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MICUA Priority Bills 2021

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 Crossfile Bill Sponsor Bill Title Testimony Status
HB1 SB1  The Speaker  Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding    
HB 98   Washington Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program - Alterations (Maryland College Access Act)

Written Support- 1/20

Written Support- 3/18

 
HB 156 SB 283 Luedtke and Griffith; Elfreth Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act

HB156 Support

SB283 Support

 
HB 173 SB 433  Feldmark  Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision    
HB 237 SB 126 Ebersole and Hester; Zucker State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance Written Support  
HB 244   Valentino-Smith Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education Written Support  
HB 307   Rosenberg Maryland Technology Internship Program - Qualifications for Participation - Alterations Written Support- 1/19
Written Support- 3/16
 
HB 336   Ivey Private Institutions of Higher Education - Police Departments - Repeal and Prohibition    
HB 375 SB 211 Valderrama Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021)    
HB 466   Palakovich Carr Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information Support with Amendments  
HB 588 SB 491 The Speaker Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)    
HB 589 SB 493 The Speaker Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 Support with Amendments  
HB 590 SB 492 The Speaker Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020    
HB 651   Qi Education - Educational Interpreter - Certification Requirements Written Support  
HB 658   Qi Transforming Manufacturing in a Digital Economy Workgroup (Making It in Maryland)

HB658 Written Support

 
HB 836 SB 741 Pena-Melnyk COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, and Vaccination Act of 2021

HB836 Letter of Information

SB741 Letter of Information

 
HB 891 SB 767 D.M. Davis Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established    
HB 918   Amprey Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Underrepresented Teachers    

HB 943

SB 637 Bridges Community Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment    
HB 1053 SB 882 B. Barnes Operating Budget - Education Programs - Mandated Funding    
HB 1067 SB 538 Feldmark Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding    
HB 1106 SB 210 Wivell Civil Actions - Immunity From Liability - COVID-19 Exposure    
HB 1130   D. Barnes Higher Education - For-Profit Institutions - Standards for Operation    
HB 1133   Bridges Tree Planting - Urban Trees Program and Commission for the Innovation and Advancement of Carbon Markets and Sustainable Tree Plantings    
HB 1159   Thiam Higher Education - Community College Credits - General Education Courses    
HB 1206   Mautz Public Health - COVID-19-Related Order Violations - Notice    
HB 1208   Solomon Task Force to Study Academic Credit for Prior Learning in Higher Education Favorable with Amendments  
HB 1210   The Speaker Corporate Diversity - Board, Executive Leadership, and Mission    
HB 1245   Washington Guaranteed Access Grant and Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Alterations    
HB 1263   Rosenberg Maryland Department of Health - COVID-19 Vaccination Plan    
HB 1284 SB 276 Acevero Johns Hopkins University - Police Department - Repeal    
SB 1 HB 1 Sydnor Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding    
SB 405 HB 466 Augustine Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information    
SB 444 HB 658 West Transforming Manufacturing in a Digital Economy Workgroup (Making It in Maryland) SB444 Written Support  
SB 464   West Education - Educational Interpreter - Certification Requirements Written Support  
SB 491 HB 588 President Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)    
SB 492 HB 590 President Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020    
SB 493 HB 589 President Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 Support with Amendments  
SB 538 HB1067 Guzzone Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education - Funding Written Support  
SB 584 HB 46 Gallion Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2021)    
SB 637 HB 943 Hayes Community Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment    
SB 664   Ellis Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Applications for Student Financial Aid    
SB 741 HB 836 Rosapepe COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, and Vaccination Act of 2021 Letter of Information  
SB 767 HB 891 Washington Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established Letter of Information  
SB 790   Kagan Unemployment Insurance - Reimbursing Employers - Deferral of Payment During a State of Emergency for COVID-19    
SB 882 HB 1053 Guzzone Operating Budget - Education Programs - Mandated Funding    
SB 896   Rosapepe Workgroup on the COVID-19 Crisis Economic Recovery    
SB 902   Hester Economic Development - Cyber Workforce Program and Fund - Established    
SB 904 HB 972 Salling Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

SB904 Written Support

HB792 Written Support

 
SB 909   Smith Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goals

Letter of Information 3.9.21

Favorable with Amendments 4.1.21

 
SB 927   Pinsky Institutions of Higher Education - Prohibition Against Incentive Payments - Foreign Student Exemption

Favorable 3.9.21

Favorable 4.1.21

 

 

 

 

 

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