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Legislative Update

2016 MICUA Priority Bills

This section will be updated as bills are added to MICUA's Priority Bills List.

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

HB0018 Maryland Education Opportunity Act of 2016
HB0023 Procurement - Prevailing Wage Law - Waiver From Provisions
HB0027 Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining
HB0064 Income Tax Credit - Payment of Tuition at a Community College
HB0103 Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Interest Paid on Student Loans
HB0107 Higher Education - Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Internship Scholarship Program - Scholarship Amount
HB0108 Capital Budget - Construction Projects - Apprenticeship Requirements
HB0136 State Government - Financial Education and Capability Commission - Composition
HB0150 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2017) 
HB0151 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
HB0197 Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act of 2016
HB0230 Institutions of Higher Education - Reduction in Financial Aid - Notification - Oppose
HB0231 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Financial Aid - Reduction Prohibited
HB0232 Health Occupations - Athletic Trainers - Evaluation and Treatment Protocols - Approval
HB0258 Community Colleges - Minority Business Enterprise Programs - Establishment
HB0278 Economic Development - Municipal Corporations - Community Revitalization and Improvement Zones
HB0281 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program - Eligibility
HB0283 Institutions of Higher Education - Official Transcripts - Oppose
HB0289 Medical Schools - Use of Animals in Medical Training - Prohibited
HB0335 Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College Savings Plans - Contributions - Support
HB0355 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
HB0360 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
HB0361 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
HB0368 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016
HB0400 Higher Education - Tuition Waivers for Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Modifications
HB0401 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work - Revisions
HB0409 Criminal Law - Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers - Penalties (Alex and Calvin's Law)
HB0430 Education - Student Data Privacy Council
HB0431 Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Establishment
HB0443 Agriculture - Industrial Hemp - Agricultural or Academic Research
HB0449 Relief From Budget Mandates
HB0459 Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016
HB0460 Housing and Community Development - Community Development Administration - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
HB0464 Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Act of 2016
HB0477 Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Credit Amounts
HB0507 Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
HB0526 Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges - Funding
HB0544 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks - Support
HB0570 State Board of Education - State Superintendent of Schools - Appointment
HB0580 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Oppose
HB0594 Humane Adoption of Companion Animals Used in Research Act of 2016 - Oppose
HB0617 Anne Arundel County Public Schools - Adjunct Instructor Program
HB0633 Education - Teacher and Principal Evaluations - Revisions to Requirements
HB0646 Family Law - Child Conceived Without Consent - Termination of Parental Rights (Rape Survivor Family Protection Act)
HB0673 Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Use of Funds at Out-of-State Institutions of Higher Education
HB0677 Family Law - Child Support - Age of Majority - Postsecondary Education
HB0721 Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2016
HB0740 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment
HB0741 Higher Education - Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Consumer Protection Provisions
HB0749 Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol - Prohibition - Support
HB0752 Physicians - Prescriptions Written by Physician Assistants - Preparing and Dispensing
HB0753 State Budget
HB0792 Public Work Contracts - Payroll Reporting Requirements (The Transparency Act of 2016) - Oppose
HB0804 Public Institutions of Higher Education - General Education Programs - Semester Hour Maximums
HB0813 Higher Education - Employee Rights - Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Maryland Whistleblower Law
HB0834 Higher Education - Last Dollar Scholarship - Established
HB0836 Educational Institutions - Notice of Criminal Activity and Threats to Safety
HB0837 State Finance and Procurement - Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Policies Concerning Procurement Contracts
HB0860 Prevailing Wage Law - Applicability to the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary's College of Maryland
HB0878 Maryland Higher Education Commission - Religious Educational Institutions - Authority to Operate
HB0966 Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland - Bachelor's Degree Programs - Oppose
HB0999 Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
HB1002 Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones
HB1003 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work
HB1014 College Affordability Act of 2016
HB1142 Education - Institutions of Higher Learning - Affirmative Consent Standard - Oppose
HB1015 Study of Student Loan Refinancing in Maryland - Support
HB1247 Insurance – Self Funded Student Health Plans - Support
HB1400 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund - Support
HB1403 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support
HB1410 Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 - Support
HB1492 Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland - Support with Amendments
HB1532 Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Maryland Innovation Initiative - Financing Authority
HB1536 Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research Positions - Transfer to State Personnel Management System
HB1541 Higher Education - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel - Partial Tuition Waiver
HB1543 Garrett County - Property Tax Exemption - Garrett College Business Incubator
HB1584 Open Meetings Act - Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland - Closed Sessions
HB1607 University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016
HB1620 Community Colleges - Vocational Certificates and Associate's Degrees - Tuition Waiver
HJ0001 National Goal of Debt-Free Higher Education
SB0007 Prevailing Wage Law - Applicability - Elementary and Secondary School Construction
SB0029 Protection of Information by Businesses - Definition of Personal Information
SB0038 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
SB0073 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
SB0108 Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund - Revisions
SB0120 Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships - Awards
SB0128 Maryland Higher Education Commission - Religious Educational Institutions - Authority to Operate
SB0190 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2017)
SB0191 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
SB0212 Health Insurance - Large Employers - Disclosure of Aggregate Incurred Claims
SB0217 State Board of Physicians - Distribution of Fees by Comptroller - Loan Assistance Repayment for Physicians and Physician Assistants
SB0218 Higher Education - University System of Maryland and Morgan State University - Prohibition Against Inclusion
SB0223 Human Relations - Discrimination by a Place of Public Accommodation - Enforcement and Remedies
SB0272 Financial Aid - Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students - Out-of-State Institutions of Higher Education
SB0278 Criminal Law - Stalking and Harassment
SB0313 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Financial Aid - Reduction Prohibited
SB0314 State Government - Financial Education and Capability Commission - Composition
SB0332 University System of Maryland - Chancellor - Appointment
SB0339 Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
SB0342 State Finance and Procurement - Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Policies Concerning Procurement Contracts
SB0355 Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program - Establishment
SB0363 Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining
SB0370 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016
SB0374 Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College Savings Plans - Contributions - Support
SB0375 Relief From Budget Mandates - Oppose
SB0376 Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Act of 2016
SB0381 Housing and Community Development - Community Development Administration - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
SB0389 Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016
SB0404 State Board of Education - State Superintendent of Schools - Appointment
SB0427 Higher Education - Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Consumer Protection Provisions
SB0452 Health Insurance - Group Health Benefit Plans - Renewal Premium Rate Calculation Statement
SB0457 Capital Budget - Construction Projects - Apprenticeship Requirements
SB0464 Higher Education - College Admissions Outreach Program for High-Achieving Students - Establishment - Support
SB0465 Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals - Requirements
SB0472 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Support
SB0481 Labor and Employment - Equal Pay for Equal Work
SB0485 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment
SB0493 Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 - Support
SB0512 Task Force to Study the Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Teachers in Maryland
SB0540 Morgan State University - Student Housing
SB0560 One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits - Business Incubators and Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zones
SB0583 Higher Education - University System of Maryland - Quasi-Endowment Funds
SB0587 Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol - Prohibition - Support
SB0595 Education - Dual Enrollment - Middle School Students
SB0606 Maryland College Collaboration for Student Veterans Commission
SB0618 Higher Education - Employee Rights - Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Maryland Whistleblower Law
SB0639 Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Maryland
SB0646 Income Tax Credit - Eligible Employers - Eligible Internships - Support
SB0664 Fair Scheduling, Wages, and Benefits Act
SB0676 College Affordability Act of 2016 - Support
SB0680 Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Investment in Qualified Companies in Low-Income Areas
SB0681 Cybersecurity Investment Tax Credit - Investment in Qualified Companies in Low-Income Areas
SB0698 Community Colleges - Vocational Certificates and Associate's Degrees - Tuition Waiver
SB0702 Public Institutions of Higher Education - General Education Programs - Semester Hour Maximums
SB0711 Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2016
SB0747 Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges - Funding
SB0764 Education - Student Journalists - Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press
SB0783 Higher Education - Adult Correctional Institutions - Credit-Bearing Courses (Raising Education Attainment)
SB0807 Higher Education - Ethics and Procurement Requirements
SB0808 State Budget
SB0874 Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology - Funding
SB0898 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program for Food Service Facilities
SB0905 Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
SB0906 Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones
SB0909 Service, Stipends, and Scholarships - Maryland Corps Program - Established
SB0914 Prevailing Wage Law - Payroll Reporting Requirements
SB0916 Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Community College License
SB0919 Insurance - Exemption From State Insurance Laws for Self-Funded Student Health Plans - Support
SB0922 Career Apprenticeship Opportunity Act of 2016
SB0928 Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland - Support
SB1052 University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016
SB1063 Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research Positions - Transfer to State Personnel Management System
SB1080 Garrett County - Property Tax Exemption - Garrett College Business Incubator
SB1100 Family Law - Child Support - Age of Majority - Postsecondary Education
SB1103 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks - Support
SB1110 Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program and Fund
SB1169 Baltimore City - Procurement by Public Institutions of Higher Education - Preference for Local Bidders or Offerors
SB1170 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Support
SB1172 Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund - Support