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HB 1168 - Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (100-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that establishes a moratorium on the construction of a wind-powered generating station.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits the Public Service Commission from approving a certificate the for construction of a wind-powered generating station that is a certain height and distance from the Patuxent Naval Air Station including, but not limited to, the following parameters (Sec. 1):
    • 0 feet tall within 24 miles;
    • 100 feet tall within 24 to 30 miles; and
    • 700 feet tall within 49 to 56 miles. 
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to the construction of a wind-powered generating station begun on or before March 10, 2014 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill expire on July 1, 2015 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (31-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a moratorium on the construction of wind-powered generating stations.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits the Public Service Commission from approving a certificate the for construction of a wind-powered generating station that is a certain height and distance from the Patuxent Naval Air Station including, but not limited to, the following parameters (Sec. 1):
    • 0 feet tall within 24 miles;
    • 100 feet tall within 24 to 30 miles; and
    • 700 feet tall within 49 to 56 miles. 
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to the construction of a wind-powered generating station begun on or before March 10, 2014 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill expire on July 1, 2015 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (122-22) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station

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