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MDHB76PassProviding that a person who meets the threshold standing requirements under the federal Clean Water Act has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 618
MDSB334PassProviding that a person who meets certain threshold standing requirements under federal law has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain water pollu...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 619
MDHB264PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
MDSB227PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to update certain stormwater management regulations at least once every 5 years to incorporate certain updated precipitation data; requiring the Department to review and update certain regulations in a cert...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 641
MDHB295PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to review and update certain regulations at least once every 5 years; requiring certain regulations to incorporate the most recent precipitation data available; requiring the Department to review and update...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640
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
MDHB407PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 444
MDSB22PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 445
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
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
MDHB399PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; defining "zones of dewatering influence" as the area around a surface mine in karst terrain; requiring a contract for...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDSB483PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDSB442PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to review the policies of the Department regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture opera...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 458
MDHB630PassRequiring each school district to adopt or update a school district energy policy beginning July 1, 2022; specifying the contents of a school district energy policy; encouraging school districts to set targets to increase the school district's use of...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 608
MDHB799PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in coordination with the Department of the Environment, to review policies regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations; and requiring, ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457
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
MDHB1069PassRequiring an owner of residential rental property that is served by a private water supply well to provide water quality testing every 3 years and to disclose to a tenant certain results; requiring the owner of a residential rental property that is s...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 622
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
MDHB991PassEstablishing the use of qualified conservation in a forest mitigation bank of all or a part of certain existing forests as a standard for meeting certain afforestation or reforestation requirements; altering the defined term "forest mitigation bankin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 645
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
MDHB419VetoAltering 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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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB417VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB460VetoAltering 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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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB777VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB80PassRequiring the Department of Transportation to develop an urban tree program to replace trees removed during the construction of certain transportation projects; requiring the Department to consult with businesses, community representatives, local gov...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 293
MDSB116PassRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 290
MDHB164PassRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify businesse...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 289
MDSB359PassRequiring the Department of Transportation to develop an urban tree program to replace trees removed during the construction of certain transportation projects; requiring the Department to consult with businesses, community representatives, local gov...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 294
MDHB636PassAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; requiring by August 1, ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB546PassAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law requiring the periodic testing for the presence of lead in drinking water outlets in occupied public and nonpublic school buildings; requiring by August 1, ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB366PassRequiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2021, on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 88
MDHB441PassRequiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or licensed business in the State to be used by certain Stat...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 89
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)
MDSB446Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to create a database of supplemental environmental projects from which a person that violates the Environment Article may choose to undertake as part of a settlement or enforcement action; requiring the Dep...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
MDHB77Engross

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Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from supplying, selling, offering for sale, or manufacturing a high-PAH driveway sealer for use in the State; prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from applying or soliciting the applic...
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2021-04-12
Motion Laid Over (Senator Kagan) Adopted
MDHB127Engross

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Requiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2022, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2021-04-08
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Hester) Adopted
MDHB1094Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to convene a workgroup to evaluate the establishment of a regional waste disposal facility to serve Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County; ...
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2021-04-02
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
MDHB807Engross

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Establishing the Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authori...
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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
MDHB69Intro

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Prohibiting, beginning January 1, 2022, a food service business from providing certain single-use food or beverage products to a certain customer unless requested by the customer; requiring a food service business to maintain a limited supply of cert...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB857Intro

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Requiring a certain producer of synthetic turf and turf infill to establish a system to track the chain of custody of the synthetic turf and turf infill from their manufacture to their reuse, recycling, and final disposal on or before January 1, 2022...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1103Intro

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Establishing the Task Force to Study Recycling and the Processing of Solid Waste to study recycling and the new technologies available for processing of municipal solid waste for purposes of reducing the amount of solid waste being landfilled; prohib...
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2021-03-20
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
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
MDHB61Engross

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Requiring 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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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB302Engross

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Establishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who perform on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater syste...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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