MD SB175 | 2012 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on April 10 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-04-10 - Approved by the Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting the use of electronic communication to maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys another under specified circumstances; changing the defined term "electronic mail" to "electronic communication" and altering the definition; and making violation of the Act a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

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Crimes - Electronic Communication - Harassment


Roll Calls

2012-03-28 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2012-03-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2012-04-10 Approved by the Governor
2012-03-28 Third Reading Passed (135-0)
2012-03-27 Second Reading Passed
2012-03-27 Favorable Report Adopted
2012-03-30 Favorable Report by Judiciary
2012-03-21 Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
2012-03-17 First Reading Judiciary
2012-03-27 Returned Passed
2012-03-16 Third Reading Passed (46-0)
2012-03-14 Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2012-03-14 Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) 583326/1 Adopted
2012-03-14 Favorable with Amendments 168979/1 Report Adopted
2012-03-13 Laid Over (Senator Pipkin) Adopted
2012-03-13 Favorable with Amendments 168979/1
2012-03-12 Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2012-01-24 Hearing 2/2 at 1:00 p.m.
2012-01-20 First Reading Judicial Proceedings


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