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MDSB427PassRepealing 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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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 572
MDHB682PassRepealing 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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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 571
MDSB582PassProviding that if a landowner invites or permits on a limited entry basis, with or without charge, an individual to use the landowner's real property for hunting, the invited or permitted individual impliedly consents to adhere to every law, observe ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 523
MDHB51PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer during certain time periods on each Sunday of the deer hunting seasons in Talbot County; and authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt turkey during certain tim...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 390
MDHB143PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 389
MDHB170PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Calvert County.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 429
MDHB514PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Charles County to hunt any game bird or game mammal during a certain time period on certain Sundays during the open season for that game bird or game mammal.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 424
MDSB455PassEstablishing the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Fishing License Pilot Program to collect certain recreational fishing information and improve compliance with a certain registration requirement; establishing the Task Force on Recreational Fishing Da...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 409
MDHB485PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer from 30 minutes before sunrise until 10:30 a.m. on certain Sundays in Montgomery County.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 458
MDSB466PassClarifying that the State considers certain amendments to the Potomac River Compact to be in effect.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 471
MDHB592PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow an individual who hunts deer under a Deer Management Permit to use a shotgun or breech loading center fired rifle approved by the Department to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 408
MDHB644PassAdding Cecil County to a list of counties to which certain riparian laws do not apply; prohibiting a person from placing pound nets to catch fish for commercial use in the waters of the Susquehanna River in Cecil County; and repealing certain fishing...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 413
MDHB601PassEstablishing the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Fishing License Pilot Program to collect certain recreational fishing information and improve compliance with a certain registration requirement; requiring a certain annual report on the program by De...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 410
MDHB556PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Caroline County, Dorchester County, and Queen Anne's County.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 444
MDSB713PassAuthorizing a person to use archery equipment to harvest northern snakehead in certain Anne Arundel County waters.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 378
MDSB876PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to include oyster repletion projects in a certain database; and requiring the Department to prioritize a supplemental environmental project involving certain oyster repletion projects for a party who is in ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 411
MDSB900PassAdding Cecil County to a list of counties to which certain riparian laws do not apply; prohibiting a person from placing pound nets to catch fish for commercial use in the waters of the Susquehanna River in Cecil County; and repealing certain fishing...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
MDHB1149PassClarifying the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to, notwithstanding certain provisions of law, adopt regulations governing any aspect of the shrimp fishery and establishing and implementing a pilot program related to fishing for shrim...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
MDHB1201PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to include oyster repletion projects in a certain database; and requiring the Department to prioritize a supplemental environmental project involving certain oyster repletion projects for a party who is in ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 412
MDSB190PassAltering the term of the members of the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission from 2 years to 4 years; and providing the Act applies only to members appointed on or after February 1, 2023.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 88
MDHB221PassAuthorizing 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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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 90
MDSB665PassAuthorizing 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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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 91
MDSB98Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB140Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer during certain time periods on each Sunday of the deer hunting seasons in Talbot County; and authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt turkey during certain tim...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB220Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Calvert County.
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB342Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Caroline County and Queen Anne's County.
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB388Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Charles County to hunt any game bird or game mammal during a certain time period on certain Sundays during the open season for that game bird or game mammal.
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB711Engross

Sine Die
Clarifying that the State considers certain amendments to the Potomac River Compact to be in effect.
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2022-04-08
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1298Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain criminal records based on a conviction for certain hunting offenses.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB497Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing an individual who hunts deer under a Deer Management Permit to use a shotgun or breech loading center fired rifle approved by the Department to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in a certain manner on Stat...
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2022-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB874Engross

Sine Die
Adding Prince George's County to the list of counties in which the safety zone for archery hunters extends 50 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp occupied by human beings.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1215Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that certain fishing gear restrictions applicable in certain Anne Arundel County waters apply only to commercial finfish harvesters; and authorizing a person to use archery equipment to commercially harvest finfish in certain Anne Arunde...
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2022-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1386Intro

Sine Die
Establishing requirements for the issuance of a black bear hunting permit.
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2022-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1279Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on Sundays on private property statewide and any public land in the State designated for hunting by the Department; and establishing a uniform statewide safety zone for archery...
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2022-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB537Engross

Sine Die
Clarifying the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to, notwithstanding certain provisions of law, adopt regulations governing any aspect of the shrimp fishery and establishing and implementing a pilot program related to fishing for shrim...
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2022-03-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB42Intro

Sine Die
Requiring, during the migratory Canada goose (Atlantic population) hunting season, the bag limit for all Canada geese in the State, including geese found in the Atlantic Flyway Resident Population Hunt Zone and the Atlantic Population Hunt Zone, to c...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB160Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt any migratory game birds on Sundays during the open season on certain private property or on public land designated for Sunday hunting by the Department.
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB233Intro

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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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB960Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain criminal records based on a conviction for certain hunting or fishing offenses; and authorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain administrative records for a con...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB979Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting 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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2022-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1310Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing, rather than requiring, the Department of Natural Resources to revoke a person's authorization to catch oysters if the Department finds or concludes that the person has knowingly committed one of certain offenses; and authorizing a person...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1304Intro

Sine Die
Altering the licensing process for offshore blind sites to require the Department of Natural Resources to review applications and issue licenses on a first-come, first-served basis; and requiring the Department to establish different licensing days f...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB875Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to waive certain annual hunting license fees for State residents for the 2022-2023 license year; requiring the Department to waive a certain portion of the annual fee for certain recreational fishing lice...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1465Intro

Sine Die
Altering the size of the safety zone from 150 yards to 75 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp occupied by human beings for archery hunters in Kent County within which archery hunting may not take place except...
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2022-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1452Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person, for the management of the deer population in the State, to sponsor, conduct, or participate in a contest in the State that has the objective of killing a female deer for monetary rewa...
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2022-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB982Intro

Sine Die
Altering the size of the safety zone from 150 yards to 75 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp occupied by human beings for archery hunters in Kent County within which archery hunting may not take place except...
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2022-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB631Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt certain game birds and game mammals on Sundays in Caroline County; and authorizing the Department to allow Sunday hunting on certain public land in Caroline County.
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1133Intro

Sine Die
Repealing provisions of law that include the Manokin River Oyster Sanctuary in the network of tributary-scale oyster sanctuaries in the Chesapeake Bay and including the Severn River Oyster Sanctuary in the network.
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1217Intro

Sine Die
Increasing the amount of the inspection tax levied on marketable oysters shipped in the shell to any place outside the State from 30 cents to $1; increasing the amount of the severance tax levied on oysters caught within certain natural oyster bars f...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB956Intro

Sine Die
Providing that if a landowner directly invites or permits, with or without charge, an individual to use the landowner's real property for hunting, the invited or permitted individual impliedly consents to adhere to every law, observe every safety pre...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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