Septics Legislation Held Up on Senate Floor

During the lengthy Senate floor session Monday, SB 236 – the Administration’s sepcitcs legislation, now a substantially new bill following amendments adopted on the Senate floor, was held twice for later deliberation. The bill sits on “third reading” at the moment, with a final up-or-down vote the next action expected by the Senate. A “crossover” date approaches for each chamber to pass bills it seeks to pass, but the procedural hurdles raised after that date have proven surmountable.

The Senate bill is expected to come up during floor debate today.

The House has not yet acted on the crossfiled bill HB 445, as all indications point toward SB 236 being the target of the House Environmental Matters Committee’s attention in the coming days.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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