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MDSB383PassExtending through fiscal year 2028 the requirement that the Governor include a certain amount in the State budget for increasing the number of green schools in the State; and extending through calendar year 2029 the annual evaluation of the impact of...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 524
MDHB696PassEstablishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 570
MDHB440PassAltering 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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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 581
MDSB526PassAltering 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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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 578
MDHB10VetoRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide certain safety and workforce development training for its operations training workforce and its maintenance workforce; requiring the Administration's annual report on the implementation of the ...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB61PassRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide certain safety and workforce development training for its operations training workforce and its maintenance workforce; requiring the Administration's annual report on the implementation of the ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
MDHB157PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; establishing certain...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDSB146PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated by certain signage indicating for the use of plug-in electric drive ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDHB531Engross

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Extending through fiscal year 2028 the requirement that the Governor include a certain amount in the State budget for increasing the number of green schools in the State; and extending through calendar year 2029 the annual evaluation of the impact of...
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2022-04-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB683Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Renewable Energy for Nonprofit Organizations Loan Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to provide financial assistance in the form of zero-interest loans to nonprofit organizations for the purchase and installation of qualif...
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2022-04-11
To House Economic Matters 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
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)
MDHB1314Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of alternative vehicle registration plates and cards for certain vehicles; and requiring the Administration to report on the results of the pilot program to t...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB94Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State to ensure that a certain minimum percent of passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet in certain fiscal years are zero-emission vehicles, subject to the availability of funding; requiring t...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB88Engross

Sine Die
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
MDSB334Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB11Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "Tier 1 renewable source" for purposes of excluding energy derived from qualifying biomass, methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials, certain fuel cells, poultry litter-to-energy, waste-to-energy, refus...
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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
MDHB1085Intro

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Altering the components of fuels that qualify a generating facility as a Tier 1 renewable source under the renewable energy portfolio standard by altering the definitions of "qualifying biomass" and "thermal biomass system".
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB948Intro

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Establishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1331Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain materials used in the State include coal ash as a component of the material; requiring certain offshore wind projects to give preference to certain cement materials beginning on June 1, 2022; requiring all contractors licensed ...
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2022-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB624Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB782Intro

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Prohibiting 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 in a certain manner for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; and requiring that a parking spa...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1033Intro

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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
MDHB894Intro

Sine Die
Altering the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program by extending the duration of the Program, increasing the total amount of rebates issued under the Program, repealing the authority to issue rebates to retail service station dealers, l...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1366Intro

Sine Die
Including a zero-emission energy resource as a Tier 1 renewable source eligible for meeting certain Tier 1 obligations under the renewable energy portfolio standard; and requiring the Maryland Energy Administration, in consultation with the Public Se...
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2022-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB616Intro

Sine Die
Making energy derived from waste-to-energy or refuse-derived fuel ineligible for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard.
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB903Intro

Sine Die
Altering the components of fuels that qualify a generating facility as a Tier 1 renewable source under the renewable energy portfolio standard by altering the definitions of "qualifying biomass" and "thermal biomass system".
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB902Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB171Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB708Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through the use of various measures, including the alteration of statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, the establishment of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, requi...
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2022-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB552Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB729Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB695Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring ...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB135Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB471Intro

Sine Die
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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2022-01-31
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB525Intro

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Establishing the Distribution System Planning Workgroup to study issues related to energy distribution planning and implementation; requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations on or before January 1, 2024, related to energy distribut...
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2022-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
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