Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment

Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2021, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to pay certain contributions; authorizing, beginning July 1, 2022, a covered individual taking certain leave from employment to sub

Universal School Start Act of 2020

Requiring, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, a county board of education to set the start date of the school year for schools in the county not earlier than the first Tuesday after Labor Day; authorizing a county board to grant a school a certain waiver from a certain requirement for good cause as established by the State Board of Education in regulations; requiring the State Board to adopt certain regulations; etc.

Education - School Construction - Pedestrian Safety Plans

Requiring a county board of education seeking State funds for the construction of a new school, or the renovation of or an addition to an existing school that would increase the capacity by more than 100 students, to submit a pedestrian safety plan to the Interagency Commission on School Construction; requiring the plan to identify safe routes for students to walk or bike to school, evaluate existing and needed infrastructure, analyze

Public Schools - Staff Members - Report

Requiring each county board of education to submit, on or before July 1 each year, a report to the State Board of Education, the Governor, and certain legislative committes on the ratio of students to certain staff members at each school; and requiring the report to include the ratio of students to certain staff members for the school system as a whole.

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

Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing 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; requiring the report to include a plan for transitioning any adversely aff

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 to 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

Education - Required Number of School Days or Hours

Altering the requirement that certain public schools be open for at least 180 days and a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year to require that the schools be open for at least 180 days or a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year; and providing that certain funding for schools may not be reduced if there are fewer than 1,080 school hours under certain circumstances.

Membership Meeting

Date: February 8, 2020

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