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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
MDHB421PassRequiring certain State agencies to make publicly available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting or, under certain circumstances, as far in advance of the meeting as practicable; requiring certain State agencies ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 202
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
MDSB363PassRequiring certain State agencies to make available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting; requiring certain State agencies to post on their websites meeting minutes not more than 2 business days after the minutes ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 203
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB408IntroRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with the State Board of Elections and the Maryland Association of Election Officials, to study the requirements to implement voting by mail; requiring a certain analysis to include inf...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB647IntroRequiring 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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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1003IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations establishing a program to inform certain eligible detainees in correctional facilities of upcoming elections and how the eligible detainees may exercise the right to vote; requiring that the...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
MDSB936IntroRequiring the State Administrator of Elections to exercise disciplinary authority over the local election directors for non-compliance with State rules, regulations, and policies; requiring a local board of elections to notify the State Administrator...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB707IntroRenaming the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators to be the State Board of Long-Term Care Administrators; establishing a license for assisted living managers; altering the membership of the Board; altering the qualifications for ce...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB41IntroAuthorizing the chairman or vice chairman of the State Board of Elections to seek injunctive relief against a violation of the campaign finance laws; repealing the authority of the Secretary of State to seek an immediate injunction against a violatio...
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2020-02-14
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB89IntroAltering the standards for certification of a voting system by the State Board of Elections to include a requirement that the voting system accommodate multiple methods of voting, including ranked choice voting.
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2020-02-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB22IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB426IntroRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with the State Board of Elections and the Maryland Association of Election Officials, to study the requirements to implement voting by mail; requiring a certain analysis to include inf...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1107IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1125IntroAltering 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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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1246IntroRequiring certain candidates for President or Vice President of the United States to file copies of certain federal income tax returns and written consent for the disclosure of those federal income tax returns with the State Board of Elections by 65 ...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1172IntroRequiring that the State Board of Elections conduct a certain automated software audit in collaboration with the local boards of elections; requiring the State Board, in collaboration with the local boards, to conduct a certain risk-limiting audit af...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1351IntroAltering 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; requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a c...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1379IntroRequiring 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; repealing a requirement that a local ...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB372IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB781IntroRepealing a requirement that an online platform maintain and make available to the State Board of Elections on request certain records regarding certain qualifying paid digital communications that a purchaser requests to disseminate through the onlin...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB947IntroAltering 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; requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a c...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB949IntroRepealing a requirement that an online platform maintain and make available to the State Board of Elections on request certain records regarding certain qualifying paid digital communications that a purchaser requests to disseminate through the onlin...
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2020-02-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB859IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections approved absentee ballot application to require the applicant to provide certain information; repealing a provision of law requiring a local board of elections to provide an absentee ballot by facsimile transmis...
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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB881IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB251PassAltering the deadline by which a certificate of candidacy for an office to be filled by a special election is required to be filed; establishing the filing deadline for a certificate of candidacy for a special election of a write-in candidate; provid...
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2020-02-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 10
MDHB34IntroProhibiting a foreign-influenced corporation from making a contribution to a campaign finance entity or making a donation to a person that makes independent expenditures or electioneering communications; prohibiting a foreign-influenced corporation o...
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2020-01-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB587IntroRequiring each treasurer of a campaign finance entity to be covered by a surety bond; and requiring that the surety bond run to the benefit of the campaign finance entity, secure the money of the campaign finance entity, be conditioned on the faithfu...
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2020-01-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB169IntroProviding that the General Assembly may authorize, by law, the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue certain sports wagering licenses; providing that a license may be issued only to the holder of a video lottery operation license or ce...
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2020-01-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB198IntroProhibiting certain persons from willfully or knowingly influencing or attempting to influence a voter's decision to go to the polls or to cast a vote for a particular candidate by publishing, distributing, or disseminating a deepfake online within 9...
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2020-01-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB58IntroProviding that the General Assembly may authorize, by law, the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue certain sports wagering licenses; providing that a license may be issued only to the holder of a video lottery operation license or a ...
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2020-01-20
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB87IntroProhibiting a foreign-influenced corporation from making a contribution to a campaign finance entity or making a donation to a person that makes independent expenditures or electioneering communications; prohibiting a foreign-influenced corporation o...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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