MD HB1539 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Passed on May 26 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-26 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 846
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Providing that certain general contractors are jointly and severally liable for certain violations of the wage payment and collection law by a subcontractor regardless of whether the subcontractor is in a direct contractual relationship with the general contractor; requiring a subcontractor to indemnify a general contractor for certain wages, damages, interest, penalties, and fees except under certain circumstances; etc.

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Labor and Employment – General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages


Roll Calls

2018-04-02 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (32-13) (Y: 33 N: 14 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2018-03-20 - House - House Floor - Motion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Ebersole) Adopted (93-47) (Y: 94 N: 48 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2018-03-20 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (87-53) (Y: 88 N: 54 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2018-03-19 - House - House Floor - Floor Amendment {433220/1 (Delegate Jacobs) Rejected (48-87) (Y: 49 N: 88 NV: 1 Abs: 11) [FAIL]
2018-03-19 - House - House Floor - Motion Special Order Until 3/27 (Delegate Long) Rejected (48-87) (Y: 49 N: 88 NV: 1 Abs: 11) [FAIL]


2018-05-26HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 846
2018-04-09HouseReturned Passed
2018-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed (32-13)
2018-04-06SenateSecond Reading Passed
2018-04-06SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2018-04-06SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2018-04-04SenateHearing 4/04 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-04-02SenateRereferred to Finance
2018-03-27SenateFirst Reading Senate Rules
2018-03-27HouseThird Reading Passed (87-53)
2018-03-27HouseMotion vote previous question (Delegate Ebersole) Adopted (93-47)
2018-03-26HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-26HouseMotion Special Order until 3/27 (Delegate Long) Rejected (48-87)
2018-03-26HouseFloor Amendment {433220/1 (Delegate Jacobs) Rejected (48-87)
2018-03-23HouseSpecial Order until 3/26 (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
2018-03-23HouseFavorable with Amendments {213698/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-23HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2018-03-13HouseHearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-02-09HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters


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