MD HB505 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future HB1168
Note: Carry Over of previous HB1328


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 17 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-31 - Hearing 3/31 at 1:45 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Repealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" and substituting the terms "legal decision making" and "parenting time" in certain instances; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; authorizing the court, in determining certain legal decision-making authority and parenting time in certain child custody proceedings, to consider certain factors; requiring the court to articulate certain findings of fact on the record or in a written opinion; etc.

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Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time


Roll Calls

2021-03-17 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 127 N: 6 NV: 3 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-03-31SenateHearing 3/31 at 1:45 p.m.
2021-03-31SenateHearing canceled
2021-03-23SenateHearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-03-18SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-17HouseThird Reading Passed (127-6)
2021-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {512019/1 Adopted
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-01-31HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-15HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB505 (Carry Over) 2021-03-31 - Hearing 3/31 at 1:45 p.m.
HB1328 (Carry Over) 2020-02-10 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law5203(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9101(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9101.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9101.2(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9103(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9104(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9105(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9106(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9107(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9108(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9201(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9202(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9203(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law9204(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments