MD HB177 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - Returned Passed
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing 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; requiring the Department to remain in charge and control of a water infrastructure asset until the Department has determined that the water infrastructure asset has been rendered safe or the circumstances requiring the emergency actions have ceased; etc.

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Environment – Water Infrastructure Assets – Authorization of Emergency Actions


Roll Calls

2020-03-17 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-03-18HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-17SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-17SenateMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Adopted
2020-03-17SenateSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-17SenateFavorable Adopted
2020-03-17SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-15SenateHearing 3/16 at 11:00 a.m.
2020-03-14SenateRereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-12SenateReferred Rules
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2020-03-10HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments {480110/1 Adopted
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-01-28HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
2020-01-15HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation and Appropriations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Environment5509(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments