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MDSB114EnrollAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to conduct pilot projects to demonstrate and evaluate new approaches for the management and control of nuisance organisms; and authorizing the holder of a commercial northern snakeh...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB142EnrollRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process for an individual purchasing certain licenses and stamps in a certain manner to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; requiring the Department ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB173EnrollClarifying certain provisions of law governing Sunday hunting in the State; establishing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to allow Sunday hunting under certain circumstances; altering the application of authorized Sunday hunting t...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB143EnrollAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel", to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB219EnrollAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel" to mean one that has remained at a certain location for more than 30 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner, for purposes of certain provisions of the State Boat Act; re...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB242EnrollRepealing provisions of law authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a license to feed waterfowl; repealing certain license application requirements; repealing provisions of law concerning the establishment, approval, and use of certa...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB353EnrollAdding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB427EnrollAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use a shotgun or a breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the condit...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB510EnrollEstablishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine; and providing that, if a haul seine is set on a Friday, a person may empty it during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following M...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1399EnrollEstablishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine; and providing that, if a haul seine is set on a Friday, a person may empty it during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following M...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1304EnrollAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use certain firearms to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditions set forth in the permit; an...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1311EnrollAltering the eligibility criteria for an applicant for a tree expert license to be issued a license.
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB324EngrossRepealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of postaudit examinations of the Environmental Trust Fund be an operating cost of the Environmental Trust Fund; repealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of the audits...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB301EngrossRepealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of postaudit examinations of the Environmental Trust Fund be an operating cost of the Environmental Trust Fund; repealing the requirement that the cost of the fiscal portion of the audits...
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2020-03-17
Senate Requests House Recede
MDHB897EnrollAdding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB793EnrollProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB808EnrollAltering the date from June 1, 2019, to April 1, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to convene in a certain manner the Oyster Advisory Commission; altering the version of the fishery management plan for oysters that the De...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB1131EnrollProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB86EngrossStating 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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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB257EngrossRequiring the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission to study adverse impacts to fish species and aquatic habitat caused by lost and abandoned crab pots, identify and assess practices and measures that could be implemented or adopted to mitigate the pro...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB863EngrossProhibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing certain wildlife for prizes or monetary awards; providing the Act may not be construed to prohibit a landowner, an agent, or a...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB749EnrollCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code and in certain uncodified laws; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotated Code; ratifying certain corre...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB911EnrollAltering the date from June 1, 2019, to April 1, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to convene in a certain manner the Oyster Advisory Commission; altering the version of the fishery management plan for oysters that the De...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB1130EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property in Talbot County on a Sunday during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, in...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1129EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt turkey on a Sunday in Talbot County through participation in a certain junior hunt; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday in Talbot County with ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1183EngrossCodifying 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1434IntroEstablishing certain circumstances under which a leaseholder of certain aquaculture leases is not required to mark a lease area; repealing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to waive the requirements for active use of a lease due to...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB656EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-12
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB899IntroEstablishing minimum fines for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; decreasing the maximum term of imprisonment for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; specifying that 50% of the fines ...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1498IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from revoking an authorization to catch oysters unless the Department first holds a certain hearing; prohibiting a certain hearing from being held more than a certain number of days after a certain offe...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB95EngrossAdding a haul seine to the list of methods a person may use to fish in certain waters of the Severn River under certain circumstances; repealing certain provisions of law that restrict the length of a haul seine that a person may use in certain water...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB955EngrossRepealing a prohibition against possessing a snare trap in certain counties; and repealing a prohibition against using, selling, possessing, setting, placing, or maintaining a snare trap in Cecil County.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB243IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt any migratory game birds on Sundays during the open season on private property or public land designated for hunting.
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB426IntroRepealing a prohibition in Baltimore County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB689IntroEstablishing a minimum fine of $2,000 and maximum fine of $3,000 for unlawfully taking oysters from a submerged land lease or water column lease under certain circumstances; requiring a person who unlawfully takes oysters from a submerged land lease ...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB614IntroAltering the purpose of the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to include making flexible grants available to the governing bodies of Baltimore County and Howard County for certain purposes; and altering a certain public policy.
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB948IntroRemoving the authorization to harvest oysters from the list of activities authorized under an unlimited tidal fish license; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to, by regulation, modify the total number of certain commercial oyster authoriz...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB696IntroReducing, from 90 days to 60 days, the amount of time that a vessel must have been left at a certain private marina or boatyard without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property to be considered an "abandoned or sunken vessel"; an...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB678IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to reclassify an oyster sanctuary in which the oyster population has declined by 15% or more over a 10-year period as an oyster seed sanctuary; establishing the purpose of an oyster seed sanctuary; requ...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB203IntroAltering the purpose of the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to include making flexible grants available to the governing bodies of Baltimore County and Howard County for certain purposes; and altering a certain public policy.
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1059IntroAltering the persons that the Department of Natural Resources is required to notify of applications for certain aquaculture leases to be issued in the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic Coastal Bays; requiring the Department to work with both a person th...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1167IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to implement certain programs to provide certain discounted licenses, stamps, and permits to Maryland residents who meet certain criteria; authorizing the Department to issue certain complimentary license...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1285IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to reclassify an oyster sanctuary in which the oyster population has declined by 15% or more over a 10-year period as an oyster growth sanctuary; establishing the purpose of an oyster growth sanctuary; ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1296IntroAuthorizing the inclusion of a certain licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site in a regulated shooting area; authorizing a person to hunt captive raised mallard ducks from a licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site that is included i...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1436IntroRepealing a prohibition in Baltimore County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB925IntroEstablishing that, for certain areas of water or land or easements that have been subdivided in Garrett County or Allegany County, the Department of Natural Resources may acquire the area only if the acquisition of the area will not, when added to th...
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2020-02-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB55IntroAuthorizing a sole owner of a vessel to designate a beneficiary to take ownership of the vessel on the death of the owner; providing that a beneficiary may be indicated on a certificate of title for a vessel by the words "transfer-on-death" or "TOD" ...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB504IntroAltering the definition of "abandoned or sunken vessel" for purposes of certain provisions of the Maryland Boat Act to include a vessel that has remained moored or anchored in waters of the State for more than 30 days and is in such a condition of di...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB827IntroAuthorizing an individual who harvests deer under a Deer Management Permit in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve to use a rifle approved by the Department of Natural Resources to harvest deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting se...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB962IntroAltering the purpose of the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to include making flexible grants available to the governing bodies of Baltimore County and Howard County for certain purposes; and altering a certain public policy.
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
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