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Hear Our Voices Act 2022

Requiring the State Board of Education, by March 31, 2023, to develop policies and procedures for reporting, administering, investigating, and resolving complaints related to incidents of sexual misconduct and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and authorizing a person to bring a civil action against a local system that fails to comply with certain policies and procedures and to recover damages, reasonable costs, and attorney’s fees.

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Requires the Maryland State Board of Education to create a formal system for reporting and investigating sexual misconduct/Title IX violations. This producedure will also allow the state to collect data on these violations

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