MD HB81 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2016 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2016-02-15 - 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 specified 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 specified factors that a presiding judge may consider; etc.

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Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom - Criminal Sentencing Hearings



2016-02-15HouseUnfavorable Report by Judiciary
2016-02-03HouseHearing 2/03 at 2:00 p.m.
2016-01-19HouseHearing cancelled
2016-02-03HouseHearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2016-01-15HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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