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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
MDSB471PassProhibiting the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug in feed or water to cattle, swine, or poultry unless ordered by a licensed veterinarian through a certain prescription or a veterinary feed directive; exempting dairy cattle o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 679
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
MDHB652PassProhibiting the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug in feed or water to cattle, swine, or poultry unless ordered by a licensed veterinarian through a certain prescription or a veterinary feed directive; exempting dairy cattle o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 678
MDSB132VetoRepealing a requirement that the Cecil County Breeders' Fair, Inc., or its successor allocate the profits earned from horse racing at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area to the Union Hospital of Cecil County; etc.
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB105PassAltering the definition of "nonprofit training entity" for the purposes of the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program to include an entity that uses trained therapy horses for interaction with veterans; altering the definition of "eligible veteran"...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 465
MDSB922PassProhibiting a person from stating on a label of a food product that the product is milk unless the product meets a certain definition; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish and implement a plan to enforce a certain prohibition, inc...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 530
MDHB80PassRepealing a requirement that the Cecil County Breeders' Fair, Inc., or its successor allocate the profits earned from horse racing at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area to the Union Hospital of Cecil County; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 339
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
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
MDHB135PassAuthorizing a court to order a defendant convicted of a charge of animal cruelty under the Act, as a condition of sentencing, to participate in and pay for psychological counseling and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 61
MDSB152PassAuthorizing a court to order a defendant convicted of a charge of animal cruelty under the Act, as a condition of sentencing, to participate in and pay for psychological counseling and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
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
MDHB641PassProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; etc.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB804EngrossRequiring a person charged with reckless driving that contributes to an accident to appear in court and prohibiting the person from prepaying the fine.
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2019-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB643EngrossRequiring that, for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024, a certain amount of video lottery terminal proceeds distributed to the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account for certain racing licensees be allocated in a certain manner to the racecourse at T...
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2019-04-08
Recommitted to Budget and Taxation (Senator Rosapepe)
MDHB815EngrossProhibiting a person from stating on a label of a food product that the product is milk unless the product meets a certain definition; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish and implement a plan to enforce a certain prohibition, inc...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
MDHB112EngrossProhibiting a person from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the person operating a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner or in violation of any other rules of the road provisions of the Maryla...
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2019-03-29
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB878EngrossAltering the allocation of funds from the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account by adding the Bowie Race Course Training Center to the list of thoroughbred racing facilities eligible to receive the funds.
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2019-03-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1235IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
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
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
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
MDSB355IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; providing that engaging in sexual contact with an animal constitutes a crime of violence; and altering the definition of "Tier III sex offe...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB880IntroProhibiting the governing body of a county or municipality, unless expressly authorized by federal or State law, from enacting a local law that restricts or prohibits the transportation of certain animals for education, exhibition, competition, or en...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1205IntroRequiring that public and certain nonpublic schools provide instruction on the humane treatment and protection of companion, domestic, and wild animals; requiring a school that keeps a certain animal on the premises to provide an appropriate living s...
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2019-03-07
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB131IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to establish the Maryland Animal Abuse Registry; requiring the Registry to be updated in a certain manner and to include certain information; requiring a certain person convicted of ...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB239IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to establish the Maryland Animal Abuse Registry; requiring the Registry to be updated based on certain information made available to the Department; requiring a person convicted of c...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
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
MDSB188IntroAuthorizing a student in a public school or nonpublic school to choose not to participate in or observe, in whole or in part, classwork or an assessment that includes certain actions conducted on a live, dead, or severed part of an animal; authorizin...
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2019-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB926IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to establish the Maryland Animal Abuse Registry; requiring the Registry to be updated in a certain manner and to include certain information; requiring a certain person convicted of ...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1070IntroAltering the allocation of funds from the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account by adding the Bowie Race Course Training Center to the list of thoroughbred racing facilities eligible to receive the funds.
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2019-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB206IntroAuthorizing a student in a public school or nonpublic school to choose not to participate in or observe, in whole or in part, classwork or an assessment that includes certain actions conducted on a live, dead, or severed part of an animal; authorizin...
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2019-02-11
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB540IntroProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for cosmetic animal testing in the development of a cosmetic beginning October 1, 2020; prohibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, or transporting within the State certain cosmetics begin...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB702IntroEstablishing a Healthy Climate Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secretary to delegate c...
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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB142IntroDesignating the long-tailed salamander as the State amphibian.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB542IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Committee; prohibiting a member of the Committee from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; requirin...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB673IntroRequiring that, beginning in fiscal year 2020, a certain amount of video lottery terminal proceeds distributed to the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account for certain racing licensees be allocated in a certain manner to the racecourse at Timonium for r...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB282IntroDesignating the long-tailed salamander as the State amphibian.
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2019-01-30
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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