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MDHB44PassExtending and altering, for fiscal years 2021 through 2023, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; increasing from $1,200,000 to $1,800,000 the amount of rebates that the Maryland Energ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 670
MDSB83PassRequiring 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
MDHB298PassRequiring 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
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)
MDHB40Intro

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Requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to conduct a comprehensive technical study on geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring the Administration to submit the results to the Geothermal Energy Workgroup by October 1, 2021; establishing ...
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2021-03-25
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
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
MDSB737Engross

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Providing that Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain programs to participate in and receive compensation from certain markets, credits, or programs unde...
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2021-03-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB33Intro

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Establishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB220Intro

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Establishing 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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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1064Intro

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Prohibiting fixed Internet service providers and mobile broadband Internet access service providers, in the course of providing certain services and subject to a certain limitation, from blocking certain content, applications, services, or devices, o...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB148Intro

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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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2021-03-12
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1310Intro

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Requiring the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to develop certain policies and recommendations to place certain priorities in certain years for directing certain spending on clean energy and energy efficiency programs, ...
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2021-03-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB993Intro

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Authorizing funds in the Bay Restoration Fund to be used for the costs associated with the purchase of certain nutrient load reductions, not to exceed $10,000,000 per year in fiscal years 2020 through 2030 inclusive; requiring certain regulations to...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1362Intro

Sine Die
Altering the State's renewable energy portfolio standard to be the clean and renewable energy standard; altering certain legislative findings regarding and purposes of the standard; requiring certain percentages of certain energy in the State to be d...
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2021-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB274Intro

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Requiring 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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2021-02-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB835Intro

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Requiring each public senior higher education institution to be carbon neutral for certain emissions on or before certain dates; specifying certain requirements that a certain public senior higher education institution must meet in order to achieve t...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1078Intro

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Authorizing the Attorney General to investigate, commence, and prosecute or defend any civil or criminal suit or action that holds accountable entities whose tortious or otherwise unlawful conduct has contributed to climate change through fraud, dece...
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2021-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB803Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each public senior higher education institution to be carbon neutral for certain emissions on or before certain dates; specifying certain requirements that a certain public senior higher education institution must meet in order to achieve t...
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2021-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1327Intro

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Requiring the Public Service Commission, by regulation or order, to require that customers are provided access to certain charges for electricity service; requiring the Commission to determine the terms and conditions of transitional electric service...
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2021-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB111Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to develop, post, and maintain on its website a list of at-risk communities in the State by January 31, 2022; requiring the Department to update the list of at-risk communities at least once every 2 years; ...
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2021-02-04
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB583Intro

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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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2021-01-28
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB36Intro

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Requiring, by October 1, 2022, a producer of certain packaging, containers, and paper products to individually or as part of a stewardship organization submit a covered materials and products stewardship plan to the Department of the Environment for ...
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2021-01-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB99Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a beverage container deposit program on or before September 1, 2022; establishing the Advisory Commission to Develop a Beverage Container Deposit Program; requiring the Advisory Commission to d...
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2021-01-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB458Intro

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Requiring an applicant to make a certain certification on an application for a certain local projects grant under Program Open Space; requiring each local governing body to submit to the Department of Natural Resources a policy of best practices of e...
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2021-01-19
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB76Intro

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Establishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB53Intro

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Establishing 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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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB152Intro

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Altering the purposes for which certain compliance fees paid into the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund may be used; requiring at least 50% of certain energy-related loans and grants made by the Maryland Energy Administration to directly bene...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
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