MD HB1158 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 9 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-10 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting a candidate who is defeated for the nomination for a public office from filing a certificate of candidacy as a write-in candidate at the next succeeding general election as a candidate for any office.

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Election Law - Candidate Defeated in Primary Election - Write-In Candidacy in General Election Prohibited


Roll Calls

2020-03-09 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 121 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2020-03-10SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-09HouseThird Reading Passed (121-13)
2020-03-05HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-05HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2020-02-10HouseHearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB390 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 552


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law10313(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5303(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5706(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments