2009 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 278
Sponsored By:
Delegate Barve and the Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Ali, Barkley, Barnes, Beidle, Benson, Bobo, Branch, Bronrott, Cane, Cardin, Carr, V. Clagett, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Healey, Hecht, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Levi, Levy, Malone, Manno, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Reznik, Rosenberg, Ross, Schuler, Stein, Stukes, Taylor, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Braveboy, Burns, Davis, Glenn, Harrison, Jameson, Kirk, Love, Mathias, McHale, and Rudolph
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2009


Requiring the Department of the Environment to publish and update an inventory of statewide greenhouse gas emissions for calendar year 2006; requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 2006 levels by 2020; requiring the State to develop and adopt a specified plan, adopt specified regulations, and implement specified programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters & Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Environmental Matters)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order 3/26 (Delegate McHale) Adopted
Special Order next session (Delegate McHale) Adopted
Floor Committee Amendment (Economic Matters) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (32-103)
Floor Amendment (Delegate McDonough) Rejected (37-98)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (107-31)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (41-6)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 171

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Speaker, The
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Annotated Code of Maryland
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Industry and Technology
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 2-1201 , 2-1202 , 2-1203 , 2-1204 , 2-1205 , 2-1206 , 2-1207 , 2-1208 , 2-1209 , 2-1210 , 2-1211 )


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: 333626/01     Offered on: March 26, 2009   at: 6:29 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 343525/01     Offered on: March 26, 2009   at: 6:32 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 583798/03     Offered on: March 25, 2009   at: 10:20 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 983994/01     Offered on: March 26, 2009   at: 6:22 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 23, 2009: Floor Amendment (ODonnell) {333626/1 Rejected (32-103)
March 23, 2009: Floor Amendment (McDonough) {343525/1 Rejected (37-98)
March 24, 2009: Third Reading Passed (107-31)
April 9, 2009: Third Reading Passed (41-6)