MD HB88 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-11 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Economic Matters Committee
Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a citation under certain circumstances; and providing a maximum fine of $100.

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Criminal Law - Alcohol Offenses - Civil Offenses (Decriminalization of Petty Nonviolent Offenses Act)



2019-02-11HouseHearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-02-11HouseHearing canceled
2019-01-23HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-01-18HouseReassigned to Economic Matters
2019-01-17HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters and Ways and Means


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