MD SB824 | 2021 | Regular Session


Status: Enrolled on April 8 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-04-08 - Passed Enrolled
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Authorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend certain broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units of local government to allow joint trenching by broadband providers under certain circumstances; exempting counties and municipal corporations within the jurisdiction of the Washington Suburban Sanitary District from certain requirements; etc.

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Economic Development - Broadband Providers - Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)


Roll Calls

2021-04-08 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-07 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 118 N: 18 NV: 3 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2021-04-08SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-08SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-08SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-07HouseThird Reading Passed (118-18)
2021-04-05HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments {503193/1 Adopted
2021-04-05HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2021-03-20HouseReferred Economic Matters
2021-03-19SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2021-03-19SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-19SenateFavorable with Amendments {337071/1 Adopted
2021-03-19SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2021-02-10SenateHearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-02-09SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB1328 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-09 - Returned Passed


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Economic Development51101(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51103(n/a)See Bill Text
Transportation8654(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments 750