MD SB29 | 2022 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB173


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 14 2022 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2022-04-04 - House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Bartlett and Shetty)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 years from marrying; and authorizing a minor to file an action to divorce and deeming a minor emancipated for the limited purpose of obtaining a divorce.

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Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements


Roll Calls

2022-03-31 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 113 N: 21 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2022-02-14 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2022-02-10 - Senate - Floor Amendment 403321/1 (Senator Washington) Rejected (Y: 16 N: 28 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [FAIL]


2022-04-04SenateHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Bartlett and Shetty)
2022-04-04SenateHouse Refuses Recede
2022-04-01HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Bartlett and Shetty)
2022-04-01HouseHouse Refuses Recede
2022-04-01HouseSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Smith, Carter and Hough)
2022-04-01HouseSenate Requests House Recede
2022-04-01HouseSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2022-04-01SenateSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Smith, Carter and Hough)
2022-04-01SenateSenate Requests House Recede
2022-04-01SenateSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2022-03-31HouseThird Reading Passed (113-21)
2022-03-29HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2022-03-29HouseFavorable with Amendments {913229/1 Adopted
2022-03-29HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2022-03-28HouseHearing canceled
2022-03-28HouseHearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-03-16HouseHearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-02-17HouseReferred Judiciary
2022-02-14SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2022-02-10SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2022-02-10SenateFloor Amendment {403321/1 (Senator Washington) Rejected (16-28)
2022-02-10SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2022-02-09SenateMotion Special Order until 2/10 (Senator Washington) Adopted
2022-02-09SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2022-02-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {303424/1
2022-02-08SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2022-01-10SenateHearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-01-12SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB83 (Crossfiled) 2022-04-21 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 175
SB173 (Carry Over) 2020-12-28 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law2301(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law7108(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments