One hundred and eighty-eight men and women are elected every four years to serve in the State’s legislative branch, the Maryland General Assembly. These legislators—47 Senators and 141 Delegates from 47 districts across the State—convene in an annual regular session on the second Wednesday in January and adjourn 90 calendar days later. Each year, more than 2,000 bills are introduced, including a State budget.
MICUA also advocates public policy positions and monitors legislation at the federal and State levels that impacts the higher education community. From here, you can learn about top bills impacting higher education in the State, find out how to contact your legislator, and get the facts you need to take action on key issues.