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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
MDHB716PassAltering the membership of the Patuxent River Commission by increasing the voting membership from 34 to 36 members and including 1 individual representing an organization or unit of local government engaged in watershed management and restoration, th...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
MDHB108VetoRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB524VetoRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% sta...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
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
MDHB869PassRequiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Asse...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 465
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
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
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
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
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
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
MDSB228PassAltering certain purposes of the Maryland Corps Program by allowing participants to transition to the workforce as well as to higher education institutions; requiring that Program funds be used to expand the Chesapeake Conservation Corps and the Mary...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 37
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
MDSB945Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB88Engross

Sine Die
Establishing certain State policy goals with regard to the State's electric distribution system; requiring the Public Service Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration to provide assistance and support to electric companies for applying for a...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB43Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of General Services to establish and periodically update standards for State buildings to conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds; requiring the Maryland Green Building Council to include the standards in any re...
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2022-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1415Intro

Sine Die
Defining "agricultural land management practices" as it relates to exemptions from the requirement to develop and adhere to a grading and sediment control plan under certain circumstances.
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2022-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
MDHB505Intro

Sine Die
Requiring certain land use regulations applicable in Montgomery County to require that an applicant sign a certification for a forest conservation plan exemption application, a natural resources inventory/forest stand delineation, a forest mitigation...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB960Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "qualified conservation" for purposes of provisions of law related to forest mitigation banks; and extending the deadline from 2 years to 5 or from 3 growing seasons to 6 for the Department of Natural Resources to accomplis...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1031Intro

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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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB651Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "qualified conservation" for purposes of provisions of law related to forest mitigation banks; and extending the deadline for the Department of Natural Resources to accomplish the reforestation or afforestation for which ce...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB593Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to apply, on or before July 1, 2022, to the Department of the Environment and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits to dredge buried oyster shells on certain oyster bars; and requiring that any she...
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2022-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB525Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Distribution System Planning Workgroup to study issues related to energy distribution planning and implementation; requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations on or before January 1, 2024, related to energy distribut...
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2022-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB345Intro

Sine Die
Stating the findings of the General Assembly relating to equine activities; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State have a right to engage in equine activities subject to regulations and restrictions under laws en...
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2022-01-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB116Intro

Sine Die
Stating the findings of the General Assembly relating to equine activities; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State have a right to engage in equine activities subject to regulations and restrictions under laws en...
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2022-01-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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