MD HB974 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 14 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-14 - Third Reading Passed (127-0)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act to revive any action that was barred by the application of the period of limitations applicable before October 1, 2020, if the action is filed before October 1, 2022; and repealing a statute of repose for certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse.

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Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Definition and Statute of Limitations (Hidden Predator Act of 2020)


Roll Calls

2020-03-14 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 127 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2020-03-14HouseThird Reading Passed (127-0)
2020-03-13HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-13HouseFavorable with Amendments {332815/1 Adopted
2020-03-13HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-02-06HouseHearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-05HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Chapter of the Acts2017(n/a)See Bill Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings5117(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments