MD HB277 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 19 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-02-19 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a citation under certain circumstances; providing a certain maximum fine; altering the penalty for certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling; making certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; etc.

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Criminal Law - Alcohol Offenses and Gaming - Civil Offenses (Decriminalization of Petty Nonviolent Offenses Act)



2018-02-19HouseUnfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
2018-01-25HouseHearing canceled (Economic Matters)
2018-02-23HouseHearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
2018-01-19HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters and Ways and Means


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