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MDHB232EnrollAltering 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB224EnrollAltering the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development; providing that $750,000 f...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB281EnrollRequiring 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB306EnrollContinuing the State Board of Dental Examiners in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending until July 1, 2031, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB662EnrollRepealing a requirement that the Department of General Services cooperate with the Maryland Energy Administration when projecting certain costs and performing a certain analysis during a certain phase of the renovation or construction of certain Stat...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB877EnrollRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB395EngrossSpecifying that funds in a certain renewable and clean energy programs account be used for the Maryland Healthy Soils Program; and requiring that $500,000 of the renewable and clean energy programs account be allocated to the Maryland Healthy Soils P...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1029EnrollAltering the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development; providing that $750,000 in funds f...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB1505EngrossAltering the mileage at which the owner of a Class F (tractor) vehicle that has been in operation for not more than 5 years is required to have the vehicle inspected, maintained, and repaired to 35,000 miles; and altering the mileage at which the own...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDHB853EngrossAltering the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program established by a county or municipality to include loans to certain residential and commercial property owners to finance certain grid resilience projects; and requiring a certain ordinance ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB398EngrossRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to give preference to applications for certain loans that will use the services of certain small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, particularly those businesses that pr...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB561EngrossApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; esta...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1032IntroAltering from 30 to 60 megawatts the capacity of certain hydroelectric power plants in the definition of a Tier 1 renewable source for the renewable energy portfolio standard; and extending the renewable energy portfolio standard percentage derived f...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance 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
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
MDHB1392EngrossSetting the renewable energy portfolio standard for municipal electric utilities for 2020 and later.
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2020-03-13
To Senate Finance 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
MDHB418IntroAltering to 2.5% the percentage of the renewable energy portfolio standard that must be derived from solar energy for a municipal electric utility in Frederick County.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB494IntroAltering the percentage, to 2.5% in 2020 and later, of a municipal electric utility's renewable energy portfolio standard that must be derived from solar energy.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDHB1034IntroAuthorizing a certain county or municipality, after giving 60 days written notice to the electric company and the Public Service Commission, to convert its street lighting service to a certain alternative-energy-only tariff, submit a request to acqui...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1238IntroProhibiting the construction of a certain transportation project involving a magnetic levitation propulsion system without a certain informed consent of a majority of the governing bodies of the affected counties; requiring a project owner to provide...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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
MDHB111EngrossProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of ...
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2020-03-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSJ6IntroUrging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reverse its Order in the PJM Reliability Pricing Model Capacity dockets.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB165IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2020; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDSB750IntroEstablishing an exception under certain circumstances for low speed electric vehicles to the vehicle registration requirement; authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue a permit to a municipality that authorizes the municipality to operat...
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2020-02-20
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB912IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB739IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1426IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1451IntroRequiring, beginning on October 1, 2023, that each school bus purchased by a county board of education be a zero-emission vehicle; requiring, beginning on October 1, 2026, that each school bus purchased by a certain person for use under a certain con...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1233IntroProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, a State unit from entering into a contract to purchase or lease a vehicle for the State vehicle fleet that is not a zero-emission electric vehicle.
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1223IntroExtending and altering, for certain fiscal years, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; increasing, for certain fiscal years, the total amount of rebates ...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1206IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to designate certain communities as disadvantaged communities in accordance with certain criteria; requiring the Dep...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1295IntroProhibiting, beginning July 1, 2021, the Interagency Commission on School Construction from approving a public school construction project for a school district that has not adopted or updated a certain school district energy policy; specifying the c...
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1330IntroRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1425IntroIncreasing the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that the State must achieve by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a final plan that reduces...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1545IntroProhibiting the carbon dioxide emissions rate for certain affected electric generating units from exceeding a certain amount; establishing the Fossil Fuel Community Transition Account to provide grants to certain individuals and communities; requirin...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1490IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Building Codes Administration and the Maryland Energy Administration, to adopt regulations on monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from certain buildings on or before ...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1370IntroRequiring the State, for certain construction projects and major renovation projects proposed after December 31, 2020, to require that the project be designed, engineered, and constructed in a manner that allows the roof to withstand the weight of so...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB474IntroProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-i...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB890IntroEstablishing 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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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB299IntroRequiring 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 each State building constructed, acquired, or substantially al...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB734IntroProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of ...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB835IntroAuthorizing a certain county or municipality, after giving 60 days written notice to the electric company and the Public Service Commission, to convert its street lighting service to a certain alternative-energy-only tariff, submit a request to acqui...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB336IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
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