2008 Regular Session


File Code: Insurance - Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Mizeur, Hammen, Benson, Donoghue, Elliott, Gutierrez, Hixson, Howard, Ivey, Kipke, Lafferty, McIntosh, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, Schuh, Bromwell, Costa, Hubbard, Kullen, Montgomery, Oaks, V. Turner, Weldon, Hucker, Bartlett, Barve, Cardin, Doory, Elmore, Frick, George, Gilchrist, Jennings, Kaiser, Krebs, Murphy, Olszewski, Rice, Ross, Serafini, Stukes, F. Turner, and Walker
Kids First Act


Requiring the Comptroller to send a notice regarding eligibility for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or the Maryland Children's Health Program to a taxpayer with a dependent child if income reported on a tax return for tax year 2007 does not exceed a specified income eligibility standard; requiring that the notice be developed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; requiring a taxpayer to report on the income tax return the presence or absence of health care coverage for each dependent child; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations & Ways and Means
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (128-10)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (132-7)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Hearing 4/3 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Special Order later today (Senator Garagiola) Adopted
Floor Committee Amendment (Finance) Adopted
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (39-8)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 692

Sponsored by:

Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Health Care Commission
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Income Tax
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Medical Assistance
Medical Malpractice
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Public Information
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 15-1301 )
Tax - General
( 10-211 , 10-211.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 166788/01     Offered on: March 25, 2008   at: 11:27 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 247877/01     Offered on: April 7, 2008   at: 11:40 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 683525/01     Offered on: April 7, 2008   at: 4:31 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 23, 2008: Third Reading Passed (128-10)
April 4, 2008: Third Reading Passed (132-7)
April 3, 2008: Third Reading Passed with Amendments (39-8)