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Legislation


2011 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 880

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: HB 603/10 - HGO
Sponsored By:
The Minority Leader and Delegates Smigiel, Afzali, Aumann, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Cluster, Costa, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elliott, Fisher, Frank, George, Glass, Haddaway-Riccio, Hershey, Hogan, Hough, Impallaria, Jacobs, Kach, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, McDonough, McMillan, W. Miller, Myers, Norman, O'Donnell, Otto, Parrott, Ready, Schuh, Schulz, Serafini, Stifler, Stocksdale, Szeliga, and Vitale
Entitled:
Health Care Freedom Act of 2011

Synopsis:

Adding a new article to the Maryland Constitution to enact limits on the regulation of health care in the State; prohibiting a law from compelling, directly or indirectly, specified persons to participate in any health care system; prohibiting specified persons from being required to pay penalties or fines under specified circumstances; specifying that the purchase or sale of specified health insurance may not be prohibited by law; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
2/11
First Reading Health and Government Operations
3/2
Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
3/25
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Minority Leader, House
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Mark N. Fisher, District 27B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., District 36
Delegate Patrick N. Hogan, District 3A
Delegate Michael J. Hough, District 3B
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Jay A. Jacobs, District 36
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Herb McMillan, District 30
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Charles J. Otto, District 38A
Delegate Neil Parrott, District 2B
Delegate Justin Ready, District 5A
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Kelly Schulz, District 4A
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Donna Stifler, District 35A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Kathy Szeliga, District 7
Delegate Cathy Vitale, District 33A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Laws and Ordinances -see also- Pub Local Laws; Uniform Laws.
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Referendum
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - XX New Article
( 1 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
House
Health and Government Operations
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