2009 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1379
Sponsored By:
Senators Middleton, Brinkley, Colburn, Currie, DeGrange, Della, Exum, Garagiola, Glassman, Haines, Harrington, Jones, Kasemeyer, Kelley, King, Klausmeier, Kramer, Lenett, Madaleno, McFadden, Miller, Munson, Muse, Peters, Pugh, Robey, Stoltzfus, and Zirkin
Biomass and Biofuels - In-State Production Incentives


Altering provisions relating to net energy metering to allow eligible customer generators generating electricity from cellulosic feedstock to recover accrued generation credit for electricity fed back to the grid; requiring, on or after specified dates and after a specified certification, that specified percentages of the total diesel sold by volume in the State be biodiesel produced from feedstock grown in the United States; requiring the Comptroller to adopt regulations; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Finance & Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Special Order later today (Senator Harris) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order 4/13 (Senator Harris) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Committee Amendment (Finance) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jacobs) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (35-7)
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator David R. Brinkley, District 4
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32
Senator George W. Della, Jr., District 46
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Barry Glassman, District 35
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator David C. Harrington, District 47
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, District 12
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator Donald F. Munson, District 2
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus, District 38
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Fuel -see also- Coal
Maryland Register
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Rules and Regulations
Transportation, Department of
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Regulation
( 10-101 , 10-304.2 )
Public Utility Companies
( 7-306 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 187672/01     Offered on: April 11, 2009   at: 1:58 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 683425/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 2:33 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 687675/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 2:33 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 993827/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 2:36 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
April 10, 2009: Third Reading Passed (35-7)