MD HB1014 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Introduced on February 5 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requiring the Public Service Commission to take final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity only after due consideration of certain factors including whether the applicant's design prioritizes the use or upgrading of existing infrastructure; prohibiting the construction of an overhead transmission line that is aligned with and within 1 mile of a conservation easement unless there is a certain showing of good cause; and providing for the application of the Act.

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Electricity – Considerations for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Overhead Transmission Lines



2020-03-12HouseUnfavorable Report by Economic Matters
2020-02-06HouseHearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-05HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB578 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-05 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Public Utilities7207(n/a)See Bill Text

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