2009 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Sponsored By:
Delegates Frick, Barkley, Braveboy, Bronrott, Feldman, Hecht, Kirk, Krysiak, Lee, Manno, Mathias, McDonough, Miller, Mizeur, Ross, Stifler, and Taylor
Commercial Law - Consumer Contracts - Prohibited Provisions


Prohibiting a person from including specified provisions in specified consumer contracts; prohibiting a consumer contract from waiving rights or protections provided under the Act; providing that a provision included in a consumer contract in violation of the Act is void and unenforceable; providing that a violation of the Act is an unfair or deceptive trade practice within the meaning of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and is subject to specifed enforcement and penalty; 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 Economic Matters
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
Favorable Report Adopted
Special Order 3/12 (Delegate Feldman) Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (136-1)
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 4/2 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Finance

Sponsored by:

Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Donna Stifler, District 35A
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Unfair Trade Practices

Bill affects the following Statute:

Commercial Law
( 14-1322 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 17, 2009: Third Reading Passed (136-1)