MD SB246 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 223
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; limiting to 30 days or less the time period during which a cell site simulator may be used or location information may be obtained under the authority of a certain order; requiring cell site simulator use by law enforcement to begin 10 days after issuance of an order; providing that evidence obtained in violation of the Act is subject to the exclusionary rule, as judicially determined; etc.

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Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator


Roll Calls

2020-03-16 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 111 N: 21 NV: 0 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-05-08SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 223
2020-03-18SenateReturned Passed
2020-03-16HouseThird Reading Passed (111-21)
2020-03-14HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-14HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-03-14HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-12HouseHearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-21HouseReferred Judiciary
2020-02-20SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2020-02-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {728273/1 Adopted
2020-02-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-01-28SenateHearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
2020-01-28SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-21SenateHearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-20SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB499 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 222


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Procedure1203.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments