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MDSB123PassAuthorizing the State Administrator of Elections or the State Administrator's designee to investigate a potential violation of certain provisions of law prohibiting certain coordinated expenditures and donations; authorizing the State Administrator o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 712
MDHB286PassProviding an exception to the voter registration deadline to allow an individual to appear, on election day, at a precinct polling place in the individual's county of residence and apply to register to vote; requiring an applicant for voter registrat...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 609
MDSB449PassProviding an exception to the voter registration deadline to allow an individual to appear at a precinct polling place in the individual's county of residence and apply to register to vote; requiring an applicant for a voter registration on election ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 755
MDHB878PassAltering the fees that are due for failure to file a campaign finance report, an affidavit, or an amended campaign finance report; increasing the maximum fee payable for a campaign finance report, an affidavit, or an amended campaign finance report f...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 703
MDHB1025PassAuthorizing the State Administrator of Elections, or a designee, to investigate a potential violation of certain provisions of law prohibiting certain coordinated expenditures and donations; authorizing the State Administrator, or a designee, to issu...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 711
MDSB1004PassAltering the date by which the Clerk of the Court of Appeals and the Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals must provide a certain notice to the State Board of Elections; repealing the requirement that the Anne Arundel County Board of Education provid...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 770
MDHB71VetoRequiring the State Board of Elections, in consultation with the Department of Information Technology, to make publicly available on the Internet each meeting agenda made available at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting, live video streaming, a...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB184PassRequiring the State Board of Elections, in consultation with the Department of Information Technology, to make publicly available on the Internet each meeting agenda, made available at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting, live video streaming, ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 486
MDSB364PassEstablishing the Election Day Page Program to stimulate student interest in elections, provide assistance to election judges, and assist elderly and disabled voters at polling places; requiring the State Board of Elections to develop a page training ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 468
MDSB743PassProhibiting the State Board of Elections from approving a contract with an election service provider unless the contract includes a clause regarding notice of ownership of, investment in, or control of the election service provider by a foreign natio...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 403
MDHB237PassAuthorizing all counties, rather than counties with fewer than a certain number of registered voters, to establish one early voting center in addition to the number of early voting centers the county is required to establish if the State Board of Ele...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 539
MDHB174PassAltering a certain provision of law to require absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters as defined in the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act and voters with a disability who do not have a Maryland driver's license...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154
MDHB172PassRepealing provisions of law that require the State Board of Elections and a local board of elections to be open for business during certain hours on a certain date; and altering the period during which voter registration is closed before an election.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 153
MDHB177PassAltering a certain provision that requires a local board of elections to provide to the State Board of Elections a copy of the complaint or other pleading that initiated a judicial proceeding in which a local board is a party by removing the requirem...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 156
MDHB171EngrossAltering 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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2019-04-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB79EngrossAuthorizing all counties, rather than only counties with fewer than a certain number of registered voters, to establish one early voting center in addition to the number of early voting centers that the county is required to establish if the State Bo...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB423EngrossRequiring each local board of elections to conduct a voter registration drive at least once each school year in each public high school in the county in a manner specified in an agreement between the local board and county board of education; requiri...
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2019-03-22
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB934IntroAuthorizing an individual to apply to become a registered voter at the public or private high school where the individual is employed or enrolled; requiring the State Board of Elections to designate public and private high schools as voter registrati...
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2019-03-22
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB792IntroAltering the composition, powers, and duties of the State Board of Master Electricians; changing the name of the State Board of Master Electricians to the State Board of Electricians; authorizing the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to ...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB252EngrossRequiring each correctional facility to designate an employee to act as the correctional facility's voting coordinator; providing the purpose of the coordinator is to facilitate voter registration and voting by eligible detainees by informing eligibl...
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2019-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB343EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1035IntroRequiring certain websites that implement certain politically biased algorithms to file a certain report with the State Board of Elections within 7 days after implementing the politically biased algorithm; requiring certain websites that implement po...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB385IntroAltering the content requirements of the statewide voter registration application; altering the information that an electronic voter registration system is required to provide to a certain applicant; providing that a voter affiliated with a political...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB711IntroRequiring an online platform to make reasonable efforts to detect anonymous foreign political communications disseminated through the online platform and prevent the dissemination of anonymous foreign political communications through the online platf...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB226EngrossAuthorizing a candidate to seek an immediate injunction against certain violations of the campaign finance laws against a certain campaign finance entity supporting the candidacy of any candidate for the same office.
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2019-03-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB476IntroRequiring 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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2019-03-07
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB606IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections and local boards of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "vote-by-mail" ballots and absentee voting as "voting by mail" in all communications with voters and the general public.
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2019-03-07
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1014IntroRequiring that a certain summary of election law prepared by the State Board of Elections address compliance and reporting requirements for campaign finance entities and certain persons; altering the definition of "donation" for certain provisions of...
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2019-03-07
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB1020IntroAltering the circumstances under which an out-of-state political committee is required to register with the State Board of Elections; requiring an out-of-state political committee to pay a registration fee of $500; altering the contents of certain re...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB260IntroAuthorizing the chairman or vice chairman of the State Board of Elections to seek an injunction against a violation of the campaign finance laws; repealing the authority of the Secretary of State to seek an injunction against a violation of the campa...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB782IntroRequiring that a certain statement of election results required to be prepared by each local board of canvassers report election results by precinct that includes all votes cast by voters registered in each precinct who voted on an early voting day; ...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB470IntroProviding 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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2019-02-28
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB936IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-28
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
MDSB333IntroRequiring certain guidelines for absentee voting established by the State Board of Elections to provide for a permanent absentee ballot list; providing that all voters are eligible for permanent absentee ballot status; authorizing a voter to apply fo...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB461IntroIncreasing the number of early voting centers that certain counties are required to establish; requiring early voting centers to open at 8 a.m. during gubernatorial general elections; and requiring that, in a county with more than one voting center, ...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB164IntroAltering the purpose, composition, powers, and duties of the State Board of Master Electricians; changing the name of the State Board of Master Electricians to the Board of Electricians; authorizing the Board to issue an apprentice license and a jour...
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2019-02-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB919IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB739IntroProviding 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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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB925IntroRequiring 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 no lat...
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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1017IntroEstablishing a system of public financing of campaigns for candidates for election to the General Assembly; establishing certain powers and duties of the State Board of Elections; requiring a candidate who seeks to qualify for public financing to fil...
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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1026IntroRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to electronically transmit the names of all businesses that are registered with the Department to the State Board of Elections in a certain manner; requiring the State Board to electronically...
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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB706IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB676IntroProhibiting lawyers and law firms from making contributions, directly or indirectly to the campaign finance entity of a candidate for the office of judge of the circuit court or a slate that includes a member who is a candidate for the office of judg...
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2019-02-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB578IntroRequiring that a certain statement of election results required to be prepared by each local board of canvassers report election results by precinct that includes all votes cast by voters registered in each precinct who voted on an early voting day; ...
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2019-02-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB363IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB384IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations that describe best practices for storage and security of voter registration information by certain persons; requiring a person who has received a list of registered voters to disclose a brea...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB414IntroEstablishing a system of public financing of campaigns for certain General Assembly candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to administer the system; requiring the Comptroller to credit to the Fair Campaign Financing Fund money collected u...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB225IntroClarifying the definition of "campaign material" by providing that, to meet the definition of "campaign material", the text, graphics, or other images contained in the material must primarily relate to campaign activity for an election.
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2019-01-31
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB322IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections and local boards of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "vote-by-mail" ballots and absentee voting as "voting by mail" in all communications with voters and the general public.
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2019-01-30
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB269IntroRequiring that certain envelopes required to be used by voters voting by absentee ballot to return their ballots include prepaid postage; requiring that absentee ballots be accompanied by instructions for the postage of certain absentee ballot envelo...
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2019-01-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
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