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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 18, 2020 MD HB 1663 Establishes the "COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 3)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
March 13, 2020 MD HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - House (98 - 36)
March 31, 2019 MD HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 14)
March 31, 2019 MD HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 40)
March 28, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - House (96 - 43)
March 14, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
March 1, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (96 - 44)
April 2, 2018 MD HB 1243 Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
April 2, 2018 MD HB 1539 Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
March 30, 2018 MD SB 654 Requires Extension of Union Contracts Bill Passed - House (89 - 47)
March 26, 2018 MD SB 654 Requires Extension of Union Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
March 22, 2018 MD HB 1017 Requires Equal Access to Collective Bargaining New Employee Programs Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
March 12, 2018 MD HB 811 Authorizes Collective Bargaining New Employee Processing Bill Passed - House (84 - 49)
April 5, 2017 MD HB 1 Requires Certain Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 53)
April 3, 2017 MD HB 1 Requires Certain Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
April 9, 2016 MD HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 33)
April 7, 2016 MD HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
April 5, 2016 MD HB 580 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (84 - 54)
April 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 47)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
April 8, 2013 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House (99 - 41)
April 4, 2013 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
May 16, 2012 MD SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - House (86 - 51)
May 15, 2012 MD SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
April 6, 2012 MD SB 433 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House (128 - 10)
April 11, 2011 MD HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Motion Agreed - Senate (27 - 20)
March 26, 2011 MD HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House (86 - 52)
April 12, 2010 MD HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 18)
April 12, 2010 MD HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 39)
April 12, 2010 MD SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
April 12, 2010 MD SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45)
April 9, 2010 MD SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Bill Passed - House (103 - 35)
April 1, 2010 MD SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
April 10, 2009 MD HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9)
March 26, 2009 MD HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 43)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Nov. 13, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
April 9, 2007 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (91 - 49)
April 9, 2007 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
April 6, 2007 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 50)
April 5, 2007 MD HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
April 3, 2007 MD SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (99 - 39)
March 26, 2007 MD SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
March 24, 2007 MD HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (98 - 40)
April 10, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
April 10, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
March 28, 2006 MD SB 297 Pharmacists Dispensing Emergency Contraception Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 24)
March 27, 2006 MD Amendment 3929 to SB 297 Prohibiting Requirement of Pharmacist to Dispense Emergency Contraception Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 28)
March 25, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - House (90 - 45)
March 25, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - House (90 - 45)
Jan. 17, 2006 MD HB 391 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Jan. 12, 2006 MD SB 790 Health Care for Large Companies Veto Override Passed - House (88 - 50)
Jan. 12, 2006 MD SB 790 Health Care for Large Companies Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Jan. 12, 2006 MD HB 391 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 48)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/18 HB 1663 Establishes the "COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 3)
3/16 HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
3/13 HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - House (98 - 36)
3/31 HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 14)
3/31 HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 40)
3/28 HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - House (96 - 43)
3/14 HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
3/01 HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (96 - 44)
4/02 HB 1243 Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
4/02 HB 1539 Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
3/30 SB 654 Requires Extension of Union Contracts Bill Passed - House (89 - 47)
3/26 SB 654 Requires Extension of Union Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
3/22 HB 1017 Requires Equal Access to Collective Bargaining New Employee Programs Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
3/12 HB 811 Authorizes Collective Bargaining New Employee Processing Bill Passed - House (84 - 49)
4/05 HB 1 Requires Certain Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 53)
4/03 HB 1 Requires Certain Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
4/09 HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 33)
4/07 HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
4/05 HB 580 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (84 - 54)
4/07 HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 47)
4/05 HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
3/07 HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
4/08 SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House (99 - 41)
4/04 SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
5/16 SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - House (86 - 51)
5/15 SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
4/06 SB 433 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House (128 - 10)
4/11 HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Motion Agreed - Senate (27 - 20)
3/26 HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House (86 - 52)
4/12 HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 18)
4/12 HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 39)
4/12 SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
4/12 SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45)
4/09 SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Bill Passed - House (103 - 35)
4/01 SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
4/10 HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9)
3/26 HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 43)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
11/13 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
4/09 HB 430 State Living Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (91 - 49)
4/09 HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
4/06 HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 50)
4/05 HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
4/03 SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (99 - 39)
3/26 SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
3/24 HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (98 - 40)
4/10 HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
4/10 HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
3/28 SB 297 Pharmacists Dispensing Emergency Contraception Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 24)
3/27 Amendment 3929 to SB 297 Prohibiting Requirement of Pharmacist to Dispense Emergency Contraception Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 28)
3/25 HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - House (90 - 45)
3/25 HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - House (90 - 45)
1/17 HB 391 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
1/12 SB 790 Health Care for Large Companies Veto Override Passed - House (88 - 50)
1/12 SB 790 Health Care for Large Companies Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
1/12 HB 391 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 48)

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