2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Prior Year Introduction As: HB 144/08 - JUD Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 502
Sponsored By:
Delegates Cardin, Anderson, Carter, Schuler, and Simmons
Criminal Appeals - District Court - Stay of Sentence and Release


Requiring, in a criminal appeal from a final judgment in District Court, that the District Court stay service of a sentence of imprisonment and release a defendant under specified circumstances; authorizing the District Court to impose conditions for release of the defendant or deny release of the defendant pending appeal in accordance with the Maryland Rules; requiring the District Court to state reasons in writing or on the record for denying release; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Circuit Courts
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
District Courts
Pretrial Detention or Release
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Procedure
( 3-702 , 12-401 , 12-401 )


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