MD HB49 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 20 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-20 - Third Reading Passed (139-0)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring a jurisdiction that uses a pretrial risk scoring instrument to assist in determining the eligibility for pretrial release of an individual charged with a crime to have an independent validation study of the instrument conducted at least once every 5 years; making an independent validation study conducted in accordance with the Act for a certain instrument used in a certain pretrial services program eligible for funding from the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund; etc.

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Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release – Pretrial Risk Scoring Instruments



2020-02-20HouseThird Reading Passed (139-0)
2020-02-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-18HouseFavorable with Amendments {302818/1 Adopted
2020-02-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-01-09HouseHearing 1/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-08HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB68 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-10 - Referred Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure5103(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety41101(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety41102(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety41103(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety41104(n/a)See Bill Text

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