MD HB242 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 18 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-19 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Extending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for emancipation of a minor and authorization to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 years from marrying; requiring a clerk of the court to review a certain order before issuing a marriage license; authorizing a court to deny an emancipation petition and marriage authorization if the court makes a written finding it is not in the petitioner's best interest; etc.

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Family Law - Emancipation of a Minor and Authorization to Marry


Roll Calls

2021-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 97 N: 38 NV: 3 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2021-03-19SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (97-38)
2021-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments {892819/1 Adopted
2021-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-01-15HouseHearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB173 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-28 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law1201(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2301(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2402(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2405(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A01(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A2(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A3(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A4(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A5(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments