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MDSB18PassAltering the membership of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission to include one representative each from a nonprofit focused on lead poisoning prevention issues and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter; repealing certain requiremen...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 500
MDSB74PassEstablishing that the Marine Contractors Licensing Board is subject to the Maryland Program Evaluation Act; establishing that the Board is a unit in the Department of the Environment; authorizing the Board, by regulation, to establish certain license...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 513
MDHB78PassAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 44
MDHB177PassAuthorizing the Department of the Environment to take certain emergency actions to protect life, property, or the environment against risks arising from dams, reservoirs, and similar waterway constructions that are in imminent danger of failure; requ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 97
MDSB281PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 544
MDHB566PassAltering the information required to be provided to the Department of Commerce in order to qualify for certain tax credit enhancements under the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program to include, with respect to certain qualified opportunity zone busin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 254
MDSB420PassProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021 the use of Class B fire- fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that this Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distributio...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 277
MDHB619PassProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, the use of Class B fire-fighting foam that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; providing that the Act does not restrict the manufacture, sale, or distribution ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 276
MDSB713PassAltering the information required to be provided to the Department of Commerce in order to qualify for certain tax credit enhancements under the Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program to include, with respect to certain qualified opportunity zone busin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 255
MDSB749PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code and in certain uncodified laws; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotated Code; ratifying certain corre...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 628
MDSB840PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 472
MDHB1035PassExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 413
MDHB1442PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 471
MDHB395EngrossSpecifying that funds in a certain renewable and clean energy programs account be used for the Maryland Healthy Soils Program; and requiring that $500,000 of the renewable and clean energy programs account be allocated to the Maryland Healthy Soils P...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB836EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB890EngrossRequiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2021, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB254EngrossProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a certain inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2021; requiring the Departmen...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB323EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to consider and, as appropriate and to the extent consistent with State and federal law, use certain supplemental environmental projects as part of a settlement or enforcement action concerning an alleged v...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB179IntroAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved t...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB1067IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB178EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; requiring a contract for the sale of real property located in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County or W...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1452EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State in a certain manner; requiring that the annual Maryland solid waste management and ...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1533EngrossAuthorizing an individual who is employed by the State or a county or municipality in the State to perform marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their employment without having to obtain a marine contractor license unde...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB136EngrossEstablishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who perform on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site waste water syst...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB656EngrossRequiring 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 c...
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2020-03-12
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1128IntroRequiring a person seeking a certain water quality certification to submit a request to the Department of the Environment; requiring that a request for a water quality certification include certain information concerning the potential environmental i...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1416IntroRequiring a supplier of water to inspect certain valves in a public water system in a certain manner, repair or replace certain valves, inspect certain fire hydrants, formulate and implement a certain plan, identify the locations of certain valves, a...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1312IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB896EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish and administer a statewide green business certification program; requiring the green business certification program to recognize businesses operating in a way that reduces their environmental f...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1212IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment, the Department of Transportation, and the State Highway Administration from holding a certain public hearing on a certain permit or issuing a certain permit unless a certain public hearing is held; requi...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB371IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain school buildings to be a lead concentration in drinking water that...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB928IntroOn or after October 1, 2021, prohibiting the Department of the Environment from approving coverage under a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) Discharge permit for a certain CAFO, unless the permit applicant submits a certain manure transpor...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB165IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2020; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1428IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with certain entities, to adopt regulations to require periodic inspections for the presence of mold hazards and mold or moisture problems in each occupied higher education facility in the ...
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2020-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB992EngrossAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; and requiring by August...
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2020-02-28
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1643IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Environmental Service, to establish a grant program to assist counties with certain costs associated with the collection, recycling, and composting of organics and other c...
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2020-02-26
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1547IntroRequiring a producer of synthetic turf and turf infill, on or before January 1, 2021, to individually or as part of a stewardship organization submit a synthetic turf and turf infill stewardship plan to the Department of the Environment for review an...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB923IntroReplacing the term "landlord" with "residential housing provider" and "tenant" with "resident" in the context of residential leases.
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB13EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or organizing the release of, a certain balloon into the atmosphere; authorizing the Department to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain unit, of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB495EngrossExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement w...
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2020-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB912IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB172EngrossAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
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2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1542IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to establish and administer a Lead Poisoning Testing Program, rather than a Lead Poisoning Screening Program; altering the duties of the Program; requiring the Secretary to require health care providers caring for ch...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1540IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1545IntroProhibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding a certain amount; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Account to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requirin...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1465IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1538IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a waste hauler to report on a semiannual basis to the Department of the Environment on certain information regarding waste collected or hauled; requiring a waste hauler to keep a copy of the report for at leas...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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