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March 22, 2004

Senate Bill 345: An Act Concerning Child in Need of Assistance - Habitual Truancy

Sponsor:
Senators Gladden, Brochin, Conway, Frosh, Giannetti, Grosfeld, Jones, and Klausmeier

Summary:
SB 345 changes the classification of truant children from "children in need of supervision" to "children in need of assistance." This essentially creates educational neglect in Maryland and makes it easy for all the children in the family to come under court jurisdiction if one child is truant.

Status:

02/04/2004Introduced, read first time, and assigned to Judicial Proceedings.
03/10/2004Judicial Proceedings Committee Hearing at 1:00 PM. Location is room 2, East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD.
03/18/2004Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted to give the bill an unfavorable report. 7 yeas, 4 nays. This has effectively killed the bill.

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this bill.

 Other Resources

Mar-18-2004 — Victory on SB 345!

Mar-08-2004 — Maryland--Calls Needed: Bill Turns Truancy Into Child Abuse

Bill Text

Bill History