Maryland Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk [D]

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MDHB230PassAltering the circumstances under which the State may withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative by requiring the General Assembly to enact a law approving the withdrawal.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 768
MDHB251PassRequiring a county board of education to provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning of "consent" which is defined as the unambiguous and voluntary agreement between all participants in each physical act within the course of interpersonal rela...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 736
MDHB365PassAltering the determination of the number of exemptions that an individual may use to calculate a certain deduction under the Maryland income tax; requiring the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in consultation with the Consensus Revenue Monitoring and For...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 574
MDHB800PassRequiring, under certain circumstances, that a dentist who is a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and was trained at a foreign dental school be qualified by the State Board of Dental Examiners to take a certain examinat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 710
MDHB856PassAltering the Maryland earned income tax credit to allow certain individuals without certain qualifying children to claim the credit; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; and making the Act contingent on the taking ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 612
MDHB908PassRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for certain fertility preservation procedures; providing ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 715
MDHB1596PassProviding that, except as prohibited by federal law, a provision in certain employment contracts, policies, or agreements that waive certain rights or remedies to a claim of sexual harassment or certain retaliation is null and void as being against t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 738
MDHB1517PassRequiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration by December 1 each year to submit a report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State to the Governor and the General Assembly; requiring the Social Services...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 693
MDHB1635PassProhibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on the grounds that the individual was kept at an emergency facility for more than ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 729
MDHB1423PassRequiring each State employee to complete at least a cumulative 2 hours of in-person or virtual, interactive training on sexual harassment prevention within 6 months after the employee's initial appointment and every 2-year period thereafter; requiri...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 791
MDHB33PassAuthorizing a certain disabled person to apply for voluntary admission to a mental facility if the person submits a formal written application and either a physician and a psychologist, two physicians, or a physician and a psychiatric nurse practione...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 760
MDHB1557PassRequiring a unit to give a certain preference under certain circumstances to a certain resident firm that is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide architectural services or engineering services in the State; requiring a certain nonresident firm...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 633
MDHB1480PassRequiring a certain distributor of controlled dangerous substances to report certain suspicious orders to the Maryland Department of Health and the Office of the Attorney General; authorizing a certain distributor to satisfy a certain reporting oblig...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 592
MDHB1088PassRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, or the Secretary's designee, by January 1, 2020, to adopt new nonvisual access procurement standards that provide an individual with disabilities with nonvisual access so the individual can acquire t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 631
MDHB1096PassEstablishing the Veteran Employment and Transition Success Program to provide grants to assist transitioning veterans in obtaining a certification, license, or registration under the Health Occupations Article; requiring the Department of Veterans Af...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 786
MDHB1682PassEstablishing the Collaborative Care Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health to implement a Collaborative Care Model in primary care settings to provide health care services to recipients enrolled in HealthChoice; requiring the Department t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 684
MDHB115PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, in consultation with interested stakeholders, to assess the benefits and feasibility of developing an electronic system to allow health care providers to access a patient's prescription medication histor...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 435
MDHB301PassProviding that, in a prosecution for certain sexual offenses, evidence that the defendant committed sexually assaultive behavior before or after the offense for which the defendant is on trial may be admissible for certain reasons; requiring that the...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
MDHB315PassRepealing the requirement that the State Board of Education adopt and publish standards for the administration of a subsidized feeding program; authorizing a nonpublic school that participates in the Federal School Breakfast Program or the National S...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 560
MDHB531PassRequiring drivers approaching from the rear certain vehicles that are stopped, standing, or parked on a highway and using certain visual signals to make a lane change to an available lane not immediately adjacent to the stopped, standing, or parked v...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 544
MDHB593PassExpanding the student loan tax credit that allows certain individuals with certain student loan debt amounts to claim a credit against the State income tax to include graduate student loan debt.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 382
MDHB622PassRequiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to establish certain guidelines by December 1, 2018, for public schools regarding the administration of health care services to students with sickle cell disease; requi...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
MDHB700PassProhibiting a person from committing certain acts against a group because of the group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because the group is homeless.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 498
MDHB691PassRequiring the Secretary of Health to distribute at least $400,000 annually from the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund to the qualified nonprofit organization responsible for the maintenance and operation of a certain donor registry; requiring ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 444
MDHB913PassRequiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes certain disciplinary proceedin...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
MDHB968PassEstablishing the Public School Facility Construction Innovation Incentive Pilot Program to provide incentives to encourage public school systems to pursue innovative public school facility construction projects; requiring the Interagency Committee on...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 397
MDHB941PassRequiring the State Department of Education to administer the Child Care Subsidy Program in accordance with federal law; establishing eligibility criteria to continue to receive a certain subsidy for at least 90 days in a year if the individual is un...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 396
MDHB1209PassRequiring a law enforcement agency, with regard to a missing person, to enter all necessary and available information into the National Crime Information Center computer network within 2 hours after receipt of the minimum information necessary to mak...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 502
MDHB1132PassRequiring a carrier that is an insurer, a nonprofit health service plan, or a health maintenance organization, except for a group model health maintenance organization, to ensure in certain standards that certain enrollees have access to local health...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 487
MDHB1215PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to make a certain advance payment to a nursing home at the request of the nursing home for uncompensated Maryland Medical Assistance Program services provided to a certain resident; providing that the advan...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 445
MDHB1558PassAuthorizing, with a certain exception, a pharmacist to dispense, in a single dispensing and exercising the pharmacist's professional judgment, a quantity of a prescription drug that is up to a certain number of authorized dosage units and does not ex...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
MDHB1473PassEstablishing the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education; authorizing individuals employed by a food service facility or a recreation and wellness facility at an eligible institution to obtain, store, and...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 527
MDHB1283PassAltering, from a 6-month to a 12-month period, the length for which a certain insurer, nonprofit health service plan, and health maintenance organization is required to provide coverage for a single dispensing of a supply of prescription contraceptiv...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
MDHB27PassAuthorizing a life insurer to refuse an application for a policy of life insurance on the life of a minor only under certain circumstances; requiring an application for a policy of life insurance on the life of a minor to include a certain consent an...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 430
MDHB249PassRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage for instruction by a licensed health care provider on fertility awareness-based methods; prohibiting the insurers, nonprofit ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 437
MDHB407PassRequiring a general hospice care program, when providing services in an in-home setting, to establish a written unused prescription medication collection and disposal policy that includes certain provisions; requiring an employee of a general hospice...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 439
MDHB847PassRequiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain health insurance benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for the medically necessary diagnosis, evaluatio...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 471
MDHB782PassProviding that certain money in the Maryland Prepaid College Trust may not be considered money of or be commingled with the Maryland Broker-Dealer College Investment Plan or the Maryland ABLE Program; requiring the Maryland 529 Board to allow the tra...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 390
MDHB1437PassAltering the circumstances under which a licensed direct-entry midwife is prohibited from assuming or continuing to take responsibility for a patient's pregnancy and birth care and is required to arrange for the orderly transfer of care of the patien...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 528
MDHB1349PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to require any additional information from a pharmacy benefits manager that may be reasonably necessary to verify information in a certain application; requiring a pharmacy benefits manager to establish...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 451
MDHB994PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a State plan amendment to the Family Planning Program; altering from 6 to 12 months the time period for a single dispensing of a supply of pres...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 464
MDHB1106PassAltering the definition of "cottage food product" to include certain food sold in the State directly to a consumer from a residence, by personal delivery, or by mail delivery in accordance with certain provisions of law.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 491
MDHB1342PassAltering the training course that the State Ethics Commission is required to provide for regulated lobbyists and prospective regulated lobbyists; prohibiting a certain State official from unlawfully harassing or discriminating against certain individ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 525
MDHB1582PassEstablishing a State Medical Director for Children Receiving Child Welfare Services in the Department of Human Services; requiring the Director and all personnel under the direct supervision of the Director to have access to all confidential informat...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
MDHB877PassRequiring that the owner of a burial site or land encompassing a burial site that is more than 50 years old and in which the majority of persons interred have been interred for over 50 years to consult with the Maryland Historical Trust regarding cer...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 506
MDHB946PassRequiring a carrier to provide to an insured under a policy or contract of long-term care insurance a certain contingent benefit upon lapse under certain circumstances; providing that certain benefits of a certain policy or contract of long-term care...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 508
MDHB547PassRequiring the Head Start Program in the State to be referred to as the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program; and requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of at least $3,000,000 for the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program in each annual budget su...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 555
MDHB1685PassEstablishing the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund to make grants to counties and municipalities to provide care coordination services to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and to children from birth to ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 558
MDHB1766PassExtending to December 31, 2024, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program; altering the period of time during which the subsidy required under the Program may not exceed a certain amount; repealing the requirement that t...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
MDHB372PassRequiring the Secretary of Transportation to withhold a portion of the State's annual operating grant to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Transportation to provide an annual g...
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2018-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
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