ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chairman of a Maryland House committee says he is making a measure to end state-mandated fees for stormwater remediation a priority.

Del. Kumar Barve said Wednesday while there are some aspects of the measure that panel members will probably want to change, they will be doing so with the objective of making a good bill.

Barve, a Montgomery County Democrat, says he will be forming a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the committee to thoroughly review the measure.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has made repeal of the fees a priority of his first legislative session. The governor’s bill to repeal the fees was voted down, but the Senate unanimously approved Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller’s bill, which ends state-mandated fees. That’s the bill now before the House committee.

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