MD HB1328 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Enrolled on April 9 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-04-09 - Returned Passed
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units of local government to allow joint trenching by broadband providers in a certain manner under certain circumstances; exempting counties and municipal corporations within the jurisdiction of the Washington Suburban Sanitary District from certain requirements; etc.

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Economic Development – Broadband Providers – Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)


Roll Calls

2021-04-09 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-01 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 107 N: 28 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2021-04-09HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-08SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-04-08SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-04-08SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2021-04-07SenateRereferred to Finance
2021-04-02SenateReferred Rules
2021-04-01HouseThird Reading Passed (107-28)
2021-04-01HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-01HouseFavorable with Amendments {913598/1 Adopted
2021-04-01HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2021-02-08HouseHearing 3/04 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-08HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB824 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-08 - Passed Enrolled


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Economic Development13504(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51101(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51102(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51103(n/a)See Bill Text
Transportation8654(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments 750