2007 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 148

File Code: Elections Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 634
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Barve, Howard, N. King, Murphy, Olszewski, Rice, and F. Turner
Entitled:
Presidential Elections - Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote

Synopsis:

Altering specified methods of nominating and electing presidential electors; repealing a specified restriction governing elector voting; entering the State of Maryland into the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; requiring a statewide popular election for President and Vice President of the United States; establishing a specified procedure for appointing presidential electors in member states; providing for the withdrawal and notification of member states under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
1/25
First Reading Ways and Means
1/30
Hearing 2/6 at 11:00 a.m.
3/29
Favorable Report by Ways and Means
3/25
Favorable Report Adopted
Special Order 3/30 (Delegate O'Donnell) Adopted
3/26
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (58-76)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate McHale) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Rejected (35-95)
Second Reading Passed
3/27
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Vaughn) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (85-54)
4/5
Returned Passed
Senate Action
3/29
First Reading Senate Rules
4/4
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/6
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/2
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/3
Third Reading Passed (29-17)
Action after passage in House and Senate
4/10
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 44

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections, State Board of
Federal Government
Governor
Interstate Affairs
Notices
Political Candidates
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 8-503 , 8-504 , 8-505 , 8-5A-01 )

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):
House
Number: 523824/01     Offered on: March 30, 2007   at: 12:14 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 693628/01     Offered on: March 30, 2007   at: 11:49 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
House
March 26, 2007: Floor Amendment (ODonnell) Rejected (58-76)
March 26, 2007: Floor Amendment (Shank) Rejected (35-95)
March 27, 2007: Third Reading Passed (85-54)
Senate
April 3, 2007: Third Reading Passed (29-17)