Public Health

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SB 94 - Public Health - Local Health District Boards Establishing local health district boards in each local health planning agency; prohibiting certain funding for local health district boards from being included in certain local health services funding; requiring a local health planning agency to provide supplemental services approved by a local health district board; providing that local health district boards are independent units that operate within the local health planning agencies; providing for the purpose and duties of a local health district board; etc. SB 94

Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) (1/11)
SB 177 (HB 134) - Business Regulation - Flavored Tobacco Products - Prohibition Providing that certain licenses to manufacture, sell, buy, and store cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices do not authorize the licensee to, or to attempt to, manufacture, ship, import, or sell into or within the State a flavored tobacco product; providing that a public statement that cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices have or produce a certain smell or taste is presumptive evidence that they are flavored tobacco products if the statement is made by certain persons; etc. SB 177

HB 134

SB 177- Business Regulation- Flavored Tobacco Products- Prohibition- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 134- Business Regulation- Flavored Tobacco Products- Prohibition- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 1/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) (12/23)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. (Economic Matters) (1/20)
SB 563 (HB 1123) - Local Health Departments - Funding Specifying the amount of funding required to be included in the State budget for local health services for certain fiscal years; altering the purposes for which local health department funding may be used to include protective equipment for certain health care personnel and materials appropriate to prepare for potential communicable disease emergencies; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to conduct a certain evaluation by December 1, 2021; requiring the Department to submit a certain report by December 15, 2021; etc. SB 563

HB 1123

SB 563- Local Health Departments- Funding- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 1123- Local Health Departments- Funding- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 805 (5/30)

Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
SB 712 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception Providing that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a certain motorcycle safety course, or is a passenger on a motorcycle operated by a driver who has been licensed for at least 2 years or has completed a certain motorcycle safety course. SB 712

SB 712- Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/23 at 2:30 p.m. (2/23)
HB 1107 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Supplemental Rebate Program - Subscription Model for Hepatitis C Therapies Requiring, on or before December 1, 2021, the Maryland Department of Health to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a State plan amendment that authorizes the State to enter into value-based arrangements with drug manufacturers through supplemental rebate agreements and seeks an approval that authorizes a subscription model for hepatitis C therapies; requiring, to the extent possible, the Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration certain other State agencies, to develop a certain subscription model; etc. HB 1107

Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1119 - Public Health - Sickle Cell Trait - Public Awareness (Journey's Law) Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and local health planning agencies, to develop a public awareness campaign on the importance of an individual knowing the individual's sickle cell trait status, an individual receiving screening for the sickle cell trait, and an individual who carries the sickle cell trait receiving counseling. HB 1119

Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1296 - Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) Requiring a public school student in elementary school to be provided a daily program of physical activity totaling at least 150 minutes each week to include physical education and developmentally appropriate, moderate-to-vigorous activity, including recess and at least 90 minutes each week of physical education; requiring that the program of physical activity for a certain category of student be consistent with the student's Individualized Education Program; etc. HB 1296

HB 1296- Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. (2/17)