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Original
Chamber
1st
Reading
Referral
to Cmte
2nd
Reading
3rd
Reading
Opposite
Chamber
1st
Reading
Referral
to Cmte
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 Smith, Muse, Lee, Madaleno, and Ramirez
Status
In the Senate - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 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: HB1270
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
History
Legislation History
Chamber
Senate
Calendar Date
2/05/2018
Legislative Date
2/05/2018
Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Proceedings
Chamber
Senate
Calendar Date
2/07/2018
Legislative Date
2/07/2018
Action
Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Proceedings
Chamber
Calendar Date
Legislative Date
Action
Text - First - Access to Maryland Courts Act
Proceedings
Chamber Calendar Date Legislative Date Action Proceedings
Senate 2/05/2018 2/05/2018 First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Senate 2/07/2018 2/07/2018 Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Text - First - Access to Maryland Courts Act
File Code
Subjects
Statutes
(   3-2101, 3-2102, 5-303 )
(   12-104, 12-109 )
Last Updated: 2/3/2020 2:36 PM