MD HB500 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-19 - Hearing 2/12 at 1:30 p.m.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Authorizing a police officer to require a person to lie prone on the ground only when it is objectively reasonable and necessary to obtain compliance with lawful commands or to resolve a conflict; and requiring a police officer to consider certain factors in deciding whether to require a person to lie prone on the ground.

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Police Procedures - Requiring a Person to Lie Prone



2021-01-19HouseHearing 2/12 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-15HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure2109(n/a)See Bill Text

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