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MDSB83PassRequiring the Secretary of the Environment to prepare a certain recommendation in connection with certain issues considered by the Public Service Commission; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to incorporate an evaluation of the impact of c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
MDSB324PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department of the Environment to keep an electronic record of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 443
MDHB204PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department to keep an electronic record of certain complaints ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 442
MDHB293PassProhibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing a coyote, fox, or raccoon for prizes or monetary awards; providing certain exceptions; establishing a $50 fine for each coyote...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 684
MDHB298PassRequiring the Secretary of the Environment to prepare a certain recommendation in connection with certain issues considered by the Public Service Commission; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to incorporate an evaluation of the impact of c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
MDHB7PassExpanding eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain deer donation expenses to include an individual who hunts and harvests an antlerless deer in Montgomery County and donates the deer carcass or processed deer meat to ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 446
MDSB442PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to review the policies of the Department regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture opera...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 458
MDHB799PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in coordination with the Department of the Environment, to review policies regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations; and requiring, ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457
MDHB991PassEstablishing the use of qualified conservation in a forest mitigation bank of all or a part of certain existing forests as a standard for meeting certain afforestation or reforestation requirements; altering the defined term "forest mitigation bankin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 645
MDHB2VetoAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board; requiring the D...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB417VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB777VetoAltering the circumstances under which the Public Service Commission must notify the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment about an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with powe...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB318PassStating certain findings of the General Assembly related to the value of fishing and hunting to the cultural and social heritage and the economy of the State; and establishing that it is the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 296
MDSB350PassRepealing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones and issue leases within those zones for shellfish aquaculture; authorizing the Department to issue enterprise leases under certain circumstances ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 177
MDSB453PassAltering to 50 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp occupied by human beings the size of the safety zone for archery hunters in Allegany County and Garrett County within which archery hunting may not take plac...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 280
MDHB589PassAltering the source of funding for certain required appropriations; altering the area in which certain raffle proceeds are required to be used; expanding the authorized uses of certain funds; establishing the Maternal and Child Health Population Heal...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
MDHB545PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to make available and, on request, issue certain licenses and stamps in a digital or electronic format; establishing that an individual may satisfy certain requirements to possess or display a license or ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDHB637PassAltering to 50 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp occupied by human beings the size of the safety zone for archery hunters in Allegany County and Garrett County within which archery hunting may not take plac...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 279
MDHB800PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to develop a mobile locator application for use by an individual while on the waters of the State; providing the purpose of the mobile locater is to use interactive maps so an individual can determine the...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 169
MDSB658PassRenaming the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to be the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing the Department as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; providing that the head of the Department is t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 288
MDHB1134PassStating certain findings of the General Assembly related to the value of fishing and hunting to the cultural and social heritage and the economy of the State; and establishing that it is the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 295
MDHB990PassRenaming the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to be the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing the Department as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; providing that the head of the Department is t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 287
MDSB919PassRequiring the Maryland Racing Commission to issue a license to the Cecil County Breeders' Fair, Inc. to hold no more than eight one-day race meetings each year; requiring the licensee to deduct from the handle an amount not to exceed to 25%, and to p...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 168
MDSB343PassRequiring a person to obtain a license from the Department of Natural Resources before catching shrimp for commercial purposes; and authorizing the Department to adopt certain regulations governing any aspect of the shrimp fishery, including regulati...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 119
MDSB2PassAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board of Directors; re...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDSB877PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any la...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDSB200Engross

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Prohibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing a coyote, fox, or raccoon for prizes or monetary awards except under certain circumstances; and establishing a fine of $100 fo...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
MDSB69Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology, certain Office positions, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; requiring, by December 1 each year, each unit of the Legislative or Judicia...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
MDHB579Engross

Sine Die
Repealing a prohibition against using, selling, possessing, setting, placing, or maintaining a snare trap in Cecil County.
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Kramer) Adopted (23-20)
MDSB414Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
MDHB992Engross

Sine Die
Altering the manner in which certain trustees are chosen to serve on the board of the Maryland Environmental Trust by requiring certain ex officio members of the Trust to appoint the remaining trustees; and repealing the number of trustees that const...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB106Engross

Sine Die
Requiring, before certain licenses or permits are issued or renewed, the issuing authority to verify with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation that the applicant is in good standing with the Department if the applicant is a person require...
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2021-04-09
Third Reading Passed (92-42)
MDHB615Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on each Sunday of the deer hunting seasons in Prince George's County from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January, inclusive; and adding Prince Ge...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB755Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing an eligible sponsor organization providing recreational opportunities with grant funding from the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund to provide at no cost an angler's license and trout stamps, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing lice...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB737Engross

Sine Die
Providing that Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain programs to participate in and receive compensation from certain markets, credits, or programs unde...
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2021-03-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB693Engross

Sine Die
Establishing that a certain riparian right of first refusal to set commercial fishing nets in certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay and a certain process through which another person may set commercial fishing nets in front of the property of the ripa...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB840Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property on each Sunday of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition against the Department authorizi...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB802Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on each Sunday of the game bird and game mammal season in Calvert County.
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2021-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1163Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on each Sunday of the deer hunting seasons from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January, inclusive, in Caroline County.
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2021-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB348Intro

Sine Die
Codifying the establishment of the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology, the position of State Chief Information Security Officer, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; altering the membership o...
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2021-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB741Intro

Sine Die
Removing the Deputy Director of the Maryland Environmental Service as a designated officer of the Service and instead authorizing the Board of Directors of the Service to appoint a Deputy Director to assist the Director in a certain manner; providing...
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2021-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1174Intro

Sine Die
Defining the term "marina" as it relates to the authority to remove a vessel under the State Boat Act to include all docks, ramps, mooring locations, and pump stations owned and operated by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.
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2021-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB743Intro

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Altering the manner in which certain trustees are chosen to serve on the board of the Maryland Environmental Trust by requiring certain ex officio members of the Trust to appoint the remaining trustees.
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2021-03-12
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB490Intro

Sine Die
Providing that specified provisions of law related to the sale of livestock apply to specified deer; providing that the Maryland Wholesome Meat Act applies to specified deer; establishing the Deer Management Permit Pilot Program in Montgomery County ...
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2021-03-11
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB450Engross

Sine Die
Extending the termination date applicable to certain provisions relating to the purpose, use, and funding of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund from June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2027.
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2021-03-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB325Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on each Sunday of the deer hunting seasons from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January, inclusive, in Talbot County; and authorizing the Departme...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB798Intro

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Establishing that the prohibition against selling, offering for sale, bartering, or exchanging a game bird or game mammal taken from the wild does not apply to venison from a lawfully-harvested white-tailed deer that is donated to certain local venis...
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2021-03-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB633Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on each Sunday of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Worcester County; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt on public land designated for hunting by the D...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB145Intro

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Requiring, rather than authorizing, the Department of Natural Resources to suspend a certain tidal fish license on conviction of the license holder for a certain violation; requiring a certain person who has a tidal fish license suspended under the A...
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2021-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB594Intro

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Establishing that the prohibition against selling, offering for sale, bartering, or exchanging a game bird or game mammal taken from the wild does not apply to venison from a lawfully-harvested white-tailed deer that is donated to certain local venis...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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