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MDHB109PassProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses or schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service prod...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 579
MDSB249PassAuthorizing the Governor to include the State as a full participant in any regional governmental initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector; requiring, beginning November 1, 2019, ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
MDHB277PassAuthorizing the Governor to include the State as a full participant in a regional governmental initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector; requiring the Department of the Environme...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 605
MDSB285PassProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses and schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service pro...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 580
MDSB269PassAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 652
MDHB428PassAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 651
MDSB448PassEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 754
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
MDSB546PassRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 760
MDSB662PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDHB1166PassAuthorizing Howard County to impose, by law, a fee on certain retail establishments for the use of disposable bags as part of a retail sale of products; limiting the amount of the fee to not more than 5 cents for each disposable bag used; defining "d...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 725
MDHB1366PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
MDSB1031PassAltering the basis for calculating a certain license fee credited to the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund and the Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund; expanding, to include fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 772
MDHB1347PassAmending certain prior authorizations of State Debt to alter the requirement that certain grantees provide certain matching funds; extending the deadline for certain grantees to present certain evidence that a matching fund will be presented; extendi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 737
MDHB488VetoEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in natural resources fields as they matriculate and graduate from institutions of higher education; requiring the Department and...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB830VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on or before June 1, 2019; requiring the Department, in coordination with the U...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB720VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on or before June 1, 2019; requiring the Department, in coordination with the U...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB735VetoRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover and...
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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
MDSB370PassRequiring a county to address, in a recycling plan required to be submitted to the Secretary of the Environment, the collection and recycling of recyclable materials from buildings that are 150,000 square feet or greater of office space; requiring ea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 500
MDSB505PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January 1 each yea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 518
MDSB729PassRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, the Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDHB703PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 517
MDHB1255PassRequiring the Department of the Environment and the Department of Transportation to jointly provide technical assistance to certain entities on certain matters; establishing the Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide gra...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 492
MDHB1253PassStating the findings and intent of the General Assembly that any exposure to lead in drinking water is dangerous to children, that schools should be proactive in reducing lead in drinking water outlets to 5 parts per billion, and that State and feder...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 557
MDSB1011PassExempting certain public school construction projects that use alternative financing methods and that receive State funding from certain requirements; requiring public school construction projects in Prince George's County that use alternative financ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 387
MDHB1427PassAltering the application of certain design and siting criteria established by the Coast Smart Council to apply only to certain State and local capital projects; extending the date the projects must comply with the criteria to July 1, 2020, and the da...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 442
MDHB28PassExempting certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits; establishing that the use of certain equipment associated with a shellfish...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB190PassDefining the term "failing on-site sewage disposal system" for certain provisions of law to mean an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, or a component of an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, that is a threat to the public health...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
MDHB406PassSpecifying that the application fee for a structural shoreline stabilization project located on or adjacent to a State-owned lake may not exceed $250; and requiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with the Department of Natural Reso...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
MDHB417PassRepealing a requirement that a report of a sewer overflow or treatment plant bypass provided to the Department of the Environment by an owner or operator of certain sewer systems or wastewater treatment plants be made by telephone; specifying the con...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 310
MDSB467PassEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in fields related to natural resources; requiring the Department and its managing organization each year to select one fellow in...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a person to use reusable diverted water on the site on which it originates for purposes such as gardening, composting, lawn watering, and irrigation in accordance with certain requirements; and defining "reusable diverted water" to mean w...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 368
MDHB510PassProhibiting the owner or operator of a refuse disposal system from accepting loads of separately collected organic waste for final disposal unless the owner or operator provides for the organics recycling of the organic waste; authorizing that loads ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 366
MDSB741PassRequiring the Secretary of Planning to contract with a certain consultant to conduct a certain study on the adaptive reuse of certain historic properties; authorizing the Secretary to use up to $75,000 to pay for the costs of the study; requiring tha...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
MDSB877PassIncreasing from $100,000 to $250,000 the maximum cost of a certain construction project that may be wholly financed with funds from the Waterway Improvement Fund.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
MDHB808PassRepealing a certain list of plants considered to be noxious weeds in the State; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to adopt regulations to establish a list of plants considered to be noxious weeds in the State; altering a certain condition under ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 278
MDHB1233PassReducing the elevated blood lead level that initiates certain case management, notification, and lead risk reduction requirements in owner-occupied and affected properties; altering certain notification requirements triggered by the results of a cert...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDSB939PassExempting under certain circumstances certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits from the Department of the Environment or the B...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDHB1362PassAltering the composition of the Prince George's County Environmental Justice Commission to include certain individuals; altering the date by which the Commission is required to report its findings on environmental justice issues in the County and rec...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDHB1246PassExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDSB25PassAuthorizing the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Maryland Environmental Trust, certain other land trusts, a county, and the Department of Natural Resources to record notice of certain easements, c...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 127
MDHB36PassRequiring a surface mining permittee, on the discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently re...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
MDSB54PassRequiring a certain surface mining permittee, on discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a certain permittee to permanently repla...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
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
MDHB298PassEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-04-08
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/4/2019) - Chapter 17
MDSB481IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" to mean a lead concentration in drinking water exceeding 5 parts per billion for certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain s...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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
MDSB563EngrossRequiring a local governing body, on application by a property owner for a certain special exception to construct or operate a landfill, to require the preparation of an environmental justice analysis at the expense of the property owner; requiring a...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB1051IntroEstablishing the Public Fishery Pilot Program; requiring the Department of Natural Resources, in coordination with the Oyster Advisory Commission, to develop and operate the Program; providing that the purpose of the Program is to increase oyster abu...
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2019-04-03
Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
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