MD SB203 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-03-21 - Hearing canceled
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest as determined by data used in the most current Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model; and providing that the Act may not be interpreted to expand, limit, or otherwise disrupt any program conducted in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, a municipal separate storm sewer system permit, urban tree canopy goals, or any other local program.

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Natural Resources - No Net Loss of Forest - Definition


Roll Calls

2019-03-11 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (34-13) (Y: 35 N: 14 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-03-21HouseHearing canceled
2019-03-18HouseHearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-03-12HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation
2019-03-11SenateThird Reading Passed (34-13)
2019-03-07SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-03-07SenateCommittee Amendment {814831/1 Adopted
2019-03-06SenateLaid Over (Senator Hershey) Adopted
2019-03-06SenateFavorable with Amendments {814831/1
2019-03-05SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2019-01-23SenateHearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-01-23SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


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