MD HB143 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 75
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel", to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned vessel into custody without providing a notice if it determines that the vessel poses certain hazards; requiring, within 15 days after taking custody of an abandoned vessel, the Department to send a certain notice to the last known owner and each known secured party of the vessel; etc.

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State Boat Act - Abandoned or Sunken Vessels - Removal


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - Senate - Third Readings Passed with Amendments (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 137 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 75
2020-03-18HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-18HouseSenate Recede
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-18SenateSenate Recede
2020-03-18SenateHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Gilchrist, Lehman and clark01)
2020-03-18SenateMotion Reconsider Third Reading (Senator Kagan) Adopted
2020-03-18SenateHouse Requests Senate Recede
2020-03-18SenateHouse Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
2020-03-17HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Gilchrist, Lehman and clark01)
2020-03-17HouseHouse Requests Senate Recede
2020-03-17HouseHouse Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
2020-03-17SenateThird Readings Passed with Amendments (44-0)
2020-03-17SenateMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Bailey) Adopted
2020-03-17SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments {514933/1 Adopted
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-11SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (137-1)
2020-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {240513/1 Adopted
2020-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-01-21HouseHearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-21HouseHearing canceled
2020-01-17HouseHearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-17HouseHearing canceled
2020-01-17HouseHearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
2020-01-15HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB219 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 76


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources8721(n/a)See Bill Text

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