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MDHB1255PassRequiring the Department of the Environment and the Department of Transportation to jointly provide technical assistance to certain entities on certain matters; establishing the Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide gra...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 492
MDHB417PassRepealing a requirement that a report of a sewer overflow or treatment plant bypass provided to the Department of the Environment by an owner or operator of certain sewer systems or wastewater treatment plants be made by telephone; specifying the con...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 310
MDSB467PassEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in fields related to natural resources; requiring the Department and its managing organization each year to select one fellow in...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223
MDHB1246PassExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDHB170PassAltering the definition of "borrower" for the purpose of provisions of law governing the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include an eligible State agency; altering the purpose of the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include pro...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
MDHB277EnrollAuthorizing the Governor to include the State as a full participant in a regional governmental initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector; requiring the Department of the Environme...
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2019-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB516EnrollRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB546EnrollRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDHB669IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB1031EnrollAltering 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; expanding, to include fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the ...
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2019-04-05
Returned Passed
MDSB249EnrollAuthorizing the Governor to include the State as a full participant in any regional governmental initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector; requiring, beginning November 1, 2019, ...
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2019-04-04
Passed Enrolled
MDHB488EnrollEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in natural resources fields as they matriculate and graduate from institutions of higher education; requiring the Department and...
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2019-04-03
Passed Enrolled
MDHB600EngrossRequiring the Power Plant Research Program to study and make recommendations regarding nuclear energy and its role as a renewable energy resource in the State; and requiring the Program to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1,...
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2019-04-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB308EngrossRequiring 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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2019-04-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB151IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB213EngrossIncreasing the amount of the appropriation, beginning in fiscal year 2021, that the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000; and altering the terminat...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB410IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Prohibiting Debris From Entering Storm Drains or Stormwater Inlets; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB921IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, as part of its review and approval process for an application for a water quality certification for the Conowingo Dam relicensing process, to require the applicant to fulfill certain requirements and condi...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB112PassRepealing certain reporting requirements that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative; consolidating certain reporting requirements for efficiency; codifying certain reporting requirements for transparency; modifying certain reporting requirements ...
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2019-03-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 6
MDSB387IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-03-25
Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Young)
MDHB492IntroRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee to publish a list of carbon-intensive foods, in consultation with the Department of the Environment and the Department of General Services, and to establish best practices for units to reduce the volu...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB514IntroAltering the publication requirements for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions inventory; requiring the Department of the Environment, beginning January 1, 2020, and on January 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter through 2030, to establish a gr...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1235IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate 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 Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB904EngrossRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB496IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the State Department of Education, the Department of General Services, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, to adopt certain regulations under certain circumstances and to requ...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1142IntroRequiring a person to dispose of synthetic turf and turf infill only in a certain hazardous waste facility or closed-loop recycling facility; prohibiting a person from incinerating synthetic turf and turf infill; requiring the Department of the Envir...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB267IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Prohibiting Debris From Entering Storm Drains or Stormwater Inlets; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB915IntroRequiring that the inspection and testing deadline be extended for a vehicle owned or driven primarily by a student enrolled in an out-of-state school, out-of-state summer education program, or summer volunteer program; prohibiting an extension from ...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1180IntroEstablishing a Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Rebate Program; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to administer the Program; authorizing certain persons to apply to the Administration in fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for a rebate for the co...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB405IntroIncreasing the amount of the appropriation, beginning in fiscal year 2021, that the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000; and repealing the termina...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB408IntroRenaming the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to be the Chesapeake Bay and State Waters Trust Fund; modifying the purpose of the Fund to include the restoration and protection of the health of the waters of the State; and expandin...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSJ4IntroStating the view of the General Assembly that Exelon Generation Company, LLC, owner of the Conowingo Dam, must pay a portion of the cleanup costs associated with the dam's federal certification and at least 25% of the costs associated with the Susque...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1036IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, as part of its review and approval process for an application for a water quality certification for the Conowingo Dam relicensing process, to require the applicant to fulfill certain requirements and condi...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB52IntroRepealing the requirement that, in order for a vehicle that is driven 5,000 miles or less annually to be exempt from mandatory inspection and testing requirements, the owner of the vehicle must meet certain disability or age requirements.
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2019-02-28
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB332IntroRequiring the Standard State Travel Regulations to prohibit the reimbursement for travel expenses to a certain state for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified two or more pollution source sectors at a backstop actions level of...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB32IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from basing a suspension or revocation of the registration of a vehicle on the vehicle owner's failure to have the vehicle inspected and tested as required under the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program.
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB282IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from basing a suspension or revocation of the registration of a vehicle on the vehicle owner's failure to have the vehicle inspected and tested as required under the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program.
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2019-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB58IntroRepealing certain reporting requirements that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative; consolidating certain reporting requirements for efficiency; codifying certain reporting requirements for transparency; modifying certain reporting requirements ...
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2019-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB702IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate 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 Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDHJ8IntroStating the view of the General Assembly that Exelon Generation Company, LLC, owner of the Conowingo Dam, must pay a portion of the cleanup costs associated with the dam's federal certification and at least 25% of the costs associated with the Susque...
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2019-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1158IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB695IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-07
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDSB542IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Committee; prohibiting a member of the Committee from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; requirin...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB788IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB504IntroRequiring that, on and after July 1, 2020, certain standards for purchase of vehicles by the Department of General Services include the social cost of certain carbon emissions as part of a life-cycle cost; requiring the Department of Budget and Manag...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB168IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
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