MD HB1219 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 14 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-15 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2020, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions that provide that inmates serving a term of life imprisonment may be paroled only with the Governor's approval, subject to certain provisions; repealing certain provisions that require certain parole decisions to be transmitted to the Governor under certain circumstances; etc.

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Correctional Services - Parole - Life Imprisonment


Roll Calls

2020-03-14 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 89 N: 38 NV: 5 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2020-03-13 - House - Floor Amendment 723424/1 (Delegate Kipke) Rejected (Y: 39 N: 93 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [FAIL]


2020-03-15SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-14HouseThird Reading Passed (89-38)
2020-03-13HouseSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-13HouseFloor Amendment {723424/1 (Delegate Kipke) Rejected (39-93)
2020-03-13HouseMotion Special Order until End Of This Calendar (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
2020-03-12HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Clippinger) Adopted
2020-03-12HouseFavorable Adopted
2020-03-12HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-02-10HouseHearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB817 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 3/05 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Correctional Services4305(n/a)See Bill Text
Correctional Services7301(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments 750