MD HB547 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-6)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 247
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Establishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special health care need by teaching them to partner with a service or support dog or to interact with therapy horses; requiring the Department to select at least one nonprofit entity to select Program participants, support dogs, or therapy horses, and facilitate training or therapy; etc.

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Health - Maryland Children's Service Animal Program - Establishment


Roll Calls

2020-03-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 136 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 247
2020-03-17HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-16SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-03-12SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2020-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {306581/1 Adopted
2020-03-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-10HouseHearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations

Same As/Similar To

SB455 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 248


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General134101(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General134102(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General134103(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General134104(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General134105(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General134106(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments 750