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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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
MDSB505PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January 1 each yea...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 518
MDHB703PassRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 517
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
MDHB212IntroExpanding to Anne Arundel County a prohibition on State agencies constructing a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge within the county without the consent of a majority of the affected counties; prohibiting a State agency, without the express cons...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB851IntroExpanding the uses of a certain account in the Bay Restoration Fund to include making certain no- or low-cost loans for the repair or replacement of certain failing on-site sewage disposal systems; limiting a certain loan to a homeowner who resides i...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; 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
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
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
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
MDSB332IntroRequiring the Standard State Travel Regulations to prohibit the reimbursement for travel expenses to a certain state for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified two or more pollution source sectors at a backstop actions level of...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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
MDHB695IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-07
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDSB788IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with a reporting agency, to conduct a comprehensive study regarding the environmental impact of certain public-private partnership projects under certain circumstances; prohibiting a reporti...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB107IntroExpanding to Anne Arundel County a prohibition on State agencies constructing a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge within the county without the consent of a majority of the affected counties; prohibiting a State agency, without the express cons...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Finance 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
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