MD SB281 | 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 544
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to adopt certain regulations; requiring that the owner of a certain eligible property that wants to change the use of the eligible property be liable for certain fees waived under the Act under certain circumstances; etc.

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Renewable Energy Development and Siting (REDS) – Evaluations and Tax and Fee Exemptions


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 132 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-05-08SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 544
2020-03-18SenateReturned Passed
2020-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (132-0)
2020-03-17HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-17HouseFavorable Report by Economic Matters
2020-03-12HouseReferred Economic Matters
2020-03-11SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2020-03-09SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {244337/1 Adopted
2020-03-06SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-01-27SenateHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2020-01-27SenateHearing canceled (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2020-01-27SenateHearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2020-01-20SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation

Same As/Similar To

HB336 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-05 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Environment7501(n/a)See Bill Text
Environment7506(n/a)See Bill Text
Tax - General8402(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments