MD HB4 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 1 2019 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-03-12 - Hearing 3/20 at 12:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, owner's agent, or lawful occupant of the property, with the intent to threaten or intimidate any person or group of persons; and establishing that a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both applies to a violation of the Act.

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Crimes – Hate Crimes – Use of an Item or a Symbol to Threaten or Intimidate


Roll Calls

2019-03-01 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (136-2) (Y: 137 N: 3 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2019-03-12SenateHearing 3/20 at 12:00 p.m.
2019-03-04SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2019-03-01HouseThird Reading Passed (136-2)
2019-02-27HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-02-27HouseFavorable with Amendments {842312/1 Report Adopted
2019-02-25HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2019-01-07HouseHearing 1/15 at 3:00 p.m.
2019-01-09HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments