MD SB83 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB656


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [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

2021-04-01 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 93 N: 41 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2021-02-24 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
2021-04-02SenateReturned Passed
2021-04-01HouseThird Reading Passed (93-41)
2021-04-01HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-04-01HouseFavorable Report by Economic Matters
2021-02-25HouseReferred Economic Matters
2021-02-24SenateThird Reading Passed (31-14)
2021-02-19SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-19SenateFloor Amendment {473920/1 (Senator Hershey) Rejected
2021-02-17SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
2021-02-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2021-02-17SenateCommittee Amendment {117073/1 Adopted
2021-02-17SenateFavorable with Amendments
2021-02-16SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Reilly) Adopted
2021-02-16SenateFavorable with Amendments {117073/1
2021-02-12SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2020-12-23SenateHearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB298 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
SB656 (Carry Over) 2020-03-12 - Referred Economic Matters Environment and Transportation


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