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MDHB143PassAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel", to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 75
MDHB177PassAuthorizing the Department of the Environment to take certain emergency actions to protect life, property, or the environment against risks arising from dams, reservoirs, and similar waterway constructions that are in imminent danger of failure; requ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 97
MDSB219PassAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel" to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned v...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 76
MDSB281PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 544
MDHB722PassRequiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, in consultation with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to develop and adopt regulations, on or before October 1, 2022, that require employers to protect employees from heat-re...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 308
MDSB987PassRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, subje...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDHB1424EngrossEstablishing the Public-Private Partnership Oversight Review Board; requiring a certain reporting agency to include in presolicitation reports for certain public-private partnerships presolicitation reports of certain contracts and a certain environm...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (97-37)
MDHB1438EngrossRequiring the processing of poultry litter for a certain alternative use, or the resulting product, to meet certain requirements; requiring a certain product to be able to be procured and handled or applied in a certain manner for a certain purpose; ...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1067IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ3EngrossOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2020-03-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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
MDSB673EngrossRepealing provisions creating the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists Fund; and requiring the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists to pay money collected for its services into the General Fund of the State.
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2020-03-12
To House Appropriations Committee
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
MDHB896EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish and administer a statewide green business certification program; requiring the green business certification program to recognize businesses operating in a way that reduces their environmental f...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1212IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment, the Department of Transportation, and the State Highway Administration from holding a certain public hearing on a certain permit or issuing a certain permit unless a certain public hearing is held; requi...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
MDSB371IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain school buildings to be a lead concentration in drinking water that...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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
MDHB1052IntroRequiring the University System of Maryland to establish an ongoing monitoring program for identifying and monitoring contaminants in campus buildings; requiring the University System of Maryland to develop a certain system-wide process for submittin...
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2020-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1428IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with certain entities, to adopt regulations to require periodic inspections for the presence of mold hazards and mold or moisture problems in each occupied higher education facility in the ...
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2020-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB491IntroProhibiting a person from allowing bamboo to grow without proper upkeep or spread onto adjoining property or public rights-of-way; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to provide written notice to a certain person under certain circumstances; requi...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1642IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality to create, on or before January 1, 2021, an air quality sampling and monitoring protocol for the collection of air quality and public health data associated with certain large animal-feeding operations; requi...
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2020-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB879IntroEstablishing that the Act applies only to an action against a certain manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Balt...
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2020-02-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDSB739IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1426IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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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
MDHJ3IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control o...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1206IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to designate certain communities as disadvantaged communities in accordance with certain criteria; requiring the Dep...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1425IntroIncreasing the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that the State must achieve by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a final plan that reduces...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1369IntroAuthorizing a person to submit a certain application to the Department of Agriculture to approve the use of a pesticide in the production of cannabis; requiring that an application include a certain certified risk assessment; requiring the Natalie M....
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1540IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1490IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Building Codes Administration and the Maryland Energy Administration, to adopt regulations on monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from certain buildings on or before ...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1520IntroEstablishing the Sustainable Maryland Program Fund to expand and enhance Sustainable Maryland's promotion and support of communities in the State in the effort to realize environmental, economic, and social sustainability; specifying that the Fund ma...
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1484IntroRepealing provisions creating the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists Fund; and requiring the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists to pay money collected for its services into the General Fund of the State.
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB821IntroAuthorizing a person to submit a certain application to the Department of Agriculture to approve the use of a pesticide in the production of cannabis; requiring that an application include a certain certified risk assessment; requiring the Natalie M....
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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
MDHB336IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-02-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB363IntroAltering the "renewable energy portfolio standard" to be the "clean and renewable energy standard"; altering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the clean and renewable energy standard; removing certain sour...
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2020-02-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB531IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB671IntroRequiring the Comptroller to set aside and deposit into a certain separate account in the Bay Restoration Fund $25,000,000 from certain Bay Restoration Fees in fiscal year 2021 and each fiscal year thereafter; authorizing the use of certain funds in ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB926IntroIncreasing the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that the State must achieve by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a final plan that reduces...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB538IntroRequiring 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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2020-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB525IntroEstablishing the Interstate Compact to Phase Out Company Giveaways as a compact among member states; stating the findings of member states; prohibiting member states from offering or providing certain company giveaways as an inducement to relocate ce...
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2020-01-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB563IntroAllowing an individual or a corporation to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain costs incurred for an approved lead hazard reduction project for qualifying property located in Baltimore City; providing for the calculation of the cr...
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2020-01-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB434IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to adopt regulations, on or before October 1, 2022, that include a certain standard establishing certain heat stress levels and to ensure that all employers comply with certain requirements with respec...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB457IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain school buildings to be a lead concentration in drinking water that...
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2020-01-28
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB265IntroAltering the "renewable energy portfolio standard" to be the "clean and renewable energy standard"; altering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the clean and renewable energy standard; removing certain sour...
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2020-01-22
To Senate Finance Committee
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