MD HB999 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 12-1)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Establishing a process for an electric cooperative to operate as a member-regulated cooperative in a certain area; requiring a cooperative's board of directors to hold a certain meeting and forums and provide a certain notice and information to the cooperative's members on whether to operate as a member-regulated cooperative; requiring a member-regulated cooperative to report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the status of the deployment of broadband Internet service to the cooperative's members; etc.

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Member-Regulated Cooperatives - Establishment (Rural Broadband for the Eastern Shore Act of 2020)


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 126 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-15 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 131 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
2020-03-18HousePassed Enrolled
2020-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (126-0)
2020-03-18HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-18SenateMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
2020-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {677073/1 Adopted
2020-03-18SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2020-03-16SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-15HouseThird Reading Passed (131-0)
2020-03-14HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-14HouseFavorable with Amendments {693896/1 Adopted
2020-03-14HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2020-02-06HouseHearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-05HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB540 (Crossfiled) 2020-01-31 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Corporations and Associations5601(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5607(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5632(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5635(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5636(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5637(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5638(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5639(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5640(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5641(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5642(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5643(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5644(n/a)See Bill Text
Corporations and Associations5648(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities2112(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments