MD SB420 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future SB509
Note: Carry Over of previous SB704


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Vetoed on May 26 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-26 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Repealing the prohibition against a person using or possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance; repealing the prohibition against a person delivering or selling, or manufacturing or possessing with intent to deliver or sell drug paraphernalia under certain circumstances; altering a list of certain items that indicate intent to use certain controlled paraphernalia for certain purposes; etc.

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Criminal Law – Drug Paraphernalia for Administration – Decriminalization


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 28 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-12 - Senate - Motion Limit Debate (Senator King) Adopted (Y: 32 N: 14 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-09 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 38 NV: 4 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-24 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-22 - Senate - Floor Amendment 903928/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (Y: 19 N: 28 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2021-05-26SenateVetoed by the Governor (Policy)
2021-04-12SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (28-19)
2021-04-12SenateMotion Limit Debate (Senator King) Adopted (32-14)
2021-04-12SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-09HouseThird Reading Passed (95-38)
2021-04-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {462512/1 Adopted
2021-04-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-04-06HouseRereferred to Judiciary
2021-03-25HouseReferred Rules and Executive Nominations
2021-03-24SenateThird Reading Passed (31-16)
2021-03-22SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-22SenateFloor Amendment {903928/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (19-28)
2021-03-22SenateFavorable with Amendments {578176/1 Adopted
2021-03-22SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted
2021-03-22SenateFavorable with Amendments {578176/1
2021-03-22SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Ready) Adopted
2021-03-22SenateFavorable with Amendments {578176/1
2021-03-22SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-01-27SenateHearing 2/11 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-27SenateHearing canceled
2021-01-25SenateHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

SB420 (Carry Over) 2021-05-26 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
HB372 (Crossfiled) 2021-03-22 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
SB704 (Carry Over) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 3/03 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law5101(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5619(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5620(n/a)See Bill Text

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