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MDSB744PassRequiring the Department of Planning to provide a list of excess real property owned by the State to the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to determine whether any of the li...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 337
MDHB927PassRequiring the Department of Planning to provide a list of excess real property owned by the State to the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to determine whether any of the li...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 336
MDSB526Enroll

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Altering the application of the offshore wind energy component of the renewable energy portfolio standard to apply only to distribution sales of electric companies; altering the manner in which an electric company may reflect and recover offshore win...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB855Enroll

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Establishing the Urban Agriculture Water and Power Infrastructure Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and community gardens and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing the Urban Agricult...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB789Enroll

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Requiring a person notifying the one-call system before performing an excavation or demolition to select a specific start work date; altering the information that must be provided to a one-call system; requiring the ticket generated by the one-call s...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB942Enroll

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Establishing the Urban Agriculture Water and Power Infrastructure Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and community gardens and improve access to urban-grown foods; and establishing the Urban Agri...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB76Enroll

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Exempting certain community solar energy generating systems from personal property taxes; prohibiting the supervisor of a county or a municipal corporation from accepting applications for the exemption after December 31, 2024; and requiring the Depar...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB86Enroll

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Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; making a certain lease provision unenforceable if the landlord fails to make the disclosure; requiring a landlord to documen...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB6PassRequiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; making a certain lease provision unenforceable if the landlord fails to make the disclosure; requiring a landlord to documen...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDSB259PassApplying the Prevailing Wage Law to a certain contract for the construction of a public work by expanding the definition of "construction" to include services provided under a mechanical systems service contract.
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 51
MDHB440Enroll

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Altering the maximum generating capacity of a community solar energy generating system for purposes of net energy metering; increasing the maximum generating capacity of a community solar energy generating system from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts; and ...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB131Enroll

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Altering the number of days the Public Service Commission may initially suspend a new rate or change in rate proposed by the public service company from 150 to 180; repealing the Commission's authority to extend the rate suspension for an additional ...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB256Enroll

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Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining "resiliency hub" as a location where solar photovolta...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB524Enroll

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB622Engross

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Altering the application of the offshore wind energy component of the renewable energy portfolio standard to apply only to distribution sales of electric companies; altering the manner in which an electric company may reflect and recover offshore win...
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2022-04-07
Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Hershey and Augustine)
MDHB1083Intro

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Authorizing a certain county or municipality to convert its street lighting service to a customer-owned street lighting tariff, acquire certain street lighting equipment by purchase or condemnation, enter into an agreement to purchase electricity, an...
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2022-04-06
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB31Enroll

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Establishing the Resiliency Hub Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to develop resiliency hubs that serve low- and moderate-income households at no cost to the households; defining "resiliency hub" as a location where solar photovolta...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB108Enroll

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB228Enroll

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Altering the number of days from 150 to 180 for which the Public Service Commission may initially suspend a public service company's proposed rate; and allowing the Commission to extend a rate suspension for up to an additional 90 days if the filing ...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB611Enroll

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Applying the Prevailing Wage Law to a certain contract for the construction of a public work by expanding the definition of "construction" to include services provided under a mechanical systems service contract.
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB994Enroll

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Requiring a person notifying the one-call system before performing an excavation or demolition to select a specific start work date; altering the information that must be provided to a one-call system; requiring the ticket generated by the one-call s...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDSB264Engross

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Exempting from personal property taxes a community solar energy generating system that provides at least 50% of the energy it produces to low- or moderate-income customers at a cost that is at least 20% less than the amount charged by the electric co...
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2022-03-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB156Engross

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Authorizing a local government to establish procedures for a qualifying farmer or partner organization to apply to designate an area as an urban agricultural incentive zone; authorizing a local government to designate an urban agricultural incentive ...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB818Engross

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Authorizing a subscriber organization for a community solar energy generating system to participate in consolidated billing provided by the electric company serving the territory of the community solar energy generating system.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB88Engross

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Establishing certain State policy goals with regard to the State's electric distribution system; requiring the Public Service Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration to provide assistance and support to electric companies for applying for a...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB393Engross

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Establishing the Project Restore Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide financial incentives for small businesses, commercial developers, and nonprofit organizations to revitalize certain vacant retail and comme...
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2022-03-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB418Engross

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Requiring a person who is a developer of a project, on the approval of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of a certain generating station or qualified generator lead line and an exemption from the requirement for a...
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2022-03-21
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB998Engross

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Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to establish a Silver Energy Savers Program to provide bill assistance to eligible energy customers who are at least 60 years old; requiring the Office to enter into a contract with 2-1-1 Maryland to provi...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB770Engross

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Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to reimburse and provide grants to eligible customers for costs associated with eligible repairs; establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund ...
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2022-03-18
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB334Engross

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Establishing the Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Energy Workgroup to review certain long-term contracts and power purchase agreements for renewable energy, study the feasibility of implementing long-term power purchase agreements fo...
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2022-03-16
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB423Intro

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Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB810Intro

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Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to take action to reduce the disaster risk and vulnerability of critical infrastructure; establishing the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Grant Program in the Department to leverage certain fun...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB801Intro

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Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB864Intro

Sine Die
Altering the eligibility of solar energy sources for meeting certain portions of Tier 1 requirements of the renewable energy portfolio standard to require that the source is only eligible if it is connected with the electric distribution grid serving...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1339Intro

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Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to take action to reduce the disaster risk and vulnerability of critical infrastructure; establishing the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Grant Program in the Department to leverage certain fun...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB509Intro

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Requiring the tax collector in Baltimore City to withhold from tax sale real property that is owned by a nonprofit entity that is exempt from property taxation and receives less than $750,000 in annual donations, exclusive of government funds; and pr...
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2022-03-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB966Intro

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Requiring energy efficiency and conservation programs and services provided by gas companies and electric companies to encourage and promote the electrification of certain products and beneficial electrification beginning with calendar year 2024; pro...
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2022-03-09
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB624Intro

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Requiring an electric company to contract for renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for the electric company starting in 2023; authorizing...
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2022-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB781Intro

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Prohibiting a gas company or an electric company from imposing a deposit requirement on customers who are at least 65 years old and have an annual income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level, or terminating gas service or electric service to...
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2022-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB800Intro

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Exempting from the sales and use tax the sale of electricity used for agricultural purposes under certain circumstances.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB283Engross

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Requiring the Department of Human Services to authorize benefits under the electric universal service program for an electric customer who does not meet the eligibility requirements for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and has an...
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2022-02-22
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1261Intro

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Repealing the requirement that a community solar energy generating system be located in the same electric service territory as a subscriber for the subscriber to receive monthly electric bill credits; requiring the Public Service Commission to requir...
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2022-02-22
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1306Intro

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Providing that the use of an alternative instruction model constitutes a certain public school being open for pupil attendance for the purposes of meeting certain school day and hour requirements; and authorizing the Howard County Board of Education ...
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2022-02-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1165Intro

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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
MDHB1259Intro

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Establishing the policy of the State to promote and encourage the creation of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use in order to meet the housing needs of the citizens of the State; requiring, on or before October 1,...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1112Intro

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Requiring that an eligible customer-generator receive generation credits for net excess generation that are applied to the total monthly electricity bill from an electric company.
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1271Intro

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Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to offset the costs a low- to middle-income residential customer may incur due to damage caused by a utility company's routine maintenance, repairs, or upgrades; and requiri...
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB936Intro

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Prohibiting the Public Service Commission from setting eligibility requirements for an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-generator that are based on the eligible customer-generator's baseline annual usage.
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2022-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB871Intro

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Establishing the policy of the State to promote and encourage the creation of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use in order to meet the housing needs of the citizens of the State; requiring, on or before October 1,...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB905Intro

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Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to establish a Silver Energy Savers Program to provide bill assistance to eligible energy customers who are at least 60 years old; requiring the Office to approve a third-party supplier to provide assistan...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
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