MD SB331 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB1039


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-03-29 - Favorable Rejected (16-31)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Repealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biological parent if the adoptee is at least 18 years old, may apply for a copy of certain birth and adoption records; requiring the Director of Social Services to develop and make available a certain contact preference form; etc.

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Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services


Roll Calls

2021-03-29 - Senate - Favorable Rejected (Y: 16 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2021-03-29SenateFavorable Rejected (16-31)
2021-03-25SenateMotion Special Order until 3/29 (Senator Smith) Adopted
2021-03-24SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-12-28SenateHearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB1039 (Carry Over) 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB999 (Crossfiled) 2021-02-22 - Hearing canceled


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law5321(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5339(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5351(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5359(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-19(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-35(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53A-42(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53B-21(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law53B-29(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-01(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-02(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law54B-11(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General4211(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments