2007 Regular Session

Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation

Status of Legislation
Total number of Bills: 52

  • Failed Legislation

    HB 124

    Status as of March 19, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Cardin, Barnes, Bromwell, Bronrott, Doory, Glassman, Impallaria, Kach, Lawton, Minnick, Morhaim, Rosenberg, Schuler, Stein, F. Turner, and Weir
    Entitled
    Tax Credit - Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 133

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 114

    Sponsored By
    The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Busch, Haynes, McIntosh, Ali, Beidle, Bobo, Boteler, Cane, V. Clagett, Frush, Glassman, Glenn, Healey, Holmes, Hucker, Lafferty, Lawton, Malone, Montgomery, Niemann, O'Donnell, Shewell, Sossi, Stein, Stull, and Weir
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Chesapeake Bay - Oyster Restoration
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 187

    Status as of April 10, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 19

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Rosenberg
    Entitled
    Estates and Trusts - Conservation Easement - Governing Instrument
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Judiciary
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 319

    Status as of March 6, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Garrett County Delegation and Allegany County Delegation
    Entitled
    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Allegany County and Garrett County - Coal Rights
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 465

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 606

    Sponsored By
    Delegate James
    Entitled
    Real Property - Sale of Property Encumbered by a Conservation Easement
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 466

    Status as of February 7, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegate James
    Entitled
    Maryland Estate Tax - Exclusion for Qualified Conservation Easements
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 517

    Status as of February 14, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Haddaway, Aumann, Cane, Conway, Eckardt, Elmore, Mathias, Rudolph, Smigiel, and Sossi
    Entitled
    Income Tax Credit - Oyster Restoration Activity
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 549

    Status as of April 9, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Re-referred Judicial Proceedings

    Sponsored By
    Anne Arundel County Delegation
    Entitled
    Anne Arundel County - Chesapeake Bay Critical Area - Violations of Local Law - Statute of Limitations - Disclosure in Real Estate Sales
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 588

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 614

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Hubbard
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Forest Conservation - Net Tract Area
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 595

    Status as of March 19, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Cardin, Morhaim, and Schuler
    Entitled
    Tax General - Income Tax Credit - Energy-Efficient Residential Heating and Cooling Systems
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 631

    Status as of April 2, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Feldman, Ali, Bronrott, Dumais, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Hucker, Kramer, Krysiak, Kullen, Lawton, Lee, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Pena-Melnyk, Rice, Taylor, and Waldstreicher
    Entitled
    Electric Companies - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures and Services
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 633

    Status as of February 9, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Glassman, Beidle, V. Clagett, Elmore, Impallaria, Jennings, J. King, McDonough, Smigiel, and Stifler
    Entitled
    Maryland Estate Tax - Exclusion for Family Farm Subject to Agricultural Preservation Easements
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 657

    Status as of April 4, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Cecil County Delegation
    Entitled
    Cecil County - Purchase of Development Rights Program - General Obligation Installment Purchase Agreements
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 667

    Status as of May 8, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 423

    Sponsored By
    Montgomery County Delegation and Prince George's County Delegation
    Entitled
    Washington Suburban Sanitary District - System Development Charge - Exemptions MC/PG 116-07
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 744

    Status as of February 13, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Stein, Cardin, V. Clagett, Hucker, Lafferty, Lawton, Mizeur, and Morhaim
    Entitled
    Electric and Gas Companies - Energy Audits
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 760

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 118

    Sponsored By
    Delegates V. Clagett, Ali, Barnes, Bartlett, Barve, Beidle, Bobo, Boteler, Bronrott, Dumais, Frush, Gilchrist, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Holmes, Hucker, Ivey, Kach, N. King, Lafferty, Lawton, Mathias, McHale, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Rosenberg, Shewell, Stein, Stukes, Waldstreicher, Glassman, Glenn, Kipke, Niemann, Stull, and Weir
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Diamondback Terrapin - Take and Possession
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 778

    Status as of March 19, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Rosenberg, Bronrott, Cardin, Guzzone, Morhaim, Pendergrass, and F. Turner
    Entitled
    Income Tax Credits for Green Buildings - Additional Credits Authorized
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 901

    Status as of April 3, 2007: Bill is in the House - Withdrawn Health and Government Operations

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Bronrott, Barve, and Morhaim
    Entitled
    Education - New School Construction - Price Preference for High Performance Buildings
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Health and Government Operations and Appropriations
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 909

    Status as of April 4, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Bronrott, Ali, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Beidle, Bobo, Burns, Cane, Cardin, V. Clagett, Dumais, Elmore, Feldman, Frush, Gaines, George, Gilchrist, Glenn, Goldwater, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Healey, Hecht, Heller, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, Kaiser, N. King, Kirk, Kramer, Krysiak, Lafferty, Lawton, Lee, Love, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Riley, Rosenberg, Shewell, Stein, Taylor, F. Turner, Vaughn, and Waldstreicher
    Entitled
    Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards Act of 2007
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Senate Rules
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 942

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 116

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Bronrott, Barve, Morhaim, Beitzel, Benson, Bromwell, Costa, Donoghue, Elliott, Hammen, Hubbard, Kach, Kipke, Kullen, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Riley, Tarrant, V. Turner, and Weldon
    Entitled
    Maryland Green Building Council
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Health and Government Operations and Appropriations
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 974

    Status as of March 12, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Stocksdale, Bartlett, Bates, Beitzel, Elliott, George, Jennings, Krebs, Kullen, McKee, Shewell, Sossi, and Wood
    Entitled
    Agricultural Land Preservation - Easements - Future Dwelling House
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1024

    Status as of February 14, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Ways and Means

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Ross
    Entitled
    Income Tax - Credit for Low Impact Development
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 1041

    Status as of May 8, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 448

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Rudolph
    Entitled
    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund - Foundation Grants
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1220

    Status as of March 23, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Delegates McIntosh, Beidle, Bobo, Bromwell, Bronrott, Cane, V. Clagett, Frush, Haynes, Healey, Holmes, Hubbard, Lafferty, Lawton, Love, Malone, Montgomery, Morhaim, Niemann, Rosenberg, Waldstreicher, Ali, Glenn, Hucker, Manno, and Stein
    Entitled
    Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Green Fund
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 1262

    Status as of March 22, 2007: Bill is in the House - Withdrawn Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Haddaway, Aumann, Boteler, Cane, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, Impallaria, Jennings, Mathias, McDonough, Shewell, Smigiel, Sossi, and Walkup
    Entitled
    Renewable Fuels - Production Credits - British Thermal Units
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 1294

    Status as of March 23, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Montgomery, Ali, Barkley, Bobo, Bronrott, Cane, V. Clagett, Dumais, Gilchrist, Kach, Kaiser, Kelly, Lawton, Lee, Love, Rice, Smigiel, and Taylor
    Entitled
    Task Force to Study the Economic Development Benefits of the Clean Energy Industry in Maryland
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1353

    Status as of March 6, 2007: Bill is in the House - Re-referred Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Chair, Environmental Matters Committee (By Request - Departmental - Agriculture)
    Entitled
    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 1354

    Status as of May 8, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 476

    Sponsored By
    Chair, Environmental Matters Committee (By Request - Departmental - Agriculture)
    Entitled
    Certification of County Priority Preservation Areas
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1377

    Status as of March 22, 2007: Bill is in the House - Re-referred Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Beitzel, Bates, Donoghue, Kelly, McKee, Miller, Myers, O'Donnell, Riley, Shank, Stull, and Weldon
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Black Bears - Establishment of Population in Each County
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 8

    Status as of January 17, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Withdrawn Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Senator Garagiola
    Entitled
    Maryland Commission for the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 148

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 113

    Sponsored By
    The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Frosh and Miller
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Chesapeake Bay - Oyster Restoration
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 215

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Referred to interim study

    Sponsored By
    Senators Colburn, Harris, Pugh, and Robey
    Entitled
    Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program - Advisory Committee
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 219

    Status as of April 10, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 18

    Sponsored By
    Senator Frosh
    Entitled
    Estates and Trusts - Donation of Conservation Easements
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
    House: Judiciary
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 273

    Status as of April 2, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Senator Edwards
    Entitled
    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Allegany County and Garrett County - Coal Rights
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 298

    Status as of February 1, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senators Frosh, Brochin, Conway, Dyson, Garagiola, Lenett, Madaleno, Peters, and Zirkin
    Entitled
    Income Tax Credits for Green Buildings - Additional Credits Authorized
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 301

    Status as of February 1, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senators Brochin, Frosh, Klausmeier, Lenett, Peters, Pugh, and Rosapepe
    Entitled
    Education - New School Construction - Price Preference for High Performance Buildings
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 332

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 115

    Sponsored By
    Senators Frosh and Brochin
    Entitled
    Maryland Green Building Council
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
    House: Health and Government Operations and Appropriations
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 400

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 549

    Sponsored By
    Senators Pipkin, Astle, Della, Exum, Garagiola, Kelley, Klausmeier, Middleton, and Pugh
    Entitled
    Electric Industry Restructuring - Proceedings - Review and Evaluation
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 408

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 550

    Sponsored By
    Anne Arundel County Senators
    Entitled
    Anne Arundel County - Chesapeake Bay Critical Area - Violations of Local Law - Statute of Limitations - Disclosure in Real Estate Sales Contracts
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Sponsored By
    Senator Dyson
    Entitled
    Real Property - Sale of Property Encumbered by a Conservation Easement
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 512

    Status as of March 30, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Withdrawn Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senators Dyson, Madaleno, and Stoltzfus
    Entitled
    Maryland Estate Tax - Exclusion for Qualified Conservation Easements
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 532

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 117

    Sponsored By
    Senator Dyson
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Diamondback Terrapin - Take and Possession
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 562

    Status as of March 28, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senator Frosh
    Entitled
    Electric Companies - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures and Services
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Sponsored By
    Senator Peters
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Forest Conservation - Net Tract Area
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 615

    Status as of February 26, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senators Madaleno, Della, Frosh, Lenett, and Robey
    Entitled
    Tax General - Income Tax Credit - Energy-Efficient Residential Heating and Cooling Systems
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 636

    Status as of March 19, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senator Raskin
    Entitled
    Primary and Secondary Education - School Construction - Green School Buildings Fund
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 674

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 568

    Sponsored By
    Senators Pinsky, Britt, Della, Dyson, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Jones, Kelley, Lenett, Pugh, and Zirkin
    Entitled
    Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards Act of 2007
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs and Finance
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 682

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 569

    Sponsored By
    Cecil County Senators
    Entitled
    Cecil County - Purchase of Development Rights Program - General Obligation Installment Purchase Agreements
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 731

    Status as of March 22, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Withdrawn Budget and Taxation

    Sponsored By
    Senators Hooper, Astle, Brinkley, Colburn, Dyson, Edwards, Garagiola, Greenip, Haines, Harris, Jacobs, Kittleman, Middleton, Munson, Pipkin, Robey, Simonaire, and Stoltzfus
    Entitled
    Maryland Estate Tax - Exclusions for Family Farms Subject to Agricultural Preservation Easements
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 829

    Status as of March 26, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Withdrawn Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Senator Colburn
    Entitled
    Renewable Fuels - Production Credits - British Thermal Units
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 1012

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 217

    Sponsored By
    Senator Astle
    Entitled
    Natural Resources - Fishery Management Reform Act
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 1030

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 221

    Sponsored By
    Senator Dyson
    Entitled
    Critical Areas - Applications for Variances - Local Jurisdictions
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Environmental Matters