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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
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
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
MDHB781PassClarifying that the charter or bylaws of a corporation may require that any internal corporate claim be brought only in certain specified courts; repealing the authority of certain corporations to effect a certain reverse stock split; altering the ma...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 779
MDHB1023PassAuthorizing the governing body of a condominium, homeowners association, or cooperative housing corporation, notwithstanding language contained in the governing documents of the Corporation, to authorize certain meetings to be conducted or attended b...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 524
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
MDHB1060PassAltering the manner of election for certain members of the Charles County Board of Education by specifying that members be elected from certain county commissioner districts; providing for the ballot requirements for a certain election; requiring the...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 404
MDHB2VetoAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board; requiring the D...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB894VetoEstablishing collective bargaining rights for certain community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection and certification of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing a cap of four on the number of bargaining units in ...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB648PassAuthorizing annual and special meetings of the members of an electric cooperative to be conducted in person, virtually, or both; requiring the members of the cooperative, by majority vote, to determine in the cooperative's bylaws how meetings may be ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 273
MDHB736PassEntering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134
MDHB1293PassEstablishing the West North Avenue Development Authority in Baltimore City to support the development and approval of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in the target area and the buffer zone; requiring the membership of the Authority t...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 80
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
MDHB71Engross

Sine Die
Repealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Bo...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1047Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB181Engross

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Altering the number of votes required, to a majority vote of the voting members currently serving, for the members of the Baltimore County Board of Education to elect a chair and vice chair.
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2021-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB202Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB247Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB656Engross

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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
MDHB655Engross

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Requiring an election of a county commissioner or members of certain county boards of education to represent a specific district to be decided by a plurality of the votes cast within that district; and applying certain provisions of the Act only to c...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1064Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting fixed Internet service providers and mobile broadband Internet access service providers, in the course of providing certain services and subject to a certain limitation, from blocking certain content, applications, services, or devices, o...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB741Intro

Sine Die
Removing the Deputy Director of the Maryland Environmental Service as a designated officer of the Service and instead authorizing the Board of Directors of the Service to appoint a Deputy Director to assist the Director in a certain manner; providing...
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2021-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1026Intro

Sine Die
Altering the membership of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to require 8 members to be elected and 4 members to be appointed; altering and establishing certain qualifications for members of the board; requiring one member of the board...
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2021-03-05
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB352Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the governing body of a condominium to convene at least two meetings each year at which unit owners have an opportunity to provide comment; requiring the developer of a condominium to appoint a unit owner, not otherwise affiliated with the ...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB300Intro

Sine Die
Providing that the fourth Tuesday in October each year is Maryland Voting Equity Reform Day.
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2021-03-01
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1345Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB339Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to alter the standards for legislative districts to prohibit the accounting for certain information relating to the voting history and party affiliation of certain individuals; and submitting the am...
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2021-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB398Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB629Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting student members of a county board of education from casting a deciding vote on issues before the county board.
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2021-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB835Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the Governor from renewing a state of emergency or catastrophic health emergency for more than 30 days without approval from the General Assembly by joint resolution or, under certain circumstances, by a majority vote of the Legislative P...
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2021-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1005Intro

Sine Die
Altering the number of early voting centers required in certain counties.
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB985Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to provide that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller are subject to a recall election; requiring that the recall of a certain State official be proposed by the filing ...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1020Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB1038Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB1140Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Elections to establish, by regulation, a process by which an individual may opt out of disclosure of personal information in the individual's voter registration record to any person other than an employee or a vendor of t...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1165Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that the manual postelection tabulation audit be completed before the certification of statewide general election results, rather than within 120 days after the general election; and requiring that, if the manual audit finds that the vote t...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1205Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Elections to submit a certain report to the General Assembly regarding the use of mail-in ballots in the 2020 presidential general election on or before July 4, 2021; and requiring the report to include certain informatio...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1228Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from removing, defacing, damaging, destroying, or preventing the correct operation of a ballot drop box; prohibiting a person from unlocking a ballot drop box except under certain circumstances; and providing that a person who vi...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB412Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Task Force to Study Increased Voter Participation to evaluate and identify policies that have the potential to increase voter participation, evaluate the impact of any policy changes on the integrity of the electoral process, and est...
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2021-02-05
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB895Intro

Sine Die
Requiring local boards of elections to establish separate precincts in continuing care retirement communities of 200 or more individuals who are at least 60 years old specifically to serve at least the residents of those retirement communities if a c...
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2021-02-03
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB955Intro

Sine Die
Repealing a provision of law requiring a local board of elections to provide an absentee ballot by facsimile transmission if requested by a voter; altering a certain provision of law to require a local board to provide an absentee ballot by the Inter...
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2021-02-03
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB767Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Montgomery County Council to adopt, by law, a ranked choice voting method or an approval voting method for elections for certain local offices; defining "ranked choice voting" and "approval voting"; and authorizing a local law adoptin...
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2021-02-01
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB690Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a certain agent of a voter to be a family member or member of the voter's household to pick up and deliver the voter's absentee ballot; prohibiting a certain campaign volunteer from being designated by a voter as a certain agent to pick up ...
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2021-01-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB694Intro

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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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2021-01-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB624Intro

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Repealing provisions establishing the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George's County public school system and establishing the powers and duties of that office; repealing provisions allowing four appointed members to serve on t...
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2021-01-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB544Intro

Sine Die
Rescinding the State's consent to enter into the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote and repealing the statutory provisions reciting the Agreement; repealing certain provisions of law relating to the nomination ...
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2021-01-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB423Intro

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Requiring each voter to use a ballot marking device that is accessible to voters with disabilities to vote at early voting centers and election day polling places to ensure that access is provided to voters with disabilities in accordance with a cert...
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2021-01-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB450Intro

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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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2021-01-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB493Intro

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Requiring, in counties that have fixed-route public transportation services, the local boards of elections to give priority to placing ballot drop boxes at locations that are not more than 500 feet from a public transportation station or stop and des...
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2021-01-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
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