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HB 1120 - Missing Children - Search Efforts and Collaboration (Phylicia's Law)
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Sponsor: Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Last Action: 5/2/2012 - Approved by the Governor - - Chapter 415
House Committee: House Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
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BILL INFO-2012 Regular Session-HB 1120
2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 1045
Sponsored By:
Delegates Carter, Alston, Anderson, Barnes, Boteler, Braveboy, Cane, Dumais, Haynes, Holmes, Kach, K. Kelly, Lee, Mitchell, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Proctor, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Simmons, Smigiel, Stukes, Tarrant, F. Turner, Walker, and Washington
Missing Children - Search Efforts and Collaboration (Phylicia's Law)


Altering a factor that a law enforcement agency considers when evaluating a report regarding a missing child; altering the requirement that a law enforcement agency institute appropriate search procedures to locate specified missing children to include the coordination of volunteer search teams; requiring the State Clearinghouse for Missing Children to publish specified information relating to missing children in the State; authorizing the Clearinghouse to maintain a list of organizations; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments {972717/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (137-0)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (118-0)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments {248473/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 415

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Search and Seizure
State Police, Department of
Volunteers -see also- Maryland Service Corps

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 9-402 , 9-403 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 972717/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 3:51 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 248473/01     Offered on: April 6, 2012   at: 12:32 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 22, 2012: Third Reading Passed (137-0)
April 3, 2012: Third Reading Passed (118-0)
April 1, 2012: Third Reading Passed (47-0)