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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
MDHB1300VetoRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's education system to the levels of high-performing systems around the world; establishing a method fo...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDHB268EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal the requirement that a candidate for Governor who seeks nomination in a primary election designate a candidate for Lieutenant Governor at the time of filing a certificate of candidacy; req...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
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
MDHB197IntroRequiring an election judge to establish a voter's identity and verify the voter's address if the voter seeks to vote a regular ballot; requiring an election judge to qualify a voter by requesting the voter to present a current government-issued phot...
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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
MDSB1000IntroRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of high-performing systems ar...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
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
MDHB1314IntroRequiring 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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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
MDHB953IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Transportation 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
MDSB396IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal the requirement that a candidate for Governor who seeks nomination in a primary election designate a candidate for Lieutenant Governor at the time of filing a certificate of candidacy; req...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB800IntroProhibiting a person from willfully or knowingly casting a ballot in a general election in more than one location in the same year.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB757IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
MDSB596IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection, election, tenure, and continuance in office of a judge of an appellate court or a circuit court; altering the methods for filling vacancies in the offices of such judges; ...
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2020-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB518IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection, election, tenure, and continuance in office of a judge of an appellate court or a circuit court; altering the methods for filling vacancies in the offices of such judges; ...
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2020-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB140IntroRequiring 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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2020-01-15
To House Ways and Means Committee
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