2007 Regular Session


File Code: Elections
Sponsored By:
The Speaker and Delegates Hixson, Barve, Cardin, Doory, Ivey, N. King, Ross, Beidle, Benson, Branch, Bronrott, Cane, V. Clagett, Conway, Davis, Dumais, Gaines, Glenn, Griffith, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Harrison, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Howard, Hucker, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, Kirk, Krysiak, Lawton, Lee, Levi, Love, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Murphy, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, Ramirez, Rice, Sophocleus, Stukes, Tarrant, F. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, and Walker
Elective Franchise - Authority to Establish Early Voting


Authorizing the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment a process to allow voters to vote at specified polling places in specified locations and on specified days prior to specified election dates; making stylistic changes; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

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
Special Order 2/14 (Delegate O'Donnell) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (35-99)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Smigiel)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Vaughn) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Smigiel) Rejected (34-100)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (101-31)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Cheryl Glenn, District 45
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, District 25
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
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 Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron Levi, District 23A
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Legislation -see also- Corrective Leg; Curative Leg
Local Government Mandates
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - I Elective Franchise
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Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 123320/01     Offered on: February 14, 2007   at: 10:45 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 215068/01     Offered on: February 13, 2007   at: 10:13 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 793428/02     Offered on: February 14, 2007   at: 10:20 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
February 14, 2007: Floor Amendment (ODonnell) Rejected (35-99)
February 14, 2007: Floor Amendment (Smigiel) Rejected (34-100)
February 16, 2007: Third Reading Passed (101-31)