MD HB459 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-24 - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing an affirmative defense to certain crimes if a defendant committed an act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of certain State and federal provisions of law prohibiting human trafficking; prohibiting a defendant from asserting the affirmative defense established by the Act unless the defendant provides a certain notice to the State's Attorney at least 10 days prior to trial; etc.

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Criminal Law - Victims of Human Trafficking - Affirmative Defense



2020-01-24HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-24HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law1402(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law11303(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law11306(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law11307(n/a)See Bill Text

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