MD SB670 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB551


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 598
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Increasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage and ratification of a certain constitutional amendment.

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Courts - Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 42 N: 4 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 100 N: 35 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 42 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
2021-04-12SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (42-4)
2021-04-12SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (100-35)
2021-04-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-09HouseMotion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Clippinger) Adopted
2021-04-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {422418/1 Adopted
2021-04-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-03-23HouseHearing 3/31 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-17HouseReferred Judiciary
2021-03-16SenateThird Reading Passed (42-5)
2021-03-12SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-03-12SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-03-11SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-09SenateHearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-02-09SenateHearing canceled
2021-02-04SenateHearing 2/24 at 12:00 p.m.
2021-02-03SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB899 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-12 - Rereferred to Judicial Proceedings
SB551 (Carry Over) 2020-01-30 - Hearing 2/18 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings4402(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments