MD HB4 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB153


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 728
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.

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Criminal Law - Sexual Crimes - Repeal of Spousal Defense


Roll Calls

2023-04-07 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 42 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2023-03-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 136 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-05-16HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 728
2023-04-08HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-07SenateThird Reading Passed (42-0)
2023-04-05SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-04-05SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2023-03-03SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2023-03-02HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2023-02-28HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-02-27HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2023-01-12HouseHearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-11HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB153 (Carry Over) 2022-04-11 - Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
SB129 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 729


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law3318(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments