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MDHB195PassAuthorizing a unit of local government to qualify for a marine contractor license; exempting an individual employed by a county or municipality in the State who performs marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their emplo...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 428
MDHB318PassEstablishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who provide on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater syste...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 419
MDHB644PassAdding Cecil County to a list of counties to which certain riparian laws do not apply; prohibiting a person from placing pound nets to catch fish for commercial use in the waters of the Susquehanna River in Cecil County; and repealing certain fishing...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 413
MDHB869PassRequiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Asse...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 465
MDHB855PassEstablishing 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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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 393
MDHB1201PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to include oyster repletion projects in a certain database; and requiring the Department to prioritize a supplemental environmental project involving certain oyster repletion projects for a party who is in ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 412
MDSB876PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to include oyster repletion projects in a certain database; and requiring the Department to prioritize a supplemental environmental project involving certain oyster repletion projects for a party who is in ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 411
MDSB826PassEstablishing the Maryland Watermen's Microloan Program in the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation to provide loans to qualified commercial fishermen to continue commercial operations in the State; providing, begi...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 384
MDSB900PassAdding Cecil County to a list of counties to which certain riparian laws do not apply; prohibiting a person from placing pound nets to catch fish for commercial use in the waters of the Susquehanna River in Cecil County; and repealing certain fishing...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
MDSB942PassEstablishing 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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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 394
MDSB273PassProhibiting, on or after January 1, 2024, a person from using, manufacturing, or knowingly selling or distributing Class B fire-fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the State; prohibiting, on or after January 1, 2024, a p...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 139
MDHB275PassProhibiting, on or after January 1, 2024, a person from using, manufacturing, or knowingly selling or distributing Class B fire-fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the State; prohibiting, on or after January 1, 2024, a p...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 138
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
MDHB836PassAltering the requirements for an automated external defibrillator program in public middle and high schools; altering the requirements for actions to be taken by county boards of education regarding heat acclimatization for student athletes; requirin...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 212
MDHB250Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Private Well Safety Program in the Department of the Environment to address and manage the contamination of certain private and domestic water supply wells in the State; establishing the Private Well Safety Fund to award grants to ce...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hester) Adopted
MDSB372Enroll

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Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2023, a person from supplying, selling, or offering for sale a high-PAH sealant product for application to a driveway or parking area in the State; prohibiting on or after October 1, 2023, a person from applying or...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB638Engross

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Altering the requirements for an automated external defibrillator program in public middle and high schools; altering the requirements for actions to be taken by county boards of education regarding heat acclimatization for student athletes; and requ...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (129-4)
MDSB479Engross

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Establishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who provide on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater syste...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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
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
MDSB454Enroll

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Authorizing a unit of local government to qualify for a marine contractor license; exempting an individual employed by a county or municipality in the State who performs marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their emplo...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB772Enroll

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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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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB945Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembl...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB133Enroll

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Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2023, a person from supplying, selling, or offering for sale a high-PAH sealant product for application to a driveway or parking area in the State; prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2023, a person from applying o...
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2022-04-06
Passed Enrolled
MDHB716Enroll

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Altering the membership of the Patuxent River Commission by increasing the voting membership from 34 to 36 members and including 1 individual representing an organization or unit of local government engaged in watershed management and restoration, th...
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2022-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDSB221Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to notify the Attorney General each time the Department initiates a certain administrative action; altering the enforcement authority of the Department under various provisions of law, including provisions ...
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2022-03-22
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB834Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain period of time as SepticSmart Week; requiring the Department to use certain educational materials and other resources during SepticSmart Week to promote community awareness regarding ...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB361Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regulations on or before June 1, 2024, ...
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2022-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB492Engross

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Establishing inspection and reporting requirements for certain permit holders; establishing administrative penalties for certain permit holders determined to be in significant noncompliance of certain State or federal water quality standards, effluen...
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2022-03-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDHB1339Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB1242Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Maryland Watermen's Microloan Program in the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation to provide loans to qualified commercial fishermen to continue commercial operations in the State; providing, begi...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1313Intro

Sine Die
Providing an exception to the requirement that certain improvements to protect a person's property against erosion consist of nonstructural shoreline stabilization measures for areas determined by a licensed marine contractor to be unsuitable for suc...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB494Engross

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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
MDHB1033Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB402Intro

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Altering the enforcement authority of the Department of the Environment under various provisions of law, including provisions relating to waterway construction and dam safety, tidal and nontidal wetlands, drinking water, and waterworks, wastewater wo...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1311Intro

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Restricting the use of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund to certain purposes directly related to addressing pollution from wastewater treatment facilities, on-site sewage disposal systems, sewer systems, and stormwater management systems; repealing...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB851Intro

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Authorizing an individual who is employed by a county or municipality in the State to perform marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their employment without having to obtain a marine contractor license under certain cir...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1126Intro

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Authorizing the use of a certain graywater system to serve a public or private building that is located on a former dredge site or is located in a remote area with minimal public access and operates on a seasonal basis; and requiring the owner or ope...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1328Intro

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Authorizing the governing body of a county or municipality to impose a fee on a person who holds a certain permit and transfers surface water or groundwater outside a watershed located wholly or partially within the county or municipality.
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1217Intro

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Increasing the amount of the inspection tax levied on marketable oysters shipped in the shell to any place outside the State from 30 cents to $1; increasing the amount of the severance tax levied on oysters caught within certain natural oyster bars f...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB902Intro

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Requiring the owner of a dam associated with a certain hydroelectric power plant to pay an annual compensation fee to the Department of the Environment for the use of State land and waterways beginning January 1, 2023; requiring the Public Service Co...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB580Intro

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Requiring a person responsible for a sewer overflow, treatment plant bypass, or unlawful discharge from a wastewater treatment plant that results in an area being closed to shellfish harvesting to pay restitution to certain shellfish harvesters.
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2022-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB366Intro

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Establishing a Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to provide financial resources for certain nonpoint source pollution control projects in the State; and prohibiting the transfer of funds in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB729Intro

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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
MDSB854Intro

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Authorizing the use of a certain graywater system to serve a public or private building that is located on a former dredge site or is located in a remote area with minimal public access and operates on a seasonal basis; and requiring the owner or ope...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB921Intro

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Establishing a Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to provide financial resources for certain nonpoint source pollution control projects in the State; and prohibiting the transfer of funds in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays ...
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2022-02-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB621Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants, evaluate whether the effluent and any nutrients in the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas, and hire an in...
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2022-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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