Legislation / 2022 Bill Tracker

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Bill/Chapter Title Sponsor Current Status Org Committees & Hearings Opposite Committee & Hearings
(Cross/Chapter)
HB0588 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022) Speaker In the House - First Reading Appropriations Appropriations Health and Government Operations
SB0041 (HB0132) Health – Mental and Emotional Disorders – Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative) Senator Augustine In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations Finance
2/02/2021 - 1:00 PM Health and Government Operations
 
SB0084 (HB0135) Pharmacists – Administration of Self–Administered Medications and Maintenance Injectable Medications Senator Young In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM Health and Government Operations
  Ways and Means
SB0278 (HB0034) State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards - Telehealth Senator Kagan In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations and Ways and Means Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  
1/20/2021 - 3:00 PM  
 
HB0308 (SB0162) Courts – Civil Actions – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Delegate Rosenberg In the House - Hearing 1/15 at 1:30 p.m. Judiciary
1/15/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0235 Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Delegate Fisher, W. In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. Judiciary
1/26/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0123 (SB0003) Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Delegate Pena-Melnyk In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0401 (SB0438) Public Schools - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policies and Reports Delegate Guyton In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. Ways and Means
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0034 (SB0278) State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards - Telehealth Delegate Rosenberg In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) Health and Government Operations
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM
Ways and Means  
 
HB0551 (SB0393) Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance – Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services Delegate Bagnall In the House - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0731 (SB0567) Telehealth Services – Expansion Speaker In the House - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0732 (SB0568) Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners Speaker In the House - Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0132 (SB0041) Health – Mental and Emotional Disorders – Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative) Delegate Bagnall In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/16/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0533 State Government – Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention Delegate Acevero In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/17/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0810 (SB0706) Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Laboratory Tests Delegate Cullison In the House - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/18/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0758 (SB0684) Maryland Licensure of Certified Midwives Act Delegate Bagnall In the House - Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/24/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB1148 (SB0830) Secretary of Health – School–Based Health Centers – Guidelines and Administration of Grants Delegate Cullison In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) Health and Government Operations
3/02/2021 - 1:30 PM
Ways and Means  
 
HB0589 (SB0493) Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 Speaker In the House - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. Appropriations
3/03/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB1056 (SB0827) Nonpublic Schools - Adequate Health Services - Eligibility for Reimbursement Delegate Stein In the House - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. Appropriations
3/03/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0396 (SB0279) Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program Delegate Pena-Melnyk In the House - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0470 (SB0522) Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Delegate Ruth In the House - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0534 Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment Delegate Acevero In the House - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB1349 (SB0777) Public Health – Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Grant Program Fund Delegate Sample-Hughes In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
HB0999 (SB0331) Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services Delegate Griffith In the House - Hearing canceled Health and Government Operations  
HB0434 Public Health – Telehealth – Health Care Practitioners and the Maryland Medical Assistance Program Delegate Young, K. In the House - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn Health and Government Operations  
SB0491 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022) President In the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation Budget and Taxation Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB0135 (SB0084) Pharmacists - Administration of Self-Administered Medications and Maintenance Injectable Medications Delegate Young, K. In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Health and Government Operations
1/20/2021 - 1:30 PM Finance
 
HB0107 (SB0499) Prohibition on Vending Machine Sales of Drugs and Medicines – Repeal Delegate Lewis, R. In the Senate - First Reading Finance Health and Government Operations
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
SB0163 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doulas Senator Ellis In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0279 (HB0396) Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program Senator Hettleman In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0331 (HB0999) Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services Senator Lee In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0393 (HB0551) Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services Senator Augustine In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0162 (HB0308) Courts - Civil Actions - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Senator Hettleman In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
2/02/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0568 (HB0732) Health Care Practitioners – Telehealth – Out–of–State Health Care Practitioners President In the Senate - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/16/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0522 (HB0470) Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Senator Pinsky In the Senate - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/17/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0567 (HB0731) Telehealth Services - Expansion President In the Senate - Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/17/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0777 (HB1349) Public Health - Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Grant Program Fund Senator Elfreth In the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 12:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
2/24/2021 - 12:00 PM  
 
SB0438 (HB0401) Public Schools - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policies and Reports Senator Washington In the Senate - Hearing 2/25 at 11:00 a.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/25/2021 - 11:00 AM  
 
SB0684 (HB0758) Maryland Licensure of Certified Midwives Act Senator Lam In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/02/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0706 (HB0810) Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Laboratory Tests Senator Feldman In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/02/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0493 (HB0589) Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021 President In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
3/03/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0827 (HB1056) Nonpublic Schools – Adequate Health Services – Eligibility for Reimbursement Senator Waldstreicher In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/03/2021 - 1:30 PM  
 
SB0830 (HB1148) Secretary of Health - School-Based Health Centers - Guidelines and Administration of Grants Senator Lam In the Senate - Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/11/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
SB0003 (HB0123) Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Senator Griffith In the Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments Finance
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM  
   
SB0499 (HB0107) Prohibition on Vending Machine Sales of Drugs and Medicines - Repeal Senator Lam In the Senate - Third Reading Passed (38-8) Finance  
2/18/2021 - 1:00 PM  
 
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Number/
Chapter
(Cross File)
Total: 23
Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
Opposite House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
HB0196 Public Schools and County Boards of Education - Publication of School Library Catalogs Delegate Thiam Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
1/27/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0583 Public Health - Abortions - Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome (Down Syndrome Dignity Act) Delegate Cox Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0618 Maryland Parental Rights Act Delegate Cox Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means) and Hearing canceled (Judiciary) Ways and Means
2/24/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
HB0701 Public Safety - Governor's Health Emergency Powers - Repeal Delegate Cox Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/1/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0735 Public Health – Abortion Delegate Metzgar Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0903 Maryland Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act Delegate Cox Hearing 3/14 at 2:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/14/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
HB0904 State-Related Institutions - Required Reports Delegate Cox Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. Appropriations
3/15/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1139 Public Funds - Prohibition on Expenditures for Abortion (Abortion Subsidy Prohibition Act) Delegate Adams Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1161 Health - Abortion - Ultrasound and Waiting Period Delegate Ciliberti Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1167 Public Health - Abortions - Coercion (Coercive Abuse Against Mothers Prevention Act) Delegate McComas Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1214 Maryland Child Protection Act of 2022 Delegate McComas Hearing 3/07 at 2:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/7/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
HB1230 Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act of 2022 Delegate Wivell Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1317 Health - Informed Consent (Woman's Right to Know Act) Delegate Rose Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1321 Health - Abortions - Reporting Requirement Delegate Arikan Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1360 Public Health - Abortion-Inducing Drugs Delegate Cox Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1364 Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act Delegate Cox Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1369 Public Health - Abortions - Standards and Reporting Delegate Cox Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1371 Public Safety - States of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Treatment of Religious Organizations Delegate McKay Hearing 3/08 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/8/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0330
(HB0761)
County Boards of Health and Baltimore City Health Department – Procedures and Appeals Process Senator Ready Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0364 Anne Arundel County - Board of Education - Parent's Right to Challenge Curriculum Act Senator Simonaire Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/16/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0504 Equal Protection of Unborn Human Beings Act of 2022 Senator Salling Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings) Judicial Proceedings
2/16/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Finance
SB0535 Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act Senator Ready Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/16/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0891 Public Health - Medical Procedures - Parent or Guardian Notice (Maryland Parental Involvement Enhancement Act) Senator Carozza Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/16/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
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Number/
Chapter
(Cross File)
Total: 31
Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
Opposite House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
HB0050 Public Health – Abortion, Artificial Insemination, and Sterilization – Requirement Delegate Amprey Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0055
(SB1011)
Health Occupations - Nurse Anesthetists - Drug Authority Delegate Cullison Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
2/1/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/24/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0070
(SB0315)
Courts – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Delegate Rosenberg First Reading Judicial Proceedings Judiciary
1/19/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
HB0142 Health Insurance - Coverage of In Vitro Fertilization - Revisions Delegate Amprey Hearing 1/27 at 4:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
1/27/2022 - 4:00 p.m.
HB0181 Declaration of Rights - Religious Freedom, Religious Tests, and Oaths and Affirmations Delegate Hill Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn Health and Government Operations
HB0276
(SB0513)
Health Occupations - Clinical Nurse Specialists - Prescribing Authority Delegate Cullison Hearing 2/01 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/1/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0300
(SB0290)
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023) Speaker First Reading Appropriations Appropriations
HB0413 / CH0059
(SB0395)
Health Insurance – Individual Market Stabilization – Extension of Provider Fee Speaker Approved by the Governor - Chapter 59 Health and Government Operations
2/10/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Finance
HB0610
(SB0493)
Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Delegate Ruth Hearing 3/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/10/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0626
(SB0669)
Pregnant Person's Freedom Act of 2022 Delegate Williams Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0669
(SB0503)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Doula Services – Coverage Delegate Wilkins Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
2/16/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Finance
HB0765
(SB0166)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doula Program Delegate Bridges Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/16/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0937 / CH0056
(SB0890)
Abortion Care Access Act Delegate Kelly Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 56 Health and Government Operations
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Budget and Taxation
HB0952 Access to Abortion Care and Health Insurance Act Delegate Kelly Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0982 Health Occupations - Faith-Based Counseling - Exemption Delegate Henson Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn Health and Government Operations
2/24/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB1171 Declaration of Rights - Right to Reproductive Liberty Delegate Jones, A. Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Finance
3/30/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1252
(SB0972)
Physicians and Allied Health Professions - Reorganization and Revisions Delegate Belcastro First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Health and Government Operations
3/8/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB1335
(SB0843)
Perinatal Care - Drug and Alcohol Testing and Screening - Consent Delegate Williams Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/11/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1350
(SB0761)
Funding for Wage Increases for Medical Provider Workers Delegate Young, P. Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations) Appropriations
3/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
SB0166
(HB0765)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doula Services - Coverage Senator Ellis Returned Passed Finance
2/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/30/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0290
(HB0300)
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023) President Passed Enrolled Budget and Taxation Appropriations
SB0312 Health Occupations - Nurse Anesthetists - Drug Authority and Collaboration Senator Reilly Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB0315
(HB0070)
Courts - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Senator Hettleman Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
2/9/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0395
(HB0413 / CH0059)
Health Insurance – Individual Market Stabilization – Extension of Provider Fee President Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/9/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0493
(HB0610)
Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Senator Pinsky Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/9/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0513
(HB0276)
Health Occupations - Clinical Nurse Specialists - Prescribing Authority Senator Eckardt Hearing 3/22 at 1:30 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/22/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0669
(HB0626)
Pregnant Person's Freedom Act of 2022 Senator Smith Hearing canceled Judicial Proceedings
SB0761
(HB1350)
Funding for Wage Increases for Medical Provider Workers Senator Rosapepe Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
3/9/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
SB0843
(HB1335)
Perinatal Care – Drug and Alcohol Testing and Screening – Consent Senator Sydnor Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/15/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0890
(HB0937 / CH0056)
Abortion Care Access Act Senator Kelley Rereferred to Health and Government Operations Finance
2/23/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
Health and Government Operations
SB0972
(HB1252)
Physicians and Allied Health Professions – Reorganization and Revisions Senator Reilly Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/15/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
MDRTL BILL AMEND OR OPPOSE 2021 Please Monitor for Updates Throughout Session
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Bill/Chapter Title Sponsor Current Status Org Committees & Hearings
(Cross/Chapter)
HB0375 (SB0211) Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021) Delegate Valderrama In the House - First Reading Economic Matters Economic Matters
HB0434 Public Health – Telehealth – Health Care Practitioners and the Maryland Medical Assistance Program Delegate Young, K. In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations Health and Government Operations
HB0442 Suicide Treatment Improvements Act Delegate Young, K. In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations Health and Government Operations
HB0533 State Government – Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Commission on Genocide Prevention Delegate Acevero In the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations Health and Government Operations
HB0235 Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Delegate Fisher, W. In the House - First Reading Judiciary Judiciary
HB0439 Institute for Innovation and Implementation - Pregnant, Expecting, and Parenting Students - Data Collection and Report Delegate Guyton In the House - First Reading Ways and Means Ways and Means
HB0078 (SB0052) Public Health - Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) Delegate Pena-Melnyk In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
1/26/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB0123 (SB0003) Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Delegate Pena-Melnyk In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB0401 Public Schools - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policies and Reports Delegate Guyton In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. Ways and Means
1/27/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB0108 (SB0286) Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services – Modifications Delegate Charkoudian In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/02/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
SB0085 (HB0015) Creating Governor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Senator Rosapepe In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Budget and Taxation
 
SB0278 (HB0034) State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards - Telehealth Senator Kagan In the Senate - Hearing 1/20 at 3:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/20/2021 - 3:00 PM
 
SB0034 (HB0299) State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing Senator Lam In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0163 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doulas Senator Ellis In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0210 (HB0508) COVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity Senator West In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
1/26/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0003 (HB0123) Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Senator Griffith In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0019 Economic Development – Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit Program – Alterations Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0393 Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services Senator Augustine In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0094 Public Health – Local Health District Boards Senator Ellis In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) Budget and Taxation
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM
Finance
 
SB0172 (HB0463) Maryland Health Equity Resource Act Senator Hayes In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) Budget and Taxation
1/27/2021 - 1:00 PM
Finance
 
SB0211 (HB0375) Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021) Senator Hayes In the Senate - Hearing 1/28 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
1/28/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0052 (HB0078) Public Health – Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan–Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) Senator Washington In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/02/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0286 (HB0108) Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services – Modifications Senator Augustine In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) Finance
2/09/2021 - 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
 
SB0299 Human Services - Trauma-Informed Care - Commission and Training Senator Carter In the Senate - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/11/2021 - 1:00 PM
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Bill/Chapter Title Sponsor Current Status Org Committees & Hearings
(Cross/Chapter)
  Public Health – Federal and State Funding for Abortions – Prohibition and Exceptions Delegate Metzgar In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. Appropriations
2/17/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB0846 Public Health - Abortions - Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome (Down Syndrome Dignity Act) Delegate Cox In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB0997 Equal Protection for Unborn Human Life Act Delegate Metzgar In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB1109 Health - Abortion - Ultrasound and Waiting Period Delegate Ciliberti In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB1112 (SB0891) Public Health - Maternal and Child Mortality - Review and Perinatal Hospice Services Delegate Wivell In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB1167 Maryland Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act Delegate Cox In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
HB1198 Public Health - Abortion - Drug-Induced Abortions Delegate Cox In the House - Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/19/2021 - 1:30 PM
 
SB0423 (HB0834) Public Health - Federal and State Funding for Abortions - Prohibition and Exceptions Senator Salling In the Senate - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/10/2021 - 1:00 PM
 
SB0891 (HB1112) Public Health - Maternal and Child Mortality - Review and Perinatal Hospice Services Senator Carozza In the Senate - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
3/10/2021 - 1:00 PM
MDRTL BILL AMEND TO EXCLUDE ABORTION 2022. Please Monitor for Updates Throughout Session
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Number/
Chapter
(Cross File)
Total: 59
Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
Opposite House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
HB0056 Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment Delegate Bagnall Hearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
HB0066 Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section Delegate Cullison Hearing 2/01 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/1/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0083
(SB0029)
Family Law - Marriage of Minors Delegate Atterbeary Passed Enrolled Judiciary
1/27/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
(SB0173) Health Insurance - Nonprofit Health Service Plan - Board of Directors Delegate Cullison Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
1/27/2022 - 4:00 p.m.
Finance
HB0164 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policy Delegate Healey Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. Appropriations
1/25/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/29/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0165 Education - Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness and Prevention Program - Human and Sex Trafficking Delegate Johnson Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
1/18/2022 - 11:00 a.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/23/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0180
(SB0386)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact – Sunset Extension and Reporting Delegate Bagnall Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
1/25/2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB0245
(SB0331)
Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset Delegate Reznik Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
2/9/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Judiciary
Judicial Proceedings
HB0260
(SB0305)
State Board of Physicians - Dispensing Permits Delegate Carr First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Health and Government Operations
1/25/2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB0345
(SB0106)
Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service Delegate Barnes, D. Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Appropriations
2/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0407
(SB0407)
Health Occupations - Health Care Staffing Shortage Emergency - Declaration and Licensing and Practice Requirements (Health Care Heroes Act of 2022) Speaker Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0421
(SB0398)
Out–of–State Health Care Practitioners – Provision of Behavioral Health Services via Telehealth – Authorization Speaker Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0472
(SB0887)
Primary and Secondary Education - Title IX - Notice (Hear Our Voices Act of 2022) Delegate Lewis, J. First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Ways and Means
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB0533
(SB0523)
Occupations and Professions - Licenses, Certificates, and Registration - Immigrants Delegate Pena-Melnyk Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. Economic Matters
2/15/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0652
(SB0318)
More Opportunities for Career-Focused Students Act of 2022 Delegate Guyton Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
3/3/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0670 Maryland Health Care Commission - Study on Expansion of Interstate Telehealth Delegate Wilkins Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. Health and Government Operations
2/10/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
HB0694
(SB0944)
Hospitals - Financial Assistance - Medical Bill Reimbursement Delegate Charkoudian Passed Enrolled Health and Government Operations
3/2/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Finance
3/30/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB0961
(SB0808)
Health Occupations – Physician Assistants – Revisions Delegate Kerr Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn Health and Government Operations
HB0975
(SB0696)
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment for Nurses and Nursing Support Staff - Program Establishment and Funding Delegate Charles First Reading Senate Rules Health and Government Operations
3/4/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Rules
HB1080 / CH0028
(SB0778)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act) Delegate Pena-Melnyk Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 28 Health and Government Operations
3/2/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Finance
HB1082 Public Health - Consumer Health Information - Hub and Requirements Delegate Pena-Melnyk Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
3/9/2022 - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriations
Finance
3/31/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1084
(SB0840)
COVID-19 Response Act of 2022 Delegate Pena-Melnyk Hearing 3/14 at 2:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/14/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
HB1120 Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Delegate Fisher, W. Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. Judiciary
3/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1208 Health Occupations - Health Care Workforce Expansion Delegate Kelly Passed Enrolled Health and Government Operations
3/3/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
3/29/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB1219 Pharmacists - Status as Health Care Providers and Study on Reimbursement Delegate Bhandari Returned Passed Health and Government Operations
3/3/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Finance
HB1231 Public Schools - Student Health Professional Retention Program - Established Delegate Ebersole Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. Ways and Means
3/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1243 Public Health - Rural Nonemergency Medical Transportation Program Delegate Howard Hearing 3/07 at 2:00 p.m. Health and Government Operations
3/7/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
HB1245
(SB0964)
Correctional Services - Inmates - Labor, Job Training, and Educational Courses Delegate Hill Hearing canceled Judiciary
HB1323 Victims of Sexual Abuse – Provision of Services – Technical Correction Delegate Bartlett Returned Passed Judiciary
3/3/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Judicial Proceedings
3/24/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
HB1464
(SB0626)
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Alterations Delegate Sample-Hughes Passed Enrolled Health and Government Operations
3/16/2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB0029
(HB0083)
Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements Senator Elfreth Conference Committee Appointed Judicial Proceedings
1/26/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Judiciary
SB0106
(HB0345)
Baltimore City and Prince George's County - Grant Funding - Violence Prevention and Community Service Senator Washington Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
2/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0154 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Senator Eckardt Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0159
(HB0462)
Health Occupations - Authorized Prescribers - Financial Reporting Senator Kelley Hearing 3/22 at 1:30 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/22/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0173
(HB0106)
Health Insurance - Nonprofit Health Service Plan - Board of Directors Senator Feldman Returned Passed Finance
1/26/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/24/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0305
(HB0260)
State Board of Physicians - Dispensing Permits Senator Lam Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0318
(HB0652)
More Opportunities for Career-Focused Students Act of 2022 Senator Rosapepe First Reading Ways and Means Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/9/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
SB0331
(HB0245)
Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims – Alterations and Repeal of Sunset Senator King Returned Passed Judicial Proceedings
2/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/30/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
Judiciary
SB0386
(HB0180)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - Sunset Extension and Reporting Senator Beidle Returned Passed Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/22/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0398
(HB0421)
Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners - Provision of Behavioral Health Services via Telehealth - Authorization President Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/3/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0407
(HB0407)
Health Occupations - Health Care Staffing Shortage Emergency - Declaration and Licensing and Practice Requirements (Health Care Heroes Act of 2022) President Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) Finance
2/9/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB0503
(HB0669)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Doula Services - Coverage Senator Lam Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. Finance
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0518
(HB0821)
Career Pathways for Health Care Workers Program Senator Augustine Returned Passed Finance
2/24/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0523
(HB0533)
Health Occupations - Licenses, Certificates, and Registration - Immigrants Senator Kagan Hearing 4/07 at 12:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/17/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
4/7/2022 - 12:00 p.m.
SB0623
(HB0845)
Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Income of Health Care Workers Senator Corderman Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
3/2/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0626
(HB1464)
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Alterations Senator Griffith Returned Passed Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/17/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/22/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0636
(HB1403)
Maryland Department of Health - Waiver Programs - Waitlist and Registry Reduction (End the Wait Act) Senator Zucker Returned Passed Budget and Taxation
3/2/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Finance
Health and Government Operations
3/29/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0661 Pharmacists - Status as Health Care Providers and Study on Reimbursement Senator Benson Returned Passed Finance
3/2/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Health and Government Operations
3/31/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0696
(HB0975)
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment for Nurses and Nursing Support Staff - Program Establishment and Funding Senator Beidle Passed Enrolled Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
Health and Government Operations
3/29/2022 - 1:30 p.m.
SB0716 Maryland Health Care Workers Loan Assistance Program - Establishment and Funding Senator Simonaire Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) Budget and Taxation
3/10/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB0778
(HB1080 / CH0028)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Children and Pregnant Women (Healthy Babies Equity Act) Senator Lam First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations Finance
3/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Rules and Executive Nominations
SB0794 State Department of Education - Procurement and Personnel Actions Senator Guzzone Hearing 3/01 at 2:00 p.m. Budget and Taxation
3/1/2022 - 2:00 p.m.
SB0808
(HB0961)
Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Revisions Senator Carozza Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB0840
(HB1084)
COVID-19 Response Act of 2022 Senator Rosapepe Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) Finance
3/2/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Budget and Taxation
SB0856
(HB1004)
Public Schools – Health Services – School Nurses Senator Eckardt Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/8/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0870
(HB1276)
Baltimore City Youth Data Hub - Establishment Senator Washington Passed Enrolled Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/22/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Ways and Means
3/31/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0887
(HB0472)
Primary and Secondary Education - Title IX - Policies and Procedures (Hear Our Voices Act of 2022) Senator Lee Hearing 3/02 at 1:03 p.m. Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/2/2022 - 1:03 p.m.
SB0944
(HB0694)
Hospitals - Financial Assistance - Medical Bill Reimbursement Senator Hayes First Reading Senate Rules Rules
SB1011
(HB0055)
Health Occupations - Nurse Anesthetists - Drug Authority Senator Klausmeier First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
3/24/2022 - 1:00 p.m.
Rules and Executive Nominations

2022 Maryland General Assembly Activity 

Thank you for choosing MDRTL as your source for legislative information about life issues in Maryland. Our goal is to provide you with timely, accurate information.  This page will be updated continually as the session progresses and as the status of bills change.

MDRTL is the only single-issue pro-life lobbying organization in Maryland.  We retain a Legislative Director to monitor, take action upon, and lobby on behalf of those whose lives are threatened and cannot defend themselves.  MDRTL is currently monitoring or engaged in lobbying efforts on the following bills, which may impact the right to life in Maryland.  

Please watch this page for legislative updates and action alerts.  We will provide information to help you take an active role in the legislative process, which may include contacting elected officials or providing written or oral testimony.  

If you have questions and comments, please contact our Legislative Director at legislation@mdrtl.org.

(For a summary of seminal pro-life votes in prior General Assembly sessions, please refer to the right under "Roll Call Votes".)

 Maryland General Assembly Session

Below are previous legislative issues MDRTL is worked on in last year's General Assembly Session.  This page will be updated as analyses on new bills are completed, so please check back regularly to get the latest information.  Hearing dates and times are subject to change.  To read and track these and other session bills, visit the Maryland General Assembly HOMEPAGE .

Defeat of Anti-Life Legislation:

SB664 Abortion Amendment (Declaration of Rights - Right to Privacy) – WITHDRAWN.  Planned Parenthood is on the defensive following recent investigations and litigation that revealed that they engage in unethical and illegal practices that put profits before the health of women and children. In an attempt to defend their actions and protect their public funding, NARAL and Planned Parenthood are lobbying states across the country to create state "constitutional rights" to abortion. - enshrining abortion on demand, through birth and with guaranteed public funding. Federal and state courts have consistently held that a constitutional right to "privacy" includes a woman's right to have an abortion. A privacy amendment therefore would invalidate all existing health and safety statutes and regulations regarding abortion and bar any future attempts to pass lifesaving legislation such as partial birth abortion or dismemberment bans

*UPDATE - On 3/11/20, in a stunning turn of events, SB664 was WITHDRAWN by sponsor Susan Lee(D-Montgomery) from the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee minutes before the hearing was to take place. This was a direct response to a groundswell of opposition from the pro-life community. Over one hundred advocates gathered in Annapolis to defend the Maryland Constitution and the human rights it exists to protect. Spearheaded by MDRTL, members from pro-life organizations and churches across the state worked co-operatively to register a formidable witness panel in opposition to SB664. Partner organizations included Americans United for Life, American Center for Law & Justice, Democrats for Life and many, many more.  Withdrawal of the bill represents a victory for the preborn in Maryland.

SB701 Assisted Suicide Bill The Oregon-based special interest group Compassion & Choices  once again introduced legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) here in Maryland.  Maryland Right to Life (MDRTL) is working closely with a coalition to prevent adoption of this dangerous legislation. We need your help to tell the legislators that our citizens need their protection from commercialized suicide and healthcare rationing.  This bill was heard by the Judicial Proceeding Committee on 2/28/20 and they never voted to move the bill to the floor. Please continue to send messages to the committee to oppose PAS.  TAKE ACTION TO DEFEAT THIS BAD BILL NOW. 

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