2008 Regular Session


File Code: Transportation - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 1006
Sponsored By:
Delegates Haddaway, Bartlett, Bates, Beitzel, Donoghue, Eckardt, Elmore, James, Kelly, McComas, Myers, Norman, O'Donnell, Riley, Serafini, Shank, Smigiel, Sossi, Stifler, Stull, and Weldon
Rural Broadband Communication Services - Railroads and Tributaries


Exempting the installation of broadband communications infrastructure provided by a nonprofit telecommunications services provider from a specified State wetlands licensing requirement in a rural or underserved area of the State; prohibiting the Secretary of the Environment from adopting specified regulations; requiring the Maryland Transit Administration to allow without charge the use of any railroad right-of-way for the installation of specified broadband communications infrastructure; 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 House Rules and Executive Nominations
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Delegate Haddaway) Adopted (128-1)
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Donna Stifler, District 35A
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Environment, Department of
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Highway Administration, State
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers` Licenses
Mass Transit -see also- Buses; Railroads
Nonprofit Organizations
Rules and Regulations
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 16-202 , 16-202 , 16-302 )
( 7-904 , 8-654 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered