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Title
Attorney General - Climate Change Actions - Authorization
Sponsored by
Delegates Ruth, Terrasa, Acevero, Amprey, Bagnall, Bartlett, Belcastro, Boyce, Charkoudian, Conaway, Ebersole, Feldmark, Fennell, W. Fisher, Foley, Forbes, Fraser-Hidalgo, Guyton, Hill, Lehman, J. Lewis, R. Lewis, Love, Luedtke, Palakovich Carr, Pena-Melnyk, Smith, Solomon, Stein, Stewart, and Williams
Status
In the House - Hearing 2/15 at 1:30 p.m.
Analysis
Fiscal and Policy Note
Synopsis
Authorizing the Attorney General to investigate, commence, and prosecute or defend any suit or action that holds accountable a publicly traded entity with a market capitalization greater than $1,000,000,000 or its subsidiaries for tortious or otherwise unlawful conduct that has contributed to climate change; and authorizing the Attorney General to hire outside counsel on a contingency fee basis to assist with an action under the Act if the Attorney General makes a determination that it is in the best interests of the State.
Committee Testimony
Details
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1078 Session: 2021 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2022
Legislation History
Chamber
House
Calendar Date
1/19/2022
Legislative Date
1/19/2022
Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Proceedings
Chamber
Calendar Date
Legislative Date
Action
Text - First - Attorney General - Climate Change Actions - Authorization
Proceedings
Chamber
House
Calendar Date
1/25/2022
Legislative Date
1/25/2022
Action
Hearing 2/15 at 1:30 p.m.
Proceedings
Chamber Calendar Date Legislative Date Action Proceedings
House 1/19/2022 1/19/2022 First Reading Health and Government Operations
Text - First - Attorney General - Climate Change Actions - Authorization
House 1/25/2022 1/25/2022 Hearing 2/15 at 1:30 p.m.
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