2009 Regular Session


File Code: Natural Resources - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 352
Sponsored By:
Delegates Levi, Barnes, Dumais, Feldman, Frush, Gilchrist, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Manno, Montgomery, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Public Utility Tree Management Act of 2009


Requiring a public utility to prepare a tree management plan under specified circumstances; requiring a public utility to enter into an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources under specified circumstances; requiring specified programs and plans to be published in accordance with specified requirements; authorizing the Department to issue a stop-work order under certain circumstances; providing for specified penalties; authorizing the Department to adopt specified regulations; 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
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Natural Resources, Department of
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Rules and Regulations
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 5-1901 , 5-1902 , 5-1903 , 5-1904 , 5-1905 )


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