2008 Regular Session


File Code: State Government - General Assembly
Sponsored By:
Senators Madaleno and Raskin
General Assembly - Filling of Vacancy by Special Election


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to provide that a vacancy occurring in the House of Delegates or the Senate of Maryland during a specified period of the term of office shall be filled by a special election to coincide with the next ensuing presidential and congressional election; establishing procedures for the special election; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

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.

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - III Legislative Department
( 6 , 7 , 13 )
Article - XVII Quadrennial Elections
( 1 , 2 , 3 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered