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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
MDHB1481EngrossAltering the length of time a zero-emission electric school vehicle may be operated from 12 years to 15 years, unless it fails to meet the applicable school bus and motor vehicle safety standards.
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1505EngrossAltering the mileage at which the owner of a Class F (tractor) vehicle that has been in operation for not more than 5 years is required to have the vehicle inspected, maintained, and repaired to 35,000 miles; and altering the mileage at which the own...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDHB1128IntroRequiring a person seeking a certain water quality certification to submit a request to the Department of the Environment; requiring that a request for a water quality certification include certain information concerning the potential environmental i...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
MDHB1312IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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
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
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under ยง 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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2020-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
MDHB1451IntroRequiring, beginning on October 1, 2023, that each school bus purchased by a county board of education be a zero-emission vehicle; requiring, beginning on October 1, 2026, that each school bus purchased by a certain person for use under a certain con...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHJ1IntroDeclaring that a climate and ecological emergency threatens the State, the nation, civilization, humanity, and the natural world; committing the State to a statewide climate mobilization effort to reverse global warming and the current ecological cri...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1297IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to study and make recommendations regarding the Department's permitting process for certain individual surface water discharge permits; requiring the Department, in conducting the study and making the recom...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1176IntroEstablishing the Maryland Healthy Soils Grant Program to provide funds to eligible grantees to administer projects to improve the health, yield, and profitability of soils of the State; requiring the Department of Agriculture to implement and adminis...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation 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
MDHB1545IntroProhibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding a certain amount; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Account to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requirin...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters 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
MDHB1526IntroEstablishing the Transportation Carbon Reduction Fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; establishing the Transportation and Climate Initiative Workgroup; s...
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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
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
MDSB841IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
MDSB414IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB582IntroAltering the purpose and authorized uses of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund to include protection and restoration of State-owned and State-managed lakes by removing sediment, treating contaminated sediment, preventing invasive species...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB877IntroAltering the purpose and authorized uses of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund to include protection and restoration of State-owned and State-managed lakes by removing sediment, treating contaminated sediment, preventing invasive species...
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2020-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation 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
MDSB887IntroProhibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding a certain amount; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Account to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requirin...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance 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
MDHB351IntroEstablishing the Land Use and Vehicle Miles Traveled Workgroup to develop a State strategy that identifies State and local land use policies, business incentives, and transportation policies, investment and programs for certain purposes; authorizing ...
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2020-01-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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