2011 Regular Session


EMERGENCY BILL File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 692
Sponsored By:
Delegate Feldman and the Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Arora, Barkley, Barve, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, DeBoy, Dumais, Frick, Frush, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Healey, Hixson, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kipke, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Luedtke, McMillan, A. Miller, Mizeur, Pendergrass, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Simmons, Summers, F. Turner, V. Turner, Waldstreicher, Washington, and Zucker
Maryland Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act - Safety Violations


Requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations on or before July 1, 2012, that implement specified service quality and reliability standards relating to the delivery of electricity to retail customers by electric companies through their distribution systems; requiring regulations to include service quality and reliability standards, account for major outages, and require an electric company to file a corrective action plan if it fails to meet service quality and reliability standards; 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 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (122-15)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (116-20)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion two readings same day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Middleton) Adopted
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (45-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 168

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Herb McMillan, District 30
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Utilities
( 7-213 , 13-201 , 13-202 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 933190/02     Offered on: March 24, 2011   at: 10:11 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 397476/02     Offered on: April 11, 2011   at: 10:23 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Economic Matters
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 23, 2011: Third Reading Passed (122-15)
April 9, 2011: Third Reading Passed (116-20)
April 8, 2011: Third Reading Passed (45-0)