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MDHB784PassRequiring the Public Service Commission to provide certain notice of an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on its website and social media platforms; requiring a certain applicant to identify whether a certain overhead ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 773
MDHB1528PassAuthorizing 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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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 696
MDSB1117PassAuthorizing the Department of Human Services to use certain unexpended funds to establish a certain arrearage prevention program; providing that the purpose and intent of the program is a one-time grant of money to establish ongoing arrearage prevent...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 697
MDSB433PassAltering the date from February 1 to December 1 each year by which the Public Service Commission is required to report to the General Assembly on the status of implementation of the renewable energy portfolio standard.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 456
MDHB1090PassProhibiting an individual or a person from taking certain actions to provide false location information when placing a telephone call with the intent to defraud, harass, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value; providing for the applicatio...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 515
MDHB1491PassRepealing certain provisions of law authorizing the Public Service Commission to authorize the use of a master meter in a residential multiple occupancy building for certain purposes under certain circumstances; requiring the Commission to conduct a ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 532
MDSB337PassAllowing the Public Service Commission, after notice to customers and holding a public hearing and an evidentiary hearing, to authorize a certain rate consolidation of two or more water or sewage disposal systems if the systems have common ownership ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 191
MDHB528PassAllowing the Public Service Commission, after notice to customers and holding a public hearing and an evidentiary hearing, to authorize a certain rate consolidation of two or more water or sewage disposal systems if the systems have common ownership ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDHB869PassRequiring a public service company or an applicant to provide certain notice to owners of land and each owner of adjacent land over, on, or under which the applicant proposes to construct transmission lines under certain circumstances; and applying t...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 282
MDSB854PassEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; prohibiting a person from acquiring a controlling interest in certain water services or sewage disposal providers wi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 220
MDHB1126PassRequiring 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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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 283
MDHB1566PassEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; prohibiting a person from acquiring a controlling interest in certain water services or sewage disposal providers wi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
MDHB1573PassRequiring that an owner of a certain solar electric generating facility provide certain notice of the sale or transfer of the facility to certain entities no later than 30 days after selling or otherwise transferring ownership; and requiring the noti...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 245
MDHB1588PassProhibiting a local legislative body from granting an amendment to change a certain zoning classification on a certain parcel of land based on a certain finding if the primary reason for the proposed amendment is the existence of a certain energy gen...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDSB97PassAltering the authority by which the Public Service Commission may disclose certain records provided by a transportation network company; authorizing the Commission to disclose certain records if the disclosure is made in accordance with a provision o...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 51
MDHB218PassProhibiting certain entities from authorizing the use of a master meter for certain services in certain residential multiple occupancy buildings in Prince George's County; establishing the Task Force on the Use of Master Meters for Utility Services i...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 128
MDHB19IntroEstablishing certain minimum grant amounts under the Solar Energy Grant Program for solar energy property installed at a certain homeowner's principal residence of at least $2,000 for photovoltaic property and at least $1,000 for solar water heating ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB180EnrollProhibiting a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight from being operated in the State unless it has at least two crew members; establishing certain penalties; providing a railroad company is solely responsible for the a...
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2018-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB391IntroRequiring 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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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB548EnrollProviding that a privately owned transportation project in the State that includes the construction of one or more tunnels with a diameter of 6 feet or greater that will be primarily used by a common carrier may not be constructed and the State may n...
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2018-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1236EngrossAltering 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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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDSB282EngrossAltering the definition of "Tier 1 renewable source" to exclude waste-to-energy; extending the eligibility of certain Tier 2 renewable sources for purposes of the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years; altering the compliance fee for a...
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2018-04-06
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB696EngrossRequiring a public service company or an applicant to provide certain notice to owners of land and each owner of adjacent land over, on, or under which the applicant proposes to construct transmission lines under certain circumstances; and applying t...
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2018-04-05
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1486EngrossRequiring a company that installs solar photovoltaic systems to install a certain lockout tag containing a safety warning under certain circumstances; providing for the enforcement of the Act; establishing a civil penalty of at least $100 but not mor...
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2018-04-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB665EngrossAuthorizing 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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2018-03-30
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB397EngrossAltering the amount of an additional service charge to the lesser of the actual cost or $5 that an owner, an operator, or a manager of an apartment house, an office building, or a shopping center may collect to cover certain administrative costs of i...
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2018-03-29
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB943EngrossLimiting 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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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1142IntroRequiring 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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2018-03-22
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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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2018-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB773IntroSubjecting 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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB794IntroProhibiting 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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB812IntroEstablishing 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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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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2018-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB715IntroRequiring a certain notice made by the Public Service Commission or an applicant for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to be specific; requiring the Commission or a certain applicant to provide certain notice immediately to certain re...
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2018-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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 3/14 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
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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2018-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB1073IntroEstablishing that certain authority of railroad companies to acquire property by condemnation does not apply to an entity that owns or operates a railroad powered by a magnetic levitation propulsion system, or passenger or freight transportation for ...
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2018-03-14
To Senate Finance 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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2018-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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