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MDHB350PassAuthorizing the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority to impose, instead of or in addition to assessing a civil penalty, enforcement measures on persons that perform excavation or demolition without providing required notice.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 113
MDSB464PassAuthorizing the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority to impose, instead of or in addition to assessing a civil penalty, enforcement measures on persons that perform excavation or demolition without providing required notice.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 114
MDSB526Enroll

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Altering the application of the offshore wind energy component of the renewable energy portfolio standard to apply only to distribution sales of electric companies; altering the manner in which an electric company may reflect and recover offshore win...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB696Enroll

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Establishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB789Enroll

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Requiring a person notifying the one-call system before performing an excavation or demolition to select a specific start work date; altering the information that must be provided to a one-call system; requiring the ticket generated by the one-call s...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB440Enroll

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Altering the maximum generating capacity of a community solar energy generating system for purposes of net energy metering; increasing the maximum generating capacity of a community solar energy generating system from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts; and ...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB131Enroll

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Altering the number of days the Public Service Commission may initially suspend a new rate or change in rate proposed by the public service company from 150 to 180; repealing the Commission's authority to extend the rate suspension for an additional ...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB257Enroll

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Altering the date, from September 1 to November 1 of each year, by which the Public Service Commission must submit a report on the status of a certain net metering program; and repealing a reporting requirement on customer education about competitive...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB256Enroll

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Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining "resiliency hub" as a location where solar photovolta...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB524Enroll

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB719Enroll

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Providing that certain funding for the Power to the People Pilot Program be used to hire certain part-time personnel; requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to develop a certain redetermination process to assist eligible energy customers who ar...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB622Engross

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Altering the application of the offshore wind energy component of the renewable energy portfolio standard to apply only to distribution sales of electric companies; altering the manner in which an electric company may reflect and recover offshore win...
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2022-04-07
Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Hershey and Augustine)
MDHB1083Intro

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Authorizing a certain county or municipality to convert its street lighting service to a customer-owned street lighting tariff, acquire certain street lighting equipment by purchase or condemnation, enter into an agreement to purchase electricity, an...
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2022-04-06
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB1013Intro

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Requiring a railroad company that acquires property by condemnation for a magnetic levitation transportation system to pay an additional amount equal to 25% of the acquisition cost of the property to a local development council; authorizing the gover...
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2022-04-06
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB108Enroll

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB31Enroll

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Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining "resiliency hub" as a location where solar photovolta...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB228Enroll

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Altering the number of days from 150 to 180 for which the Public Service Commission may initially suspend a public service company's proposed rate; and allowing the Commission to extend a rate suspension for up to an additional 90 days if the filing ...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB341Enroll

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Altering the date, from September 1 to November 1 of each year, by which the Public Service Commission must submit a report on the status of a certain net metering program; and repealing a reporting requirement on customer education about competitiv...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB1001Enroll

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Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs, in coordination with the United Way of Central Maryland and the Fuel Fund of Maryland, to establish the Power to the People Pilot Program; providing that certain funding for the Program be used to hire ce...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB994Enroll

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Requiring a person notifying the one-call system before performing an excavation or demolition to select a specific start work date; altering the information that must be provided to a one-call system; requiring the ticket generated by the one-call s...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB818Engross

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Authorizing a subscriber organization for a community solar energy generating system to participate in consolidated billing provided by the electric company serving the territory of the community solar energy generating system.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB88Engross

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Establishing certain State policy goals with regard to the State's electric distribution system; requiring the Public Service Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration to provide assistance and support to electric companies for applying for a...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB418Engross

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Requiring a person who is a developer of a project, on the approval of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of a certain generating station or qualified generator lead line and an exemption from the requirement for a...
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2022-03-21
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB936Engross

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Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs to meet the full generation capacity authorized under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; and req...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB998Engross

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Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to establish a Silver Energy Savers Program to provide bill assistance to eligible energy customers who are at least 60 years old; requiring the Office to enter into a contract with 2-1-1 Maryland to provi...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB770Engross

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Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to reimburse and provide grants to eligible customers for costs associated with eligible repairs; establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund ...
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2022-03-18
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB334Engross

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Establishing the Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Energy Workgroup to review certain long-term contracts and power purchase agreements for renewable energy, study the feasibility of implementing long-term power purchase agreements fo...
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2022-03-16
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB423Intro

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Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB810Intro

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Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to take action to reduce the disaster risk and vulnerability of critical infrastructure; establishing the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Grant Program in the Department to leverage certain fun...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB11Intro

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Altering the definition of "Tier 1 renewable source" for purposes of excluding energy derived from qualifying biomass, methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials, certain fuel cells, poultry litter-to-energy, waste-to-energy, refus...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB796Intro

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Requiring a taxicab driver and a transportation network operator to return property with a value of at least $100 left in the vehicle to the owner of the property under certain circumstances; requiring a taxicab driver and a transportation network op...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB801Intro

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Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB864Intro

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Altering the eligibility of solar energy sources for meeting certain portions of Tier 1 requirements of the renewable energy portfolio standard to require that the source is only eligible if it is connected with the electric distribution grid serving...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1085Intro

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Altering the components of fuels that qualify a generating facility as a Tier 1 renewable source under the renewable energy portfolio standard by altering the definitions of "qualifying biomass" and "thermal biomass system".
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1339Intro

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Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to take action to reduce the disaster risk and vulnerability of critical infrastructure; establishing the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Grant Program in the Department to leverage certain fun...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB948Intro

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Establishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB624Intro

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Requiring an electric company to contract for renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for the electric company starting in 2023; authorizing...
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2022-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB781Intro

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Prohibiting a gas company or an electric company from imposing a 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, or terminating gas service or electric service to...
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2022-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB999Intro

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Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs, the total number of megawatts of solar electricity needed, and the rate of rooftop solar panels compared to ground-mounte...
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2022-02-23
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB283Engross

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Requiring the Department of Human Services to authorize benefits under the electric universal service program for an electric customer who does not meet the eligibility requirements for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and has an...
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2022-02-22
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1261Intro

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Repealing the requirement that a community solar energy generating system be located in the same electric service territory as a subscriber for the subscriber to receive monthly electric bill credits; requiring the Public Service Commission to requir...
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2022-02-22
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB894Intro

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Altering the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program by extending the duration of the Program, increasing the total amount of rebates issued under the Program, repealing the authority to issue rebates to retail service station dealers, l...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1366Intro

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Including a zero-emission energy resource as a Tier 1 renewable source eligible for meeting certain Tier 1 obligations under the renewable energy portfolio standard; and requiring the Maryland Energy Administration, in consultation with the Public Se...
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1112Intro

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Requiring that an eligible customer-generator receive generation credits for net excess generation that are applied to the total monthly electricity bill from an electric company.
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1271Intro

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Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to offset the costs a low- to middle-income residential customer may incur due to damage caused by a utility company's routine maintenance, repairs, or upgrades; and requiri...
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB936Intro

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Prohibiting the Public Service Commission from setting eligibility requirements for an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-generator that are based on the eligible customer-generator's baseline annual usage.
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2022-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB616Intro

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Making energy derived from waste-to-energy or refuse-derived fuel ineligible for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard.
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB733Intro

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Repealing the requirement that a community solar energy generating system be located in the same electric service territory as a subscriber for the subscriber to receive monthly electric bill credits; requiring the Public Service Commission to requir...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB715Intro

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Prohibiting a transportation network operator from using a motor vehicle that is more than 15 model years old to provide transportation network services.
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB902Intro

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Requiring the owner of a dam associated with a certain hydroelectric power plant to pay an annual compensation fee to the Department of the Environment for the use of State land and waterways beginning January 1, 2023; requiring the Public Service Co...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
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