MD SB65 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous SB168


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Enrolled on April 12 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-04-12 - Passed Enrolled
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "qualifying biomass" for purposes of excluding energy derived from certain material from being eligible for meeting certain Tier 1 obligations under the renewable energy portfolio standard; providing that existing obligations or contract rights may not be impaired by the Act; and applying the Act to all renewable energy portfolio standard compliance years beginning January 1, 2022, or later.

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Electricity - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Tier 2 Renewable Sources, Qualifying Biomass, and Compliance Fees


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 94 N: 40 NV: 5 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 96 N: 42 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-02-09 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 32 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Floor Amendment 573228/1 (Senator Carozza) Rejected (Y: 15 N: 30 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Floor Amendment 463925/1 (Senator Hough) Rejected (Y: 16 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2021-04-12SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12HouseThird Reading Passed (94-40)
2021-04-12HouseConference Committee Report {773029/1 Adopted
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (33-11)
2021-04-12SenateConference Committee Report {773029/1 Adopted
2021-04-12SenateHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates D.E. Davis, Dumais and Brooks)
2021-04-12SenateHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-12HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates D.E. Davis, Dumais and Brooks)
2021-04-12HouseHouse Refuses Recede
2021-04-12HouseSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Augustine and Hershey)
2021-04-12HouseSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-12HouseSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-04-12SenateSenate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Augustine and Hershey)
2021-04-12SenateSenate Requests House Recede
2021-04-12SenateSenate Refuses Concur House Amendments
2021-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (96-42)
2021-04-07HouseMotion Special Order until 04/10 (Delegate D.E. Davis) Adopted
2021-04-05HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments {773192/1 Adopted
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2021-02-11HouseReferred Economic Matters
2021-02-09SenateThird Reading Passed (32-15)
2021-02-05SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-05SenateFloor Amendment {573228/1 (Senator Carozza) Rejected (15-30)
2021-02-05SenateFloor Amendment {463925/1 (Senator Hough) Rejected (16-30)
2021-02-05SenateFloor Amendment {503726/1 (Senator Edwards) Rejected
2021-02-05SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2021-02-05SenateCommittee Amendment {957570/1 Adopted
2021-02-05SenateFavorable with Amendments
2021-02-03SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator King) Adopted
2021-02-03SenateFavorable with Amendments {957570/1
2021-02-03SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2020-12-23SenateHearing 1/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

SB168 (Carry Over) 2020-03-13 - Unfavorable Report by Finance
HB875 (Crossfiled) 2021-03-19 - Referred Finance


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Public Utilities7701(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities7704(n/a)See Bill Text

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