MD HB1039 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Repealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biological parent if the adoptee is at least a certain age, may apply for a copy of certain birth and adoptions records; requiring the Director of Social Services to develop and make available a certain contact preference form; etc.

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Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 131 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-03-12SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (131-7)
2020-03-09HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-06HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-02-06HouseHearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-05HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB743 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 2/25 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law5321(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5339(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5351(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5359(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-19(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-35(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-42(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53B-21(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53B-29(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-01(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-02(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-11(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General4211(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments