MD SB144 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Passed on May 13 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-13 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 421
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Authorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim of qualifying criminal activity or the victim's parent, guardian, or next friend to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification under certain circumstances; providing the certifying entity must certify or decline certification of the form within 90 days of receiving a certain request; providing that a certifying entity or official is immune from certain criminal or civil liability; etc.

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Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness


Roll Calls

2019-03-29 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (109-23) (Y: 109 N: 23 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2019-03-16 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (45-1) (Y: 46 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2019-05-13SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 421
2019-04-08SenateReturned Passed
2019-04-05HouseThird Reading Passed (109-23)
2019-04-03HouseSecond Reading Passed
2019-04-03HouseFavorable Report Adopted
2019-04-03HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2019-03-19HouseHearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-03-19HouseFirst Reading Judiciary
2019-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (45-1)
2019-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {478078/1 Report Adopted
2019-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2019-01-23SenateHearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-01-21SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings


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Bill Comments