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Article - Education


    (a)    The State Board shall distribute grants each year to organizations that:

        (1)    Promote literacy at an early age during well child visits in a health care setting; and

        (2)    Solicit the corporate community for funding for promoting literacy at an early age.

    (b)    An organization that is awarded a grant by the State Board under this section shall use the grant to:

        (1)    Purchase books to be distributed at well child visits in the health care setting; and

        (2)    Train pediatricians and other health care providers on methods of promoting literacy to all Maryland children.

    (c)    In fiscal year 2001 and every fiscal year thereafter, the Governor shall include funds in the State budget to implement this section.

    (d)    The State Board may adopt regulations to implement this section.

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