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Maryland Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 5, 2014 HB 1168 Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Yea
April 5, 2014 HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
March 20, 2014 HB 739 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 10)
Yea
March 14, 2014 SB 364 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 8)
Nay
March 4, 2014 SB 212 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2014 SB 263 Amends Baltimore's Needle and Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 SB 75 Prohibits the Sale of Alcoholic Products with Alcohol Content Above 95 Percent Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2014 SB 134 Establishes Emergency Health Coverage Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2014 SB 212 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity House Co-sponsor
April 8, 2013 HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Yea
April 4, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 19)
Yea
April 4, 2013 SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
March 29, 2013 HB 1515 Increases Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
March 27, 2013 SB 274 Expands Medicaid Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 11)
Yea
March 25, 2013 SB 339 Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 6)
Yea
March 25, 2013 SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 18)
Yea
March 20, 2013 SB 30 Prohibits Smoking in Vehicles Containing Children Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
March 19, 2013 SB 297 Reduces Fine for Marijuana Possession Under 10 Grams Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
Nay
March 11, 2013 SB 279 Amends Early Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
March 8, 2013 HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 276 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2013 SB 74 Prohibits Operating a Vessel Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 339 Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense Senate Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 274 Expands Medicaid Coverage Senate Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Senate Sponsor
Aug. 15, 2012 SB 1 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 14)
Yea
May 15, 2012 SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
May 15, 2012 SB 1302 Increases Tax Rates for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
April 9, 2012 SB 236 Septic System Installation Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 15)
Yea
April 5, 2012 HB 443 Establishes State Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 11)
Yea
March 27, 2012 SB 892 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 11)
Yea
March 15, 2012 SB 523 Increases State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Yea
March 14, 2012 SB 559 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Children Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 438 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2012 SB 892 Expands Gambling Senate Sponsor
Oct. 20, 2011 SB 1 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 13)
Yea
April 11, 2011 HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Motion Agreed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
April 11, 2011 SB 167 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
April 11, 2011 SB 690 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 20)
Yea
April 5, 2011 HB 302 Parole Approval Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
March 30, 2011 SB 994 Increases Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 116 Civil Marriage Protection Act Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2011 SB 167 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Senate Sponsor
April 12, 2010 HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 18)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 277 Modifies the Solar Energy Portfolio Standard Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
April 10, 2010 SB 627 Establishes Medical Marijuana Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
April 7, 2010 HB 825 Increase in Motor Vehicle Liability Payment Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
April 1, 2010 SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 18)
Yea

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.

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