2007 Regular Session

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Status of Legislation
Total number of Bills: 48

  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 5

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Hubbard
    Entitled
    Electric Industry - Local Aggregation
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 60

    Status as of March 22, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 2

    Sponsored By
    Southern Maryland Delegation
    Entitled
    Electric Cooperatives - Standard Offer Service Supply Contracts
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 126

    Status as of March 13, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Cardin, Barve, Bromwell, George, Hixson, Kach, Lafferty, Morhaim, Rosenberg, Stein, and Taylor
    Entitled
    Advanced Electric Meters - Residential Use
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 328

    Status as of March 24, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Doory and Feldman
    Entitled
    Solar Energy Grant Fund
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 394

    Status as of May 8, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 399

    Sponsored By
    St. Mary's County Delegation
    Entitled
    St. Mary's County - Review of County Plans - Water Supply Systems and Designees
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • 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 676

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Rudolph, Barkley, Barnes, Benson, Bobo, Bronrott, Cane, Elmore, Frush, Gaines, Gutierrez, Healey, Holmes, Hubbard, N. King, Lawton, Montgomery, Morhaim, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ross, Simmons, Sossi, and Weldon
    Entitled
    Electric Industry - Local Aggregation
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 703

    Status as of March 28, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Delegates V. Clagett, Ali, Barkley, Barnes, Bartlett, Barve, Beidle, Bobo, Bohanan, Bromwell, Bronrott, Cane, Cardin, G. Clagett, Davis, Frush, George, Glassman, Guzzone, Healey, Hecht, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, N. King, Kipke, Lafferty, Lawton, Lee, Love, Mathias, McConkey, McIntosh, Mizeur, Niemann, O'Donnell, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Rosenberg, Rudolph, Sophocleus, Stein, Vaughn, Braveboy, Burns, Haddaway, Jameson, J. King, Kirk, Krysiak, Manno, McHale, Stifler, Taylor, and Walkup
    Entitled
    Maryland Commission on Climate Change and Clean Energy Alternatives
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters and Economic Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs and Finance
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 724

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the House - Re-assigned Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Olszewski, Minnick, and Weir
    Entitled
    Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities - Impact Fee - County Services
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters and Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 737

    Status as of March 13, 2007: Bill is in the House - Unfavorable Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Hubbard
    Entitled
    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Carbon Allowances
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • 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
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 818

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

    Sponsored By
    Delegates McDonough and Kipke
    Entitled
    Electricity Suppliers - Sale of Wholesale Electricity to Affiliated Companies and Disclosure of Rates
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 841

    Status as of February 12, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Boteler, Ali, Aumann, Bates, Beitzel, Frank, George, Impallaria, Kach, Krebs, McConkey, McDonough, McKee, Miller, Montgomery, Riley, Schuler, Shewell, Sossi, Stifler, Stocksdale, Stull, and Weir
    Entitled
    Real Property - Eminent Domain - Limitation on Condemnation Authority
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 842

    Status as of February 12, 2007: Bill is in the House - First Reading Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Boteler, Aumann, Bates, Beitzel, Frank, George, Impallaria, Kach, Krebs, McConkey, McDonough, McKee, Miller, Riley, Schuler, Shewell, Sossi, Stifler, Stocksdale, Stull, and Weir
    Entitled
    Real Property - Eminent Domain - Limitations on Condemnation Authority
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 858

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

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Boteler, Beitzel, Kach, Shewell, Stocksdale, Stull, and Weir
    Entitled
    Energy Companies - Net Energy Metering
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 875

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 555

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Lawton, Ali, Barkley, Barnes, Benson, Bronrott, Elmore, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, N. King, Lee, Levi, Love, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Rice, Ross, Shank, Simmons, Sossi, Stein, Stifler, Stull, Waldstreicher, Weldon, Braveboy, Burns, Feldman, Haddaway, Harrison, Hecht, Impallaria, J. King, Kirk, Krysiak, Mathias, McHale, Minnick, Rudolph, Taylor, Vaughn, Walkup, and Healey
    Entitled
    Local Government - Street Lighting Equipment
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • 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 969

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 261

    Sponsored By
    St. Mary's County Delegation
    Entitled
    St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission - Fee Schedule
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 982

    Status as of March 13, 2007: Bill is in the House - Withdrawn Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Kach and Boteler
    Entitled
    Energy - Peak Sharing - Electricity Supply from Standby Generators
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 1016

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 120

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Hecht, Barkley, Barnes, Bartlett, Beidle, Bobo, Bohanan, Bronrott, Cane, G. Clagett, V. Clagett, Conaway, Conway, Davis, DeBoy, Donoghue, Doory, Elliott, Feldman, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Heller, Hubbard, Hucker, James, Jones, Kaiser, N. King, Kirk, Kramer, Krysiak, Kullen, Lawton, Levy, Love, Malone, Manno, Mathias, McHale, McIntosh, Minnick, Mizeur, Montgomery, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Rice, Riley, Robinson, Rudolph, Stull, Taylor, F. Turner, Walker, Weldon, Burns, Haddaway, and Vaughn
    Entitled
    Electricity - Net Energy Metering - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
    Senate: Finance and Budget and Taxation
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 1062

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

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Stein, Mizeur, Ali, Anderson, Barve, Beidle, Bromwell, Burns, Cardin, V. Clagett, Dumais, Gutierrez, Hucker, Kaiser, Lafferty, Lawton, Mathias, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Schuler, and Tarrant
    Entitled
    Alternative Energy Acceleration Act
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1072

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

    Sponsored By
    Delegates McHale, Feldman, and Hecht
    Entitled
    Public Utility Companies - Generating Stations - Wind
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 1097

    Status as of March 20, 2007: Bill is in the House - Withdrawn Economic Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegate Davis
    Entitled
    Telephone Companies - Competitive Services - Tariffs - Exception
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    HB 1286

    Status as of March 20, 2007: Bill is in the House - Referred to interim study

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Vaughn and Burns
    Entitled
    Public Service Commission - Office of Retail Market Development
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    HB 1347

    Status as of May 8, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 475

    Sponsored By
    Chair, Ways and Means Committee (By Request - Departmental - Assessments and Taxation)
    Entitled
    Public Service Company Franchise Tax - Returns and Collection
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Ways and Means
    Senate: Budget and Taxation
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1403

    Status as of March 24, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Olszewski, Aumann, Beidle, Bromwell, Cardin, V. Clagett, DeBoy, Frush, Glenn, Impallaria, Kach, Lafferty, Minnick, Stein, Stukes, Tarrant, and Weir
    Entitled
    Critical Area - Construction of a Facility - Prohibition
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    HB 1404

    Status as of March 19, 2007: Bill is in the House - Re-referred Environmental Matters

    Sponsored By
    Delegates Oaks and Carter
    Entitled
    Water and Sewer Liens - Forced Sale - Requirements
    Committee
    Assignments
    House: Environmental Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 34

    Status as of March 21, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Frosh, Britt, Brochin, Forehand, Gladden, Kelley, Munson, Pinsky, Pugh, Rosapepe, and Stone
    Entitled
    Electric Industry - Local Aggregation
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Sponsored By
    Senators Middleton, Dyson, and Miller
    Entitled
    Electric Cooperatives - Standard Offer Service Supply Contracts
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 186

    Status as of January 29, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Garagiola, Brochin, Dyson, Forehand, Kramer, Lenett, Madaleno, Mooney, Munson, Pinsky, Pugh, Rosapepe, and Stone
    Entitled
    Solar Energy Grant Fund
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 293

    Status as of March 5, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Lenett, Frosh, Madaleno, Muse, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Zirkin
    Entitled
    Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard and Procurement of Renewable Energy - Solar Energy
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 307

    Status as of February 14, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senator Stone
    Entitled
    Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities - Impact Fee - County Services
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • 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 423

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 554

    Sponsored By
    Senators Madaleno, Britt, Colburn, Edwards, Forehand, Frosh, Jacobs, Kelley, Lenett, Munson, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, and Hogan
    Entitled
    Local Government - Street Lighting Equipment
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 491

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 560

    Sponsored By
    Senator Britt
    Entitled
    Public Utility Companies - Electric Universal Service Program - Residential Tenants and Condominium Owners - Study
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 539

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Klausmeier, Astle, Britt, Dyson, and Exum
    Entitled
    Public Service Commission - Office of Retail Market Development
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 540

    Status as of February 21, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Klausmeier and Middleton
    Entitled
    Electricity Suppliers - Customer Information
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • 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
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 566

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 163

    Sponsored By
    Senators Miller, Astle, Garagiola, Kelley, Klausmeier, Middleton, and Pugh
    Entitled
    Public Utility Companies - Generating Stations - Wind
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 595

    Status as of April 24, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 119

    Sponsored By
    Senator Garagiola
    Entitled
    Electricity - Net Energy Metering - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 618

    Status as of March 21, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Pipkin and Astle
    Entitled
    Public Service Companies - General Utility Commission and Public Energy Commission
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • 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
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 706

    Status as of March 28, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Third Reading Failed

    Sponsored By
    Senators Klausmeier and Pipkin
    Entitled
    Gas Companies and Electric Companies - Annual Reports
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed Legislation

    SB 760

    Status as of March 14, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Unfavorable Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senator Middleton
    Entitled
    Telephone Companies - Competitive Services - Tariffs - Exception
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Became Law - Governor Signed

    SB 810

    Status as of May 17, 2007: Became Law - Chapter 577

    Sponsored By
    Senator Astle
    Entitled
    Public Service Commission - Authorization of Stock and Debt Transactions
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
    House: Economic Matters
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 853

    Status as of March 6, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Re-referred Finance

    Sponsored By
    Senators Pipkin, Della, and Rosapepe
    Entitled
    Maryland Energy Independence Act of 2007
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Finance
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 996

    Status as of March 9, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs

    Sponsored By
    Senators Stone, Brochin, DeGrange, Della, Klausmeier, McFadden, Simonaire, and Zirkin
    Entitled
    Critical Area - Construction of a Facility - Prohibition
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Education Health and Environmental Affairs
  • Failed - Dead Legislation

    SB 997

    Status as of March 8, 2007: Bill is in the Senate - Re-referred Judicial Proceedings

    Sponsored By
    Senators Stone, DeGrange, Della, Kasemeyer, Klausmeier, McFadden, and Zirkin
    Entitled
    Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas - Liability
    Committee
    Assignments
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings and Finance