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MDSB7PassRequiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 552
MDHB15PassRequiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 551
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
MDHB143PassAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 389
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
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
MDSB826PassEstablishing the Maryland Watermen's Microloan Program in the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation to provide loans to qualified commercial fishermen to continue commercial operations in the State; providing, begi...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 384
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
MDHB221PassAuthorizing an eligible sponsor organization providing recreational opportunities with grant funding from the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund to provide at no cost an angler's license and trout stamps, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing lice...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 90
MDSB665PassAuthorizing an eligible sponsor organization providing recreational opportunities with grant funding from the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund to provide at no cost an angler's license and trout stamps, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing lice...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 91
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
MDSB98Engross

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Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property during a certain time period on certain Sundays of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition...
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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
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
MDSB221Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to notify the Attorney General each time the Department initiates a certain administrative action; altering the enforcement authority of the Department under various provisions of law, including provisions ...
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2022-03-22
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB423Intro

Sine Die
Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB801Intro

Sine Die
Including infrastructure replacement project costs under the Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program in certain gas company base rates during a multiyear rate plan; and continuing an annual surcharge for eligible future infrastru...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1085Intro

Sine Die
Altering the components of fuels that qualify a generating facility as a Tier 1 renewable source under the renewable energy portfolio standard by altering the definitions of "qualifying biomass" and "thermal biomass system".
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1331Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain materials used in the State include coal ash as a component of the material; requiring certain offshore wind projects to give preference to certain cement materials beginning on June 1, 2022; requiring all contractors licensed ...
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2022-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1459Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a floral wire service to adopt clear and concise billing practices in dealings with local florists or third-party sellers; requiring a floral wire service to disclose to a customer when the floral wire service is buying from a floral wire s...
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2022-03-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1242Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Maryland Watermen's Microloan Program in the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation to provide loans to qualified commercial fishermen to continue commercial operations in the State; providing, begi...
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2022-03-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1332Intro

Sine Die
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

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
MDHB1033Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before December 1, 2022, to develop certain policies and recommendations to require at least 40% of overall spending on certain programs, projects, or investments to benefit certain overburdened comm...
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2022-02-18
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB402Intro

Sine Die
Altering the enforcement authority of the Department of the Environment under various provisions of law, including provisions relating to waterway construction and dam safety, tidal and nontidal wetlands, drinking water, and waterworks, wastewater wo...
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2022-02-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB783Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB903Intro

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Altering the components of fuels that qualify a generating facility as a Tier 1 renewable source under the renewable energy portfolio standard by altering the definitions of "qualifying biomass" and "thermal biomass system".
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance 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
MDSB680Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB596Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation 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
MDHB605Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Natural Resources Police Force, to develop, implement, and adhere to a hiring and promotion plan to transition the composition of the Natural Resources Police Force to reflect th...
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2022-02-01
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB345Intro

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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
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
MDHB116Intro

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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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