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MDSB83PassRequiring 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
MDHB397PassRequiring the Public Service Commission, by January 1, 2023, to establish an administrative process to approve supply offers for electricity or gas for households in the State that receive energy assistance through a program in the Office of Home Ene...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 636
MDHB30PassAltering the maximum amount that may be charged to a public service company for a State fiscal year; requiring the Office of the People's Counsel to hire at least one assistant people's counsel to focus on environmental issues; authorizing the Office...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 607
MDSB65PassAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard for 2021 through 2030 and later; extending eligibility of certain Tier 2 renewable sources for purposes of the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; altering the compliance fee for a sh...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 673
MDHB298PassRequiring 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
MDSB31PassRequiring the Public Service Commission, by January 1, 2023, to establish an administrative process to approve supply offers for electricity or gas for households in the State that receive energy assistance through a program in the Office of Home Ene...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 637
MDHB501PassImposing a certain fee on certain persons subject to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission ethics laws for filing certain financial disclosure statements late; and setting the amount of a late fee at $5 for each day the filing is late, not to e...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 630
MDSB392PassAuthorizing certain gas and electric utilities to adopt a limited-income mechanism to benefit certain eligible limited-income customers, subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission; expanding the electric universal service program to cus...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 639
MDSB508PassProhibiting the Public Service Commission from prohibiting the construction or operation of multiple net metered solar generating facilities located on separate contiguous lots that are owned by a local government solely because the capacity of the c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDHB584PassProhibiting the Public Service Commission from prohibiting the construction or operation of multiple net metered solar generating facilities located on contiguous lots that are owned by a local government solely because the capacity of the combined n...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 624
MDHB578PassAltering the due dates of certain annual reports prepared by the Public Service Commission; and altering from December 1 to January 1 the due date of a certain report by the Department of Housing and Community Development relating to the Electric Uni...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 616
MDSB428PassAltering the due dates of certain annual reports prepared by the Public Service Commission; and altering the due date from December 1 to January 1 of a certain report by the Department of Housing and Community Development relating to the Electric Uni...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 617
MDHB561PassExpanding the types of energy sources that qualify as Tier 1 renewable sources under the renewable energy portfolio standard; adding certain wastewater used in certain manners to the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; authorizing energy from ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 691
MDHB606PassAuthorizing certain gas and electric utilities to adopt a limited-income mechanism to benefit certain eligible limited-income customers, subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission; expanding the electric universal service program to cus...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 638
MDHB768PassApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; esta...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 449
MDSB95VetoRequiring certain investor-owned gas, electric, or combination gas and electric companies to require certain contractors and subcontractors to pay their employees not less than the prevailing wage rate for certain projects involving the construction,...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB174VetoRequiring certain investor-owned gas, electric, or combination gas and electric companies to require certain contractors and subcontractors to pay their employees not less than the prevailing wage rate for certain projects involving the construction,...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB376PassSetting the renewable energy portfolio standard for municipal electric utilities for 2021 and later.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 174
MDSB153PassSetting the renewable energy portfolio standard for municipal electric utilities for 2021 and later.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 175
MDHB345PassRequiring that any gas service newly installed at an occupied structure may have a gas service regulator installed only outside the structure; requiring an existing interior gas service regulator in a multifamily residential structure to be relocated...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 263
MDSB79PassAuthorizing a subscriber to a community solar energy generating system who has a change in the service address associated with the subscription to maintain the subscription if the new address is in the same electric territory; prohibiting an electric...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 266
MDHB473PassAuthorizing a subscriber to a community solar energy generating system who has a change in the service address associated with the subscription to maintain the subscription under certain circumstances; prohibiting an electric company or a subscriptio...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 265
MDSB407PassIncreasing to 3,000 megawatts the statewide limit on rated generating capacity for net energy metering under a certain contract or tariff available to certain eligible customer-generators.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
MDHB556PassAuthorizing the Public Service Commission to conduct certain hearings relating to certain rate increases virtually; authorizing the Commission to conduct certain public hearings relating to certain certificates of public convenience and necessity vir...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 267
MDHB569PassIncreasing to 3,000 megawatts the statewide limit on rated generating capacity for net energy metering under a certain contract or tariff available to certain eligible customer-generators.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 271
MDSB429PassAltering the requirements for submission of certain photographs by certain applicants for a for-hire driver's license to the Public Service Commission; requiring certain applicants for a for-hire driver's license to allow the Commission access to pho...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 270
MDSB430PassAuthorizing the Public Service Commission to conduct certain hearings relating to certain rate increases virtually; authorizing the Commission to conduct certain public hearings relating to certain certificates of public convenience and necessity vir...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 268
MDSB503PassRequiring that any gas service newly installed at an occupied structure may have a gas service regulator installed only outside the structure; requiring an existing interior gas service regulator in a multifamily residential structure to be relocated...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 264
MDHB558PassAltering the requirements for submission of certain photographs by certain applicants for a for-hire driver's license to the Public Service Commission; requiring certain applicants for a for-hire driver's license to allow the Commission access to pho...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 269
MDHB789PassRequiring the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to stream live video or teleconference audio or other audio of the open meetings of the Commission; requiring the Commission to maintain on its website a complete and unedited archived recording o...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 291
MDHB842PassRequiring an electric company to provide to a retail electricity customer on request the historic usage and billing information for not less than the preceding 12 months; and providing that the electric company must make the information available, as...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 172
MDHB1007PassAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years to require a certain percentage of energy from Tier 1 renewable sources each year to be derived from certain geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring a certain percentage of e...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 164
MDSB856PassRequiring an electric company to provide to a retail electricity customer on request the historic usage and billing information for not less than the preceding 12 months; and providing that the electric company must make the information available, as...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDSB877PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any la...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDSB414Engross

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Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
MDSB810Engross

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Altering the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years to require a certain percentage of energy from Tier 1 renewable sources each year to be derived from certain geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring that a certain percentage...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB467Engross

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Altering the renewable energy portfolio standard for certain years; extending indefinitely the renewable energy portfolio standard percentage derived from Tier 2 renewable sources; repealing the limit on the period of time during which energy from a ...
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2021-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB754Engross

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Requiring the Public Service Commission to convene a workgroup of interested persons to study damaged, dangling, obsolete, or redundant utility, telecommunication, or other lines, or blight or public nuisance caused by an excessive number of lines on...
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2021-03-31
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB949Intro

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Requiring the Public Service Commission, by regulation or order, to require that a customer's bill for electricity service include the customer's exact meter readings for the close of the last billing cycle and the close of the current billing cycle.
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2021-03-31
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB832Engross

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Establishing the electric school bus pilot program to be implemented and administered by the Public Service Commission; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement a pilot program that meets certain standards...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB890Engross

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Providing for the inclusion of certain project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and providing for the continuation of a certain surcharge for ...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB841Engross

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Establishing certain community solar energy generating systems as a subclass of personal property; providing that the county tax rate applicable to certain community solar energy generating systems may be a different rate from the county tax rate app...
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2021-03-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB379Intro

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Requiring the Public Service Commission, for the 2021-2023 program cycle, by regulation or order, to the extent that the Commission determines that low-income programs are available, to require the Department of Housing and Community Development to p...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB682Intro

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Authorizing certain biomass systems primarily fueled with qualifying biomass other than animal manure to be eligible for renewable energy credits; and altering the definition of "thermal biomass system".
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2021-03-20
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB875Engross

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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 obligatio...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB220Intro

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Establishing a clean energy attribute credit standard for certain purposes; repealing certain provisions relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard; stating certain findings of the General Assembly; stating certain policies of the State rega...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB332Intro

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Altering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB613Intro

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Prohibiting the Public Service Commission from issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of a coal- or gas-fired generating station if any part of the generating station will be located in Prince George's County; ...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1231Intro

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Requiring the Public Service Commission to promptly notify the owner of a utility pole about damaged, dangling, obsolete, or redundant lines or blight or public nuisance caused by an excessive number of lines on a utility pole under certain circumsta...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1367Intro

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Prohibiting a gas company or an electric company from imposing a certain deposit requirement on customers who are at least 65 years old and have an annual income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level; prohibiting a gas company or an electric ...
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2021-03-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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