Public Health

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SB 107 - Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Treatment Requiring that a pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake regardless of the jurisdiction or the length of the individual's sentence, be referred to health care providers, and be provided with certain medications and treatment; requiring a correctional unit to arrange for health insurance coverage and follow-up health care before release of a pregnant incarcerated individual; and requiring that a pregnant incarcerated individual be provided with medical records on release. SB 107

Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/14)
SB 281 (HB 214) - Commission on Public Health - Establishment Establishing the Commission on Public Health to make recommendations to improve the delivery of foundational public health services in the State; requiring the Commission, by October 1, 2024, to conduct an assessment of the capability of the Maryland Department of Health and local health departments to provide foundational public health services; and requiring the assessment to consider the State's response to COVID-19 and overdose deaths, and to racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and birth outcomes in the State. SB 281

HB 214

Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/30)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 385 (5/3)
SB 296 (HB 79) - Housing and Community Development - Whole-Home Repairs Act of 2023 Establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide grants to certain local administering agencies for the purposes of ensuring that owner-occupied and rental units are free of habitability concerns, improving coordination across home repairs programs, and increasing retention in workforce development programs; and establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund. SB 296

HB 79

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/10)
SB 315 (HB 60) - Housing Innovation Pilot Program and Housing Innovation Fund - Establishment (Housing Innovation Pilot Program Act of 2023) Establishing the Housing Innovation Pilot Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide funds for certain mixed-income, cross-subsidized housing and to create opportunities to increase the volume of housing production; establishing the Housing Innovation Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to be used only to provide low- or no-interest loans to local housing authorities; etc. SB 315

HB 60

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)

Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)
HB 329 - Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Establishing the Commission on Universal Health Care to develop a plan for the State, by July 1, 2026, to establish a universal health care program to provide health benefits to all residents of the State through a single-payer system; requiring a member of the Commission to be subject to ethics laws and disclose certain other information related to ethics; and prohibiting a member of the Commission from being held personally liable for actions taken as a member under certain circumstances. HB 329

Hearing 3/16 at 6:00 p.m. (3/16)