MD HB222 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB568


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 734
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that their voting rights have been restored; requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations establishing a program to inform eligible voters of upcoming elections and how to exercise the right to vote; requiring the State Board to report to certain committees of the General Assembly by January 15 each year; etc.

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Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 98 N: 41 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-04-10 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 34 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-22 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 39 NV: 2 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-20 - House - Floor Amendment 733327/1 (Delegate Mautz) Rejected (Y: 43 N: 85 NV: 7 Abs: 6) [FAIL]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 734
2021-04-12HousePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12HouseThird Reading Passed (98-41)
2021-04-12HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2021-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (34-11)
2021-04-09SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {794337/1 Adopted
2021-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-22SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-22HouseThird Reading Passed (95-39)
2021-03-20HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-20HouseFloor Amendment {733327/1 (Delegate Mautz) Rejected (43-85)
2021-03-20HouseMotion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Mautz) Adopted
2021-03-20HouseFavorable with Amendments {705061/1 Adopted
2021-03-19HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2020-12-22HouseHearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (Ways and Means)
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means and Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB568 (Carry Over) 2020-03-16 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Judicial Proceedings
SB224 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-10 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Correctional Services2501(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law1303.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law3102(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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