2007 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 532
Sponsored By:
Delegates V. Clagett, Ali, Barnes, Bartlett, Barve, Beidle, Bobo, Boteler, Bronrott, Dumais, Frush, Gilchrist, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Holmes, Hucker, Ivey, Kach, N. King, Lafferty, Lawton, Mathias, McHale, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Rosenberg, Shewell, Stein, Stukes, Waldstreicher, Glassman, Glenn, Kipke, Niemann, Stull, and Weir
Natural Resources - Diamondback Terrapin - Take and Possession


Repealing the requirement that the Department of Natural Resources prepare a fishery management plan for the diamondback terrapin; prohibiting the take or possession of diamondback terrapin for commercial purposes; prohibiting the possession of a specified number of diamondback terrapin for noncommercial purposes; providing for specified exceptions; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council, to adopt specified regulations before issuing specified permits; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (127-10)
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Delegates Holmes, V. Clagett, and O'Donnell
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (136-2)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Klausmeier)
Special Order 4/4 (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Klausmeier) Adopted (27-20)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-1)
Senate Refuses to Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Senators Dyson, Pinsky, and Britt
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (42-3)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 118

Sponsored by:

Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Barry Glassman, District 35A
Delegate Cheryl Glenn, District 45
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Tanya Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Boats and Ships
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Excise Tax
Fish and Fishing -see also- Aquaculture; Gill Nets
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Natural Resources -see also- Conserv; Forest & Park; Wildlds
Natural Resources, Department of
Rules and Regulations
Sales and Use Tax

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 4-215 , 4-902 , 4-903 , 8-716 , 8-716 , 8-716.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 750916/01     Offered on: March 13, 2007   at: 10:18 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 923128/01     Offered on: April 4, 2007   at: 11:05 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Conference Committee Documents (Displayed in PDF Format):
Report Number: 743021/1     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 11:18 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Amendment Number: 313920/1     Offered on: April 9, 2007   at: 11:18 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 15, 2007: Third Reading Passed (127-10)
April 6, 2007: Third Reading Passed (136-2)
March 31, 2007: Floor Amendment (Klausmeier) {923128/1 Adopted (27-20)
April 1, 2007: Third Reading Passed (46-1)
April 4, 2007: Third Reading Passed (42-3)