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MDSB285PassProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses and schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service pro...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 580
MDSB677PassRenaming the Hearing Aid Loan Bank Program in the State Department of Education to be the Hearing Aid and Language and Communication Video Loan Bank Program; requiring the Loan Bank to lend language and communication videos and certain downloadable r...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 742
MDSB662PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDSB896PassRequiring the Governor to include in the annual State budget an appropriation of at least $100,000 for a grant to the Board of Trustees of the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Art...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 681
MDSB1030PassEstablishing principles of The Blueprint for Maryland's Future that are intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of the highest-performing systems; establishing a Concentration of Poverty...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 771
MDSB35VetoRequiring that teachers employed by the Maryland School for the Deaf are in the professional service in the State Personnel Management System.
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB404VetoRequiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to revise the Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards to repeal the requirements that a school-based health center have a medical director who is a physician and ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB747VetoRequiring the State Superintendent of Schools to provide a county superintendent of schools, if the State Superintendent plans to remove the county superintendent, with the reason for removal, documentation to support the case for removal, and the op...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB541VetoRequiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and certain contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring the county board, nonpublic school, or cont...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB64PassProviding that certain employees of the Maryland School for the Deaf are not entitled to annual leave with pay; and clarifying that employees of the Maryland School for the Deaf who work 11 months or less in a calendar year are entitled to a certain ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 392
MDSB127PassRepealing a provision of law requiring a county superintendent of schools to allow a child awaiting foster care placement not subject to certain educational stability provisions of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to attend school i...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 467
MDSB180PassExpanding the eligibility requirements for the Robotics Grant Program to include certain eligible organizations to support existing robotics programs and increase the number of robotics programs in the State; defining "eligible organization" as a non...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 428
MDSB318PassAltering the membership of the School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board to include a representative of a nonpublic special education school by increasing from four to five the members of the public to be appointed by the Governor and including a repre...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 426
MDSB334PassRequiring a certain appointing authority, on request, to provide a list of the names of the candidates to fill a vacancy of an elected member of a county board of education to the individual who made the request or by publication on the website of th...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 496
MDSB465PassRequiring each nonpublic school in the State to hold fire drills in accordance with the State Fire Prevention Code, keep records of the fire drills, and send copies of the records to the State Board of Education.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 430
MDSB661PassEstablishing community schools in the State for the purpose of providing an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and familial and community engagement; requiring a community school to have a comm...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 529
MDSB734PassRequiring each county board of education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; requiring the screening instrument to be based on foundat...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 512
MDSB653PassAuthorizing the county boards of education of Carroll County and Howard County to establish innovative regional schools subject to certain requirements and approval; requiring a memorandum of understanding between the county boards to address the gov...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 528
MDSB879PassRequiring public schools to devote a part of at least one day to appropriate exercises that relate to Black History Month, with an emphasis on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and the contributions they made in the fight against slavery; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 313
MDSB165EngrossEstablishing the Safe Schools Maryland Program in the Maryland Center for School Safety to establish procedures for anonymous reporting of behaviors, involving one or more students, that are of concern, dangerous, violent, or unlawful, or the threat ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (106-29)
MDSB481IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" to mean a lead concentration in drinking water exceeding 5 parts per billion for certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain s...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB766EngrossRequiring the State Board of Education to provide technical assistance and training to county boards of education regarding the use of restorative approaches under certain circumstances; requiring certain regulations adopted by a county board to inco...
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2019-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB964EngrossRequiring each county board of education to take certain reasonable steps to provide equal access to public services for individuals with limited English proficiency.
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2019-04-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB128PassRequiring county boards of education to annually set the start and end dates of the school year for schools in the county; removing a provision relating to extending the school year beyond June 15; requiring that a certain statement be mailed to vote...
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2019-03-29
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 13
MDSB588EngrossAuthorizing a county board to award credit for time spent by a high school student toward a high school diploma or a postsecondary credential for work-based training and classroom instruction completed under a youth apprenticeship program; authorizin...
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2019-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB785IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to coordinate with certain entities to identify and implement certain language developmental milestones on or before July 1, 2021; requiring the Department to develop a certain parent resource that meets ce...
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2019-03-22
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB221EngrossProviding for a Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School Board for the Juvenile Services Education System to determine whether the General Assembly should create an independent school board for the Juvenile Services Education System and identi...
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2019-03-20
Hearing 3/21 at 2:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB222IntroEstablishing that the State Superintendent of Schools may disapprove an appointment of a county superintendent of schools only if the appointee does not meet the qualifications specified for the position.
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB961IntroRequiring, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, each county board of education to require each public elementary school in the county to provide handwriting instruction that enables students to develop legible print handwriting by the end of the t...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB989IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to offer an elective course in fundamentals of construction in schools under the jurisdiction of the county board.
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB463IntroEstablishing a Public School Employee of the Year Award in the State Department of Education to provide recognition to public school employees who provide essential services to public schools in the State and contribute to a positive instructional en...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB757IntroAltering the method for determining the amount of time devoted to the administration of federal, State, and locally mandated assessments; and limiting the amount of time that is devoted to the administration of these assessments to not more than 1 sc...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB576IntroRequiring a county superintendent of schools promptly to provide certain notice to a student who is the victim of a certain violent crime or a certain delinquent act committed by another student under certain circumstances; requiring a county superin...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB884IntroRequiring a Baltimore City school police officer and a school resource officer to carry a firearm while present on the premises of the school to which the officer is assigned.
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2019-03-11
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) and Hearing canceled (Judicial Proceedings)
MDSB1016IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to establish the Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program on or before July 1, 2020, for administration of a voluntary certificate program for ethical special education advocates; sp...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB167IntroRepealing the limit on the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Planning Grants that may be awarded to a local school system in each year; removing the prohibition against new P-TECH Planning Grants being awarded to establish ...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB307IntroRequiring the State Department of Education, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health, to promote awareness in and provide training for directors of student services in local education agencies regarding pediatric stroke; and requiring...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB407IntroEncouraging each county board of education to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for successful careers and informed choices relating to certain systems and for opportunities in agriculture-related employment and highe...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB423IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Impact of Student Cell Phone Use in the Classroom; requiring the Task Force to study the impact of cell phone use in the classroom on student learning and on teacher instruction and whether there are any benef...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB778IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, and the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board jointly to study the under-identification of traumatic brain injuries among school-aged children and to recommend a pr...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB544IntroProhibiting a county board of education from establishing a no-zero grading policy.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1023IntroRequiring the State Board of Education to develop guidelines for instruction in character education on or before July 1, 2020; and requiring, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, each county board of education to require each public school in the ...
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2019-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB915IntroRequiring each county board of education to coordinate with the Vision for Maryland Program to ensure that certain students are able to receive eye examinations and, if necessary, eyeglasses; requiring each county board or county health department to...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB954IntroRequiring, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, county boards of education to provide instruction on organ and tissue donation and registration as part of a certain curriculum in grades 9 through 12 in public schools; specifying the purposes and g...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB972IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Educational Outcomes of Pregnant and Parenting Students in High School and GED Programs; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to track and assess, identify, dete...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB578IntroAuthorizing the principal of a public school to require a student to serve an in-school suspension for cause; and authorizing the principal of a public school to require a parent or guardian of a student serving an in-school suspension to attend 1 da...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1006IntroAuthorizing the governing body of a county to adopt, subject to a certain provision of law, a public local law to exempt the public schools in the county from the requirements of the Starting the Public School Year After Labor Day Executive Order; re...
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2019-02-25
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1002IntroAuthorizing the county boards of education in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties and an institution of higher education located within the regional counties to establish a regional career and technical education school subj...
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2019-02-22
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB188IntroAuthorizing a student in a public school or nonpublic school to choose not to participate in or observe, in whole or in part, classwork or an assessment that includes certain actions conducted on a live, dead, or severed part of an animal; authorizin...
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2019-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB599IntroRequiring each county board of education, public institution of higher education, and hospital to establish a policy on or before July 1, 2020 that limits immigration enforcement on the premises to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal ...
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2019-02-12
Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
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