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Legislation


2006 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 48

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1220/05 - JUD Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 262
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dwyer, Bates, Cadden, Cluster, Donoghue, Edwards, Elliott, Frank, Gilleland, Glassman, Haddaway, Impallaria, Kach, Krebs, Leopold, McConkey, McDonough, McMillan, Miller, Myers, O'Donnell, Parrott, Shank, Shewell, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, Stull, Trueschler, Weir, Weldon, and Wood
Entitled:
Maryland's Marriage Protection Act

Synopsis:

Adding a new section to the Maryland Constitution to establish that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid in the State; establishing that specified unions or relationships between individuals of the same sex are not valid in the State and are against the public policy of the State; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative Date

House Action
9/20
Pre-filed
1/11
First Reading Judiciary
1/19
Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
1/24
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 1/31 at 1:30 p.m.
2/3
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Joan Cadden, District 31
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate George C. Edwards, District 1A
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Terry R. Gilleland, Jr., District 32
Delegate Barry Glassman, District 35A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate John R. Leopold, District 31
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Herb McMillan, District 30
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Joanne S. Parrott, District 35A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate John G. Trueschler, District 42
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
FAMILY LAW -see also- ADOPTION; ANNULMENT; DIVORCE; etc
MARRIAGE
REFERENDUM
SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - XV Miscellaneous
( 8 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered