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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
MDSB1009PassAmending certain prior authorizations of State Debt to alter the requirement that certain grantees provide certain matching funds; extending the termination date of certain grants; altering the authorized uses of certain grants; and changing the name...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 626
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
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
MDHB1057PassEstablishing the Prince George's County Recreation Blue Ribbon Workgroup to study and make recommendations to the Prince George's County Council on improving access to certain programming, facilities, and opportunities, the potential costs, benefits,...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 218
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
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
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
MDHB876Engross

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Establishing the Maryland Forestry Education Fund to expand and enhance the Maryland Forestry Foundation's capacity to provide certain education and resources to forest landowners, the ability of district forestry boards and the knowledge of local go...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB835Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain requirements for approval of construction of a new retail service station on or after October 1, 2022, including a setback requirement and the construction of a certain number of electric charging stations; and requiring approvin...
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2022-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1332Intro

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Requiring the Department of Natural Resources and local governing bodies to construct a communication board in each public playground by October 1, 2027; defining "communication board" as a device that displays photos, symbols, or illustrations to en...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB791Intro

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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
MDHB1438Intro

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Requiring the State Emergency Medical Services Board to credit certain training and education completed by a certain park services associate toward certification as an emergency medical responder; prohibiting the EMS Board from charging certain fees ...
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2022-03-03
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB505Intro

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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
MDHB1395Intro

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Requiring certain leases executed by the Department of Natural Resources to include a provision requiring a lessee to maintain a border around the property sufficient to allow access by trail users and first responders and to ensure that the border i...
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2022-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB960Intro

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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

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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
MDHB171Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB680Intro

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Requiring the Department of Natural Resources and local governing bodies to construct a communication board in each public playground by October 1, 2027; defining "communication board" as a device that displays photos, symbols, or illustrations to e...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB522Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Child Safe Zone Program in the Department of Natural Resources to improve public safety at State and local parks, install signage in prominent areas of each State park identifying the parks as Child Safe Zones, and facilitate coordin...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB651Intro

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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
MDHB727Intro

Sine Die
Addressing 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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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB788Intro

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Establishing the Child Safe Zone Program in the Department of Natural Resources to improve public safety at State and local parks, install signage in prominent areas of each State park identifying the parks as Child Safe Zones, and facilitate coordin...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB606Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a certain individual registered with the State sex offender registry from moving to and residing within 1,000 feet of a school, a child care facility, a park, a playground, a school bus stop, or a place where children regularly congregate...
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2022-02-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB590Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from prohibiting an individual to whom a handgun permit has been issued from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun in a State park or forest.
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2022-02-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB732Intro

Sine Die
Expanding the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to make grants available to Charles County for the construction and maintenance of basketball courts at county parks with baseball fields; and requiring the governing body of Charles County to app...
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2022-02-03
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB515Intro

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Requiring the State Emergency Medical Services Board to credit certain training and education completed by a certain park services associate toward certification as an emergency medical responder; prohibiting the EMS Board from charging certain fees ...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB135Intro

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Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB376Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Outdoor Preschool License Pilot Program in the Maryland State Department of Education to license outdoor, nature-based early learning and child care programs in order to expand access to affordable, high-quality early learning progra...
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2022-01-27
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB282Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Workgroup on Screening Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences; requiring the Workgroup to take certain actions regarding screening related to adverse childhood experiences, including updating, improving, and developing screening to...
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2022-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB96Intro

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Expanding the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to make grants available to Charles County for the construction and maintenance of basketball courts at county parks with baseball fields; and requiring the governing body of Charles County to app...
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2022-01-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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