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MDHB264PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
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
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
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
MDSB282PassProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2022; providin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 774
MDSB103PassAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs or cats for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 448
MDHB581PassRequiring each essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; providing that an essential worker has the right to refuse to perform a certain task as provided under certain provisions of law;...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736
MDHB611PassProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2022; providin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 773
MDSB483PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDHB261PassAuthorizing a local government to require that certain persons who provide battery-charged fence security systems comply with certain laws, require certain persons who operate or install certain security systems to obtain certain registrations or per...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 407
MDHB234PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal in a certain manner, or allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service animal in...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDHB281PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or animal control to complete at least 6 hours of continuing ed...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 226
MDSB159PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training approved by the appropriate unit of a county or municipality within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDHB269PassEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing an Urban Agriculture Grant Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organiza...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 319
MDSB284PassDefining the terms "service dog", "support dog", and "therapy horse" for the purposes of the law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs; defining "service dog" as one that is individually trained ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 308
MDHB660PassDefining the terms "service dog", "support dog", and "therapy horse" for the purposes of the law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs; defining "service dog" as one that is individually trained ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 307
MDSB607PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal, or willfully and maliciously allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service ani...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDSB533PassAltering the membership of the Maryland-Bred Race Fund Advisory Committee to include a member of and recommended by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc.; altering the circumstances under which a horse may be registered with the Mary...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 204
MDHB482PassAltering the membership of the Maryland-Bred Race Fund Advisory Committee to include an individual who is a member of and recommended by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc.; altering the circumstances under which a horse may be reg...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 203
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
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
MDHB1358Intro

Sine Die
Altering the name of the Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Office of Communications and Public Affairs; requiring the Office, in collaboration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to actively help...
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2021-04-06
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB948Engross

Sine Die
Altering the name of the Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Office of Communications and Public Affairs; requiring the Office, in collaboration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to actively help...
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2021-04-06
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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
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
MDHB1025Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources, to establish a certain program to address the illegal use of carbofuran and to eliminate stockpiles of carbofuran in the State; prohibiting a person fr...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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
MDHB146Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Agriculture to report to the General Assembly by October 1, 2021, on spay and neuter programs that are not receiving funding from the Spay/Neuter Fund, the market capacity for increasing the fees assessed on each brand nam...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB267Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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

Sine Die
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
MDSB585Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the processing of poultry litter for a certain alternative use, or the resulting product, to meet certain requirements; requiring a certain product to be able to be procured and handled or applied in a certain manner for a certain purpose; ...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
MDHB455Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the processing of poultry litter for a certain alternative use, or the resulting product, to meet certain requirements; requiring a certain product to be able to be procured and handled or applied in a certain manner for a certain purpose; ...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB594Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB1362Intro

Sine Die
Altering the State's renewable energy portfolio standard to be the clean and renewable energy standard; altering certain legislative findings regarding and purposes of the standard; requiring certain percentages of certain energy in the State to be d...
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2021-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB856Intro

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; and authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt on public land designated for hunting by t...
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2021-02-19
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHJ4Intro

Sine Die
Requesting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to evaluate the population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay; and requiring the Commission to consider prohibiting the commercial reduction fishing of Atlantic menhaden, including th...
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2021-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB356Intro

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; and authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt on public land designated for hunting by the ...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB475Intro

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; authorizing the Department t...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ6Intro

Sine Die
Requesting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to evaluate the population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay; and requiring the Commission to consider prohibiting the commercial reduction fishing of Atlantic menhaden, including th...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB603Intro

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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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1080Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing, if an animal is seized under a certain provision of law, certain individuals to file a petition for certain costs against a certain owner or custodian for certain costs of caring for the animal, including the provision of food, water, sh...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1282Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing an individual to bring a nuisance action for damages caused by rodent harborage on real property against an owner of the property; defining "rodent harborage" as a condition that provides sustenance or shelter for rodents, promotes their ...
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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB760Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing, if an animal is seized under a certain provision of law, certain individuals to file a petition for certain costs against a certain owner or custodian for reasonable costs of caring for the animal, including the provision of food, water,...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB928Intro

Sine Die
Altering the size of the safety zone within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances in Baltimore County from 150 yards to 50 yards; and requiring an archery hunter in Baltimore County to use a tree stand when hunti...
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2021-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB486Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during ...
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB458Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an applicant to make a certain certification on an application for a certain local projects grant under Program Open Space; requiring each local governing body to submit to the Department of Natural Resources a policy of best practices of e...
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2021-01-19
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB292Intro

Sine Die
Increasing from $10,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount of compensatory damages that may be awarded to an owner of a pet from a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of the pet while acting individually or through an animal under the perso...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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