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MDSB61PassRequiring telephone companies and commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers to keep records of 9-1-1 fees collected and remitted for at least 4 years after the fees are remitted; requiring the Comptroller, in consultation with the Emergency Nu...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 605
MDHB6PassRequiring telephone companies and commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers to keep records of 9-1-1 fees collected and remitted for at least four years after the fees are remitted; requiring the Comptroller, in consultation with the Emergency...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 604
MDHB102PassIncreasing, from .17% to .25%, the maximum that may be charged to certain public service companies for a State fiscal year to reimburse the Public Service Commission for certain costs and expenses.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 54
MDSB171PassProviding that a motor carrier permit is not required for transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver's personal vehicle; altering the definition of "transportation net...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 65
MDHB120PassProviding that a motor carrier permit is not required for transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver's personal vehicle; altering the definition of "transportation net...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 64
MDSB224PassAltering the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development; providing that $750,000 f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 410
MDSB603PassRequiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with interested stakeholders, including electricity suppliers...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 374
MDSB676PassIncreasing, from 0.17% to 0.25%, the maximum that may be charged to certain public service companies for a State fiscal year to reimburse the Public Service Commission for certain costs and expenses.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 55
MDSB628PassRequiring a certain utility, on presentation of certain documents and without requiring certain information or imposing a fee or penalty, to temporarily keep a certain account open for a certain period of time or transfer a certain account to a survi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 570
MDHB999PassEstablishing a process for an electric cooperative to operate as a member-regulated cooperative in a certain area; requiring a cooperative's board of directors to hold a certain meeting and forums and provide a certain notice and information to the c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
MDHB1029PassAltering the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development; providing that $750,000 in funds f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 409
MDHB928PassRequiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with certain interested stakeholders, including electricity s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 373
MDSB877VetoRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB938EngrossRequiring 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 on or before July 1, 2021, to expand access to the Critical Medica...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed 45-0
MDSB1011IntroRequiring certain investor-owned gas or 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, reconstruction, installation, ...
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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed
MDSB1024IntroRequiring 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 on or before July 1, 2021, to expand access to the Critical Medica...
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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB886IntroRequiring 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 in ...
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2020-03-17
Motion Special Order until 3/18 (Delegate Branch) Adopted
MDSB685EngrossProhibiting, with a certain exception, a retail electricity or natural gas supplier from knowingly enrolling a certain residential customer with or submitting an enrollment to change the customer's electricity supplier to a competitive supplier if th...
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2020-03-16
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB408EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB561EngrossApplying 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB168IntroAltering 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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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB686IntroRequiring certain persons to submit to the Public Service Commission beginning July 1, 2021, monthly reports containing detailed billing information on the supply of electricity and gas to certain residential customers; requiring certain initial repo...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB1392EngrossSetting the renewable energy portfolio standard for municipal electric utilities for 2020 and later.
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2020-03-13
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB260EngrossRequiring certain persons to submit to the Public Service Commission beginning July 1, 2021, monthly reports containing information on the supply of electricity and gas to certain residential customers; requiring certain initial reports to include in...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB418IntroAltering to 2.5% the percentage of the renewable energy portfolio standard that must be derived from solar energy for a municipal electric utility in Frederick County.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB494IntroAltering the percentage, to 2.5% in 2020 and later, of a municipal electric utility's renewable energy portfolio standard that must be derived from solar energy.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDHB1014IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to take final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity only after due consideration of certain factors including whether the applicant's design prioritizes the use or upgra...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1034IntroAuthorizing a certain county or municipality, after giving 60 days written notice to the electric company and the Public Service Commission, to convert its street lighting service to a certain alternative-energy-only tariff, submit a request to acqui...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1349IntroEstablishing 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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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1214IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to give due consideration to the effect of a generating station, overhead transmission line, or qualified generator lead line on the preservation of environmental quality and the climate before taking final act...
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2020-03-04
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSJ6IntroUrging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reverse its Order in the PJM Reliability Pricing Model Capacity dockets.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB109IntroRequiring 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 not later ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDHB861IntroRequiring an owner-member whose underground facility provides broadband service to mark the location of the underground facility within 4 hours after a time-sensitive ticket is transferred to the owner-member; and defining "time-sensitive ticket" as ...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1019IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations requiring electric companies and electric cooperatives to adopt a method for an electricity supplier enrolling a certain customer to provide certain information to adequately identify the c...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB529IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations requiring electric companies and electric cooperatives to adopt a method for an electricity supplier enrolling a certain customer to provide certain information to adequately identify the c...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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
MDHB1601IntroProhibiting 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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2020-02-14
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1508IntroProviding that certain provisions of law governing resource sharing do not apply to any private industry entities that have separate legal rights of access under State or local law to install communications lines and associated facilities in the Stat...
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2020-02-12
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1048IntroRequiring certain investor-owned gas or 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, reconstruction, installation, ...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1065IntroProhibiting a public service company and a contractor from sharing, disclosing, or otherwise making accessible to a third party a customer's personal information, subject to a certain exception; prohibiting a public service company and a contractor f...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters 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
MDHB1224IntroProhibiting a retail electricity or natural gas supplier from knowingly enrolling a certain residential customer with or submitting an enrollment to change the customer's electricity or natural gas supplier to a competitive supplier if the customer h...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1390IntroRequiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to require the Department of Natural Resources within 60 days of the filing of a certain application with the Public Service Commission to complete a certain independent environmental and socioeconomic pro...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1207IntroProhibiting an electric company from requiring builders or developers of certain developments to install conduit required to extend an electric company's distribution system to the development, at the builder's or developer's own expense; and providi...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1278IntroRequiring a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service provider to obtain certain information from a person making certain robocalls through the VoIP service provider; providing that a person who willfully violates certain provisions is subject to a...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1330IntroRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB740IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB890IntroEstablishing 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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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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