LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS®
Solid Waste Management
Click on the file to download the final edition of LWVMD's Report from State Circle for the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session.
TESTIMONY TO THE HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS COMMITTEE
SB 563 Environment and Public Utilities - Notice to Neighboring Jurisdictions of Applications
BY: Nancy Soreng, President
DATE: March 26, 2013
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SB1029 Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program (Middleton plus 3) This bill is controversial as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports it, but almost all other environmental groups are opposed. It is a ten-year program during which farmers who volunteer for the program will be exempt from further regulations. They must take certain steps to control and report their farming practices. The League opposed the bill’s ten-year exemption period. Favorable report, EHEA; passed second reader.
Update on bills previously reported in RSC 1-4
Update on bills reported in RSC 1-3:
HB508 Local Stormwater Management Charges-State Property Heard by ENV 2/20; no further hearing scheduled.
HB1086/SB576 Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013 Heard by EHEA 2/26. No decision at this writing. Hrg. 3/8 ENV
HB1085/SB641 Statewide Container Recycling Incentive Program Hrgs. 3/8 ENV; 3/5 EHEA
HB775/SB675 Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Act Hrg. 3/5 EHEA
By Susan Cochran
TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
SB 641 Statewide Container Recycling Incentive Program
BY: Susan Cochran
DATE: March 5, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Maryland strongly supports the Statewide Container Recycling Incentive Program based on our position that solid waste should be regarded as a resource. We support the maximum recycling possible.