2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure
Sponsored By:
Delegates McDonough, Dwyer, Kach, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McMillan, Ready, and Stocksdale
Criminal Procedure - Bail or Pretrial Release on Recognizance - Requirement


Requiring, notwithstanding any other law or Maryland Rule, that a court or a District Court commissioner ask a defendant to provide information on the defendant's legal status in the United States before the court or a District Court commissioner authorizes the defendant's pretrial release on bail or personal recognizance; and authorizing the court or a District Court commissioner to consider the information on the defendant's legal status in deciding whether to authorize the pretrial release of the defendant.

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 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Herb McMillan, District 30
Delegate Justin Ready, District 5A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Aliens and Citizenship
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
District Courts
Pretrial Detention or Release

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Procedure
( 5-201.1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :