MD HB918 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering a certain definition of "serious offense" to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.

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Criminal Procedure - Office of the Public Defender - Definition of Serious Offense


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
2020-03-18HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (44-0)
2020-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-18SenateFavorable Adopted
2020-03-18SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-11SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2020-03-09HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-06HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-02-06HouseHearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-05HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB1048 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-18 - Second Reading Passed


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure16101(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Procedure16204(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments