School Safety Moving FAST
We are committed to school safety, and this morning a Senate committee passed the final piece.
Classroom Protections were moved into HB1783, and other components were moved into 2 others.
The remaining components of my four bills have been consolidated in SB1265, renamed the “SAFE TO LEARN ACT”.
The bill has 3 major purposes:
- Mental and Behavioral Health in Schools
- Organizational changes to MD Center for School Safety
- Security Measures in Schools
$40 million was attached to the bill for this year.
Agreements were reached on the Governor’s Capital Budget for many projects in Calvert County including:
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum $3,887,000 for renovations
Calvert Health Systems $1,727,000 for renovations to the behavioral health unit
North Beach Volunteer Fire Department $100,000 for boat maintenance
Calvert County Detention Center $500,000 for an addition to the Inmate Program Space
East-John Youth Center Pools $50,000 for repairs
— last week forgot to mention:
St. Mary’s Nursing Center $75,000 for renovations
25 Bills Moving!
As of Wednesday morning, almost half of the bills related to Vets crossed between House and Senate including many issues on the Vet Agenda. Some examples are:
Colonel Todd J. Hixson Memorial Resource Center Act
Disabled Veterans – Interviews for Noncompetitive Appointment
Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards – Notation for Surviving Spouses of Veterans
Employment in the State’s Defense Industry – Study
Exemption From Vehicle Registration Fees – Surviving Spouses of Veterans
Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income
Income Tax Checkoff – Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund
Priority Registration for Members of the Armed Forces
Procurement – Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Participation
Property Tax Credit – Elderly Individuals and Veterans
Registration Fee Exemptions – Disabled Veterans
Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program
Veteran Suicide Prevention – Comprehensive Action Plan
Washington County – Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans
We extended the application period for Senatorial Scholarship to April 15, 2018.
For more information on how to apply for the 2018-2019 Senatorial Scholarship, click here: senatorstevewaugh.com/news/2018-2019-senatorial-scholarship-application-packet/
Please continue to pray for our community.
Senator Steve Waugh
Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties