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MDHB156PassRequiring a local board of elections to obtain input from large residential communities including institutions of higher education, continuing care retirement communities, senior communities, and military installations when establishing precinct boun...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 656
MDHB222PassRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that their voting rights have...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 734
MDSB283PassRequiring a local board of elections to obtain input from large residential institutional communities including institutions of higher education, continuing care retirement communities, senior communities, and military installations when establishing...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 657
MDHB206PassRequiring early voting centers to be open during the hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. during each early voting day.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 660
MDSB415PassRequiring 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 rega...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 733
MDSB525PassRequiring the Baltimore City centralized booking facility to provide a secure, designated ballot drop box for eligible voters in the facility and to monitor the ballot drop box 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; requiring the Baltimore City centralize...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 646
MDSB596PassRequiring early voting centers to be open during the hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. each early voting day.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 659
MDHB1048PassRequiring a local board of elections to designate ballot drop box locations; requiring each local board to submit the proposed locations to the State Administrator of Elections for approval; requiring a local board to ensure the security of ballot dr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 514
MDHB1343PassAltering the manner in which the members of the Anne Arundel County Republican Party Central Committee are elected.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 685
MDHB1350PassRequiring a treasurer of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, all disbursements for the entity; authorizing the chairman of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, disbursements for the entity under certain circumst...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 647
MDSB310PassAltering the circumstances under which a certain provision of law requiring a campaign finance entity to terminate and file a final campaign finance report applies; altering the time period within which a certain campaign finance entity is required t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 321
MDSB109PassMerging the Address Confidentiality Program and the Human Trafficking Address Confidentiality Program into a single Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State; expanding certain eligibility requirements for the Address Con...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 124
MDHB738PassAltering the deadlines by which a certificate of candidacy for a successor candidate for Governor or Lieutenant Governor must be filed under certain circumstances; altering the day by which a certain statement regarding certain statewide questions to...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 117
MDSB877PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any la...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDHB369Engross

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Prohibiting the State Board of Elections from approving a contract with an election service provider unless the contract requires the election service provider to report to the State Administrator of Elections if any stage in the manufacturing of a c...
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2021-04-12
Third Readings Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB424Engross

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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 rega...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB632Engross

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Prohibiting certain candidates from petitioning for a recount under certain circumstances; prohibiting a registered voter from filing a petition for a recount based on the certified results of a ballot question under certain circumstances; altering t...
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2021-04-12
Senate Requests House Recede
MDHB761Engross

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Altering the circumstances under which a certain petitioner for a recount is not liable for the costs of the recount; providing that certain provisions of the Act apply only to persons that accept public campaign financing under certain provisions of...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB224Engross

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Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that the individual's voting ...
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2021-04-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB683PassRequiring 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 loca...
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2021-04-10
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 56
MDHB1047Engross

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Requiring the State Board of Elections to complete a comprehensive report analyzing the election after each statewide election; requiring the report to be posted on the State Board's website and submitted to the General Assembly; requiring that certa...
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2021-04-10
Senate Refuses Recede
MDHB745PassAltering the number of early voting centers counties are required to establish; clarifying the process by which one additional early voting center may be established in a county in excess of the number of required to be established; and requiring a l...
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2021-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 43
MDHB759Engross

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Requiring the State Administrator of Elections to convene a Risk-Limiting Audits Workgroup to draft a plan to conduct a risk-limiting audit of certain contests after each statewide election and proposed legislation for consideration by the General As...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB746Engross

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Prohibiting the form and content required to be prescribed by the State Board of Elections for an envelope enclosing an absentee ballot from including language or information that visibly identifies the party affiliation of the voter; prohibiting bal...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1068Engross

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Requiring a local board of elections to count an absentee ballot and reject a provisional ballot if the local board receives a legally sufficient absentee ballot and a provisional ballot from the same individual.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1351Engross

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Requiring a campaign finance entity to initiate the transfer of a contribution made through a third-party payment processor from the account of the third-party payment processor to the designated campaign account of the campaign finance entity within...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1352Engross

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Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to electronically transmit certain lists of registered and forfeited businesses to the State Board of Elections in a certain manner and format by January 15 each year; requiring the Departmen...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB515Intro

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Prohibiting a person from preventing a candidate from accessing apartment buildings to campaign for elected office, register voters, or distribute campaign material, except under certain circumstances; authorizing a person to impose certain limitatio...
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2021-03-20
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB247Engross

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Requiring the training materials used by the program of instruction for election judges to include oral and written instructions in the various methods an election judge may use to accommodate voters in need of assistance; requiring the State Board t...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB202Intro

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Altering the procedures for the selection of presidential elector nominees; requiring certain presidential elector nominees and alternates to execute a certain pledge; requiring the Governor to certify certain presidential electors and make certain s...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB335Engross

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Providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to an individual who simultaneously holds an elected public office and is on the ballot for the national presidential nominating convention or holds the office of delegate to the national presiden...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB656Engross

Sine Die
Requiring that, if any early voting center is located within one-half mile of a fixed local bus route, buses operating on that route, shall, to the maximum extent practical, allow passengers to embark and disembark at the entrance of the early voting...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB827Intro

Sine Die
Repealing certain provisions of law governing the inclusion and counting of incarcerated individuals in the population count used after each decennial census for the purpose of creating congressional and certain legislative districting plans; repeali...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB10Engross

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Prohibiting a person from carrying or displaying a firearm on the premises of a privately or publicly owned building being used as a polling site during an election, including in a parking lot, or carrying or possessing a firearm within 100 feet of a...
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2021-03-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1145Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain guidelines for absentee voting provide for the verification of signatures on absentee ballot envelopes; requiring a voter to include certain documentation with an absentee ballot application; prohibiting an absentee ballot from...
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2021-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB1192Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain guidelines for absentee voting provide for the verification of signatures on absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots; requiring that certain absentee ballot applications and requests require a voter to indicate the vo...
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2021-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB340Intro

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Altering the circumstances under which an individual is not qualified to be a registered voter to include if the individual has been convicted of a certain violation of the election law and less than 4 years have elapsed since the date of the convict...
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2021-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB644Intro

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Providing that the State Board of Education shall appoint the State Superintendent of Schools with the advice and consent of the Senate; specifying the term of the State Superintendent; requiring an individual who holds the office of the State Admini...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB713Intro

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Prohibiting a person from willfully and maliciously destroying, injuring, or defacing a campaign sign that is on another person's property; establishing that a violation of the Act is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000, or imprisonment for not...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB766Intro

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Requiring each member of the State Board of Elections to have at least 5 years of experience in administering elections and have extensive knowledge of State election laws; establishing the position of Racial Equity Coordinator within the State Board...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB747Intro

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Altering the membership of the State Board of Elections; requiring certain members of the State Board to have expertise or experience in certain areas; providing for a nonvoting, ex officio member of the State Board; altering the duties of the State ...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB838Intro

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Requiring an election judge to establish a voter's identity by requiring the voter to present certain proof of identity; requiring the election judge to read the voter's name aloud; requiring a voter to vote a provisional ballot if the voter is unabl...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB831Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law to require the State Board of Elections to make all open meeting materials publicly available on its website before a certain meeting; altering the method by which a political party is determined for the purpose of ...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB619Intro

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Repealing certain provisions of law governing the inclusion and counting of incarcerated individuals in the population count used after each decennial census for the purpose of creating congressional and certain legislative districting plans; repeali...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB296Engross

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Prohibiting a person from using contributor information from any report or statement required under provisions of law governing campaign finance for commercial solicitation purposes; and prohibiting a person from publishing contributor information fr...
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2021-03-01
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1345Intro

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Requiring that a certain certification executed by an individual rendering assistance to an absentee voter be on a certain envelope instead of included in certain instructions; requiring the State Board of Elections to establish consistent designs fo...
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2021-02-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB398Engross

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Requiring every employer in the State to allow any employee who does not have 2 hours of continuous off-duty time when the polls are open up to 2 hours absence from work to vote in an election; altering the requirement that certain employees furnish...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1037Intro

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Requiring certain websites that practice political censorship to file a certain report with the State Board of Elections within 7 days after first practicing political censorship on or after October 1, 2021; requiring certain websites that practice p...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1038Intro

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Altering the membership of the State Board of Elections; requiring certain members of the State Board to have expertise or experience in certain areas; providing for a nonvoting, ex officio member of the State Board; altering the duties of the State ...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1020Intro

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Providing that voters are eligible for curbside voting under certain circumstances; requiring that curbside voting be made available to all registered voters with disabilities recognized under a certain federal law; requiring each local board of elec...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
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