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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
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
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
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
MDSB420PassProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021 the use of Class B fire- fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that this Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distributio...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 277
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDHB178EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; requiring a contract for the sale of real property located in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County or W...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
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
MDSB656EngrossRequiring the Secretary of the Environment to prepare a certain recommendation in connection with certain issues considered by the Public Service Commission; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to incorporate an evaluation of the impact of c...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB928IntroOn or after October 1, 2021, prohibiting the Department of the Environment from approving coverage under a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) Discharge permit for a certain CAFO, unless the permit applicant submits a certain manure transpor...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
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
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
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
MDSB912IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1528IntroEstablishing the Maryland Council on Health in All Policies to employ a Health in All Policies framework, a public health framework through which public and private policymakers and stakeholders use a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
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2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB226IntroRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to include with a required notice to a homeowner about the homestead property tax credit certain information regarding a homeowner's obligation to register residential rental property constru...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB581IntroProhibiting the use of certain Class B fire fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; requiring the use of certain foam for fire fighting training; providing that the Act does not restric...
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2020-02-10
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1297IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to study and make recommendations regarding the Department's permitting process for certain individual surface water discharge permits; requiring the Department, in conducting the study and making the recom...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1206IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to designate certain communities as disadvantaged communities in accordance with certain criteria; requiring the Dep...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1425IntroIncreasing the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that the State must achieve by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a final plan that reduces...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1390IntroRequiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to require the Department of Natural Resources within 60 days of the filing of a certain application with the Public Service Commission to complete a certain independent environmental and socioeconomic pro...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1475IntroAltering 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.
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1540IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1538IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a waste hauler to report on a semiannual basis to the Department of the Environment on certain information regarding waste collected or hauled; requiring a waste hauler to keep a copy of the report for at leas...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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