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2014 Senate Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2014 legislative session (January 8 - April 7, 2014).  Full text and status of each bill is available by clicking on the bill number listed in the following chart. (You will need to be able to view RTF documents.) 

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Last Updated:  Final

Bill#
Title MedChi Position
Outcome
SB 14 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Study of Safe and Healthy School Hours for Maryland Public Schools, SB 14 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 34 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, SB 34 No position Finance - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 52 Task Force to Study Services and Resources Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, SB 52 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
SB 67 Mental Hygiene - Standards for Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission - Modification, SB 67 Oppose Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 78 Criminal Law - Human Trafficking - Victims Under Age 21, SB 78 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 80 All-Terrain Vehicles - Protective Equipment, SB 80 Support Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
SB 82 Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child, SB 82 Support Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
SB 84 Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services - Name Change, SB 84 FYI Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 16
SB 85 Health - Medical Procedures - Ultrasound Options, SB 85 No position, letter of information Finance - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 87 Drunk Driving - Ignition Interlock System Program - Repeat Offenders, SB 87 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 17
SB 89 Maryland Health Care Commission - Requirement for Certificate of Need - Exceptions, SB 89 No position Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 18
SB 96 Health Insurance - Conformity With and Implementation of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, SB 96 No position Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 23
SB 98 Health Insurance - Medicare Marketing Rules, SB 98 No position Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 25
SB 100 Insurance - Premiums and Charges - Review of Administrative Expenses, SB 100 FYI Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 27
SB 102 Health - Use of Alternate Care Sites During a State of Emergency - Authorization, SB 102 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 29
SB 103 Public Health Programs for Children - Renaming and Modernization, SB 103 Support Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 30
SB 105 Health - Vital Records - Birth Certificates - Preparation and Filing Requirements, SB 105 FYI Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 31
SB 134 Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge Eligible Individuals, SB 134 Support Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 1
SB 138 Health Occupations - Board of Physicians - Reinstatement of Licenses, SB 138 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 151 Administrative Procedure Act - Fiscal Impact Statements for Proposed Regulations, SB 151 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB 162 Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope of Practice and Hospital Privileges, SB 162 Oppose unless amended Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 170 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2015), SB 170 FYI Budget and Taxation - Passed Enrolled
SB 172 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014, SB 172 Support Budget and Taxation - Passed Enrolled
SB 173 Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception, SB 173 Oppose Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 198 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine, SB 198 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 208 Maryland Collaborative Reproduction Act, SB 208 FYI Judicial Proceedings - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 210 Child Abuse - Failure to Report - Penalties and Task Force, SB 210 Oppose Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
SB 215 Workers' Compensation - Payment for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions - Limitations, SB 215 Oppose Finance - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 217 Workers' Compensation - Payment for Controlled Dangerous Substances Prescribed by Physicians - Limitations, SB 217 Oppose Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 227 Health - Medical Laboratories - Advertising for or Soliciting Business - Repeal of Prohibition, SB 227 Oppose Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 257 Task Force to Study Access to Pharmacy Services in Maryland, SB 257 No position Finance - Passed Enrolled
SB 262 Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Safety Net Act of 2014, SB 262 Support with amendments Finance - Hearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 263 Baltimore City - AIDS Prevention Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program, SB 263 FYI Finance - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 296 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation, SB 296 Support with amendments Finance - Returned Passed
SB 314 Health Occupations - State Board of Physicians - Naturopathic Doctors, SB 314 Oppose Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Passed Enrolled
SB 325 Criminal Law - Tobacco Products - Minimum Age, SB 325 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
SB 335 Health Services Cost Review Commission - Powers and Duties, Regulation of Facilities, and Maryland All-Payer Model Contract, SB 335 No position Finance - Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 348 Use of Text Messaging Device or Handheld Telephone While Driving - Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury - Penalties, SB 348 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Passed Enrolled
SB 364 Criminal Law - Possession of Marijuana - Civil Offense, SB 364 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Passed Enrolled
SB 367 Drug Abuse Treatment Programs - Locations and Economic Impact Study, SB 367 No position Finance - Hearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 410 Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition, SB 410 Support Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance
SB 416 Health Maintenance Organizations - Payments to Nonparticipating Providers - Repeal of Termination Date, SB 416 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 433 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Newborn Screening Program Fund - Establishment, SB 433 Oppose Finance - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 467 Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund - Annual Report - Government Transparency Requirements, SB 467 FYI Finance - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 482 Workers' Compensation - Prescription Drugs - Choice of Pharmacy, SB 482 Support Finance - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 483 Labor and Employment - Nursing Homes and Health Care Facilities - Workplace Safety Assessment and Safety Program, SB 483 No position Finance - Returned Passed
SB 503 Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction (Breanna's Law), SB 503 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 504 Health Insurance - Essential Health Benefits - Pediatric Dental Benefits, SB 504 No position Finance - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 507 Workers' Compensation - Reimbursement for Repackaged and Relabeled Drugs - Fee Schedule and Requirements, SB 507 Support Finance - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 537 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Rare and Expensive Case Management Program - Waiver Amendment, SB 537 FYI Finance - Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 580 Health - Reporting of Death and Burial or Disposal of Body - Requirements and Penalties, SB 580 No position Judicial Proceedings Finance- Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
SB 589 Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative, SB 589 Support Budget and Taxation Finance- Hearing 2/26 at 1:30 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
SB 592 Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers, SB 592 No position Finance - Passed Enrolled
SB 594 Hepatitis C - Opportunity for Testing and Follow-Up Health Care, SB 594 Oppose Finance - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 607 Health Occupations - Child Abuse and Neglect - Training, SB 607 Oppose Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
SB 620 Mental Health - Approval by Clinical Review Panel of Administration of Medication - Standard, SB 620 No position Finance - Returned Passed
SB 622 Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First Protocol, SB 622 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 641 Kathleen A. Mathias Oral Chemotherapy Improvement Act of 2014, SB 641 Support Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
SB 642 Health Insurance - Assignment of Benefits and Reimbursement of Nonpreferred Providers - Repeal of Reporting Requirement and Termination Date, SB 642 Support Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 654 Health - Down Syndrome - Required Information, SB 654 Support with amendments Finance - Passed Enrolled
SB 656 Correctional Services - Healthy Births for Incarcerated Women Act, SB 656 Support Judicial Proceedings - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 658 The Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act, SB 658 FYI Judicial Proceedings Budget and Taxation- Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
SB 667 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Universal Health Care Program - Plan for Establishment, SB 667 No position Finance - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 671 Health Insurance - Coverage for Ostomy Equipment and Supplies - Required, SB 671 No position Finance - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 679 Task Force on Community-Partnered School Mental Health, SB 679 Support with amendments Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Finance- Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB 685 Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Provision of Information to Health Care Practitioners, SB 685 Support with amendments Judicial Proceedings - Returned Passed
SB 694 Health Occupations - Maryland Behavior Analysts Act, SB 694 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Passed Enrolled
SB 695 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Services for Postpartum Women - Coverage, SB 695 Support Finance - Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 700 Registration of Pesticides - Fee Increase - Disposition of Fees, SB 700 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 701 Education - Children With Disabilities - Habilitative Services Information, SB 701 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Passed Enrolled
SB 702 Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of 'Health Care Provider', SB 702 Support Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 711 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act - Chemical Information List - Submission, Maintenance, and Accessibility, SB 711 Support Finance - Passed Enrolled
SB 716 Child Care Centers - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act, SB 716 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Passed Enrolled
SB 717 Task Force to Study School-Based Health Centers, SB 717 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Referred to interim study by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB 721 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Services for Children With Down Syndrome (Micah's Law), SB 721 Support Finance - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 723 Vehicle Laws - Seat Belt Use - Exemption for Individuals Delivering Printed Publications, SB 723 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
SB 735 Tobacco-Related Disease Products Research, Development, and Commercialization Program, SB 735 FYI Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 746 Public Health - Forensic Laboratories - Regulation, SB 746 FYI Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 750 Food Service Facilities - Meals for Children, SB 750 Support Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 756 Commission on Kidney Disease - End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program - Regulations, SB 756 FYI Finance - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 784 Higher Education - Loan Assistance - Licensed Clinical Counselors, SB 784 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 789 Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Catastrophic Injury, SB 789 Oppose Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 790 Health Insurance - Communications Between Carriers and Enrollees - Conformity With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), SB 790 FYI Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
SB 794 Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Young Adult Count Demonstration Project, SB 794 FYI Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 798 Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund, SB 798 Support Judicial Proceedings Finance- Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
SB 807 Drivers' Licenses - Disorder, Disease, or Physical Disability - Identification, Disclosure, and Reporting, SB 807 No position Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 813 Motor Vehicle Administration - Drivers' Licenses and Identification Cards - Organ Donor Designation, SB 813 No position Judicial Proceedings - Returned Passed
SB 825 Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Specialty Drugs, SB 825 FYI Finance - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 831 Public Health - Mental Hygiene Law - Assisted Outpatient Treatment, SB 831 Oppose Finance - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 832 Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope of Coverage, SB 832 Support Finance - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
SB 852 Health Occupations - Dispensers of Devices and Equipment - Exclusion From the Maryland Pharmacy Act, SB 852 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Returned Passed
SB 874 Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs, SB 874 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 882 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Outpatient Services Programs Stakeholder Workgroup, SB 882 No position Finance - Passed Enrolled
SB 884 Health Insurance - Incentives for Health Care Practitioners, SB 884 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 891 Maryland Health Care Commission - Authority of Acute Care Hospitals to Provide Cardiac Surgery Services - Voluntary Relinquishment - Regulations, SB 891 FYI Finance - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 73
SB 893 Health Insurance - Insurance Laws That Apply to Health Maintenance Organizations - Consolidation and Clarification, SB 893 No position Finance - Returned Passed
SB 898 Tobacco Products - Unpackaged Cigars and Flavored Other Tobacco Products - Restrictions, SB 898 Support Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 915 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program, SB 915 Support Finance Judicial Proceedings- Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
SB 923 Medical Marijuana - Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, SB 923 Support with amendments Judicial Proceedings - Passed Enrolled
SB 925 Task Force to Study Computer Crimes Against Children and Child Pornography Crimes in Maryland, SB 925 FYI Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
SB 944 Family Law - Controlled Dangerous Substance Use During Pregnancy and Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting, SB 944 Oppose Judicial Proceedings - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
SB 952 Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Pharmacy Contracts - Maximum Allowable Cost Pricing, SB 952 FYI Finance - Returned Passed
SB 969 Department of Veterans Affairs - Opioid Time Lock Dispenser Pilot Program, SB 969 No position Finance - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 980 Anesthesia Services - Assignment of Billing Rights and Fees for Management Services - Prohibition, SB 980 Oppose Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
SB 986 Criminal Law - Energy Drinks - Sale to and Possession by Minors Prohibited, SB 986 Support Rules - First Reading Senate Rules
SB 1002 Health Insurance - Uniform Claims Form - Electronic Submission by Insured, SB 1002 No position Finance - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
SB 1016 Maryland Kinesiology Act, SB 1016 Oppose Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 1027 Criminal Law - Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substances Act - Registration of Licensed Physicians, SB 1027 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
SB 1040 Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Sunset Extension, SB 1040 Support Finance - Returned Passed
SB 1065 Task Force on Community Health Workers, SB 1065 No position Rules - First Reading Senate Rules
SB 1092 Health General - Milk Products - Direct-to-Consumer Sale of Raw Milk, SB 1092 Oppose Rules - Hearing 3/06 at 11:00 a.m.
SB 1108 Sterile Compounding Permits - Definition of 'Compounding', Study, and Recommendations, SB 1108 Support Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Passed Enrolled