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MDSB74PassEstablishing that the Marine Contractors Licensing Board is subject to the Maryland Program Evaluation Act; establishing that the Board is a unit in the Department of the Environment; authorizing the Board, by regulation, to establish certain license...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 513
MDSB9PassAltering the scope of certain provisions of the Maryland Egg Law to include certain eggs produced from certain poultry; requiring shell eggs produced from poultry other than domesticated chickens to be sold by net quantity; authorizing the Secretary ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 496
MDSB7PassAltering the membership of the Maryland Green Building Council by removing the Secretary of Housing and Community Development, or the Secretary's designee, as a member and substituting the Secretary of Labor, or the Secretary's designee, as a member.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 494
MDHB45PassAltering certain terms relating to eligibility for benefits under the More Jobs for Marylanders and Opportunity Zone Enhancement programs; altering, to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018, but before January 1, 2027, the time for which en...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB114PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to conduct pilot projects to demonstrate and evaluate new approaches for the management and control of nuisance organisms; and authorizing the holder of a commercial northern snakeh...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 528
MDHB78PassAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 44
MDHB177PassAuthorizing the Department of the Environment to take certain emergency actions to protect life, property, or the environment against risks arising from dams, reservoirs, and similar waterway constructions that are in imminent danger of failure; requ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 97
MDHB232PassAltering the deadlines for the interim and final reporting requirements for the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council; altering the membership of the Council by adding one representative of an electric vehicle driver advocacy...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 118
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
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 235
MDSB457PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 236
MDHB648PassAltering the authority and responsibilities of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA); altering a certain explanation of purpose for certain provisions of law; stating the policy of the State with regard to certain emergency management activ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 288
MDHB1181PassAltering and expanding certain data collection and reporting responsibilities of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation concerning tax sales; requiring each county to provide the Department with certain information on the form the Departmen...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDHB1311PassAltering the eligibility criteria for an applicant for a tree expert license to be issued a license.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 456
MDSB148VetoProhibiting the Board of Public Works from approving the acquisition of certain real property with an appraised value of at least $500,000 unless the Board has provided the Legislative Policy Committee with certain information; prohibiting the Board ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB324EngrossRepealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of postaudit examinations of the Environmental Trust Fund be an operating cost of the Environmental Trust Fund; repealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of the audits...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB301EngrossRepealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of postaudit examinations of the Environmental Trust Fund be an operating cost of the Environmental Trust Fund; repealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of the audits...
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2020-03-17
Senate Requests House Recede
MDHB836EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1249EngrossRequiring the public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program to include certain provisions; authorizing certain revenues derived from certain tolls to be distributed to a certain special fund to be bud...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (97-36)
MDHB1424EngrossEstablishing the Public-Private Partnership Oversight Review Board; requiring a certain reporting agency to include in presolicitation reports for certain public-private partnerships presolicitation reports of certain contracts and a certain environm...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (97-37)
MDSB323EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to consider and, as appropriate and to the extent consistent with State and federal law, use certain supplemental environmental projects as part of a settlement or enforcement action concerning an alleged v...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB432EngrossProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's State transit bus fleet that are not zero-emission buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and e...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB772EngrossRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a certain methodology for State agencies to estimate gre...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB721EngrossRequiring the Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to be responsible for coordinating State and local efforts to build resilience to risks identified in the Maryland Hazard Mitigation Plan; provid...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB386IntroImposing the sales and use tax on the sale of certain transportation network services; requiring the Comptroller to distribute to the Transportation Trust Fund the sales and use tax revenue collected from sales of transportation network services; pro...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB460EngrossEstablishing the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to have the ability to analyze environmental and natural resource-related data and communicate effectively with State agencies and the public; providing for the a...
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2020-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB737EngrossEstablishing 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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2020-03-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB168IntroAltering the definition of "qualifying biomass" for purposes of excluding energy derived from certain material from being eligible for meeting certain Tier 1 obligations under the renewable energy portfolio standard; providing that existing obligatio...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB178EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; requiring a contract for the sale of real property located in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County or W...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB655EngrossAltering the application of certain high performance building requirements to apply to capital projects for which more than 50% of the funding is for the acquisition, construction, or renovation of the project is from State funds; repealing a require...
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2020-03-13
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1215IntroDecreasing from 5,000 to 2,500 the maximum number of miles a motor vehicle may be driven annually in order to be exempt from mandatory inspection and testing requirements; repealing the requirement that, in order for a vehicle that is driven 2,500 mi...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB136EngrossEstablishing 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 waste water syst...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB192EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring the Department to reduce the lighting of existing State buildi...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB279EngrossProhibiting a certain restriction on use from imposing unreasonable limitations on low-impact landscaping under certain circumstances; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a certain restriction on use from including certain reasona...
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2020-03-12
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
MDSB673EngrossRepealing provisions creating the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists Fund; and requiring the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists to pay money collected for its services into the General Fund of the State.
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2020-03-12
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB899IntroEstablishing minimum fines for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; decreasing the maximum term of imprisonment for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; specifying that 50% of the fines ...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB722EngrossExpanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards and for resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a structure or infrastruct...
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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
MDHB1549IntroRequiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to establish, subject to the availability of funds, the Green Career Gender and Minority Empowerment and Training Pilot Program on or before January 1, 2021, to encourage young women and minoriti...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB517IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has the right to a certain clean and healthy environment; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political su...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB700IntroRequiring that any new or replacement storm drain cover installed on a street or highway in the State prevent debris larger than 1 inch in height or circumference from passing through the storm drain; establishing the Task Force on Preventing Debris ...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1258IntroAltering the exemption from emissions testing requirements for certain historic motor vehicles by limiting the application of the exemption to vehicles that are at least 40 years old.
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1214IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to give due consideration to the effect of a generating station, overhead transmission line, or qualified generator lead line on the preservation of environmental quality and the climate before taking final act...
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2020-03-04
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB371IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain school buildings to be a lead concentration in drinking water that...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1068IntroProhibiting penalty and arrest for a medical cannabis dispensary or its agents for acquiring, possessing, transferring, transporting, selling, distributing, or dispensing medical cannabis, products containing medical cannabis, related supplies, or ed...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1636IntroAltering the application of certain high performance building requirements to apply to capital projects for which more than 50% of the funding for the acquisition, construction, or renovation of the project is from State funds; requiring the Maryland...
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2020-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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
MDHB13EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or organizing the release of, a certain balloon into the atmosphere; authorizing the Department to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain unit, of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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