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SB 1078 - Election Law - Absentee Ballots - Internet or Facsimile Transmission
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Sponsor: Senator Dyson
Last Action: 4/6/2012 - H Favorable with Amendments {215862/2 Report Adopted - Floor Amendment (Delegate Cardin) {943529/1 Adopted - Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Motion Rules Suspended two readings same day (Delegate Cardin) Rejected (91-44)
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BILL INFO-2012 Regular Session-SB 1078
2012 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 1078

File Code: Elections
Sponsored By:
Senator Dyson
Entitled:
Election Law - Absentee Ballots - Internet or Facsimile Transmission

Synopsis:

Requiring a local board of elections to send specified voters an absentee ballot by the Internet or facsimile transmission under specified circumstances; requiring the State Board of Elections to provide an online ballot marking tool for voters to use to vote an absentee ballot, subject to a condition; requiring a local board of elections to provide specified voters with an envelope, oath, and instructions for completing and mailing an absentee ballot; requiring the State Board of Elections to present a specified report; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
3/5
First Reading Senate Rules
3/9
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/12
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
3/23

Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/20
Favorable with Amendments {174433/1
Laid Over (Senator Frosh) Adopted
3/22
Favorable with Amendments {174433/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/23
Third Reading Passed (43-4)
House Action
3/25
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
3/30
Re-referred Ways and Means
4/2
Hearing 4/4 at 1:00 p.m.
4/9
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
4/6
Favorable with Amendments {215862/2 Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Cardin) {943529/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion Rules Suspended two readings same day (Delegate Cardin) Rejected (91-44)

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Armed Forces -see also- Militia; Veterans
Ballots
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Elections Supervisors
Elections, State Board of
Electronic Government
Facsimile Transmission
Reports
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 9-306 , 9-308 , 9-310 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
Senate
Number: 174433/01     Offered on: March 26, 2012   at: 7:56 p.m.     Status: Adopted
House
Number: 215862/02     Offered on: April 9, 2012   at: 9:08 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 943529/01     Offered on: April 9, 2012   at: 9:10 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Senate
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
House
Ways and Means
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 23, 2012: Third Reading Passed (43-4)
House
April 6, 2012: Motion Rules Suspended two readings same day (Cardin) Rejected (91-44)