• Stephen Buckingham

Governor’s Final Actions on 2022 Legislation

Before the end of May, Governor Hogan took action on the remaining bills that had passed the General Assembly and were awaiting his decisions. He signed some, vetoed others, and allowed others to go into effect without his signature. Below are the final results of bills supported as priorities by UULM-MD and other related bills of importance. Priority Bills where we provided testimony and/or contacts with lawmakers are in bold.

Climate Change Signed into law

  • SB 61 - Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Zero-Emission Buses (Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act Revisions) - [companion HB 10 vetoed as duplicative]

  • HB 76 – Community Solar Energy Generating Systems - Exemption From Property Taxes

Vetoed

  • HB 108 / SB 524 - Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing

  • HB 141 - Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses

Allowed to go into effect without signature

  • HB 31 / SB 256 - Maryland Energy Administration - Resiliency Hub Grant Program and Fund

  • SB 630 – Maryland Department of Emergency Management - Office of Resilience

  • HB 440 - Electricity - Community Solar Energy Generating Systems - Net Energy Metering and Generating Capacity

  • HB 772 – Maryland Energy Administration - Energy and Water Efficiency Standards – Alterations

  • HB 1039 / SB 860 - Property Tax - Community Solar Energy Generating Systems - Agrivoltaics

  • HB 1200 - Environment – Permit Applications – Environmental Justice Screening

  • HB 696 - Public Utilities - Electric School Bus Pilot Program

  • SB 526 - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard and Renewable Energy Credits - Offshore Wind

Criminal Justice Signed into law

  • HB 1018 - Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services - Required Performance Data and Scorecard

Allowed to go into effect without signature

  • HB 67 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Direct Release

  • HB 129 / SB 12 – Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services and Public Safety Answering Points – Modifications

  • HB 1005 / SB 350 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Community Violence Prevention Services

  • HB 1023 - Department of Legislative Services - Collection of Information Related to Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Corrections, and Juvenile Services

  • HB 441 - Baltimore City - Pretrial Release of Defendant – Notice

  • SB 586 - Criminal Procedure and Public Safety - Courts and Criminal Justice in Baltimore City

  • SB 777 - Task Force to Study Public Information Act Requests Made to Law Enforcement – Establishment

  • SB 704 - Conditions of Pretrial Release - Home Detention Monitoring - Alterations and Extension

  • HB 1078 / SB 788 - Cannabis - Regulation - Delta-8- and Delta-10-Tetrahydrocannabinol

Health Care Signed into law

  • HB 6 / SB 150 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Dental Coverage for Adults

Civil Rights

Signed into law

  • HB 1380 - General Provisions - LGBTQ Veterans - Honorable Discharge (Restoration of Honor Act)

Allowed to go into effect without signature

  • SB 450 - Harassment and Sexual Harassment - Definitions - Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

  • HB 244 - Civil Actions - Damages - Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Data



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