MD SB30 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-01-13 - Hearing 1/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing certain ransomware with the intent to use that ransomware for introduction into the computer, computer network, or computer system of another person without the authorization of the other person; establishing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both; applying the Act prospectively; etc.

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Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers - Ransomware



2020-01-13SenateHearing 1/14 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-13SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-08SenateHearing 1/14 at 3:00 p.m.
2020-01-08SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-03SenateHearing 1/14 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-08SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB215 (Crossfiled) 2020-01-16 - Hearing 1/28 at 1:00 p.m.


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Criminal Law7302(n/a)See Bill Text

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