MD HB1368 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 15 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-15 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 782
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing that the "filing of the application for divorce", for purposes of a provision of law authorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of a 12-month separation when the parties have met certain conditions before the filing of the application for divorce, includes an oral amendment made by a party with the consent of the other party at a hearing on the merits in open court to a previously filed application for limited or absolute divorce.

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Grounds for Divorce - 12-Month Separation - Oral Amendment to Application for Divorce


Roll Calls

2018-04-03 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (44-0) (Y: 45 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2018-04-01 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (44-0) (Y: 45 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2018-03-15 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (127-8) (Y: 128 N: 9 NV: 4 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2018-05-15HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 782
2018-04-10HouseReturned Passed
2018-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed (44-0)
2018-04-09SenateSenate Recede
2018-04-09SenateCommittee Amendment {218170/1 Withdrawn
2018-04-09SenateMotion Recede (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
2018-04-06HouseDelegates Dumais, Malone, and Atterbeary
2018-04-06HouseConference Committee Appointed
2018-04-06HouseHouse Requests Senate Recede
2018-04-06HouseHouse Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
2018-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed with Amendments (44-0)
2018-04-05SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-04-05SenateFavorable with Amendments {218170/1 Report Adopted
2018-04-05SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-28SenateHearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-03-19SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (127-8)
2018-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {912216/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-15HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2018-03-08HouseHearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-02-09HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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