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MDHB104VetoRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process through which an individual who purchases a license, permit, or registration through the electronic licensing system may make a voluntary monetary donation to the Chesapeake Bay Tru...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB606PassEstablishing the Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund to be used to maintain and construct trails for off-highway recreational vehicles on certain land; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to administer the Fund; requiring the Comptro...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 700
MDSB1006PassAltering the definition of the construction practice term "Coast Smart" to include highway facilities; requiring the Coast Smart Council, in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation, to establish Coast...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 629
MDHB1350PassAltering the definition of the construction practice term "Coast Smart" to include highway facilities; requiring the Coast Smart Council in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation, to establish Coast ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 628
MDSB501PassAltering the purpose and use of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund to include State-managed lakes; requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriati...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 698
MDSB149PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process through which an individual who purchases a license, permit, or registration through the electronic licensing system may make a voluntary monetary donation to the Chesapeake Bay Tru...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 434
MDHB1172PassRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources hold a certain hearing within 60 days after a person who holds a certain license to catch oysters received a citation for a certain offense; requiring the Department to hold a certain h...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 520
MDHB7PassAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain qualified expenses if the individual harvests an antlerless deer and donates the deer meat to a venison donation program administered by a federally tax-exempt organiza...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 172
MDSB182PassAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain qualified expenses if the individual harvests an antlerless deer and donates the deer meat to a venison donation program administered by a certain organization; requiri...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDHB219PassAltering the membership of the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board to include the Secretary of Natural Resources, or the Secretary's designee, and the Secretary of the Environment, or the Secretary's designee, as nonvoting ex officio members; and...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 162
MDSB341PassAdding daylight fluorescent pink as a color authorized for certain outerwear required to be worn by certain persons performing certain hunting activities; and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define "daylight fl...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 180
MDSB115PassAltering the membership of the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board to include the Secretary of Natural Resources, or the Secretary's designee, and the Secretary of the Environment, or the Secretary's designee, as nonvoting ex officio members; and...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 161
MDHB917PassAltering the composition of a scenic river advisory board in Frederick County if the scenic or wild river for which the board was created flows through Frederick County and one or more other counties.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 275
MDSB1032PassAltering the composition of a scenic river advisory board in Frederick County if the scenic or wild river for which the board was created flows through Frederick County and one or more other counties.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 274
MDHB1118PassAdding daylight fluorescent pink as a color authorized for certain outerwear required to be worn by certain persons performing certain hunting activities; and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define "daylight fl...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB961PassContinuing the Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board and the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; expanding the places where certain nonprofit telecommunications services providers are authorized to install broadband communication infrastructure wi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 176
MDSB113PassEstablishing the Recreational License Incentive Discount Program in the Department of Natural Resources; providing the purpose of the program is to provide incentives for eligible individuals to obtain recreational fishing and hunting licenses; autho...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
MDSB112PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a tidal fish license authorization to a person to catch crabs of the genus Cancer for a $100 annual fee; and lifting a restriction on the designation of a tidal fish license death beneficiary t...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 61
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
MDSB610EngrossEstablishing the Task Force on the Forest Conservation Act Offset Policy to study and review certain issues related to certain changes to forested lands in the State due to certain circumstances; requiring the Task Force to develop findings and recom...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (103-36)
MDHB766EngrossRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with certain entities, to undertake a technical study to review changes in forest cover and tree canopy in the State; requiring the study to include surveys and mapping and certain ana...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed (114-25)
MDSB558EngrossIncreasing from 60 to 90 the number of days within which the Department of Natural Resources is required to hold a hearing for a person who holds an authorization to catch oysters and receives a citation for a certain offense; establishing that the D...
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2018-04-09
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1426EngrossRequiring the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission, in consultation with the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, to establish a workgroup of commercial oyster harvesters and other interested stakeholders in the State; requiring the workgroup to review c...
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB801EngrossAltering the purpose and use of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund; requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $1,000,000 to the Fund; r...
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1174EngrossAuthorizing a seafood dealer that uses a conveyor to load oysters from a boat into a truck to possess up to a 10% tolerance for undersized oysters and shells.
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2018-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1235IntroAuthorizing a grantor of certain preservation and conservation easements to transfer a tax credit allowed against the State income tax for the conveyance of the easements under certain circumstances; requiring the Maryland Environmental Trust to issu...
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2018-04-04
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB183EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to create an opportunity for a person directly purchasing an angler's license, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing license, or a hunting license and corresponding stamps through the electronic syst...
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2018-04-03
Second Reading Passed
MDHB1091EngrossEstablishing the Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Fund in the Department of Natural Resources; providing that the Fund consists of certain money and certain revenue; requiring the Fund to be used for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of ...
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2018-04-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1249EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to establish by regulation that the workday for tidal fish licensees who catch crabs using any gear may begin at a certain time on certain days in July as determined by the Department.
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2018-04-02
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1077EngrossSpecifying that the application fee for a structural shoreline stabilization project that impacts a wetland or waterway of a State-owned lake may not exceed $750; and requiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with the Department of ...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1171IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim March as Maryland Sportsmen and Sportswomen Month; and requiring the proclamation to urge the Department of Natural Resources and certain local departments to properly observe Maryland Sportsmen and Sportsw...
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2018-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1070IntroSpecifying that the application fee for a structural shoreline stabilization project that impacts a wetland or waterway of a State-owned lake may not exceed $250; and requiring the Department of the Environment, in conjunction with the Department of ...
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2018-03-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB46EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to require that a boating safety education course include information relating to carbon monoxide poisoning; requiring the Department to develop an informational brochure on the dangers of carbon monoxide...
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2018-03-20
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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)
MDHB1345IntroAuthorizing a local jurisdiction to authorize a residential major subdivision served by on-site sewage disposal systems, community sewerage systems, or shared systems in Tier III and Tier IV areas under certain circumstances; exempting certain reside...
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1547IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from issuing an authorization to catch crabs to a nonresident unless the state of residence of the nonresident issues a like crabbing license or authorization and makes the crabbing license or authoriza...
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB878IntroMaking permanent the Community Solar Energy Generating System Program; altering the definition of "qualified energy resources" as it relates to the clean energy production income tax credit; establishing the Maryland Megawatt Block Program in the Pub...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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
MDSB777IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to notify certain homeowners associations of certain applications for certain aquaculture leases to be issued in the Chesapeake Bay or in the Atlantic Coastal Bays.
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2018-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB926IntroEstablishing that the Department of Natural Resources may plant or allow to be planted only certain native oyster shell, including fossilized native oyster shell, of the species Crassostrea virginica for use as substrate for an oyster restoration, pr...
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2018-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1030IntroEstablishing the Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Fund in the Department of Natural Resources; providing that the Fund consists of certain money and certain revenue; requiring the Fund to be used for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of ...
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2018-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB1455IntroProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals as part of carrying out certain duties.
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2018-03-07
To House Environment and Transportation 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
MDHB636IntroExpanding to apply statewide the prohibition against the Department of Natural Resources restricting licensed bow hunters from carrying a handgun under certain circumstances.
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2018-03-06
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1237IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish areas in the Chesapeake Bay as part of the public shellfish fishery area if the areas have an oyster density, as determined by a biological survey, of at least one oyster per square meter; an...
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2018-03-05
To Senate Rules Committee
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
MDHB795IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to require that a boating safety education course include information relating to carbon monoxide poisoning; prohibiting a person from operating a motorboat with an enclosed accommodation compartment on t...
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2018-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
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
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