MD SB147 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 7 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-14 - Hearing canceled
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from purchasing for, distributing, or selling kratom to an individual under the age of 18 years of age, except under certain circumstances; providing it is a defense in a prosecution under the Act that the defendant examined the purchaser's driver's license or other valid identification that positively identified the purchaser or recipient as at least 18 years of age; establishing that a violation of the Act is a civil penalty; providing for the issuance and prosecution of a civil citation issued under the Act; etc.

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Criminal Law – Kratom – Prohibited Purchase, Distribution, or Sale


Roll Calls

2020-02-07 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 35 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-03-14HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-12HouseHearing 3/24 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-10HouseReferred Judiciary
2020-02-07SenateThird Reading Passed (35-11)
2020-02-05SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-05SenateFavorable with Amendments {618874/1 Adopted
2020-02-04SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Hershey) Adopted
2020-02-04SenateFavorable with Amendments {618874/1
2020-02-03SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-01-13SenateHearing 1/22 at 3:00 p.m.
2020-01-10SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB283 (Crossfiled) 2020-01-21 - Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law5402(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments