MD HB64 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 27 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-27 - Third Reading Passed (132-4)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Providing that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.

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Criminal Trials - Spousal Privilege - Exception



2020-02-27HouseThird Reading Passed (132-4)
2020-02-25HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-02-24HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-01-09HouseHearing 1/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-09HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings9106(n/a)See Bill Text

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