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Courts - Concealment of Public Hazard and Sexual Harassment (Sunshine in Litigation Act)

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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; prohibiting a court from entering an order or a judgment that conceals sexual harassment except under certain circumstances; 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; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Morales, Anderson, Dumais, J. Lewis, A. Miller, Moon, Proctor, Sanchez, Sydnor, Waldstreicher, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Economic Matters
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.
Harassment -see also- Threats
Safety -see also- Cybersecurity; Occupational Safety
Sexual Offenses
Threats -see also- Harrassment; Violence
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Commercial Law
(11-1201, 11-1205)
Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(6-412, 6-413)

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March 8, 2018 10:39 A.M.