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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
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
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
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
MDSB143VetoExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; continuing the prohibition on a pe...
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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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
MDHB28PassExempting certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits; establishing that the use of certain equipment associated with a shellfish...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
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
MDHB213PassExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; and continuing the prohibition on ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
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
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
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
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
MDSB939PassExempting under certain circumstances certain activities and the use of certain equipment that is associated with a shellfish nursery operation from the requirement to obtain certain licenses or permits from the Department of the Environment or the B...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB25PassAuthorizing the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Maryland Environmental Trust, certain other land trusts, a county, and the Department of Natural Resources to record notice of certain easements, c...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 127
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
MDHB1IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals; and making the Act an emergency measure.
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
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
MDHB1153IntroAuthorizing, rather than requiring, the Department of Natural Resources to revoke a person's authorization to catch oysters if the Department finds or concludes that the person has knowingly committed one of certain offenses; and authorizing a person...
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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
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
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
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
MDHB255EngrossEncouraging each county board of education to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for successful careers and informed choices relating to certain systems and for opportunities in agriculture-related employment and highe...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
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
MDHB384IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to prepare fishery management plans for the soft-shell clam and razor clam species on or before December 31, 2020, subject to available funding.
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
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
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
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
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