MD SB449 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 30 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-04-06 - Rereferred to Health and Government Operations
Pending: House Health and Government Operations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring each official custodian to adopt a policy of proactive disclosure of public records available for inspection; authorizing the official custodian to adopt a policy appropriate to the type of public record, to reflect the staff and resources of the governmental unit, and to include publication of public records on certain websites; altering the composition of the State Public Information Act Compliance Board; requiring the Board to receive, review, and resolve certain complaints from applicants; etc.

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Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)


Roll Calls

2021-03-30 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-04-06HouseRereferred to Health and Government Operations
2021-03-30HouseReferred Rules and Executive Nominations
2021-03-30SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-03-29SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-29SenateFavorable with Amendments {824435/1 Adopted
2021-03-29SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-02-23SenateHearing 2/23 at 1:15 p.m.
2021-02-23SenateHearing canceled
2021-02-10SenateHearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB183 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 658


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
General Provisions4101(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4104(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4105(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-02(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-03(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-10(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-01(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-02(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41B-04(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4203(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4362(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A04(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A5(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A6(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A7(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4-1A8(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments