2010 Regular Session


File Code: Natural Resources - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 513
Sponsored By:
Delegates Holmes, Barkley, Bartlett, Beidle, Bobo, Bronrott, Carr, Costa, DeBoy, Frush, Gilchrist, Glenn, Guzzone, Healey, Hucker, Kelly, Kullen, Lafferty, Malone, Niemann, Rosenberg, and Stein
Natural Resources - Vessels - No-Discharge Designation for Maryland Waters


Clarifying provisions relating to the duties of operators of vessels with respect to the overboard discharge of treated and untreated sewage into the waters of the State; increasing the maximum amount of the penalty for violations of specified provisions to $10,000; authorizing specified officers to enforce specified provisions of law and to inspect specified vessels; and requiring the State to initiate a process with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate Maryland waters as a no-discharge zone.

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 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Boats and Ships
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Federal Government
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Natural Resources, Department of
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 8-741 , 8-741 , 8-741 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered