2011 Regular Session


File Code: Estates and Trusts
Sponsored By:
Delegates Bates, Afzali, Aumann, Cluster, Frank, Glass, Jacobs, Kipke, Krebs, McDermott, W. Miller, Norman, O'Donnell, Otto, Parrott, Ready, Schuh, Smigiel, and Stocksdale
Orphans' Court - Change of Name to Estate Court


Amending the Maryland Constitution to change the name of each Orphans' Court in the State to the Estate Court; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.

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 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Jay A. Jacobs, District 36
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Charles J. Otto, District 38A
Delegate Neil Parrott, District 2B
Delegate Justin Ready, District 5A
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Estates and Trusts
Orphans' Court

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - IV Judiciary Department
( 1 , 3A , 4B , 8 , 18 , 18 , 18 , 20 , 40 , 40 , 40 , 40 , 41 )


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 :