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2011 Legislative Testimony

Recent Conference testimony before the Maryland General Assembly

Support SB 731 in House Committee: Md Stem Cell Research Symposium Fee

3/29/2011

This testimony in support of SB 731 as amended is offered on behalf of the Catholic Bishops serving Maryland and their dioceses.

SB 731 as amended by the Senate Finance Committee represents a compromise. Constituents who would like to attend the annual Stem Cell Symposium but cannot afford to do ...

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Support HB 1304: Sign Posting of National Human Trafficking Hotline

3/24/2011

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving the state of Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington. The Conference comes to you in support of House Bill 1304, which would increase awareness of ...

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Support SB 882/HB 1228: Unemployment Insurance - Federal Extended Benefits for Long Term Unemployment

3/22/2011

The Maryland Catholic Conference (“Conference”) represents the public-policy interests of the three Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses serving the state of Maryland: the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington. The Conference testifies in support of Senate Bill 882 which would extend unemployment benefits and provide ...

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Support HB 1208: Tuition Exemption for Foster Care Recipients

3/22/2011

Today the Maryland Catholic Conference stands before you to urge your support for House Bill 1208. This bill would exempt foster care recipients from having to pay college tuition by altering the age before which a foster care recipient must be enrolled. The legislation also makes the application process more ...

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