MD SB478 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB850


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 20 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-04-12 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Stating certain findings of the General Assembly; prohibiting the State or any local jurisdiction from entering into agreements facilitating immigration-related detention by private entities; prohibiting governmental entities from approving zoning variances or permits for the construction or reuse of buildings to house immigration-related detainees; requiring governmental entities to terminate existing contracts for the detention of immigration-related detainees not later than October 1, 2022; etc.

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Correctional Services – Immigration Detention – Prohibition (Dignity Not Detention Act)



2021-04-12SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-01-25SenateHearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB16 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-26 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
SB850 (Carry Over) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 2/26 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Correctional Services1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Correctional Services1102(n/a)See Bill Text
Correctional Services1103(n/a)See Bill Text

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