MD SB683 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB333


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on April 10 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-04-10 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 56
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring a local board of elections to designate the locations of ballot drop boxes in accordance with certain factors; requiring each local board to submit proposed ballot drop box locations to the State Administrator of Elections; requiring a local board to ensure the security of ballot drop boxes; requiring that certain guidelines for absentee voting established by the State Board provide for a permanent absentee ballot list; prohibiting canvassing, electioneering, or posting campaign material on a ballot drop box; etc.

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Election Law - Voting - Permanent Absentee Ballot List, Ballot Drop Boxes, and Reports


Roll Calls

2021-04-02 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 32 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-01 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 40 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2021-04-01 - House - Floor Amendment 253726/1 (Delegate M. Fisher) Rejected (Y: 41 N: 94 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [FAIL]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-18 - Senate - Floor Amendment 803728/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (Y: 14 N: 31 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2021-03-18 - Senate - Floor Amendment 963725/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 15 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-03-18 - Senate - Floor Amendment 873029/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 15 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2021-04-10SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 56
2021-04-02SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-02SenateThird Reading Passed (32-15)
2021-04-02SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-01HouseThird Reading Passed (95-40)
2021-04-01HouseFloor Amendment {253726/1 (Delegate M. Fisher) Rejected (41-94)
2021-04-01HouseMotion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate M. Fisher) Adopted
2021-04-01HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-01HouseFavorable with Amendments {515369/1 Adopted
2021-03-31HouseFavorable 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 (31-14)
2021-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {803728/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (14-31)
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {803626/1 (Senator Ready) Withdrawn
2021-03-18SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {803626/1 (Senator Ready)
2021-03-18SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {803626/1 (Senator Ready)
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {963725/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (15-32)
2021-03-18SenateFloor Amendment {873029/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (15-32)
2021-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {374235/1 Adopted
2021-03-17SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Ready) Adopted
2021-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments {374235/1
2021-03-16SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-03-03SenateHearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-03-03SenateHearing canceled
2021-02-12SenateHearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-02-03SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

SB333 (Carry Over) 2019-02-25 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law2304(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law9303(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law9310(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law9311.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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