Maryland - SB921 - 2016

Clean Energy Jobs - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 02-11-2016
Updated On: 05-26-2016
Status: Vetoed
Primary Sponsor: Catherine Pugh (Democratic)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (25)

  • 02-05-2016 - First Reading Finance
  • 03-08-2016 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
  • 04-01-2016 - Laid Over (Senator Middleton) Adopted
  • 04-01-2016 - Favorable with Amendments {457976/1
  • 04-01-2016 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
  • 04-04-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Middleton) {413320/1 Adopted
  • 04-04-2016 - Special Order until 4/5 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • 04-04-2016 - Favorable with Amendments {457976/1 Report Adopted
  • 04-05-2016 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • 04-05-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Hershey) {133822/1 Adopted
  • 04-05-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Muse) {393723/1 Adopted
  • 04-05-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Hough) {503023/1 Rejected (22-22)
  • 04-05-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Ready) {663129/1 Rejected (15-31)
  • 04-05-2016 - Floor Amendment (Senator Serafini) {813023/1 Rejected (14-31)
  • 04-05-2016 - Special Order until later today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • 04-06-2016 - Third Reading Passed (31-14)
  • 04-07-2016 - Rereferred to Economic Matters
  • 04-07-2016 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
  • 04-09-2016 - Second Reading Passed
  • 04-09-2016 - Favorable Report Adopted
  • 04-09-2016 - Favorable Report by Economic Matters
  • 04-11-2016 - Third Reading Passed (91-48)
  • 04-11-2016 - Special Order until next session (Delegate McConkey) Adopted
  • 04-12-2016 - Returned Passed
  • 05-27-2016 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)

Votes (5)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Other
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Passed
03-30-2016Senate Floor - Floor Amendment (Serafini) {813023/1 Rejected (14-31)Senate14312no
03-30-2016Senate Floor - Floor Amendment (Ready) {663129/1 Rejected (15-31)Senate15311no
03-30-2016Senate Floor - Floor Amendment (Hough) {503023/1 Rejected (22-22)Senate22223no
03-31-2016Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (31-14)Senate31142yes
04-07-2016House Floor - Third Reading Passed (91-48)House91482yes

Sponsors (9)

News (7)

It's Official: Maryland Aims for 25% Renewables After Overriding Governor's Veto - Energy Collective
Published by theenergycollective.com
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:25:06 GMT

In May 2016, renewable energy advocates were surprised to see Governor Hogan veto the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 921/ HB 1106), which had passed the legislature with strong bipartisan support. The Clean ... After months of waiting, the state legislature ...

In Maryland, a Win for the Democrats on Renewable Energy - Energy Manager Today
Published by energymanagertoday.com
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:20:58 GMT

There's an economic argument, we've got an environmental argument, and then there are some health benefits as well,” State Senator Brian Feldman, a Montgomery County Democrat, told the local news outlet. “All three of these put together far, far exceed ...

Md. House Overrides Governor's Veto Of Renewable Energy Bill - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:20:13 GMT

However, the Maryland Climate Coalition estimates that the act, introduced as S.B.921 and H.B.1106, would create incentives for roughly 1.3 GW of new clean energy in Maryland and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by over 2.7 million metric tons per year ...

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Maryland Voters Back Legislation To Expand Clean Energy And Invest In Jobs - PR Newswire (press release)
Published by prnewswire.com
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:49:01 GMT

The Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 921/HB 1106) raises Maryland's clean energy standard and requires the state to generate 25 percent of electricity from clean sources by 2020. Additionally, the act sets aside millions of dollars for investment in Maryland ...

Republican governor in Md. proves unpredictable on climate policy - Environment & Energy Publishing
Published by eenews.net
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:45:18 GMT

State Sen. Paul Pinsky (D), who sponsored the measure and sits on the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, said "there's a fair chance" the Maryland General Assembly could override the veto when it reconvenes in January. The move was disappointing ...

It's the economy: Maryland RPS debate illustrates national divide on clean energy policy - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Tue, 10 May 2016 14:16:19 GMT

Getting to the 31-14 vote in the Senate and 91-48 vote in the House on the last day of the 2016 General Assembly did not come easy. “It took a lot of good work to get this bill across the finish line this year,” Maryland State Delegate Bill Frick (D ...

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill To Increase Renewable Energy Mandate - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:03:39 GMT

In a 31-14 vote Wednesday, the Maryland Senate passed legislation to expand the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The bill, S.B.921, aims to increase Maryland's current RPS from 20% by 2022, with a 2% solar carve-out, to 25% to 2020, with a ...