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MDSB505PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January 1 each yea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 518
MDSB729PassRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, the Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDHB703PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 517
MDHB1253PassStating the findings and intent of the General Assembly that any exposure to lead in drinking water is dangerous to children, that schools should be proactive in reducing lead in drinking water outlets to 5 parts per billion, and that State and feder...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 557
MDHB1427PassAltering the application of certain design and siting criteria established by the Coast Smart Council to apply only to certain State and local capital projects; extending the date the projects must comply with the criteria to July 1, 2020, and the da...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 442
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
MDHB28PassExempting certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits; establishing that the use of certain equipment associated with a shellfish...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB406PassSpecifying that the application fee for a structural shoreline stabilization project located on or adjacent to a State-owned lake may not exceed $250; and requiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with the Department of Natural Reso...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
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
MDHB1233PassReducing the elevated blood lead level that initiates certain case management, notification, and lead risk reduction requirements in owner-occupied and affected properties; altering certain notification requirements triggered by the results of a cert...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDSB939PassExempting under certain circumstances certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits from the Department of the Environment or the B...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDHB190PassDefining the term "failing on-site sewage disposal system" for certain provisions of law to mean an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, or a component of an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, that is a threat to the public health...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
MDHB1362PassAltering the composition of the Prince George's County Environmental Justice Commission to include certain individuals; altering the date by which the Commission is required to report its findings on environmental justice issues in the County and rec...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDHB36PassRequiring a surface mining permittee, on the discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently re...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
MDSB54PassRequiring a certain surface mining permittee, on discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a certain permittee to permanently repla...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
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
MDSB269EnrollAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB428EnrollAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration and emergency protection wo...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB481IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" to mean a lead concentration in drinking water exceeding 5 parts per billion for certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain s...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB974IntroProhibiting certain departments or local licensing authorities that issue occupational licenses or certificates from denying an application for a license or certificate based on the applicant's criminal history if a period of 5 years has passed since...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
MDSB285EnrollProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses and schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service pro...
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2019-04-05
Passed Enrolled
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
MDHB956EngrossAllowing 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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2019-04-04
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB735EnrollRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover and...
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2019-04-03
Passed Enrolled
MDHB109EnrollProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses or schools from selling or providing food or beverages in expanded polystyrene food service prod...
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2019-04-03
Passed Enrolled
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
MDHB1309IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, in an area ...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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
MDHB202EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish the third week in September as SepticSmart Week in Montgomery County; and requiring the Department to use certain educational materials and other resources to promote community awareness regard...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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
MDHB502EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling within the Department of the Environment to provide to local communities certain encouragement, information, and examples relating to certain programs that divert mattresses and box springs from disposal in landfills...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
MDHB747EngrossRequiring the Department of Information Technology to take certain actions to include links to the online voter registration system on the websites of State agencies; requiring links to the online voter registration system on State agency websites to...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
MDHB840IntroEstablishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment; specifying the purpose and composition of the Board; specifying the term of a Board member; requiring the Governor to appoint Board members with th...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB125IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2019; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1196IntroRequiring the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays to adopt regulations to exempt from certain buffer establishment and buffer management plan requirements a lot or parcel for which an applicant applies for a certain ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDSB876IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, in an area ...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB353IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in the business of constructing or installing an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a septic construction license issued by the Department of the Environment; prohibiting a person from engaging i...
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2019-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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
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