2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 234
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Cardin, Cullison, Hammen, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Lee, Mizeur, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Ross, V. Turner, Pendergrass, Oaks, A. Kelly, Tarrant, Donoghue, and Reznik
Maryland Health Improvement and Disparities Reduction Act of 2012


Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to designate specified areas as Health Enterprise Zones in a specified manner; specifying the purpose of establishing Health Enterprise Zones; authorizing the Secretary, in consultation with the Community Health Resources Commission, to adopt specified regulations; authorizing specified nonprofit community-based organizations or local government agencies to apply to the Secretary on behalf of specified areas for designation as specified Health Enterprise Zones; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments {686588/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (111-23)
Senate Action
First Reading Finance & Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Hearing cancelled (Finance)
Hearing 4/3 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Enterprise Zones
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ethnic Affairs
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Care Commission
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Health Planning and Cost Review
Health Services Cost Review Commission
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Income Tax
Loans -see also- Mortgages
Medical Schools
Mental Health
Minorities -see also- Women
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Nonprofit Organizations
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
State Aid
Substance Abuse
Tax Credits -see also- Circuit Breaker
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 19-134 , 19-303 , 20-904 , 20-1401 through 20-1407 )
Tax - General
( 10-731 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 686588/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 3:37 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 22, 2012: Third Reading Passed (111-23)