MD SB542 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Unknown
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 631
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from selling an essential good or service for more than a certain increase in price during and for a certain time after a certain state of emergency; and requiring the Secretary of State to establish an electronic notification system by which a person may register to receive notifications stating that a state of emergency has been declared and an executive order issued, that the provisions of the Act are in effect, and the categories of essential goods and services that are covered by the executive order.

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Public Safety - Emergency Management - Consumer Protections Against Price Gouging


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Roll Calls

2023-04-04 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 97 N: 37 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2023-03-17 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 36 N: 9 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-05-16SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 631
2023-04-05SenateReturned Passed
2023-04-04HouseThird Reading Passed (97-37)
2023-03-30HouseSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-30HouseFavorable Adopted
2023-03-30HouseFavorable Report by Economic Matters
2023-03-20HouseReferred Economic Matters
2023-03-17SenateThird Reading Passed (36-9)
2023-03-17SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments {873429/1 Adopted
2023-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2023-02-10SenateHearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-03SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB775 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 630


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Public Safety141301(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety141302(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety141303(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety141304(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments