MD SB46 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous SB554


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-12-28 - Hearing 2/04 at 11:00 a.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a killing from the crime of murder to manslaughter or an assault from the crime of assault in the first degree to assault in the second degree or another lesser crime.

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Crimes - Mitigation - Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation



2020-12-28SenateHearing 2/04 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB231 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-23 - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m.
SB554 (Carry Over) 2020-01-30 - Hearing 2/11 at 12:00 p.m.


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