MD SB446 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 554
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Authorizing the Secretary of Higher Education to require certain institutions of postsecondary education to refund all tuition and fees to certain Maryland students under certain circumstances; establishing that an institution that closes programs in a manner that is a disorderly closure is in violation of the enrollment agreement or other contract with an enrolled student; authorizing the Commission to approve a certain plan for the of filing certain records of former students with a certain successor institution; etc.

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Institutions of Postsecondary Education – Disorderly School Closures


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 98 N: 32 NV: 4 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - House - Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day (Delegate Solomon) Adopted (Y: 110 N: 18 NV: 6 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-02-28 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 36 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Floor Amendment 653026/1 (Senator Serafini) Rejected (Y: 15 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2020-05-08SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 554
2020-03-18SenatePassed Enrolled
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (44-1)
2020-03-18SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2020-03-17HouseThird Reading Passed (98-32)
2020-03-17HouseMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day (Delegate Solomon) Adopted (110-18)
2020-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments {814161/1 Adopted
2020-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
2020-03-16HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-03HouseHearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-02HouseReferred Appropriations
2020-02-28SenateThird Reading Passed (36-8)
2020-02-26SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-26SenateFloor Amendment {653026/1 (Senator Serafini) Rejected (15-31)
2020-02-26SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2020-02-25SenateMotion Special Order until 2/26 (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
2020-02-25SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2020-02-25SenateFavorable with Amendments {204932/1
2020-02-24SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-01-31SenateHearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB469 (Crossfiled) 2020-01-29 - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Commercial Law13301(n/a)See Bill Text
Education11107(n/a)See Bill Text
Education11203(n/a)See Bill Text
Education11210(n/a)See Bill Text
Education11401(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government91A-30(n/a)See Bill Text

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