MD SB415 | 2021 | Regular Session


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 733
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to make a certain determination regarding the balance of the Fair Campaign Financing Fund on or before a certain date in certain years; requiring the Governor, in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $4,000,000 to the Fund; etc.

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Public Financing Act - Matching Fund Revisions (Maryland Fair Elections Act)


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 43 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 98 N: 38 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 39 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 733
2021-04-12SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (43-3)
2021-04-12SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (98-38)
2021-04-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-08HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
2021-04-08HouseFavorable with Amendments {785664/1 Adopted
2021-04-08HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2021-03-20HouseHearing 3/30 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-20HouseReferred Ways and Means
2021-03-19SenateThird Reading Passed (39-6)
2021-03-19SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-19SenateFavorable with Amendments {304235/1 Adopted
2021-03-18SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {304235/1
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-02-02SenateHearing 2/18 at 11:00 a.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2021-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation

Same As/Similar To

HB424 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-12 - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law13235(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15102(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15103(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15104(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15104.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15105(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15106(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15107(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15108(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15109(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15110(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15111(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law15113(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments