MD HB1285 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2020 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2020-03-02 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to reclassify an oyster sanctuary in which the oyster population has declined by 15% or more over a 10-year period as an oyster growth sanctuary; establishing the purpose of an oyster growth sanctuary; requiring that any activity conducted in an oyster growth sanctuary comply with certain adaptive management practices; and requiring that an oyster growth sanctuary be considered an oyster sanctuary for purposes of calculating a certain oyster habitat objective.

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Natural Resources - Reclassification of Oyster Sanctuaries - Authorization



2020-03-02HouseUnfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
2020-02-25HouseHearing canceled
2020-02-10HouseHearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB678 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-03 - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources41014.5(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources4215(n/a)See Bill Text

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