MD SB250 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future SB33
Note: Carry Over of previous SB230


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 22 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-04-10 - House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Crutchfield, Shetty and Arikan)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "sexual contact"; and repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.

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Criminal Law - Sexual Crimes - Fourth Degree Sexual Offense and Spousal Defense


Roll Calls

2021-04-06 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 115 N: 18 NV: 4 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-22 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-04-10SenateHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Crutchfield, Shetty and Arikan)
2021-04-10SenateHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-10HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Crutchfield, Shetty and Arikan)
2021-04-10HouseHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-10HouseSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Lee, Carter and Hough)
2021-04-10HouseSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-10HouseSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-04-08SenateSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Lee, Carter and Hough)
2021-04-08SenateSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-08SenateSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-04-06HouseThird Reading Passed (115-18)
2021-04-05HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments {133823/1 Adopted
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-03-24HouseHearing 4/01 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-24HouseReferred Judiciary
2021-03-22SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-03-22SenateMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Adopted
2021-03-22SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-22SenateFavorable with Amendments {348373/1 Adopted
2021-03-22SenateFavorable 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

SB250 (Carry Over) 2021-04-10 - House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Crutchfield, Shetty and Arikan)
HB147 (Crossfiled) 2021-02-16 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
SB230 (Carry Over) 2020-01-17 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law3301(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3308(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law3318(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments