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HB 1 - Del. Luke Clippinger (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
05/25/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
Requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid earned sick and safe leave; prohibiting an employer from being required to pay a tipped employee more than a minimum wage for earned sick and safe leave; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to develop a specified model paid sick and safe leave policy for use by specified employers; etc.
HB 1001 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
03/13/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Prohibiting a correctional facility from placing an inmate in restrictive housing for more than 15 consecutive days or a total of 20 days in a 60-day period, with specified exceptions; establishing specified protections for inmates who are placed in restrictive housing; etc.
HB 1009 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Modifying specified standards for the involuntary admission of specified individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to specified facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital to include an individual who has a mental disorder or is not a minor, has experienced a drug overdose, and has health insurance coverage as a dependent on the parent's health insurance plan; modifying specified standards for petitions for the emergency evaluation of specified individuals who have experienced a drug overdose; etc.
HB 102 - Anne Arundel County Delegation
Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Human Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program
04/07/2017 - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (45-0)
Establishing the Human Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program in Anne Arundel County; requiring the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, to provide awareness for all school-based personnel on human trafficking for 2 years; requiring the Department and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to provide to the Board specified materials for distribution; etc.
HB 1021 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
Reorganization of State Procurement
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 590
Reorganizing procurement by establishing a Chief Procurement Officer to control and oversee specified State procurement activity; providing for the appointment of the Chief Procurement Officer; renaming the Procurement Advisory Council as the Procurement Improvement Council; requiring the Council to advise the General Assembly on proposed legislation to enhance the efficiency and transparency of State procurement; transferring to the Department of General Services the authority of specified primary procurement units; etc.
HB 1053 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
03/29/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
Establishing the integrated community oncology reporting program; establishing the purpose of the program; requiring the program to be administered by the Maryland Health Care Commission; requiring the Commission to adopt regulations to implement the program and to develop a specified application process; establishing a specified exception to a specified prohibition against self-referrals by specified health care practitioners; authorizing specified health care practitioners to use a specified exemption; etc.
HB 1060 - Del. Jay Jacobs (REP-MD)
State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Meetings and Timeliness of Certification and Licensure Issuance
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the frequency at which the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists is required to meet; requiring the Board, on or before January 1, 2018, to collaborate with the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish goals for the timeliness of issuing specified certificates and licenses; and requiring the Board to submit specified reports to the Secretary on or before specified dates.
HB 1082 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 573
Requiring a county board of education to consult with the county superintendent of schools before any change in the hiring or termination of personnel in connection with a school health services program; requiring specified programs established by the State Board of Education to include instruction on heroin and opioid addiction and prevention, including information on the lethal effect of fentanyl; prohibiting specified personnel from being held personally liable under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1083 - Del. Shane Pendergrass (DEM-MD)
Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of Care
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 28
Establishing the Family Planning Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the State; requiring the Program to provide family planning services to specified individuals through specified providers; authorizing the Department to adopt specified regulations; requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to ensure access to and continuity of services provided by specified family planning providers in a specified manner; etc.
HB 1113 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Maryland Community Health Worker Act
04/10/2017 - Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Conway)
Establishing the State Board of Community Health Workers; specifying the purpose and composition of the Board; specifying the terms of a Board member; requiring the Governor to appoint a new member, within a specified time period, if a vacancy on the Board occurs; authorizing the Governor to remove a member of the Board under specified circumstances; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to serve as the chair of the Board; requiring the Board to elect specified officers from among its members; etc.
HB 1127 - Del. Ariana Kelly (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 579
Altering specified coverage requirements applicable to specified health benefit plans for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional, drug use, and alcohol use disorders; etc.
HB 1134 - Del. C. William Frick (DEM-MD)
Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 781
Establishing the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; prohibiting a member of the Commission from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; and authorizing the Commission to provide specified reports to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Maryland Congressional Delegation under specified circumstances.
HB 1149 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Maryland Securities Act - Vulnerable Adults
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 837
Altering the Maryland Securities Act to regulate federal exempt broker-dealers; establishing the Securities Act Registration Fund to be used to administer and enforce the Act; altering the actions that are unlawful under the Maryland Securities Act; requiring specified individuals that believe that a specified adult is the subject of financial exploitation to notify the Commissioner within 5 days of developing a reasonable belief that financial exploitation exists or to provide immediate notification under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1157 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot Program and Conditions
02/09/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Pretrial Release Services Program in the Division of Parole and Probation to establish a pretrial resource center; establishing a Pretrial Release Pilot Program in two counties and Baltimore City that utilizes a pretrial safety assessment tool in pretrial release considerations; authorizing a cash bond posted by a defendant or on behalf of a defendant by an individual other than a surety to be used for specified financial obligations; requiring the Division to report to the Governor and General Assembly; etc.
HB 1172 - Del. Karen Young (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories
03/24/2017 - Hearing canceled
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop and make available a standardized form for a BSL-3 laboratory for specified purposes; requiring the laboratories to report specified information to the Department on or before September 30, 2018, and on or before September 30 each subsequent year; requiring the Department to report, on or before December 31, 2018, and on or before December 31 each subsequent year, the number and location of the laboratories, in total and by local jurisdiction, to specified State officials; etc.
HB 1183 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 548
Renaming the graduate social worker license issued by the State Board of Social Work Examiners to be the master social worker license; requiring a specified licensed bachelor social worker or licensed master social worker to submit specified information to the Board to obtain approval by the Board to engage in independent practice; authorizing the Board to reject an application for independent practice if the applicant has not completed the specified supervised experience required; etc.
HB 1185 - Del. Curtis Anderson (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
02/09/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing specified civil and criminal prohibitions against the use and possession of marijuana; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified persons for using, obtaining, purchasing, transporting, or possessing cannabis under specified circumstances; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified retailers, cannabis product manufacturers, cannabis cultivation facilities, craft cannabis cultivators, and safety compliance facilities under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1202 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Human Trafficking Victims - Establishment of Diversionary Docket and Workgroup
03/13/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring the circuit administrative judge in each circuit to establish and maintain a specified diversionary docket for minors to be used as an alternative to conviction for an offense or adjudication of a child as delinquent; providing specifications for participation in the diversionary docket; establishing the Workgroup to Study Single-Point Entry for Services and Criminal Immunity for Victims of Human Trafficking to study specified issues relating to minors who are victims of human trafficking; etc.
HB 1204 - Del. Terri Hill (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Atrazine Study
03/18/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in cooperation with the Department of the Environment and the Department of Agriculture, to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of atrazine in the State; specifying the parameters of the study; and requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report the findings and recommendations to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on or before October 1, 2018, and to make the report available to the public on its Web site.
HB 1209 - Del. Aruna Miller (DEM-MD)
Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Rereferred to Budget and Taxation and Judicial Proceedings
Expanding the services to be provided by specified sexual assault crisis programs; specifying criteria for receiving specified grant funding; requiring the Governor to include a minimum of $3,000,000 each fiscal year in the State budget; authorizing the Governor, under specified circumstances, to reduce a specified appropriation; establishing the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee; requiring the Attorney General to adopt specified regulations in consultation with the Committee; etc.
HB 1215 - Del. Curtis Anderson (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a specified authorization for a court to release a specified defendant on personal recognizance to require that a defendant charged only with one or more misdemeanors be released on personal recognizance; altering the circumstances under which a defendant may not be released on personal recognizance; providing that the amount of a specified bail may not be higher than necessary to achieve specified purposes under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may not set bail for specified reasons; etc.
HB 1216 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a specified pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of specified Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to administer the pilot program; requiring the Department to select and provide a medication adherence technology system to specified Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients; etc.
HB 1218 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Financial Conditions
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Prohibiting a court in a county with a pretrial supervision program from including as a condition of pretrial release a specified financial condition; requiring each county in the State to establish a pretrial supervision program that provides pretrial supervision services, including agent supervision, location tracking services, and reminder notifications for court appearances; etc.
HB 1219 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 157
Altering the definition of ""sexual abuse"" in provisions of law relating to children in need of assistance to include an act that involves the sex trafficking of a child by any individual; and defining the terms ""sexual molestation or exploitation"" and ""sex trafficking"" in provisions of law relating to children in need of assistance.
HB 1225 - Del. Robbyn Lewis (DEM-MD)
University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity - Workgroup on Health in All Policies
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 558
Requiring the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity, in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to convene a workgroup to study and make recommendations to units of State and local government on laws and policies to implement that will positively impact the health of residents of the State; requiring the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity, to report the workgroup findings to the General Assembly by January 31, 2018; etc.
HB 1227 - Rep. Nick Mosby (DEM-MD)
The Problem Gambling Funding and Treatment Act of 2017
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 845
Specifying that the primary purpose of the Problem Gambling Fund is to provide funding for problem gambling treatment and prevention programs; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to use the funds to establish outreach programs for compulsive and problem gamblers and specified other individuals; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that, if the expanded purpose of the Fund results in a need for additional funding, the General Assembly will consider legislation to increase specified fees; etc.
HB 123 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Health Insurance - Required Conformity With Federal Law
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 720
Altering the length of a policy term and the information provided in a specified notice for short-term medical insurance procured from a nonadmitted insurer; making specified provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management applicable to specified individual health insurance coverage; authorizing the dependents of specified victims to enroll in a specified health plan, at a specified time, under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1233 - Del. Charles Sydnor (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Enhanced Security Compassionate Release Program
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing the Enhanced Security Compassionate Release Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Program to include a specified initial cap on participation; etc.
HB 1236 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Right to Use, Possess, and Cultivate
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Amending the Maryland Constitution to establish that, subject to specified exceptions, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old has the right under State law to use cannabis, possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants; providing that the right enumerated in the amendment may not be infringed except that the transfer of cannabis by purchase or sale shall be regulated as necessary to ensure health and safety and taxed for specified purposes; etc.
HB 1248 - Del. Michael Malone (REP-MD)
Child Support Guidelines - Presumption of Full-Time Work at Minimum Wage Rate
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Establishing a rebuttable presumption under the child support guidelines that a parent is able to work 40 hours per week at the minimum wage rate.
HB 1255 - Del. Jay Jalisi (DEM-MD)
Juveniles - Mechanical Restraints
03/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to adopt regulations applicable to specified facilities that specify policies for the use of mechanical restraints on children; authorizing the transport of a child to or from a detention facility or hardware secure facility in mechanical restraints, except under specified circumstances and subject to specified conditions; requiring, on or before September 30 annually, the Department to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on each transport of a child in mechanical restraints; etc.
HB 1256 - Del. Jay Jalisi (DEM-MD)
Department of Juvenile Services - Implementation of Task Force Recommendations - Report
04/10/2017 - Third Reading Passed (98-21)
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to provide a progress report on the status of the implementation of specified recommendations of the Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System; requiring the Department to report on specified recommendations; requiring the Department to report on the implementation of the Task Force's recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2017.
HB 1265 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 218
Continuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (Sunset Law) by extending the related termination provisions to July 1, 2023; altering the circumstances under which the State Board of Physicians may renew or reinstate a license to practice medicine; requiring a disciplinary panel, before any action is taken, to give an individual an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer; etc.
HB 127 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Board of Review - Repeal
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 103
Repealing provisions of law relating to the Board of Review of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; repealing provisions of law that require the Board of Review to make specified recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, advise the Secretary on specified matters, hear and determine specified appeals, and report at specified intervals to the Secretary; providing that a specified petitioner may not be charged a fee for specified costs under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1273 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Pharmacists - Substitution and Dispensing of Biological Products
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 726
Authorizing a pharmacist to substitute an interchangeable biological product for a prescribed product under specified circumstances; requiring a pharmacist or the pharmacist's designee, except under specified circumstances, to inform specified consumers of the availability of an interchangeable biological product and the approximate cost difference as compared to a specified drug; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy to maintain on its Web site a link to specified lists of biological products; etc.
HB 1275 - Del. David Vogt (REP-MD)
State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Services Specialists
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 706
Requiring units of State government to designate an employee of the unit as a veterans' services specialist to coordinate services with the director of the veterans Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs and attend specified training to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with specified information, and to post specified information on the unit's Web site; requiring the Department to coordinate specified meetings and submit a specified report; etc.
HB 1276 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Health - Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring, on or before January 1, 2018, specified opioid treatment programs to meet specified requirements; requiring an opioid treatment program to establish specified treatment protocols; requiring an opioid treatment program to provide a copy of the protocols to the Office of Health Care Quality before being licensed by the Behavioral Health Administration; etc.
HB 1278 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Health Care Facilities and Health Care Systems - Availability of Buprenorphine Prescribers
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring health care facilities that are not part of a health care system and health care systems to make available to patients the services of at least one health care provider who is authorized to prescribe buprenorphine under federal law for every 100 patients; authorizing specified health care facilities and health care systems to contract with specified health care providers to comply with a specified provision of this Act; etc.
HB 128 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
State Disabilities Plan and Interagency Disabilities Board - Revisions
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
Altering the date, from October 1 to December 1 of each year, by which the Secretary of Disabilities must submit an annual analysis of the State's progress in implementing the State Disabilities Plan and related performance objectives to the Governor and the General Assembly; altering the membership of the Interagency Disabilities Board; and altering the required elements of the State Disabilities Plan.
HB 1288 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Maryland Insurance Administration - Workgroup on the Provision and Coverage of Behavioral Health Crisis Services
03/09/2017 - Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Insurance Administration to convene a workgroup that includes specified individuals and interested stakeholders to identify barriers to the provision of behavioral health crisis services and coverage of the services by health insurance carriers; requiring the Administration to report the findings and recommendations of the workgroup to the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017; etc.
HB 1292 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
State Board of Dental Examiners - Ownership, Management, or Operation of a Dental Practice
03/09/2017 - Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m.
Requiring a dental practice to be owned, managed, or operated by a licensed dentist; authorizing, under specified circumstances, an heir of a licensed dentist who was the owner of a dental practice to serve as an owner of the dental practice for up to 1 year; authorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to extend the 1-year time period under specified circumstances; authorizing the Board to take specified action against specified applicants and licensees for accepting or tendering rebates or split fees; etc.
HB 1307 - Del. Kriselda Valderrama (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors
04/03/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Providing that an agreement by a foreign worker to waive specified rights is void as contrary to public policy; requiring an individual to be licensed by the Commissioner before the individual may perform a foreign labor contracting service in the State for consideration; providing that a specified license authorizes the licensee to perform foreign labor contracting services for consideration; requiring a licensee to take specified actions while performing a foreign labor contracting service in the State; etc.
HB 1329 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 571
Requiring the State Court Administrator of the Administrative Office of the Courts to assess specified drug court programs to make specified determinations; stating the intent of the General Assembly that the Administrative Office request an appropriation of $2,000,000 in additional funding for grants to expand the scope of drug court programs; requiring the Behavioral Health Administration to establish at least one crisis treatment center by June 1, 2018; authorizing the Overdose Response Program; etc.
HB 134 - Chair, Appropriations Committee
Homelessness and Supportive Services - Transfer to Department of Housing and Community Development
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 105
Transferring specified responsibilities relating to the Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Homeless Women - Crisis Shelter Home Program from the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Housing and Community Development; providing for the transfer of the functions, powers, and duties of the Bureau of Homeless Services; requiring the Council to appoint a specified transition team; etc.
HB 1347 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
02/17/2017 - Hearing 3/06 at 2:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing equitable compensation, on a no-fault basis, for a limited class of catastrophic injuries that result in unusually high costs for custodial care and rehabilitation; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation and benefits to eligible claimants; providing for specified premiums and insurance surcharges to be used to finance and administer the Fund; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
HB 1372 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Public Health - Ibogaine Treatment Pilot Program
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Ibogaine Treatment Pilot Program; requiring the Program to begin on or before January 1, 2019, and to continue for 4 years; providing for the purposes of the Program; establishing the Ibogaine Treatment Pilot Program Advisory Board; providing for the purposes of and membership of the Advisory Board; requiring a specified health care facility to submit a specified proposal to participate in the Program; etc.
HB 1375 - Del. Elizabeth Proctor (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 486
Including hepatitis C as a disease for which a person charged with causing prohibited exposure may be tested under specified circumstances; authorizing a judge to issue an emergency order to obtain an oral swab from a person to be tested for the presence of HIV when it is made to appear there is probable cause to believe that the person has caused exposure to a victim; requiring a law enforcement officer to deliver an oral swab to a local health official or health care provider for immediate testing; etc.
HB 1377 - Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (DEM-MD)
State Government - Maryland Program Evaluation Act - Periodic Full Evaluations
03/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Department of Legislative Services to conduct a specified full evaluation of specified governmental activities or units in specified years and every 30 years thereafter; requiring the Department to complete specified full evaluations by December 1 in an evaluation year; etc.
HB 1381 - Del. Luke Clippinger (DEM-MD)
Adult High School Pilot Program
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 608
Establishing an Adult High School Pilot Program to establish an alternative method for adults who did not graduate from high school to earn a diploma; providing that the Program is under the authority and supervision of the State Department of Education and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, which are authorized to approve up to six pilots; requiring a pilot to be subject to the requirements of specified federal law and to provide specified accommodations; providing for a specified report to the General Assembly; etc.
HB 1383 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient Civil Commitment Pilot Program
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 576
Authorizing the Behavioral Health Administration to establish an outpatient civil commitment pilot program to allow for the release of an individual who is involuntarily admitted for inpatient treatment under a specified provision of law on the condition of the individual's admission into the pilot program; requiring the pilot program to include specified criteria, requirements, and rights; requiring the Administration, under specified circumstances, to submit a specified report on or before December 1 of each year; etc.
HB 1390 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
02/10/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a requirement for the construction of a specified provision of law relating to pretrial release of a specified defendant on personal recognizance and unsecured bond; requiring a judicial officer to impose a specified condition or combination of conditions of release under specified circumstances; authorizing a judicial officer to impose one or more specified nonfinancial conditions of release under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may impose financial conditions only under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1392 - Del. Carlo Sanchez (DEM-MD)
Task Force to Study the Imposition of Life Without the Possibility of Parole for Persons Found Guilty of Murder in the First Degree
02/10/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Task Force to Study the Imposition of Life Without the Possibility of Parole for Persons Found Guilty of Murder in the First Degree; providing that the purpose of the Task Force is to study and make recommendations regarding policies and practices of the courts regarding the imposition of a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for persons found guilty of murder in the first degree; requiring the Task Force to report its findings on or before December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 1404 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Public Safety - Sexual Assault Examination Kits - Best Practices Study
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring the Secretary of State Police, the Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee, and the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to collaborate on research to improve the State's collection, testing, and storage of sexual assault examination kits, as well as victim notification procedures; requiring the research to include specified issues, to identify specified improvements, to outline a specified plan, and to recommend specified regulations; requiring a report to be submitted to the General Assembly by December 1, 2018; etc.
HB 1406 - Del. Glen Glass (REP-MD)
Gas and Electricity - Smart Meters - Customer Rights and Required Reports
03/18/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Requiring a utility company to give specified written notice to specified customers prior to deploying smart meters throughout all or a portion of the utility company's service territory; prohibiting a utility company from imposing any additional fee or charge on a specified customer who refuses installation of a smart meter or requests removal of a smart meter; requiring the Public Service Commission and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make specified reports regarding smart meters; etc.
HB 1418 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications
03/21/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a specified designee who may conduct a specified assessment to be certified or licensed, rather than certified and licensed; authorizing a person serving a specified term of confinement for an offense relating to volume dealing in cocaine base imposed on or before September 30, 2017, to file a motion to modify or reduce the sentence under specified circumstances; altering the membership of the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board; etc.
HB 1428 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation
04/06/2017 - Hearing 4/07 at 9:30 a.m.
Establishing a Victim Services Unit in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; transferring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Victim Services Unit; transferring the program for sexual assault forensic examinations from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to the Victim Services Unit; requiring, each year, the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to report on matters related to crime victims by December 31; etc.
HB 1432 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Health Care Providers - Prescription Opioids - Limits on Prescribing (The Prescriber Limits Act of 2017)
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 570
Requiring health care providers to prescribe the lowest effective dose of an opioid and in a quantity no greater than the quantity needed for the expected duration of specified pain unless the opioid is prescribed to treat a specified disorder or specified pain; requiring the dosage, quantity, and duration of specified prescribed opioids to be based on an evidence-based clinical guideline for prescribing controlled dangerous substances; authorizing specified disciplinary action by health occupations boards; etc.
HB 1443 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act
04/10/2017 - Motion vote previous question (Delegate B. Barnes) Adopted (84-51)
...Prade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct wide-ranging specified outreach to small, minority, and women business owners and entrepreneurs that may have an interest in applying for specified medical cannabis-related licenses; requiring the Commission to partner with specified entities to identify employment opportunities within the medical cannabis industry; establishing the Natalie M. LaPrade Compassionate Use Fund to provide access to medical cannabis for specified individuals; etc.
HB 145 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - Nonlicensed Persons - Provisional Licensure
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
Requiring the owner of a nursing home or other appropriate nursing home authority, under specified circumstances, to immediately appoint a nonlicensed person to serve in the capacity of interim nursing home administrator; authorizing the appointed nonlicensed person to act as the interim nursing home administrator on filing an application with the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators requesting a provisional license; etc.
HB 1458 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Establishing the Music Therapist Advisory Committee within the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; requiring the Board to adopt regulations and a code of ethics for the practice of music therapy; requiring the Board to set specified fees for services provided by the Board to music therapists; requiring the Board to pay the fees to the Comptroller; requiring the Comptroller to distribute the fees to the Board; requiring the fees to be used to cover specified costs; etc.
HB 146 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Secretary of Aging - Administration of Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Regulatory Authority
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
Requiring the Secretary of Aging to administer the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program using specified funds and resources received from the United States Department of Agriculture in accordance with a specified law; and authorizing the Secretary to adopt specified regulations.
HB 1468 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory Information and Medical Records
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 700
Altering the circumstances under which a health care provider may disclose a medical record developed primarily in connection with mental health services; authorizing a health care provider to disclose directory information about a patient to a specified individual except under specified circumstances; requiring a health care provider to inform a patient of health care information that the health care provider may include in a specified directory and the persons to whom the information may be disclosed; etc.
HB 1474 - Del. Susan Krebs (REP-MD)
Office of Health Occupations
02/15/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Office of Health Occupations in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; transferring the State Commission on Kidney Disease and the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to the Office; renaming the State Commission on Kidney Disease to be the State Board on Kidney Disease; renaming the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to be the Natalie M. LaPrade State Board on Medical Cannabis; etc.
HB 1475 - Del. Alonzo Washington (DEM-MD)
Residential Boarding Education Programs for At-Risk Youth - Eligibility
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 324
Establishing a residential boarding education program for students enrolled in grade 7 or higher; providing that specified students shall be eligible to participate in the program if the students are disadvantaged children, at-risk youth, and residents of the State and if an operator files a specified plan; requiring operators of the program to meet specified qualifications, adopt specified standards, conduct specified outreach programs, provide specified information, and encourage student participation; etc.
HB 15 - Del. Mark Chang (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Destitute Adults - Extraordinary Medical Expenses for Developmental Disabilities and Civil Action
02/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Adding the extraordinary medical expenses of a destitute adult child with a developmental disability to the support required from the destitute adult child's parent if the parent has or is able to earn sufficient means to provide the support; providing that a court may divide the support obligation for the extraordinary medical expenses of a destitute adult child with a developmental disability between the destitute adult child's parents in proportion to the parents' income; etc.
HB 150 - Speaker
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2018)
04/18/2017 - Assigned a chapter number - Chapter 150
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
HB 1506 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
State Government - Office of Minority Affairs and Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs - Renaming
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 633
Renaming the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs to be the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; renaming the Special Secretary for the Office of Minority Affairs to be the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; renaming the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs to be the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; etc.
HB 1509 - Del. Cheryl Glenn (DEM-MD)
Maryland Healthy Vending Choices Act
03/09/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
State be healthy food or beverage options; providing that any packaged food or beverage options offered in a food or beverage vending machine may not contain more than a 0.5 gram of trans fat per serving or not more than 200 milligrams of sodium per package; requiring the Department of General Services to issue a specified report on or before October 1, 2019; etc.
HB 151 - Speaker
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2017, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 22
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,089,383,121, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.
HB 152 - Speaker
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 23
Authorizing or altering the distribution of specified revenue; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; authorizing the use of specified funds for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Budget and Management to review specified interagency agreements; requiring the Department of Commerce to report specified information relating to the compliance of specified companies with a specified letter of intent; requiring a specified financial forecast to maximize the use of specified funds; etc.
HB 1521 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Commission to Study Firearm Violence - Establishment
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Establishing the Maryland Commission to Study Firearm Violence; providing for the membership of the Commission; requiring the Commission to award specified loans and grants, develop specified recommendations, administer a specified fund, and develop specified processes; establishing the Maryland Firearm Violence Research Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to a specified provision of law; specifying the purpose of the Fund; etc.
HB 1522 - Del. Terri Hill (DEM-MD)
Needs Assessment for Student School-Based Behavioral Health Services
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 585
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the State Department of Education to conduct a needs assessment for student school-based behavioral health services; and requiring the assessment to contain specified matters.
HB 1549 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Public Health - Drug Overdose Prevention Programs - Revisions
03/08/2017 - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the registration of a person who manufactures, distributes, or dispenses a controlled dangerous substance in the State under specified conditions; requiring a local drug overdose fatality review team to review specified information and records related to a specified individual; providing the Overdose Response Program to authorize specified individuals to administer an opioid antagonist under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1587 - Washington County Delegation
Community Colleges - Out-of-State Fee - Waiver for Border State Residents
02/20/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Authorizing the boards of trustees of community colleges with service areas that border other states to set an out-of-state fee for students who reside in out-of-state counties that border Maryland; requiring that this fee be more than the out-of-county fee paid by Maryland students; allowing this fee to be less than the out-of-state fee paid by specified out-of-state students; prohibiting students attending community colleges by paying this fee from being counted for the purposes of specified State aid to community colleges; etc.
HB 1599 - Del. Matt Morgan (REP-MD)
Nursing Homes - Partial Payment for Services Provided
02/22/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make a specified advance payment to a nursing home at the request of the nursing home under specified circumstances; providing that the advance payment may not exceed 50% of the estimated amount due for the uncompensated services; requiring the Department to pay the balance due to a nursing home under specified circumstances; requiring the Department to recover specified advance payments in a specified manner under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 1602 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Public Health - Vital Records - Fees
02/22/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Prohibiting the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from collecting a fee for a copy of a vital record issued to a law enforcement agency or a State's Attorney's office in connection with a criminal investigation or prosecution; etc.
HB 1610 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Public Health - Generic Drugs and Medical Supplies Purchasing Cooperative Workgroup
03/24/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene a workgroup to study the advisability of the State, along with hospitals, pharmacies, health care facilities and private medical practices, forming a generic drugs and medical supplies purchasing cooperative; requiring that the workgroup include specified individuals; requiring the workgroup to make recommendations regarding specified matters and report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2018; etc.
HB 162 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Firearm Application
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 189
Repealing a requirement that a firearm application contain a copy of the applicant's handgun qualification license; and requiring that a firearm application contain the applicant's handgun qualification license number, with a specified exception.
HB 1632 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Public Health - Certificates of Birth - Births Outside an Institution
04/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 11
Requiring the attending clinician or a designee of the attending clinician to prepare a certificate of birth, secure specified signatures, and file the certificate within 5 calendar days after a birth occurs outside an institution with an attending clinician; requiring the attending clinician, within 5 calendar days after the birth, to provide the date of birth and specified information that is required on a certificate of birth; etc.
HB 1645 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Task Force to Study Mental Health Concerns for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
03/06/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Establishing the Task Force to Study Mental Health Concerns for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study how mental health and other concerns impact interactions between the deaf and hard of hearing and law enforcement officers; requiring the Task Force to make specified recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017; etc.
HB 180 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Renaming the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to be the Maryland Department of Health; renaming the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to be the Secretary of Health; providing that the Maryland Department of Health is the successor of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing that specified names and titles of a specified unit and officials in laws and other documents mean the names and titles of the successor unit and officials; etc.
HB 184 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Identification and Posting of Information
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 768
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify, in consultation with stakeholders who wish to participate, specified up-to-date, evidence-based, written information relating to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; requiring the Department to post specified information in a printable form on the Department's Web site that may be accessed by health care practitioners engaged in treating children and adolescents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; etc.
HB 185 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Distribution of Tobacco Products to Minors - Prohibition and Enforcement
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 773
Prohibiting specified persons from distributing tobacco products, paraphernalia, or coupons to a minor; providing that a person who violates a specified provision of the Act is subject to civil penalties; providing that a conviction for a violation of specified provisions of law precludes a proceeding for a specified civil penalty arising out of the same violation; providing that enforcement of a specified civil penalty precludes a prosecution for a violation of specified provisions of law arising out of the same violation; etc.
HB 188 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Advance Directives - Witness Requirements, Advance Directives Services, and Fund
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 667
Providing that a witness is not required for an electronic advance directive if the declarant's identity has been authenticated in accordance with specified replacement guidelines under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue a request for proposals from electronic advance directives services for a specified purpose; clarifying that the Department may contract with multiple electronic advance directives services; repealing a specified requirement; etc.
HB 206 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Child Care Products Containing Flame-Retardant Chemicals - Prohibition
01/25/2017 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale specified child care products or furniture containing specified flame-retardant chemicals; authorizing the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to suspend implementation of specified provisions of the Act if the Secretary makes a specified determination; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to adopt specified regulations on or before January 1, 2018; etc.
HB 221 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 199
Transferring the Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers from the State Department of Education to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; requiring the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to provide staff support for the Council; authorizing the Commission to seek the assistance of organizations with expertise in school-based health care or specified other matters to provide additional staffing resources to the Commission and the Council; etc.
HB 233 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
Requiring a health care provider to disclose a medical record without specified authorization to a guardian ad litem appointed by a court to protect specified interests of a minor or a disabled or elderly individual who is a specified victim, for a specified purpose and use in specified court proceedings; authorizing a specified guardian ad litem to redisclose a specified record under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 252 - Del. Charles Barkley (DEM-MD)
Alcoholic Beverages - Liquor and Wine
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 315
Adding a definition of ""liquor"" to the Alcoholic Beverages Article; and adding an alcohol content limitation on wine that is sold under a beer and wine license in specified jurisdictions.
HB 270 - Del. Stephen Lafferty (DEM-MD)
Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water - Public and Nonpublic Schools
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the State Department of Education, the Department of General Services, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, to adopt regulations, under specified circumstances, to require periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public or nonpublic school buildings; requiring the Department of the Environment, before adopting regulations, to gather specified information regarding the establishment of lead-free school environments; etc.
HB 274 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Veterans - Availability and Accessibility of Health Care Services and Transportation - Study
03/24/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, to conduct a study on the availability and accessibility of health care services to meet the health care needs of veterans in the State and the availability and accessibility of transportation to the health care services; requiring the study to include specified items, identify specified gaps, and identify specified options; etc.
HB 275 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Recommended Courses in Military Culture
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to specified health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military culture.
HB 279 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
Guardianship and Child in Need of Assistance Proceedings - Jurisdiction and Authority of Juvenile Court
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Authorizing the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a specified disposition hearing; requiring the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a permanency planning hearing or guardianship hearing; providing that, if the juvenile court enters an order directing the provision of specified services to a specified child, the juvenile court retains jurisdiction for a specified period of time and for specified purposes; etc.
HB 303 - Del. Frank Turner (DEM-MD)
Departmental Secretaries - Campaign and Working Hour Activities
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government from soliciting, accepting, transmitting, or depositing in a campaign account contributions or donations for the benefit of a candidate or political party; prohibiting a secretary from being a candidate for a public elective office while serving as secretary; authorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty on specified entities as a result of a violation of this Act; etc.
HB 318 - Del. Aruna Miller (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying specified provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm.
HB 33 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Guardianship of Disabled Persons - Voluntary Admission to Mental Facility
01/10/2018 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
HB 355 - Montgomery County Delegation and Prince George's County Delegation
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Discrimination - Prohibited MC/PG 102-17
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 561
Prohibiting the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission from discriminating against a person on the basis of religion, marital status, or gender identity; and altering a nondiscrimination clause required in all contracts entered into by the Commission to require the contractor not to discriminate in any manner against an employee or applicant for employment on the basis of religion, marital status, or gender identity and require the contractor to include a similar nondiscrimination clause in all subcontracts.
HB 359 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental Injury
04/10/2017 - Rereferred to Judicial Proceedings
Altering the definition of ""mental injury"" for the purpose of specified child abuse and neglect statutes 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 constitute a crime of violence, under specified provisions of law, committed by a parent or household or family member against a parent or household or family member.
HB 36 - Del. Michael Jackson (DEM-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
01/10/2018 - First Reading Appropriations
HB 370 - Del. Shane Pendergrass (DEM-MD)
Richard E. Israel and Roger ""Pip"" Moyer End-of-Life Option Act
01/27/2017 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making specified requests; prohibiting another individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of an individual; requiring a written request for aid in dying to meet specified requirements; establishing specified requirements for witnesses to a written request for aid in dying; requiring a written request for aid in dying to be in a specified form; etc.
HB 424 - Speaker
Taxpayer Protection Act
01/30/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a person from employing an individual not registered with the State Board of Individual Tax Preparers to provide specified tax preparation services; authorizing specified employees of the Comptroller's Office to act as police officers when enforcing specified laws; authorizing an injunction, under specified circumstances, to prohibit specified persons from acting as income tax return preparers; etc.
HB 425 - Del. Brooke Lierman (DEM-MD)
Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 844
Prohibiting the suspension or expulsion of prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students from public schools with specified exceptions for an expulsion required by federal law or a suspension for not more than 5 school days under specified circumstances; requiring the principal or school administration to contact a student's parent or guardian under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 426 - Speaker
Promoting Efficiencies in State Procurement
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 589
Altering provisions of State procurement law; altering the dollar value threshold that triggers the requirement to publish notice in eMaryland Marketplace; specifying a preferred procurement method for human, social, cultural, or educational services; establishing qualification based selection as the method of procurement for specified procurements; clarifying the authority of the board of trustees of a community college to advertise specified bids on eMaryland Marketplace; etc.
HB 427 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Public Institutions of Higher Education - Public Health Advisories - Required Communication
03/27/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Requiring the governing body of each public institution of higher education in the State to develop and implement a policy for the timely communication of public health advisories issued by specified entities to students, faculty, staff, and other employees of the institution; and requiring specified institutions to send to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a copy of a specified policy on or before October 1, 2017.
HB 429 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Sexual Offenses - Physical Resistance
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 163
Establishing that evidence of physical resistance by a victim is not required to prove that a sexual crime was committed; establishing that a specified provision of the Act may not be construed to affect the admissibility of evidence of actual physical resistance by a victim of a sexual crime; etc.
HB 433 - Speaker
State Finance and Procurement - Small and Minority Business Participation
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Clarifying what constitutes good cause for the purposes of removal of a certified minority business enterprise after the execution of a contract; prohibiting the failure of a certified minority business to provide a specified bond from being considered nonperformance; altering a requirement that specified units structure specified procurement procedures to achieve a specified minimum percentage of the unit's total dollar value of specified contracts to be made directly to small businesses; etc.
HB 443 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Assisted Living Programs - Licensure Fees
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 772
Repealing a requirement that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene adopt regulations requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to charge specified fees in a specified manner; and requiring the Department to adopt regulations that establish a specified application fee for an assisted living program license.
HB 451 - Del. Joseph Cluster (REP-MD)
Insurance - Bail Bondsmen - Continuing Education Requirements
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 186
Requiring insurance producers who sell, solicit, or negotiate bail bonds to receive continuing education that directly relates to bail bond insurance.
HB 456 - Del. Anne Kaiser (DEM-MD)
Children With Disabilities and Child Care Providers - Dispute Resolution Process
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 713
Requiring the State Board of Education to develop a dispute resolution process to be used by families of children with disabilities and child care providers for resolving complaints of discrimination based on a child's disability; requiring the Department, in developing the dispute resolution process, to convene a workgroup that includes representatives of specified entities; requiring the Department to submit to the General Assembly, by October 1, 2017, a report outlining the process and its implementation; etc.
HB 458 - Del. Trent Kittleman (REP-MD)
Visual Impairments - Requirements for Teacher Training, Student Screening, and Maryland Medical Assistance Program Coverage
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Requiring, on or before July 1, 2018, the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to require a certificate holder applying for renewal of a certificate as a teacher to complete a course on understanding and recognizing the symptoms of visual impairments; requiring the Board to approve a course that meets specified criteria; requiring the Board to adopt specified regulations; etc.
HB 484 - Del. Vanessa Atterbeary (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
02/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Prohibiting, subject to a specified exception, an individual under the age of 18 from marrying; and authorizing an individual 16 or 17 years old to marry under specified circumstances.
HB 488 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Use or Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance - De Minimis Quantity
03/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Making specified violations relating to the use or possession of specified de minimis quantities of specified controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana to a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of a de minimis quantity of specified controlled dangerous substances; etc.
HB 508 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
01/30/2017 - Hearing 2/09 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 specified instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider specified factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 513 - Del. Mark Chang (DEM-MD)
Education - Participants in Interscholastic Athletic Activities - Concussions - Penalties for Coaches
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a county board of education, on the recommendation of the county superintendent, to suspend a coach who violates specified provisions of law relating to the removal from play of a student who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or other head injury in a practice or game and the return to play of the student; requiring a county board to send to a coach a copy of specified charges and give the coach an opportunity to request a hearing before suspending the coach; etc.
HB 518 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Prenatal HIV Testing
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 668
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with stakeholders, to adopt regulations establishing requirements for prenatal HIV testing; requiring providers of prenatal medical care to follow the Department's requirements for prenatal HIV testing; requiring the Department to provide the requirements established for prenatal HIV testing to hospitals that offer obstetric services and specified organizations; etc.
HB 519 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Safer Drug Consumption Facility Program
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Safer Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or a local health department to make a specified determination on a specified application based on specified criteria and within a specified period of time; requiring a Program to provide specified services; etc.
HB 522 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems - Automated External Defibrillators - Study (The Joe Sheya Act)
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 35
Requiring the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to conduct a study regarding the location of automated external defibrillators, the costs associated with owning, using, and training individuals to use automated external defibrillators, and potential liability issues; requiring the study to include any relevant data available for calendar years 2015, 2016, and 2017; requiring the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to report its findings to the General Assembly; etc.
HB 539 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Election Law - Voter Registration and Absentee Voting - Proof of Citizenship
03/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Requiring individuals who apply to register to vote after June 30, 2017, 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 specified documents or information to prove United States citizenship; etc.
HB 541 - Del. Antonio Hayes (DEM-MD)
Cigarette Restitution Fund - Establishment of Behavioral Health Treatment Account and Funding for Substance Use Treatment Services
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Cigarette Restitution Fund to include a separate account to be used for substance use treatment, with priority given to residential treatment services, recovery support housing, and specified crisis response services, and for rate adjustments for specified agencies or programs; requiring specified distributions from the account to be used to supplement and not supplant specified other funds; prohibiting more than $10,000,000 from being appropriated from the account in any fiscal year; etc.
HB 547 - Del. Barrie Ciliberti (REP-MD)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
02/22/2017 - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting, except in specified circumstances, the performance or inducement or attempted performance or inducement of an abortion unless a specified determination as to the probable age of the unborn child is made by a specified physician; providing that the failure of a physician to perform specified actions is deemed ""unprofessional conduct""; etc.
HB 580 - Del. Antonio Hayes (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the Door Open Act
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring, except under specified circumstances, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to adjust the rate of reimbursement for community providers each fiscal year by the rate adjustment included in the State budget for that fiscal year; requiring, on or before December 1, 2019, and on or before December 1 annually thereafter, the Department to submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly on the impact of the reimbursement rate adjustment on community providers and other specified outcomes; etc.
HB 584 - Del. Karen Young (DEM-MD)
Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices - Right to Try Act
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 771
Authorizing a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make available the investigational drug, biological product, or device to eligible patients; requiring a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to notify a specified patient and a specified health care provider of specified side effects or risks; requiring the Office of the Attorney General to develop an informed consent form that meets specified requirements; etc.
HB 600 - Del. Benjamin Kramer (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Use of Medical Oxygen in Residential Dwellings - Smoking and Open Flame Restrictions
03/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Prohibiting an individual from lighting or smoking specified matters or substances that contain tobacco in a room of a residential dwelling in which medical oxygen is being used and within a specified number of feet of a specified room of a specified residential dwelling; prohibiting an individual from having an open flame in a room of a residential dwelling in which medical oxygen is being used and within a specified number of feet of a specified room of a specified residential dwelling; etc.
HB 618 - Del. Kevin Hornberger (REP-MD)
Vital Records - Birth, Death, and Fetal Death Certificates - Fees
02/21/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Limiting the circumstances under which a fee may be collected by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or a local health department for a birth, death, or fetal death certificate requested by an agency of the State or any of its political subdivisions.
HB 626 - Del. James Gilchrist (DEM-MD)
Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Standards of Care and Protocol Implementation and Enforcement
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 409
Requiring an animal shelter to follow a specified written protocol for reclaiming animals; requiring the Department of Agriculture, on or before January 1, 2018, to adopt specified minimum standards of care for dogs and cats in animal shelters; requiring an animal shelter to follow the minimum standards of care adopted by the Department; and requiring the Department to adopt specified regulations on or before January 1, 2018.
HB 627 - Del. Carolyn Howard (DEM-MD)
Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Demand Response Trips
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
Adding vehicles used to provide demand response services to those vehicles that qualify for a specified motor fuel tax refund.
HB 628 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Secretaries of Principal Departments - Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions by Units Within Departments
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 613
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Office of Administrative Hearings, in consultation with stakeholders and other interested parties, to adopt regulations for the supervision of each board or commission that is composed of individuals participating in the occupation or profession regulated by the unit in order to prevent anticompetitive actions and to determine whether the actions further a clearly articulated State policy to displace competition; requiring the Office to establish a specified process; etc.
HB 65 - Del. Michael Jackson (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
01/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Requiring employers that employ 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide an employee with unpaid earned sick and safe leave; providing for the manner in which earned sick and safe leave is accrued; authorizing an employee to work additional hours or trade shifts with another employee under specified circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
HB 650 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Evaluation
03/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a court to order a specified defendant's doctor to develop a treatment plan within 5 days of the defendant's admission to a designated facility after a finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible under specified circumstances; providing that if a defendant refuses medication, the court may order a clinical review panel to convene within 14 days of the defendant's admission to the designated facility in order to review any proposed administration of psychiatric medication over the refusal of the defendant; etc.
HB 658 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telehealth - Requirements
04/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Altering specified coverage and reimbursement requirements for health care services delivered through telemedicine under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide coverage of and reimbursement for specified health care services that are delivered through telehealth; deeming a health care service provided through telehealth to be equivalent to a specified health care service for a specified purpose; etc.
HB 666 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Expensive Drugs - Manufacturer Reporting and Drug Price Transparency Advisory Committee
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring, on or before March 31 each year, the manufacturer of an expensive drug sold or offered for sale in the State to file with the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene a specified annual report; establishing the Drug Price Transparency Advisory Committee; requiring a manufacturer of an expensive drug to file a notice with the Secretary before increasing a specified price or a specified cost by more than a specified percentage or amount during specified periods of time; etc.
HB 669 - Del. Steve Arentz (REP-MD)
Public Schools - Boards of Education - Anonymous Two-Way Electronic Tip Programs
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 197
Authorizing a county board of education to establish an anonymous two-way electronic tip program; providing that the purpose of the program is for a student, a parent, guardian, or close adult relative of a student, or a school staff member to report acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation; requiring each county board of education that establishes an anonymous two-way electronic tip program to publicize the program in specified locations; authorizing the Governor to include funding in the State budget for the program; etc.
HB 697 - Del. Eric Luedtke (DEM-MD)
Child Abuse and Neglect - Statewide Reporting - 2-1-1 Maryland
03/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Expanding the duties of 2-1-1 Maryland to include serving as a statewide hotline for the reporting of child abuse and neglect; requiring that 2-1-1 Maryland accept reports of child abuse and neglect 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; requiring the Health and Human Services Board in consultation with the State Department of Human Resources to develop policies for the proper training of 2-1-1 Maryland service provider staff in responding to reports of child abuse and neglect; etc.
HB 70 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
State Board of Nursing - Disciplinary Process and Authority - Revisions
02/07/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Authorizing a disciplinary committee of the State Board of Nursing to grant and deny licenses and certificates and take specified disciplinary action against licensees and certificate holders; authorizing the Board to establish one or more disciplinary committees to conduct specified hearings and issue final decisions or orders under specified provisions of law; authorizing the Board to delegate authority to conduct a hearing and issue a final decision or order to a disciplinary committee; etc.
HB 736 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Workgroup to Recommend Possible Reforms to Maryland's Health Care System
02/22/2017 - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, under specified circumstances, to convene a workgroup to recommend possible reforms to the State's health care system; requiring that the workgroup include specified individuals; requiring the workgroup, under specified circumstances, to study and assess specified matters and make specified recommendations; etc.
HB 747 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
Public Health - Cigarette Restitution Fund Programs - Modifications
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 139
Altering specified information measured by the Baseline Tobacco Study; requiring a local health officer to identify a specified coalition and to identify specified programs, evaluate the effectiveness of specified programs, and develop a specified plan with the assistance of a specified coalition before applying for specified grants; requiring a specified plan to include a list of members of a specified coalition; requiring a local health officer, in consultation with a specified coalition, to update a specified plan; etc.
HB 764 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 541
Repealing the prohibition on the neglect or refusal, by an adult child who has or is able to earn sufficient means, to provide a destitute parent with food, shelter, care, and clothing; altering the definition of ""responsible relative"", as it relates to responsibility for the cost of specified services provided in a facility or program operated or funded by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to exclude from the definition the children of a recipient of specified services; etc.
HB 769 - Del. Chris West (REP-MD)
Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council - Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 68
Renaming the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council to be the Maryland Commission on Caregiving; altering the membership of the Commission to include specified members of the General Assembly; requiring the Governor, when appointing members, to consider groups representing specified individuals such as those with disabilities, disorders affecting an entire lifespan, and those who reflect the diversity of the State; requiring the Commission to provide ongoing analysis of best practices in family caregiver support programs; etc.
HB 77 - Del. Mark Chang (DEM-MD)
Lean Government Advisory Board - Establishment
01/18/2017 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
Establishing the Lean Government Advisory Board; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Board; requiring the Board to meet at least quarterly and to apply lean principles to analyze the operations and organization of State government, identify specified inefficiencies, and recommend improvements to increase State government efficiency and improve the delivery of State government services; requiring the Board, beginning December 1, 2018, to annually report its recommendations to the General Assembly; etc.
HB 775 - Del. Ariana Kelly (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Maternal Mental Health
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 221
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with stakeholders, to identify specified information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; requiring the Department to provide specified information on the its Web site; requiring the Department to develop a plan to expand the Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program to assist obstetric, primary care, and other health care providers in addressing the emotional and mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women; etc.
HB 786 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Education - Individualized or Group Behavioral Counseling Services - Establishment
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 583
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in conjunction with the State Department of Education, to recommend best practices for county boards of education to provide to students specified needs assessments and specified behavioral health counseling services; providing that county boards may not be required to provide specified assessments or counseling services; prohibiting specified insurance policies or contracts from denying a covered medically necessary behavioral health care service for a specified student; etc.
HB 796 - Del. Michael Malone (REP-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
03/15/2017 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting from the sales and use tax a sale by a chartered organization of the Boy Scouts of America or a scout unit chartered by a local council of the Boy Scouts of America in the State, or by a troop of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
HB 799 - Del. Vanessa Atterbeary (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
04/10/2017 - Delegates Sydnor, Gibson, and Kittleman
Repealing provisions authorizing individuals under the age of majority to marry under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 807 - Del. Karen Young (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Requirements for the Practice of Optometry - Miscellaneous Revisions
03/14/2017 - Referred to interim study by Health and Government Operations
Requiring that, in addition to being licensed, an individual be certified under specified provisions of law and the Act before practicing optometry in the State within the scope of the certification; requiring specified optometrists to be certified under specified provisions of law before performing specified functions; altering the coursework requirements for specified certifications; establishing a new level of certification for licensed optometrists; etc.
HB 81 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Estates and Trusts - Conditions of Disability and Incapacity - Confinement
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 666
Repealing ""confinement"" as a condition of disability for purposes of guardianship proceedings to protect a disabled individual's property; and repealing ""confinement"" as a condition of incapacity as defined under the Maryland Trust Act.
HB 815 - Del. Benjamin Barnes (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Membership Elections
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
Limiting optional membership in the Employees' Pension System to individuals who have not previously been a member of a specified pension and retirement program or who have not had specified previous employment; authorizing an eligible governmental unit that does not satisfy specified requirements to participate in specified State systems to submit a request to participate to the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System; requiring the Board to consider specified requests and make specified recommendations; etc.
HB 824 - Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 823
Continuing the State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2028, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; requiring the Board to report by November 1, 2017, to specified committees of the General Assembly regarding the comparability of a specified provision of law to specified laws and regulations in other states; requiring specified workload and fiscal analyses; etc.
HB 830 - Del. Anne Healey (DEM-MD)
Pollinator Habitat Plans - Plan Contents - Requirements and Prohibition
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 755
Requiring a specified pollinator habitat plan to include specified best management practices for the designation of specified habitat areas; requiring that a specified pollinator habitat plan established by the Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Environmental Service, and the State Highway Administration be as protective of pollinators as the Department of Agriculture's managed pollinator protection plan; prohibiting, with specified exceptions, the use of specified pesticides, seeds, or plants in a specified area; etc.
HB 846 - Del. Eric Bromwell (DEM-MD)
Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program - Staff
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
Requiring Blind Industries and Services of Maryland to provide staff for the Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program; and requiring that the staff provided be a blind or visually impaired associate of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and complete specified work related to the duties of the Committee.
HB 847 - Del. Pamela Queen (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Benefits for Individuals Who Are Incarcerated or Institutionalized
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide 6 months of presumptive eligibility for Maryland Medical Assistance Program benefits for individuals on release from incarceration or from an institution for the treatment of mental disease; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, to establish a process to train and certify certain staff as presumptive eligibility determiners; etc.
HB 853 - Del. Jay Jalisi (DEM-MD)
Juvenile Law - Continued Detention - Minimum Age
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Prohibiting the continued detention, beyond emergency detention, of a child under the age of 13 years unless the child is alleged to have committed a specified crime of violence.
HB 856 - Del. William Folden (REP-MD)
Co-Prescribing Naloxone Saves Lives Act of 2017
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish specified guidelines for the co-prescribing of opioid overdose reversal drugs that are applicable to all licensed health care providers in the State who are authorized to prescribe monitored prescription drugs; requiring the guidelines to address the co-prescribing of opioid overdose reversal drugs for specified patients; etc.
HB 857 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Maryland Mental Health Law - Small Private Group Home - Definition
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 584
Altering the definition of ""small private group home"" by increasing from 8 to 9 the maximum number of individuals who may be admitted by a small private group home for the purposes of specified provisions of law governing residences in which individuals who have been or are being treated for a mental disorder may be provided care or treatment in a homelike environment; etc.
HB 860 - Del. Brooke Lierman (DEM-MD)
Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders - Repeal of Restrictions (Maryland Equal Access to Food Act of 2017)
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 793
Repealing specified provisions of law subjecting individuals convicted of specified felonies involving a controlled dangerous substance who apply for temporary cash assistance or food stamps to specified testing and treatment requirements and sanctions; altering the criminal violations that make specified recipients ineligible for temporary cash assistance or food stamps for 1 year after conviction and subject to specified testing and treatment requirements and sanctions; etc.
HB 866 - Del. Steve Arentz (REP-MD)
Primary and Secondary Education - Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices
02/10/2017 - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to develop health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms; and requiring each county board of education to implement specified health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
HB 869 - Del. Seth Howard (REP-MD)
Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 580
Requiring, beginning November 1, 2017, a behavioral health program or specified health professional, when referring an individual to receive services at a recovery residence, to provide the individual with a list of certified recovery residences operating in the State and information on where specified services may be obtained; and requiring, on or before November 1, 2017, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to publish a specified list on its Web site.
HB 881 - Del. Michael Malone (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement Officers, Correctional Officers, and First Responders
03/06/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under specified circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, or a first responder under specified 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.
HB 893 - Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (DEM-MD)
Juvenile Law - Probation
03/15/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Requiring the juvenile court to consider, when determining a term of probation for a juvenile, the purposes set forth in a specified provision of law; specifying that a term of probation may not exceed 1 year; etc.
HB 909 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act
03/29/2017 - Rereferred to Finance
Establishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect the access of residents of the State to affordable health coverage; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to annually report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31; etc.
HB 920 - Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (DEM-MD)
Primary and Secondary Education - Certificated School Personnel - Training Requirement
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 335
Requiring the State Board of Education to require, beginning on or before July 1, 2018, all certificated school personnel who have direct contact with students on a regular basis to complete training, by December 1 of each year, in specified knowledge and skills required to understand and respond to youth suicide risk and identify specified resources to help students in crisis; prohibiting a person from bringing a specified action against a county board except under specified circumstances;
HB 922 - Del. Carl Anderton (REP-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a specified sale by a nonprofit organization whose principal focus is to raise funds to assist specified veterans, if no less than 88% of the proceeds of the sale are used to assist those veterans.
HB 926 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Child Support - Health Insurance - Definition
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 739
Defining the term ""health insurance"" to include medical insurance, dental insurance, prescription drug coverage, and vision insurance for purposes of calculating a child support obligation under the child support guidelines.
HB 932 - Del. Mary Lisanti (DEM-MD)
Hospitals - Changes in Status - Hospital Employee Retraining and Economic Impact Statements
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a hospital that voluntarily converts to a freestanding medical facility or is acquired by another hospital or health system to pay a fee directly to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation if workers are displaced; prohibiting the fee from exceeding a 0.01 percent of the total revenue approved by the Health Services Cost Review Commission for a specified fiscal year; limiting the number of times the fee may be assessed; etc.
HB 953 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
Establishing the Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning to examine, to consider options for improving, and to make recommendations regarding efforts to educate residents of the State about planning for long-term care; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017; etc.
HB 961 - Del. Ariana Kelly (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Delegation of Health Care Decisions - Temporary Health Care Agent for Minors
03/31/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Authorizing the parent or legal guardian of a minor to delegate to a temporary health care agent the authority to consent and make decisions regarding medically necessary health care treatment of the minor; requiring a specified delegation to be made on a specified medical authorization treatment form; prohibiting a parent or legal guardian from delegating to a temporary health care agent the power to make specified decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment of the minor; etc.
HB 974 - Del. Ned Carey (DEM-MD)
Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 518
Requiring a specified business, when destroying an employee's or a former employee's records containing specified personal information of the employee or former employee, to take specified steps to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information; altering the circumstances under which a specified business must conduct an investigation and notify specified persons of a specified breach; authorizing a specified business to provide a specified required notice in a specified manner under specified circumstances; etc.
HB 981 - Allegany County Delegation
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
04/10/2017 - Rereferred to Budget and Taxation
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include specified individuals serving in specified positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that specified members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet specified criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on specified creditable service; etc.
HB 984 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Developmental Disabilities Administration - Crisis Resolution and Crisis Prevention Services - Funding and Reporting
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Requiring a specified report on the Waiting List Equity Fund to include information regarding individuals in the crisis resolution category of the waiting list for developmental disabilities services; establishing mandated appropriations for developmental disabilities community services; declaring the intent of the General Assembly that an individual, after receiving services provided with specified funds, continue to receive uninterrupted developmental disabilities services in accordance with the individual's needs; etc.
HB 991 - Del. Brooke Lierman (DEM-MD)
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation by Satellite Organizations
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Altering the definition of ""qualifying not-for-profit organization"", for purposes of provisions of law that authorize specified qualifying not-for-profit organizations to participate in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, to include a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity wholly owned by the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.; etc.
HJ 2 - Del. C. William Frick (DEM-MD)
Constitutional Convention - Amendments - Repeal
05/25/2017 - Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 3
Repealing and withdrawing specified applications to Congress to call a Constitutional Convention; and urging the legislatures of specified other states to repeal and withdraw such applications.
HJ 4 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Reinstatement of the Separation of Commercial and Investment Banking Functions
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Urging the United States Congress to support efforts to reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act.
HJ 9 - Del. David Moon (DEM-MD)
The Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
05/25/2017 - Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 5
Expressing the sharp disagreement of the General Assembly of Maryland with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that ensure all Marylanders have access to affordable health insurance coverage, free from discriminatory rates and policies; and urging the Governor of Maryland to join in urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect specified provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act.
SB 1013 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland Higher Education Commission - Workgroup to Examine the Need for Dental Therapy
04/05/2017 - Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Higher Education Commission to jointly convene a workgroup to examine the need for dental therapy in the State; requiring the workgroup to include specified stakeholders; and requiring the workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017.
SB 1015 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Prohibiting a correctional facility from placing an inmate in restrictive housing for more than 15 consecutive days or a total of 20 days in a 60-day period, with specified exceptions; establishing specified protections for inmates who are placed in restrictive housing; etc.
SB 1016 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that an agreement by a foreign worker to waive specified rights is void as contrary to public policy; requiring an individual to be licensed by the Commissioner before the individual may perform a foreign labor contracting service in the State for consideration; providing that a specified license authorizes the licensee to perform foreign labor contracting services for consideration; requiring a licensee to take specified actions while performing a foreign labor contracting service in the State; etc.
SB 1018 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Human Trafficking Victims - Establishment of Workgroup
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Establishing the Workgroup to Study Single-Point Entry for Services and Criminal Immunity for Victims of Human Trafficking; providing the purpose of the Workgroup is to study issues relating to a single point of entry for minors who are victims of human trafficking; requiring the Workgroup to submit a final report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2019; etc.
SB 1020 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Care Regulatory Reform Act of 2017
02/22/2017 - Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Reorganizing the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Health Services Cost Review Commission to be the Maryland Health Care and Cost Review Commission; repealing the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the Health Services Cost Review Commission Fund, and related provisions of law; requiring the Commission to submit to the Governor and General Assembly by January 1, 2018, a proposal for a streamlined certificate of need process and a specified list of health care facilities and services; etc.
SB 1042 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient Civil Commitment Pilot Program
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 577
Authorizing the Behavioral Health Administration to establish an outpatient civil commitment pilot program to allow for the release of an individual who is involuntarily admitted for inpatient treatment under a specified provision of law on the condition of the individual's admission into the pilot program; requiring the pilot program to include specified criteria, requirements, and rights; requiring the Administration, under specified circumstances, to submit a specified report by December 1 of each year; etc.
SB 1060 - Sen. Thomas Miller (DEM-MD)
Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 574
Requiring a county board of education to consult with the county superintendent of schools before any change in the hiring or termination of personnel in connection with a school health services program; requiring the drug addiction and prevention program implemented in the public schools to include instruction on heroin and opioid addiction and prevention, including information on the lethal effects of fentanyl; prohibiting specified personnel from being held personally liable under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 1081 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of Care
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 810
Establishing the Family Planning Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the State; requiring the Program to provide family planning services to specified individuals through specified providers; authorizing the Department to adopt specified regulations; requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to ensure access to and continuity of services provided by specified family planning providers in a specified manner; etc.
SB 1089 - Sen. Stephen Hershey (REP-MD)
Primary and Secondary Education - Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to develop health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms; and requiring each county board of education to implement specified health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
SB 1109 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Nursing Homes - Partial Payment for Services Provided
04/08/2017 - Hearing 4/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make an advance payment to a nursing home at the request of the nursing home under specified circumstances; providing that the advance payment may not exceed 50% of the estimated amount due for the uncompensated services; requiring the Department to pay the balance due to a nursing home under specified circumstances; requiring a specified report regarding eligibility applications be submitted to specified committees of the General Assembly by December 31, 2018; etc.
SB 1126 - Sen. James Brochin (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Generic Drugs and Medical Supplies Purchasing Cooperative Workgroup
03/01/2017 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene a workgroup to study the advisability of the State, along with hospitals, pharmacies, health care facilities, and private medical practices, forming a generic drugs and medical supplies purchasing cooperative; requiring the workgroup to include specified individuals; requiring the workgroup to make recommendations regarding specified matters and report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2018; etc.
SB 1129 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Substance Use Disorder Treatment - Licensing of Outpatient Programs and Provision of Naloxone Kits
03/01/2017 - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene from requiring, under specified circumstances, that an outpatient substance use disorder treatment program be granted specified accreditation as a condition of licensure; requiring each hospital emergency department to establish and implement a policy of providing a naloxone kit to patients admitted for an opioid overdose and training the patients in the proper method of administering the naloxone before the patient is released; etc.
SB 1132 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
03/16/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
Providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a specified sale by a nonprofit organization whose principal focus is to raise funds to assist specified veterans, if no less than 88% of the proceeds of the sale are used to assist those veterans.
SB 1150 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
Hearing- or Speech-Impaired Children - Sign Language Instruction for Parents and Guardians
03/23/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
Requiring an individualized education program for a child with a hearing or speech impairment to include educating the child's parents or guardians in basic sign language; requiring that the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program include resources such as basic sign language education, digital teaching tools, and online instruction for specified parents or guardians; altering the name of the universal newborn screening program to be the universal newborn screening and parental education program; etc.
SB 117 - Sen. George Edwards (REP-MD)
Community Colleges - Out-of-State Fee - Waiver for Border State Residents
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 691
Authorizing the boards of trustees of community colleges with service areas that border other states to set an out-of-state fee for students who reside in out-of-state counties that border Maryland; requiring that this fee be more than the out-of-county fee paid by Maryland students; allowing this fee to be less than the out-of-state fee paid by specified out-of-state students; prohibiting students attending community colleges by paying this fee from being counted for the purposes of specified State aid to community colleges; etc.
SB 1174 - Sen. J. B. Jennings (REP-MD)
Public Health - Certificates of Birth - Births Outside an Institution
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Requiring the attending clinician or a designee of the attending clinician to prepare a certificate of birth, secure specified signatures, and file the certificate within 5 calendar days after a birth occurs outside an institution with an attending clinician; requiring the attending clinician, within 5 calendar days after the birth, to provide the date of birth and specified information that is required on a certificate of birth; etc.
SB 1194 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Substance Abuse Treatment Outcome Partnership Fund
04/07/2017 - Hearing 4/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""eligible functions"" to allow funds from the Substance Abuse Treatment Outcome Partnership Fund to be used for recovery support systems; altering the definition of ""eligible population"" to allow funds from the Fund to be used for services provided to individuals in recovery; requiring, beginning in fiscal year 2019, and subject to the limitations of the State budget, the Governor to annually include $8,400,000 in the State budget for the Fund; etc.
SB 1197 - Sen. Thomas Miller (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission - Membership, Licensing, and Studies
03/24/2017 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to actively seek, to the extent permitted by State and federal law, to achieve racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity when licensing medical cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries and to strongly encourage and conduct outreach to small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses for specified purposes; requiring the Commission to grant Stage One preapproval for a medical cannabis grower license to two specified applicants on or before July 1, 2017; etc.
SB 151 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
State Board of Nursing - Disciplinary Process and Authority - Revisions
01/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
Authorizing a disciplinary committee of the State Board of Nursing to grant and deny licenses and certificates and take specified disciplinary action against licensees and certificate holders; authorizing the Board to establish one or more disciplinary committees to conduct specified hearings and issue final decisions or orders under specified provisions of law; authorizing the Board to delegate authority to conduct a hearing and issue a final decision or order to a disciplinary committee; etc.
SB 16 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Public Safety - Firearm Application
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 192
Repealing a requirement that a firearm application contain a copy of the applicant's handgun qualification license; and requiring that a firearm application contain the applicant's handgun qualification license number, with a specified exception.
SB 165 - President
Code Revision - Maryland Vehicle Law - Penalties
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 55
Revising, restating, and recodifying the laws of this State relating to penalties for violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law; repealing specified redundant provisions; clarifying language; making specified technical and stylistic changes; providing for the construction of the Act; providing for the effect and construction of specified provisions of the Act; and authorizing the publisher of the Annotated Code to make specified corrections in a specified manner.
SB 169 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Health - Cost of Emergency Room Visits to Treat Dental Conditions and Coverage of Dental Services Under Medicaid - Study
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 721
Authorizing the Maryland Dental Action Coalition to conduct a study to determine the annual cost of emergency room visits to treat dental conditions of specified adults and whether it is advisable to expand benefits for dental services for specified adults under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; authorizing the Coalition to report to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the General Assembly the findings of the study by December 1, 2017 and distribute the report to specified stakeholders; etc.
SB 170 - President
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2018)
01/18/2017 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
SB 171 - President
Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2017, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
01/18/2017 - First Reading Budget and Taxation
Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,013,267,000, the proceeds to be used for specified necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring specified real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to specified subdivisions and other organizations for specified development and improvement purposes, subject to specified requirements; etc.
SB 172 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2017
02/01/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing or altering the distribution of specified revenue; altering or repealing specified required appropriations; authorizing the use of specified funds for specified purposes; altering the Special Fund from which a specified racing purse and a related bonus award program is funded; providing a specified amount of aid to specified institutions; altering a specified rate increase for community service providers; limiting increases in specified mandated spending; etc.
SB 175 - Sen. Roger Manno (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Use of Medical Oxygen in Residential Dwellings - Smoking and Open Flame Restrictions
02/23/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance
Prohibiting an individual from lighting or smoking specified matters or substances that contain tobacco in a room of a residential dwelling in which medical oxygen is being used and within a specified number of feet of a specified room of a specified residential dwelling; prohibiting an individual from having an open flame in a room of a residential dwelling in which medical oxygen is being used and within a specified number of feet of a specified room of a specified residential dwelling; etc.
SB 216 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council - Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
Renaming the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council to be the Maryland Commission on Caregiving; altering the membership of the Commission to include specified members of the General Assembly; requiring the Governor, when appointing members, to consider groups representing specified individuals such as those with disabilities, disorders affecting an entire lifespan, and those who reflect the diversity of the State; requiring the Commission to provide ongoing analysis of best practices in family caregiver support programs; etc.
SB 217 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Sexual Offenses - Physical Resistance
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 160
Establishing that evidence of physical resistance by a victim is not required to prove that a sexual crime was committed; establishing that a specified provision of the Act may not be construed to affect the admissibility of evidence of actual physical resistance by a victim of a sexual crime; etc.
SB 22 - Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - Claimant Award Basis
04/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 7
Reducing the minimum eligibility threshold for an award of lost earnings or support from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; establishing eligibility for a specified award of up to 2 weeks of lost average weekly wages for a parent, child, or spouse of a victim who died as a direct result of a crime or delinquent act; and prohibiting a specified lost wage claim from exceeding $2,000.
SB 230 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
03/16/2017 - First Reading Economic Matters
Requiring employers that employ 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid earned sick and safe leave; prohibiting an employer from being required to pay a tipped employee more than a specified wage for earned sick and safe leave; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to develop a specified model paid sick and safe leave policy for use by specified employers; etc.
SB 233 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Transferring the Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers from the State Department of Education to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; requiring the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to provide staff support for the Council; authorizing the Commission to seek the assistance of organizations with expertise in school-based health care or specified other matters to provide additional staffing resources to the Commission and the Council; etc.
SB 240 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Abuser Registry Workgroup Recommendations - Report
03/15/2017 - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report on the status of the implementation of specified recommendations of the Abuser Registry Workgroup; and requiring the Department to submit a report on the implementation of the recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before September 1, 2017.
SB 272 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Guardianship and Child in Need of Assistance Proceedings - Jurisdiction and Authority of Juvenile Court
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 655
Authorizing the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a specified disposition hearing; requiring the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services to a specified child during a permanency planning hearing or guardianship hearing; providing that, if the juvenile court enters an order directing the provision of services to a specified child under specified provisions of law, the juvenile court retains jurisdiction for as long as the order is effective and for specified purposes; etc.
SB 304 - President
Taxpayer Protection Act
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 379
Prohibiting a person from employing an individual not registered with the State Board of Individual Tax Preparers to provide specified tax preparation services; providing specified employees of the Field Enforcement Bureau of the Comptroller's Office with specified police powers when enforcing specified laws; authorizing the Attorney General to bring a specified civil action to enjoin a person from acting as an income tax preparer under specified circumstances; imposing a penalty on specified income tax preparers for specified offenses; etc.
SB 309 - President
State Finance and Procurement - Small and Minority Business Participation
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 438
Incorporating specified findings and evidence associated with a specified Minority Business Enterprise Program; requiring that approved applicants for a proposed offshore wind project comply with the Program to a specified extent; clarifying what constitutes good cause for the removal of a certified minority business enterprise after the execution of a contract; altering a requirement that specified units structure procurement procedures to achieve a minimum percentage of the dollar value of contracts for small businesses; etc.
SB 311 - President
Promoting Efficiencies in State Procurement
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 588
Altering provisions of State procurement law; altering the dollar value threshold that triggers the requirement to publish notice in eMaryland Marketplace; specifying a preferred procurement method for human, social, cultural, or educational services; establishing qualification based selection as the method of procurement for specified procurements; clarifying the authority of the board of trustees of a community college to advertise specified bids on eMaryland Marketplace; etc.
SB 340 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity - Workgroup on Health in All Policies
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 559
Requiring the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity, in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to convene a workgroup to study and make recommendations to units of State and local government on laws and policies that will positively impact the health of residents of the State; requiring the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity to report the workgroup findings and any draft legislation by January 31, 2018, to the General Assembly; etc.
SB 35 - Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment - Mental Health Program
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 194
Establishing that a juvenile informal adjustment process may exceed 90 days if a juvenile intake officer determines that additional time is necessary for a child to participate in a substance-related disorder treatment program or a mental health program that is part of the informal adjustment process.
SB 354 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Richard E. Israel and Roger ""Pip"" Moyer End-of-Life Option Act
03/09/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making specified requests; prohibiting another individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of an individual; requiring a written request for aid in dying to meet specified requirements; establishing specified requirements for witnesses to a written request for aid in dying; requiring a written request for aid in dying to be in a specified form; etc.
SB 368 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/01/2017 - Hearing 2/14 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 specified instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider specified factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 375 - Sen. J. B. Jennings (REP-MD)
Insurance - Bail Bondsmen - Continuing Education Requirements
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
Requiring insurance producers who sell, solicit, or negotiate bail bonds to receive continuing education that directly relates to bail bond insurance.
SB 379 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Hospitals - Changes in Status - Hospital Employee Retraining and Placement
04/10/2017 - Third Reading Passed (40-7)
Requiring a hospital that downsizes to pay a fee directly to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation if workers are displaced; requiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to prorate the total amount of specified fees among all hospitals in a specified manner to derive the individual fee for each hospital; requiring the Department to establish a program for retraining and placement of specified hospital employees; etc.
SB 38 - Chair, Finance Committee
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Updating Advisory Boards and Councils
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 40
Establishing a State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness to address chronic disease in the State by repealing and consolidating three existing State advisory councils that address physical fitness, arthritis, and heart disease and stroke; altering the membership of the State Child Fatality Review Team to include specified representatives; declaring the intent of the General Assembly; etc.
SB 382 - Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (DEM-MD)
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation by Satellite Organizations
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 280
Altering the definition of ""qualifying not-for-profit organization"", for purposes of provisions of law that authorize specified qualifying not-for-profit organizations to participate in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, to include a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity wholly owned by the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.; etc.
SB 386 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Pollinator Habitat Plans - Plan Contents - Requirements and Prohibition
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Requiring a specified pollinator habitat plan to include specified best management practices for the designation of specified habitat areas; requiring that a specified pollinator habitat plan established by the Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Environmental Service, and the State Highway Administration be as protective of pollinators as the Department of Agriculture's managed pollinator protection plan; prohibiting, with specified exceptions, the use of specified pesticides, seeds, or plants in a specified area; etc.
SB 4 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
Minority Business Enterprises - Program Participation - Requirements and Reauthorization
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 340
Requiring minority business enterprises serving as subcontractors on specified contracts to submit, within 10 days after notice from the prime contractor of the State's intent to award a contract, documentation providing the percentage and type of work assigned to the subcontractor to the procurement officer and to the contractor; providing the findings of the General Assembly based on a specified disparity study; requiring a specified report on the Minority Business Enterprise Program be submitted by September 30, 2021; etc.
SB 400 - Sen. Ronald Young (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories
03/27/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop and make available a standardized form for a BSL-3 laboratory for specified purposes; requiring the laboratories to report specified information to the Department on or before September 30, 2018, and on or before September 30 each subsequent year; requiring the Department to report, on or before December 31, 2018, and on or before December 31 each subsequent year, the number and location of the laboratories, in total and by local jurisdiction, to specified State officials; etc.
SB 401 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
State Retirement and Pension System - Membership Elections
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 271
Limiting optional membership in the Employees' Pension System to individuals who have not previously been a member of a specified pension and retirement program or who have not had specified previous employment; authorizing an eligible governmental unit that does not satisfy specified requirements to participate in the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System to submit a request to participate to the Board of Trustees; requiring the Board to consider specified requests and make specified recommendations; etc.
SB 41 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
State Board of Nursing - Nurse Licensure Compact - Revisions
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 669
Changing the name of the Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact to the Nurse Licensure Compact; altering the findings of the party states to the Compact; providing that a multistate license to practice specified types of nursing issued by a home state to a resident in that state will be recognized by each party state for a specified purpose; providing that the party states create and establish a joint public entity known as the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators; providing a specified contingency; etc.
SB 427 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems - Automated External Defibrillators - Study (The Joe Sheya Act)
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 34
Requiring the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to conduct a study regarding the most beneficial locations for automated external defibrillators, the costs associated with installation of and training on the specified defibrillators and to summarize the immunity from liability provisions in State law related to use of the defibrillators; requiring the Institute to report its findings and recommendations to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017; etc.
SB 437 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission - Review of Drug Transparency and Notification Laws and Initiatives
04/06/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to review specified prescription drug transparency and notification laws and initiatives and information for purposes of assessing proposals for the adoption and implementation of laws or other initiatives in the State; authorizing the Commission, as part of its review, to consider specified studies and to receive input from experts on prescription drug pricing; and making the Act subject to a specified contingency.
SB 467 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying specified provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm.
SB 47 - Chair, Finance Committee
Reporting Abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Office of Health Care Quality
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 207
Clarifying that suspected abuse of a resident of a related institution is required to be reported to the Office of Health Care Quality; requiring the recipient of a specified report to promptly notify, to the extent allowed by specified laws, the administrator of the related institution; requiring the Office of Health Care Quality once it has received a specified report to promptly notify the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; clarifying the entities to which a law enforcement agency is required to report the findings of an investigation; etc.
SB 474 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Cigarette Restitution Fund - Establishment of Behavioral Health Treatment Account and Funding for Substance Use Treatment Services
02/24/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 2:30 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
Requiring the Cigarette Restitution Fund to include a separate account to be used for substance use treatment, with priority given to residential treatment services, recovery support housing, and specified crisis response services, and for rate adjustments for specified agencies or programs; requiring specified distributions from the account to be used to supplement and not supplant specified other funds; prohibiting more than $10,000,000 from being appropriated from the account in any fiscal year; etc.
SB 475 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Developmental Disabilities Administration - Crisis Resolution and Crisis Prevention Services - Funding and Reporting
01/30/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a specified report on the Waiting List Equity Fund to include information regarding individuals in the crisis resolution category of the waiting list for developmental disabilities services; establishing mandated appropriations for developmental disabilities community services; declaring the intent of the General Assembly that an individual, after receiving services provided with specified funds, continue to receive uninterrupted developmental disabilities services in accordance with the individual's needs; etc.
SB 476 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the Door Open Act
03/22/2017 - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring that the Governor's proposed budget for specified fiscal years include specified rate increases for specified community providers over the funding provided in specified legislative appropriations; requiring the Behavioral Health Administration and the Medical Care Programs Administration jointly to conduct a specified study and implement a specified payment system; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, on or before December 1, 2019, to submit an annual report; etc.
SB 494 - President
Annual Corrective Bill
04/11/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
Correcting specified errors or omissions in specified articles of the Annotated Code and in specified uncodified laws; clarifying language; correcting specified obsolete references; reorganizing specified sections of the Annotated Code; ratifying specified corrections made by the publishers of the Annotated Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any law other than to correct technical errors; etc.
SB 5 - Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Juvenile Law - Continued Detention - Minimum Age
01/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Prohibiting the continued detention, beyond emergency detention, of a child under the age of 12 years, unless the child is alleged to have committed murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, rape in the first degree, or sexual offense in the first degree under specified provisions of law.
SB 517 - Sen. Craig Zucker (DEM-MD)
Secretaries of Principal Departments - Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions by Units Within Departments
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 614
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Office of Administrative Hearings, in consultation with stakeholders and other interested parties, to adopt regulations for the supervision of each board or commission that is composed of individuals participating in the occupation or profession regulated by the unit in order to prevent anticompetitive actions and to determine whether the actions further a clearly articulated State policy to displace competition; requiring the Office to establish a specified process; etc.
SB 525 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
04/08/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring a specified business, when destroying an employee's or a former employee's records containing specified personal information of the employee or former employee, to take specified steps to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information; altering the circumstances under which a business that owns, licenses, or maintains computerized data that includes specified personal information must conduct a specified investigation; authorizing a specified business to provide a required notice in a specified manner; etc.
SB 537 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Public Health - School Buildings - Minimum Health Standards (Healthy Schools Program)
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Healthy Schools Program in the State; specifying the purpose of the Program is to promote a healthy environment in each public school through adoption of regulations establishing minimum standards designed to protect the health of the occupants of public school buildings; authorizing a representative of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to enter and inspect a public school to determine if the public school is in violation of a specified regulation; etc.
SB 548 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 824
Continuing the State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2028, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; requiring the Board to report by November 1, 2017, to specified committees of the General Assembly regarding the comparability of a specified provision of law to specified laws and regulations in other states; requiring specified workload and fiscal analyses; etc.
SB 549 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 217
Continuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (Sunset Law) by extending the related termination provisions to July 1, 2023; altering the circumstances under which the State Board of Physicians may renew or reinstate a license to practice medicine; requiring a disciplinary panel, before any action is taken, to give an individual an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer; etc.
SB 553 - Sen. Stephen Hershey (REP-MD)
Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act
04/06/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring, beginning November 1, 2017, a behavioral health program or specified health professional, when referring an individual to receive services at a recovery residence, to provide the individual with a list of certified recovery residences in the State and information on where specified services may be obtained; and requiring, on or before November 1, 2017, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to publish a specified list on its Web site.
SB 570 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telehealth - Requirements
02/02/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering specified coverage and reimbursement requirements for health care services delivered through telemedicine under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide coverage of and reimbursement for specified health care services that are delivered through telehealth; deeming a health care service provided through telehealth to be equivalent to a specified health care service for a specified purpose; etc.
SB 571 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 17
Establishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect the access of residents of the State to affordable health coverage; providing for the composition of the Commission; authorizing the Commission to convene specified workgroups; requiring the Commission to report annually to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31; etc.
SB 572 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices - Right to Try Act
04/10/2017 - House Refuses to Recede
Authorizing a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make available the investigational drug, biological product, or device to eligible patients; requiring a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to notify a specified patient and a specified health care provider of specified side effects or risks; requiring the Office of the Attorney General to develop an informed consent form that meets specified requirements; etc.
SB 583 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Juvenile Law - Probation
03/17/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Requiring the juvenile court to consider, when determining a term of probation for a juvenile, the purposes set forth in a specified provision of law; specifying that a term of probation may not exceed 1 year; etc.
SB 584 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory Information and Medical Records
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 701
Altering the circumstances under which a health care provider may disclose a medical record developed primarily in connection with mental health services; authorizing a health care provider to disclose directory information about a patient to a specified individual except under specified circumstances; requiring a health care provider to inform a patient of health care information that the health care provider may include in a specified directory and the persons to whom the information may be disclosed; etc.
SB 594 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Baltimore City and Baltimore County - Police Behavioral Health Units - Training Requirements
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a specified training program for officers of police behavioral health units in the Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore County Police Department to consist of a minimum of 60 hours of instruction.
SB 595 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Residential Boarding Education Programs for At-Risk Youth - Eligibility
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 323
Establishing a residential boarding education program for students enrolled in grade 7 or higher; providing that specified students shall be eligible to participate in the program if the students are disadvantaged children, at-risk youth, and residents of the State and if an operator files a specified plan; requiring operators of the program to meet specified qualifications, adopt specified standards, conduct specified outreach programs, provide specified information, and encourage student participation; etc.
SB 600 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Maternal Mental Health
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 222
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify specified information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; requiring the Department to make available specified information on the Department's Web site; requiring the Department to develop a plan to expand the Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program to address the mental health needs of specified women; requiring the Department to submit the plan to specified committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2017; etc.
SB 604 - Sen. Gail Bates (REP-MD)
Visual Impairments - Requirements for School Personnel Training, Student Screening, and Maryland Medical Assistance Program Coverage
04/10/2017 - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (139-0)
Requiring a vision screening provided to specified students in public schools to include the administration of a computerized screening for visual impairments that includes, at a minimum, specified tests; requiring each county board on or before July 1, 2018, to require school personnel who conduct vision screenings for students to complete training on understanding and recognizing the symptoms of visual impairments; requiring each county board to approve a course that meets specified criteria; etc.
SB 611 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Requirements for the Practice of Optometry - Miscellaneous Revisions
03/09/2017 - Referred to interim study by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring that, in addition to being licensed, an individual be certified under specified provisions of law and the Act before practicing optometry in the State within the scope of the certification; requiring specified optometrists to be certified under specified provisions of law before performing specified functions; altering the coursework requirements for specified certifications; establishing a new level of certification for licensed optometrists; etc.
SB 651 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 843
Prohibiting the suspension or expulsion of prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students from public schools with specified exceptions for an expulsion required by federal law or a suspension for not more than 5 school days under specified circumstances; requiring the principal or school administration to contact a student's parent or guardian under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 664 - Sen. George Edwards (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 690
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include specified individuals serving in specified positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that specified members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet specified criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on specified creditable service; etc.
SB 666 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 165
Requiring a health care provider to disclose a medical record without specified authorization to a guardian ad litem appointed by a court to protect specified interests of a minor or a disabled or elderly individual who is a specified victim, for a specified purpose and for use in specified court proceedings; authorizing a specified guardian ad litem to redisclose a specified record under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 676 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 540
Repealing the prohibition on the neglect or refusal, by an adult child who has or is able to earn sufficient means, to provide a destitute parent with food, shelter, care, and clothing; altering the definition of ""responsible relative"", as it relates to responsibility for the cost of specified services provided in a facility or program operated or funded by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to exclude from the definition the children of a recipient of specified services; etc.
SB 691 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
03/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Authorizing a court to order administration of specified medication to a defendant for a period of no longer than 30 days after a finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible under specified circumstances; providing that specified medication may be administered to a specified individual before the decision of a specified panel for a period of no longer than 30 days under specified circumstances; requiring a specified panel to issue a specified decision within 30 days under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 693 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Co-Prescribing Naloxone Saves Lives Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish specified guidelines for the co-prescribing of opioid overdose reversal drugs that are applicable to all licensed health care providers in the State who are authorized to prescribe monitored prescription drugs; requiring the guidelines to address the co-prescribing of opioid overdose reversal drugs for specified patients; etc.
SB 696 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 212
Establishing the Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning to examine, to consider options for improving, and to make recommendations regarding efforts to educate residents of the State about planning for long-term care; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017; etc.
SB 700 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
State Government - Office of Minority Affairs and Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs - Renaming
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 634
Renaming the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs to be the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; renaming the Special Secretary for the Office of Minority Affairs to be the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; renaming the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs to be the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; etc.
SB 734 - Sen. Edward Kasemeyer (DEM-MD)
Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 659
Expanding the services to be provided by specified sexual assault crisis programs; specifying criteria for receiving specified grant funding; requiring the Governor to include $3,000,000 each fiscal year in the State budget; authorizing the Governor, under specified circumstances, to reduce a specified appropriation; establishing the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee; requiring the Attorney General to adopt specified regulations in consultation with the Committee; etc.
SB 74 - Sen. Cheryl Kagan (DEM-MD)
Maryland Code - Standardization of Terminology - Nonprofits
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 631
Making stylistic changes to various provisions of law to standardize the terminology used to refer to nonprofit persons where appropriate; and providing that, except as expressly stated in the Act, the Act shall be construed as a nonsubstantive revision and does not render any substantive change in the law of the State.
SB 745 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process - Timeline
03/24/2017 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Requiring a health care provider to disclose a specified medical record in accordance with compulsory process no later than 30 days after receiving specified documentation.
SB 748 - Sen. James DeGrange (DEM-MD)
Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Exempting from the sales and use tax a sale by a chartered organization of the Boy Scouts of America or a scout unit chartered by a local council of the Boy Scouts of America in the State, or by a troop of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
SB 756 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
02/07/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a specified pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of specified Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to administer the pilot program; requiring the Department to select and provide a medication adherence technology system to specified Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients; etc.
SB 772 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Employees - Job Titles, Position Descriptions, and Compensation Levels
03/22/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration to compensate employees of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center who are required to attend a correctional training school at a pay rate equivalent to similar employees in the Division of Correction; authorizing the Director to develop a plan to carry out a pay rate increase for specified employees of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to review all positions filled by specified State employees; etc.
SB 781 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 485
Including hepatitis C as a disease for which a person charged with causing prohibited exposure may be tested under specified circumstances; authorizing a judge to issue an emergency order to obtain an oral swab from a person to be tested for the presence of HIV when it is made to appear there is probable cause to believe that the person has caused prohibited exposure to a victim; requiring a law enforcement officer to deliver an oral swab to a local health official or health care provider for immediate testing; etc.
SB 79 - Sen. Edward Reilly (REP-MD)
Family Law - Destitute Adults - Extraordinary Medical Expenses for Developmental Disabilities and Civil Action
02/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Adding the extraordinary medical expenses of a destitute adult child with a developmental disability to the support required from the destitute adult child's parent if the parent has or is able to earn sufficient means to provide the support; providing that a court may divide the support obligation for the extraordinary medical expenses of a destitute adult child with a developmental disability between the destitute adult child's parents in proportion to the parents' income; etc.
SB 798 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Use or Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance - De Minimis Quantity
03/09/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Making specified violations relating to the use or possession of specified de minimis quantities of specified controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana to a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of a de minimis quantity of specified controlled dangerous substances; etc.
SB 82 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 214
Renaming the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to be the Maryland Department of Health; renaming the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to be the Secretary of Health; providing that the Maryland Department of Health is the successor of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing that specified names and titles of a specified unit and officials in laws and other documents mean the names and titles of the successor unit and officials; etc.
SB 853 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders - Repeal of Restrictions (Maryland Equal Access to Food Act of 2017)
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 792
Repealing specified provisions of law subjecting specified individuals convicted of specified felonies involving a controlled dangerous substance who apply for temporary cash assistance or food stamps to specified testing and treatment requirements and sanctions; altering the criminal violations that make specified recipients ineligible for temporary cash assistance or food stamps for 1 year after conviction and subject to specified testing and treatment requirements and sanctions; etc.
SB 854 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Departmental Secretaries - Campaign and Working Hour Activities
02/14/2017 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government from soliciting, accepting, transmitting, or depositing in a campaign account contributions or donations for the benefit of a candidate or political party; prohibiting a secretary from being a candidate for a public elective office while serving as secretary; authorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty on specified entities as a result of a violation of this Act; etc.
SB 857 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Services Specialists
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 707
Requiring units of State government to designate an employee of the unit as a veterans' services specialist to coordinate services with the director of the veterans Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs and attend specified training, to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with specified information, and to post specified information on the unit's Web site; requiring the Department to coordinate specified meetings and submit a specified report; etc.
SB 861 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
04/10/2017 - Delegates Sydnor, Gibson, and Kittleman
Increasing the age that an individual under the age of majority must attain before the individual may marry under specified circumstances.
SB 864 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Education - Overdose on Public School Premises - Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
02/07/2017 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Altering the exclusive original jurisdiction of a circuit court for a county sitting as the juvenile court to include a child who is alleged to have overdosed on public school premises; requiring a school official to file with a juvenile court a petition alleging a child has overdosed on public school premises in violation of specified regulations; requiring a juvenile court to order a child who has overdosed on public school premises to enter a State certified substance abuse treatment program; etc.
SB 866 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Adult High School Pilot Program
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 609
Establishing an Adult High School Pilot Program to establish an alternative method for adults who did not graduate from high school to earn a diploma; providing that the Program is under the authority and supervision of the State Department of Education and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, which are authorized to approve up to six pilots; requiring a pilot to be subject to the requirements of specified federal law and to provide specified accommodations; providing for a specified report to the General Assembly; etc.
SB 877 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
02/16/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
Establishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing equitable compensation, on a no-fault basis, for a limited class of catastrophic injuries that result in unusually high costs for custodial care and rehabilitation; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation and benefits to eligible claimants; providing for specified premiums and insurance surcharges to be used to finance and administer the Fund; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
SB 879 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot Program and Conditions
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Pretrial Release Services Program in the Division of Parole and Probation to establish a pretrial resource center; establishing a Pretrial Release Pilot Program in two counties and Baltimore City that utilizes a pretrial safety assessment tool in pretrial release considerations; authorizing a cash bond deposited by a defendant or on behalf of a defendant by an individual other than a surety to be used for specified financial obligations; requiring the Division to report to the Governor and General Assembly; etc.
SB 880 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a requirement for the construction of a specified provision of law relating to pretrial release of a specified defendant on personal recognizance and unsecured bond; requiring a judicial officer to impose a specified condition or combination of conditions of release under specified circumstances; authorizing a judicial officer to impose one or more specified nonfinancial conditions of release under specified circumstances; providing that a judicial officer may impose financial conditions only under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 884 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission
04/06/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 18
Establishing the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; prohibiting a member of the Commission from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; authorizing the Commission to provide specified reports to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Maryland Congressional Delegation under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 891 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Right to Use, Possess, and Cultivate
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Amending the Maryland Constitution to establish that, subject to specified exceptions, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old has the right under State law to use cannabis, possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants; providing that the right enumerated in the amendment may not be infringed except that the transfer of cannabis by purchase or sale shall be regulated as necessary to ensure health and safety and taxed for specified purposes; etc.
SB 903 - Sen. William Ferguson (DEM-MD)
Health and Aging Programs - Establishment and Funding Requirements
02/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Establishing the Administrative Care Coordination Unit Program and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing for the purposes of the Programs; requiring the Department to develop and use specified formulas to allocate funding under the Programs; establishing a mandated minimum appropriation to increase funding for specified programs over specified established funding levels; etc.
SB 904 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Juvenile Law - Continued Detention - Minimum Age
02/20/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Prohibiting the continued detention, beyond emergency detention, of a child under the age of 13 years unless the child is alleged to have committed a specified crime of violence.
SB 912 - Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
04/18/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 156
Altering the definition of ""sexual abuse"" in provisions of law relating to children in need of assistance to include an act that involves the sex trafficking of a child by any individual; and defining the terms ""sexual molestation or exploitation"" and ""sex trafficking"" in provisions of law relating to children in need of assistance.
SB 928 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing specified civil and criminal prohibitions against the use and possession of marijuana; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified persons for using, obtaining, purchasing, transporting, or possessing cannabis under specified circumstances; establishing exemptions from prosecution for specified retailers, cannabis product manufacturers, cannabis cultivation facilities, craft cannabis cultivators, and safety compliance facilities under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 932 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Atrazine Study
03/30/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Department of the Environment and the Department of Agriculture, to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of atrazine in the State; specifying the parameters of the study; and requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report the findings and recommendations to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on or before October 1, 2018, and to make the report available to the public on its Web site.
SB 935 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Delegation of Health Care Decisions - Temporary Health Care Agent for Minors
03/23/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance
Authorizing the parent or legal guardian of a minor to delegate to a temporary health care agent the authority to consent to and make decisions regarding medically necessary health care treatment of the minor; requiring a specified delegation to be made on a specified medical authorization treatment form; prohibiting a parent or legal guardian from delegating to a temporary health care agent the power to make specified decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment of the minor; etc.
SB 943 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Children With Disabilities and Child Care Providers - Dispute Resolution Process
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 714
Requiring the State Department of Education to develop a dispute resolution process to be used by families of children with disabilities and child care providers for resolving complaints of discrimination based on a child's disability; requiring the Department, in developing the dispute resolution process, to convene a workgroup that includes representatives of specified entities; requiring the Department to submit to the General Assembly, by October 1, 2017, a report outlining the process and its implementation; etc.
SB 945 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Child Abuse and Neglect - Statewide Reporting - 2-1-1 Maryland
03/09/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Expanding the duties of 2-1-1 Maryland to include serving as a statewide hotline for the reporting of child abuse and neglect; requiring that 2-1-1 Maryland accept reports of child abuse and neglect 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; requiring the Health and Human Services Board in consultation with the State Department of Human Resources to develop policies for the proper training of 2-1-1 Maryland service provider staff in responding to reports of child abuse and neglect; etc.
SB 950 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Debt Collection - Attachment and Execution - Exemptions
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment; altering the exemption from execution on a judgment for specified items necessary for the practice of any trade or profession; altering the exemption from execution on a judgment for specified items that are held primarily for personal, family, or household use; etc.
SB 951 - Sen. William Smith (DEM-MD)
Maryland Securities Act - Vulnerable Adults
05/27/2017 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 838
Altering the Maryland Securities Act to regulate federal exempt broker-dealers; establishing the Securities Act Registration Fund to be used to administer and enforce the Act; altering the actions that are unlawful under the Maryland Securities Act; requiring specified individuals that believe that a specified adult is the subject of financial exploitation to notify the Commissioner within 5 days of developing a reasonable belief that financial exploitation exists or to provide immediate notification under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 958 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders
02/08/2017 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under specified circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer or a first responder under specified 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 965 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Auto-Injectable Epinephrine - Certification for Emergency Administration
03/02/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Establishing requirements for an authorized entity to obtain and store a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine; prohibiting an authorized entity from obtaining and storing auto-injectable epinephrine unless the authorized entity has at least two employees who are certificate holders or specified affiliated individuals; requiring an authorized entity to maintain a copy of a specified certificate issued to a specified individual; etc.
SB 967 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 572
Requiring the State Court Administrator of the Administrative Office of the Courts to assess specified drug court programs to make specified determinations; stating the intent of the General Assembly that the Administrative Office request an appropriation of $2,000,000 in additional funding for grants to expand the scope of drug court programs; requiring the Behavioral Health Administration to establish at least 1 crisis treatment center by June 1, 2018; authorizing the Overdose Response Program; etc.
SB 968 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Altering specified coverage requirements applicable to specified health benefit plans for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional, drug use, and alcohol use disorders; etc.
SB 974 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Vehicle Laws - Driving With Detectable Levels of a Controlled Dangerous Substance or Its Metabolites - Prohibition
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a person from driving or attempting to drive any vehicle while the person has a detectable level of a controlled dangerous substance or its metabolites in the person's blood, if the person is not entitled to use the controlled dangerous substance under the laws of the State; requiring the assessment of a specified number of points against a person for a violation of a specified provision of the Act; etc.
SB 981 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Juveniles - Mechanical Restraints
03/09/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to adopt regulations applicable to specified facilities that specify policies for the use of mechanical restraints on children; authorizing the transport of a child to or from a detention facility or hardware secure facility in mechanical restraints, except under specified circumstances and subject to specified conditions; prohibiting a child from being transported to or from a staff secure program in mechanical restraints, except under specified circumstances; etc.
SB 982 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Department of Juvenile Services - Implementation of Task Force Recommendations - Report
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 487
Requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to provide a progress report on the status of the implementation of specified recommendations of the Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System; requiring the Department to report on specified recommendations; and requiring the Department to report on the implementation of the Task Force's recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2017.
SB 983 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
04/04/2017 - Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a judicial officer to make a specified determination regarding release or detention of a defendant before trial; requiring a judicial officer to consider specified information; prohibiting a judicial officer from imposing specified financial conditions of release on a defendant for a specified reason; establishing the Pretrial Services Workgroup to examine the financial impacts of pretrial release conditions, conduct public hearings, and study what pretrial release services were provided to defendants; etc.
SB 984 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Enhanced Security Compassionate Release Program
03/27/2017 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Establishing the Enhanced Security Compassionate Release Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Program to include a specified initial cap on participation; etc.
SB 986 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
05/04/2017 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 549
Renaming the graduate social worker license issued by the State Board of Social Work Examiners to be the master social worker license; requiring a specified licensed bachelor social worker or licensed master social worker to submit specified information to the Board to obtain approval by the Board to engage in independent practice; authorizing the Board to reject an application for independent practice if the applicant has not completed the specified supervised experience required; etc.
SB 988 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Maryland Community Health Worker Act
04/04/2017 - Rereferred to Health and Government Operations
Establishing the State Board of Community Health Workers; specifying the purpose and composition of the Board; providing that the role of community health workers does not include providing clinical services; specifying the term of a Board member; requiring the Governor to appoint a new member, within a specified time period, if a vacancy on the Board occurs; authorizing the Governor to remove a member of the Board under specified circumstances; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to serve as the chair of the Board; etc.
SB 997 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Pharmacists - Substitution and Dispensing of Biological Products
05/26/2017 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Authorizing a pharmacist to substitute an interchangeable biological product for the prescribed product under specified circumstances; requiring a pharmacist or the pharmacist's designee, except under specified circumstances, to inform specified consumers of the availability of an interchangeable biological product and the approximate cost difference as compared to a specified drug; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy to maintain on its Web site a link to a specified list of biological products; etc.
SB 999 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act
02/08/2017 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing provisions of law establishing the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission; establishing the Medical Cannabis Division in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; providing for the purpose of the Division; requiring the Division to develop specified identification cards and to adopt specified regulations; requiring the Division to develop and maintain a Web site that provides specified information; authorizing the Division to employ specified staff; etc.
SJ 2 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Constitutional Convention - Amendments - Repeal
05/25/2017 - Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 2
Repealing and withdrawing specified applications to Congress to call a Constitutional Convention; and urging the legislatures of specified other states to repeal and withdraw such applications.
SJ 7 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
03/27/2017 - Hearing 3/30 at 2:30 p.m.
Expressing the sharp disagreement of the General Assembly of Maryland with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that ensure all Marylanders have access to affordable health insurance coverage, free from discriminatory rates and policies; urging the Governor of Maryland to join in urging the U.S. congress to promptly protect specified provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act; etc.
 
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