Key Votes

2013 Maryland Key Votes

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4/08 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 40) 4/08 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11) 4/08 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House (99 - 41) 4/06 MD HB 1107 Amends Prince George's County School System Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 47) 4/05 MD SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - House (82 - 55) 4/04 MD SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 19) 4/04 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 4/03 MD SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - House (78 - 61) 4/02 MD SB 183 Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities Bill Passed - House (108 - 31) 4/01 MD SB 580 Expands Affirmative Defense to include a Caregiver Providing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (95 - 37) 3/29 MD HB 1515 Increases the Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 3/27 MD SB 274 Expands Medicaid Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/25 MD SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18) 3/25 MD SB 339 Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 6) 3/25 MD HB 228 Amends the State Health Benefits Exchange and Medicaid Program Bill Passed - House (93 - 43) 3/25 MD HB 1101 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (108 - 28) 3/22 MD HB 860 Authorizes Construction and Renovation of Public Schools Bill Passed - House (107 - 30) 3/22 MD HB 1515 Increases the Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (76 - 63) 3/21 MD HB 753 Classifies Cell Phone Use While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House (106 - 29) 3/20 MD SB 30 Prohibits Smoking in Vehicles Containing Children Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 3/19 MD SB 297 Reduces Fine for Marijuana Possession Under 10 Grams Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16) 3/18 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 48) 3/15 MD SB 276 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House (82 - 56) 3/15 MD HB 100 2013-2014 Budget Bill Passed - House (101 - 36) 3/11 MD SB 279 Amends Early Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12) 3/08 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15) 3/06 MD SB 276 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 2/28 MD SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19) 2/22 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - House (86 - 48) 2/08 MD SB 74 Prohibits Operating a Vessel Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 8)

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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

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