MD HB550 | 2020 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future HB324


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Increasing, from 10 grams to 1 ounce, the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a certain provision of law with regard to marijuana, in the absence of any other evidence of a certain violation.

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Criminal Law - Marijuana - Possession and Possession With Intent to Distribute


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 93 N: 44 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-03-12SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (93-44)
2020-03-10HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments {722311/1 Adopted
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-01-28HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB550 (Carry Over) 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings38A-01(n/a)See Bill Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings38A-33(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5601(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5601.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5602(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments