May 14, 2019

2019 Senate Session Highlights – Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.

The 2019 General Assembly Session ended at midnight on April 9th, capping an eventful legislative session for Senate President Thomas V. Mike, Miller, Jr. (District 27 – Prince George’s, Charles, and Calvert Counties). The longest serving Senate President in both Maryland and United States history, Miller would be directly involved with some twenty-four pieces of legislation and serve as the lead sponsor of four important bills (you can find a link to each of these bills by clicking here). Of the four bills that he solely carried, one passed both Chambers of the General Assembly and is now poised to become Maryland law.

Senate Bill 662 – Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education Grant (Maryland Green Schools Act of 2019)

This bill requires the Governor to provide specified funding to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), in fiscal 2021 through 2026, for the purpose of increasing the number of green schools in the State. An annual evaluation of the impact of this funding must be conducted in calendar 2022 through 2027 and, on completion, provided as specified. The bill takes effect July 1, 2019.

After a successful 2019 legislative session, President Miller now looks ahead to the 2020 session when he’ll bring with him the experience of yet another productive and effective year as President of the Maryland State Senate.