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MDSB52PassAltering certain planning and reporting requirements for the Strategic Energy Investment Program; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration, by December 31, 2019, to develop a plan for expenditures for fiscal year 2020 and a plan for expenditures ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 133
MDHB221PassExtending the Task Force on the Use of Master Meters for Utility Services in Prince George's County by 1 year; and extending the deadline for the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Prince George's County Del...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 159
MDHB325PassAuthorizing the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to establish an Indirect Customer Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to eligible indirect customers for water and sewer service; requiring the Commission to establish certain eli...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 162
MDSB252EnrollProhibiting a train or light engine used in the movement of freight in the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train from being operated in the State unless it has at least two crew members; establishing certain penalties; provid...
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2019-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB512EnrollProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government shutdown is in effect and for 7 days after the government shutdown has ended; authorizing the Pub...
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2019-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB516EnrollRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB586EnrollRequiring a company that installs solar photovoltaic systems to install a certain lockout tag containing a safety warning under certain circumstances; and requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to make a certain report to the Ho...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB573EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish an energy storage pilot program; providing that the cumulative size of the projects under the program shall be between 5 and 10 megawatts, with a minimum of 15 megawatt-hours; requiring the Commiss...
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2019-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB601EngrossAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard for 2019 to 2021 and later; and applying the Act retroactively to all renewable portfolio standard compliance years that begin on or after January 1, 2019.
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB520EnrollProhibiting the imposition of a maximum number of subscribers to community solar energy generating system under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; providing for an increase in the generating capacity and capacity limits to b...
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2019-04-05
Returned Passed
MDSB517EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish customer choice shopping websites for electric and natural gas customers; requiring the Commission to use information from electric and natural gas suppliers to maintain the information on the webs...
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2019-04-05
Returned Passed
MDSB634EnrollAuthorizing an electric cooperative to construct, maintain, or operate or allow others to construct, maintain, or operate conducting or communications facilities for telecommunications and broadband Internet services along, on, under, or across vario...
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2019-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDHB669IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB66EnrollProhibiting a train or light engine used in the movement of freight in the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train from being operated in the State unless it has at least two crew members; establishing certain penalties; provid...
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2019-04-03
Returned Passed
MDHB730IntroRepealing a provision that prohibits a county or municipal corporation from acting as an aggregator under certain circumstances; establishing a process by which a county or municipal corporation or group of counties and municipal corporations may bec...
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2019-04-03
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB1072EnrollAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to accept a certain form of security from a transportation network company in place of a certain insurance policy if the other form of security adequately provides certain benefits and if the transportatio...
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2019-04-03
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1105EnrollProhibiting acquisition of substantial influence over an investor-owned electric company if a person would become an affiliate of each investor-owned electric company in the State as a result of the acquisition.
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2019-04-03
Returned Passed
MDHB308EngrossRequiring an applicant for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain construction to conduct a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) on the project and report on its findings; requiring a rapid HIA report to be completed not later ...
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2019-04-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB701EnrollAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to accept a certain form of security from a transportation network company in place of a certain insurance policy if the other form of security adequately provides certain benefits and if the transportatio...
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2019-04-02
Passed Enrolled
MDHB600EngrossRequiring the Power Plant Research Program to study and make recommendations regarding nuclear energy and its role as a renewable energy resource in the State; and requiring the Program to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1,...
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2019-04-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB689EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish customer choice shopping websites for electric and natural gas customers; requiring the Commission to use information from electric and natural gas suppliers to maintain the information on the webs...
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2019-04-01
Passed Enrolled
MDHB106EnrollExtending from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2030, the termination date of a certain environmental surcharge on electrical energy distributed to retail electric customers in the State.
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2019-03-29
Returned Passed
MDHB397EnrollRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-03-29
Passed Enrolled
MDHB650EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish an energy storage pilot program; providing that the cumulative size of the projects under the program shall be between 5 and 10 megawatts, with a minimum of 15 megawatt-hours; requiring the Commiss...
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2019-03-29
Returned Passed
MDHB683EnrollProhibiting the imposition of a maximum number of subscribers to a community solar energy generating system under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; providing for an increase in the generating capacity and capacity limits to...
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2019-03-29
Returned Passed
MDHB1189EnrollEstablishing the Critical Medical Needs Program in the Office of Home Energy Programs of the Family Investment Administration within the Department of Human Services in recognition of the challenges with energy bills faced by individuals with critica...
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2019-03-29
Returned Passed
MDSB339EnrollRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-03-27
Passed Enrolled
MDSB387IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-03-25
Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Young)
MDHB653EngrossRequiring the Public Service Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company to apply for an alternative rate plan simultaneously with an application for new base rates; requiring the Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company ...
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2019-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1235IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB425EnrollEstablishing the Critical Medical Needs Program in the Office of Home Energy Programs of the Family Investment Administration within the Department of Human Services in recognition of the challenges with energy bills faced by individuals with critica...
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2019-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB716IntroRequiring certain persons to submit to the Public Service Commission on and after July 1, 2020, monthly reports containing detailed billing information on the supply of electricity and gas to residential customers; requiring certain initial reports t...
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2019-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB713IntroEstablishing procedures and requirements for the permitting, installation, and regulation of certain wireless telecommunications facilities in the State; authorizing a wireless provider to install and maintain certain facilities in certain rights-of-...
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2019-03-18
Referred to interim study by Finance
MDSB937IntroEstablishing procedures and requirements for the deployment, installation, and regulation of certain wireless telecommunications facilities in the State; prohibiting an authority from entering into an exclusive agreement for the use of certain rights...
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2019-03-18
Referred to interim study by Finance
MDHB1227IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from taking final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a certain wind or solar generating station until a county or municipal corporation in which any part of the...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB881IntroProviding that the enrollment of a residential electric customer in a certain payment plan or the participation of the customer in a certain program is a material change in contract; providing for the automatic termination, without penalty, of a cont...
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2019-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB910IntroRequiring a certain electric company to contract for certain renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a certain portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for electricity that the electr...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB125IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2019; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB474IntroAuthorizing the initiation of a proceeding at the Public Service Commission regarding the joint use of utility and telecommunications infrastructure; authorizing the Commission to order a joint use entity to allow joint use and reasonable compensatio...
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2019-03-14
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB879IntroRequiring a certain electric company to contract for certain renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a certain portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for electricity that the electr...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB880IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish a customer choice website that allows electric customers to sort electricity suppliers that have open offers in a certain service area, and initiates the transition from one electricity supplier to...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB163IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish a Combined Heat and Power System Program; allowing all rate classes to participate in the program; requiring an electric company to use a certain tariff structure to provide credits to owner-operat...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB654IntroEstablishing procedures and requirements for the deployment, installation, and regulation of certain wireless telecommunications facilities in the State; prohibiting an authority from entering into an exclusive agreement for the use of certain rights...
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2019-03-11
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB692IntroProhibiting an electric company from including certain costs associated with providing standard offer service in a certain base rate proceeding; requiring the Public Service Commission to require an electric company that files a certain base rate cas...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1020IntroEstablishing procedures and requirements for the permitting, installation, and regulation of certain wireless telecommunications facilities in the State; authorizing a wireless provider to install and maintain certain facilities in certain rights-of-...
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2019-03-11
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDSB998IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain electric vehicle charging station infrastructure pilot program unless the General Assembly enacts a law authorizing the program; and establishing the intent of the Ge...
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2019-03-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1047IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to recapture from the Fuel Fund of Maryland any money expended from a certain quasi-endowment Energy Assistance Fund that was granted in accordance with a certain order of the Commission; requiring the Commissi...
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2019-03-11
Referred Senate Rules
MDSB202IntroRequiring the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to notify an account holder within 7 days after determining a 200% increase in water usage during the immediately preceding billing period; requiring that the notification required under the Act c...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1318IntroProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government furlough is in effect or for 7 days after the furlough has ended; authorizing the Public Service ...
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2019-03-06
Hearing canceled (Environment and Transportation)
MDHB973IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy in Baltimore City for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; providing that existing obligations or contract rights may not be impaired by the Act; and applying the...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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