MD HB268 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB64


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 23 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-04-12 - Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Providing that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.

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Criminal Trials - Spousal Privilege - Exception


Roll Calls

2021-02-23 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 121 N: 11 NV: 3 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2021-04-12SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-04SenateHearing 3/18 at 12:30 p.m.
2021-02-24SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-23HouseThird Reading Passed (121-11)
2021-02-18HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-02-16HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-12-23HouseHearing 1/14 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB64 (Carry Over) 2020-03-15 - Hearing canceled


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings9106(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments