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MDSB86PassRequiring certain leases executed by the Department of Natural Resources to include a provision requiring a lessee to maintain unobstructed access to trail heads by trail users and first responders and ensure that trail heads remain free of obstructi...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDSB830PassEstablishing various programs, goals, research requirements, planning requirements, and funding requirements related to oyster spat, oyster shells, and oyster substrate; requiring the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corp...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 574
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
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
MDSB64PassExempting the repair, renovation, reconstruction, or expansion of certain existing structures owned by the State or the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City in the Beach Erosion Control District from a certain prohibition under certain circumstances ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
MDHB784PassEstablishing the Irreplaceable Natural Areas Program in the Department of Natural Resources to preserve Maryland's native biodiversity on State-owned land managed by the Department; requiring the Department, by July 1, 2023, to adopt regulations desi...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 420
MDHB749PassEstablishing the Maryland Park Explorers Grant Pilot Program in the Department of Natural Resources to provide Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County with funds to establish local Park Explorers Pilot Programs; requiring the Pilot Programs to targe...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 470
MDSB695PassEstablishing the Voluntary Firewood Treatment Certification Program in the Department of Natural Resources to certify forest product operators who export firewood to other states and use heat treatment and other procedures to prevent the presence of ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 476
MDHB1140PassEstablishing the Voluntary Firewood Treatment Certification Program in the Department of Natural Resources to certify forest product operators who export firewood to other states and use heat treatment and other procedures to prevent the presence of ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 475
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
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
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
MDSB679PassRequiring that certain funds credited to the Fair Hill Improvement Fund be used exclusively for the grounds and facilities within the special event area at Fair Hill; authorizing the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 269
MDHB884PassRequiring that whenever the Department of Natural Resources identifies an old-growth forest on State conservation land, the land shall be managed in a way that prohibits logging; and providing that nothing in the Act may be interpreted to prohibit th...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 339
MDHB52PassProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; requiring that fines and restitution impo...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 235
MDSB348PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB381PassProhibiting 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; requiring that fines and restitut...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB653PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost-sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDSB673PassAltering the authority of the Secretary of Natural Resources with respect to hiring, promoting, and transferring employees of the Natural Resources Police Force; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to include advertising that is targeted to...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 203
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
MDSB178PassAltering a requirement for an applicant to make a certain certification relating to the availability of federal funds for a certain project on an application for a certain local projects grant under Program Open Space.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 87
MDHB706Engross

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Establishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-04-11
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB140Engross

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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

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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

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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

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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
MDSB541PassAddressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDHB1228PassEstablishing various programs, goals, research requirements, planning requirements, and funding requirements related to oyster spat, oyster shells, and oyster substrate; requiring the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corp...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 30
MDSB945Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembl...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB974Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the State to exchange real property owned by the State for the use and benefit of the Department of Natural Resources with private real property under certain circumstances; etc.
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2022-03-31
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB497Engross

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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
MDHB936Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs to meet the full generation capacity authorized under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; and req...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1279Intro

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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
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
MDSB537Engross

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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
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

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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
MDSB979Intro

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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

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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
MDSB791Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing a Land Preservation Rapid ...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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