2008 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Prior Year Introduction As: HB 309/07 - W&M Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 54
Sponsored By:
Delegates Rosenberg, Bronrott, Dumais, Haynes, Ivey, Rice, Ross, F. Turner, Frick, Gilchrist, Cardin, Doory, Olszewski, and Stukes
Voter's Rights Protection Act of 2008


Altering the circumstances under which an individual may be offered the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot; requiring the State Board of Elections to ensure that the program of instruction for election judges incorporates a thorough and detailed treatment of specified information; prohibiting a vacancy in polling place staff from delaying the opening of the polling place; authorizing a court to impose a civil penalty or issue an injunction only after making specified findings; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order 3/19 (Delegate McDonough) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Sossi) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (97-38)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Sponsored by:

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections Supervisors
Elections, State Board of
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Political Candidates
Political Committees
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 9-404 , 10-206 , 10-301 , 10-305 , 10-310 , 10-311 , 13-401.1 , 16-201 )


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: 273523/01     Offered on: March 19, 2008   at: 6:32 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 645260/01     Offered on: March 18, 2008   at: 11:46 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 683123/01     Offered on: March 19, 2008   at: 6:28 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 953826/01     Offered on: March 19, 2008   at: 6:31 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 17, 2008: Third Reading Passed (97-38)