MD HB461 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 19 2018 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-04-09 - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (42-3)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim or victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification; providing that, for the purpose of the Act, a victim shall be considered to be helpful, to have been helpful, or likely to be helpful to the detection, investigation, or prosecution of a qualifying criminal activity; requiring the certifying official to sign and complete the certification in a specified manner; etc.

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Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness


Roll Calls

2018-04-05 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (42-3) (Y: 43 N: 4 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-15 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (89-47) (Y: 90 N: 48 NV: 3 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2018-01-10 - House - House Floor - Sustained (0-140) (Y: 1 N: 141 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [FAIL]


2018-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed with Amendments (42-3)
2018-04-09SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {528879/1 Report Adopted
2018-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-21SenateHearing canceled
2018-03-27SenateHearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-03-19SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (89-47)
2018-03-19HouseSecond Reading Passed
2018-03-19HouseFavorable Report Adopted
2018-03-19HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2018-02-13HouseHearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-01-25HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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