MD HB1079 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 54-7)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to work in conjunction with members of the medical community in leading a certain comprehensive education and treatment program; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with local health departments and the Steering Committee, to develop a public awareness campaign on the importance of an individual knowing one's sickle cell trait status, receiving screening for the sickle cell trait and counseling under certain circumstances; etc.

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Sickle Cell Trait Screening, Treatment, Education, and Public Awareness (Journey's Law)


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-03-12SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2020-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {506281/1 Adopted
2020-03-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-10HouseHearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-06HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General18506(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments