1998 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 280
Sponsored By:
Delegate Vallario (Task Force to Examine Maryland's Crime Victims' Rights Laws) and Delegates Barve, Bobo, Bonsack, Brinkley, E. Burns, M. Burns, Cadden, Comeau, Conroy, Conway, Crumlin, Cryor, Curran, DeCarlo, Dewberry, Donoghue, Doory, Dypski, Edwards, Exum, Faulkner, Finifter, Frush, Fulton, Hammen, Harkins, Harrison, Healey, Hecht, Heller, Hixson, Howard, Hubbard, B. Hughes, Hutchins, Jacobs, Kach, Kelly, Klausmeier, Klima, Leopold, Linton, Love, McIntosh, McKee, Menes, Minnick, Mohorovic, Morhaim, O'Donnell, Owings, Palumbo, Perry, Petzold, Pitkin, Preis, Proctor, Rawlings, Redmer, Rudolph, Rzepkowski, Schade, Snodgrass, and Workman
Criminal Sentencing - Judicial Review Panels - Victim Notification


Modifying the procedures a judicial review panel uses for reviewing a defendant's sentence; providing that the panel need not hold a hearing under certain circumstances; providing that a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole may not be increased to death by a judicial review panel; requiring specified persons to be notified before the panel alters a sentence; allowing a victim or a representative to attend the proceedings and address the panel under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Judiciary
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (135-0)
Return Passed
Governor vetoed - Cross-filed bill was signed
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Sponsored by:
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack, District 34
Delegate David R. Brinkley, District 4A
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Michael W. Burns, District 32
Delegate Joan Cadden, District 31
Delegate Michael G. Comeau, District 35A
Delegate Mary A. Conroy, District 23
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38
Crime Victims' Rights Laws, T. F. to Examine MD's
Delegate Michael A. Crumlin, District 25
Delegate Jean B. Cryor, District 15
Delegate Gerald J. Curran, District 43
Delegate Diane DeCarlo, District 6
Delegate Thomas E. Dewberry, District 47B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Cornell N. Dypski, District 46
Delegate George C. Edwards, District 1A
Delegate Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Delegate Patricia Anne Faulkner, District 14A
Delegate Michael J. Finifter, District 11
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tony Edward Fulton, District 40
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate James M. Harkins, District 35A
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22A
Delegate Sue C. Hecht, District 3
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23
Delegate Brenda B. Hughes, District 25
Delegate Thomas E. Hutchins, District 28
Delegate Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Delegate A. Wade Kach, District 9A
Delegate James M. Kelly, District 9B
Delegate Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Delegate Martha S. Klima, District 9A
Delegate John R. Leopold, District 31
Delegate Samuel C. Linton, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh, District 42
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Pauline H. Menes, District 21
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 7
Delegate Jacob J. Mohorovic, Jr., District 7
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate George W. Owings, III, District 27B
Delegate Richard A. Palumbo, District 22A
Delegate Marsha G. Perry, District 33
Delegate Carol Stoker Petzold, District 19
Delegate Joan B. Pitkin, District 23
Delegate Mary Louise Preis, District 34
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Howard P. Rawlings, District 40
Delegate Alfred W. Redmer, Jr., District 8
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 35B
Delegate James E. Rzepkowski, District 32
Delegate Victoria L. Schade, District 31
Delegate Louise V. Snodgrass, District 3
Delegate Betty Workman, District 1B
Bill indexed under the following Subjects:
Bill affects the following Statutes:
Article - 27 Crimes and Punishments
( 645JC , 645JE )


Bill Text: First Reading (PDF), Third Reading (PDF), Enrolled
Fiscal Note: Available (PDF)

Amendments: None offered
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 13, 1998: Third Reading Passed (135-0)
April 8, 1998: Third Reading Passed (47-0)