2010 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 539
Sponsored By:
Delegates Niemann, Barnes, Benson, Bronrott, Gilchrist, Hecht, Holmes, Hubbard, Pena-Melnyk, Ross, Tarrant, and V. Turner
Public Health - Chain Restaurants - Nutrition Information Labeling


Requiring chain restaurants to provide specified nutrition information for standard menu items; establishing how the nutrition information is to be determined; authorizing specified restaurants and similar food establishments voluntarily to elect to be subject to specified provisions of law; requiring the nutrition information to be displayed in a specified manner; authorizing a local health department to enforce the Act; providing for civil penalties; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
District Courts
Food -see also- Kosher; Meat, Poultry, Seafood; Milk
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 21-313 , 21-353 , 21-354 , 21-355 , 21-1214 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations