MD SB220 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB485


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complete an antibias education program in addition to any other penalties imposed; requiring the University System of Maryland to manage the development of an antibias education program by January 1, 2023; etc.

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Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Protected Groups and Penalties


Roll Calls

2021-04-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 124 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-02-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-10 - Senate - Floor Amendment 653424/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 15 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
2021-04-05SenateReturned Passed
2021-04-02HouseThird Reading Passed (124-13)
2021-04-01HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-04-01HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2021-03-22HouseHearing canceled
2021-03-18HouseHearing 3/24 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-18HouseHearing canceled
2021-03-12HouseHearing 3/23 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-18HouseReferred Judiciary
2021-02-16SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2021-02-10SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-10SenateFloor Amendment {653424/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (15-32)
2021-02-10SenateFavorable with Amendments {203826/1 Adopted
2021-02-09SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
2021-02-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {203826/1
2021-02-09SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-12-28SenateHearing 1/20 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB128 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
HB485 (Carry Over) 2020-01-24 - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law10301(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10304(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10305(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10306(n/a)See Bill Text
Education12120(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments