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MDSB93PassAuthorizing a person to operate or give permission to operate a vessel for certain purposes in a slalom ski course located in a controlled water ski area in Maynadier Creek during certain times on certain days; prohibiting a person from operating or ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 747
MDSB234PassRequiring a person that is subject to the Forest Conservation Act to demonstrate that appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available before the person may pay money to a State or local fore...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 602
MDHB272PassRequiring a person that is subject to the Forest Conservation Act to demonstrate that appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available before the person may pay money to a State or local fore...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 601
MDSB546PassRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 760
MDHB488VetoEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in natural resources fields as they matriculate and graduate from institutions of higher education; requiring the Department and...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB735VetoRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover and...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB106PassExtending from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2030, the termination date of a certain environmental surcharge on electrical energy distributed to retail electric customers in the State.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 393
MDHB393PassAuthorizing a park services associate who is not commissioned as a law enforcement officer to issue a citation for a parking violation on certain property in the State.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 470
MDSB729PassRequiring the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, in consultation with the Departments of Natural Resources, the Environment, Planning, and Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay Program to conduct a technical study to review changes in forest cover...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDHB1427PassAltering the application of certain design and siting criteria established by the Coast Smart Council to apply only to certain State and local capital projects; extending the date the projects must comply with the criteria to July 1, 2020, and the da...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 442
MDSB467PassEstablishing the Mel Noland Fellowship Program in the Department of Natural Resources to support students seeking careers in fields related to natural resources; requiring the Department and its managing organization each year to select one fellow in...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223
MDSB877PassIncreasing from $100,000 to $250,000 the maximum cost of a certain construction project that may be wholly financed with funds from the Waterway Improvement Fund.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
MDHB1353PassAuthorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to implement, subject to available funding in the State budget, a program to use Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis to control or eliminate nuisance insects in the State; requiring the program to be implemente...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 132
MDHB136EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring each State building constructed, acquired, or substantially al...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (93-40)
MDSB314EngrossRequiring the Department of General Services to establish certain standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize the risk of bird collisions; requiring each building constructed, acquired, or substantially altered by the Department to ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (97-40)
MDSB1001IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to require that a course of instruction in boating safety education include certain information relating to carbon monoxide poisoning; requiring the Department to adopt regulations requiring certain warni...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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.
MDSB213EngrossIncreasing the amount of the appropriation, beginning in fiscal year 2021, that the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000; and altering the terminat...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB410IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Prohibiting Debris From Entering Storm Drains or Stormwater Inlets; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB203EngrossAltering 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 Water...
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2019-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDHB904EngrossRequiring that a summary of each nutrient management plan be filed and updated with the Department of Agriculture at certain times; authorizing the Department to require an updated summary to take the form of an annual implementation report; requirin...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB377IntroAltering the definition of "SAV protection zone"; altering the requirements for the areas that must be included in updated designations of SAV protection zones; altering the circumstances under which a previously designated SAV protection zone may be...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1196IntroRequiring the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays to adopt regulations to exempt from certain buffer establishment and buffer management plan requirements a lot or parcel for which an applicant applies for a certain ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB267IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Prohibiting Debris From Entering Storm Drains or Stormwater Inlets; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation; requi...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB472IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has the right to a certain clean and healthy environment; authorizing the State, a political subdivision, and any person to enforce certain rights; establishing that e...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHJ10IntroEstablishing a commission to rename Negro Mountain; providing for the membership of the commission; requiring the commission to provide certain information to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Maryland State Archives, the Maryland Geological Su...
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2019-03-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB405IntroIncreasing the amount of the appropriation, beginning in fiscal year 2021, that the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000; and repealing the termina...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB408IntroRenaming the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to be the Chesapeake Bay and State Waters Trust Fund; modifying the purpose of the Fund to include the restoration and protection of the health of the waters of the State; and expandin...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB621IntroRequiring certain land use regulations applicable in Montgomery County to require that certain persons sign a certain certification under penalty of perjury for certain documents submitted to certain planning boards; and establishing the content of t...
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2019-02-28
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB54IntroTransferring the use, management, and, subject to Board of Public Works approval, ownership of certain lands created or formed by excavation materials in Sinepuxent, Isle of Wight, and Chincoteague bays from the Department of the Environment to the D...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB246IntroRequiring a fiscal note for a bill to include an environmental impact statement indicating whether the bill may or will have an environmental impact and, if so, to specify the type and category of environmental impact, including any impact on the env...
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2019-02-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB494IntroAuthorizing the Maryland Environmental Trust to require, as a condition of a certain land trust grant, that the dedication of a certain easement or interest be in favor of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation or the Department of Na...
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2019-02-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1118IntroAuthorizing certain funds under Program Open Space to be used for the maintenance and upkeep of certain grass athletic fields and drainage systems; authorizing a certain subdivision to request funds for the maintenance and upkeep of certain grass ath...
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2019-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB120IntroAltering 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 land.
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2019-01-31
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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