Policy Testimony

If you have any questions on the testimony below, or any policy issue affecting Baltimore’s children, youth, and families, feel free to contact the Policy Team at policy@familyleague.org.

 

Local Committees

Investigating the Impacts of Concentrated Poverty

 

State Commissions

Kirwan Commission Testimony – October 2017

Kirwan Commission Testimony – October 2018

State ESSA Plan

 

2018 Legislative Session

HB 1554 Child Support – Payment Incentive Program Expansion Act of 2018

HB 1518 Maternal Mortality Review Committee

HB 1224 Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018

HB 1729 Family Investment Program – Temporary Cash Assistance – Funding

SB 912 / HB 1685 Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund)

SB 589, as Amended: Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners – Education Trust Fund Allocation to Establish Community School Programs

SB 548 / HB 910 Education – Students With Reading Difficulties – Screenings and Interventions

SB 1141 / HB 1203 Maryland Education Opportunity Act of 2018

SB 479 / HB 940 High School Credit for College Courses Act of 2018

HB 856 Earned Income Tax Credit – Individuals Without Qualifying Children – Expansion

SB 647 Earned Income Tax Credit – Individuals Without Qualifying Children – Expansion

HB 852 Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

HB 664 / SB 543 Labor and Employment – Payment of the Minimum Wage Required (Fight for Fifteen)

HB 304 Environment – Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing – Elevated Blood Levels

SB 801 Environment – Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing – Elevated Blood Levels

HB 193 / SB 43 High School Diploma by Examination – Eligibility Requirements – Exemption

HB 315 / SB 740 State Department of Education – Breakfast and Lunch Programs – Funding (Maryland Cares for Kids Act)

HB 345 Sales and Use Tax – Diapers – Exemption

HB 430 / SB 379 Education – Child Care Subsidies – Mandatory Funding Levels

HB 431 / SB 308 Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth – Employment Program (Fostering Employment Act of 2018)

HB 547 / SB 373 Education – Head Start Program – Annual Appropriation

HB 580 / SB 250 Landlord and Tenant – Prohibited Lease Provisions – Late Fees for Tenants Receiving Government Benefits

SB 266 / HB 716 Maryland Health Care Commission – Mortality Rates of African American Infants and Infants in Rural Areas – Study

SB 444 Task Force on Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City

SB 479 High School Credit for College Courses Act of 2018

SB 524 / HB 852 Landlord and Tenant – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

SB 205: High School Credit Clarification Act of 2018

HB 86/ SB 656: Health Insurance – Coverage for Elevated or Impaired Blood Glucose Levels and Prediabetes Treatment

HB 10: State Lottery – Unclaimed Prizes – Public Prekindergarten Programs

SB 85: Tuition Waivers – Foster Care Recipients – Eligibility

 

2017 Legislative Session

SB 543: Maryland Fair Access to Education Act of 2017

HB 425: Public Schools – Suspensions and Expulsions

HB 694: Maryland Fair Access to Education Act of 2017

HB 1: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Governor’s Office for Children Interagency Fund: Budget Hearing

HB 287: The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017

SB 359: Maryland Meals for Achievement for Teens

 

 

 

 

Updated November 14, 2018 @ 1:56 pm