2012 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 798
Sponsored By:
Delegates Mizeur, Holmes, Bobo, Carr, Frick, Frush, Healey, Hubbard, Hucker, Luedtke, McHale, McIntosh, Morhaim, Niemann, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Stein, F. Turner, and Washington
The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Study Fee and Performance Bond Act


Altering the amount of a specified performance bond; requiring specified owners of a specified gas interest in specified areas of the State to file a notice with the Department of the Environment in accordance with specified requirements; requiring specified owners of a specified gas interest in specified areas of the State to pay to the Department a specified amount of money on or before specified dates under specified circumstances; declaring the intent of the General Assembly; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/2 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments {490311/1 Report Adopted
Special Order until 3/19 (Delegate Beitzel) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Beitzel) {613127/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (88-49)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Sponsored by:

Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Allegany County
Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Energy Matters -see also- Alt Energy Res; Fuel; Power Plants
Environment, Department of
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Fuel -see also- Coal
Garrett County
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Maps and Charts
Natural Resources -see also- Conserv; Forest & Park; Wildlds
Natural Resources, Department of
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Real Property
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Sand, Gravel, Stone

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 14-102 , 14-111 , 14-113.1 , 14-116 , 14-117 , 14-118 , 14-120.1 , 14-122 , 14-123 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 490311/01     Offered on: March 16, 2012   at: 11:15 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 613127/01     Offered on: March 19, 2012   at: 8:25 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Environmental Matters
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 17, 2012: Third Reading Passed (88-49)