The ACLU of Maryland urges a favorable report on HB 111 / SB 233, which would require courts to specify the date on which a defendant who has been found incompetent to stand trial or not criminally responsible must be committed to a health care facility.  The bill also creates a rebuttable presumption of contempt if the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) fails to comply with the court order, and allows the court to impose fines and other sanctions.

Sponsors

Delegates Barron, Lierman, Dumais, and Angel, Senator Middleton

Status

Won: new law

Session

2018

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