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MDSB516PassRequiring 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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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 757
MDHB650VetoRequiring 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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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB106PassExtending 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 393
MDSB520PassProhibiting 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
MDSB573PassRequiring 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 427
MDHB683PassProhibiting 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
MDSB425PassEstablishing 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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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 283
MDHB1189PassEstablishing 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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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 282
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
MDSB53PassProviding that the Department of General Services is responsible for monitoring the status of certain energy performance contracts and reporting on that status to the Board of Public Works annually; requiring a primary procurement unit to consult wit...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134
MDHB170PassAltering the definition of "borrower" for the purpose of provisions of law governing the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include an eligible State agency; altering the purpose of the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include pro...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
MDHB136EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring each State building constructed, acquired, or substantially al...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (93-40)
MDSB314EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize the risk of bird collisions; requiring each building constructed, acquired, or substantially altered by the Department to ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (97-40)
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
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
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
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
MDHB826EngrossProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; requiring the governing body of a condominium or homeowners associat...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB514IntroAltering the publication requirements for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions inventory; requiring the Department of the Environment, beginning January 1, 2020, and on January 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter through 2030, to establish a gr...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
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
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
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
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDHB1180IntroEstablishing a Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Rebate Program; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to administer the Program; authorizing certain persons to apply to the Administration in fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for a rebate for the co...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
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
MDSJ4IntroStating the view of the General Assembly that Exelon Generation Company, LLC, owner of the Conowingo Dam, must pay a portion of the cleanup costs associated with the dam's federal certification and at least 25% of the costs associated with the Susque...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB997IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from taking final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a wind or solar generating station until a county or municipal corporation in which any part of the generat...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1331IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain pilot program until the Task Force to Study Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure submits a report to the Governor and General Assembly and the General Ass...
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB532IntroEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a certain blueprint to guide units of State and loca...
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2019-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB350IntroAltering the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source" for purposes of the renewable energy portfolio standard by adding certain hydroelectric power as a Tier 1 renewable source; applying the Act to all renewable portfolio standard compliance years t...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB548IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB702IntroEstablishing 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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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDHJ8IntroStating the view of the General Assembly that Exelon Generation Company, LLC, owner of the Conowingo Dam, must pay a portion of the cleanup costs associated with the dam's federal certification and at least 25% of the costs associated with the Susque...
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2019-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB572IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1158IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB961IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB851IntroDefining the term "clear-cut" to mean the uniform felling of trees in a given area; and prohibiting a person from clear-cutting an area equal to or larger than one-half acre to make room for a commercial solar photovoltaic system.
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB504IntroRequiring that, on and after July 1, 2020, certain standards for purchase of vehicles by the Department of General Services include the social cost of certain carbon emissions as part of a life-cycle cost; requiring the Department of Budget and Manag...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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