2007 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Prior Year Introduction As: HB 244/06 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Bobo, Montgomery, Ali, Barve, Boteler, Bronrott, Cardin, Doory, Feldman, George, Gilchrist, Haynes, Howard, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, N. King, Kirk, Krebs, Lawton, Lee, Levi, Manno, McKee, Murphy, Olszewski, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Rice, Ross, Stukes, F. Turner, and Walker
Election Law - Voting Systems - Voter-Verifiable Paper Records


Prohibiting the State Board of Elections from certifying a voting system unless the State Board determines that the voting system provides voter-verifiable paper records; defining "voter-verifiable paper record"; requiring that specified voting systems be accessible to specified individuals with disabilities; requiring the State Board to provide specified training on the voting system to election judges: etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/1 at 11:00 a.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion Reconsider Committee Amendment (Senator Dyson) Adopted
Committee Amendment Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Senator Dyson) Adopted
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 548

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Ronald A. George, District 30
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron Levi, District 23A
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Auditors and Audits
Blind Persons
Budget and Management, Department of
Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections Supervisors
Elections, State Board of
Electronic Government
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest.
Local Government Mandates
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 9-102 , 10-206 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 625963/01     Offered on: March 20, 2007   at: 10:41 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 324237/01     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 5:39 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 343726/01     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 9:02 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 18, 2007: Third Reading Passed (140-0)
April 6, 2007: Third Reading Passed (140-0)
April 4, 2007: Third Reading Passed (47-0)