Legislative Updates 2021

HB 302, State Board of Onsite Wastewater Professionals
  • Establishing a Board and License for ALL onsite wastewater professionals. Will take 3 to 4 years to get fully operational. 
HB407, Onsite Wastewater Property Transfer Inspector License
  • Establishing a license for Property Transfer Inspectors (alone), No Board. Can be fully implemented within one year and will be managed by MDE staff and not a board. *Cross-filed with SB22*
HB 878, Bond Bill
  • Allows Local Jurisdictions (i.e., Counites) to purchase bonds and leverage their BRF allocations to be able to award loans of a significant higher amount than the grants. Thus, more money for BRF spending on Onsite System Repairs.
HB1069, Well Testing:
  • Would require well testing at property transfer and establish a fee to go into a fund for well remediation, including Onsite Wastewater repairs. It would also establish a database to track well water hot spots and the source of contamination. 
SB 22, Onsite Wastewater Property Transfer Inspector License
  • Establishing a license for Property Transfer Inspectors, alone (No Board). Can be fully implemented within one year and will be managed by MDE staff and not a Board. *Cross-filed with HB407*
SB701, Bond Bill
  • Allows Local Jurisdictions (i.e., Counties) to purchase bonds and leverage their BRF allocations to be able to reward loans of significant higher amounts than the grants. Thus, more money for BRF spending on Onsite System Repairs. 

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Current Status

HB302 Senate – Environment and Transportation  Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
HB407/SB22 Senate- First Reading @ Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  
HB878/SB701 Senate- First Reading @ Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  
HB1069 House- Environment and Transportation  Hearing 2/24 at 1:30pm
     
     

Update as of 3/12/2021

Senate Status Report

House Status Report 


Prior Legislative Initiatives Page– Previous proposed legislation from the MD Legislature from the  2017-2018 sessions.