MD HB97 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Vetoed on May 28 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-28 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Establishing the Office of Statewide Broadband in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality broadband Internet service at an affordable price and has the tools necessary to use and take advantage of the Internet; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure all State residents can connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2026; establishing the Digital Inclusion Fund to support capacity building in the State; etc.

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Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)


Roll Calls

2021-04-10 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-30 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 115 N: 19 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2021-05-28HouseVetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
2021-04-12HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2021-04-09SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-04-09SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-04-09SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-04-02SenateRereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation
2021-03-31SenateReferred Rules
2021-03-30HouseThird Reading Passed (115-19)
2021-03-29HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-25HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
2021-03-25HouseFavorable with Amendments {703494/1 Adopted
2021-03-25HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2021-01-12HouseHearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB66 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-13 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 74


Code Citations

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments