2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: HB 441/06 - HGO & W&M Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 207
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Hubbard, Nathan-Pulliam, Ali, Anderson, Barnes, Benson, Bobo, Bronrott, Burns, Cane, Carter, G. Clagett, V. Clagett, Conaway, Dumais, Feldman, Frush, Gaines, Glenn, Goldwater, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Heller, Holmes, Howard, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, N. King, Kirk, Krysiak, Lafferty, Lawton, Lee, Manno, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Rice, Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Stein, Stukes, Tarrant, Taylor, F. Turner, Valderrama, Vaughn, and Walker
Healthy Maryland Initiative


Establishing the Healthy Maryland Initiative Fund; requiring specified appropriations from the Fund for specified health care purposes; altering the distribution of tobacco tax revenues; increasing the tobacco tax rate imposed on cigarettes and other tobacco products; expanding eligibility under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to specified parents having incomes at or below specified levels; establishing a Small Business Health Care Incentive Program; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations & Ways and Means
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
(Health and Government Operations)
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
(Ways and Means)
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Cheryl Glenn, District 45
Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater, District 16
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Business and Economic Development, Department of
Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Planning and Cost Review
Medical Assistance
Minorities -see also- Women
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Small Business
Smoking -see also- Cigarettes
Substance Abuse
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - 83A Department of Business and Economic Development
( 5-2001 , 5-2002 , 5-2003 , 5-2004 , 5-2005 , 5-2006 , 5-2007 )
Health - General
( 13-1015 , 15-103 , 15-144 , 19-2111 , 20-1301 )
Tax - General
( 2-1601 , 2-1602 , 2-1603 , 2-1604 , 12-105 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered