Exact wording of any future policy changes would be decided by the Senate’s Academic Procedures & Standards Committee.
The legislature also approved $3.5 million in funding for public health programs.
Currently, a five-person board can only resolve disputes involving excessive fees for records requests. This bill would expand the board's jurisdiction.
They will now meet with the registrar’s office to push for the bill to become university policy.
The governor also let about 300 bills go into law without his signature.
In a sprint session, the General Assembly approved legislation to aid with coronavirus response, make hate crimes easier to prosecute, require University System of Maryland institutions to create outbreak response laws, and more.
UMD community members testified in support of the bill at a hearing Thursday.
The bill passed unanimously.
“The issue we’re trying to address is safety,” a sponsor said.
It would have allowed "mature" 16-year-olds to consent without parental permission.