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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
MDSB263PassClarifying 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 780
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
MDSB686PassAuthorizing the governing body of a condominium, homeowners association, or cooperative housing corporation, notwithstanding language contained in certain governing documents, to authorize certain meetings to be conducted or attended by certain elect...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 523
MDSB749PassAltering 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 405
MDSB746VetoEstablishing 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)
MDSB202VetoAltering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB571PassEntering 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 135
MDSB561PassAuthorizing 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 274
MDSB2PassAltering 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 of Directors; re...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDSB783PassEstablishing 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 membership of the Authority to in...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDSB632Engross

Sine Die
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
MDSB224Engross

Sine Die
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
MDSB150Engross

Sine Die
Altering the number of members serving on the Baltimore County Board of Education; requiring the Baltimore County Executive to appoint one member of the county board within a certain period of time; requiring the Baltimore County School Board Nominat...
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2021-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB6Engross

Sine Die
Proposing 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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2021-03-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB25Intro

Sine Die
Providing that the fourth Tuesday in October each year is Maryland Voting Equity Reform Day.
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2021-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB10Engross

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 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
MDSB773Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to require each chamber of the General Assembly to designate its highest elected member within each party to appoint their party's members to standing committees in a manner that reflects the divers...
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2021-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules
MDSB340Intro

Sine Die
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
MDSB747Intro

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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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB831Intro

Sine Die
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
MDSB838Intro

Sine Die
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
MDSB906Intro

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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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB929Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the Governor from renewing a state of emergency or catastrophic health emergency for more than two 30-day periods without approval from a majority of the Legislative Policy Committee; authorizing the Committee to vote on certain requests ...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB36Intro

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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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB58Intro

Sine Die
Altering the membership of the local boards of elections to require that a majority of the members of the boards be registered members of the political party with the largest number of registered voters in the county, rather than being of the majorit...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB233Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain guidelines for absentee voting provide for voter access to information concerning the status of the voter's absentee ballot or absentee ballot application; prohibiting an envelope enclosing an absentee ballot from including lan...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB271Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ7Intro

Sine Die
Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment or amendments to the U.S. Constitution tha...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB575Intro

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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2021-01-27
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB39Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Maryland Department of Planning in coordination with the Maryland State Data Center to study, report on, and make recommendations relating to certain collateral consequences for individuals with criminal records; requiring the Departmen...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB29Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each local board of elections to send a vote-by-mail ballot to each individual who is registered to vote as the 21st day before the day of each election; requiring the State Board to establish a certain date by which the vote-by-mail ballot...
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2021-01-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB37Intro

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 voters list; requiring the State Board to adopt regulations specifying procedures for the co...
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2021-01-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB158Intro

Sine Die
Requiring every employer in the State to allow any employee, rather than any employee who claims to be a registered voter, in the State up to 2 hours absence from work to vote in an election, rather than only on election day; altering the requiremen...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB295Intro

Sine Die
Proposing 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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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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