MD HB81 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 45
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Repealing the crime of sodomy; making conforming changes; clarifying that certain evidence is not admissible as an infamous crime; providing that a conviction before October 1, 2020, for sodomy may not be expunged under certain circumstances; etc.

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Criminal Law – Sodomy – Repeal


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 124 N: 4 NV: 5 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 45
2020-03-18HousePassed Enrolled
2020-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (124-4)
2020-03-18HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (44-0)
2020-03-17SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments {908475/1 Adopted
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-02-21SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-02-20HouseThird Reading Passed (133-5)
2020-02-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-18HouseFavorable with Amendments {722811/1 Adopted
2020-02-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-01-14HouseHearing 1/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB735 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-15 - Referred Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings10905(n/a)See Bill Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings3801(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Procedure10105(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Procedure111007(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Procedure11701(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law2201(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3321(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3322(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3602(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3604(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3809(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5701(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments