MD SB28 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on February 11 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-12 - Referred Environment and Transportation
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or organizing the release of, a balloon into the atmosphere, with certain exceptions; requiring a certain unit, officer, or official of a local government with delegated enforcement authority to report certain violations; establishing a civil penalty of $250 for a violation of the Act; etc.

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Solid Waste Management - Prohibition on Releasing a Balloon Into the Atmosphere


Roll Calls

2020-02-11 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 38 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - Senate - Floor Amendment 653325/1 (Senator Lam) Adopted (Y: 36 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-02-12HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2020-02-11SenateThird Reading Passed (38-8)
2020-02-07SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-07SenateFloor Amendment {653325/1 (Senator Lam) Adopted (36-10)
2020-02-07SenateFloor Amendment {223226/1 (Senator Jennings) Withdrawn
2020-02-06SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
2020-02-06SenateFloor Amendment {223226/1 (Senator Jennings)
2020-02-06SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2020-02-05SenateMotion Special Order until 2/6 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
2020-02-04SenateMotion Special Order until 2/5 (Senator Hough) Adopted
2020-02-04SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2020-02-04SenateFavorable with Amendments {984332/1
2020-02-03SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-01-08SenateHearing 1/23 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-08SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB13 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-21 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Environment92301(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments