MD SB251 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on February 3 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-02-03 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 10
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering the deadline by which a certificate of candidacy for an office to be filled by a special election is required to be filed; establishing the filing deadline for a certificate of candidacy for a special election of a write-in candidate; providing that a certain individual may not file a certificate of candidacy if there are 64 days or fewer before the date of the election; establishing a filing deadline for a certificate of nomination; providing that a certain judicial review be sought by a certain date; etc.

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Election Law - Special Elections - Calendar Revisions


Roll Calls

2020-01-30 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-01-24 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2020-02-03SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 10
2020-01-31SenateReturned Passed
2020-01-30HouseThird Reading Passed (133-0)
2020-01-30HouseMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted (131-0)
2020-01-30HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-01-30HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2020-01-28HouseHearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27HouseReferred Ways and Means
2020-01-24SenateThird Reading Passed (40-0)
2020-01-23SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-01-23SenateFavorable with Amendments {794437/1 Adopted
2020-01-23SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-01-20SenateHearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law11401(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5303(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5703.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law6210(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law8710(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law8711(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law9207(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments