Question 4, Maryland’s Dream Act – Ballot Question Language

The registered voters of the state of Maryland will have the opportunity to vote on seven statewide ballot measures in the General Elections, November 6, 2012. Only one relates directly to Immigration and that is Question 4. Question 4, which is often called Maryland’s Dream Act. The ballot question language as it will appear on the Maryland Official Ballot has been included below for your information.

Question 4

Referendum Petition (Ch. 191 of the 2011 Legislative Session)
Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates

Establishes that individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at community colleges in Maryland, provided the student meets certain conditions relating to attendance and graduation from a Maryland high school, filing of income taxes, intent to apply for permanent residency, and registration with the selective service system (if required); makes such students eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at a four-year public college or university if the student has first completed 60 credit hours or graduated from a community college in Maryland; provides that students qualifying for in-state tuition rates by this method will not be counted as in-state students for purposes of counting undergraduate enrollment; and extends the time in which honorably discharged veterans may qualify for in-state tuition rates.

For the Referred Law Against the Referred Law

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Source of Information: “Maryland State Board of Elections”

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