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MDHB280PassAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved t...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 631
MDHB76PassProviding that a person who meets the threshold standing requirements under the federal Clean Water Act has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 618
MDHB391PassProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing, or causing to be released, a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 610
MDHB407PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 444
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
MDHB264PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
MDSB119PassEstablishing the Clean Water Commerce Account within the Bay Restoration Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to transfer $20,000,000 from the Fund to the Account for certain purposes beginning in fiscal year 2022 and each year thereafte...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 694
MDHB295PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to review and update certain regulations at least once every 5 years; requiring certain regulations to incorporate the most recent precipitation data available; requiring the Department to review and update...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640
MDSB22PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 445
MDSB324PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department of the Environment to keep an electronic record of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 443
MDSB334PassProviding that a person who meets certain threshold standing requirements under federal law has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain water pollu...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 619
MDHB204PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department to keep an electronic record of certain complaints ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 442
MDSB227PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to update certain stormwater management regulations at least once every 5 years to incorporate certain updated precipitation data; requiring the Department to review and update certain regulations in a cert...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 641
MDHB507PassEstablishing the Clean Water Commerce Account within the Bay Restoration Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to transfer $20,000,000 from the Fund to the Account for certain purposes beginning in fiscal year 2022 and each year thereafte...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 695
MDHB517PassExpanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 441
MDSB442PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to review the policies of the Department regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture opera...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 458
MDSB483PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDHB799PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in coordination with the Department of the Environment, to review policies regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations; and requiring, ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457
MDSB674PassAltering the membership of the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities; requiring the Commission's membership to reflect the diversity of the State to the extent practicable; requiring the Commission to meet at least six times...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 635
MDSB661PassAltering the basis for calculating a certain license fee credited to the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund and the Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund; authorizing the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Cle...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 690
MDSB716PassProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing, or causing to be released, a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 611
MDHB1069PassRequiring an owner of residential rental property that is served by a private water supply well to provide water quality testing every 3 years and to disclose to a tenant certain results; requiring the owner of a residential rental property that is s...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 622
MDHB1207PassAltering the membership of the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities; requiring the Commission's membership to reflect the diversity of the State to the extent practicable; requiring the Commission to meet at least six times...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 634
MDHB2VetoAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board; requiring the D...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB417VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB777VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB116PassRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 290
MDHB94PassAltering the conditions under which the Maryland Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund may be used to guarantee, or purchase insurance for, bonds, notes, or other evidences of obligation issued by a local government under certain circumstances; and expan...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 292
MDHB80PassRequiring the Department of Transportation to develop an urban tree program to replace trees removed during the construction of certain transportation projects; requiring the Department to consult with businesses, community representatives, local gov...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 293
MDHB164PassRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify businesse...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 289
MDSB359PassRequiring the Department of Transportation to develop an urban tree program to replace trees removed during the construction of certain transportation projects; requiring the Department to consult with businesses, community representatives, local gov...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 294
MDHB636PassAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; requiring by August 1, ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB546PassAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; requiring by August 1, ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDHB860PassEstablishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 284
MDHB878PassAuthorizing a county to borrow money and incur indebtedness through the issuance and sale of notes in anticipation of the receipt of the county's allocation of funds from a certain separate account of the Bay Restoration Fund; authorizing a county to...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 278
MDSB692PassEstablishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDSB701PassAuthorizing a county to borrow money and incur indebtedness through the issuance and sale of notes in anticipation of the receipt of the county's allocation of funds from a certain separate account of the Bay Restoration Fund; authorizing a county to...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 277
MDSB349PassAltering the conditions under which the Maryland Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund may be used to provide certain financial assistance for certain purposes.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 131
MDSB2PassAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board of Directors; re...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDHB77Engross

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Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from supplying, selling, offering for sale, or manufacturing a high-PAH driveway sealer for use in the State; prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from applying or soliciting the applic...
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2021-04-12
Motion Laid Over (Senator Kagan) Adopted
MDSB319Engross

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Expanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (108-28)
MDSB446Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to create a database of supplemental environmental projects from which a person that violates the Environment Article may choose to undertake as part of a settlement or enforcement action; requiring the Dep...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
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)
MDHB127Engross

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Requiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2022, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2021-04-08
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Hester) Adopted
MDHB427Intro

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Prohibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2021-04-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1094Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to convene a workgroup to evaluate the establishment of a regional waste disposal facility to serve Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County; ...
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2021-04-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB66Intro

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Prohibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding 180 pounds per million British thermal units; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Fund to provide grants to certain individuals ...
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2021-03-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB121Engross

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Authorizing a local governing body, on receipt of an application for a special exception to construct or operate a permitted facility in an area zoned for residential use, to require the preparation, at the applicant's expense, of a detailed analysis...
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2021-03-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB317Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, in consultation with certain units of State government and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2023, a certain methodology for a unit to estimate greenhouse gas emissions of food and bevera...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB807Engross

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Establishing the Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authori...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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