MD HB88 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-0)
Status: Passed on May 25 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-25 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 578
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; establishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties to review penalites for violations in the Maryland Code and make recommendations regarding the current statutory scheme throughout the Code; requiring the Task Force to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31, 2020; etc.

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Criminal Law and Civil Offenses – Classifications


Roll Calls

2019-04-02 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (124-12) (Y: 124 N: 12 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2019-03-31 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-13 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (122-17) (Y: 123 N: 18 NV: 2 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2019-05-25HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 578
2019-04-08HousePassed Enrolled
2019-04-08HouseThird Reading Passed (124-12)
2019-04-08HouseHouse Concur - Senate Amendments
2019-04-08SenateThird Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
2019-04-05SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-04-05SenateFloor Amendment {443225/1 (Senator Hough) Adopted
2019-04-05SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2019-04-04SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2019-03-21SenateHearing 3/26 at 12:00 p.m.
2019-03-18SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2019-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (122-17)
2019-03-15HouseSecond Reading Passed
2019-03-15HouseFavorable Report Adopted
2019-03-15HouseFavorable Report by Economic Matters
2019-02-11HouseHearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-02-11HouseHearing canceled
2019-01-23HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-01-18HouseReassigned to Economic Matters
2019-01-17HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters and Ways and Means


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