MD HB1589 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 14 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-15 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring every employer in the State to allow any employee, rather than any employee who claims to be a registered voter, in the State a certain period of absence from work to vote in an election, rather than only on election day; requiring the employee to provide reasonable proof to the employer in a timely manner that the employee voted or attempted to vote; prohibiting an employer from taking certain actions against an employee who exercises the right under certain provisions of law to be absent from work to vote; etc.

Tracking Information

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Election Law - Time Off for Employee Voting


Roll Calls

2020-03-14 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 94 N: 35 NV: 3 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2020-03-15SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-14HouseThird Reading Passed (94-35)
2020-03-13HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-13HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2020-02-25HouseHearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-24HouseRereferred to Ways and Means
2020-02-13HouseFirst Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law10315(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments