MD HB756 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-14 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Creating an exception to the general prohibition against recording or broadcasting a criminal sentencing hearing; establishing requirements that a media organization file a certain written request to provide media coverage of a criminal sentencing hearing with the clerk of the court at least 24 hours before the hearing is scheduled to begin; requiring the clerk of court to provide notice of the request to each party involved in the criminal proceeding; providing certain factors that a presiding judge may consider; etc.

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Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom - Criminal Sentencing Hearings



2019-03-14HouseUnfavorable Report by Judiciary
2019-02-25HouseHearing 3/01 at 11:30 a.m.
2019-02-25HouseHearing canceled
2019-02-11HouseHearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-02-11HouseHearing canceled
2019-02-08HouseHearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-02-08HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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