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MICUA’s 15 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 64,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.

2015 MICUA Priority Bills

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

HB 1

Higher Education - Hattie N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship - Establishment

HB 10

Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education - Definition

HB 11

Edward T. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Eligibility

HB 37

Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology

HB 47

Special Education - Loan Assistance Repayment and Paraprofessional Training

HB 57

University System of Maryland - Pay It Forward Pilot Program and Tuition Freeze - Studies

HB 67

General Assembly - Mandated Reports by State Agencies

HB 70

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2016)

HB 71

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2015, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

HB 72

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015

HB 74

Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Internship Scholarship Program - Expansion of Scope

HB 138

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - "Yes Means Yes"

HB 152

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements

HB 211

Task Force to Study Pay It Forward

HB 212

Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland - Bachelor's Degree Programs

HB 229

Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection for Interns

HB 244

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015

HB 249

Labor and Employment - Labor Organizations - Right to Work

HB 297

Higher Education - Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Tuition Exemption - Modification

HB 345

Labor and Employment - Flexible Leave - Use of Leave for Family Illness

HB 364

Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment

HB 373

Real Property - Candidates and Campaign Volunteers - Access to Private Residential Areas

HB 385

Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

HB 448

Criminal Law - Hazing

HB 538

Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland

HB 550

State Aid - Business Transparency and Financial Disclosure Act

HB 571

Institutions of Higher Education - Sexual Assault - Policy and Survey

HB 578

Higher Education - Net Price Calculator Improvement Act - Establishment

HB 580

Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education

HB 648

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Full-Time Students - Partial State Reimbursement

HB 667

Higher Education Institutions - Sexual Assault, Violence, and Stalking - Prevention and Outreach Policies

HB 672

Maryland College Education Export Act of 2015

HB 673

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Full-Time Students - Full State Reimbursement

HB 676

Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program

HB 692

College Savings Plans of Maryland - Maryland College Savings Account Plan - Authorization

HB 696

Labor and Employment - Fair Scheduling Act

HB 749

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policies - Reporting

HB 763

Task Force to Study the Effectiveness of Teacher Education Programs in the Instruction of Reading

HB 778

Community Colleges - Cecil College - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

HB 779

Higher Education - Low-Income Student Outreach and College Access Act of 2015

HB 784

Harford Community College - Requirements to Propose Tuition Increase

HB 788

Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients

HB 790

Washington County - Board of Education - Alternative Teacher Certification Program

HB 799

Higher Education - Exemption from Nonresident Tuition - Veterans and Dependents

HB 805

State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Examination of Applicants, Licensees, Certificate Holders, and Trainees

HB 839

Education - Institutions of Higher Learning - Affirmative Consent Standard

HB 847

Community Colleges - Victims of Human Trafficking - Exemption From Out-of-County Fees

HB 854

Income Tax Credit - Donations to Community Colleges

HB 863

Criminal Law - Hazing - Elements and Penalties

HB 875

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

HB 934

Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic Account - Privacy Protection

HB 941

Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer

HB 947

Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board - School Counselors - Certification Renewal Requirement (Lauryn's Law)

HB 950

Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit - Eligible Investments

HB 966

Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining

HB 1014

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Disciplinary Proceedings - Presence of Attorney or Nonattorney Advocate

HB 1069

Education - Professional Development for Teachers and Providers of Early Childhood Education - Master Plan

HB 1108

Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Maryland Innovation Initiative

HB 1136

Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State Tuition

HB 1211

State Budget - Board of Public Works - Notice of Reductions in Appropriations

HB 1248

Medical Schools - Use of Animals in Medical Training - Prohibited

SB 2

Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program

SB 13

Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education - Definition

SB 19

University System of Maryland - Chancellor - Appointment

SB 25

Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology

SB 40

Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

SB 41

Higher Education - Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award - Eligibility

SB 49

State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Examination of Applicants, Licensees, Certificate Holders, and Trainees

SB 55

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2016)

SB 56

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2015, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

SB 57

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015

SB 75

Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland

SB 95

Workers' Compensation - Children's Scholarship Fund - Establishment

SB 131

Baltimore City Community College - Tuition Waivers - Graduates of Baltimore City Public High Schools

SB 185

Higher Education - Hattie N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship - Establishment

SB 198

Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education

SB 210

Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic Account - Privacy Protection

SB 220

General Assembly - Mandated Reports by State Agencies

SB 225

Higher Education - Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Tuition Exemption - Modification

SB 237

University System of Maryland - Pay It Forward Pilot Program and Tuition Freeze - Studies

SB 251

Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board - School Counselors - Certification Requirement (Lauryn's Law)

SB 335

Community Colleges - Victims of Human Trafficking - Exemption from Out-of-County Fees

SB 394

Criminal Law - Hazing

SB 488

Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Credit Amounts

SB 496

Maryland College Education Export Act of 2015

SB 514

Higher Education - Net Price Calculator Improvement Act - Establishment

SB 526

Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015

SB 534

Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment

SB 535

Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements

SB 578

Higher Education - Sexual Assaults - Mandatory Reporting

SB 604

Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection for Interns

SB 635

Washington County - Board of Education - Alternative Teacher Certification Program

SB 660

State Budget

SB 665

Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

SB 669

Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients

SB 677

Education - Professional Development for Teachers and Providers of Early Childhood Education - Master Plan

SB 773

Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer

SB 810

Higher Education - Programs in Dental Hygiene and Medical Laboratory Technology - Transfer of Students and Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

SB 816

Higher Education - Low-Income Student Outreach and College Access Act of 2015

SB 817

Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policies - Reporting

SB 821

Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

SB 843

Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State Tuition

SB 863

Watershed Protection and Restoration Programs - Revisions

SB 865

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Eligibility

SB 885

Education Funding and Formulas - Amendment - Supermajority Vote

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