MD HB16 | 2022 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB81


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2022 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-01-06 - Hearing 1/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter or suitable shade during certain weather conditions or temperatures, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extreme weather conditions" as temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees or during an active weather warning; making a violation a civil offense; applying penalties ranging from a warning for a first violation to a fine of up to $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense; etc.

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Crimes - Unattended Dogs - Extreme Weather Conditions and Heat



2022-01-06HouseHearing 1/13 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-01-12HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

HB81 (Carry Over) 2021-02-17 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
SB44 (Crossfiled) 2022-01-05 - Hearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law10623(n/a)See Bill Text

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