MD HB596 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-0)
Status: Introduced on January 31 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-02-04 - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resources, including the air, land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems of the State, and to conserve, protect, and enhance the State's natural resources for the benefit of every person, including present and future generations.

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Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights



2022-02-04HouseHearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
2022-01-31HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB783 (Crossfiled) 2022-02-14 - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Declaration of Rights48(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments