Maryland Governor Larry Hogan posted the following on Facebook on March 2nd:
Members of the legislature are attempting to defund the police in Maryland schools by removing all School Resource Officers.
Every child deserves to be safe while getting an education. This extreme proposal would make our children less safe as they return to school.
There will be a hearing on this bill at 1:30 PM tomorrow in the House Ways and Means Committee. You can watch it here: https://bit.ly/3808d0P
Stand with us to Protect Our Students: https://bit.ly/2NWEeA7
More about HB-1089: Primary and Secondary Education – Expansion of Mental Health Services and Prohibition of School Resource Officers (Police–Free Schools Act)
Sponsored by: Delegate Acevero
Repealing certain provisions of law relating to the establishment of the Baltimore City School Police Force; prohibiting a local school system from contracting with certain law enforcement agencies for a certain purpose; prohibiting a local school system from establishing its own police force; altering certain functions and duties of the Maryland Center for School Safety to require the Center to analyze certain data, to certify certain law enforcement coverage, and to submit a certain report; etc.
Learn more here: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb1089