MD SB330 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)
Status: Introduced on January 22 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-29 - Hearing 2/12 at 12:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Eliminating, as a defense, the common law doctrine known as the fireman's rule, which prevents a safety officer from recovering damages for injuries the officer sustained under certain circumstances, or any similar rule that denies a safety officer recovery in an action at law or authorized by statute based on certain circumstances; and establishing that the Act does not affect certain other defenses, privileges, immunities, or rights.

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Civil Actions - Defenses - Fireman's Rule



2020-01-29SenateHearing 2/12 at 12:00 p.m.
2020-01-29SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-24SenateHearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-22SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings


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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings5644(n/a)See Bill Text

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