MD HB259 | 2022 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future HB33
Note: Carry Over of previous HB218


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 19 2022 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-03-21 - Referred Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Regulating the use of biometric data by private entities, including by requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric data to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a retention schedule and guidelines for permanent destruction of biometric data; authorizing an individual alleging a violation of the Act to bring a civil action against the offending private entity; and making a violation of the Act an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice.

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Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Biometric Data Privacy


Roll Calls

2022-03-19 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 100 N: 30 NV: 3 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2022-03-18 - House - Floor Amendment 623528/1 (Delegate Adams) Rejected (Y: 35 N: 93 NV: 5 Abs: 8) [FAIL]
2022-03-18 - House - Floor Amendment 393823/1 (Delegate Adams) Rejected (Y: 33 N: 94 NV: 6 Abs: 8) [FAIL]


2022-03-21SenateReferred Finance
2022-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (100-30)
2022-03-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2022-03-18HouseFloor Amendment {623528/1 (Delegate Adams) Rejected (35-93)
2022-03-18HouseFloor Amendment {393823/1 (Delegate Adams) Rejected (33-94)
2022-03-18HouseFloor Amendment {143528/1 (Delegate Grammer) Adopted
2022-03-17HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Grammer) Adopted
2022-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments {453726/1 Adopted
2022-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2022-01-19HouseHearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-01-13HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

HB259 (Carry Over) 2022-03-21 - Referred Finance
HB218 (Carry Over) 2021-02-25 - Withdrawn by Sponsor
SB335 (Crossfiled) 2022-01-26 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Commercial Law13301(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law13408(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144401(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144402(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144403(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144404(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144405(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144406(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments