MOE Bill Approved By House Subcommittee, Untouched

Today, the Education Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee voted to approve SB 848, the major legislation passed by the Senate to overhaul the state’s maintenance of effort requirements for school funding. While multiple stakeholders had included comments and amendments (including a set of thorough issues raised by MACo) the Subcommittee acted in near unison to resist every offered change, and to approve the Senate bill in the form passed by the Senate.

To read the full provisions of what now appears to be a “consensus” product of the General Assembly leadership, click here to see the Third reader Senate Bill, incorporating the amendments now approved by the full Senate and a first step in the House.

Action on the House floor is expected early next week.

For summary information on the bill, click here.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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