MD HB128 | 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 385
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complete an antibias education program; requiring the University System of Maryland to manage the development of an antibias education program that provides antibias education relevant to certain provisions of Maryland law by January 1, 2023; etc.

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Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Protected Groups and Penalties


Roll Calls

2021-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-06 - Senate - Floor Amendment 373820/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 16 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 126 N: 13 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-10 - House - Floor Amendment 703125/1 (Delegate Long) Rejected (Y: 47 N: 89 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
2021-04-06HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-06SenateFloor Amendment {373820/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (16-31)
2021-04-01SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-03-31SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-12SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (126-13)
2021-03-10HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-10HouseFloor Amendment {703125/1 (Delegate Long) Rejected (47-89)
2021-03-09HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Long) Adopted
2021-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {582916/1 Adopted
2021-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-01-15HouseHearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB220 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law10301(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10304(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10305(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10306(n/a)See Bill Text
Education12120(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20208(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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Bill Comments