2008 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 205
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Feldman, Ali, Barve, Bobo, Bronrott, Cardin, Carr, G. Clagett, Conway, Doory, Dumais, Elmore, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Hixson, Howard, Hucker, Jones, Kaiser, Lee, Manno, Mathias, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Rice, Riley, Rosenberg, Shewell, Stein, Tarrant, Vaughn, Harrison, Kirk, Krysiak, and McHale
EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008


Establishing the State goal of achieving a 15% reduction in per capita electricity consumption and peak demand by the end of 2015; requiring the Public Service Commission to calculate per capita electricity consumption and peak demand each year and report the calculations to the General Assembly as part of its annual report; requiring specified municipal electric utilities and specified rural electric cooperatives to include energy efficiency and conservation measures as part of their service; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/12 at 11:00 a.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order 4/2 (Delegate O'Donnell) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (47-90)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Cane) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Rejected (41-92)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (106-34)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (101-33)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Hearing 4/5 at 11:00 a.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (33-13)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 131

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Cooperative Associations
Electronic Commerce -see also- Electronic Funds Transfer
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statute:

Public Utility Companies
( 7-211 )


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: 103291/04     Offered on: April 1, 2008   at: 10:34 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 393325/01     Offered on: April 2, 2008   at: 11:14 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 463024/01     Offered on: April 2, 2008   at: 10:57 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 977273/01     Offered on: April 7, 2008   at: 4:15 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 27, 2008: Floor Amendment (ODonnell) Rejected (47-90)
March 27, 2008: Floor Amendment (Shank) Rejected (41-92)
March 28, 2008: Third Reading Passed (106-34)
April 4, 2008: Third Reading Passed (101-33)
April 4, 2008: Third Reading Passed (33-13)