MD HB1376 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 29-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-07 - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Creating an exception to the general prohibition against recording or broadcasting a criminal sentencing hearing; establishing requirements that a media organization file a certain written request to provide media coverage of a criminal sentencing hearing with the clerk of the court at least 24 hours before the hearing is scheduled to begin; requiring the clerk of the court to provide notice of the request to each party involved in the criminal proceeding; providing certain factors that a presiding judge may consider; etc.

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Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom - Criminal Sentencing Hearings (Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2020)



2020-02-07HouseHearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure1201(n/a)See Bill Text

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