Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act)

Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from entering into a contract to purchase buses for the Administration's transit bus fleet that are not electric buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and each January 1 thereafter, to submit a report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the implementation of the Act; providing for the contents of the annual report;

State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach

Establishing the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative in the State Department of Education to expand the use of the trauma-informed approach used in schools and intensively train schools on becoming trauma-informed schools; requiring the Department to develop and distribute certain guidelines and to develop a website on the trauma informed approach; requiring, on or before July 1, 2020, the Department to select one school each from cert

Counties - Construction of Sidewalks and Crosswalks - Safe Alternative Routes to Public Schools

Requiring a county board of education to prepare and post on the county's website each year a report that identifies certain information related to transportation services for certain public school students and certain safe alternative routes; requiring the governing body of a county to construct sidewalks and crosswalks necessary to create safe alternative routes for public school students who are ineligible for transportation servic

Zero-Emission Electric School Vehicles - Inspections

Altering the length of time a zero-emission electric school vehicle may be operated from 12 years to 15 years, unless it fails to meet the applicable school bus and motor vehicle safety standards.

School Bus Purchasing – Zero–Emission Vehicle – Requirement

Requiring, beginning on October 1, 2023, that each school bus purchased by a county board of education be a zero-emission vehicle; requiring, beginning on October 1, 2026, that each school bus purchased by a certain person for use under a certain contract with a county board be a zero-emission vehicle; etc.

Education - Length of the School Year - Declared State of Emergency (Kathryn Marie Carmello’s Law)

Authorizing a county board of education to decrease the length of the school year for each school day affected by a declared state of emergency for certain public schools without approval of the State Board of Education; and repealing a provision of law authorizing the State Board to open schools on holidays in the case of emergency.

County Boards of Education - Student Transportation - Vehicles

Authorizing a county board of education to provide transportation to and from school for certain students using a vehicle other than a Type I or Type II school vehicle when a school vehicle cannot reasonably be provided.

Vehicle Laws - School Bus Safety - Occupant Capacity

Prohibiting the number of pupils on a school bus from exceeding the seating capacity of the school bus.

Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act)

Requiring that a certain summary that certain employers are required to keep conspicuously posted in certain places of employment include certain antiretaliation provisions; prohibiting certain employers from taking certain actions under the Maryland Wage and Hour Law and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law; prohibiting certain employers from discriminating against certain employees; requiring, to the extent practicable, the

County Boards of Education - Payment Data - Disclosures

Requiring the county boards of education of Montgomery County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, and Anne Arundel County to develop and operate searchable websites containing information on the identities of individuals who receive aggregate payments from the boards of at least $25,000; and specifying how the websites present information.

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