MD HB81 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB406


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-2)
Status: Engrossed on February 16 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-02-17 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extreme weather conditions" as temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees or during an active weather warning; making a violation a civil offense; applying certain penalties ranging from a warning for a first violation to a fine of up to $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense; etc.

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Crimes - Unattended Dogs in Extreme Weather Conditions


Roll Calls

2021-02-16 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 121 N: 9 NV: 2 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2021-02-17SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-16HouseThird Reading Passed (121-9)
2021-02-11HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-02-05HouseFavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-12-22HouseHearing 1/15 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB122 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-28 - Hearing 1/20 at 11:00 a.m.
HB406 (Carry Over) 2020-03-16 - Referred Judicial Proceedings


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law10623(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments