2010 Regular Session


File Code: Natural Resources - Generally Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1257
Sponsored By:
Senators Conway, Currie, Forehand, Frosh, Harrington, Jones, King, Klausmeier, Kramer, Lenett, Madaleno, Middleton, Miller, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, and Zirkin
Natural Resources - No-Discharge Designation for Maryland Waters - Reports


Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to provide reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on the establishment of a no- discharge zone in all waters of the State; requiring a final report on or before December 1, 2011, that addresses the environmental impact of pollution from Type I and Type II marine sanitation devices, adequacy of pump-out facilities, enforcement recommendations, costs, and a review of federal law related to establishing 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.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) Rejected
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Sponsored by:

Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator David C. Harrington, District 47
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, 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


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 194732/01     Offered on: April 8, 2010   at: 12:29 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 433222/01     Offered on: April 8, 2010   at: 12:35 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Committee Votes :
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
April 5, 2010: Third Reading Passed (46-0)