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Higher Education - Admissions Process - Criminal History (Maryland Fair Access to Education Act of 2017)

Sponsored by:

Senator Conway


Veto overridden (32-15)

Synopsis:Prohibiting specified institutions of higher education from using information about the criminal history of applicants on admissions applications; allowing an institution of higher education to use a third-party admissions application that contains questions about the criminal history of the applicant under specified conditions; prohibiting an institution of higher education from automatically or unreasonably restricting a student's admission based on that student's criminal history; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senator Conway
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0694
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): December 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee HearingAppropriations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Higher Education
Narrow Subject(s):Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Criminal Background Investigations
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Statutes:Article - Education
(26-501 through 26-506)

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January 12, 2018 3:55 P.M.