MD SB656 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-12 - Referred Economic Matters Environment and Transportation
Pending: House Economic Matters Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring the Secretary of the Environment to prepare a certain recommendation in connection with certain issues considered by the Public Service Commission; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to incorporate an evaluation of the impact of certain electric power plants on climate change into the Power Plant Research Program; requiring the Commission to consider the maintenance of fair and stable labor standards and the protection of the global climate in supervising and regulating certain public service companies; etc.

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Utility Regulation - Consideration of Climate and Labor


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 32 N: 14 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-12HouseReferred Economic Matters Environment and Transportation
2020-03-11SenateThird Reading Passed (32-14)
2020-03-09SenateSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-09SenateFavorable Adopted
2020-03-06SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-02-05SenateHearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-03SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB531 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-05 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Environment2405(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3303(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities2113(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Utilities7207(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments 750