2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS HOUSE OR SENATE BILLS BEING FOLLOWED


Bill clipart
Click below for a COMPLETE list of 2017:
HOUSE/SENATE BILLS
BEING FOLLOWED

 


Quick Access to 2017 HOUSE Testimonies:


House Bill 18 - Task force to Improve Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers     Scores for Maryland Public Schools - Oppose
House Bill 56 - Wellness Policy - Oppose

House Bill 75 - Graduation Requirements - Fine Arts - Oppose
House Bill 197 - Remote Classroom Technology Grant Program - Support

House Bill 227 - Graduation Honor System - Oppose
House Bill 257 - Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program - Support
House Bill 259 - Public School Buses - Exemption from Tolls - Support
House Bill 270 - Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water - Public and Nonpublic Schools - Oppose
House Bill 273 - Summer Meals Expansion Grant Program - Established - Support
House Bill 286 - Specialized Intervention Services - Supports with Amendments
House Bill 287 - Hunger Free Schools Act of 2017 - Supports with Amendment
House Bill 288 - State Department of Education - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Funding - Support
House Bill 341 - Maryland Student Transportation Act - Oppose
House Bill 366 - Wellness Policy - School Meals - Oppose

House Bill 372 - Public Schools - Voluntary Nonsectarian Prayer at School-Sponsored Student Events - Oppose
House Bill 400 - Public School Holidays - Presidents' Day and Easter Monday - Support
House Bill 413 - Pathways in Technology Early College - Support
House Bill 425 - Suspensions and Expulsions - Oppose
House Bill 458 - Visual Impairments - Requirements for Teacher Training, Student Screening and Maryland Medical Assistance Program Coverage - Oppose
House Bill 461 - Assessments (Less Testing, More Learning Act of 2017) - Oppose
House Bill 495 - School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Civil Penalty - Support
House Bill 497 - Grounds for Discipline - Oppose
House Bill 654 - Statewide Kindergarten Assessment - Completion - Support
House Bill 669 - Anonymous Two-Way Text Messaging Tip Program - Oppose
House Bill 680 - Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Student and Workforce Data Linkage - Extension of Time Limit - Oppose
House Bill 684 - Grant for Delining Education Aid - Support
House Bill 834 - Maryland High School Diploma - Civics Test Requirement - Oppose
House Bill 845 - Public School Indoor Air Quality - Oppose
House Bill 850 - Howard County - Board of Education Fund Transfers - Approval Process Ho. Co. 16-17 - Oppose

House Bill 866 - Primary and Secondary Education - Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices - Oppose
House Bill 878 - Public Charter School Act of 2017 - Oppose

House Bill 920 - Primary and Secondary Education - School Personnel - Training Requirement - Oppose
House Bill 975 - Digital Equity for All Maryland Students Act of 2017 - Support
House Bill 978 - Consolidated State Plan and Support and Improvement Plans (Protect Our Schools Act of 2017) - Support with amendments
House Bill 980 - Children Exempt from Pubic School Attendance - Participation in Public High School Clubs and Activities - Oppose
House Bill 1066 - Fire Drill Requirements - State Fire Prevention Code - Support
House Bill 1109 - Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - County Boards of Education Payments - Support
House Bill 1145 - Public School Employee Whistleblower Protection Act - Oppose
House Bill 1171 - Required Training on Retirement Benefits - Oppose
House Bill 1217 - Dorchester County Board of Education - Nonprofessional Personnel Appointment - Advice and Consent - Oppose
House Bill 1222 - Maryland School Discipline Reform Act - Oppose
House Bill 1240 - Individual Education Programs - Burden of Proof in Due Process Hearings and Studies - Support with amendments
House Bill 1268 - Student Achievement Act - Establishment (Maryland Student Achievement Act) - Oppose
House Bill 1412 - Veteran's Day and Easter Monday - Oppose
House Bill 1603 - Removal of County Superintendents - Oppose

 


Quick Access to 2017 SENATE Testimonies

Senate Bill 1 - Specialized Intervention Services - Reports - Support
Senate Bill 60 - Sugar Free Schools Act - Oppose
Senate Bill 90 - Classwork and Assessment Involving Live and Dead Animals - Oppose
Senate Bill 145 - Statewide Kindergarten Assessment - Completion - Support
Senate Bill 153 - Length of School Year Adjustment - State of Emergency - Support
Senate Bill 154 - School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Civil Penalty - Support
Senate Bill 155 - School Vehicles - Seat Belts - Requirements - Oppose
Senate Bill 201 - Education - Fire Drill Requirements - State Fire Prevention Code - Support
Senate Bill 263 - Civics Test Requirement - Oppose
Senate Bill 264 - Public School Buses - Exemption from Tolls - Support
Senate Bill 319 - Pathways in Technology Early College (P-TECH) School act of 2017 - Support
Senate Bill 359 - Maryland Meals for Achievement in-Classroom Breakfast Program  - Support
Senate Bill 360 - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Funding - Support
Senate Bill 361 - Hunger Free Schools Act of 2017
Senate Bill 370 - Digital Equity for All Maryland Students Act of 2017 - Support
Senate Bill 452 - Assessments (Less Testing, More Learning Act of 2017) - Oppose

Senate Bill 458 - Foreign Language Requirement - Computer Programming Language Courses - Oppose
Senate Bill 485 - Remote Classroom Technology Grant Program - Establishment (Peyton's Bill) - Support
Senate Bill 537 - Public Health - School Buildings - Minimum Health Standards (Healthy Schools Program) - Oppose
Senate Bill 557 - Maryland Education Opportunity Account Program - Established - Oppose
Senate Bill 604 - Visual Impairments - Requirements for Teacher Training, Student Screening and Maryland Medical Assistance Program Coverage - Oppose
Senate Bill 618 - Achievement School District - Establishment - Oppose
Senate Bill 651 - Suspensions and Expulsions - Oppose
Senate Bill 657 - Wellness Policy - School Meals - Oppose
Senate Bill 704 - Public Charter School Act of 2017 - Oppose
Senate Bill 760 - Grounds for Discipline - Oppose
Senate Bill 871 - Consolidated State Plan and Support and Improvement Plans (Protect Our Schools Act of 2017) - Support with amendments
Senate Bill 956 - Dorchester County Board of Education - Nonprofessional Personnel Appointment - Oppose
Senate Bill 994 - School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2017 - Oppose
Senate Bill 1001 - Teacher's Retirement and Pension Systems - County Boards of Education Payments - Support
Senate Bill 1024 - Grant for Declining Education Aid - Support
Senate Bill 1089 - Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices - Oppose




Click below for a complete list of:

 OTHER INFORMATION -
Please note:  The following information will be updated as it becomes available.

ADEQUACY STUDY - MSDE

EDUCATION HANDBOOK -
Volume IX 2014

ESSA IMPLEMENTATION - AASA
   
     - U. S. Department of Education

FISCAL BRIEFING - January 26, 2016

ISSUE PAPERS - 2017 Legislative Session

OVERVIEW OF MARYLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
      FINANCES AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
      DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

 OVERVIEW OF STATE AID TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
     FISCAL 2017 ALLOWANCE


Click HERE to access
VERIZON'S FREE GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY APP














2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS HOUSE OR SENATE BILLS BEING FOLLOWED

2016 HOUSE BILLS BEING FOLLOWED

Quick Access to 2016 House Testimonies:
House Bill 23 - Prevailing Wage Law - Waiver from Provisions - Support
House Bill 29 - Participants in Youth Sports Programs - Concussions - Penalties for Coaches - Oppose
House Bill 39 - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours - Oppose

House Bill 86 - Translations of IEP or IFSP - Oppose
House Bill 109 - Food Transparency - Oppose
House Bill 141 - Education Accountability Program - Limits on Testing - Oppose
House Bill 145 - Public School Labor Relations Board - Renegotiation Procedure and Administration - Oppose
House Bill 198 - School Resource Officers - Oppose
House Bill 251 - Home Instruction Programs - Participation in Clubs and Activities - Oppose
House Bill 324 - Maryland High School Diploma - Civics Test Requirement - Oppose
House Bill 352 - Local School System Audits - Repeal - Support
House Bill 430 - Student Data Privacy Council - Support
House Bill 453 - Maryland Education Credit - Oppose
House Bill 474 - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) - Oppose
House Bill 476 - Financial Literacy Curriculum - Graduation Requirement - Oppose
House Bill 626 - Veterans' Day - Oppose
House Bill 633 - Teacher and Principal Evaluations - Revisions to Requirements - Oppose
House Bill 934 - Teachers' Retirement and Pension System - Employer Contribution for Local Employees - Support
House Bill 750 - Electronic Smoking Devices - Policy and Disciplinary Standards - Oppose
House Bill 778 Students with Disabiliites - Parental Consent for IEP - Oppose
House Bill 781 - Reporting of Aggregate Results - Oppose
House Bill 996 - Easter Monday - Support
House Bill 999 - Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education - Support
House Bill 1040 - Student Report Cards - Required Information - Oppose
House Bill 1204 - Exemption for Children with Disabilities (Ben's Rule) - Oppose
House Bill 1213 - Broadening Options and Opportunity for Students and Teachers (BOOST) Program - Oppose
House Bill 1228 - Grounds for Discipline - Oppose
House Bill 1233 - Administration of Standardized Tests and Assessments - Oppose
House Bill 1297 - Public High Schools - Agriculture Science - Oppose
House Bill 1343 - Maryland Education Credit - Oppose
House Bill 1402 - Maryland Extended Day and Summer Enrichment Programs Act - Support
House Bill 1403 - Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support
House Bill 1406 - Adult Education - Adult High Schools - Oppose
House Bill 1433 - Prekindergarten Students - Funding - Support
House Bill 1473 - School Vehicles - Three-Point Seat Belts - Oppose
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Click below for a complete list of:
SENATE BILLS BEING FOLLOWED

Quick Access to 2016 Senate Testimonies:
Senate Bill 65 - Sugar Free Schools Acts - Oppose
Senate Bill 71 - Student Diabetes Management Program - Oppose
Senate Bill 183 - Seat Belts - Requirements - Oppose
Senate Bill 224 - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours - Establishment - Oppose
Senate Bill 269 - Veterans' Day - Oppose
Senate Bill 325 - Juvenile Services Education - Modifications - Oppose
Senate Bill 406 - Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy - Funding - Oppose
Senate Bill 407 - Education Accountability Program - Limits of Testing - Oppose
Senate Bill 461 - Prekindergarten Students - Funding - Support
Senate Bill 520 - Washington County - Board of Education - Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Support
Senate Bill 533 - Administration of Assessments - Provision of Information - Oppose
Senate Bill 575 - County Boards of Education - Limit on Liability - Oppose
Senate Bill 657 - Task Force to Study the Impact of Cell Phone Use in Public Schools - Oppose
Senate Bill 674 - Teacher's Retirement and Pension System - Employer Contribution for Local Employes - Support
Senate Bill 706 - Maryland Education Credit - Oppose
Senate Bill 764 - Student Journalists - Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press - Oppose
Senate Bill 767 - Beginning of School Year - After Labor Day - Oppose
Senate Bill 770 - Agriculture Science - Oppose
Senate Bill 786 - Assessments - Best Practices in the Administration of Assessments - Oppose
Senate Bill 794 - Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Assessments - Administration - Oppose
Senate Bill 901 - Classwork and Assessment Involving Live and Dead Animals - Oppose
Senate Bill 905 - Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education - Support
Senate Bill 950 - Students with Disabilities - Parental Consent for IEP - Oppose
Senate Bill 1041 - Digital Equity for All Act - Oppose
Senate Bill 1125 - Maryland Extended Day and Summer Enrichment Programs Act - Support

Senate Bill 1170 - Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------