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MDHB366PassAuthorizing a judge of the District Court or a judge of a circuit court, on a finding of good cause, to recall an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner and issue a summons in its place.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 594
MDSB187PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 682
MDSB114PassAuthorizing 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; and providing that a p...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 620
MDHB240PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 681
MDHB89PassAwarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; providing that an inmate serving a sentence for a c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 365
MDHB126PassProhibiting 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 the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to June 30, 2028.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 364
MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDHB316PassExempting certain defendants placed in private home detention as a condition of pretrial release from the requirement to pay a monitoring fee if the defendant qualifies as an indigent individual or if a home detention monitoring device is provided by...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 597
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDSB201PassRequiring the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge if no charge in the case resulted in a disposition other than acquittal, dismissal, not guilty, or nolle prosequi, except nolle prosequi with a requirement of drug...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 680
MDHB231PassEstablishing 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
MDHB445PassAltering the circumstances under which a police officer is required to charge by citation for certain misdemeanor or local ordinance violations that do not involve serious injury or an immediate health risk; altering the categories of offenses for wh...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 370
MDHB477PassProviding the ways in which an application for a court order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator or obtain location information from an electronic device may be submitted to a judge; providing for the ways ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 392
MDHB882PassAltering the name of the Partial Expungement Workgroup to be the Workgroup to Study Partial Expungement; requiring the Workgroup to study and develop a plan and legislative recommendations for enabling the expungement of criminal charges that are cur...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 376
MDSB671PassAltering the circumstances under which a police officer is required to charge by citation for certain misdemeanor or local ordinance violations that do not involve serious injury or an immediate health risk; altering the categories of offenses for wh...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 371
MDSB874PassAltering the name of the Partial Expungement Workgroup to be the Workgroup to Study Partial Expungement; altering the composition of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to study and develop a plan and legislative recommendations for enabling the e...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 377
MDSB862PassAuthorizing a judge of the District Court or judge of a circuit court, on a finding of good cause, to recall an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner and issue a summons in its place.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 595
MDSB202VetoAltering, 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, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB515PassRepealing 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; authorizing a student who is a registered s...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 259
MDSB600PassProhibiting a law enforcement agency from receiving certain equipment from a program operated by the federal government for the transfer of surplus military equipment; requiring a law enforcement agency to notify the Independent Investigative Unit in...
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2021-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 132
MDHB193PassRequiring the State Board of Victim Services to develop a poster to notify a victim of the right to request a certain private room in a law enforcement agency or unit when reporting a crime, other than homicide, that primarily involves injury to a pe...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 85
MDSB484PassRequiring the State Board of Victim Services to develop a poster to notify a victim of the right to request a certain private room in a law enforcement agency or unit when reporting a crime, other than homicide, that primarily involves injury to a pe...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 86
MDHB238Engross

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Requiring, beginning October 1, 2021, the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge under certain circumstances; requiring a court to send a notice of the disposition of certain charges in a case and the date on which e...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB268Engross

Sine Die
Providing 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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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB383Intro

Sine Die
Providing the ways in which an application for a court order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator or obtain location information from an electronic device may be submitted to a judge; providing the ways in w...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB531Engross

Sine Die
Requiring a sentence for certain persons convicted of certain sexual abuse crimes to include a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB397Engross

Sine Die
Awarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to establi...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
MDSB71PassRequiring certain law enforcement agencies to require the use of body-worn cameras by July 1, 2023, for each law enforcement officer that regularly interacts with the public; requiring a certain body-worn camera to automatically record and save at le...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 60
MDSB494PassAuthorizing a court, when sentencing a minor convicted as an adult, to impose a sentence less than a certain minimum term; prohibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole or release for a minor; authorizing an i...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2021) - Chapter 61
MDSB23Engross

Sine Die
Exempting certain defendants placed in private home detention as a condition of pretrial release from the requirement to pay a certain monitoring fee if the defendant qualifies as an indigent individual under certain circumstances or if a home detent...
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2021-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB48Engross

Sine Die
Repealing 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 student who is a registered sex...
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2021-04-09
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Shetty, R. Jones and Thiam)
MDSB229Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting 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 the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to June 30, 2028.
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2021-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB409Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing a court, when sentencing a minor convicted as an adult, to impose a sentence less than the minimum term; prohibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole or release for a minor; authorizing a certain ...
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2021-04-02
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB46Engross

Sine Die
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 kil...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB471Engross

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Extending the due date to December 31, 2021, by which the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties is required to submit a report on certain findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly; and extending the terminatio...
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2021-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB270Engross

Sine Die
Requiring an assistant State's Attorney, with knowledge of the case, to meet with a victim of sexually assaultive behavior or the victim's representative within 20 days after receiving a request from the victim to meet regarding a decision by the Off...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB776Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the court to admit into evidence in certain criminal proceedings certain out of court statements made by a child victim or vulnerable adult victim subject to certain requirements.
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2021-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB222Engross

Sine Die
Repealing certain provisions requiring certain courts exercising criminal jurisdiction in certain cases involving a child to order the child to be held in a secure juvenile facility pending a certain determination; requiring a certain child to be hel...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB456Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each Office of the State's Attorney to collect and disclose certain information relating to prosecutions and office policies to the the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to determine the...
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1115Intro

Sine Die
Altering the required elements for murder in the first degree under certain circumstances; authorizing a person convicted of felony murder to petition for a review of a certain conviction under certain circumstances; requiring a court to hold a heari...
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1378Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the Secretary of Health from requiring a letter of exception for an individual to testify in a criminal proceeding who is qualified to perform forensic analysis and who is assessing data or an original opinion, interpretation, or conclusi...
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2021-03-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB3Engross

Sine Die
Altering, from 15 years to 20 years or the equivalent of 20 years considering certain allowances, the time period that inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for p...
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2021-03-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB489Engross

Sine Die
Adding misconduct in office to certain lists of crimes for which certain evidence may be gathered by interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB395Intro

Sine Die
Altering provisions of law relating to murder in the first degree; providing that a person who was a child at the time of the offense may not be found to have committed murder in the first degree under certain provisions of law; authorizing a persons...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB502Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each Office of the State's Attorney to collect and disclose certain information relating to prosecutions and office policies to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to determine the man...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1116Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that a child in custody be advised of certain rights before questioning; prohibiting any admission or confession resulting from the questioning of a child from being admitted into evidence except under certain circumstances; requiring that ...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB555Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a certain assistant State's Attorney, with knowledge of the case, to meet with a victim of sexually assaultive behavior, at the request of the victim, or the victim's representative, within 10 days after a decision to not file a charging do...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB617Intro

Sine Die
Providing that a person is not entitled to expungement of certain records if the court ordered the person to register as a certain sex offender in connection with the disposition of a certain charge or the person has not satisfied an obligation to pa...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB702Intro

Sine Die
Providing that a person is not entitled to expungement of certain records if the court ordered the person to register as a certain sex offender in connection with the disposition of a certain charge or the person has not satisfied an obligation to pa...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB963Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction of a closed against entry offense under the Natural Resources Article or regulations adopted by the Department of Natural Resources.
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2021-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
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