HB0617 (CH0795)

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Natural Resources - Forest Conservation Act - Forest Conservation Thresholds and Afforestation and Reforestation Requirements

Sponsored by:

Delegate Healey


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 795

Synopsis:Clarifying that units of local government with planning and zoning authority may adopt specified forest conservation thresholds and afforestation and reforestation requirements as part of its local forest conservation program that are more stringent than specified forest conservation thresholds and reforestation requirements in State law.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Healey, B. Barnes, Carr, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frush, Gilchrist, Lafferty, and Robinson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0029
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Natural Resources

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.