2013 Regular Session



Maryland Contributory Negligence Act

Sponsored by:

Senator DeGrange


In the Senate - Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Establishing that the common law doctrine of contributory negligence, as it existed under its judicially determined meaning on January 1, 2011, shall remain an affirmative defense that may be raised by a party under specified circumstances; and making the Act contingent on specified action taken by the Court of Appeals of Maryland.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators DeGrange, Glassman, Jennings, Klausmeier, Middleton, and Peters
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1156
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2013
Contingency - on a contingency described in Sec. 3 of the bill
Judicial Proceedings  Listen to Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Clerks of Court
Court of Appeals
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

October 24, 2017 1:10 P.M.