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MDHB212VetoAuthorizing a court as a condition of sentencing to prohibit a defendant convicted of certain crimes relating to cruelty against animals from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal for a specified period of time.
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB1123PassRepealing a requirement applicable to Garrett County that a certain animal control officer enforce certain provisions; and requiring, in Garrett County, certain provisions to be enforced by the sheriff, a deputy authorized by the sheriff, or an anima...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 701
MDSB94PassAdding "pigeon" to the defined term "unprotected bird" for the purposes of the wildlife and hunting laws of the State; prohibiting a person from engaging in certain activity while hunting or pursuing unprotected birds or mammals; prohibiting a person...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 670
MDHB1177PassEntering into the Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to facilitate joint action to create more uniform and effective breed specific rules on the permitted and prohibited use of drugs and...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 521
MDSB1115PassEntering into the Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact; providing that the purpose of the Compact is to facilitate joint action to create more uniform and effective breed specific rules on the permitted and prohibited use of drug...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
MDSB53PassAuthorizing a designee of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to administer the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish on its website the names of certain donors to the Maryland Veterans S...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152
MDHB242PassAuthorizing a designee of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to administer the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish on its website the names of certain donors to the Maryland Veterans S...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 153
MDSB1038PassAuthorizing a court as a condition of sentencing to prohibit a defendant convicted of certain crimes relating to cruelty against animals from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal for a specified period of time.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB675PassRequiring certain research facilities using dogs or cats for scientific research purposes to take certain steps to provide for the adoption of a certain dog or cat that is no longer needed for research purposes; authorizing certain research facilitie...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB1662PassProhibiting retail pet stores from offering for sale, transferring, or disposing of cats or dogs; repealing certain provisions of law that authorize the sale of certain cats and dogs and set forth the requirements for a retail pet store that offers t...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDHB1721PassAltering the amount available for a purse for the Maryland International thoroughbred race by specifying the amount is up to $500,000; specifying that the Maryland International is a graded stakes race; authorizing the Maryland International to conti...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
MDSB1158PassAltering the amount available for a purse for the Maryland International thoroughbred race by specifying an amount up to $500,000; specifying that the Maryland International is a graded stakes race; authorizing the Maryland International to continue ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
MDSB89PassRepealing the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Zone Advisory Commission and the Captive Wildlife Advisory Committee; and repealing provisions of law that require the Committee to review certain regulations, give recommendations and comments to the Director...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 60
MDHB172PassRepealing the requirement that an archery hunter in Montgomery County use a tree stand when hunting any wild bird or mammal within a certain distance of certain buildings; and requiring that an archery hunter in Montgomery County be in an elevated po...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 123
MDHB119PassAuthorizing an individual who holds a Deer Management Permit in Calvert County to use a shotgun or breech loading center fired rifle approved by the Department of Natural Resources to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons,...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
MDHB1037IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $365,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Talisman Therapeutic Riding, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1250IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim February 17 as Spotted Turtle Awareness Day.
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1793IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of Goucher College for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement,...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1134EngrossProhibiting a person from engaging in certain sexual activity with an animal; etc.
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2018-04-02
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB800IntroRepealing the offenses of sodomy and unnatural or perverted sexual practices; prohibiting a person from engaging in sexual activity with an animal; prohibiting a person from advertising, soliciting, offering, possessing, selling, transferring, accept...
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2018-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB747IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from authorizing a holder or an agent of a holder of a Deer Management Permit to shoot or discharge a firearm at nighttime.
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2018-03-19
Third Reading Failed (14-33)
MDHB222IntroAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass a bicycle, farm equipment, a farm tractor, or an animal-drawn vehicle in accordance with a certain provision of law.
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1429IntroAltering the size of the safety zone for archery hunters in certain counties to establish that the safety zone within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances is 50 yards statewide.
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1561IntroExempting a person hunting wildlife on the person's property with or without a hunting license from certain outerwear requirements.
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB565IntroRequiring a court to order the removal of a mistreated animal on the conviction of a certain owner or custodian of the animal of an act of animal cruelty; establishing that the ownership of an animal that is ordered to be removed from an owner or a c...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB732IntroRequiring certain research facilities using dogs or cats for scientific research purposes to take certain steps to provide for the adoption of a certain dog or cat that is no longer needed for research purposes; authorizing certain research facilitie...
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2018-03-13
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB817IntroRepealing a certain prohibition against hunting on a Sunday and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on a Sunday on private property or on public land designated by the Department; authorizing the Department to al...
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2018-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1166IntroRepealing 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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2018-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1629IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to establish the Maryland Animal Abuse Registry; requiring the Registry to be updated in a certain manner and to include certain information; requiring a certain person convicted of ...
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2018-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB434IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $365,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Talisman Therapeutic Riding, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction...
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2018-03-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB416IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $300,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the First Mile Stable Charitable Foundation, LLC for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site impr...
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2018-03-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1266IntroProhibiting a certain health practitioner from being disciplined under certain circumstances solely because of the health practitioner's diagnostic evaluation, testing, or treatment of Lyme disease or another tick-borne disease in a patient; authoriz...
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2018-03-07
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB950IntroProhibiting a certain health practitioner from being disciplined under certain circumstances solely because of the health practitioner's diagnostic evaluation, testing, or treatment of Lyme disease or another tick-borne disease in a patient; authoriz...
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2018-03-07
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1338IntroRepealing a certain prohibition against hunting on a Sunday and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt on a Sunday on private property or on public land designated by the Department; authorizing the Department to al...
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2018-03-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1232IntroRequiring that 1% of the funds in the Purse Dedication Account be allocated to the Maryland Horse Industry Fund to be used to fund and award grants to be used for the care, retraining, and promotion of retired racehorses; requiring the Maryland Horse...
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2018-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB268IntroAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass a bicycle, farm equipment, a farm tractor, or an animal-drawn vehicle in accordance with a certain provision of law.
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2018-03-02
Recommitted to Judicial Proceedings (Senator Kelley)
MDHB544IntroAuthorizing a student in a public school or nonpublic school to choose not to participate in or observe, in whole or in part, classwork or an assessment that includes certain actions conducted on a certain animal; authorizing a student to choose not ...
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2018-02-26
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB959IntroProhibiting a person from hunting or participating in a hunt for black bears without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Natural Resources; and establishing an exception, applicable in Allegany County and Garrett County and if the Departm...
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2018-02-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1211IntroProhibiting an individual from operating a motor vehicle while an animal is on the driver's seat.
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2018-02-26
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1567IntroAllowing an individual who adopts a cat or a dog from an animal shelter or a rescue facility a maximum credit of $100 against the State income tax; providing that an individual may not claim the credit for more than 1 taxable year with respect to the...
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2018-02-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB980IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Shelter Animal Refuge; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study, analyze, identify, evaluate, and make recommendatio...
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2018-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB700IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Shelter Animal Refuge; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study, analyze, identify, evaluate, and make recommendatio...
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2018-02-20
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB421IntroAuthorizing the State Racing Commission to employ an equine medical director; and requiring the Commission to direct that thoroughbred and standardbred track licensees, thoroughbred and standardbred owners and trainers, and thoroughbred and standardb...
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2018-02-19
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB369IntroAuthorizing a student in a public school or nonpublic school to choose not to participate in or observe, in whole or in part, classwork or an assessment that includes certain actions conducted on a certain animal; authorizing a student to choose not ...
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2018-02-19
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1122IntroProhibiting a person from hunting or participating in a hunt for black bears without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Natural Resources; and establishing an exception, applicable in Allegany County and Garrett County and if the Departm...
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2018-02-19
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1734IntroRepealing a requirement applicable to Garrett County that a certain animal control officer enforce certain provisions; and requiring, in Garrett County, certain provisions to be enforced by the sheriff, a deputy authorized by the sheriff, or an anima...
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2018-02-19
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1699IntroRepealing 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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2018-02-16
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB712IntroProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell certain parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; establishing penalties for a viola...
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2018-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB238IntroAllowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax of up to $3,000 for certain expenses paid by a taxpayer during the taxable year for certain qualified pets; requiring the Comptroller to adopt certain regulations; applying the Act to ...
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2018-02-12
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
MDHB91IntroExempting a person hunting wildlife on the person's property with or without a hunting license from certain outerwear requirements.
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2018-02-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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