ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS
The Judicial Proceedings Committee was established by the Senate in December 1831 as a five-member body first appointed in January 1832.
Miller Senate Office Building entrance, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, Maryland, January 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Committee is assigned legislation relating to civil rights; constitutional amendments; correctional facilities and services; criminal and civil laws, penalties, and procedures; family law; judicial administration and court structure; juvenile justice; law enforcement organizations; the legal profession; legal rights and immunities; public safety; real property, including landlord and tenant law; trusts and estates; and vehicle laws.
Eleven senators serve on this committee (Senate Rules 18; Code State Government Article, secs. 2-1103 through 2-1105).
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