2007 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 1

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT File Code: Elections
Sponsored By:
Senators Miller, Conway, Dyson, McFadden, Kasemeyer, Middleton, Currie, Frosh, Britt, DeGrange, Exum, Forehand, Garagiola, Gladden, Hogan, Jones, Kelley, Lenett, Madaleno, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, Astle, Klausmeier, and Kramer
Entitled:
Elective Franchise - Early Voting and Polling Places

Synopsis:

Authorizing the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment a process to allow qualified voters to vote at specified polling places, and on specified days prior to specified election dates; providing that provisions of specified Acts of the General Assembly may not take effect; repealing provisions of law; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
9/12
Pre-filed
1/11
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
1/19
Hearing 2/1 at 1:00 p.m.
1/26
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/1 at 2:00 p.m.
2/8
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
2/9
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order 2/13 (Senator Della) Adopted
2/13
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Dyson) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley)
Laid Over (Senator Della) Adopted
2/14
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley)
Special Order 2/15 (Senator Dyson) Adopted
2/15
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) Rejected (16-31)
Floor Amendment (Senator Dyson) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Kittleman)
Motion Special Order 2/16 (Senator Stoltzfus) Rejected (14-33)
Floor Amendment (Senator Kittleman) Rejected (17-30)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/19
Special Order later today Adopted (Senator Brinkley) Adopted
Special Order 2/20 (Senator Brinkley) Adopted
2/20
Third Reading Passed (31-16)
4/5
Returned Passed
House Action
2/21
First Reading Ways and Means
3/21
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
4/6
Favorable Report by Ways and Means
4/1
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (107-32)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/17
Approved by the Governor and
became Chapter, subject to
referendum
- Chapter 513

Sponsored by:

Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32
Senator Roy P. Dyson, District 29
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Patrick J. Hogan, District 39
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, District 12
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

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.
Referendum
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 10-301.1 , 10-302 )
Article - I Elective Franchise
( 1 , 3 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Attorney General Letter (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Senate
Number: 103423/01     Offered on: February 15, 2007   at: 10:35 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 283924/01     Offered on: February 15, 2007   at: 10:41 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 713426/01     Offered on: February 13, 2007   at: 10:31 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 774535/01     Offered on: February 13, 2007   at: 10:28 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 873823/01     Offered on: February 15, 2007   at: 10:44 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
February 15, 2007: Floor Amendment (Brinkley) {103423/1 Rejected (16-31)
February 15, 2007: Motion Special Order until 2/16 (Stoltzfus) Rejected (14-33)
February 15, 2007: Floor Amendment (Kittleman) {873823/1 Rejected (17-30)
February 20, 2007: Third Reading Passed (31-16)
House
April 2, 2007: Third Reading Passed (107-32)