MD HB231 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB488


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 369
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a killing from the crime of murder to manslaughter nor is it a defense to the crime of assault in any degree.

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Crimes - Mitigation and Defense - Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation


Roll Calls

2021-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 136 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
2021-04-06HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-01SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-04-01SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-04-01SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-11SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2021-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {202518/1 Adopted
2021-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-12-23HouseHearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB46 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-02 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
HB488 (Carry Over) 2020-03-13 - Referred Judicial Proceedings


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law2207(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3209(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments