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 2013 Maryland General Assembly Session convened from Wednesday, Jan. 9 through Monday, April 8. This web page provides links to the status of key 2013 legislative proposals as introduced by the Assembly.
HB 100 / SB 125 - Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2014): Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
HB 101/ SB 126 - Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2013, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012: Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,103,006,000, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes; etc.
HB 102 / SB 127 - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2013: Altering the frequency with which specified payments from a special fund are required to be paid; requiring the reduction of specified grants and payments under specified circumstances; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; altering the distribution of specified revenue; providing for the transfer of specified funds for specified purposes; repealing specified requirements for a notice relating to abandoned property to be published in specified newspapers; etc.
HB 225 / SB 273 - Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013: Requiring specified licensing units and boards to give credit to former service members for relevant military training, education, and experience in connection with the issuance of occupational and professional licenses, certificates, and registrations; repealing and recodifying provisions of law regarding the renewal of occupational or professional licenses and the completion of continuing education or continuing competency requirements for specified members of an armed force deployed outside the State; etc.
HB 227 / SB 278 - Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Program: Establishing the Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Program (Maryland EARN Program) in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Department of Business and Economic Development and the Governor's Workforce Investment Board, to establish and administer the Program to provide specified grants on a competitive basis for specified purposes; requiring applications for specified grants under the Program to include specified information; etc.
HB 553 - Higher Education - Program Proposals - Review and Objections: Altering specified time periods for the Maryland Higher Education Commission and specified institutions of higher education to review and raise objections to higher education program proposals, including time periods during which the Commission must act and time periods during which the Commission and specified institutions of higher education may act; etc.
HB 557 / SB 607 - Institutions of Higher Education - Student Notification - Financial Information: Requiring specified institutions of higher education that receive State funding to report information on the cost of higher education at the institution to specified students.
HB 734 / SB 808 - University System of Maryland - Institution Management - Admissions Requirements: Requiring each institution or school within the University System of Maryland to maintain its total student body in a specified manner.
HB 833 / SB 740 - College Readiness and Completion Act of 2013: Requiring the State Department of Education to establish specified mathematics course requirements for specified students; requiring students to enroll in a college preparation curriculum except in a specified circumstance; requiring the Department to make a specified assessment of all students in the 11th grade by a specified school year; requiring the Department, in collaboration with a specified association, to develop and implement specified courses for the 12th grade by a specified school year; etc.
HB 863 / SB 814 - Higher Education Fair Share Act: Altering the matters of negotiation that may be included in collective bargaining between an employee organization and specified system institutions, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Baltimore City Community College; requiring employees of specified institutions of higher education to furnish written proof of specified payments to the President of the institution or the President's designee; etc.
SB 153 - Higher Education - Academic Credit for Military Education, Training, and Experience: Requiring public institutions of higher education to adopt policies for the purpose of awarding academic credit to specified students for military education, training, and experience received while an active duty member of the uniformed services of the United States; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop guidelines for public institutions of higher education to award academic credit to specified students for military education, training, and experience; etc.
SB 431 - Higher Education - University System of Maryland - Quasi-Endowments: Authorizing the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to maintain and manage quasi-endowment funds; limiting a specified transfer to a specified quasi-endowment fund; and altering a specified reporting requirement.
SB 510 - Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education Programs - Regulation: Altering the type of institution that is required to register with the Maryland Higher Education Commission before enrolling Maryland students in fully online distance education programs; exempting institutions of higher education that participate in the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus from the requirement to register with the Commission; altering a specified refund policy and procedure; requiring the Commission to peruse specified federal databases and information sources to make determinations; etc.