MD HB37 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 3 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-03 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from making certain telephone solicitations to a certain called party in a certain manner by restricting the methods, times, and identifying information that the person making the call may utilize; providing that the Act does not apply to certain entities and circumstances; and making a violation of the Act an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice that is subject to enforcement and penalties under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.

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Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Telephone Solicitation (Stop the Spam Calls Act of 2023)


Roll Calls

2023-04-10 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 134 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-05-03HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 414
2023-04-10HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-10SenateSenate Recede
2023-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-04-10SenateMotion to Withdraw Committee Amendments (Senator Griffith) Adopted
2023-04-10SenateMotion Reconsider Committee Amendments (Senator Griffith) Adopted
2023-04-10SenateMotion Reconsider Favorable Report as Amended (Senator Griffith) Adopted
2023-04-10SenateMotion Reconsider Third Reading (Senator Griffith) Adopted
2023-04-10SenateHouse Requests Senate Recede
2023-04-10SenateHouse Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
2023-04-10HouseHouse Requests Senate Recede
2023-04-10HouseHouse Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
2023-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-30SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-30SenateFavorable with Amendments {893826/1 Adopted
2023-03-30SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2023-03-13SenateReferred Finance
2023-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (134-0)
2023-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {363820/1 Adopted
2023-03-08HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2023-01-30HouseHearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-11HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB90 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-03 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 413


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Commercial Law13301(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144501(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144502(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144503(n/a)See Bill Text
Commercial Law144504(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities8205(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments