Archbishop Curley junior Juan Reyes testified before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in the Senate Office Complex in Annapolis regarding Senate Bill 706, the Maryland Education Credit. Juan was accompanied by Mr. Malanowski and junior Isaiah Clark who observed the workings of the committee hearing.
The students were invited to lunch at the Maryland Catholic Conference by Mr. Garrett O’Day who was hosting the participation of Juan and other students who would testify before the committee. After lunch, a walk up the hill past the State Capitol took the group to the Senate Office Building and the 3rd floor hearing room. Senate Bill 706 was the first on the agenda. A panel of four speakers opened the proceedings. The panel consisted of Senator DeGrange, one of the bill’s sponsors, a representative of Jewish nonpublic schools, Mr. Garrett O’Day, representative of the Maryland Catholic Conferrence and Juan Reyes ’17 of Curley. When his turn came, Juan read a prepared statement.
The Maryland Education Credit (Senate Bill 706) is being proposed for the tenth consecutive year. Its sponsors, including Senators De Grange, Currie, Eckardt, Edwards, Jennings, Klausmeier, McFadden, Middleton, Miller, Muse, Peters, Reilly and Serafini, feel that the time has come for this bill to be passed. Polling by the Maryland Catholic Conference found increased support for this bill across ethnic, political and economic strata.
Features of this bill include:
View the testimony of Juan Reyes '17.