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MDSB520PassProhibiting the imposition of a maximum number of subscribers to community solar energy generating system under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; providing for an increase in the generating capacity and capacity limits to b...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
MDHB683PassProhibiting the imposition of a maximum number of subscribers to a community solar energy generating system under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; providing for an increase in the generating capacity and capacity limits to...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
MDSB467PassEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in fields related to natural resources; requiring the Department and its managing organization each year to select one fellow in...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223
MDHB586PassRequiring a company that installs solar photovoltaic systems to install a certain lockout tag containing a safety warning under certain circumstances; and requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to make a certain report to the Ho...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 279
MDHB1246PassExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDSB25PassAuthorizing the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Maryland Environmental Trust, certain other land trusts, a county, and the Department of Natural Resources to record notice of certain easements, c...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 127
MDHB170PassAltering the definition of "borrower" for the purpose of provisions of law governing the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include an eligible State agency; altering the purpose of the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include pro...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
MDSB516EnrollRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB601EngrossAltering the renewable energy portfolio standard for 2019 to 2021 and later; and applying the Act retroactively to all renewable portfolio standard compliance years that begin on or after January 1, 2019.
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB488EnrollEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in natural resources fields as they matriculate and graduate from institutions of higher education; requiring the Department and...
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2019-04-03
Passed Enrolled
MDHB600EngrossRequiring the Power Plant Research Program to study and make recommendations regarding nuclear energy and its role as a renewable energy resource in the State; and requiring the Program to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1,...
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2019-04-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB151IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB653EngrossRequiring the Public Service Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company to apply for an alternative rate plan simultaneously with an application for new base rates; requiring the Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company ...
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2019-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB203EngrossAltering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest as determined by data used in the most current Chesapeake Bay Water...
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2019-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB826EngrossProviding 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; requiring the governing body of a condominium or homeowners associat...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1235IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1227IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from taking final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a certain wind or solar generating station until a county or municipal corporation in which any part of the...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB910IntroRequiring a certain electric company to contract for certain renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a certain portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for electricity that the electr...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB72IntroEstablishing the Fiscal Year 2017 Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program to provide rebates to individuals who purchased qualified equipment in fiscal year 2017 but did not receive the rebate; limiting the rebate to an applicant who own...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB125IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2019; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB879IntroRequiring a certain electric company to contract for certain renewable energy credits and electricity generated from certain Tier 1 renewable sources to meet a certain portion of the renewable energy portfolio standard for electricity that the electr...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB14IntroAltering the definition of "electric personal assistive mobility device" to require that the device have one vertical or center control bar or mechanism that responds to pressure from the hands or legs of the rider to steer the device and a nonarticu...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1180IntroEstablishing a Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Rebate Program; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to administer the Program; authorizing certain persons to apply to the Administration in fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for a rebate for the co...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB998IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain electric vehicle charging station infrastructure pilot program unless the General Assembly enacts a law authorizing the program; and establishing the intent of the Ge...
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2019-03-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB316IntroProhibiting 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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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB627IntroRequiring the governing body of a county to require, by law, owners and operators of certain solar energy property to pay a certain annual fee to the county; requiring counties to distribute a certain amount of a certain fee to a municipality under c...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB973IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy in Baltimore City for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; providing that existing obligations or contract rights may not be impaired by the Act; and applying the...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB886IntroAltering the application of a provision requiring the payment of a certain deposit with the Public Service Commission in connection with an application to construct a solar photovoltaic system; requiring the Commission to refund the deposit within 1 ...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB610IntroRequiring the governing body of a county to require, by law, the owner or operator of certain solar energy property to pay a certain annual fee to the county; requiring counties to distribute a certain amount of a certain fee to a municipality under ...
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2019-02-27
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
MDSB997IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from taking final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a wind or solar generating station until a county or municipal corporation in which any part of the generat...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1331IntroProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain pilot program until the Task Force to Study Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure submits a report to the Governor and General Assembly and the General Ass...
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB914IntroProhibiting 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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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB532IntroEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a certain blueprint to guide units of State and loca...
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2019-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB350IntroAltering the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source" for purposes of the renewable energy portfolio standard by adding certain hydroelectric power as a Tier 1 renewable source; applying the Act to all renewable portfolio standard compliance years t...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB548IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB702IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDHB765IntroProhibiting 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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2019-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB572IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company to apply for an alternative rate plan simultaneously with an application for new base rates; requiring the Commission to allow an electric company or a gas company ...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB961IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB851IntroDefining the term "clear-cut" to mean the uniform felling of trees in a given area; and prohibiting a person from clear-cutting an area equal to or larger than one-half acre to make room for a commercial solar photovoltaic system.
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1158IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-02-08
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB695IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-07
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDSB788IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB504IntroRequiring that, on and after July 1, 2020, certain standards for purchase of vehicles by the Department of General Services include the social cost of certain carbon emissions as part of a life-cycle cost; requiring the Department of Budget and Manag...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB120IntroAltering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest land.
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2019-01-31
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB168IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB78IntroMaking the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles permanent; authorizing certain individuals or business entities that do not receive a tax credit in a certain fiscal year to claim the credit during the next fiscal ye...
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2019-01-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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