MD SB540 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Introduced on January 30 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-31 - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing a process for a cooperative to operate as a member-regulated cooperative in a certain area; specifying that the Public Service Commission does not have jurisdiction over a member-regulated cooperative, subject to certain exceptions; prohibiting a member-regulated cooperative from exercising a certain power of condemnation for the sole purpose of providing broadband Internet service; specifying certain provisions of law that apply to a member-regulated cooperative; etc.

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



2020-01-31SenateHearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-30SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB999 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-18 - Passed Enrolled


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Corporations and Associations5601(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 Associations5646(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities2112(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments