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MDSB7PassRequiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 552
MDHB15PassRequiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 551
MDHB772PassAltering the application of certain testing, certification, and enforcement requirements for certain efficiency standards; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to review certain efficiency standards on or before January 1, 2023; prohibiting t...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 564
MDHB1200PassRequiring a person applying for a certain permit from the Department of the Environment to include in the application the EJ Score from the Maryland EJ tool for the census tract where the applicant is seeking the permit; requiring the Department, on ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 588
MDSB90PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to create and maintain a database of supplemental environmental projects that the Department may consider for implementation as part of a settlement of an enforcement action; and requiring the Department to...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDSB64PassExempting the repair, renovation, reconstruction, or expansion of certain existing structures owned by the State or the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City in the Beach Erosion Control District from a certain prohibition under certain circumstances ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
MDHB379PassAuthorizing employees of the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation and the Maryland Clean Energy Center to enroll and participate in the health insurance benefit options established under the State Employee and Ret...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 445
MDSB124PassEstablishing the Grant Program to Reduce and Compost School Waste to award grants to county boards of education and public schools to develop and implement programs for reducing food waste and to establish composting of pre- and post-consumer waste; ...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 205
MDSB348PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDHB653PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost-sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDHB595Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to create and maintain a database of supplemental environmental projects that the Department may consider for implementation as part of a settlement of an enforcement action; and requiring the Department to...
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2022-04-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB150Engross

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Establishing the Grant Program to Reduce and Compost School Waste to award grants to county boards of education and public schools to develop and implement programs for reducing food waste and to establish composting of pre- and post-consumer waste; ...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB541PassAddressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB228PassAltering certain purposes of the Maryland Corps Program by allowing participants to transition to the workforce as well as to higher education institutions; requiring that Program funds be used to expand the Chesapeake Conservation Corps and the Mary...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 37
MDSB417Engross

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Authorizing employees of the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation and the Maryland Clean Energy Center to enroll and participate in the health insurance benefit options established under the State Employee and Ret...
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2022-04-06
Motion Special Order until 4/11 (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted
MDSB833Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State; establishing the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund in the Department of Commerce to provide assistance to small, minority, and wome...
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2022-04-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB94Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State to ensure that a certain minimum percent of passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet in certain fiscal years are zero-emission vehicles, subject to the availability of funding; requiring t...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB818Engross

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Requiring a person applying for a certain permit from the Department of the Environment to include in the application the EJ Score from the Maryland EJ tool for the census tract where the applicant is seeking the permit; requiring the Department, on ...
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2022-03-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1331Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain materials used in the State include coal ash as a component of the material; requiring certain offshore wind projects to give preference to certain cement materials beginning on June 1, 2022; requiring all contractors licensed ...
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2022-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1470Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Standard State Travel Regulations adopted under certain provisions of law to prohibit the reimbursement for travel expenses related to travel to a certain state for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified two or mo...
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2022-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1239Intro

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Prohibiting certain producers of certain plastic and glass products from selling, offering for sale, or distributing the products to any person in the State unless certain conditions are met; requiring certain producers of certain plastic and glass p...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB791Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing a Land Preservation Rapid ...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB494Engross

Sine Die
Altering the application of certain testing, certification, and enforcement requirements for certain efficiency standards; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to review certain efficiency standards on or before January 1, 2023; prohibiting t...
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2022-03-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB961Intro

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Requiring the Department of General Services to establish a maximum acceptable global warming potential for certain categories of eligible materials used in certain eligible projects; requiring a unit of State government to specify the eligible mater...
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2022-03-07
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB998Intro

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Altering the manner in which elected trustees are recommended to serve on and elected to the board of trustees of the Maryland Environmental Trust; authorizing a trustee who is elected to fill a certain vacancy to serve one additional term; authorizi...
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2022-02-23
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1033Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before December 1, 2022, to develop certain policies and recommendations to require at least 40% of overall spending on certain programs, projects, or investments to benefit certain overburdened comm...
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2022-02-18
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB894Intro

Sine Die
Altering the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program by extending the duration of the Program, increasing the total amount of rebates issued under the Program, repealing the authority to issue rebates to retail service station dealers, l...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1103Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Maryland Aviation Infrastructure Impacts Commission to study the health and environmental impacts of commercial aviation in certain communities in Maryland; and requiring, for fiscal years 2024 through 2027, the Governor to include i...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1165Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "high performance building" to include certain schools and public safety buildings; altering the definition of "major renovation" to mean a renovation of a certain size or value or resulting in a change in occupancy or repl...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB880Intro

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Prohibiting a certain governmental unit from taking an action unless the governmental unit has conducted certain evaluations and assessments of the impact of the action on the climate, labor and employment, environmental justice, and any overburdened...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB783Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1366Intro

Sine Die
Including a zero-emission energy resource as a Tier 1 renewable source eligible for meeting certain Tier 1 obligations under the renewable energy portfolio standard; and requiring the Maryland Energy Administration, in consultation with the Public Se...
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB399Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain entities as "quasi-governmental units"; establishing the intent of the General Assembly to weigh certain factors when considering the creation of a new quasi-governmental unit; requiring a board of directors of a quasi-government...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1031Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing a Land Preservation Rapid ...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB931Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a certain governmental unit from taking an action unless the governmental unit has conducted certain evaluations and assessments of the impact of the action on the climate, labor and employment, environmental justice, and any overburdened...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB924Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a unit of State government that develops electric vehicle charging infrastructure or administers public funding for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to use environmental justice guidelines when selecting communiti...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB171Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSJ6Intro

Sine Die
Requesting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to consider prohibiting the commercial reduction fishing of Atlantic menhaden, including the use of purse seines and spotter planes, in the Chesapeake Bay.
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2022-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB708Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through the use of various measures, including the alteration of statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, the establishment of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, requi...
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2022-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB552Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB729Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each public senior higher education institution to be carbon neutral for certain emissions on or before January 1, 2025, and January 1, 2035; specifying certain requirements that a public senior higher education institution must meet to ach...
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2022-02-09
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB806Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "high performance building" to include certain schools and public safety buildings and require that the building meet certain building standards; requiring the Department of General Services to establish a maximum acceptabl...
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2022-02-09
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB658Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Maryland Aviation Infrastructure Impacts Commission to study the health and environmental impacts of commercial aviation in certain communities in Maryland; and requiring, for fiscal years 2024 through 2027, the Governor to include i...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB596Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB700Intro

Sine Die
Altering certain plastic resin labeling requirements for rigid plastic containers and plastic bottles; prohibiting the display of a certain symbol on rigid plastic containers and plastic bottles if the containers and bottles do not meet certain requi...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB695Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring ...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB727Intro

Sine Die
Addressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB588Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "high performance building" to include certain schools and public safety buildings; altering the definition of "major renovation" to mean a renovation of a certain size or value or resulting in a change in occupancy or repl...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB416Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain entities as "quasi-governmental units"; establishing the intent of the General Assembly to weigh certain factors when considering the creation of a new quasi-governmental unit; requiring a board of directors of a quasi-government...
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2022-02-01
To House Appropriations Committee
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