Vetoed Bills

House Bill 126 – Steam Heating Companies (Delegate Guns, et al) Eliminating the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission over steam heating companies; providing that a steam heating company is an "owner" for purposes of specified underground utility provisions; requiring a steam heating company to abide by a specified rate structure and maintain service to its customers for a specified time period, except under specified circumstances; requiring a steam heating company that ceases to be a regulated public service company under the Act to notify its customers by a specified date; etc. 3/12 4/8 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (137-0) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 128 – Baltimore City - Housing - Proposed Development - Notice to Community Association (Delegates Goodwin, Oaks, and Pugh) Requiring a developer, before obtaining a permit from Baltimore City for the construction of a specified development located in Baltimore City within the boundaries of a community represented by a community association, to notify the community association and meet with its members at a scheduled meeting concerning the proposed development; etc. 3/10 4/4 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (134-0) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Technical

House Bill 193 – Personal Property Tax - Lien for Unpaid Taxes (Delegate Hixson, et al) Clarifying that the lien on real property for unpaid tax on personal property is subordinate to all other liens perfected against the real property prior to the attachment of the lien; and providing for the application of the Act. 3/31 4/8 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (129-6) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 366 – Electric and Gas Utility Tax Reform (Delegate G. Clagett) Imposing a public service company franchise tax on electric and gas utilities based on kilowatt hours of electricity or therms of natural gas delivered for final consumption in the State at a rate of 0.062 cents per kilowatt and 0.402 cents per therm; imposing the income tax on the income of electric and gas utilities; providing a property tax exemption for machinery and equipment used to generate electricity in the State; providing grants to counties; etc. 3/31 4/7 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (98-35) Senate: Third Reading Passed (41-5) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 514 – Criminal Procedure - Supervised Probation - Exemptions from Program and Supervision Fees (Delegate Menes) Authorizing a court to exempt a person under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation from paying a specified monthly program fee; clarifying that a specified exemption is applicable during fiscal years 2030 through 2034; and applying the Act prospectively. 2/23 4/3 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (138-0) Senate: Third Reading Passed (43-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 703 – Electric Utility Industry Restructuring (Delegate McMillan, et al) Enabling the restructuring of the electric utility industry of the State, subject to oversight of the Public Service Commission; requiring the phased implementation of customer choice for electric customers in the State; reducing certain rates for 4 years; allowing municipal electric utilities to make their service territory available for customer choice; requiring an electric company to provide certain services in its territory; requiring persons to be licensed before providing electricity supply services in the State; etc. 3/31 4/6 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (99-36) Senate: Third Reading Passed (34-13) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 787 – Maryland Crime Laboratory Council (Delegate Getty, et al) Establishing a Maryland Crime Laboratory Council in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; establishing the membership, duties, meeting requirements, and procedures of the Council; and providing for the termination of the Act. 3/18 4/6 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (136-0) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 1012 – Public Service Commission - Funding and Personnel (Delegate Guns, et al) Establishing the Public Service Commission Fund (PSC) for specified purposes; providing for the funding of costs and expenses of the PSC in a specified manner and subject to a specified limit; authorizing the PSC to alter the salary plan and classes of PSC personnel, subject to specified review; providing that specified PSC personnel are in specified services or are special appointments in the State Personnel Management System; requiring a specified annual report; etc. 3/18 4/6 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (135-0) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

House Bill 1178 – Electricity - Industrial Customer Choice (Frederick County Delegation)

Authorizing specified industrial electricity customers to have access to customer choice during a specified period and under specified circumstances; etc. 4/7 4/8 5/21 House: Third Reading Passed (133-5) Senate: Third Reading Passed (46-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

Senate Bill 333 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Senator Coulter, et al) Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish and maintain a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program within the Department; establishing the powers and duties of the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene under the Program; requiring prescription monitoring data to be destroyed after a specified time period unless a specified request is made; creating an Advisory Board on Prescription Drug Monitoring to assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Program; etc. 3/26 4/6 5/21 Senate: Third Reading Passed (47-0) House: Third Reading Passed (138-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

Senate Bill 461 – Voters' Rights Protection Act – Clarification (Senator Gladden) Clarifying the circumstances under which and locations in which a person is prohibited from attiring or equipping an individual, or permitting an individual to be attired or equipped, in a specified manner in connection with an election; and providing for a penalty. 3/25 4/6 5/21 Senate: Third Reading Passed (45-0) House: Third Reading Passed (137-0) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy

Senate Bill 998 – Maryland Higher Education Commission – Review of Duplicative Academic Programs (Senator Conway, et al) Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to make a specified determination concerning a program approved or implemented after a specified date; providing that specified decisions of the Commission concerning duplication of academic programs are subject to specified judicial review; etc. 4/1 4/4 5/21 Senate: Third Reading Passed (43-4) House: Third Reading Passed (134-1) Vetoed by the Governor – Policy