A House Appropriations Committee legislative hearing for House Bill 1260 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 1PM in Annapolis, MD.  House Bill 1260 was introduced by Speaker of the House, Adrienne Jones and if passed, will end the 14-year long HBCU lawsuit.  If you would like to testify on February 25th in support of House Bill 1260, click on the link above to sign up.

Maryland HBCU Legislation

2020 Maryland General Assembly Session

HB 1260 / SB 1043 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding

 

Sponsors - House of Delegates

Del. Adrienne Jones [D]Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes [D]Del. Darryl Barnes [D]Del. Keith Haynes [D] Del. Curtis Anderson [D]Del. Regina Boyce [D]Del. Frank Conaway [D]Del. Marvin Holmes [D] Del. Maggie McIntosh [D]Del. Nick Mosby [D]Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith [D]Del. Melissa Wells [D]

 

Sponsors - Senate

Sen. Charles Sydnor [D]Sen. Melony Griffith [D]Sen. Malcolm Augustine [D]Sen. Joanne Benson [D]Sen. Jill Carter [D]Sen. Arthur Ellis [D]Sen. Antonio Hayes [D]Sen. Delores Kelley [D]Sen. Cory McCray [D]Sen. Obie Patterson [D]Sen. William Smith [D]Sen. Mary Washington [D]

Summary

Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish certain new units to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal years 2022 through 2031, to include in the annual State operating budget $57,700,000 to be allocated to certain historically black colleges and universities; establishing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Reserve Fund; specifying the purpose and uses of the Fund; etc.

Bill Text (PDF)

SB 435 - Legal Education Success Collaborative - Established

Sponsors - Senate

Sen. Cory McCray [D]Sen. Charles Sydnor [D]

Summary

Establishing a Legal Education Success Collaborative between the University of Baltimore School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, and the Maryland historically black colleges and universities in order to increase diversity in the legal field; requiring certain appropriations to be made in certain fiscal years to the scholars programs at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law to expand their programs; etc.

Bill Text (PDF)

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