2008 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 207
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Doory, Rudolph, Hixson, Barve, Hecht, Howard, Cardin, Ali, Aumann, Bartlett, Bobo, Bohanan, Bronrott, Carr, G. Clagett, Dumais, Eckardt, Elmore, Frick, George, Haddaway, Haynes, Hucker, Ivey, James, Jones, Krebs, Lee, Love, Manno, Mathias, McHale, McKee, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Murphy, Pena-Melnyk, Ramirez, Rice, Rosenberg, Ross, Shewell, Sophocleus, Stein, Tarrant, and F. Turner
Solar and Geothermal Tax Incentive and Grant Program


Altering the grant amounts awarded under the Solar Energy Grant Program and the Geothermal Heat Pump Grant Program in the Maryland Energy Administration; authorizing the Administration to adjust the grant amounts under the programs under specified circumstances; exempting from the sales and use tax a sale of specified geothermal equipment and solar energy equipment; exempting from the State and local property tax specified solar energy property; requiring that geothermal property be assessed at a specified value; 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 & Ways and Means
Hearing 2/20 at 11:00 a.m. (Economic Matters)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (137-0)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation & Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (42-5)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 132

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., District 29B
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 Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Heating and Cooling
Property Tax
Sales and Use Tax
Solar Energy

Bill affects the following Statutes:

State Government
( 9-2007 , 9-2008 )
Tax - General
( 11-230 )
Tax - Property
( 7-242 , 7-308 , 8-240 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 803999/01     Offered on: March 21, 2008   at: 10:45 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 939339/01     Offered on: April 7, 2008   at: 11:05 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 19, 2008: Third Reading Passed (137-0)
April 4, 2008: Third Reading Passed (140-0)
April 3, 2008: Third Reading Passed (42-5)