SB 243 –– Baltimore City, Park Heights Redevelopment Area. Alcoholic Beverages Repealing: This bill repeals certain references to the “Park Heights Redevelopment Area” by enforcing new closing hours.
SB 245 –– Procurement – Security Requirements – Forms: This bill requires the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to establish separate forms for procurement officers to use to require security for construction contracts and contracts for supplies, services, or construction related services; and requiring that a certain form provide for annual and renewable contracts.
SB 411 –– Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore City – Carmel Community Reaching Out Center: This is a bond bill that provides funds in the amount of $90,000 to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of the First Mount Carmel Christian Community Church, Inc. for the Carmel Community Reaching Out Center
SB 414 –– Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs Coordination of Small Business Resources: This bill authorizes the governor’s office of small and minority businesses to research and combine resources that provide access to capital for small businesses and provide those services at one location. There are many resources in the community for small, minority and women-owned businesses. However, they often operate in silos without them being aware of the services each provides. each other.
SB 416 –– Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore City – Baltimore Police Mounted Unit Stables: This is a bond bill that provides $300,000 to be used as a grant to the First Mile Stable Charitable Foundation, LLC for the horse stables for the Baltimore Police Mounted Unit. The installation of a 12 Stall horse stable unit in Southwest Baltimore to provide security presence for longtime residents and businesses who suffered grave unrest over many decades.
SB 586 –– Higher Education – Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships, Reimbursement of Certificate and License Programs: This bill was merged with SB 470 and passed. It provides scholarships to students who enter an apprenticeship program rather than enrolling in college. College is not for everybody. Many youths need employment but do not want to go to college but they do need training. They seek jobs in plumbing, heating, auto mechanics and other industries. This bill expands the delegation and senatorial scholarship program to include those programs that offer licenses or certification in a vocation that does not include college.
SB 589 –– Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners – Education Trust Fund – Allocation to Establish Community School Programs and Judy Centers: This bill is included in the Kirwan Commission’s 2019 educational plans with $1 million appropriated for its inclusion. Community schools utilize community resources to help develop children.
SB 590 –– Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners – Education Trust Fund – Allocation to Establish Judy Centers: This bill is included in the Kirwan Commission plans with $1 million appropriations to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners beginning in fiscal year 2020 to establish Judy Centers. Judy centers are programs in certain schools that provide services to infants. Judy Centers provide for the care of the babies of young girls who got pregnant and had to drop out of school. If Judy centers provide care for babies while the young mothers are in class and required the young mothers to volunteer their time working in the Judy Centers caring for the babies, the young girls could continue their education.
SB 614 –– State Center – Redevelopment – Requirements, Participation, and Process: This bill is designed to implement the redevelopment requirements, participation, and the progress of State Center. The bill prohibits the State from entering into a contract unless the requirements of the 12 community organizations surrounding the site of the State Center are addressed. Also, it requires minority participation in the construction of the development and requires that the developer include the progress made during the initial planning of the project within the new phase of the development.
SB 615 –– Coppin State University and Morgan State University – Cyber Warrior Diversity Program – Established: This legislation establishes a Cyber Warrior Diversity Program at Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and BCCC: Morgan State University, Coppin State University, Bowie the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Baltimore City Community College, with $2.2 million allocated to launch the program and $11 million to sustain it. A student will graduate with an A+ Certification and a college degree. This ensures that employment in cybersecurity is easier acquired at a larger salary.
SB 616 –– Baltimore City – Alcoholic Beverages – Transfer of License: This bill specifies that a certain Class B-D-7 license is considered to be unexpired until the end of July 1, 2019, for a certain purpose in Baltimore City.
SB 1098 –– Baltimore City – Tax Sales – Water Liens: This bill permanently separates water liens from tax sales in Baltimore City. It requires that water bills and property taxes not be combined and used to foreclose on a home-owners property. The bill was amended to include rental property.
SB 1189 –– Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore City – Paul’s Place: This is a bond bill that provides $35,000 to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Paul’s Place, Inc. for a community kitchen facility.