2007 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation
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
Electricity - Net Energy Metering - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy


Increasing a specified limit used to determine the availability of net energy metering to eligible customer-generators; increasing the amount of generating capacity of an electric generating system that may be used by an eligible customer-generator for net metering; requiring the Public Service Commission to make a specified determination concerning dual metering for specified eligible customer-generators; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (128-7)
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Delegates McHale, Hecht, and Haddaway
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (133-2)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Finance & Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (31-16)
Senate Refuses to Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Senators Garagiola, Klausmeier, and Edwards
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (29-18)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 120

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., District 29B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Agriculture, Department of
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Income Tax
Interstate Affairs
Loans -see also- Mortgages
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Service Commission
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Solar Energy
Tax Credits -see also- Circuit Breaker
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Utility Companies
( 7-306 , 7-701 , 7-703 , 7-704 , 7-705 , 7-706 , 7-707 , 7-707 , 7-709 , 7-711 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Attorney General Letter (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 633097/02     Offered on: March 24, 2007   at: 3:17 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 817371/01     Offered on: April 5, 2007   at: 6:29 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Conference Committee Documents (Displayed in PDF Format):
Report Number: 813521/1     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 9:49 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Amendment Number: 943122/1     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 9:49 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 22, 2007: Third Reading Passed (128-7)
April 5, 2007: Third Reading Passed (133-2)
April 2, 2007: Third Reading Passed (31-16)
April 4, 2007: Third Reading Passed (29-18)