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MDSB2PassAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board of Directors; re...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDSB349PassAltering the conditions under which the Maryland Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund may be used to provide certain financial assistance for certain purposes.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 131
MDHB1069EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB94EnrollAltering the conditions under which the Maryland Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund may be used to guarantee, or purchase insurance for, bonds, notes, or other evidences of obligation issued by a local government under certain circumstances; and expan...
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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDSB319EngrossExpanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (108-28)
MDHB507EnrollEstablishing 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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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDSB119EnrollEstablishing 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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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDHB399EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDHB561EnrollExpanding the types of energy sources that qualify as Tier 1 renewable sources under the renewable energy portfolio standard; adding certain wastewater used in certain manners to the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; authorizing energy from ...
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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDHB636EnrollAltering 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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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDSB546EnrollAltering 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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2021-04-12
Returned Passed
MDSB612EnrollAuthorizing and empowering the County Commissioners of Carroll County to borrow not more than $48,450,000 in order to finance the construction, improvement, or development of certain public facilities in Carroll County, and to effect such borrowing b...
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2021-04-12
Passed Enrolled
MDHB77EngrossProhibiting, 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
MDSB810EngrossAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years to require a certain percentage of energy from Tier 1 renewable sources each year to be derived from certain geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring that a certain percentage...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1007EnrollAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years to require a certain percentage of energy from Tier 1 renewable sources each year to be derived from certain geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring a certain percentage of e...
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2021-04-12
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1131EnrollAuthorizing and empowering the County Commissioners of Carroll County to borrow not more than $48,450,000 in order to finance the construction, improvement, or development of certain public facilities in Carroll County, and to effect such borrowing b...
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2021-04-10
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1173EnrollAuthorizing and empowering the County Commissioners of Calvert County, from time to time, to borrow not more than $26,453,345 to finance the construction, improvement, or development of certain public buildings, roads, and facilities in Calvert Count...
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2021-04-10
Passed Enrolled
MDHB2EnrollAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board; requiring the D...
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2021-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB324EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB227EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDSB350EnrollRepealing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones and issue leases within those zones for shellfish aquaculture; authorizing the Department to issue enterprise leases under certain circumstances ...
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2021-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDHB517EnrollExpanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a...
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2021-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDHB862EnrollIncreasing in St. Mary's County the aggregate amount of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness outstanding from 2.15% to 3.15% of certain assessable real property in the County; requiring an amount equal to at least 40% of a certain percent limita...
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2021-04-06
Returned Passed
MDHB295EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-05
Returned Passed
MDHB204EnrollRequiring 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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2021-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDHB467EngrossAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard for certain years; extending indefinitely the renewable energy portfolio standard percentage derived from Tier 2 renewable sources; repealing the limit on the period of time during which energy from a ...
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2021-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB777EnrollAltering 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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2021-04-05
Returned Passed
MDHB427IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2021-04-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB417EnrollAltering 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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2021-04-02
Returned Passed
MDSB737EngrossProviding 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
MDSB418EngrossRepealing certain provisions of law regarding the adoption of regulations establishing certain efficiency standards; repealing certain provisions of law prohibiting the sale or offering for sale of certain products; altering the application of certai...
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2021-03-23
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB333EngrossAuthorizing 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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2021-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB302EngrossEstablishing 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
MDHB267EngrossRequiring 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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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB214IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment or the Board of Public Works from terminating or impairing the riparian rights of an individual, community association, or other entity through the application process for a permit or license to install a...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB993IntroAuthorizing funds in the Bay Restoration Fund to be used for the costs associated with the purchase of certain nutrient load reductions, not to exceed $10,000,000 per year in fiscal years 2020 through 2030 inclusive; requiring certain regulations to...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB64IntroRequiring employers operating construction sites in the State to provide an adequate handwashing facility on the construction sites; requiring that the handwashing facilities include potable water, be in an accessible location, be adequate for the nu...
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2021-02-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1362IntroAltering the State's renewable energy portfolio standard to be the clean and renewable energy standard; altering certain legislative findings regarding and purposes of the standard; requiring certain percentages of certain energy in the State to be d...
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2021-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB316IntroExtending indefinitely the renewable energy portfolio standard percentage derived from Tier 2 renewable sources; repealing the limit on the period of time during which energy from a Tier 2 renewable source is eligible for inclusion in meeting the ren...
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2021-02-17
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Feldman) Adopted
MDHB911IntroEstablishing that a person may hunt wild waterfowl in the waters of the Susquehanna Flats while standing in water on the natural bottom only in areas designated by the Department of Natural Resources; and prohibiting a person from hunting wild waterf...
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2021-02-17
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB835IntroRequiring each public senior higher education institution to be carbon neutral for certain emissions on or before certain dates; specifying certain requirements that a certain public senior higher education institution must meet in order to achieve t...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB925IntroEstablishing the Workgroup on Public Water Access; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiring the Workgroup to submit an interim report and a final report to certain committees of the General Assemb...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB803IntroRequiring each public senior higher education institution to be carbon neutral for certain emissions on or before certain dates; specifying certain requirements that a certain public senior higher education institution must meet in order to achieve t...
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2021-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB540IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1221IntroProhibiting the amount of any lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service from being considered in determining the amount of total taxes on a property for purposes of a certain requirement that certain owner-occupied property in Baltimore Cit...
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2021-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1267IntroEstablishing the Workgroup on Public Water Access; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiring the Workgroup to submit an interim report and a final report to certain committees of the General Assemb...
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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB21IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment or the Board of Public Works from terminating or impairing the riparian rights of an individual, community association, or other entity through the application process for a permit or license to install a...
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2021-02-09
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1135IntroProhibiting a community association from preventing a riparian property owner from constructing a pier or making another improvement into the waters of the State if the riparian property owner has received certain federal, State, and county approvals...
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2021-02-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB921IntroAuthorizing, in Baltimore County, a property owner to request an adjustment to a sewer service charge in a certain manner if there is a water leak in the interior plumbing of the property.
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2021-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB321IntroRepealing the termination provision of certain provisions of law relating to the operation of a vessel for certain purposes in a slalom ski course located in a controlled water ski area in Maynadier Creek during certain times on certain days and Stat...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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