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2017 Regular Session



Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Moratorium and Referenda

Sponsored by:

Senator Conway


In the Senate - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Prohibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing a permit for the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of natural gas in the State until October 1, 2019, and only under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from engaging in hydraulic fracturing in a local jurisdiction unless the local jurisdiction has submitted to a referendum of the voters of the local jurisdiction a specified question and a majority of the voters have voted in a specified manner; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Conway, Bates, Benson, Currie, Edwards, Ferguson, Hershey, Hough, Jennings, Klausmeier, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Miller, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Norman, Peters, Ready, Reilly, Robinson, Salling, Waugh, and Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Contingency - on a referendum
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Environment
Narrow Subject(s):Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Environment, Department of
Hydraulic Fracturing -see also- Wells
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Environment

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November 28, 2017 1:13 P.M.