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MDHB37PassRequiring the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in" ballots and absentee voting as "mail-in voting" in all communications; requiring the State Board and each local board to include in pub...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 36
MDSB145PassRequiring the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in ballots" and absentee voting as "mail-in voting" in all communications; requiring the State Board and each local board to include in pub...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 37
MDSB165PassAltering the nominating entity for four board members of the Industry Automobile Insurance Association to reflect the merger of the American Insurance Association and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America into the American Property Ca...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 61
MDHB216PassAltering the definition of "campaign material" to include certain material that is an automated or prerecorded oral communication.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 110
MDHB465PassRequiring certain persons that use a bot to publish, distribute, or disseminate campaign material online to another person in the State for the purpose of influencing an election to disclose in a clear and conspicuous manner on the campaign material ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 216
MDSB390PassProhibiting a candidate who is defeated for the nomination for a public office from filing a certificate of candidacy as a write-in candidate at the next succeeding general election as a candidate for any office.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 552
MDHB599PassRequiring the student member of the Baltimore County Board of Education to be elected by certain middle school and high school students in accordance with procedures established by the Baltimore County student councils.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 269
MDSB537PassProviding that publication expenses related to unofficial legislative newsletters may be paid by an authorized candidate campaign committee, rather than a campaign account of a campaign finance entity, of an incumbent under certain circumstances; pro...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 563
MDHB117PassAltering the nominating entity for four board members of the Industry Automobile Insurance Association to reflect the merger of the American Insurance Association and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America into the American Property Ca...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 60
MDSB744PassIncreasing the amount of annual compensation of the president of the Frederick County Board of Education, from $11,000 to $15,000, and of the other voting members, from $10,000 to $14,000, beginning with the commencement on December 6, 2022, of the t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 364
MDHB999PassEstablishing a process for an electric cooperative to operate as a member-regulated cooperative in a certain area; requiring a cooperative's board of directors to hold a certain meeting and forums and provide a certain notice and information to the c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
MDHB909PassIncreasing the amount of annual compensation of the president of the Frederick County Board of Education, from $11,000 to $15,000, and of the other voting members, from $10,000 to $14,000, beginning with the commencement on December 6, 2022, of the t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 363
MDHB1222PassRequiring, for fiscal 2021, the Department of Budget and Management to create two new State positions for the State Board of Elections for the purpose of employing staff to enforce campaign finance violations and ensure compliance with campaign finan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 449
MDSB222PassRequiring the Anne Arundel County Board of Education to elect a president and vice president from among its elected members at its annual meeting; establishing a term of 1 year for the president and vice president; providing that an individual who fi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 540
MDHB555EngrossAltering the time that a local board of elections may begin opening absentee ballot envelopes to canvass the absentee ballots cast in an election to before 9 a.m. on the Friday following election day instead of prior to 8 a.m. on the Wednesday follow...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB759EngrossAltering the manner in which the State Board of Elections is authorized to impose fees for the late filing of certain statements of contributions by persons doing public business; requiring certain persons who violate certain provisions of law requir...
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2020-03-17
Senate Requests House Recede
MDSB56EngrossRequiring that the signature page of a petition seeking to place a question on the ballot provide, under certain circumstances, certain information in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by an individual who has attained no higher t...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB10EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to require an individual appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy in the office of Delegate or Senator in the General Assembly to serve for the remainder of the term if the vacancy occurs after a...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB38EngrossAuthorizing a candidate to seek an immediate injunction against any violation of § 13-309(a)(3) or (6) of the Election Law Article by the campaign finance entity supporting the candidacy of any candidate for the same office.
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB33EngrossRequiring that certain required envelopes used by certain voters voting by absentee ballot to return their ballots include prepaid postage; requiring the State Board of Elections to reimburse each local board of elections for 50% of the costs of prep...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB129EngrossProhibiting 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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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB298EngrossAuthorizing the governing body of a county to establish a system of public campaign financing for an elected member of the county board of education; prohibiting a certain system of public campaign financing from financing the election of a student m...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB316EngrossAltering the method for filling a vacancy on the Frederick County Board of Education; specifying that an individual appointed to fill a vacancy serves for the remainder of a certain term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies except that un...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB362EngrossAltering the time that a local board of elections may begin opening absentee ballot envelopes to canvass the absentee ballots cast in an election to before 9 a.m. on the Friday following election day instead of prior to 8 a.m. on the Wednesday follow...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB568EngrossRequiring each correctional facility to disseminate certain written information directly to each eligible voter regarding voter registration, absentee voting, and certain applications and provide an absentee ballot to an eligible voter on request; re...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB613IntroAltering the candidates authorized to receive public contributions from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund to include candidates for Attorney General of the State and State Comptroller; requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a ...
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2020-03-16
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB927IntroRequiring a certain entity to register with the State Ethics Commission as a regulated lobbyist if, during a certain reporting period, the entity spends a certain amount for issue lobbying communications; requiring a certain regulated lobbyist to rep...
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2020-03-16
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Kagan) Adopted
MDSB91EngrossRequiring a correctional facility to provide an inmate who has completed a sentence of imprisonment for a felony conviction with a voter registration form before releasing the inmate; requiring a correctional facility to inform the inmate that the in...
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2020-03-15
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB142EngrossRequiring a chief election judge to give voting order priority to individuals with certain mobility problems, individuals assisting others who have mobility problems, or an individual accompanied by a child with a disability; authorizing certain indi...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB199EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB245EngrossRequiring the State Board of Elections to maintain a page on its website that includes clear information about voter registration and voting by students enrolled in institutions of higher education, including links to information on voting by absente...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB310EngrossRequiring Baltimore City, for the 2020 general election, to have eight early voting centers; and requiring one of the early voting centers in Baltimore City to be at Frederick Douglass High School, to the extent practicable, or within a one-quarter m...
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2020-03-15
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB392EngrossProhibiting the State Board of Elections from approving a contract with an election service provider unless the contract requires the provider to report to the State Administrator of Elections if any stage in the manufacturing of a component of the p...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB873EngrossProviding that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain individuals; prohibiting individuals from simultaneously being a candidate for a party office and an elected public office; and prohibiting individuals from simultaneously holding a par...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1589EngrossRequiring every employer in the State to allow any employee, rather than any employee who claims to be a registered voter, in the State a certain period of absence from work to vote in an election, rather than only on election day; requiring the empl...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB487IntroRequiring that, in a county that has fixed-route public transportation service, each early voting center must be located not more than one-quarter mile from a public transportation station or stop.
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2020-03-13
Referred to interim study by Ways and Means
MDHB437EngrossRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to electronically transmit certain lists of registered and forfeited businesses to the State Board of Elections by January 15 each year; requiring the Department to electronically transmit th...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB534EngrossAltering the definition of "responsible officers" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing elections to include, for an authorized candidate campaign committee, the candidate; requiring a candidate to appoint a chairman and treasurer on a ...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB538EngrossRequiring a treasurer of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, all disbursements for the entity; prohibiting the treasurer of a party central committee from approving, rather than making, a disbursement except under certain circumst...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB627EngrossExtending the period of time after an offense was committed, from 3 to 4 years, during which a prosecution is required to be instituted for certain violations of State election law.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB706EngrossEstablishing the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives; providing for the appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of Commission members; requiring the Commission to elect annually a chair and vice chair...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB951EngrossAltering the manner in which the State Board of Elections is authorized to impose fees for the late filing of certain statements of contributions by persons doing public business; requiring certain persons who violate certain provisions of law requir...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1380EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB207IntroExempting Baltimore City Community College from certain provisions of the State procurement law; requiring the Board of Trustees of the College, subject to review and approval by the Board of Public Works and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Ex...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB415IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for retention elections following an app...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB703IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of judge of a circuit court; providing for conteste...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB648IntroRepealing certain provisions of law concerning the composition of Democratic Party Central Committees in certain counties; requiring the members of each county Democratic Party Central Committee to be elected in accordance with certain rules and byla...
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2020-03-10
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Lam) Adopted
MDHB1094EngrossRequiring early voting centers to be open in elections during the hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. each early voting day.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1158EngrossProhibiting a candidate who is defeated for the nomination for a public office from filing a certificate of candidacy as a write-in candidate at the next succeeding general election as a candidate for any office.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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