MD HB202 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 15 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-15 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Authorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluate a defendant, to develop a treatment plan, and to make a determination as to whether the defendant is a danger to self or others under certain circumstances; requiring a panel to convene within 9 days after a certain individual's refusal of medication for certain purposes; etc.

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Criminal Procedure – Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility – Court–Ordered Evaluation


Roll Calls

2018-03-28 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-08 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (138-0) (Y: 139 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2018-05-15HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 702
2018-04-03HouseReturned Passed
2018-04-02SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2018-03-30SenateSecond Reading Passed
2018-03-30SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2018-03-30SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-09SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-08HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2018-03-06HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments {672716/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2018-01-30HouseHearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-01-18HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments