MD HB406 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 540
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring a person who is not required to be licensed or permitted under certain provisions of law to obtain a free Department of Natural Resources identification number before using a snare, a trap, or another similar device to capture wildlife; and requiring a person who uses a snare, a trap, or another similar device to capture wildlife to ensure the person's Department identification number is stamped on the device or on a metal tag affixed to the device.

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Hunting - Snares, Traps, and Other Similar Devices - Identification Requirement


Roll Calls

2023-04-05 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 40 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 540
2023-04-05HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-05SenateThird Reading Passed (40-6)
2023-04-04SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-03SenateReferred Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-02HouseThird Reading Passed (135-1)
2023-02-28HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-02-27HouseFavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-02-01HouseHearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-30HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB275 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 539


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources10408.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments