MD SB340 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 699
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from making or causing to be made a false statement, report, or complaint to a governmental emergency report recipient with reckless disregard of causing bodily harm to an individual as a direct result of a response to the statement, report, or complaint; and providing that a person who violates the Act, in addition to any penalties imposed, is civilly liable to an individual harmed by the violation.

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Criminal Law - False Statements - Emergency or Commission of Crime (Antiswatting Act of 2023)


Roll Calls

2023-04-04 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 132 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2023-03-17 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-05-16SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 699
2023-04-05SenateReturned Passed
2023-04-04HouseThird Reading Passed (132-0)
2023-04-03HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-04-03HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2023-03-22HouseHearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-03-20HouseReferred Judiciary
2023-03-17SenateThird Reading Passed (44-0)
2023-03-16SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-16SenateFavorable with Amendments {393828/1 Adopted
2023-03-16SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2023-02-10SenateHearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-30SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB745 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 698


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings38A-19(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law10307(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law9501.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments