One of Maryland LCV’s top priorities was the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB0414/HB583), which would have increased Maryland’s greenhouse gas
reduction requirements and achieved net-zero emissions by 2045.
Maryland LCV worked up to the last moments of the 90 day session to secure a victory on this bill.
Unfortunately, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates were unable to reach an agreement over the two different versions of the bill that each chamber
had passed earlier this session.
As a result, the legislation did not pass and we missed a major opportunity to position Maryland as a national leader in addressing climate change.
Fortunately, some of the legislation’s components were added to other bills that were approved.
Maryland LCV played a key role in the passage of a bill to transition the state’s transit bus fleet to zero-emission buses, and another bill that provides funding
to plant five million trees in eight years, including 500,000 in urban areas, starting in 2023.