MD HB518 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 411
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring a publisher who offers to license an electronic literary product to the public to also offer to license the product to public libraries in the State on reasonable terms that would enable public libraries to provide library users with access to the electronic literary product; authorizing the terms of a license authorizing public libraries to provide access to electronic literary products to include certain limitations; defining an electronic literary product; etc.

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Public Libraries - Electronic Literary Product Licenses - Access


Roll Calls

2021-04-01 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 411
2021-04-01HousePassed Enrolled
2021-04-01HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2021-04-01HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2021-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-03-30SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-30SenateFavorable with Amendments {994539/1 Adopted
2021-03-30SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-11SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2021-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {405764/1 Adopted
2021-03-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2021-01-23HouseHearing 2/05 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-15HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB432 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 412


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education23701(n/a)See Bill Text
Education23702(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments