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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Insurance - Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 238
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Barnes, Gaines, Griffith, Hammen, Haynes, Hucker, Jones, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, V. Turner, Waldstreicher, Hubbard, Reznik, A. Kelly, Oaks, Donoghue, Nathan-Pulliam, Cullison, and Murphy
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2012


Requiring the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, subject to a specified waiver, to submit specified regulations to specified legislative committees under specified circumstances; requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to make specified qualified dental plans and qualified vision plans available to specified individuals and employers; requiring the Exchange to establish and implement specified navigator programs; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments {396881/2 Report Adopted
Special Order until 3/23 (Delegate Pendergrass)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Pendergrass) {743122/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Schulz) {593327/1 Rejected (45-83)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Hough) {593429/1 Rejected (43-88)
Floor Amendment (Delegate George) {443525/1 Rejected (44-88)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Eckardt) {693727/1 Rejected (45-88)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (94-44)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 4/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (35-11)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 152

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, District 25
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
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 James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agents and Brokers
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Fraud -see also- Forgery
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Health Benefit Exchange
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Insurance Administration
Interstate Affairs
Job Training
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Managed Care Organizations -see also- Health Maint Orgs
Medical Assistance
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Information
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Rules and Regulations
Small Business
Tax Credits -see also- Circuit Breaker
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 15-101.1 )
( 15-1204 , 15-1204.1 , 15-1205 , 15-1303 , 31-101 , 31-102 , 31-106 , 31-108 , 31-109 , 31-110 , 31-111 , 31-116 , 31-117 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Attorney General Letter: Available
Number: 396881/02     Offered on: March 22, 2012   at: 8:29 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 443525/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 4:42 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 593327/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 4:32 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 593429/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 4:39 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 693727/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 4:46 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 743122/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 4:31 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 20, 2012: Floor Amendment (Schulz) {593327/1 Rejected (45-83)
March 20, 2012: Floor Amendment (Hough) {593429/1 Rejected (43-88)
March 20, 2012: Floor Amendment (George) {443525/1 Rejected (44-88)
March 20, 2012: Floor Amendment (Eckardt) {693727/1 Rejected (45-88)
March 22, 2012: Third Reading Passed (94-44)
March 30, 2012: Third Reading Passed (35-11)
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