MD SB432 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 412
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring a publisher who offers to license an electronic literary product to the public to also offer to license the electronic literary product to public libraries in the State on reasonable terms that would enable public libraries to provide library users with access to the electronic literary product; authorizing the license terms authorizing public libraries to provide access to electronic literary products to include certain limitations; defining "electronic literary product"; etc.

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Public Libraries - Electronic Literary Product Licenses - Access


Roll Calls

2021-04-05 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 130 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2021-03-02 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 412
2021-04-05SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-05SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-05SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-02HouseThird Reading Passed (130-0)
2021-04-02HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-02HouseFavorable with Amendments {125169/1 Adopted
2021-04-02HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2021-03-12HouseHearing 3/24 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-03HouseReferred Ways and Means
2021-03-02SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2021-02-26SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-26SenateFavorable with Amendments {164235/1 Adopted
2021-02-26SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-01-21SenateHearing 2/11 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB518 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 411


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education23701(n/a)See Bill Text
Education23702(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments