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MDHB76PassExempting 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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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 415
MDSB131PassAltering 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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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 367
MDHB228PassAltering 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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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 366
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
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
MDSB215PassAltering from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2024, the date by which an energy storage system is required to be installed for purposes of eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for the costs of installing an energy storage ...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 246
MDSB179PassExtending to 30 years the maximum duration of an energy performance contract by a unit of State government.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 247
MDHB1391PassEstablishing the Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program for certain vehicles and equipment to be administered by the Maryland Energy Administration; altering, for certain fiscal years, the vehicle excise tax credit for the pur...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 234
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
MDHB696Enroll

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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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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB683Engross

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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
MDSB860Enroll

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Exempting certain community solar energy generating systems from personal property taxes; requiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to assess certain land used by a community solar energy generating system in a certain manner; requiring th...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1039Enroll

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Exempting certain community solar energy generating systems from personal property taxes; requiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to assess certain land used by a community solar energy generating system in a certain manner; requiring th...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB314Enroll

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Establishing the Mechanical Insulation Installation Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to provide grants to individuals, nonprofit organizations, and business entities for a portion of certain qualified expenses paid or incurred for ...
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2022-04-09
Passed Enrolled
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
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
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
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
MDSB719Enroll

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Providing that certain funding for the Power to the People Pilot Program be used to hire certain part-time personnel; requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to develop a certain redetermination process to assist eligible energy customers who ar...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB405Engross

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Establishing the Mechanical Insulation Installation Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to provide grants to individuals, nonprofit organizations, and business entities for a portion of certain qualified expenses paid or incurred for...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Rules Committee
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
MDHB1001Enroll

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Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs, in coordination with the United Way of Central Maryland and the Fuel Fund of Maryland, to establish the Power to the People Pilot Program; providing that certain funding for the Program be used to hire ce...
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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
MDSB240Engross

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Altering the items eligible for certain sales and use tax exemptions during certain sales and use tax exemption periods.
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2022-03-23
To House Rules and Executive Nominations 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
MDHB1250Engross

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Establishing the Task Force to Study Solar Energy Incentives to study and make recommendations regarding measures and incentives needed to ensure that the State meets the solar energy goals established in the State's renewable energy portfolio standa...
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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
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
MDHB936Engross

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Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs to meet the full generation capacity authorized under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; and req...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance 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
MDSB565Intro

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Prohibiting a person from selling an essential good or service during a state of emergency and for the 90 days following the end of the state of emergency for a price of 10% or more of the price charged prior to a state of emergency; and requiring th...
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2022-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB835Intro

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Establishing certain requirements for approval of construction of a new retail service station on or after October 1, 2022, including a setback requirement and the construction of a certain number of electric charging stations; and requiring approvin...
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2022-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
MDHB864Intro

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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
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
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
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
MDHB1484Intro

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Requiring, as part of the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program, that a clean energy grant awarded with the Program for solar electric photovoltaic property installed at an individual's primary residence is to be for at least $5,000; and requi...
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2022-03-03
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB999Intro

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Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs, the total number of megawatts of solar electricity needed, and the rate of rooftop solar panels compared to ground-mounte...
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2022-02-23
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB81Engross

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Authorizing charter counties to provide for the enforcement of local building energy performance laws by imposing civil fines not exceeding $10 per square foot of gross floor area; and providing that a civil fine may be imposed under the Act only if ...
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2022-02-22
To House Environment and Transportation 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
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
MDHB831Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish building emissions standards for certain commercial and residential buildings; establishing the Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force to study certain matters and develop a plan ...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB894Intro

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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
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
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