MD SB438 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Passed on May 18 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 346
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the State Department of Education to establish a model policy to support the educational and parenting goals and improve the educational outcomes of pregnant and parenting students; requiring the model policy to include certain policies and procedures; requiring each county board of education to establish a policy based on the Department's model policy; altering the required contents of the pregnant and parenting students attendance policy developed by each county board; etc.

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Public Schools - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policies and Reports


Roll Calls

2021-04-05 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 119 N: 15 NV: 4 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-04-05 - House - Floor Amendment 613822/1 (Delegate Cox) Rejected (Y: 42 N: 92 NV: 4 Abs: 3) [FAIL]
2021-04-05 - House - Floor Amendment 773027/1 (Delegate Cox) Rejected (Y: 40 N: 96 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [FAIL]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2021-05-18SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 346
2021-04-06SenateReturned Passed
2021-04-05HouseThird Reading Passed (119-15)
2021-04-05HouseFloor Amendment {613822/1 (Delegate Cox) Rejected (42-92)
2021-04-05HouseFloor Amendment {773027/1 (Delegate Cox) Rejected (40-96)
2021-04-02HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
2021-04-02HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-04-02HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2021-03-26HouseHearing 3/31 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-20HouseReferred Ways and Means
2021-03-19SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2021-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {334331/1 Adopted
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-02-10SenateHearing 2/25 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB401 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 345


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education4138(n/a)See Bill Text
Education7301.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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