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MDHB40EnrollAltering the standard of proof by which the court must make a certain finding relating to the admission in evidence, during certain criminal trials, of a statement offered against a party who caused the unavailability of the declarant of the statemen...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB77EnrollRepealing a certain requirement that the Commissioner of Correction issue a certain identification card to an inmate on release from a correctional facility; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue an identification card that meets the re...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB138EnrollExpanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Ma...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB206EnrollAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB213EnrollAltering the circumstances under which a certain person may withhold the address or telephone number of a certain victim, victim's representative, or witness before a certain trial or adjudicatory hearing to apply to felonies or domestically related ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB246EnrollAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; limiting to 30 days or less the time period during which a cell site simulator may be used or ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB314EnrollEstablishing that certain provisions of law relating to confidentiality of juvenile records apply to all police records and court records concerning a child excluded from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court under a certain provision of law from th...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB406EnrollRequiring a physician, qualified health care provider, or hospital to provide a certain notice to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board regarding that services were rendered to a victim of an alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged c...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB637EnrollRequiring a State's Attorney to record certain information if a State's Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in-custody witness and to report certain information to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requirin...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB807EnrollProhibiting a criminal justice unit from presenting certain victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms or verbal agreements purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; proh...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB918EnrollAltering a certain definition of "serious offense" to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB985EngrossAuthorizing the State's Attorney to certify that a conviction was in error under certain circumstances; altering a provision of law to require, rather than authorize, the Board of Public Works to pay certain compensation to a certain individual who h...
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2020-03-18
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Smith) Rejected (29-15)
MDHB1336EnrollAuthorizing a person to file a petition for a partial expungement of certain criminal records under certain circumstances; establishing procedures for the filing of a petition for partial expungement; authorizing a person to file a petition for expun...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB1048IntroAltering a certain definition of "serious offense" to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.
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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed
MDSB1052EngrossRepealing a certain exception authorizing, under certain circumstances, a student who is a registered sex offender to enter onto real property used for public or nonpublic elementary or secondary education; requiring a county board of education to ad...
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2020-03-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB64EnrollAltering the standard of proof by which the court must make a certain finding relating to the admission in evidence, during certain criminal trials, of a statement offered against a party who caused the unavailability of the declarant of the statemen...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
MDHB49EnrollRequiring a jurisdiction that uses a pretrial risk scoring instrument to assist in determining the eligibility for pretrial release of an individual charged with a crime to have an independent validation study of the instrument conducted at least onc...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB83EnrollProhibiting the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of a District Court criminal case in which possession of marijuana is the only charge in the case and the charge was disposed of before October 1, 2014.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB262EnrollRequiring that the Maryland Department of Health have access to certain information maintained by the Judiciary about a criminal defendant who is subject to a certain examination, committed to the Health Department, or on conditional release under ce...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB573EnrollExpanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Ma...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB534EnrollRequiring a State's Attorney to record certain information if a State's Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in-custody witness and to report certain information to the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; requiring the Office to ...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB919EngrossAltering the elements of murder in the first degree to require that a certain murder be committed by a principal in the first degree in the perpetration of or an attempt to perpetrate a certain crime, rather than any participant in the crime; authori...
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2020-03-17
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB242EnrollAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB425EnrollRequiring a physician, qualified health care provider, or hospital to provide a certain notice to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board that services were rendered to a victim of an alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexu...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB499EnrollAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; limiting to 30 days or less the time period during which a cell site simulator may be used or ...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDSB922EngrossAwarding a diminution credit of 90 days to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; prohibiting an inmate who is serving a sentence for a certain sexual offe...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB64EngrossProviding that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB459EngrossEstablishing an affirmative defense to certain crimes if a defendant committed an act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of certain State and federal provisions of law prohibiting human trafficking; prohibiting a defendan...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB589EngrossAuthorizing a person to file a petition for a partial expungement of certain criminal records under certain circumstances; requiring a court to order that certain records may not be included on the public website maintained by the Maryland Judiciary ...
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB574EngrossEstablishing the Jobs Court Pilot Program in the District Court sitting in Baltimore City to reduce recidivism by offering defendants an opportunity to participate in full-time job training and job placement programs as a condition of probation, as a...
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB699EngrossRequiring the Maryland Judiciary Case Search, by December 31, 2020, to not in any way refer to the existence of certain records relating to certain charges entered before October 1, 2014.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB687EngrossAuthorizing a person to file a certain petition for expungement if the person is convicted of a certain misdemeanor involving driving while the person's license or privilege to drive is canceled, suspended, refused, or revoked.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB811EngrossProhibiting the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of certain records relating to certain cases.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1219EngrossAltering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2020, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1221IntroEstablishing that a record relating to a formal complaint of job-related misconduct made against a law enforcement officer is not a personnel record under certain provisions of the Public Information Act under certain circumstances; authorizing a cus...
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2020-03-15
Motion Special Order until 3/16 (Delegate Clippinger) Adopted
MDSB68EngrossRequiring a jurisdiction that uses a pretrial risk scoring instrument to assist in determining the eligibility for pretrial release of an individual charged with a crime to have an independent validation study of the instrument conducted at least onc...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB577EngrossProviding that a certain presumption may be rebutted if a certain commissioner or court finds and states on the record at a certain time that adhering to certain limits would create a certain risk to certain individuals; authorizing a certain commis...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB812IntroAwarding a diminution credit of 90 days to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; prohibiting an inmate who is serving a certain sexual offense from receiv...
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2020-03-14
Motion Recommit to Committee (Delegate Clippinger) Adopted
MDHB1575IntroProhibiting a criminal justice unit from presenting victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms or verbal agreements purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; prohibiting ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB82EngrossProhibiting a pretrial services program that receives a certain grant from charging a fee to a defendant for participation in the program; and extending the termination date of Chapter 771 of the Acts of 2018 to June 30, 2028.
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB488EngrossEstablishing 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 kil...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB627EngrossExtending the period of time after an offense was committed, from 3 to 4 years, during which a prosecution is required to be instituted for certain violations of State election law.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB653EngrossAuthorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; repealing a requirement that the cert...
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB989EngrossAuthorizing the court to impose, on a person convicted of a hate crime, a requirement to attend an anti-bias education program.
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB493IntroAuthorizing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to make an award if a crime or delinquent act directly resulted in damage to the property of a certain victim under certain circumstances; and requiring the Board to waive certain requirements if g...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1289IntroRequiring the Maryland State's Attorney's Association to develop and distribute to each State's Attorney's Office in the State a certain certification form; requiring a prosecuting attorney to request that a victim or victim's representative certify ...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1662IntroProhibiting the publication of an alias used by a criminal defendant and requiring the removal of data relating to an alias by the Administrative Office of the Courts on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search; authorizing a person whose name was used by ...
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2020-03-06
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1038IntroAuthorizing a court, when sentencing a minor convicted as an adult, to impose a sentence less than the minimum term required by law; prohibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole or release for a minor; author...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1322IntroProviding that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that a certain mass murder under certain circumstances constitutes an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury mus...
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1073IntroAltering the time period after which a court is required, under certain circumstances, to dismiss a charge of murder in the first degree against a defendant found incompetent to stand trial from 5 years to 10 years.
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
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