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MDHB1274IntroRequiring a utility company to give prior written notice to certain customers prior to deploying smart meters throughout all or a portion of the utility company's service territory; prohibiting a utility company from imposing any additional fee or ch...
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2018-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1667IntroProhibiting a gas company or an electric company from imposing a deposit requirement exceeding 1 month's estimated service charge on customers who are at least 70 years old, have lived at the service address for at least 10 years, and have an annual ...
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2018-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1568IntroRequiring certain public service companies to remove certain facility equipment within a certain period of time; requiring the Public Service Commission to take certain corrective action after a certain consideration; authorizing the Commission to im...
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2018-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1463IntroRequiring a utility company to exchange an analog, digital, or smart meter for another certain meter under certain circumstances; prohibiting a utility company from charging or penalizing a customer for taking certain actions; and requiring that a ce...
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2018-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1333IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to authorize a customer of a gas company or an electric company to purchase and install an analog meter; requiring the meter to comply with certain standards; requiring a gas company or an electric company to i...
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2018-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB1003IntroProhibiting a person from constructing a magnetic levitation transportation system or certain facilities or structures in a local jurisdiction unless the local legislative body and the local executive review and approve the construction; prohibiting ...
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2018-03-14
[Hearing: Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB854IntroEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; requiring the fair market value of the selling utility to be determined in a certain manner under certain circumstan...
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2018-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1051IntroAuthorizing the Emergency Number Systems Board to use the 9-1-1 Trust Fund to reimburse counties for capital and operating costs of a certain enhanced 9-1-1 system under certain circumstances; and altering the method for calculating the 9-1-1 fee and...
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2018-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB948IntroAltering certain requirements for certain bids or proposals for certain procurement contracts, and certain contracts for goods and services, to be awarded by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission having an expected degree of minority business e...
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2018-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB866IntroRequiring the Maryland Energy Administration to study the effect that an increase in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard, to include the increase in the percentage of energy required to be from solar energy, will have on the State's relia...
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2018-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1242IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2018; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2018-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1486IntroRequiring a company that installs solar photovoltaic systems to install a certain lockout tag containing a safety warning under certain circumstances; requiring a certain company to provide a certain customer with a certain lockout tag for a solar ph...
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2018-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1135IntroAltering from between 10 to 30 to not less than 26 nautical miles the distances required of certain qualified offshore wind projects from the State shoreline; prohibiting the Public Service Commission from approving certain offshore wind projects unl...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1126IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to take final action on a certain application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity only after due consideration of the effect of a generating station, an overhead transmission line, or a qualif...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1566IntroEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; requiring the fair market value of the selling utility to be determined in a certain manner under certain circumstan...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1616IntroAltering certain requirements for certain bids or proposals for certain procurement contracts, and certain contracts for goods and services, to be awarded by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission having an expected degree of minority business e...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1632IntroRequiring an applicant for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain construction to conduct a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) on the project and report on its findings; requiring a rapid HIA report to be completed within 3 w...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1631IntroRequiring an electric company to make available to certain retail electric customers a 30% discount on a certain rate based on the location of a customer meter within one-half mile of a commercial solar facility; requiring the discount to be included...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1573IntroRequiring that an owner of a certain solar electric generating facility provide certain notice of the sale or transfer of the facility to certain persons within a certain period of time.
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1653IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish a surcharge on certain solar electric generating facilities for a certain purpose on the basis of certain factors; requiring the Comptroller to collect the revenue from the surcharge and deposit it...
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2018-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1591IntroProviding that a solar facility may be allowed only by special exception in certain zones of a local jurisdiction; establishing certain requirements for the application, siting, and operation of a solar facility in certain zones; establishing certain...
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2018-03-07
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDSB603IntroRequiring that at least 51% of the renewable energy credits used to satisfy that portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard that exceeds 25% in certain years must be created by a source that is located in the State; providing that an electric...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB557IntroIncreasing the generating capacity limit for an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-generator for net metering and a community solar energy generating system under certain circumstances; requiring an electric generating system use...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB691IntroEstablishing certain restrictions on the acquisition of certain property by condemnation in connection with a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain facilities used in the transmission of electricity; providing that a property or...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB696IntroRequiring a public service company or an applicant to provide certain notice to owners of land located within 2,500 feet of proposed transmission lines under certain circumstances; requiring the Public Service Commission to consider, and authorizing ...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB692IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of an overhead transmission line that is designed to carry a voltage in excess of 69,000 volts unless the overhead transmiss...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB695IntroSubjecting the condemnation of certain property or rights for the construction or maintenance of overhead transmission lines to approval by the Public Service Commission.
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB761IntroExcluding a person from the exemption to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity if the person is constructing a generating station that has the capacity to produce, when combined with a certain generating station, at least 2 megawat...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB760IntroProhibiting the siting of a solar electric generating facility on contiguous parcels of productive agricultural land that have different owners; and applying the prohibition to charter counties and Baltimore City.
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB732IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after January 1, 2020; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable sources in the State's renewable e...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB879IntroAltering the maximum grant amount that the Maryland Energy Administration may award to certain properties under the Solar Energy Grant Program; prohibiting the Administration from denying a grant application for a certain property except under certai...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1058IntroAltering from between 10 to 30 to not less than 26 nautical miles the distances required of certain qualified offshore wind projects from the State shoreline; prohibiting the Public Service Commission from approving certain offshore wind projects unl...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1588IntroProhibiting a local legislative body from granting an amendment to change a certain zoning classification based on a certain finding if the primary reason for the proposed amendment is the existence of a certain energy generation system; applying the...
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2018-03-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB878IntroMaking permanent the Community Solar Energy Generating System Program; altering the definition of "qualified energy resources" as it relates to the clean energy production income tax credit; establishing the Maryland Megawatt Block Program in the Pub...
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2018-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB939IntroEstablishing a Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secreta...
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2018-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB934IntroIncreasing the generating capacity limit for an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-generator for net metering and a community solar energy generating system under certain circumstances; requiring an electric generating system use...
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2018-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB967IntroRequiring an electric company to contract for certain renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a certain portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for electricity that the electric comp...
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2018-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1453IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after January 1, 2020; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable sources in the State's renewable e...
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2018-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB665IntroAuthorizing the Baltimore City Department of Public Works to establish a rebate program to assist customers with charges for increased water usage due to certain activities undertaken to prevent pipes from freezing on designated Code Blue days; and r...
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2018-03-02
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1236IntroAltering the maximum grant amount that the Maryland Energy Administration may award to certain properties under the Solar Energy Grant Program; prohibiting the Administration from denying a grant application for a certain property except under certai...
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2018-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1490IntroAuthorizing a county or municipality to enact a law that establishes certain standards and requirements for a certain electric company to follow to maintain a certain property on which an overhead transmission line is located; specifying that certain...
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2018-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1387IntroRequiring a natural gas company to provide prior notice of certain work on natural gas infrastructure by advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation, on two types of social media, and on the gas company's website; and requiring a natural gas ...
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2018-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1528IntroAuthorizing the Department of Human Services to use certain unexpended funds to establish a certain arrearage prevention program; providing the purpose and intent of the program is a one-time grant of money to establish ongoing arrearage prevention a...
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2018-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB912IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Electric Power Grid Security; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certai...
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2018-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB943IntroLimiting to one time for each telephone number the number of times a telephone company may assess a fee to a customer for keeping certain telephone numbers unpublished; and authorizing a telephone company to assess the fee each time a customer change...
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2018-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1491IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to conduct a certain study of the effects of master meters in certain residential multiple occupancy buildings; providing for the required elements of the study; requiring the Commission to report its findings ...
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2018-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1090IntroProhibiting an individual or a person from taking certain actions to provide false location information when placing a telephone call; and establishing a certain penalty for providing false location information when placing a call.
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2018-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHJ13IntroExpressing the strong and unequivocal opposition of the General Assembly of Maryland to the draft proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024 and the implementation of any offshore oil or gas leasing, exploration, devel...
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2018-02-21
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1742IntroProhibiting a railroad company from constructing, building, or locating any railroad facility for a railroad powered by a magnetic levitation propulsion system in any county without the consent of the county governing body.
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2018-02-21
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1188IntroProhibiting a local government from entering into certain types of exclusive agreements under certain circumstances; authorizing a local government to impose certain rates and fees for certain purposes under certain circumstances; authorizing a wirel...
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2018-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
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