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Courts - Concealment of Public Hazards (Sunshine in Litigation Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Morales


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Prohibiting a court from entering an order or a judgment that conceals information related to a public hazard; providing that confidentiality provisions that conceal information related to a public hazard are unenforceable; providing that a substantially affected person, including news media, has standing to contest an order, a judgment, an agreement, or a contract that violates the Act; providing that a person with standing may bring an action for declaratory judgment to contest a violation of the Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Morales, Sydnor, Anderson, Conaway, Cullison, Frush, Healey, Moon, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Proctor, Queen, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Tarlau, and Turner
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0528
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1460 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
News Media
Safety -see also- Cybersecurity; Occupational Safety
Statutes:Article - Commercial Law
(11-1201, 11-1205)
Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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November 28, 2017 12:58 P.M.