The bill to create a blended school board in Harford County, with 6 members by the citizens and 3 members appointed by the Governor, passed the Senate on third reader this morning.
A similar bill passed the Senate in 2008, but did not pass in the House. The Harford Delegation is cautiously optimistic that the bill will make it to the House floor this year.
Local bills that pass out of committee usually receive local courtesy and are approved by the House of Delegates. If the bill that passes the House is the same as the Senate version, it will be sent to the Governor. If not, a committee of Senators and Delegates will be appointed to work out a compromise bill.
By passing the Senate, the bill has approval from one third of the bodies necessary for it to become law.
More updates as the story develops.