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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 1004
Sponsored By:
Delegates McIntosh, Arora, Bobo, Cane, Cardin, Carr, Frush, Glenn, Hammen, Healey, Howard, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Luedtke, Stein, Summers, and Washington
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Renewable Energy Credits - Thermal Biomass Systems


Specifying that energy from a specified thermal biomass system is eligible for inclusion in meeting the renewable energy portfolio standard; specifying that a person that owns and operates a thermal biomass system is eligible to receive a renewable energy credit under specified circumstances; specifying that an eligible person shall receive a renewable energy credit equal to a specified amount; requiring that the total amount of energy generated and consumed by a specified biomass system be measured in a specified way; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Economic Matters
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments {373894/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (132-5)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Alternative Energy Sources
Energy Matters -see also- Alt Energy Res; Fuel; Power Plants
Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Utilities
( 7-701 , 7-701 , 7-704 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 373894/01     Offered on: April 9, 2012   at: 7:33 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Economic Matters
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
April 6, 2012: Third Reading Passed (132-5)
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