Key Votes

2008 Maryland Key Votes

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4/07 MD SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 16) 4/07 MD SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Bill Passed - House (113 - 25) 4/07 MD HB 374 Energy Efficiency Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (101 - 33) 4/07 MD SB 1013 Regulation of Power Plants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 11) 4/07 MD HB 375 Increasing Renewable Energy Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 24) 4/07 MD SB 1013 Regulation of Power Plants Bill Passed - House (102 - 38) 4/07 MD HB 375 Increasing Renewable Energy Standards Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 4/07 MD HB 374 Energy Efficiency Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 4/05 MD SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 31) 4/05 MD SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 7) 4/05 MD SB 46 Computer Services Sales Tax Repeal and Other Tax Adjustments Bill Passed - House (93 - 44) 4/05 MD SB 646 Allowing For-Profit Entities to Provide Credit Counseling Bill Passed - House (124 - 12) 4/04 MD SB 597 Property Transfer Tax Exemptions for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - House (86 - 47) 4/04 MD SB 566 Hospital Visitation/Decision-Making Rights for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - House (88 - 46) 4/04 MD HB 1626 Public Utilitiy Regulation Bill Passed - House (98 - 41) 4/03 MD Amnd. 663027/2 Power Plant Regulation Amendment Adopted - Senate (27 - 18) 4/03 MD SB 46 Computer Services Sales Tax Repeal and Other Tax Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 4/01 MD SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 25) 3/31 MD SB 269 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Bill Passed - House (89 - 47) 3/28 MD HB 362 Department of Information Technology Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14) 3/26 MD SB 373 Tax Credit for Educational Donations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 3/24 MD SB 597 Property Transfer Tax Exemptions for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 3/24 MD SB 309 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16) 3/20 MD SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House (105 - 34) 3/20 MD SB 2 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 3/18 MD SB 566 Hospital Visitation/Decision-Making Rights for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 3/18 MD SB 269 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 3/14 MD SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 7) 3/14 MD SB 461 Prohibiting Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Bill Failed - Senate (22 - 21) 3/12 MD SB 42 Temporary Confiscation of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 17) 3/06 MD SB 646 Allowing For-Profit Entities to Provide Credit Counseling Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 5) 3/04 MD HB 362 Department of Information Technology Bill Passed - House (105 - 31) 2/22 MD SB 243 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10) 2/21 MD SB 111 Expanding Hate Crimes Classification to Homeless Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 4)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). 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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.