Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam's Record

Legislative Achievements

This 2017 General Session in Annapolis was one of our biggest years yet. I was either co-sponsor or primary sponsor to over 110 bills. I am proud to say that I was the primary sponsor of 8 new laws that were signed by the Governor. I did not miss a single day of this legislative session, and I intend to support the interests of the 44th district with dedication and passion for many years to come. 

Since my election to the Maryland General Assembly in 1995, I have been instrumental in sponsoring numerous bills and have to my credit over 100 pieces of legislation that have been signed in to law where I was the primary sponsor. As a co-sponsor I have hundreds of bills that were signed into law.

I am proud to say that each year I have grown as a legislator and have more in-depth understanding of the issues that are unique to my constituents, as well as those that impact the lives of all Marylanders.

Primary Sponsored Legislation that Signed into Law

State Senate


  • SB 328 -State Highways - Dedication- Henrietta Lacks Way
  • SB 340 -UMD School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity- Workgroup on Health in All Policies
  • SB 385 -Maryland Nurse Practice Act- Revisions
  • SB 503 -Health Occupations - Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • SB 595 -Residential Boarding Education Programs for At-Risk Youth- Eligibility
  • SB 986 -State Board of Social Work Examiners- Revisions
  • SB 989 -State Board of Physician Licensure - Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification
  • SB 1099- Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016- Baltimore- Morning Star Family Life Center


  • SB 198- Neonicotinoid Pesticides- Restrictions on Sales and Use (Pollinator Protection Act of 2016)
  • SB 393- Maryland Nurse Practice Act- Peer Review and Advisory Committees and Penalties
  • SB 494- State Department of Education- Community-Partnered School Behavioral Health Services Programs- Reporting System and Report (School Behavioral Health Accountability Act)

House of Delegates


  • HB 37/SB 175 – State Government – Commemorative Days – Maryland Centenarians Day
  • HB 79/SB 135 – Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore County – Youth in Transition School
  • HB 303 – Task Force to Study Point-of-Care Testing for Lead Poisoning
  • HB 425/SB 338 – State Board of Nursing – Medication Technician Graduates and Certified Medication Technicians – Sunset Extension


  • HB 238: State Board of Nursing – Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Medication Technicians, and Electrologists – Licensure and Certification Requirements
  • HB 243: Kathleen A. Mathias Chemotherapy Parity Act of 2012
  • HB 520: Electric Companies – Contact Voltage – Surveys and Mitigation – The Deanna Camille Green Act of 2012
  • HB 641: Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses – Public Awareness, Treatment, and Outreach
  • HB 679: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy – Education
  • HB 1193: State Personnel – Traumatic Events – Mental Health Support Services


  • HB 183: State Board of Nursing – Electrologists – Examination and License Term
  • HB 378: State Board of Nursing – Medication Technician Graduates and Certified Medication Technicians
  • HB 387: Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners – Certification – Implementation Plan
  • HB 444: Health Insurance – Provider Panels – Notice of Receipt of Application


  • HB 114: Health Occupations Boards – Revisions
  • HB 215: State Board of Nursing – Changes to the Electrology Practice Committee and Licensing Requirements
  • HB 286/SB 268: Creation of a State Debt – Baltimore County – Automotive Vocational Training Center
  • HB 302: State Board of Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant Advisory Committee – Membership – Nominations for Vacancies
  • HB 624: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and Medication Technicians – Changes to Licensure Requirements
  • HB 927: State Board of Social Work Examiners – Out-of-State Applicants – Licensure


  • HB 41: Health Insurance- Mandated Benefits- Hospitalization and Home Visits Following a Mastectomy
  • HB 76: Hepatitis C Virus- Public Awareness and Outreach- Sunset Extension
  • HB 394: Creation of a State Debt- Baltimore County- Automotive Vocational Training Center
  • HB 507: Inmates- Hepatitis C - Counseling and Referral to Medical Home
  • HB 510: Health Occupations- Licensure of Social Workers
  • HB 756: Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Provider Competency Program


  • HB 269: State Board of Nursing-Powes and Duties-Licensing, Certification, and Regulation
  • (Bond Bill) HB 293: Baltimore County- Family Life Intergenerational Center
  • HB 398 Task Force on Administrative Procedure Act
  • HB 811: State Board of Dental Examiners Nomination and Disciplinary Processes- Task Force on the Discipline of Health Care Professionals and Improved Patient Care
  • HB 942: Health Disparities-Institutions of Higher Education-Report
  • HB 450: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- Behavioral Health and Disabilities
  • HB 514: Maryland Medbank Program Funding
  • HB 818: Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement- Additional Duties


  • Health Occupations - Nurses - Dispensing Methadone.
  • Drug-Exposed Infants – Methamphetamine.
  • Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Primary Adult Care Program – Enrollment in a Managed Care Organization.
  • Health Insurance – Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data – Non-discrimination
  • Sickle Cell Disease – Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Workgroup on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals
  • HB 988: State Board of Dental Examiners - Program Evaluation and Licensee Protection.


  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene-- Racial and Ethnic Variations-- Health Care Disparities Policy Report Card
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene -- Public Awareness and Outreach - Hepatitis C Virus and Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donation
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Adult Sicke Cell Anemia - Study
  • Health Insurance -- Participation of Health Care Providers on Provider Panels - Workers' Compensation Services
  • Cultural Competency and Health Outcomes - Pilot Program
  • Funding for Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment


  • State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board
  • State Board of Nursing -- Miscellaneous Provisions
  • Integration of Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Task Force on the Needs of Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders -- Termination Date Extension and Modifications
  • State Commission on Kidney Disease -- Membership


  • Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • State Board of Nursing - Skilled Nursing Assistants - Establishment and Certification
  • State Board of Nursing - Nursing Assistants and Medication Technicians - Miscellaneous Provisions


  • Disease Prevention - Hepatitis C Advisory Council
  • Task Force on the Needs of Persons with Co-Occuring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Mental Hygiene Administration - Emergency Evaluation - Standards and Content
  • Health Care Services Disparities Prevention Act


  • HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean


  • State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Medical Assistance and Children's Health Programs - Directory of Health Care Providers
  • Federal Funding for a Hepatitis A and B Vaccination Program


  • Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - Changes in the Physical Therapy Practice Act
  • Nursing Homes - Staffing
  • Oral Health Programs - Reducing Oral Cancer Mortality


  • Assisted Living Programs - Small Facilites
  • Nursing Facilities - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facs - Nursing Home Comparative Evaluation System
  • State Board of Examiners of Psychologists - Disciplinary and Regulatory Authority


  • State Personnel - Disas Service Leave
  • Board of Nursing - Discipline
  • Nurses - Safe Nursing Practices
  • Maryland Electorology Practice Act
  • Breast Cancer Program


  • State Board of Electrologists
  • Task Force to Study HIV Exposure in Maryland Correctional Facilities


  • State Boad of Examiners of Professional Counselors - Alcohol and Drug Counselors - Certification
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment - Inmates- State Funding
  • Local Board of Social Services - Elecion of Member to Public Office
  • State Board of Nursing - Regulatory Authority
  • State Health Resources Planning Commission - Freestanding Primary Care Facilities - Study


  • Creation of a State Debt- Baltimore City - Girls Scout Service Center
  • Local Boards of Social services - Election of Member to Public Office
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