided Commuter Benefits - Expansion and Administration Ch. 118
SB450   Senator Smith Harassment and Sexual Harassment - Definitions - Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Ch. 657
SB451   Senator Smith Unlawful Employment Practice - Statute of Limitations - Tolling Ch. 660
SB964   Senator Benson Correctional Services - Inmates - Labor, Job Training, and Educational Courses Did not pass
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