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MICUA Priority Bills 2021

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. Click on the link in the testimony column to review MICUA’s testimony, if offered.

The following bills were tracked closely by MICUA as Priority 1 during the Legislative Session. For several of them, MICUA submitted testimony, offered amendments, and met with sponsors and other key legislators to discuss our position.

Bill Number Crossfile Bill Sponsor Bill Title Testimony Status
HB1 SB1 The Speaker  Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding   Enacted (Ch. 41/42)
HB 37 SB 35 Del Valderrama Procurement – Prevailing Wage – Applicability   Enacted (Ch. 57/58)
HB 46 SB 584 Del Griffith Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2021) Did not pass
HB 96 SB 664 Del Solomon Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Application HB 96 - Did not pass
SB 664 - Enacted (Ch 577)
HB 97 SB 66 Del Lierman Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021) Enacted SB 66 (Ch.74)
HB 98 Del Washington Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program - Alterations (Maryland College Access Act)

Written Support- 1/20

Written Support- 3/18

Enacted (Ch. 403)
HB 123 SB 3 Del Pena-Melnyk Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Written Support Enacted (Ch.70/71)
HB 156 SB 283 Del Luedtke and Griffith; Sen Elfreth Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act

HB156 Support

SB283 Support

Enacted (Ch. 656/657) 
HB 173 SB 433 Del Feldmark Institutions of Higher Education - State Funding - Revision Enacted (Ch. 418/44)
HB 237 SB 126 Del Ebersole and Hester; Sen Zucker State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance Written Support Did not pass
HB 244 SB 161 Del Valentino-Smith Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education Written Support Did not pass
HB 307 Del Rosenberg Maryland Technology Internship Program - Qualifications for Participation - Alterations Written Support- 1/19
Written Support- 3/16
Enacted (Ch. 591)
HB 336 Del Ivey Private Institutions of Higher Education - Police Departments - Repeal and Prohibition Opposition Did not pass 
HB 375 SB 211 Del Valderrama Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021) Did not pass
HB 466 SB 405 Del Palakovich Carr Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information Support with Amendments SB 405  Enacted (Ch. 212)
HB 508 SB 210 Del Attar COVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity Did not pass
HB 581 SB 486 Del D.E. Davis/ Sen Augustine Labor and Employment – Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act) HB 581 – Enacted (Ch. 736)
HB 588 SB 491 The Speaker Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022) HB 588  Enacted (Ch. 357)
HB 589 SB 493 The Speaker Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 Support with Amendments HB 589  Enacted (Ch. 150)
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 590 Enacted (Ch. 63)
HB 651 SB 464 Del Qi Education - Educational Interpreter - Certification Requirements Written Support Did not pass
HB 658 SB 444 Del Qi Transforming Manufacturing in a Digital Economy Workgroup (Making It in Maryland)

HB658 Written Support

Enacted (Ch. 581/582)
HB 792 SB 904 Del Anderton Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks HB792 Written Support Did not pass
HB 836 SB 741 Del Pena-Melnyk COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, and Vaccination Act of 2021

HB836 Letter of Information

SB741 Letter of Information

Vetoed 
HB 891 SB 767 Del D.M. Davis Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established HB 891 Enacted (Ch 579/580)
HB 918 Del Amprey Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Underrepresented Teachers Withdrawn

HB 943

SB 637 Del Bridges Community Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment   SB 637 - Enacted (Ch. 247)
HB 1067 SB 538 Del Feldmark Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding Did not pass
HB 1106 SB 210 Del Wivell Civil Actions - Immunity From Liability - COVID-19 Exposure Did not pass
HB 1130 Del Barnes Higher Education - For-Profit Institutions - Standards for Operation Did not pass
HB 1133 Del Bridges Tree Planting - Urban Trees Program and Commission for the Innovation and Advancement of Carbon Markets and Sustainable Tree Plantings Did not pass
HB 1159 Del Thiam Higher Education - Community College Credits - General Education Courses Did not pass
HB 1200 SB 787 Del Luedtke Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax - Exemption and Restriction SB 787 - Enacted (Ch. 669)
HB 1206 Del Mautz Public Health - COVID-19-Related Order Violations - Notice Did not pass
HB 1208 Del Solomon Task Force to Study Academic Credit for Prior Learning in Higher Education Favorable with Amendments Did not pass
HB 1210 The Speaker Corporate Diversity - Board, Executive Leadership, and Mission Enacted (Ch. 795)
HB 1245 Del Washington Guaranteed Access Grant and Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Alterations Enacted (Ch. 578)
HB 1278 SB 825 Del Ebersole Department of Legislative Services - Study - Capacity and Accountability of State Department of Education Did not pass
HB 1284 SB 276 Del Acevero Johns Hopkins University - Police Department - Repeal Did not pass
HB 1374   Del Barnes Prior Authorizations of State Debt - Alterations   Enacted (Ch. 576)
SB 1 HB 1 Sen Sydnor Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding Enacted (Ch. 42/41)
SB 3 HB 123 Sen Griffith Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Written Support Enacted (Ch.71/70)
SB 35 HB 37 Sen Feldman Procurement – Prevailing Wage – Applicability Enacted (Ch. 58/57)
SB 66 HB 97 Sen Elfreth Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021) Written Support Enacted SB 66 (Ch.74)
SB 126 HB 237 Sen Hester State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance Did not pass
SB 127 Sen Patterson Institutions of Higher Education – Use of Criminal History in Admission – Modifications Enacted (Ch. 676)
SB 161 HB 244 Sen Eckardt Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education SB 161 Written Support Did not pass
SB 211 HB 375 Sen Hayes Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021) Did not pass
SB 276 HB 1284 Sen Carter Johns Hopkins University - Police Department - Repeal Did not pass
SB 283 HB 156 Sen Elfreth Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act Enacted (Ch. 657/656)
SB 405 HB 466 Sen Augustine Higher Education - Student Identification Cards - Required Information Support with Amendments SB 405  Enacted (Ch. 212)
SB 433 HB 173 Sen King Institutions of Higher Education - State Funding - Revision Enacted (Ch.44/418)
SB 444 HB 658 Sen West Transforming Manufacturing in a Digital Economy Workgroup (Making It in Maryland) SB444 Written Support Enacted (Ch. 582/581)
SB 464 HB 651 Sen West Education - Educational Interpreter - Certification Requirements Written Support Did not pass
SB 486 HB 581 Sen Augustine Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act) HB 581 – Enacted (Ch. 736)
SB 491 HB 588 President Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022) HB 588 Enacted (Ch. 357)
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 Enacted HB 590 (Ch. 63)
SB 493 HB 589 President Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 Support with Amendments HB 589  Enacted (150)
SB 538 HB1067 Sen Guzzone; Del Feldmark Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education - Funding Written Support Did not pass
SB 584 HB 46 Sen Gallion Education - Student Horizon Database and Scorecard (Students Right to Know Act of 2021) Did not pass
SB 637 HB 943 Sen Hayes Community Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment SB 637 - Enacted (Ch.247)
SB 664 HB 96 Sen Ellis Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Applications for Student Financial Aid SB 664 Enacted (Ch. 577)
SB 741 HB 836 Sen Rosapepe COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, and Vaccination Act of 2021 Letter of Information SB 741 Vetoed
SB 767 HB 891 Sen Washington Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established Letter of Information Enacted (Ch.580/579)
SB 785 Sen Ferguson State Board of Education Membership and Terms – Capability and Capacity Study of Education Agencies Did not pass
SB 787 HB 1200 Sen Ferguson Digital Advertising G ross Revenues Tax and Tobacco Tax – Alterations and Implementatio SB 787 - Enacted (Ch. 669)
SB 790 Sen Kagan Unemployment Insurance - Reimbursing Employers - Deferral of Payment During a State of Emergency for COVID-19 Did not pass
SB 825 HB 1278 Sen Hester Department of Legislative Services - Study - Capacity and Accountability of State Department of Education Did not pass
SB 896 Sen Rosapepe Workgroup on the COVID-19 Crisis Economic Recovery Did not pass
SB 902 Sen Hester Economic Development - Cyber Workforce Program and Fund - Established Did not pass
SB 904 HB 792 Sen Salling Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks

SB904 Written Support

Did not pass
SB 909 Sen Smith Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goals

Letter of Information 3.9.21

Favorable with Amendments 4.1.21

Enacted (Ch.728)
SB 927 Sen Pinsky Institutions of Higher Education - Prohibition Against Incentive Payments - Foreign Student Exemption

Favorable 3.9.21

Favorable 4.1.21

Enacted (Ch.735)

 

 

Among the bills that MICUA monitored as Priority 2 during the Legislative Session, the following bills achieved final passage.

Bill Number Crossfile Bill Sponsor Bill Title Status
HB 6 SB 80 Del Feldmark Economic Development - Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Alterations Enacted (Ch.195/196)
HB 38 SB 49 Del Carey State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity SB 49 - Enacted (Ch.318)
HB 56 SB 473 Del Boyce Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave Enacted (Ch.573/574)
HB 71 SB 497 Del Luetke Juvenile Services Education Board and Program - Establishment, Powers, and Duties SB 497 - Enacted (Ch.147)
HB 73 SB 710 Del Krimm State and Local Government and Public Institutions of Higher Education - Teleworking HB 73 - Enacted (Ch.696)
HB 78 SB 52 Del Pena-Melnyk Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) Enacted (Ch.749/750)
HB 89 SB 397 Del Wilkins Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education HB 89 - Enacted (Ch.365)
HB 125     SB 439    Del Lierman         Public Institutions of Higher Education - Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act) SB 439 - Enacted (Ch.138)
HB 133 SB 30 Del Korman State Finance and Procurement - Appropriation Reductions (Board of Public Works Budget Reduction Clarification Act) Vetoed
HB 183 SB 449 Del Lierman Public Information Act - Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act) HB 183 - Enacted (Ch.658)
HB 216 SB 155 Del Valentino-Smith Higher Education - Tuition Exemption for Foster Care Recipients and Homeless Youth - Alterations and Reports Enacted (Ch.256/257)
HB 264 SB 483 Del Charkoudian Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals Enacted (Ch.439/440)
HB 289 SB 105 Del Atterbeary  Peace Orders - Workplace Violence  HB 289 - Enacted (Ch.341)
HB 290 SB 455 Del Hill  Employment Discrimination - Time for Filing Complaints  Enacted (Ch.201/202)
HB 320 Del Smith  Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Transfer of Student Data - Modifications  Enacted (Ch.586)
HB 460 SB 886 Del Solomon  Transfer With Success Act  Enacted (Ch.188/189)
HB 463 SB 172 Del Barron  Maryland Health Equity Resource Act  Enacted (Ch.742/74)
HB 612 SB 496 The Speaker  Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act  Enacted SB 496 (Ch. 39)
HB 770 SB 326 Del Solomon  Facilitating University Transformations by Unifying Reductions in Emissions (FUTURE) Act  SB 326 - Enacted (Ch.732)
HB 854 Del Kaiser Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center - Inclusion of Child Welfare Data and Governing Board   Enacted (Ch.306)
HB 894 SB 746 Del Haynes Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining  Vetoed
HB 905 SB 845 Del Bridges Education - Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships - Eligibility Enacted (Ch. 96/97)
HB 1268 SB 526 Del Henson Legal Education Success Collaborative - Established Enacted (Ch.213)
HB 1073 SB 636 Del Bridges  Housing and Community Development - Neighborhood Revitalization - Passive House Pilot Program SB 636 - Enacted (Ch.583)
HB 1123 SB 563 Del Reznik  Local Health Departments - Funding SB 563 - Enacted (Ch.805)
HB 1143 SB 771 Del Carey  Unemployment Insurance - Work Sharing (Work Share Expansion Act of 2021)  Enacted (Ch. 54/64)
HB 1154 SB 801 Del Jackson  Labor and Employment - Economic Stabilization Act - Alterations  Enacted (Ch.587/588)
HB 1207 SB 674 Del Bridges  Environment - Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities - Reform  Enacted (Ch.634/635)
HB 1238 SB 779 Del Forbes  Maryland 529 Program - Board Authority and State Contribution - Alterations  Enacted (Ch. 435/436)
HB 1245   Del Washington Guaranteed Access Grant and Next Generation Scholars of Maryland - Alterations  Enacted (Ch.578)
HB 1268 SB 526 Del Henson Legal Education Success Collaborative - Established HB 1268 - Enacted (Ch. 213)
HB 1313 SB 67 Del Mangione Emergency Medical Services - Paramedics - Vaccination Administration SB 67 - Enacted (Ch.799)
HB 1322   Del Washington Primary and Secondary Education - School Personnel Not Returning to In-Person Instruction and Work - Accommodations and Discipline Vetoed
HB 1337 SB 800 Del Proctor  Inmate Training and Job Act of 2021  SB 800 - Enacted (Ch.677)
SB 30 HB 133 Sen Elfreth State Finance and Procurement - Appropriation Reductions (Board of Public Works Budget Reduction Clarification Act)  Vetoed
SB 49 HB 38 Sen Lee State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity SB 49 Enacted (Ch.318)
SB 52 HB 78 Sen Washington Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) Enacted (Ch. 750/749)
SB 67 HB 1313 Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee Emergency Medical Services - Paramedics - Vaccination Administration SB 67 Enacted (Ch. 799)
SB 80 HB 6 Sen Kagan Economic Development - Maryland Technology Development Corporation - Alterations Enacted (Ch.196/195)
SB 86 Chair, Finance Committee Correctional Education - Changes to Mandatory Education Requirements Enacted (Ch. 98)
SB 105 HB 289 Sen Sydnor Peace Orders - Workplace Violence HB 289 Enacted (Ch. 341)
SB 155 HB 216 Sen Washington Higher Education - Tuition Exemption for Foster Care Recipients and Homeless Youth - Alterations and Reports Enacted (Ch. 257/256)
SB 172 HB 463 Sen Hayes Maryland Health Equity Resource Act Enacted (Ch. 74/742)
SB 298 Sen Reilly State Board of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Closure - Notice to Customers (The Dennis Robin Act) Enacted (Ch.802)
SB 308 Sen Ellis Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Eligibility Enacted (Ch.344)
SB 326 HB 770 Sen Hayes Baltimore City Community College - Procurement Authority SB 326 Enacted (Ch. 732)
SB 364 Sen McCray Baltimore City - Civil Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers of an Institution of Higher Education - Prohibition Against Nondisparagement Clause in Settlement Agreement Enacted (Ch.740)
SB 397 HB 89 Sen Carter Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education HB 89 Enacted (Ch. 365)
SB 439 HB 125 Sen Ready Public Institutions of Higher Education - Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act) SB 439 - Enacted (Ch. 138)
SB 449 HB 183 Sen Kagan  Public Information Act - Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)  HB 183 Enacted (Ch. 658)
SB 455 HB 290 Sen Sydnor Employment Discrimination - Time for Filing Complaints Enacted (Ch. 202/201)
SB 473 HB 56 Sen Washington Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave Enacted (Ch.574/573)
SB 483 HB 264 Sen Hettleman Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals Enacted (Ch. 440/439)
SB 496 HB 612 President Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act SB 496 Enacted (Ch. 39)
SB 497 HB 71 Sen Kelley Juvenile Services Education Board and Program - Establishment, Powers, and Duties SB 497 Enacted (Ch. 147)
SB 526 HB 1268 Sen McCray Legal Education Success Collaborative - Established Enacted (Ch.213)
SB 563 HB 1123 Sen Griffith Local Health Departments - Funding SB 563 Enacted (Ch. 805)
SB 636  HB 1073 Sen Hayes Housing and Community Development - Neighborhood Revitalization - Passive House Pilot Program  SB 636 Enacted (Ch. 583)
SB 674 HB 1207 Sen Elfreth  Environment - Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities - Reform Enacted (Ch. 634/635)
SB 710 HB 73 Sen Kinn  State and Local Government and Private Employers - Teleworking HB 73 Enacted (Ch. 696)
SB 746 HB 894 Sen Guzzone Education - Community Colleges - Collective Bargaining Vetoed
SB 771 HB 1143 Sen Hester Unemployment Insurance - Work Sharing (Work Share Expansion Act of 2021) Enacted (Ch. 64/54)
SB 779 HB 1238 Sen Elfreth Maryland 529 Program - Board Authority and State Contribution - Alterations Enacted (Ch. 436/435)
SB 800 HB 1337 Sen Patterson Inmate Training and Job Act of 2021 SB 800 Enacted (Ch. 677)
SB 801 HB 1154 Sen Griffith Labor and Employment - Economic Stabilization Act - Alterations Enacted (Ch. 588/587)
SB 845 HB 905 Sen Benson Education - Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships - Eligibility Enacted (Ch. 96/97)
SB 886 HB 460 Sen Elfreth  Transfer With Success Act Enacted (Ch. 189/188)
SB 895 Sen Rosapepe  University System of Maryland - Student Fees - Review and Spending Enacted (Ch.217)
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