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MDSB114PassAuthorizing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 528
MDSB142PassRequiring 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 536
MDHB173PassClarifying 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 95
MDHB236PassRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit certain reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provisions for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 123
MDSB242PassRepealing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 542
MDSB427PassAuthorizing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 454
MDSB510PassEstablishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine by authorizing a person to empty a haul seine, if it is set on a Friday, during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following Monday ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 465
MDSB793PassProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 431
MDSB882PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study on methods of obtaining more accurate harvest data for the recreational striped bass fishery; requiring the study to examine certain issues relevant to obtaining more accurate harvest d...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 587
MDSB808PassAltering 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDHB911PassAltering 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 597
MDHB1131PassProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 430
MDHB1399PassEstablishing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 464
MDHB1304PassAuthorizing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 453
MDSB1025PassEstablishing the Task Force on Fishing License Penalties to study fishing license penalty reciprocity between Maryland and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, and, if Virginia participates, between Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commiss...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 594
MDHB1397EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study on methods of obtaining more accurate harvest data for the recreational striped bass fishery; requiring the study to examine certain issues relevant to obtaining more accurate harvest d...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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
MDSB25EngrossRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit a certain report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
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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
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
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
MDSJ3EngrossOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2020-03-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB866IntroAuthorizing an individual who is serving in the armed forces of the United States to purchase a resident hunting license, resident bow and arrow stamp, resident black powder stamp, and resident bonus antlered deer stamp if the individual is stationed...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB68IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish an annual deer bow hunting season for North Point State Park; and requiring the Department to adopt, on or before October 1, 2020, and on or before July 1 each year beginning in 2021, regulat...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB210IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, applicable ...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB342IntroEstablishing that a riparian property owner or lessee shall have the right of first refusal to apply for and, if approved, obtain a water column lease, or an aquaculture lease for use in the water column in an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone, applicable ...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1014IntroAuthorizing 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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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHJ3IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control o...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1306IntroAuthorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define and govern the use of hydraulic clam dredges, subject to certain requirements; increasing the frequency with which the Department of Natural Resources must update the delin...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1353IntroIncreasing the amount of the severance tax levied on oysters caught within certain natural oyster bars from $1 to $2 per bushel; and requiring that $1 of the severance tax levied be distributed to certain county oyster committees for the repletion of...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB312IntroAuthorizing 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB437IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from including the dredging of buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals as part of a fishery management plan; and prohibiting the Department from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB500IntroAuthorizing 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB629IntroAuthorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define and govern the use of hydraulic clam dredges, subject to certain requirements; increasing the frequency with which the Department of Natural Resources must update the delin...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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