MD HB687 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-3)
Status: Engrossed on March 18 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-04-05 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing a certain action may be filed at any time; and providing for the retroactive application of the Act to revive any action that was barred by the application of the period of limitations applicable before October 1, 2019, if the action is filed before October 1, 2021.

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Civil Actions – Child Sexual Abuse – Definition and Statute of Limitations (Hidden Predator Act of 2019)


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (135-3) (Y: 136 N: 4 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2019-03-13 - House - House Floor - Floor Amendment {563822/1 (Delegate Dumais) Rejected (3-131) (Y: 4 N: 132 NV: 3 Abs: 10) [FAIL]


2019-04-05SenateUnfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2019-03-21SenateHearing 3/28 at 12:00 p.m.
2019-03-18SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2019-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (135-3)
2019-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-03-16HouseFloor Amendment {563822/1 (Delegate Dumais) Rejected (3-131)
2019-03-15HouseSpecial Order until 03/16 (Delegate Wilson) Adopted
2019-03-15HouseFavorable with Amendments {172213/1 Report Adopted
2019-03-15HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2019-02-07HouseHearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments