MD HB243 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 649
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Transferring the Baltimore City Young Readers Program and the Young Readers Matching Grant Program to the Maryland State Library Agency; requiring program grant applicants to include the distribution of books to children in low-income zip codes within the applicants' areas of service; requiring the Governor to include $350,000 in the annual budget bill for the Program; requiring the State Library Board, beginning December 1, 2024, to report every other year to the General Assembly on the effectiveness of the Program; etc.

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Baltimore City Young Readers Program and Young Readers Matching Grant Program - Alterations (Young Readers Program Act of 2023)


Roll Calls

2023-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 140 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-07 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 43 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2023-03-09 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 137 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-16HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 649
2023-04-10HousePassed Enrolled
2023-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (140-0)
2023-04-10HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2023-04-07SenateThird Reading Passed (43-0)
2023-04-06SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-04-06SenateFavorable with Amendments {223322/1 Adopted
2023-04-06SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-10SenateReferred Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-09HouseThird Reading Passed (137-0)
2023-03-07HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-07HouseFavorable with Amendments {393929/1 Adopted
2023-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2023-01-25HouseHearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-23HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB300 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 650


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education23110(n/a)See Bill Text
Education23111(n/a)See Bill Text
Human Services81401(n/a)See Bill Text
Human Services81402(n/a)See Bill Text
Human Services81403(n/a)See Bill Text

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