Anita Rosen & Louise Chatlynne, Co- Vice Presidents, AAUW Maryland Public Policy
Bev Fallik and the Howard County AAUW Branch have developed and gotten behind a piece of legislation that helps custodial parents and their college age children gain support from non custodial parents for college tuition. It is:
Entitled: Family Law: Child Support-Age of Majority – Post Secondary SB#1100
Sponsored by: Senator Lisa Gladden
Status: The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing is scheduled for March 17th at 1 pm.
Make a simple call or short email to support this bill before Noon on March 17th (see Senators, emails and phone numbers below).
AAUW Maryland supports this bill, which recognizes the implications of the high annual cost of attending college- as high at $50K for room, board and tuition. This can result in the largest debt anyone will incur, aside from a home mortgage. Yet, for the children in Maryland, child support currently ends at age eighteen, just when these high costs begin. In cases where there is a single, custodial parent, usually the mother (80% of the time), a woman faces difficult choices. Should she incur huge personal debt to send a child to college? Should she refinance her home or get a second job? All of these options can delay or abandon the idea of retirement, and result in increasing elder poverty. If she does not take on this task, will her child be burdened with huge college loans or, even worse, forsake higher education? None of these choices have positive outcome for women, families, or the State of Maryland. Extending the age of child support to age 22 is a simple, cost-effective way to support women and families in Maryland, enhance quality of life and help promote higher education for all.
Please support Howard County AAUW and women and families in Maryland by calling or emailing the Chair and Vice Chair and others listed below any time, night or day, to express your support.Tell them your name, that you are a Maryland resident , that you are a member of AAUW Maryland,and ask them to support SB#1100.
It is a simple, and one short call will have great impact.
MARYLAND SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE PHONE AND EMAILS:
Robert A. (Bobby) Zirkin, Chair (D-11)
Phone: (410) 841-3131 | (301) 858-3131
James Brochin (D-42)
Phone: (410) 841-3648 | (301) 858-3648
Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair (D-41)
Phone: (410) 841-3697 | (301) 858-3697
Justin D. Ready (R-5)
Phone: (410) 841-3683 | (301) 858-3683
Carroll & Frederick Counties
Michael J. Hough (R-4)
Phone: (410) 841-3704 | (301) 858-3704
Cecil & Harford Counties
Wayne Norman (R-35)
Phone: (410) 841-3603 | (301) 858-3603
Robert G. Cassilly (R-34)
Phone: (410) 841-3158 | (301) 858-3158
Susan C. Lee (D-16)
Phone: (410) 841-3124 | (301) 858-3124
Jamin B. (Jamie) Raskin (D-20)
Phone: (410) 841-3634 | (301) 858-3634
Prince George’s County
Anthony Muse (D-26)
Phone: (410) 841-3092 | (301) 858-3092
E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor R. Ramirez (D-47)
Phone: (410) 841-3745 | (301) 858-3745