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MDSB101PassAltering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; prohibiting a recount under certain circumstances; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDSB15PassAltering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and ele...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 642
MDHB291PassAltering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable for the costs of the recount; providing that a per...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 624
MDSB163VetoAltering the procedures for the canvassing of and curing of errors on absentee and provisional ballots; repealing the requirements that a certain statement of election results be by precinct and that the local boards of elections publish copies of th...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB375VetoRepealing exemptions from the Open Meetings Act for certain independent and regional development units; establishing enhanced requirements under the Open Meetings Act for certain public bodies; and providing that a project site visit or educational f...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB862VetoAltering procedures for canvassing of and curing of errors on absentee and provisional ballots; repealing the requirements that a certain statement of election results be by precinct and that the local boards of elections publish copies of the comple...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB269PassRepealing exemptions from the Open Meetings Act for certain independent and regional development units; establishing enhanced requirements under the Open Meetings Act for specified public bodies; and providing that a project site visit or educational...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 346
MDSB239PassProhibiting 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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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 264
MDHB328PassRepealing restrictions on holding an election in a building used, owned, or occupied by an establishment that holds an alcoholic beverages license; requiring the State Board to adopt regulations regarding the use of a building or part of a building t...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 191
MDSB500PassAltering, from three to two, the number of members elected from each councilmanic district of Anne Arundel County to the Anne Arundel County Republican Party Central Committee.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 194
MDSB907PassRepealing restrictions on holding an election in a building used, owned, or occupied by an establishment that holds an alcoholic beverages license; requiring the State Board to adopt regulations regarding the use of a building or part of a building t...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 192
MDHB17PassEstablishing requirements for the solicitation of a recurring contribution for a political committee or a recurring donation for an independent expenditure or electioneering communication; and providing that the amount of any donation obtained in vio...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDSB158PassCodifying a requirement that a county pay its share of 50% of the State's costs to acquire and operate the uniform statewide voting systems; requiring that a county's share of the cost of acquiring and operating the uniform statewide voting system be...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 35
MDHB340Engross

Sine Die
Altering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and ele...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1012PassEstablishing the composition of the eight districts in the State of Maryland for the election of members to the United States House of Representatives; and requiring that a certain question be submitted to the qualified voters of the State if the Act...
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2022-04-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 16
MDHB683Engross

Sine Die
Altering, from three to two, the number of members elected from each councilmanic district of Anne Arundel County to the Anne Arundel County Republican Party Central Committee.
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2022-04-01
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB925Engross

Sine Die
Altering requirements for voting centers used in a special election conducted by mail in Prince George's County.
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2022-03-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB428Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting the State Board of Elections from approving a contract with an election service provider unless the contract includes a clause requiring the election service provider to report to the State Administrator of Elections if any stage in the m...
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2022-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB745Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Elections, in collaboration with the local boards of elections, to conduct a risk-limiting audit after each statewide election; authorizing, rather than requiring, the State Board, in collaboration with the local boards, ...
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2022-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB498Engross

Sine Die
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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2022-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1368Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a social media website from taking certain actions to censor the religious speech or political speech of a certain user; authorizing the Attorney General to bring a certain civil cause of action under certain circumstances; providing that...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB35Engross

Sine Die
Codifying a requirement that a county pay its share of 50% of the State's costs to acquire and operate the uniform statewide voting systems for voting in polling places and for absentee voting; requiring that a county's share of the cost be based on ...
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2022-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB352Intro

Sine Die
Altering the procedures for the canvassing of absentee and provisional ballots; requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations requiring a local board to notify a voter of a problem with a ballot envelope and provide the voter an opportu...
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2022-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB949Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that campaign finance reports are not subject to public inspection under the Public Information Act and may not be disclosed to a person other than the State Board of Elections or a local board of elections except under certain circumsta...
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2022-03-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1404Intro

Sine Die
Providing that voters are eligible for curbside voting under certain circumstances; requiring curbside voting be made available to all registered voters with disabilities; and establishing requirements governing curbside voting, including requirement...
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2022-03-03
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB329Intro

Sine Die
Altering the procedures for the canvassing of absentee and provisional ballots; requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations requiring a local board to notify a voter of a problem with a ballot envelope and provide the voter an opportu...
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2022-03-01
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB347Intro

Sine Die
Establishing processes and procedures for the election and recall of the County Superintendent of the Baltimore County public school system; providing certain qualifications and terms of office for the County Superintendent; and establishing minimum ...
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2022-02-28
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1281Intro

Sine Die
Establishing processes and procedures for the recall of an elected member of a county board of education.
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2022-02-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB989Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting absentee ballot envelopes, ballot/return envelopes, return envelopes, and envelope templates from including language or information that visibly identifies the party affiliation of the voter.
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2022-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB284Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each local board of elections to conduct a voter registration drive at least once each school year in each public high school in the county in a manner specified in an agreement between the local board and county board of education; and req...
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2022-02-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB65Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that if any early voting center is located within one-half mile of a fixed local bus route and to the maximum extent practicable, buses operating on that route allow passengers to embark and disembark at the entrance of the early voting cen...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB169Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Administrator of Elections to make arrangements with crematories, morticians, and funeral directors in the State to receive reports of names and addresses of individuals who were Maryland residents at least 16 years of age at the ...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB212Intro

Sine Die
Establishing requirements and procedures for the verification of signatures on absentee ballot applications and requests and absentee ballots; and altering the reasons for which local boards of elections are required to reject absentee and provisiona...
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2022-02-14
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB201Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each local board of elections to conduct a voter registration drive at least once each school year in each public high school in the county in a manner specified in an agreement between the local board and county board of education; and req...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1162Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a membership entity to require a member to donate to noncampaign political activity of the membership entity up to 25% of the total annual amount the member is required to pay as dues, fees, or other assessments as a condition of membersh...
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2022-02-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1125Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from authorizing or conducting a push poll unless during each call the caller provides certain identifying information; and requiring certain persons conducting push polls to have a designated agent in the State.
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2022-02-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1119Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to post aerial pictures on their websites showing the location of the electioneering boundary for polling places and early voting centers.
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2022-02-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1348Intro

Sine Die
Altering the timeline and process for conducting a manual postelection tabulation audit; and requiring that the official result of an election be altered to match the result by the manual audit if the manual audit finds that the vote totals produced ...
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2022-02-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1172Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting absentee ballot envelopes, ballot/return envelopes, return envelopes, and envelope templates from including language or information that visibly identifies the party affiliation of the voter.
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2022-02-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB879Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a candidate for judge of the orphans' court from appearing on the ballot in a primary election or being nominated by a political party or by petition; and prohibiting judges of the orphans' court from acting as an attorney during their te...
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2022-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB963Intro

Sine Die
Establishing signature verification procedures for absentee ballots and methods by which a voter may cure an unverified signature on an absentee ballot; and requiring a local board of elections to count an unsigned absentee ballot under certain circu...
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2022-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1089Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations specifying requirements for the secure storage and use of voter data for copies of the registered voter list; requiring the State Board to adopt regulations specifying procedures for the col...
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2022-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB939Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the State Board of Elections, local boards of elections, and municipalities from mailing an absentee ballot to any voter who has not requested an absentee ballot.
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2022-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1093Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "expenditure" to include reasonable expenses for certain caregiving services that a candidate incurs.
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2022-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB285Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the offense of willfully and maliciously destroying, injuring, or defacing campaign signs; and establishing the offense of willfully and knowingly obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over campaign signs under certain circumstances...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB329Intro

Sine Die
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 a parking lot, or carrying or possessing a firearm within 100 feet of a po...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB358Intro

Sine Die
Altering the candidates authorized to receive public contributions from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund to include candidates for State Senator and member of the House of Delegates.
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB413Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the imposition or application of a method for electing the governing body of a county or municipality that impairs the ability of members of a protected class to elect candidates of the members' choice or influence the outcome of an elect...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB532Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an election judge to establish a voter's identity by requiring the voter to present certain proof of identity; requiring a voter to vote a provisional ballot if the voter is unable to provide proof of identity; and prohibiting a person from...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB544Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from willfully or knowingly casting a ballot in a general election in more than one state in the same year.
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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