MD HB525 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB376


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-4)
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 779
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing the Outdoor Preschool License Pilot Program in the State Department of Education to license outdoor, nature-based early learning and child care programs to expand access to affordable, high-quality early learning and child care programs and investigate the benefits of outdoor, nature-based classrooms; requiring the Department to submit a final report to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2027, with recommendations for modifying or expanding the Program; etc.

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Outdoor Preschool License Pilot Program - Establishment


Roll Calls

2023-04-05 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-09 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-16HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 779
2023-04-05HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-05SenateThird Reading Passed (45-1)
2023-03-31SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-31SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-03-31SenateFavorable Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-16SenateHearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-03-10SenateReferred Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-09HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2023-03-07HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-07HouseFavorable with Amendments {463621/1 Adopted
2023-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2023-02-01HouseHearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-01HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

HB376 (Carry Over) 2022-01-27 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education9.51101(n/a)See Bill Text
Education9.51102(n/a)See Bill Text
Education9.51103(n/a)See Bill Text
Education9.51104(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments