2009 Regular Session


File Code: Natural Resources - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 549
Sponsored By:
Delegates Cane, Conway, Eckardt, Elmore, Haddaway, Haynes, Holmes, Malone, Mathias, McConkey, Rice, Rudolph, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Sossi, and Walkup
Sustainable Forestry Act of 2009


Declaring policy statements and findings relating to forests; revising provisions of law relating to the protection of forestry practices from specified private actions; establishing a Sustainable Forestry Council; altering the uses of specified funds; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to consider specified priorities when allocating the State's share of Program Open Space funds; authorizing the transfer of specified responsibilities from the Department of the Environment to the Department; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Annotated Code of Maryland
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Erosion -see also- Sediment Control; Shore Erosion
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Industry and Technology
Local Government Mandates
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Names -see also- Proper Names
Natural Resources, Department of
Nuisances -see also- Noise; Weeds
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Program Open Space
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Sediment Control
State Universities and Colleges
Zoning and Planning

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 2-501 , 2-502 )
Business Occupations and Professions
( 7-101 )
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-403 )
Article - 66B Land Use
( 3.05 )
Natural Resources
( 5-101 , 5-102 , 5-102.1 , 5-204 , 5-212 , 5-212 , 5-307 , 5-427 , 5-606 , 5-903 )
State Finance and Procurement
( 5-7A-01 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered