Maryland HB36: Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees, and Costs

This bill eliminates the authority of Maryland courts to impose civil fines or court costs against a juvenile found delinquent. 

You can read the full text of the bill here

Key Provisions
  • Repeals the authority of the court to order a parent, guardian custodian or child to pay a fine, fee or costs or a sum of money to cover the support of a child in connection with a delinquency proceeding..
  • Prohibits the court from making an assessment against a child, their parent, guardian or custodian for the services of an attorney in a delinquency proceeding. 
Delegate Erek Barron, Delegate Debra Davis, Delegate Shaneka Henson