Legislative Testimony

Testimony 2024


Below is our testimony on Maryland General Assembly bills during the 2024 legislative session. Click on the blue links to see the testimony. The bills are in numerical order. Crossfiled Senate bills are listed according to House bill number. Testimony is in support of bills unless otherwise indicated in parentheses after the bill title.

Quickly look up the status of a bill using the buttons below. The format requires four numbers. So for a bill like HB40, you would type in hb0040 in the search box. For SB549, type in sb0549.

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Climate

  • HB 130/SB 258 – "Department of General Services – State Buildings and Facilities – Energy Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions" 
  • HB 216/SB 206 – “Condominiums - Common Elements – Clean Energy Equipment” 
  • HB 554/SB 583 – “Investor-Owned Utilities – Prevailing Wage” 
  • HB 660/SB 169 – “Green and Renewable Energy for Nonprofit Organizations Loan Program and Fund”
  • HB 258/SB 416 – “Renewable Energy – Customer-Sited Solar Program” 
  • HB 397 – "Public Utilities – Thermal Energy Network Systems – Authorization and Establishment (Working for Accessible Renewable Maryland Thermal Heat (WARMTH) Act)" 
  • HB 505/SB 682 – “Limitations on Cost Recovery by Public Service Companies and Reports on Votes Cast at Meetings of Regional Transmission Organizations (Utility Transparency and Accountability Act)”
  • HB 579/SB 474 – "Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Related Approvals - Definition of Generating Station (Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024)" (Oppose)
  • SB 146 – “Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Eligible Sources Alterations (Reclaim Renewable Energy Act of 2024)"
  • SB 548 – "Natural Gas – Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement (Ratepayer Protection Act)"

Environment, Cross-Cutting

  • HB 91 – “Fossil Fuel-Powered Lawn and Garden Care Equipment – State Purchase, Use, and Contracts – Prohibition”
  • HB 1147 – “Environment – Playground Surfacing Materials – Prohibitions” 
     

Environmental Justice

 

Natural Places

  • HB 22/SB 178 – “State Highway Administration – Vegetation Management – Pollinator Habitat Plan” 
  • HB 228 – “Natural Resources - Maryland State Parks - Funds and Plan Alterations” (follow-up to Great Maryland Outdoors Act)
  • HB 305 – “Outdoor Lighting - Standards and Use of State Funds”
  • HB 655/SB 546 – "Environment – State Wetlands – Shoreline Stabilization Measures" (sign-on)
  • HB 729 – "Nontidal Wetlands – Protection of Vernal Pools (Vernal Pool Wetlands Protection Act of 2024)"
  • HB 1129/SB 902 – "Wildlife – Protections and Highway Crossings" 
  • SB 259 – “Natural Resources – Maryland State Parks – Funds and Plan Alterations”
     

Transportation

  • HB64 and “Motor Vehicle Excise Tax – Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles - Eligibility”
  • HB 150 - “Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program and Diesel Vehicle Emissions Control Program - Fees and Fines”
  • HB 156- “Electric Bicycle Rebate and Voucher Program – Establishment”
  • HB689 "Electric Vehicles – Repeal of Excise Tax Credit and Establishment of Rebate Program"
  • J00 – "Maryland Department of Transportation Overview" (budget testimony)
  • J00A0104 – "MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget" (budget testimony)

Voting

  • HB 412 – “General Assembly – Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Office” 
  • HB 423 – “Montgomery County – Voting Methods MC 1-24” 
  • HB 563 – “Election Law – Local Boards of Elections – Language-Related Assistance” 
  • HB 627 – “Election Law – Automatic Voter Registration – State Correctional Facilities”
  • HB 769 – “Local Public Campaign Financing – Expansion to Additional Offices”
  • HB 1088/SB 605 – “Election Law – Automatic Voter Registration – Alterations”
  • HB 1356 – “Candidates for Village Board or Columbia Council in a Village of Columbia – Reports of Donations and Disbursements Ho. Co. 10–24”
  • SB 29 – “Special Elections – Procedures and General Assembly Vacancies and Ties”
     

Zero Waste

  • HB 1/SB 325 – “Maryland Paint Stewardship” 
  • HB 168 – “Environment – Plastic Products – Postconsumer Recycled Content Program” 
  • HB 173 – “State Buildings and State Highways – Collection of Yard Waste” 
  • HB 455/SB 677 – “Comptroller – Electronic Tax and Fee Return Filing Requirements
  • HB 830/SB 686 – “Environment – Covered Electronic Devices Recycling Program –
    Establishment”
  • HB 841 – Plastic Bottle Waste Reduction – Water Bottle Filling Stations and Reporting
     

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