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Original
Chamber
1st
Reading
Referral
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2nd
Reading
3rd
Reading
Opposite
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1st
Reading
Referral
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2nd
Reading
3rd
Reading
Review in
Original Chamber
Passed Both
Chambers
Conf. Cmte
(if necessary)
To Governor
Title
Access to Maryland Courts Act
Sponsored by
Senators Carter, Smith, Feldman, Hayes, Lee, McCray, and Washington
Status
In the Senate - Hearing 2/19 at 12:00 p.m.
Analysis
Fiscal and Policy Note
Synopsis
Authorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in certain actions seeking to remedy a violation of a certain provision of the Maryland Constitution or the Maryland Declaration of Rights; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses to a prevailing defendant under certain circumstances; providing that the combined total of certain damages and certain attorney's fees and expenses awarded may not exceed certain limits on liability; etc.
Committees
Original:
Judicial Proceedings  
Details
Cross-filed with: HB0818
Introduced in a prior session as: SB1042 Session: 2018 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2019
History
Legislation History
Chamber
Senate
Calendar Date
2/04/2019
Legislative Date
2/04/2019
Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Proceedings
Chamber
Calendar Date
Legislative Date
Action
Text - First - Access to Maryland Courts Act
Proceedings
Chamber
Senate
Calendar Date
2/06/2019
Legislative Date
2/06/2019
Action
Hearing 2/19 at 12:00 p.m.
Proceedings
Chamber Calendar Date Legislative Date Action Proceedings
Senate 2/04/2019 2/04/2019 First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Text - First - Access to Maryland Courts Act
Senate 2/06/2019 2/06/2019 Hearing 2/19 at 12:00 p.m.
File Code
Subjects
Statutes
(   3-2201, 3-2202, 5-303 )
(   12-104, 12-109 )
Last Updated: 2/3/2020 2:34 PM