State Sen. Delores Kelley wants a referendum on how members of the Baltimore County Board of Education are selected.
The Randallstown Democrat is expected to offer an amendment calling for a straw poll in the 2014 election.
"Very few people (in Baltimore County) know it's an issue here," Kelley said during a county Senate delegation hearing last week on a bill sponsored by Sen. Bobby Zirkin. [Watch the video for Kelley's full comments.]
This is the seventh year Zirkin has sponsored a bill seeking to change the current appointed board to some form of elected school board. Last year, his bill was passed by the Senate but missed a final vote in the House of Delegates by perhaps minutes as the clock struck midnight on the 90-day session.
The county's eight senators are expected to vote on the bill late Thursday. Last year, the same senators voted 5-3 to support the bill.