How they voted: Amending Constellation deal

The Senate voted to amend the $2 billion settlement between the state and Constellation Energy Group to require that any new power plants built in Maryland would offer to sell their electricity first in-state, and be subject to Public Service Commission regulation.

The amendment, offered by Sens. E.J. Pipkin, an Eastern Shore Republican, and Jim Rosapepe, a Prince George's County Democrat, carried 27-18, with one not voting and one excused.  The bill is SB 1013.


Proponents argued the amendment would set the state on course to correct its nine-year-old vote to deregulate electricity generation, while opponents warned it could scuttle the settlement with Constellation.

YEAS - 27

  • David R. Brinkley, R, Frederick & Carroll Counties
  • James Brochin, D, Baltimore County
  • Richard F. Colburn, R, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties
  • Joan Carter Conway, D, Baltimore City
  • George W. Della, Jr., D, Baltimore City
  • Roy P. Dyson, D, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties
  • Nathaniel Exum, D, Prince George's County
  • Brian E. Frosh, D, Montgomery County
  • Lisa A. Gladden, D, Baltimore City
  • Janet Greenip, R, Anne Arundel County
  • Larry E. Haines, R, Baltimore County & Carroll Counties
  • David C. Harrington, D, Prince George's County
  • Andrew P. Harris, R, Baltimore County & Harford County
  • Nancy Jacobs, R, Cecil & Harford Counties
  • Verna L. Jones, D, Baltimore City
  • Mike Lennett, D, Montgomery County
  • Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., D, Montgomery County
  • Nathaniel J. McFadden, D, Baltimore City
  • Alex X. Mooney, R, Frederick & Washington Counties
  • C. Anthony Muse, D, Prince George's County
  • Paul G. Pinsky, D, Prince George's County
  • E.J. Pipkin, R, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties
  • Jamie Raskin, D, Montgomery County
  • Jim Rosapepe, D, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
  • Bryan W. Simonaire, R, Anne Arundel County
  • Norman R. Stone, Jr., D, Baltimore County
  • Bobby A. Zirkin, D, Baltimore County

NAYS - 18

  • Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., D, Calvert & Prince George's Counties
  • John C. Astle, D, Anne Arundel County
  • Ulysses Currie, D, Prince George's County
  • James E. DeGrange, Sr., D, Anne Arundel County
  • George C. Edwards, R, Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties
  • Jennie M. Forehand, D, Montgomery County
  • Robert J. Garagiola, D, Montgomery County
  • Edward J. Kasemeyer, D, Baltimore County & Howard County\
  • Delores G. Kelley, D, Baltimore County
  • Nancy J. King, D, Montgomery County
  • Allan H. Kittleman, R, Carroll & Howard Counties
  • Katherine A. Klausmeier, D, Baltimore County
  • Rona E. Kramer, D, Montgomery County
  • Thomas M. Middleton, D, Charles County
  • Donald F. Munson, R, Washington County
  • Douglas J.J. Peters, D, Prince George's County
  • Catherine E. Pugh, D, Baltimore City
  • James N. Robey, D, Howard County


  • J. Lowell Stoltzfus, R, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties


  • Barry Glassman, R, Harford County (Constellation employee)