2012 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 441
Sponsored By:
The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, King, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, Ramirez, Robey, and Rosapepe
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012


Altering the Maryland renewable energy portfolio standard program to include a specified amount of energy derived from offshore wind energy; prohibiting the portion of the renewable energy portfolio that represents offshore wind energy from applying to retail electricity sales by a supplier in excess of a specified amount of industrial process load; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

President, The
Senator Bill Ferguson, District 46
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Alternative Energy Sources
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Energy Matters -see also- Alt Energy Res; Fuel; Power Plants
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Escrow Accounts
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
High Voltage Lines
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Natural Resources -see also- Conserv; Forest & Park; Wildlds
Natural Resources, Department of
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Information
Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Shore Erosion
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 8-1102 )
Public Utilities
( 7-208 , 7-701 , 7-703 , 7-704 , 7-704.1 , 7-704.2 , 7-705 )


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