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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
MDSB516PassRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 757
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)
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
MDHB1350PassExpanding the definition of "conservation property" for property tax assessment purposes to include land subject to a perpetual conservation easement, including an easement sold or donated to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, th...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 241
MDSB57PassExtending for a certain number of years the length of time a county may retain certain revenue from the agricultural land transfer tax for use in certain agricultural land preservation programs; requiring the Department of Planning and the Maryland A...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 129
MDHB170PassAltering the definition of "borrower" for the purpose of provisions of law governing the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include an eligible State agency; altering the purpose of the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program to include pro...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
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)
MDSB255EngrossAuthorizing certain museums to claim title to certain property in the possession of the museum; requiring a museum, before taking title to certain property, to provide notice by certified mail; authorizing a museum, under certain circumstances, to pr...
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2019-04-08
Senators Hester, Washington, and Lee
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)
MDHB1302IntroAuthorizing certain museums to claim title to property that is on permanent loan or that was loaned for a specified term that has expired by giving notice that the museum is terminating the loan of the property; authorizing a museum to take possessio...
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
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
MDSB1019IntroAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on real property that is located in a Rural Legacy Area and for which the property owner has sold certain developmen...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation 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
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
MDHB1220IntroAuthorizing a local jurisdiction to authorize a residential major subdivision served by on-site sewage disposal systems, community sewerage systems, or shared systems in Tier III and Tier IV areas under certain circumstances; exempting certain reside...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
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
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
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
MDSB510IntroProviding an exemption from the inheritance tax for property that passes from a decedent to or for the use of a niece or nephew of the decedent; repealing a certain exemption to the inheritance tax made obsolete by the Act; and applying the Act to de...
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
MDHB636IntroProviding an exemption from the inheritance tax for property that passes from a decedent to or for the use of a niece or nephew of the decedent; repealing a certain exemption to the inheritance tax made obsolete by the Act; and applying the Act to de...
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2019-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB532IntroEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a certain blueprint to guide units of State and loca...
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2019-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB849IntroRequiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to establish, subject to the availability of funds, the Green Career Gender and Minority Empowerment and Training Pilot Program on or before January 1, 2020, to encourage young women and minoriti...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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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