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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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 18, 2020 MD HB 1336 Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 31)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 4 Establishes Referendum to Authorize Sports and Event Wagering Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 0)
March 18, 2020 MD HB 732 Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
March 18, 2020 MD HB 1663 Establishes the "COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 3)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 1006 Reduces the Amount of Time Child Support May be Suspended While Parent is Incarcerated Bill Passed - House (102 - 32)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 708 Appropriates $10 Million to the Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund Bill Passed - House (104 - 28)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 300 Prohibits Use of Chlorpyrifos Bill Passed - House (94 - 37)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 1028 Establishes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature More Power Over State Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 39)
March 17, 2020 MD HB 1300 Establishes the "Blueprint for Maryland's Future" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (96 - 38)
March 17, 2020 MD HB 448 Authorizes Telehealth Practices Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 2)
March 17, 2020 MD HB 732 Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
March 17, 2020 MD SB 1065 Appropriates Funds to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bill Passed - House (103 - 29)
March 17, 2020 MD SB 1028 Establishes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature More Power Over State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 959 Establishes Permanence of Certain Consumer Protections Under the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 280 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 1444 Prohibits Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
March 15, 2020 MD SB 684 Establishes a Prerelease Unit for Women Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
March 13, 2020 MD HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - House (98 - 36)
March 11, 2020 MD SB 390 Prohibits a Defeated Primary Candidate from Running as a Write-In Candidate for the General Election Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 6)
March 11, 2020 MD HB 231 Establishes the "Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act" Bill Passed - House (95 - 42)
March 11, 2020 MD HB 550 Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Policies Bill Passed - House (93 - 44)
March 9, 2020 MD HB 4 Requires Background Checks for Private Sales of Long Guns Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
March 3, 2020 MD SB 300 Prohibits Use of Chlorpyrifos Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
Feb. 7, 2020 MD SB 147 Prohibits the Purchase, Distribution, or Sale of Kratom Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11)
Feb. 4, 2020 MD HB 4 Requires Background Checks for Private Sales of Long Guns Bill Passed - House (87 - 47)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/18 HB 1336 Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 31)
3/18 SB 4 Establishes Referendum to Authorize Sports and Event Wagering Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 0)
3/18 HB 732 Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
3/18 HB 1663 Establishes the "COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 3)
3/18 SB 1006 Reduces the Amount of Time Child Support May be Suspended While Parent is Incarcerated Bill Passed - House (102 - 32)
3/18 SB 708 Appropriates $10 Million to the Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund Bill Passed - House (104 - 28)
3/18 SB 300 Prohibits Use of Chlorpyrifos Bill Passed - House (94 - 37)
3/18 SB 1028 Establishes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature More Power Over State Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 39)
3/17 HB 1300 Establishes the "Blueprint for Maryland's Future" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (96 - 38)
3/17 HB 448 Authorizes Telehealth Practices Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 2)
3/17 HB 732 Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
3/17 SB 1065 Appropriates Funds to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bill Passed - House (103 - 29)
3/17 SB 1028 Establishes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature More Power Over State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
3/16 HB 959 Establishes Permanence of Certain Consumer Protections Under the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
3/16 HB 280 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
3/16 HB 1444 Prohibits Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
3/16 HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
3/15 SB 684 Establishes a Prerelease Unit for Women Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
3/13 HB 123 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Wage History Bill Passed - House (98 - 36)
3/11 SB 390 Prohibits a Defeated Primary Candidate from Running as a Write-In Candidate for the General Election Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 6)
3/11 HB 231 Establishes the "Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act" Bill Passed - House (95 - 42)
3/11 HB 550 Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Policies Bill Passed - House (93 - 44)
3/09 HB 4 Requires Background Checks for Private Sales of Long Guns Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
3/03 SB 300 Prohibits Use of Chlorpyrifos Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
2/07 SB 147 Prohibits the Purchase, Distribution, or Sale of Kratom Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11)
2/04 HB 4 Requires Background Checks for Private Sales of Long Guns Bill Passed - House (87 - 47)

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