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For further information about initiatives produced during the legislative session, or for a search engine of all legislation introduced by the state legislature, visit the Maryland General Assembly's website.

The 2016 Maryland General Assembly Session convenes on Wednesday, January 13 and ends at midnight on April 11, 2016.   Relevant bills will be posted here as the bills become available. 

Budget Bills

SB190/HB 150 Operating Budget 

SB191/HB151 Capital Budget 

Higher Education Bills 

HB 18 - MD Education Opportunity Act of 2016 - Exempting recent high school graduates from payment of tuition to attend a community college in the State under specified circumstances; providing a 50% discount on tuition to individuals unemployed for at least 6 months but who have been seeking employment and who are attending a community college and seeking vocational certificates; requiring the State to reimburse community colleges for foregone tuition revenue; requiring that funds used to reimburse community colleges shall be paid from the Education Trust Fund; etc.

HB 230  - Institutions of Higher Education - Reduction in Financial Aid - Notification -  Requiring institutions of higher education who reduce institutional financial aid awarded to specified students to notify specified financial aid providers of the reduction.

HB283 - Institutions of Higher Education Official Transcripts - Requiring institutions of higher education that receive State funding to provide a free official transcript once per semester to students who meet specified criteria and once every 5 years to graduates who meet specified criteria.

SB 218 - USM and Morgan State - Prohibition Against Inclusion - Prohibiting the inclusion of Morgan State University within the University System of Maryland.

SB 332 - USM - Chancellor - Appointment - Subjecting the appointment of the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland to the advice and consent of the General Assembly; and making the Act an emergency measure.

Other Bills

HB 32 - Restoring and Sustaining Baltimore City Communities Act of 2016 - Requiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to grant, by law, a specified property tax credit against the property tax imposed on specified property located in specified communities in Baltimore City; establishing the amount and duration of the property tax credit; providing for the eligibility requirements of the property tax credit; providing the Act shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after June 30, 2016

HB 36 - Rebuilding Baltimore City Communities Act of 2016 - Requiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to grant, by law, a specified property tax credit against the property tax imposed on specified property located in specified communities in Baltimore City; establishing the amount and duration of the property tax credit; providing for the eligibility requirements of the property tax credit; providing the Act shall apply to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2016

 

 

Last Published 1/28/16