MD HB183 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 658
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring each official custodian to adopt a policy of proactive disclosure of public records that are available for inspection; authorizing the official custodian to adopt a policy appropriate to the type of public record, to reflect the staff and resources of the governmental unit, and to include publication of public records on certain websites; altering the composition of the State Public Information Act Compliance Board; requiring the Board to receive, review, and resolve certain complaints from applicants; etc.

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Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)


Roll Calls

2021-03-30 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 658
2021-03-31HouseReturned Passed
2021-03-30SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-03-29SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-03-29SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-03-29SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-19SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2021-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-16HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Grammer) Adopted
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {276480/1 Adopted
2021-03-15HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2021-02-09HouseHearing 2/11 at 4:00 p.m.
2021-02-09HouseHearing canceled
2020-12-23HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations

Same As/Similar To

SB449 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-06 - Rereferred to Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
General Provisions4101(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4104(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4105(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-02(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-03(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-10(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-01(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-02(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-04(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4203(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4362(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A04(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A5(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A6(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A7(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A8(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments