MD HB186 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 18 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Renaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that the Program shall be in the circuit court of each county that participates in the Program and in the District Court of each county that participates in the Program under certain circumstances; altering the purpose of the Program; etc.

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Courts - Court Dog Program - Veterans Treatment Courts


Roll Calls

2021-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-23 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 132 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2021-05-18HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 181
2021-04-06HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-01SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-03-31SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-24SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-23HouseThird Reading Passed (132-0)
2021-02-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-18HouseFavorable with Amendments {472519/1 Adopted
2021-02-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-01-15HouseHearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB7 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings9501(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments