MD HB1261 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 686
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering certain provisions of law related to the execution of wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives to authorize the electronic execution and remote witnessing of those documents under certain circumstances; providing that a will, a power of attorney, a notarization of a power of attorney, or an advance directive executed in conformance with the provisions of certain executive orders shall be deemed to satisfy certain requirements under the Act; applying the Act retroactively; etc.

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Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives – Electronic Execution


Roll Calls

2021-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 134 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-17 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 130 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 686
2021-04-10HousePassed Enrolled
2021-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (134-3)
2021-04-10HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2021-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (46-1)
2021-04-01SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-01SenateFavorable with Amendments {758275/1 Adopted
2021-03-31SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-18SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-17HouseThird Reading Passed (130-5)
2021-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {422515/1 Adopted
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-02-10HouseHearing 2/22 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-08HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB820 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-09 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Estates and Trusts1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Estates and Trusts17101(n/a)See Bill Text
Estates and Trusts17110(n/a)See Bill Text
Estates and Trusts4101(n/a)See Bill Text
Estates and Trusts4102(n/a)See Bill Text
Estates and Trusts4104(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5601(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5602(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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