MD HB289 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB876


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 479
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing the Maryland Forestry Education Fund to expand and enhance the Maryland Forestry Foundation's capacity to provide certain education and resources to forest landowners, the ability of district forestry boards and the knowledge of local governments to achieve healthy and sustainable forests, and the ability of businesses to test innovative best management practices in forestry; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill $250,000 for the Fund in fiscal years 2025 and 2026.

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Maryland Forestry Education Fund - Establishment


Roll Calls

2023-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 134 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 479
2023-04-03HouseReturned Passed
2023-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-28SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-03-27SenateFavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
2023-03-20SenateReferred Budget and Taxation
2023-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (134-1)
2023-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {163523/1 Adopted
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-02-27HouseHearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.
2023-02-27HouseHearing canceled
2023-02-15HouseHearing 3/01 at 2:00 p.m.
2023-02-15HouseHearing canceled
2023-02-02HouseHearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-02HouseHearing canceled
2023-01-26HouseHearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-25HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

HB876 (Carry Over) 2022-03-22 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
SB282 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources52001(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments