MD HB542 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)
Status: Introduced on February 3 2016 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2016-03-14 - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell specified parts or products of specified animal species under specified circumstances, subject to specified exceptions; establishing specified penalties for a violation of the Act; requiring that fines and restitution imposed under the Act be credited to the Department of Natural Resources for the benefit of the Birdwatcher's Fund to be used for the preservation of nongame wildlife species and threatened or endangered species; etc.

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2016-03-14HouseUnfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
2016-02-17HouseHearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2016-02-03HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation


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