Legislation

 

2020 Maryland Legislative Session

                
The 2020 Maryland Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 8th.  

We at Capitol Strategies look forward to representing you again this Session and thank you for the opportunity.

Below is a list of bills that have been introduced thus far that are of interest to the association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BILL TRACKER

Below is a list of the bills introduced thus far this year that are of interest to the MSBCA:

Number/Chapter (Cross File) Total: 15 Title Status Original House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates Opposite House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates
HB19 Education - Required Number of School Days or Hours In the House - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn Ways and Means 1/13/2020
HB 277 State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach In the House - Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m. Ways and Means 2/05 at 2:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs 2/05/2020
HB 432 Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act) In the House - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
HB 515 Public Schools - Staff Members - Report In the House - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 615 Education - School Construction - Pedestrian Safety Plans In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. Appropriations Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 743 Universal School Start Act of 2020 In the House - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. Rules - 1/30/2020 First Reading Senate Rules
HB 839 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. Finance Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 846 Public Schools - Reporting of Assaults, Crimes of Violence, and Felonies (Report Act of 2020) In the House - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1021 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Seasonal Temporary Workers In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. Finance Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1036 Vehicle Laws - Commercial Motor Carriers - Safety, Maintenance, and Insurance Information (James's Law) In the House - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings Hearing 3/04 at 12:00 p.m.
HB 1092 County Boards of Education - Payment Data - Disclosures In the House - First Reading Ways and Means Ways and Means 2/06/2020
HB 1097 Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act) In the House - First Reading Economic Matters Economic Matters 2/06/2020 First Reading Economic Matters Finance Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1226 Vehicle Laws - School Bus Safety - Occupant Capacity In the House - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1234 County Boards of Education - Student Transportation - Vehicles In the House - First Reading Ways and Means Ways and Means 2/07/2020 First Reading Ways and Means
HB 1250 Education - Length of the School Year - Declared State of Emergency (Kathryn Marie Carmello’s Law) In the House - First Reading Ways and Means In the House - First Reading Ways and Means 2/07/2020
HB 1451 School Bus Purchasing – Zero–Emission Vehicle – Requirement In the House - First Reading Ways and Means and Environment and Transportation First Reading Ways and Means and Environment and Transportation 2/07/2020
HB 1481 Zero-Emission Electric School Vehicles - Inspections In the House - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 65 Counties - Construction of Sidewalks and Crosswalks - Safe Alternative Routes to Public Schools In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 367 State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
SB 423 Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act) In the Senate - Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation Appropriations Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
SB 539 Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment In the Senate - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Finance Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 558 Universal School Start Act of 2020 In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules Rules 1/30/2020 Ways and Means Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 562 Public Schools - Flexible Instructional Days - Policy Requirements In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 614 Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act) In the Senate - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Finance Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters 2/06/2020
SB 755 Education - Harford County - Liability of School Bus Contractors In the Senate - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 844 Vehicle Laws - Commercial Motor Carriers - Safety, Maintenance, and Insurance Information (James's Law) In the Senate - Hearing 3/04 at 12:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings Hearing 3/04 at 12:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 906 Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Seasonal Temporary Workers In the Senate - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m. Finance Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.