Maryland’s General Assembly needs to call a special session — now.
The bill's supporters assert the university system has failed HBCUs in the past.
The announcement comes as the governor closed the state's casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities indefinitely.
The bill comes after students found mold in at least 10 dorms at the University of Maryland in 2018.
The student groups argue the move represented a misuse of student fees.
UMD community members testified in support of the bill at a hearing Thursday.
Maryland's inequitable education system needs reform.
OUR VIEW: Collective bargaining rights would let them improve a flawed system.
The College Park City Council controversially passed a similar ordinance amid criticism in September.