MD HB555 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 6 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - Third Reading Passed (45-0)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the time that a local board of elections may begin opening absentee ballot envelopes to canvass the absentee ballots cast in an election to before 9 a.m. on the Friday following election day instead of prior to 8 a.m. on the Wednesday following election day; and prohibiting the use of a wireless wide area network to transmit data from certain electronic poll books to the State Board of Elections or the local boards of elections during an election that is held before January 1, 2021.

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Election Administration – Absentee Ballot Canvass and Moratorium on Use of Wireless Network


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-06 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {834535/1 Adopted
2020-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-09SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-06HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2020-03-04HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-04HouseFloor Amendment {223526/1 (Delegate Mosby) Adopted
2020-03-04HouseMotion Reconsider Second Reading (Delegate Mosby) Adopted
2020-03-03HouseMotion Special Order until 3/4 (Delegate Mosby) Adopted
2020-02-28HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-02-28HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2020-01-28HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB362 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-16 - Hearing canceled


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law11302(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments