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MDHB199PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Wicomico County to hunt deer on private property on the second Sunday in deer firearms season from 30 minutes before sunrise until 10:30 a.m.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDSB448PassEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 754
MDSB143VetoExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; continuing the prohibition on a pe...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB416VetoRepealing a certain contingency relating to the adoption of a certain amendment to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; entering the State into a certain amendment to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; and providing for the withdr...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB830VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on or before June 1, 2019; requiring the Department, in coordination with the U...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB720VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to convene the Oyster Advisory Commission, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on or before June 1, 2019; requiring the Department, in coordination with the U...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB28PassExempting certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits; establishing that the use of certain equipment associated with a shellfish...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDSB95PassChanging the name of the Recreational License Donation Fund to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; extending the termination date for certain provisions of law establishing the recreational license donation program; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 261
MDSB140PassAltering the size of the safety zone to 50 yards for archery hunters in Washington County within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances; and requiring that an archery hunter in Washington County be in an elevated ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 265
MDHB213PassExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; and continuing the prohibition on ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDHB349PassSpecifying that a special charter boat license issued by the Department of Natural Resources is valid for all individuals on a single vessel operated by a certain licensed fishing guide and for certain individuals on a vessel under the guidance of a ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 259
MDSB361PassSpecifying that a special charter boat license issued by the Department of Natural Resources is valid for all individuals on a single vessel operated by a certain licensed fishing guide and for certain individuals on a vessel under the guidance of a ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 260
MDSB393PassRepealing a certain contingency relating to the adoption of a certain amendment to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; entering the State into a certain amendment to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; and providing for the withdr...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 264
MDSB390PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt game birds or mammals on a Sunday during the open season for that game bird or mammal on private property or certain public land in St. Mary's County under certain circumstance...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 242
MDHB841PassAuthorizing a leaseholder of certain aquaculture leases to, with prior written approval from the Department of Natural Resources, place shellfish, bags, nets, and structures on submerged aquatic vegetation, subject to certain requirements and limitat...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB939PassExempting under certain circumstances certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits from the Department of the Environment or the B...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB10PassRepealing a duplicative provision of law requiring a person to obtain a tidal fish license to catch certain oysters or clams for commercial purposes; altering the area within which a person is authorized to catch hard-shell clams using certain equipm...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDSB7PassRepealing the termination provision for certain provisions of law governing the regulation and use of commercial finfish trotlines; repealing a provision of law prohibiting the installation and use of monofilament gill nets in the Chesapeake Bay; aut...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 80
MDHB242PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Cecil County to hunt any game bird or mammal, except migratory game birds, on a Sunday on certain land during the open season for that game bird or mammal; repealing an exception fo...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 171
MDHB401PassAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Harford County to use a shotgun or a breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditio...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 175
MDHB618PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, inclusive, in Dorchester County...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDHB620PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property on the second and third Sunday of the deer firearms season in Dorchester County, subject to certain provisions of law.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188
MDHB619PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property on Sundays during the deer muzzle loader season in Dorchester County, subject to certain provisions of law.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 192
MDSB889PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, inclusive, in Dorchester County...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 191
MDSB888PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property on the second and third Sunday of the deer firearms season in Dorchester County, subject to certain provisions of law.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 189
MDSB923PassAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Harford County to use a shotgun or a breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditio...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 176
MDSB890PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property on Sundays during the deer muzzle loader season in Dorchester County, subject to certain provisions of law.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 193
MDHB298PassEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-04-08
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/4/2019) - Chapter 17
MDHB1110EngrossAltering the size of the safety zone to 50 yards for archery hunters in Washington County within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances; and requiring that an archery hunter in Washington County be in an elevated ...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1051IntroEstablishing the Public Fishery Pilot Program; requiring the Department of Natural Resources, in coordination with the Oyster Advisory Commission, to develop and operate the Program; providing that the purpose of the Program is to increase oyster abu...
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2019-04-03
Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
MDHB1IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals; and making the Act an emergency measure.
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB40IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals as part of carrying out certain duties calculated to increase the productivity or utility of oyster resources in the State.
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1153IntroAuthorizing, rather than requiring, the Department of Natural Resources to revoke a person's authorization to catch oysters if the Department finds or concludes that the person has knowingly committed one of certain offenses; and authorizing a person...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1309IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, in an area ...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB394EngrossRequiring an applicant for a new or renewed authorization to catch crabs under a tidal fish license to supply, as part of the application, the applicant's home address and proof of residency.
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB760IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a Natural Resources Whistleblower Program; establishing the purpose of the Program; requiring the Program to provide rewards of financial compensation under certain circumstances to individua...
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2019-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB728EngrossAuthorizing, on or after July 1, 2020, an individual who possesses a valid hunting license to use an off-road vehicle for the purpose of retrieving certain white tailed deer and black bear during a hunting season on roads or trails in any State park ...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1194EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a Natural Resources Protection Program through a contractual relationship with a third-party organization to provide rewards of financial compensation to individuals and nonprofit organizatio...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB384IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to prepare fishery management plans for the soft-shell clam and razor clam species on or before December 31, 2020, subject to available funding.
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1221IntroRepealing a certain prohibition against hunting on a Sunday and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on a Sunday on private property or on public land designated by the Department; authorizing the Department to al...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB348IntroEstablishing that the Department of Natural Resources may plant or allow to be planted only certain native oyster shell, including fossilized native oyster shell, of the species Crassostrea virginica for use as substrate for an oyster restoration, pr...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1024IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from issuing an authorization to catch crabs to a nonresident unless the state of residence of the nonresident issues a like crabbing license or authorization and makes the crabbing license or authoriza...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB876IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, in an area ...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB362IntroEstablishing that the Department of Natural Resources may plant or allow to be planted only certain native oyster shell, including fossilized native oyster shell, of the species Crassostrea virginica for use as substrate for an oyster restoration, pr...
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2019-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB293IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt any migratory game birds on Sundays during the open season on private property or public land designated for hunting.
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1005IntroAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use a shotgun or breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditio...
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2019-02-25
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1385IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations that allow a tidal fish licensee who catches crabs regardless of the gear used to begin the workday 2 hours before sunrise if the projected temperature for the day is at least 90 de...
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2019-02-22
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1378IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt any migratory game birds on Sundays during the open season on certain private property or public land designated for Sunday hunting.
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2019-02-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB9IntroLowering the age at which a resident may obtain a consolidated senior sport fishing license from 65 years to 62 years.
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1356IntroAuthorizing a person to hunt turkey on private property or public land designated by the Department of Natural Resources on Sundays during the spring turkey hunting season in Talbot County.
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2019-02-18
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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