MD SB202 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB817


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Vetoed on May 26 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-26 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Altering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions that provide that inmates serving a term of life imprisonment may be paroled only with the Governor's approval, subject to certain provisions; requiring a Maryland Parole Commission panel to determine by a vote of six of the members whether a certain inmate is suitable for parole; etc.

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Correctional Services - Parole - Life Imprisonment


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 30 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 88 N: 50 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-30 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 90 N: 45 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-22 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Floor Amendment 623521/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (Y: 19 N: 28 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Floor Amendment 493329/1 (Senator Cassilly) Rejected (Y: 19 N: 28 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Floor Amendment 283228/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (Y: 19 N: 27 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2021-05-26SenateVetoed by the Governor (Policy)
2021-04-12SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12HouseThird Reading Passed (88-50)
2021-04-12HouseConference Committee Report {293524/1 Adopted
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (30-17)
2021-04-12SenateConference Committee Report {293524/1 Adopted
2021-04-12SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
2021-04-12SenateConference Committee Report {293524/1
2021-04-05SenateHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Williams and Malone)
2021-04-05SenateHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-05HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Williams and Malone)
2021-04-05HouseHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-05HouseSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Carter, Waldstreicher and Hough)
2021-04-05HouseSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-05HouseSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-04-02SenateSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Carter, Waldstreicher and Hough)
2021-04-02SenateSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-02SenateSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-03-30HouseThird Reading Passed (90-45)
2021-03-29HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-29HouseFavorable with Amendments {702811/1 Adopted
2021-03-29HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-03-25HouseHearing 3/26 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-25HouseHearing canceled
2021-03-23HouseHearing 3/31 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-22HouseReferred Judiciary
2021-03-22SenateThird Reading Passed (31-16)
2021-03-19SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-19SenateFloor Amendment {623521/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (19-28)
2021-03-19SenateFloor Amendment {493329/1 (Senator Cassilly) Rejected (19-28)
2021-03-19SenateFloor Amendment {283228/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (19-27)
2021-03-19SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Smith) Adopted
2021-03-19SenateFloor Amendment {283228/1 (Senator Ready)
2021-03-19SenateFavorable with Amendments {328975/1 Adopted
2021-03-18SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Carter) Adopted
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {328975/1
2021-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-02SenateHearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-02-02SenateHearing canceled
2020-12-28SenateHearing 2/03 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

SB817 (Carry Over) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 3/05 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Correctional Services4305(n/a)See Bill Text
Correctional Services7301(n/a)See Bill Text
Correctional Services7307(n/a)See Bill Text

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