MD HB418 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 19 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-24 - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring, on or before December 31, 2021, each county board of education to adopt a policy prohibiting the use or display of a symbol of hate; requiring the policy to prohibit the display of a symbol of hate on clothing, book bags, folders, or similar items and to provide a student who displays a hate symbol the opportunity to remove or cover up the symbol; providing an exception to allow a symbol of hate to be used as an example in a course of study; requiring a county board to distribute educational materials about the policy; etc.

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County Boards of Education - Symbols of Hate - Policy


Roll Calls

2021-03-19 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 121 N: 12 NV: 3 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-03-24SenateHearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-03-22SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (121-12)
2021-03-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-18HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate M. Fisher) Adopted
2021-03-18HouseFavorable with Amendments {955767/1 Adopted
2021-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2021-01-23HouseHearing 2/05 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education7424.4(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments