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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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
MDSB683IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources, as part of its fishery management plan for oysters, to study the effectiveness of harvesting oysters to facilitate oyster propagation and restoration and review any oyster management actions, including o...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB155IntroAuthorizing the Recreational License Donation Fund to be used for grants to certain eligible sponsor organizations that provide recreational hunting or fishing opportunities for Gold Star recipients or certain disabled persons; authorizing the Depart...
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2019-01-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB145IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals as part of carrying out certain duties.
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2019-01-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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