2009 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 320
Sponsored By:
Delegates Rosenberg, Dumais, Gutierrez, Ivey, Rice, Ross, F. Turner, Frick, Gilchrist, Shank, Murphy, Cardin, Howard, Hixson, Bartlett, Kaiser, Myers, Walker, Olszewski, Stukes, and George
Voter's Rights Protection Act of 2009


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; prohibiting an election judge from requiring a voter to present photo identification before voting, except as authorized by State or federal law; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (110-21)
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Sponsored by:

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Campaign Financing
Circuit Courts
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections Supervisors
Elections, State Board of
Electronic Commerce -see also- Electronic Funds Transfer
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Federal Government
Job Training
Political Candidates
Political Committees
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

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


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: 465561/01     Offered on: March 30, 2009   at: 5:36 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 27, 2009: Third Reading Passed (110-21)