Michael J. Collins
MSA SC 3520-12146
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1940. Scranton Central High School; University of Scranton, B.S., 1962; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A., 1966; Essex Community College; Loyola College.
Member of Senate, December 1986 to June 30, 2002, representing District 6 (Baltimore & Harford Counties). Resigned June 30, 2002. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (formerly Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee), 1986-2002 (environment subcommittee; chair, education subcommittee, 1995-2002; chair, ad hoc subcommittee on ethics & election laws, 1997-2001). Member, Joint Work Group on Community College Financing, 1994-95; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1994-2000. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-2002. Member, Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998; Joint Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 2000-02; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02. Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-02. Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 1995-2002.
Member, House of Delegates, 1978-86, representing District 7 (Baltimore County). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1978-86.
Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Controlled Hazardous Substances Task Force, 1992-94; Task Force to Review the State's Election Law, 1995; Commission on Aging, 1995-2002; Task Force on Educational Assistants and Paraprofessionals in the Public Schools of Maryland, 1996; Task Force on National Association of Stock-Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Motor Sports, 1996-97; Commission to Revise the Election Code, 1997; Task Force on Multiracial Designations, 1997. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Maryland, 1997-98. Member, Maryland School Performance Assessment Program Review Panel, 1997-2002; Governor's Special Commission to Study Health-Care Procurement Practices, 1998-99; Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, 1999; Task Force to Study Alternative Educational Programs for Chronically Disruptive Students, 1999-2000; Study Commission on Lobbyist Ethics, 1999-2000; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2002; Special Committee on Voting Systems and Election Procedures in Maryland, 2000-01; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; Commission on Funding and Services for Gifted and Talented Student Education in Maryland, 2000-01. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Repealing the Disenfranchisement of Convicted Felons in Maryland, 2001. Member, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2000-02; Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council, 2001-02; Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland, 2001-02; Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems, 2001-02. Chair, Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, 2010- (member, 2002-).
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