Senate Adopts Dramatic Septic Amendments

In an unusually complicated procedural move, the Senate this evening accepted a lengthy series of floor amendments to the Administration’s so-called “septics bill” SB 236, to reframe its provisions in a substantially different direction. The set of amendments were supported by the Administration, and arose directly from extensive work involving numerous stakeholder groups including MACo.

Following a substantive debate (which itself followed several days of delays during recent negotiations), the amendments were accepted by a vote of 32-13.

Click here to read the adopted amendments.

The third reader version of the bill with the numerous amendments, will be before the full Senate in the coming days.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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