MD HB1575 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 12 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-14 - Hearing canceled
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibiting a criminal justice unit from presenting victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms or verbal agreements purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; prohibiting certain evidence from being introduced in certain court proceedings; authorizing victims affected by a violation of the Act to bring a certain action; requiring by January 1, 2021, each criminal justice unit to adopt a certain policy; applying the Act retroactively; etc.

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Criminal Procedure - Victims of Sexually Assaultive Behavior - Waivers of Rights - Prohibition



2020-03-14HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-03HouseHearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-03HouseRereferred to Judiciary
2020-02-12HouseFirst Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Same As/Similar To

SB807 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 584


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure11929(n/a)See Bill Text

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