MD HB705 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB1171


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 81-0)
Status: Passed on May 3 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-03 - Approved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 245
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing that every person, as a central component of an individual's rights to liberty and equality, has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom; and prohibiting the State from, directly or indirectly, denying, burdening, or abridging the right unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.

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Declaration of Rights - Right to Reproductive Freedom


Del. Adrienne Jones [D]Del. Gabriel Acevero [D]Del. Jackie Addison [D]Del. Nick Allen [D]
Del. Tiffany Alston [D]Del. Vanessa Atterbeary [D]Del. Heather Bagnall [D]Del. Ben Barnes [D]
Del. Kumar Barve [D]Del. Adrian Boafo [D]Del. Regina Boyce [D]Del. Tony Bridges [D]
Del. Mark Chang [D]Del. Lorig Charkoudian [D]Sen. Nick Charles [D]Del. Luke Clippinger [D]
Del. Charlotte Crutchfield [D]Del. Bonnie Cullison [D]Del. Eric Ebersole [D]Del. Elizabeth Embry [D]
Del. Kris Fair [D]Del. Jessica Feldmark [D]Del. Linda Foley [D]Del. Catherine Forbes [D]
Del. David Fraser-hidalgo [D]Del. Brooke Grossman [D]Del. Michele Guyton [D]Del. Pam Guzzone [D]
Del. Kevin Harris [D]Del. Andrea Harrison [D]Del. Shaneka Henson [D]Del. Marvin Holmes [D]
Del. Andre Johnson [D]Del. Steve Johnson [D]Del. Dana Jones [D]Del. Anne Kaiser [D]
Del. Aaron Kaufman [D]Sen. Ariana Kelly [D]Del. Ken Kerr [D]Del. Marc Korman [D]
Del. Mary Lehman [D]Del. Jazz Lewis [D]Del. Robbyn Lewis [D]Del. Jeffrie Long [D]
Del. Lesley Lopez [D]Del. Sara Love [D]Del. Aletheia McCaskill [D]Del. Bernice Mireku-North [D]
Del. David Moon [D]Del. Julie Palakovich Carr [D]Del. Cheryl Pasteur [D]Del. Edith Patterson [D]
Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk [D]Del. Scott Phillips [D]Del. Andrew Pruski [D]Del. Lily Qi [D]
Del. Pamela Queen [D]Del. Kirill Reznik [D]Del. Samuel Rosenberg [D]Del. Sheila Ruth [D]
Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes [D]Del. Emily Shetty [D]Del. Gary Simmons [D]Del. Karen Simpson [D]
Del. Stephanie Smith [D]Del. Jared Solomon [D]Del. Dana Stein [D]Del. Vaughn Stewart [D]
Del. Deni Taveras [D]Del. Jen Terrasa [D]Del. Karen Toles [D]Del. Veronica Turner [D]
Del. Kriselda Valderrama [D]Del. Joe Vogel [D]Del. Courtney Watson [D]Del. Melissa Wells [D]
Del. Jennifer White Holland [D]Del. Jheanelle Wilkins [D]Del. Nicole Williams [D]Del. C.T. Wilson [D]
Del. Natalie Ziegler [D]

Roll Calls

2023-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 33 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-31 - Senate - Floor Amendment 833328/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 17 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2023-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 99 N: 37 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-03-08 - House - Floor Amendment 913523/1 (Delegate Miller) Rejected (Y: 38 N: 97 NV: 3 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2023-03-08 - House - Floor Amendment 373529/1 (Delegate Wivell) Rejected (Y: 36 N: 99 NV: 3 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2023-03-08 - House - Floor Amendment 283723/1 (Delegate Wivell) Rejected (Y: 35 N: 96 NV: 7 Abs: 2) [FAIL]


2023-05-03HouseApproved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 245
2023-04-03HouseReturned Passed
2023-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (33-14)
2023-03-31SenateFloor Amendment {833328/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (17-30)
2023-03-29SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-29SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-03-29SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2023-03-13SenateReferred Finance
2023-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (99-37)
2023-03-08HouseSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-08HouseFloor Amendment {913523/1 (Delegate Miller) Rejected (38-97)
2023-03-08HouseFloor Amendment {373529/1 (Delegate Wivell) Rejected (36-99)
2023-03-08HouseFloor Amendment {283723/1 (Delegate Wivell) Rejected (35-96)
2023-03-07HouseMotion Special Order until 3/8 (Delegate Wivell) Adopted
2023-03-07HouseFavorable Adopted
2023-03-06HouseFavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
2023-02-15HouseHearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-06HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations

Same As/Similar To

HB1171 (Carry Over) 2022-03-22 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
SB798 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-03 - Approved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 244


Code Citations

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Declaration of Rights48(n/a)See Bill Text

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