2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure
Sponsored By:
Delegates McDonough, Boteler, Frank, Kach, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, and Minnick
Citizens Rights Act


Authorizing law enforcement officers in the State who are authorized to do so by the federal government to verify the immigration status of specified persons; requiring police officers who encounter and detain in the normal course of their duties an individual who the police officer determines is an undocumented alien to inform a specified federal agency as soon as possible; prohibiting law enforcement officers from considering race, color, or national origin in implementing a specified provision of the Act, with an exception; 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 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Aliens and Citizenship
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Correction, Division of
Correctional Officers
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Drivers' Licenses
Federal Government
Food Stamps
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Local Government Mandates
Motor Vehicle Administration
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pretrial Detention or Release
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Rules and Regulations
Social Services -see also- Welfare
State Aid
Welfare -see also- Social Services
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Correctional Services
( 9-614 )
Criminal Law
( 9-901 , 9-902 , 9-903 , 9-904 )
Criminal Procedure
( 2-108 , 2-202 , 5-202 )
Article - 41 Governor - Executive and Administrative Departments
( 4-405 )
Public Safety
( 3-508 , 3-509 )
State Government
( 8-502.1 , 10-1301 , 10-1302 , 10-1303 , 10-1304 , 10-1305 , 10-1306 , 10-1307 , 10-1308 )
( 16-122 )


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 :