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MDSB114PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to conduct pilot projects to demonstrate and evaluate new approaches for the management and control of nuisance organisms; and authorizing the holder of a commercial northern snakeh...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 528
MDSB142PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process for an individual purchasing certain licenses and stamps in a certain manner to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; requiring the Department ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 536
MDHB173PassClarifying certain provisions of law governing Sunday hunting in the State; establishing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to allow Sunday hunting under certain circumstances; altering the application of authorized Sunday hunting t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 95
MDHB143PassAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel", to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 75
MDHB236PassRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit certain reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provisions for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 123
MDSB219PassAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel" to mean one that has remained at a location for more than 60 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to take an abandoned v...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 76
MDSB242PassRepealing provisions of law authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a license to feed waterfowl; repealing certain license application requirements; repealing provisions of law concerning the establishment, approval, and use of certa...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 542
MDSB882PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study on methods of obtaining more accurate harvest data for the recreational striped bass fishery; requiring the study to examine certain issues relevant to obtaining more accurate harvest d...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 587
MDSB808PassAltering the date from June 1, 2019, to April 1, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to convene in a certain manner the Oyster Advisory Commission; altering the version of the fishery management plan for oysters that the De...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDHB911PassAltering the date from June 1, 2019, to April 1, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to convene in a certain manner the Oyster Advisory Commission; altering the version of the fishery management plan for oysters that the De...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 597
MDHB1131PassProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 430
MDSB1081PassAmending certain prior authorizations of State Debt to alter the requirement that certain grantees provide certain matching funds; extending the deadline for certain grantees to present certain evidence that a matching fund will be presented; extendi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 595
MDHB1397EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study on methods of obtaining more accurate harvest data for the recreational striped bass fishery; requiring the study to examine certain issues relevant to obtaining more accurate harvest d...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB25EngrossRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit a certain report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB257EngrossRequiring the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission to study adverse impacts to fish species and aquatic habitat caused by lost and abandoned crab pots, identify and assess practices and measures that could be implemented or adopted to mitigate the pro...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB863EngrossProhibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing certain wildlife for prizes or monetary awards; providing the Act may not be construed to prohibit a landowner, an agent, or a...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB918EngrossEstablishing the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care to coordinate a statewide initiative to prioritize the trauma-responsive and trauma-informed delivery of State services that impact children, youth, families and older adults; requiring the Commissi...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1129EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt turkey on a Sunday in Talbot County through participation in a certain junior hunt; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday in Talbot County with ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1130EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property in Talbot County on a Sunday during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, in...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1367EngrossRequiring the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on extending Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) commuter rail service to western Maryland; requiring the Department to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiri...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB460EngrossEstablishing the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to have the ability to analyze environmental and natural resource-related data and communicate effectively with State agencies and the public; providing for the a...
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2020-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB689IntroEstablishing a minimum fine of $2,000 and maximum fine of $3,000 for unlawfully taking oysters from a submerged land lease or water column lease under certain circumstances; requiring a person who unlawfully takes oysters from a submerged land lease ...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB948IntroRemoving the authorization to harvest oysters from the list of activities authorized under an unlimited tidal fish license; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to, by regulation, modify the total number of certain commercial oyster authoriz...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB640EngrossAltering the definitions of "certified historic structure" and "single-family, owner-occupied residence" to include a structure that is located on property that is owned by the Department of Natural Resources or one of its units and occupied by a per...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB678IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to reclassify an oyster sanctuary in which the oyster population has declined by 15% or more over a 10-year period as an oyster seed sanctuary; establishing the purpose of an oyster seed sanctuary; requ...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB1059IntroAltering the persons that the Department of Natural Resources is required to notify of applications for certain aquaculture leases to be issued in the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic Coastal Bays; requiring the Department to work with both a person th...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1285IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to reclassify an oyster sanctuary in which the oyster population has declined by 15% or more over a 10-year period as an oyster growth sanctuary; establishing the purpose of an oyster growth sanctuary; ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1296IntroAuthorizing the inclusion of a certain licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site in a regulated shooting area; authorizing a person to hunt captive raised mallard ducks from a licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site that is included i...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB925IntroEstablishing that, for certain areas of water or land or easements that have been subdivided in Garrett County or Allegany County, the Department of Natural Resources may acquire the area only if the acquisition of the area will not, when added to th...
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2020-02-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB55IntroAuthorizing a sole owner of a vessel to designate a beneficiary to take ownership of the vessel on the death of the owner; providing that a beneficiary may be indicated on a certificate of title for a vessel by the words "transfer-on-death" or "TOD" ...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB866IntroAuthorizing an individual who is serving in the armed forces of the United States to purchase a resident hunting license, resident bow and arrow stamp, resident black powder stamp, and resident bonus antlered deer stamp if the individual is stationed...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB68IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish an annual deer bow hunting season for North Point State Park; and requiring the Department to adopt, on or before October 1, 2020, and on or before July 1 each year beginning in 2021, regulat...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB1014IntroAuthorizing the inclusion of a certain licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site in a regulated shooting area; authorizing a person to hunt captive raised mallard ducks from a licensed offshore stationary blind or blind site that is included i...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1450IntroEstablishing the Food Waste Grant Program to provide grants to county boards or public schools to reduce food waste during afterschool activities; authorizing a county board of education or a public school to apply for a grant under the Program; requ...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1146IntroRequiring that the agricultural land transfer tax revenue attributable to transfers of parcels of land that are at least 80% woodland, rather than entirely woodland, be remitted by each county to the Comptroller for certain purposes; increasing, from...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1306IntroAuthorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define and govern the use of hydraulic clam dredges, subject to certain requirements; increasing the frequency with which the Department of Natural Resources must update the delin...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHJ12IntroEstablishing a commission to rename Negro Mountain; providing for the membership of the commission; and requiring the commission to provide certain information to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Maryland State Archives, the Maryland Geologica...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1390IntroRequiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to require the Department of Natural Resources within 60 days of the filing of a certain application with the Public Service Commission to complete a certain independent environmental and socioeconomic pro...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB998IntroAuthorizing a sole owner of a vessel to designate a beneficiary to take ownership of the vessel on the death of the owner; providing that a beneficiary may be indicated on a certificate of title for a vessel by the words "transfer-on-death" or "TOD" ...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB312IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property in Talbot County on a Sunday during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, in...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB437IntroProhibiting 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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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB500IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt turkey on a Sunday in Talbot County through participation in a certain junior hunt; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday in Talbot County with ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB582IntroAltering the purpose and authorized uses of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund to include protection and restoration of State-owned and State-managed lakes by removing sediment, treating contaminated sediment, preventing invasive species...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB629IntroAuthorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define and govern the use of hydraulic clam dredges, subject to certain requirements; increasing the frequency with which the Department of Natural Resources must update the delin...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB711IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to consider conflict resolution between shoreline property owners and water column aquaculture lease applicants before issuing the lease.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB877IntroAltering the purpose and authorized uses of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund to include protection and restoration of State-owned and State-managed lakes by removing sediment, treating contaminated sediment, preventing invasive species...
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2020-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB856IntroEstablishing a minimum fine of $2,000 and maximum fine of $3,000 for unlawfully taking oysters from a submerged land lease or water column lease under certain circumstances; requiring a person who unlawfully takes oysters from a submerged land lease...
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2020-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB741IntroRequiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to require the Department of Natural Resources, within 60 days of the filing of a certain application with the Public Service Commission, to complete an independent environmental and socioeconomic project ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB864IntroEstablishing that, for certain areas of water or land or easements that have been subdivided in Garrett County or Allegany County, the Department of Natural Resources may acquire the area only if the acquisition of the area will not, when added to th...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB950IntroAltering the persons that the Department of Natural Resources is required to notify of applications for certain aquaculture leases to be issued in the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic Coastal Bays; requiring the Department to work with both a person th...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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