MD HB977 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-6)
Status: Passed on May 3 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-03 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 268
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the Maryland Department of Health to advance forensic science and carry out other duties as provided by law; renaming the State Postmortem Examiners Commission to be the Postmortem Examiners Advisory Committee; requiring and authorizing the Department and the Office to perform certain duties and powers previously performed by the Commission; authorizing the Department to contract with a physician for employment with the Office on a per diem basis; etc.

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Maryland Department of Health - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner


Roll Calls

2023-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-20 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-05-03HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 268
2023-04-06HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2023-04-04SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2023-03-21SenateHearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-03-20SenateReferred Finance
2023-03-20HouseThird Reading Passed (133-0)
2023-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {433127/1 Adopted
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2023-02-21HouseHearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-10HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General2106(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5301(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5302(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5303(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5304(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5305(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5306(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5307(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5308(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5309(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5310(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5311(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General5312(n/a)See Bill Text
State Personnel and Pensions23407(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments