HB458 attaches a reverse repealer, a measure that will force the bill to a conference committee where three members of the House and three members of the Senate, appointed by the Speaker and Lieutenant Governor, could make changes. This is problematic because it would allow details to be worked out in private while giving the public a last-minute opportunity to engage. Considering that the only problem we see with MAEP is that it has been historically underfunded thus hindering students' right to a quality public education, we are opposed to this legislation.

Status

Died in Conference

Position

Oppose