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HB 1032 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/06/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 1075 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
State Finance and Procurement - Preferences - Nonprofits
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain procurement preference for a nonprofit entity in which at least 60% of the employees are disabled; renaming the Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program to be the Pricing and Selection Committee for Preferred Providers; requiring the Committee to ensure that supplies and services provided by certain nonprofit entities create certain work opportunities; etc.
HB 1092 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program - Establishment
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 209
Establishing the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program to provide funds to local jurisdictions to establish and expand community behavioral health crisis response systems; requiring that, for certain fiscal years, the Governor include in the budget bill certain appropriations for the Program; authorizing certain uses of funds distributed under the Program; requiring the Department, by December 1 each year, beginning in 2020, to report to the Governor and the General Assembly certain data regarding the Program; etc.
HB 1096 - Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (DEM-MD)
State Government - Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 786
Establishing the Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program to provide grants to assist transitioning veterans in obtaining a certification, license, or registration under the Health Occupations Article; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain regulations; establishing the Veteran Employment and Transition Success Fund; etc.
HB 1105 - Calvert County Delegation
Job-Related Alcohol and Controlled Dangerous Substances Testing - Medical Review Officers and Preliminary Breath Tests
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing an employer to use a preliminary breath test to test a job applicant or an employee for the use or abuse of alcohol; providing that a certain provision of the Act does not apply to certain employers that have entered into certain collective bargaining agreements; requiring an employer to require a job applicant or an employee to submit a blood or urine sample under certain circumstances and to submit the sample for certain testing; etc.
HB 111 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Defendants Found Incompetent to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant committed to a certain facility if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to admit a certain defendant to a designated facility as soon as possible, but not later than 10 business days, after the Department receives the commitment order; requiring the Department to notify the court as to the date of admittance of the defendant; authorizing a court to impose certain sanctions if the Department fails to admit a defendant within a certain time; etc.
HB 1110 - Del. Steve Arentz (REP-MD)
Public Schools - Health and Safety Best Practices - Digital Devices
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 244
Requiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety best practices for the use of digital devices in school classrooms; and requiring the Department, by July 1, 2019, to provide the best practices to each county board and nonpublic school for consideration and adoption.
HB 1132 - Delegate Young, K.
Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 487
Requiring a carrier that is an insurer, a nonprofit health service plan, or a health maintenance organization, except for a group model health maintenance organization, to ensure in certain standards that certain enrollees have access to local health departments and certain services provided through local health departments to the extent that local health departments are willing to participate on a carrier's provider panel; applying the Act to all policies and contracts issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2019; etc.
HB 1159 - Delegate Young, P.
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154
Requiring the Secretary of Health to publish an annual report on the suicides of veterans and members currently serving in the armed services of the United States; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, nature of service if known, and the method of suicide of the veteran or armed services member; requiring the report to include aggregate information for the lesser of the previous 5 years or the total number of years for which information is available; terminating the Act; etc.
HB 1182 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 3:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
HB 1207 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Public Health - Ibogaine Treatment Study Program
02/14/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Ibogaine Treatment Study Program in the Maryland Department of Health; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Department, on or before July 1, 2019, to select a certain number of academic medical centers to participate in the Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 an appropriation of $250,000 for the Program; etc.
HB 1209 - Del. Elizabeth Proctor (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Missing Persons - Information (Eula and Danny's Law)
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 502
Requiring a law enforcement agency, with regard to a missing person, to enter all necessary and available information into the National Crime Information Center computer network within 2 hours after receipt of the minimum information necessary to make the entry; and requiring the Department of State Police to place a direct link to the Internet site of the Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons on the home page of the Department's website.
HB 1224 - Delegate Washington, M.
Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Program to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness in the State and addressing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer the Program and provide funds to housing and supportive services for at risk and unaccompanied homeless youth; establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; etc.
HB 1289 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Arrested Persons - Mental Disorder Screenings
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Maryland Department of Health jointly to establish a uniform mental disorder screening procedure for screening arrested persons; establishing certain requirements for a mental disorder screening test; requiring that each arrested person detained or confined in a correctional facility be screened for a mental disorder as soon as possible, except under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 1302 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Extreme Risk Protective Orders
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
Authorizing certain individuals to file a petition for an extreme risk protective order with a certain court or a District Commissioner under certain circumstances; requiring a petition for an extreme risk protective order to contain certain information on the present danger including the number, types, and location of any known firearms in possession of the respondent; authorizing a judge to enter an interim extreme risk protective order to require the respondent to surrender any firearm in the respondent's possession; etc.
HB 1316 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety, and Public Health
04/05/2018 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 25
Establishing a Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety, and Public Health to examine whether the State agency that now is assigned the tasks of regulating the State alcoholic beverages industry and enforcing State alcoholic beverages laws is the most appropriate agency to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents of Maryland; requiring the Task Force to make recommendations on certain policies; requiring the Task Force to report its findings to the General Assembly by December 1, 2018; etc.
HB 1326 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Election Law - Voter Registration and Absentee Voting - Proof of Citizenship
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring individuals who apply to register to vote after June 30, 2018, to submit proof of United States citizenship; providing that individuals who are not citizens of the United States are not qualified to be registered voters; requiring an applicant for voter registration to submit certain documents or information to prove United States citizenship; etc.
HB 1344 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Behavioral Health Assessments for Patients Provided Opioids - Study
04/05/2018 - First Reading Senate Rules
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with certain entities, to study the use of certain existing behavioral health assessments to identify enrollees and insureds at risk for adverse outcomes from an appropriate course of opioids for pain management; requiring the Department, by December 15, 2018, to report its findings and recommendations regarding certain policies and procedures to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee; etc.
HB 1359 - Del. Bilal Ali (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Offender Reentry Support Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Offender Reentry Support Program in the Maryland Department of Health; specifying the purpose of the Program; requiring the Department to select at least one local behavioral health authority for each correctional facility to develop certain case plans and provide certain services for certain criminal offenders; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and each local correctional facility, to adopt certain regulations; etc.
HB 1392 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
05/25/2018 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Requiring a health care provider to disclose certain medical and legal records without the authorization of an individual to a public defender who states in writing that the Office of the Public Defender represents the individual; requiring that only those records needed by the public defender to represent the individual shall be disclosed; requiring the records to be provided within 24 hours of a certain request; prohibiting a hearing officer from ordering the release of a certain individual on certain grounds; etc.
HB 1411 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; establishing certain procedures relating to notice, trial, and sentencing in relation to the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
HB 1479 - Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (DEM-MD)
Privileged Communications - Critical Incident Stress Management Services
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from disclosing communications or information received or acquired in confidence from a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, or an emergency responder in the course of providing critical incident stress management services; prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from being compelled to testify in certain proceedings or investigations; establishing certain exceptions; etc.
HB 1483 - Del. Sid Saab (REP-MD)
Duties of a Guardian of the Person - Visitation
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 287
Authorizing a court to include in an order appointing a guardian of the person of a disabled person the duty to foster and preserve certain family relationships under certain circumstances.
HB 1494 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Social Services - Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program; providing for the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the local departments of social services in Baltimore and Washington counties to implement the pilot program; requiring certain local departments of social services to refer certain children to the Regional Child Trafficking Advocate within a 24 hours of identification; requiring the Secretary of State, after consultation with certain entities, to appoint certain Advocates; etc.
HB 1502 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Deputy Secretaries - Duties and Qualifications
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing oversight responsibilities for the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health, the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing, the Deputy Secretary for Operations, the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, and the Deputy Secretary for Developmental Disabilities; providing that the deputy secretaries must have at least 5 years of management experience; requiring the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing to make a certain appointment to the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board; etc.
HB 1509 - Del. Matt Morgan (REP-MD)
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Individual Exchange - Copper Plans to Lower Rates
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, beginning January 1, 2019, to make copper plans available in the Individual Exchange to certain individuals, notwithstanding certain provisions of law; requiring the Exchange to certify a certain health benefit plan as a copper plan if the plan provides certain coverage, notwithstanding certain provisions of law; etc.
HB 1516 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Health Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
HB 1517 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 693
Requiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration by December 1 each year to submit a report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State to the Governor and the General Assembly; requiring the Social Services Administration by December 1 each year to submit a report on voluntary placement agreements for children and young adults in the State to the Governor and the General Assembly; etc.
HB 1529 - Del. Bilal Ali (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Assault - Sentencing (Violence Prevention Education Act)
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant convicted of assault to participate in a program certified by the Office of Health Care Quality of the Maryland Department of Health for at least 12 weeks as a condition of sentencing.
HB 1577 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Human Services - Family Navigation Services - Provision and Funding
04/07/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Governor's Office for Children to fund family navigation services to support parents and other caregivers of children or youth with behavioral health needs or developmental disabilities and to address certain other priorities concerning children and youth; specifying that the services be provided by certain family navigators as determined by local management boards; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of not less than $1,665,915 for the services in the annual budget each fiscal year; etc.
HB 1582 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Human Services - Children Receiving Child Welfare Services - Centralized Comprehensive Health Care Monitoring Program
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
Establishing a State Medical Director for Children Receiving Child Welfare Services in the Department of Human Services; requiring the Director and all personnel under the direct supervision of the Director to have access to all confidential information and records available to, or in the possession of, local departments, subject to a certain condition; requiring the State Medical Director to establish a Centralized Comprehensive Health Care Monitoring Program for children in out-of-home placements; etc.
HB 161 - Speaker
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; repealing a requirement that the Comptroller pay certain amounts from a certain Special Fund for a certain purpose; reducing the maximum amount of certain teacher or school employee stipends; providing a certain amount of aid to certain institutions of higher education in accordance with a certain action by the Board of Public Works; altering certain rate increases for community service providers; etc.
HB 1628 - Del. Shelly Hettleman (DEM-MD)
Privileged Communications - Mental Health Providers - Exception for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a certain patient privilege does not exist for certain records and certain testimony of a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist, a psychiatric-mental health nursing specialist or professional counselor, or a licensed certified social worker related to suspected child abuse and neglect in certain civil proceedings under certain circumstances.
HB 1635 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 729
Prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on the grounds that the individual was kept at an emergency facility for more than 30 hours.
HB 1682 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Collaborative Care Pilot Program
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 684
Establishing the Collaborative Care Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health to implement a Collaborative Care Model in primary care settings to provide health care services to recipients enrolled in HealthChoice; requiring the Department to select up to three sites for the Pilot Program; requiring the Department to work with stakeholders on the development, implementation, and outcome monitoring of the Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget $550,000 for certain fiscal years; etc.
HB 1766 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
Extending to December 31, 2024, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program; altering the period of time during which the subsidy required under the Program may not exceed a certain amount; repealing the requirement that the Program annually provide a certain subsidy of up to the full amount of the Medicare Part D coverage gap; etc.
HB 190 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Psychological Consultation and Evaluation
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 671
Repealing the requirement that the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission develop standards for the mandatory psychological evaluation of a certain law enforcement officer; requiring the Commission to develop standards for the mandatory psychological consultation with a certain law enforcement officer; repealing a requirement that a certain psychological evaluation for a police officer certification be conducted by a psychologist approved by the Commission; etc.
HB 202 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Evaluation
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
Authorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluate a defendant, to develop a treatment plan, and to make a determination as to whether the defendant is a danger to self or others under certain circumstances; requiring a panel to convene within 9 days after a certain individual's refusal of medication for certain purposes; etc.
HB 247 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 422
Establishing a Victim Services Unit in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; transferring existing functions and operations of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the sexual assault forensic examinations program to the Unit; requiring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board office to remain in Baltimore City until at least July 1, 2020, for the purpose of accepting claims, providing assistance on filing claims, and holding hearings; requiring certain employees to maintain a certain work location; etc.
HB 326 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.
HB 33 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Guardianship of Disabled Persons - Voluntary Admission to Mental Facility
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 760
Authorizing a certain disabled person to apply for voluntary admission to a mental facility if the person submits a formal written application and either a physician and a psychologist, two physicians, or a physician and a psychiatric nurse practioner provide a certain certification; requiring the facility to notify the guardian of the person of a disabled person that the disabled person has been admitted to the facility and of a certain request for discharge from the facility; etc.
HB 354 - Speaker
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for a certain amount of retirement income attributable to an individual's employment as a correctional officer; applying certain provisions of the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 359 - Speaker
Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 149
Authorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report overdoses using a certain information technology platform; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer to make best efforts to make a certain report within 24 hours after responding to an incident; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from publicly publishing a certain address; making emergency medical services providers or law enforcement officers immune from criminal liability for making a certain report; etc.
HB 36 - Del. Michael Jackson (DEM-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 580
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; requiring the State Retirement Agency by January 1, 2019, to notify the individuals who are affected by the Act of their rights to transfer certain service credit to a certain retirement system; requiring a certain transfer and combination of certain service credit for certain individuals; etc.
HB 385 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to determine eligibility for and conditions of pretrial release for a certain defendant in accordance with certain rules at a certain time; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to arrange for admission of a certain defendant to an appropriate facility within 21 days after the date of commitment in accordance with the Health Department's facility and admission policy; etc.
HB 386 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Child Support - Potential Income - Definition
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""potential income"" under the Maryland Child Support Guidelines.
HB 402 - Delegate Miller, A.
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shade's Law)
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm; etc.
HB 414 - Del. David Vogt (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/02/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 2:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
HB 447 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Establishment
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 771
Establishing the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to provide grants to eligible counties to establish or improve pretrial services programs; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to administer the Fund; providing for the uses, purposes, sources of funding, investment of money, and auditing of the Fund; requiring certain distributions from the Fund to be used to supplement and not supplant certain other funds; establishing the requirements for a certain pretrial services program; etc.
HB 499 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose; altering the circumstances under which a court is required to endorse a petition for an emergency evaluation; etc.
HB 619 - Del. William Wivell (REP-MD)
Surface Mining - Zone of Dewatering Influence - Water Supply Replacement
04/09/2018 - Second Reading Passed
Requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently replace a certain water supply within a certain zone of dewatering influence within 45 days of the date on which the permittee knew of the water supply failure; authorizing a surface mining permittee to seek reimbursement for water supply replacement costs under certain circumstances; and providing for the construction of certain provisions of law relating to a contested case hearing.
HB 626 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
04/07/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing a certain pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who are diagnosed as having a severe and persistent mental illness; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the pilot program; requiring the Department to provide a medication adherence technology system to certain recipients; requiring the Department to report on the program to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly; etc.
HB 639 - Delegate Miller, A.
Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
02/14/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to compensate a physician or hospital that provides certain post-exposure prophylaxis treatment under certain circumstances for the prevention of HIV to a victim of alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexual abuse without charge to the victim; etc.
HB 653 - Delegate Young, K.
Health Care Providers - Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions - Discussion of Benefits and Risks
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 215
Requiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by the health occupations board that regulates the health care provider who commits the violation.
HB 660 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
Public Health - State-Provided Health Care Benefits for State Residents (HealthcareMaryland)
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Office of Health Care Coverage in the Maryland Department of Health to establish and carry out the HealthcareMaryland Program to provide benefits to State residents who do not receive federal benefits through Medicare, TRICARE, plans that are subject to ERISA, or any other federal medical program; requiring the Office to contract with a certain number of managed care organizations; requiring certain employers to pay to the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation a certain annual payroll tax; etc.
HB 772 - Del. Antonio Hayes (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Reimbursement for Services Provided by Certified Peer Recovery Specialists - Workgroup and Report
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 323
Requiring the Secretary of Health to convene a stakeholder workgroup to study issues related to the reimbursement of certified peer recovery specialists; requiring the workgroup to include representatives of certain persons; and requiring the Secretary to submit a report on the findings and recommendations of the workgroup to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2018.
HB 786 - Delegate Lewis, J.
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain administrative infraction; authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain substantive infraction; restricting to 15 consecutive days or a total of 90 days that an inmate may be placed in restrictive housing in a 1-year period; prohibiting a certain vulnerable inmate from placement in restrictive housing under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 79 - Del. Robin Grammer (REP-MD)
Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs - License Applications - Notice to Members of the General Assembly
02/13/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Prohibiting the Secretary of Health from issuing a license to an opioid maintenance therapy program unless the Secretary gives notice of an application for a certain license by certified mail to each member of the General Assembly in whose district the opioid maintenance therapy program will be located before the Secretary issues the license; requiring the Department of Health to give the notice at least 30 days before the date of the approval of the license; etc.
HB 81 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental Injury
01/11/2018 - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""mental injury"" to include the observable, identifiable, and substantial impairment of a child's mental or psychological ability to function that results from the child's exposure to an act that constitutes a certain crime of violence committed by a parent or household or family member against a parent or household or family member.
HB 839 - Del. Alfred Carr (DEM-MD)
Public Health - State Advisory Council on PANDAS and PANS
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the State Advisory Council on PANDAS and PANS; defining ""PANDAS"" as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections and ""PANS"" as Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome; requiring the Advisory Council to develop and update as necessary recommendations regarding diagnosis and treatment options, clinical awareness, and outreach related to PANDAS and PANS and submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1 each year; etc.
HB 887 - Del. Haven Shoemaker (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Murder of Specific Individuals or Mass Murder
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of murder in the first degree may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a certain first responder, or a certain witness, or a certain mass murder, under certain circumstances, is an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury must consider in making a determination as to the imposition of the death penalty; establishing procedures for the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
HB 902 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)
04/03/2018 - Favorable Report Adopted
Prohibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action; defining ""conversion therapy"" as a practice or treatment by a mental health or child care practitioner that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity; etc.
HB 913 - Delegate Miller, A.
Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - Disciplinary Proceedings Provisions
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
Requiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes certain disciplinary proceedings provisions; requiring the disciplinary proceedings provisions to include a description of the rights for certain students and to include certain provisions; requiring counsel to be provided to certain students under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 922 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - ""Pill Mill"" Tip Line and Overdose Report
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, on or before December 1, 2018, to identify a method for establishing a tip line through which a person may report an individual suspected of prescribing medication or overprescribing medication in violation of certain provisions of law; requiring, on or before July 1 each year, the Secretary of Health to examine the prescription and treatment history of individuals who suffered fatal overdoses involving opiates and other controlled substances and report the findings beginning July 1, 2019; etc.
HB 98 - Speaker
Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018
02/01/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain employers with at least a certain number of employees to provide employees with paid time off that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns and that may be used by the employee for any reason; authorizing an employer to apply to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for a certain waiver; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to create and make available a certain poster and notice; etc.
HJ 5 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Exposure to Pornography - Public Health Crisis
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/19 at 3:00 p.m.
Recognizing that exposure to pornography is a public health crisis; recognizing that it is necessary to prevent pornography exposure and addiction, to educate individuals and families on the harms of pornography, and to develop pornography recovery programs; and encouraging pornography education, prevention, research, and policy changes in communities in order to address the harms caused by pornography.
HJ 9 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of Public Health
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/19 at 3:00 p.m.
Declaring that the exposure of minors to pornography and pornographic material is a public health hazard in the State that is leading to the degradation of the health and well-being of State residents; finding that the proliferation of pornography accessible to minors causes certain health effects that affect State institutions and all State residents; etc.
SB 1002 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
SB 1028 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 685
Prohibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action; defining ""conversion therapy"" as a practice or treatment by a mental health or child care practitioner that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity; etc.
SB 104 - Sen. Wayne Norman (REP-MD)
Privileged Communications - Critical Incident Stress Management Services
01/04/2018 - Hearing 1/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from disclosing certain communications or information acquired from a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, or an emergency responder in the course of providing critical incident stress management services; prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from being compelled to testify in any judicial or administrative proceeding or any investigation by a governmental unit; establishing certain exceptions; etc.
SB 1100 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Assault - Sentencing (Violence Prevention Education Act)
02/14/2018 - First Reading Senate Rules
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant convicted of assault to participate in a program certified by the Office of Health Care Quality of the Maryland Department of Health for at least 12 weeks as a condition of sentencing.
SB 1156 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Establishment
04/09/2018 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Establishing the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to provide grants to eligible counties to establish pretrial services programs; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to administer the Fund; requiring certain distributions from the Fund to be used to supplement and not supplant certain other funds; establishing the requirements for a certain pretrial services program; etc.
SB 1208 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
Extending to December 31, 2024, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program; altering the period of time during which the subsidy required under the Program may not exceed a certain amount; repealing the requirement that the Program annually provide a certain subsidy of up to the full amount of the Medicare Part D coverage gap; etc.
SB 1218 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 748
Establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Program to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness in the State and addressing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer the Program; establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Fund; requiring, in and after the third year of funding, the Department to allocate 50% of the money appropriated to the Fund for certain housing programs; etc.
SB 123 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Firearms - Prohibited Possession - Conviction for Harassment
01/25/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm, a rifle, or a shotgun if the person has been convicted of harassment.
SB 1265 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018
04/10/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 30
Requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to assist local school systems to identify resources and implement training for students and parents related to identifying the signs of unhealthy relationships; requiring the School Safety Subcabinet to develop a model policy for building assessment teams in school systems; requiring the development of a specialized curriculum for use in training school resource officers; authorizing the Safe Schools Fund to provide grants to local school system to enhance school safety; etc.
SB 135 - President
Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018
01/11/2018 - First Reading Finance
Requiring certain employers with at least a certain number of employees to provide employees with paid time off that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns and that may be used by the employee for any reason; authorizing an employer to apply to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for a certain waiver; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to create and make available a certain poster and notice; etc.
SB 17 - Chair, Finance Committee
Health Information Exchanges - Definitions and Regulations
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 657
Altering a requirement that the Maryland Health Care Commission adopt certain regulations for the privacy and security of protected health information obtained or released through a health information exchange; altering the definition of a ""health information exchange"" to include an entity that governs, as well as one that provides, certain processes related to health care information; repealing a certain provision of law prohibiting certain regulations from applying to certain protected health information; etc.
SB 185 - President
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2019)
05/08/2018 - Assigned a chapter number - Chapter 570
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
SB 186 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2018, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
04/05/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 9
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of One Billion, Ninety-One Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Nine Thousand Dollars ($1,091,179,000), the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.
SB 187 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
04/05/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 10
Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; requiring that any increase in judicial salary be included in the portion of the budget bill relating to the judiciary department; establishing the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education Fund to assist in providing a world-class education to Maryland students; requiring the Commission to make recommendations regarding inflationary indices to be used in certain formulas; etc.
SB 230 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process - Timeline
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 504
Requiring a health care provider to disclose a certain medical record in accordance with compulsory process not later than 30 days after receiving certain documentation and certain fees; authorizing a health care provider, on a showing of good cause, to request up to 30 additional days beyond the date by which disclosure is required to disclose a medical record.
SB 233 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Defendants Found Incompetent to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 189
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant committed to a certain facility if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to admit a certain defendant to a designated facility as soon as possible, but not later than 10 business days after the Department receives the commitment order; requiring the Department to notify the court of the date of admittance of the defendant; authorizing a court to impose certain sanctions if the Department fails to admit a defendant within a certain time; etc.
SB 259 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who are diagnosed as having a severe and persistent mental illness; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the program; requiring the Department to provide a medication adherence technology system to certain recipients; requiring the Department to report on the program to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly; etc.
SB 288 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.
SB 299 - President
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 579
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; requiring a certain transfer and combination of certain service credit for certain individuals; requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to calculate a certain disability benefit for certain individuals and to grant a certain benefit under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 309 - President
Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
04/09/2018 - Senators Middleton, Feldman, and Hershey
Authorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report overdoses using a certain information technology platform with secure access; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer making a report to make an effort to make the report within 24 hours after responding to the incident; stating the intent of the General Assembly that the information reported be utilized for purposes of making decisions regarding the allocation of public health and educational resources; etc.
SB 346 - Sen. Bob Cassilly (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; establishing certain procedures relating to notice, trial, and sentencing in relation to the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
SB 361 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Evaluation
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 703
Authorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluate a defendant, to develop a treatment plan, and to make a determination as to whether the defendant is a danger to self or others under certain circumstances; requiring a panel to convene within 9 days after a certain individual's refusal of medication for certain purposes: etc.
SB 387 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Individual Market Stabilization (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018)
04/10/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 38
Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, health maintenance organizations, dental plan organizations, fraternal benefit organizations, managed care organizations, and certain other persons to be subject to a certain 2.75% assessment in calendar year 2019; establishing that the purpose of the assessment is to recoup a certain aggregate amount of the health insurance provider fee for certain purposes; requiring distribution of the assessment to the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund; etc.
SB 4 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities - Revisions
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 473
Altering the membership, powers, and duties of the Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities; requiring the Oversight Committee to evaluate the progress in improving nursing home care quality and assisted living facility quality statewide; requiring the Oversight Committee to review changes made to the membership and duties of the Oversight Committee and make recommendations on legislative changes that may be necessary to certain committees of the General Assembly by November 1, 2018; etc.
SB 444 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 708
Establishing the Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City; requiring, to the extent practicable, the Task Force to reflect a certain diversity; requiring the Task Force to identify and examine certain negative social factors and develop and implement solutions to improve the circumstances in which residents of Baltimore City live, work, play, and worship; requiring the Task Force to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1 of each year; providing for the termination of the Act; etc.
SB 448 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shade's Law)
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm; etc.
SB 510 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 9:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SB 522 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Health Care Providers - Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions - Discussion of Benefits and Risks
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 216
Requiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by the health occupations board that regulates the health care provider who commits the violation.
SB 527 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have a mental disorder, have experienced an overdose, have a history of persistent substance abuse, or present a danger to the life safety of the individual or others to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals; altering the circumstances for petitions for the emergency evaluation of certain individuals; etc.
SB 53 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund - Alteration of Program
04/09/2018 - Returned Passed
Authorizing a designee of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to administer the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish on its website the names of certain donors to the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund who have authorized the Department to publish their names; etc.
SB 539 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain administrative infraction; authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain substantive infraction; restricting to 15 consecutive days or a total of 90 days that an inmate may be placed in restrictive housing in a 1-year period; prohibiting a certain vulnerable inmate from placement in restrictive housing under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 585 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
Devices Capable of Accessing Content on the Internet - Blocking Capability (Human Trafficking Prevention Act for Maryland)
02/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Prohibiting certain businesses from doing business in the State unless they provide a digital blocking capability for Internet-accessible devices that makes inaccessible certain unlawful electronic or visual depictions or certain websites that facilitate certain unlawful acts; requiring certain businesses to make reasonable and ongoing efforts to ensure that the digital blocking capability functions properly; etc.
SB 607 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - Disciplinary Proceedings Provisions
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 394
Requiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes certain disciplinary proceedings provisions; requiring the disciplinary proceedings provisions to include a description of the rights for certain students and to include certain provisions; specifying that an institution may not discourage a student from retaining an attorney; etc.
SB 62 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
Maryland Chiropractic Act - Revisions
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 658
Repealing a requirement that the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners issue paper copies of licenses; prohibiting, under certain circumstances, an applicant for a license to practice chiropractic from being required under a certain provision of law to hold a bachelor's degree; requiring the Central Repository to provide the Board with a revised printed statement of an individual's criminal history record under certain circumstances; requiring the Board to maintain an electronic roster of each individual licensed; etc.
SB 63 - Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
01/11/2018 - Hearing 1/25 at 9:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SB 66 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 155
Requiring the Secretary of Health to publish an annual report on the suicides of veterans and members currently serving in the armed services of the United States; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, nature of service if known, and method of suicide of the veteran or armed services member; requiring the report to include aggregate information for the lesser of the previous 5 years or the total number of years for which information is available; etc.
SB 684 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 702 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Behavioral Health Assessments, Services, and Treatment for Patients Provided Opioids - Coverage
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits to provide certain coverage for a certain behavioral health assessment and certain services provided by certain comprehensive pain management programs for opioid weaning or substance use disorder treatment programs; etc.
SB 703 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program - Establishment
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 210
Establishing the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program to provide funds to local jurisdictions to establish and expand community behavioral health crisis response systems; requiring that, for certain fiscal years, the Governor include in the budget bill certain appropriations for the Program; authorizing certain uses of funds distributed under the Program; requiring the Department of Health, by December 1 each year beginning in 2020, to report to the Governor and the General Assembly certain data regarding the Program; etc.
SB 725 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Intimidation - School Response
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 366
Authorizing a school principal to make a report to a law enforcement agency if, after an investigation is completed, the principal has reason to believe that a student has engaged in conduct that constitutes a certain criminal offense; requiring certain school policies prohibiting bullying, harassment, or intimidation to include procedures for providing notice of an act of bullying, harassment, or intimidation to a parent or guardian of the alleged victim and of the alleged perpetrator within 5 days after the act is reported; etc.
SB 731 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to compensate a physician or hospital that provides certain post-exposure prophylaxis treatment under certain circumstances for the prevention of HIV to a victim of alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexual abuse without charge to the victim; etc.
SB 765 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Reimbursement for Services Provided by Certified Peer Recovery Specialists - Workgroup and Report
04/24/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 324
Requiring the Secretary of Health to convene a stakeholder workgroup to make findings and recommendations on issues related to the reimbursement of certified peer recovery specialists; requiring the workgroup to include representatives of certain persons; and requiring the Secretary to submit a report on the findings and recommendations of the workgroup to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2018.
SB 816 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer or a first responder under certain circumstances constitutes aggravating circumstances that the court or jury must consider in making a determination as to the imposition of the death penalty; establishing procedures for the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
SB 835 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Collaborative Care Pilot Program
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 683
Establishing the Collaborative Care Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health to implement a Collaborative Care Model in primary care settings to provide health care services to recipients enrolled in HealthChoice; requiring the Department to select up to three sites for the Pilot Program; requiring the Department to collaborate with stakeholders on the development, implementation, and outcome monitoring of the Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget $550,000 for certain fiscal years; etc.
SB 858 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments
05/08/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 488
Requiring a carrier that is an insurer, a nonprofit health service plan, or a health maintenance organization, except for a group model health maintenance organization, to ensure in certain standards that certain enrollees have access to local health departments and certain services provided through local health departments to the extent that local health departments are willing to participate on a carrier's provider panel; applying the Act to all policies and contracts issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2019; etc.
SB 864 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 682
Requiring a health care provider to disclose certain medical and legal records without the authorization of an individual to a public defender who states in writing that the Office of the Public Defender represents the individual; requiring that only those records needed by the public defender to represent the individual shall be disclosed; requiring the records to be provided within 24 hours after a certain request; prohibiting a hearing officer from ordering the release of a certain individual on certain grounds; etc.
SB 911 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Veteran Suicide Prevention - Comprehensive Action Plan
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a certain action plan to increase access to and the availability of professional veteran health services to prevent veteran suicides; requiring the plan to address certain matters; requiring the Department to collaborate with interested parties in developing the plan; requiring the Department to implement certain initiatives and reforms by June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2028; terminating the Act after June 30, 2028; etc.
SB 947 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 730
Prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on the grounds that the individual was kept at an emergency facility for more than 30 hours.
SB 963 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation
04/09/2018 - Senators Hough, Lee, and Kelley
Establishing a Victim Services Unit in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; transferring existing functions and operations of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the sexual assault forensic examinations program to the Unit; requiring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to maintain an office in Baltimore City to accept and provide assistance in processing claims; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to report on matters related to crime victims by December 31, 2020; etc.
SB 964 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Social Services - Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program; providing for the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the local departments of social services in Baltimore and Washington counties to implement the pilot program; requiring certain local departments of social services to refer certain children to the Regional Child Trafficking Advocate within a 24 hours of identification; requiring the Secretary of State, after consultation with certain entities, to appoint certain Advocates; etc.
SB 975 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Task Force to Study Drug Addiction as a Chronic Disease
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Task Force to Study Drug Addiction as a Chronic Disease; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before April 1, 2020; terminating the Act on September 30, 2020; etc.
SB 977 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
05/15/2018 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 692
Requiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration by December 1 each year to submit a report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State to the Governor and the General Assembly; requiring the Social Services Administration by December 1 each year to submit a report on voluntary placement agreements for children and young adults in the State to the Governor and the General Assembly; etc.
SB 988 - Sen. George Edwards (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 8:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SJ 1 - Sen. Andrew Serafini (REP-MD)
Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of Public Health
01/16/2018 - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Declaring that the exposure of minors to pornography and pornographic material is a public health hazard in the State that is leading to the degradation of the health and well-being of State residents; finding that the proliferation of pornography accessible to minors causes certain health effects that affect State institutions and all State residents; etc.
 
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