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Declaration of Rights – Access to Information

Sponsored by:

Delegate Washington, A.


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that the people have a compelling interest in access to timely and transparent information regarding how, when, and by and from whom funds are raised and spent to influence State elections; requiring the General Assembly to implement and enforce the interests enumerated in this amendment through appropriate legislation; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate A. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: SB1035
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Ways and Means
Broad Subject(s):Elections
State Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials
Narrow Subject(s):Campaign Financing
Constitutional Amendments
Political Candidates
Public Information
Statutes:Article - Declaration of Rights

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March 2, 2018 1:12 P.M.