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2011 Senate Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2011 legislative session (January 12 - April 11, 2011).  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 5 Physicians - Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Notification and Posting Requirements, Senators Klausmeier, Rosapepe, and Stone Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill failed
SB 20 Health Occupations - Facilities for Dental Radiology, Senator Colburn FYI Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs - Bill failed
SB 46 State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners - Podiatric Medical Assistants - Registration, Senator Conway No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill failed
SB 56 Health Insurance - Evaluation of Quality of Care and Performance of Health Benefit Plans, Chair, Finance Committee (By Request - Departmental - Health and Mental Hygiene) No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 57 Maryland Health Care Commission - Certificate of Need Requirements, Chair, Finance Committee (By Request - Departmental - Health and Mental Hygiene) FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 59 Insurance - Company Action Level Events - Health Insurers, Chair, Finance Committee (By Request - Departmental - Insurance Administration, Maryland) No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 71 Commission on Surrogate Parenting, Senators Kelley, Astle, Benson, Brochin, Conway, Currie, DeGrange, Forehand, Garagiola, Jones-Rodwell, Middleton, Peters, Pinsky, Pipkin, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Stone No position Senate Judicial Proceedings & Finance Committees - Bill failed
SB 73 Public Health - State Anatomy Board and Practitioners - Disposition of Bodies, Senator Benson FYI Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 76 State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners - Volunteer Podiatrist License, Senator Montgomery No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill failed
SB 107 Health Benefit Exchanges - Establishment and Operation, Senator Astle Support Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 113 Vehicle Laws - Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts - Penalty, Senators King, Benson, DeGrange, Forehand, Garagiola, Montgomery, Peters, Ramirez, Robey, and Zirkin FYI Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 117 State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners - Unannounced Inspections, Senators Glassman and Rosapepe No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 151 Child Care Articles - Bisphenol-A - Prohibition, Senators Frosh, Benson, Gladden, Jones-Rodwell, Kelley, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Middleton, Montgomery, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Rosapepe, and Zirkin FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 154 Health Insurance - Ambulance Service Providers - Assignment of Benefits, Senators Colburn and Glassman No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 168 The Lorraine Sheehan Health and Community Services Act of 2011, Senators Jones-Rodwell, Madaleno, Benson, Conway, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Kelley, King, Manno, Montgomery, Muse, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, and Rosapepe Support with amendments Senate Budget and Taxation & Finance Committees - Bill failed
SB 171 Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Synthetic Cannabinoids, Senators Kelley, Conway, Jacobs, Jones-Rodwell, Kasemeyer, Manno, Montgomery, Pugh, Rosapepe, and Stone FYI Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 175 Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Middleton, Benson, Forehand, Frosh, King, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, Montgomery, Pinsky, Ramirez, Raskin, and Rosapepe No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 178 Criminal Law - Child Neglect - Penalties, The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators King, Benson, DeGrange, Forehand, Garagiola, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Montgomery, Peters, Ramirez, Raskin, Stone, Young, and Zirkin FYI House Judiciary Committee - Bill passed
SB 182 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2011, The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Middleton, Benson, Forehand, Frosh, King, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Ramirez, Raskin, and Rosapepe Support with amendments House Health and Government Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 183 Health Insurance - Conformity with Federal Law, The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Middleton, Benson, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, King, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, Montgomery, Pinsky, Ramirez, Raskin, and Rosapepe Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 203 Health Care Decisions Act - "Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment" Form, Senators Montgomery, Benson, Forehand, Garagiola, Glassman, Kasemeyer, Kelley, King, Madaleno, Manno, Middleton, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Robey, and Rosapepe Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 258 State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - Licensure and Regulation, Senator Montgomery Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 298 Health Insurance - Reimbursement for Covered Services Rendered by Telemedicine, Senator Pipkin Support with amendments Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 308 Public Health - Medical Marijuana, Senators Brinkley, Raskin, Colburn, Currie, Forehand, Jacobs, Jennings, Jones-Rodwell, Kelley, King, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Mathias, Miller, Montgomery, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Reilly, Rosapepe, and Zirkin Letter of information House Judiciary Committee - Bill passed
SB 312 Health Insurance - Habilitative Services - Required Coverage, Senators Madaleno, Forehand, Glassman, Kelley, King, Montgomery, Pugh, Raskin, and Stone No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 371 Health Occupations Boards - Discipline of Health Care Practitioners - Failure to Comply with Governor's Order, Senator Conway Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 384 Health - State Facilities and Residential Centers - Definition of Abuse and Required Guidelines for Employees, Senator Mathias FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 388 Maryland Health Security Act of 2011, Senators Pinsky, Benson, Forehand, Gladden, Jones-Rodwell, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, Raskin, and Rosapepe No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 406 Task Force to Study the Use of Telemedicine in Medically Underserved Populations and Areas, Senator Pipkin Support with amendments House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee - Bill failed
SB 415 Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child, Senators Forehand, Kelley, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Rosapepe, and Young No position. Letter in favor of concept of preventing exposing children to second hand smoke House Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 416 Health Officers - Authority to Enter into Contracts or Agreements for Delivery of Health Care Services, Senators Middleton, Edwards, and Mathias Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 417 Agriculture - Commercial Feed - Arsenic Prohibition, Senators Pinsky, Frosh, Madaleno, Raskin, and Rosapepe No position Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 424 Motor Vehicles - Use of Text Messaging Device While Driving - Prohibited Acts, Senators Brochin and Forehand Support House Environmental Matters Committee - Bill passed
SB 426 Pregnancy Outcomes - Confidential Statistical Reporting Requirements, Senator Reilly FYI Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 428 Mental Hygiene - Admission Provisions - Definition of "Psychologist", Senator Klausmeier No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 456 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Emergency Standards for Moderate Sedation, Senators Kelley, Forehand, Garagiola, Jones-Rodwell, Klausmeier, Middleton, Montgomery, and Pugh Oppose Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 499 Motor Vehicles - Required Seat Belt Use by Each Occupant, Senators Forehand and Robey Support Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 505 Freestanding Ambulatory Care Facilities - Licensing - Abortion Services, Senators Jacobs and DeGrange FYI Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 510 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Recovery Audits, Senator Shank Support with amendment Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 514 Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Health Care Reform - Safety Net Providers, Senators Middleton and Kasemeyer Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 528 Health - Medical Procedures - Ultrasound Options, Senators Simonaire, Brinkley, Colburn, Getty, Glassman, Jacobs, Reilly, Shank, and Stone FYI Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 559 Environment - Radiology Safety - Regulations, Senators Pugh, Jones-Rodwell, and Montgomery No position Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 560 Health Occupations - State Board of Naturopathic Medicine, Senators Pugh, Benson, Ferguson, Forehand, King, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Middleton, Montgomery, Raskin, and Young Oppose Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 561 Health Insurance - Health Care Providers - Payment of Claims for Reimbursement by Carriers, Senator Pugh Support Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 574 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Biennial Cancer Study - Environmental Causes, Senators Muse, Raskin, and Benson FYI House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee - Bill failed
SB 577 Pharmacies - Taking Back and Disposing of Unused Drugs, Senators Muse and Benson FYI Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 579 Health Insurance - Limit on Copayments, Senator Rosapepe No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 584 Public Health - Cord Blood Transplant Program Support Fund, Senator Jacobs FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 603 Health Insurance - Coverage for Preventive Physical Therapy - Required, Senator Raskin No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 604 Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition, Senators Raskin and Robey Support Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 641 Polysomnography - Technologists and Technicians - Licensing Requirements, Senator Benson No position House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 654 Tobacco Tax - Rates and Distribution of Revenues, Senators Forehand, Manno, Madaleno, and Montgomery FYI Senate Budget and Taxation Committee - Bill failed
SB 664 Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Nitrous Oxide, Senator Middleton Oppose House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 687 Militia - Employment for Military Spouses - Teachers, Health Care Practitioners, and Business Occupations and Professions, Senator Peters FYI House Economic Matters Committee - Bill passed
SB 701 Health Insurance - Prescription Eye Drops - Refills, Senator Klausmeier Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 702 Health Insurance - Coverage of Hearing Aids, Senator Klausmeier Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 705 Health Insurance - Dental Provider Contracts - Prohibited Provision, Senators Klausmeier, Astle, and Pipkin FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill became law on April 12, 2011
SB 708 Mopeds and Motor Scooters - Titling, Registration, Insurance, and Required Use of Protective Headgear, Senators Klausmeier, Ferguson, Forehand, Kelley, King, Madaleno, Manno, and Stone Support protective headgear. No position on titling, registration, and insurance issues Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed - Referred to interim study
SB 709 Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Cost-Sharing Obligations, Senators Klausmeier, Forehand, Middleton, Montgomery, and Pugh No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 710 Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Notice of Receipt of Application, Senator Klausmeier Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 712 Health Insurance - Carrier Provider Panels - Medical Laboratories, Senator Klausmeier Support Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 713 Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccines - Regulations, Senator Klausmeier Oppose Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 722 Electronic Health Records - Incentives for Health Care Providers - Regulations, Senator Rosapepe Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 723 Medical Records - Health Information Exchanges, Senator Rosapepe Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 724 Health Insurance - Exchange Option for Small Business, Senator Rosapepe No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 733 Health Care Freedom Act of 2011, Senators Pipkin, Brinkley, Colburn, Getty, Glassman, Jacobs, Kittleman, Shank, and Simonaire No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 742 Maryland Cardiovascular Patient Safety Act, Senator Pugh Support with letter Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 743 Family Planning Works Act, Senator Pugh Support House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 744 Health Insurance - Coverage for Telemedicine Services, Senators Pugh and Montgomery Support with amendments Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 753 Home Health Care Services - Documents Requiring Signature, Senator Benson FYI Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 756 Maryland Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, Senator Kelley FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 759 Health Insurance - Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Senators Klausmeier, Benson, King, Manno, Mathias, and Montgomery No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 770 Prescription Drug Repository Program - Disposal of Prescription Drugs and Medical Supplies, Senators Conway and Montgomery FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 771 Education - Student-Athletes - Concussions, Senators Conway, Colburn, Currie, Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Kelley, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Young, and Zirkin Support with amendments Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill passed
SB 786 Health - Newborn Screening Program - Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Senators Montgomery and Forehand Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 803 Drunk Driving Elimination Act, Senators Raskin, Astle, Benson, Brochin, Colburn, Currie, Forehand, Frosh, Jacobs, King, Madaleno, Manno, Middleton, Montgomery, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Robey, Shank, Simonaire, Stone, Young, and Zirkin Support House Judiciary Committee - Bill passed
SB 808 Health Occupations - Imaging and Radiation Therapy Services - Accreditation, Senators Dyson, Benson, Reilly, and Young No position per the Board of Trustees Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 829 Health - Maryland Combating Childhood Obesity Grant Program, Senators Ferguson and Pinsky No position Senate Budget and Taxation & Finance Committees - Bill failed
SB 845 Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations, Epinephrine, and Diphenhydramine, Senator Dyson Oppose House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 850 Health Insurance - Public Health Plans - Education and Disclosure Requirements, Senator Middleton FYI House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 852 Motorcycles - Protective Equipment - Penalty, Senator Astle FYI Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 879 Health Insurance - Coverage for the Treatment of Bleeding Disorders, Senator Stone No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 883 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, The President (By Request - Administration) Oppose unless amended House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SB 884 Prescription Drugs - Dispensing Permits, Senator Montgomery Oppose Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee - Bill failed
SB 887 Health Care Malpractice - Certificate and Report of Qualified Expert - Objection, Senator Gladden Oppose Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Bill failed
SB 895 Medical Professional Liability Insurance for Nonprofit Health Care Providers, Senator Madaleno No position Senate Finance Committee - Bill failed
SB 960 Health Care Providers - Investigations - Information Sharing Among State Agencies, Senator Middleton Support with amendments House Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill passed
SJ 6 Safe Harbor Legislation and Regulations Needed to Form Accountable Care Organizations, Senator Middleton Support House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee - Bill failed