MD APSE Chapter February 10, 2016 Testimony for HB 420 & SB 417

The Maryland APSE Chapter presented testimony on February 10 in Annapolis at the bill hearing for the Equal Employment Act in Maryland in Annapolis (HB420/ SB 41).

Maryland APSE strongly supports HB 420/SB 417 – Ken Capone Equal Employment Act and is supportive of legislative and policy actions regarding sub-minimum wages that contain the following elements:

  • Placing a time limit on the use of prevocational services on an individual basis
  • Ending the placement in a job at sub-minimum wage as an acceptable outcome for transition services under IDEA
  • Eliminating the use of sub-minimum wage by new entrants into the adult service system
  • Ending the issuance of new special wage certificates for organizations
  • Creating an end date by which sub-minimum wage would be discontinued.
  • Prohibiting the use of sheltered employment settings as part of transition

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