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On February 28, 2019, the National Popular Vote organization, Common Cause, and FairVote testified against Maryland Senate bill SB852 at a hearing before the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. The 3 groups made the point that SB582 will not accomplish any of the 3 main goals of the National Popular Vote interstate compact (which is already law in Maryland)' that SB582 contains 13 flaws; and that SB582 would hinder adoption of the National Popular Vote interstate compact in other states. The committee gave SB852 an unfavorable report.
On April 10, 2007, Governor Martin O'Malley today signed the National Popular Vote bill (HB 148 and SB 634). Maryland thus became the first state to enact the National Popular Vote bill, which guarantees the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC.
State senator and Constitutional Law Professor Jamie Raskin (now U.S. Representative) was the main sponsor of the bill in the Maryland Senate.
The enactment of the legislation in Maryland came only 411 days after National Popular Vote held its initial press conference on February 23, 2006.