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MDSB18PassAltering the membership of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission to include one representative each from a nonprofit focused on lead poisoning prevention issues and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter; repealing certain requiremen...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 500
MDSB74PassEstablishing that the Marine Contractors Licensing Board is subject to the Maryland Program Evaluation Act; establishing that the Board is a unit in the Department of the Environment; authorizing the Board, by regulation, to establish certain license...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 513
MDHB78PassAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 44
MDHB177PassAuthorizing the Department of the Environment to take certain emergency actions to protect life, property, or the environment against risks arising from dams, reservoirs, and similar waterway constructions that are in imminent danger of failure; requ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 97
MDSB281PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 544
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 235
MDHB566PassAltering the information required to be provided to the Department of Commerce in order to qualify for certain tax credit enhancements under the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program to include, with respect to certain qualified opportunity zone busin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 254
MDSB457PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 236
MDHB619PassProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, the use of Class B fire-fighting foam that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that the Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distribution ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 276
MDSB713PassAltering the information required to be provided to the Department of Commerce in order to qualify for certain tax credit enhancements under the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program to include, with respect to certain qualified opportunity zone busin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 255
MDSB840PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 472
MDHB1035PassExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 413
MDHB1442PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 471
MDHB836EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB890EngrossRequiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2021, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB254EngrossProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a certain inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2021; requiring the Departmen...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB323EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to consider and, as appropriate and to the extent consistent with State and federal law, use certain supplemental environmental projects as part of a settlement or enforcement action concerning an alleged v...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB772EngrossRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a certain methodology for State agencies to estimate gre...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB721EngrossRequiring the Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to be responsible for coordinating State and local efforts to build resilience to risks identified in the Maryland Hazard Mitigation Plan; provid...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB179IntroAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved t...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB460EngrossEstablishing the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to have the ability to analyze environmental and natural resource-related data and communicate effectively with State agencies and the public; providing for the a...
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2020-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB737EngrossEstablishing the Sustainable Maryland Program Fund to expand and enhance Sustainable Maryland's promotion and support of communities in the State in the effort to realize environmental, economic, and social sustainability; specifying that the Fund ma...
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2020-03-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB1067IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1452EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State in a certain manner; requiring that the annual Maryland solid waste management and ...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1533EngrossAuthorizing an individual who is employed by the State or a county or municipality in the State to perform marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their employment without having to obtain a marine contractor license unde...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB136EngrossEstablishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who perform on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site waste water syst...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB722EngrossExpanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards and for resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a structure or infrastruct...
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2020-03-12
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1128IntroRequiring a person seeking a certain water quality certification to submit a request to the Department of the Environment; requiring that a request for a water quality certification include certain information concerning the potential environmental i...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1416IntroRequiring a supplier of water to inspect certain valves in a public water system in a certain manner, repair or replace certain valves, inspect certain fire hydrants, formulate and implement a certain plan, identify the locations of certain valves, a...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1312IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB896EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish and administer a statewide green business certification program; requiring the green business certification program to recognize businesses operating in a way that reduces their environmental f...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB854IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to study vernal pools, unique small-scale ecosystems that contribute to the biodiversity in the State; requiring the Department, in conducting the study, to complete a certain inventory, identify certain pr...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB295IntroAuthorizing a person that plants rye or two-row barley cover crops as a best management practice to sell the harvested cover crop to a malting facility in the State or to a person that will process the cover crop for sale in the State to a person th...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB517IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has the right to a certain clean and healthy environment; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political su...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1212IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment, the Department of Transportation, and the State Highway Administration from holding a certain public hearing on a certain permit or issuing a certain permit unless a certain public hearing is held; requi...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1214IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to give due consideration to the effect of a generating station, overhead transmission line, or qualified generator lead line on the preservation of environmental quality and the climate before taking final act...
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2020-03-04
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB371IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain school buildings to be a lead concentration in drinking water that...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB165IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2020; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1052IntroRequiring the University System of Maryland to establish an ongoing monitoring program for identifying and monitoring contaminants in campus buildings; requiring the University System of Maryland to develop a certain system-wide process for submittin...
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2020-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1428IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with certain entities, to adopt regulations to require periodic inspections for the presence of mold hazards and mold or moisture problems in each occupied higher education facility in the ...
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2020-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB992EngrossAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; and requiring by August...
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2020-02-28
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1643IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Environmental Service, to establish a grant program to assist counties with certain costs associated with the collection, recycling, and composting of organics and other c...
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2020-02-26
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1547IntroRequiring a producer of synthetic turf and turf infill, on or before January 1, 2021, to individually or as part of a stewardship organization submit a synthetic turf and turf infill stewardship plan to the Department of the Environment for review an...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB156IntroAuthorizing a person that plants rye or two-row barley cover crops as a best management practice to sell the harvested cover crop to a malting facility in the State or to a person that will process the cover crop for sale in the State to a person th...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB980IntroRequiring the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program to enter into a certain memorandum of understanding with certain agencies to establish a Sustainable Materials Management Program; requiring the Governor to appropriate a certain amount in certai...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1642IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality to create, on or before January 1, 2021, an air quality sampling and monitoring protocol for the collection of air quality and public health data associated with certain large animal-feeding operations; requi...
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2020-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB13EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or organizing the release of, a certain balloon into the atmosphere; authorizing the Department to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain unit, of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB495EngrossExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement w...
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2020-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB879IntroEstablishing that the Act applies only to an action against a certain manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Balt...
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2020-02-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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