Stormwater Fees Loom as General Assembly Focus

Recent coverage of legislative issues suggests that substantial debate and attention will fall on the controversial state-mandated stormwater fee, sometimes called a “rain tax.”

From a recent article in the Daily Record:

This year, a number of legislators are vowing to introduce a plethora of bills that would do everything from exempting specific counties, limiting the effect on nonprofits and churches, delaying implementation (again) or outright repealing it.

Supporters of the existing law and lawmakers who would seek to change it agree on one thing: Any bill introduced in the upcoming session that begins in January will face tough sledding in the House of Delegates and specifically in the Environmental Matters Committee.

See previous Conduit Street coverage of stormwater issues.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties