2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: HB 441/06 - HGO & W&M Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 288
Sponsored By:
Senators Jones, Britt, Conway, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Lenett, Madaleno, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Zirkin
Healthy Maryland Initiative


Requiring the Governor to include in the annual State budget bill for specified fiscal years specified appropriations for activities aimed at reducing tobacco use in the State; expanding eligibility under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to specified parents having incomes at or below specified levels, subject to specified limitations; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop and implement a specified education and outreach campaign; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Finance & Budget and Taxation
Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

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