2008 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hammen, Nathan-Pulliam, Pendergrass, Beitzel, Benson, Bromwell, Costa, Donoghue, Elliott, Hubbard, Kach, Kipke, McDonough, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, Riley, Tarrant, V. Turner, and Weldon
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Behavioral Health and Disabilities


Altering the number of deputy secretaries to be appointed by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene with the approval of the Governor; requiring the Secretary to transfer responsibility for specified administrations within the Department to the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Disabilities; requiring the Secretary to develop a system of services for individuals with co- occurring disorders, to address systems change, and to identify and implement specified treatment and supports; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (38-6)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 661

Sponsored by:

Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Developmental Disabilities
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Mental Health
Substance Abuse

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 2-103 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 296785/01     Offered on: March 19, 2008   at: 10:56 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 17, 2008: Third Reading Passed (138-0)
April 2, 2008: Third Reading Passed (38-6)