2011 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1054
Sponsored By:
The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Pinsky, Garagiola, Astle, Mathias, Middleton, Benson, Forehand, King, Madaleno, Montgomery, Raskin, Rosapepe, Young, and Zirkin
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act


Requiring the Public Service Commission, by regulation or order, to require specified electric companies to enter into specified long-term power purchase agreements with specified offshore wind generators; making the Commission responsible for approving specified contracts; authorizing a nonbypassable charge or other mechanism for recovery of specified costs; 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 Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

President, The
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Alternative Energy Sources
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Energy Matters -see also- Alt Energy Res; Fuel; Power Plants
Environment, Department of
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
High Voltage Lines
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Natural Resources, Department of
Power Plants
Public Information
Public Service Commission
Shore Erosion
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 8-1102 )
Public Utilities
( 7-207 , 7-208 , 7-801 , 7-802 , 7-803 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered