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HB0359 / SB0437 – Maryland Longitudinal Data System – Student Data – Pregnant and Parenting Students

Lead bills sponsors are Delegate Michele Guyton and Senator Mary Washington
This legislation seeks to:
  • Include data on pregnant, expectant, and parenting students (PEPS) in the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center in order to track and monitor students in an anonymous way to assess their educational outcomes.
  • The Data Tracking System will include de-identified data in which parent and student identity information including the State Assigned Student Identifier number and Social Security number have been removed from collection.
  • Identification of which students should be included in the category of pregnant, expectant, and parenting should be based on self-reporting by the students.

We created a sign-on letter for orgs/groups/allies. House hearing is 1/27.  Senate hearing has yet to be scheduled.

For more information or to learn how you can support passage of this legislation, contact Diana Philip at diana@prochoicemd.org

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We fight for a future that includes access to all reproductive health care no matter your zip code or employer. Maryland must lead the charge. Are you with us?