2011 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Prior Year Introduction As: SB 717/10 - B&T & FIN Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 121
Sponsored By:
Senators Jones-Rodwell, Madaleno, Benson, Conway, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Kelley, King, Manno, Montgomery, Muse, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, and Rosapepe
The Lorraine Sheehan Health and Community Services Act of 2011


Increasing the State tax rates for alcoholic beverages sold in Maryland from $1.50 to $10.03 per gallon for distilled spirits, from 40 cents to $2.96 per gallon for wine, and from 9 cents to $1.16 per gallon for beer; providing for the distribution of the additional revenue to special funds to be used only for the purpose of providing additional funding for specified health services; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation & Finance
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
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 Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Subst Abuse; etc.
Community Facilities and Services
Developmental Disabilities
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Medical Assistance
Mental Health
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Smoking -see also- Cigarettes
Substance Abuse

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 7-207 , 8-207 , 10-209 , 13-1016 , 15-103.6 )
Labor and Employment
( 11-1015 )
Tax - General
( 2-301 , 5-105 )


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