1997 LAWS OF MARYLAND
(A) THIS SUBTITLE DOES NOT AFFECT THE REQUIREMENTS OF COUNTY
SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND THE MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNDER THE
FEDERAL STEWART B. MCKINNEY HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT.
(B) THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REMAINS
RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES, AND A MONITORING COUNTY
PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT
SCHOOL SYSTEMS COMPLY WITH THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBTITLE
AND WITH THE MCKINNEY ACT.
(A) A PERSON MAY NOT KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY PRESENT TO A COUNTY
BOARD FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING THE HOMELESSNESS OF ANY CHILD OR
FAMILY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENABLING THAT CHILD TO ATTEND A SCHOOL
OTHER THAN THE SCHOOL THAT THE CHILD IS OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO ATTEND.
(B) A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR
AND ON CONNECTION IS SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $500 OR
IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING 1 YEAR OR BOTH
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect
July 1, 1997.
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
(a) There is a Task Force on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in
(b) The Task Force shall review current policies, procedures, and practices for the
education of homeless children and youth in the State and make recommendations on:
(1) Requirements for the implementation and compliance with the federal
Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. PL 103-382 (1994), by the Maryland
State Department of Education and local school systems:
(2) A thorough review of the compliance and enforcement efforts in other
states to comply with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act;
(3) Oversight responsibilities of the State Department of Education for the
education of homeless children and youth in the State;
(4) Costs and funding sources of programs and activities necessary to meet
requirements for the education of homeless children and youth; and
(5) Other matters that the Task Force considers significant in the education
of homeless children and youth in the State.
(c) The Task Force shall be composed of 12 members as follows:
(1) One member of the House of Delegates of Maryland, appointed by the
Speaker of the House, and who shall be co-chairman of the Task Force;
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