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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
MDSB269PassAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 652
MDHB428PassAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, watershed restoration, and emergency protection w...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 651
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
MDSB585PassRequiring the State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators to set certain fees so as to produce funds sufficient to cover certain costs of regulating waterworks, wastewater works, and industrial wastewater works in accordance with certain pr...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 720
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
MDSB662PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDHB1100PassRequiring the State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators to set certain fees so as to produce funds sufficient to cover certain costs of regulating waterworks, wastewater works, and industrial wastewater works in accordance with certain pr...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 719
MDHB1366PassRequiring the Governor to include a certain amount in the State budget to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for fiscal years 2021 through 2026 to increase the number of green schools in the State; specifying the purposes...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
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
MDHB1347PassAmending certain prior authorizations of State Debt to alter the requirement that certain grantees provide certain matching funds; extending the deadline for certain grantees to present certain evidence that a matching fund will be presented; extendi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 737
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
MDHB161VetoRequiring Baltimore City to withhold from tax sale certain places of worship if the taxes on the property consist only of a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service; repealing the authority of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City t...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
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)
MDSB640PassEstablishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the Office to conduct certain performance evaluations of certain units of State government; renaming the Joint Audit Comm...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 511
MDHB1113PassRenaming the Joint Audit Committee to be the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee and altering its powers and duties; establishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 510
MDHB1253PassStating the findings and intent of the General Assembly that any exposure to lead in drinking water is dangerous to children, that schools should be proactive in reducing lead in drinking water outlets to 5 parts per billion, and that State and feder...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 557
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
MDSB96PassRequiring Baltimore City to withhold from tax sale certain places of worship if the taxes on the property consist only of a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service; repealing the authority of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 320
MDHB190PassDefining the term "failing on-site sewage disposal system" for certain provisions of law to mean an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, or a component of an on-site sewage disposal system or a cesspool, that is a threat to the public health...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
MDHB417PassRepealing a requirement that a report of a sewer overflow or treatment plant bypass provided to the Department of the Environment by an owner or operator of certain sewer systems or wastewater treatment plants be made by telephone; specifying the con...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 310
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
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a person to use reusable diverted water on the site on which it originates for purposes such as gardening, composting, lawn watering, and irrigation in accordance with certain requirements; and defining "reusable diverted water" to mean w...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 368
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
MDHB36PassRequiring a surface mining permittee, on the discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently re...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
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
MDSB54PassRequiring a certain surface mining permittee, on discovery of a sudden subsidence of the surface of the land, to immediately implement appropriate safety measures to protect public health and safety; requiring a certain permittee to permanently repla...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
MDHB623PassAuthorizing and empowering the County Commissioners of Calvert County, from time to time, to borrow not more than $10,320,000 to finance the construction, improvement, or development of certain public buildings, roads, and facilities in Calvert Count...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 96
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
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
MDSB481IntroAltering the definition of "elevated level of lead" to mean a lead concentration in drinking water exceeding 5 parts per billion for certain provisions of law relating to testing for the presence of lead in certain drinking water outlets in certain s...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB669IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDHB921IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, as part of its review and approval process for an application for a water quality certification for the Conowingo Dam relicensing process, to require the applicant to fulfill certain requirements and condi...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB903IntroAltering the definition of "impervious surface" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to watershed protection and restoration programs to exclude ballasted railroad tracks.
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
MDSB112PassRepealing certain reporting requirements that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative; consolidating certain reporting requirements for efficiency; codifying certain reporting requirements for transparency; modifying certain reporting requirements ...
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2019-03-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 6
MDHB202EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish the third week in September as SepticSmart Week in Montgomery County; and requiring the Department to use certain educational materials and other resources to promote community awareness regard...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB387IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-03-25
Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Young)
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
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
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
MDHB496IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the State Department of Education, the Department of General Services, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, to adopt certain regulations under certain circumstances and to requ...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB202IntroRequiring the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to notify an account holder within 7 days after determining a 200% increase in water usage during the immediately preceding billing period; requiring that the notification required under the Act c...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Finance 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
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
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
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