2012 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Prior Year Introduction As: HB 31/11 - W&M Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 348
Sponsored By:
Delegates Rosenberg, Cardin, Kipke, Walker, Howard, Luedtke, F. Turner, Stukes, A. Miller, and Hixson
Voter's Rights Protection Act of 2012


Authorizing the Attorney General to institute an action in a circuit court for injunctive relief to prohibit a person from engaging in or continuing to engage in specified violations of election law; providing that injunctive relief may be granted under the Act only to prevent specified violations of election law from affecting a pending election; requiring a circuit court to hear and determine an action filed under the Act as soon as practicable; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/8 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments {285869/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (95-40)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs & Judicial Proceedings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
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
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Fraud -see also- Forgery

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 16-201 , 16-1003 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 285869/01     Offered on: March 7, 2012   at: 11:02 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Ways and Means
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 9, 2012: Third Reading Passed (95-40)