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2018 Regular Session



Forest Conservation – Technical Study and Programmatic Review

Sponsored by:

Delegate Healey


In the House - Third Reading Passed (114-25)

Synopsis:Requiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with certain entities, to undertake a technical study to review changes in forest cover and tree canopy in the State; requiring the study to include surveys and mapping and certain analyses related to forest conservation; requiring the Department to submit the study and a certain programmatic review to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 15, 2018; requiring the Department to convene a work session by November 30, 2018, to consider certain findings; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Healey, Barkley, Carr, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frush, Hayes, Hettleman, Hill, Jones, Korman, Lafferty, Lam, R. Lewis, Lierman, Luedtke, McIntosh, Morales, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, Robinson, Turner, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0610
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2018
Bill imposes a local government mandate which is a directive in a bill requiring a local government unit to perform a task or assume a responsibility that has a discernible fiscal impact on the local government unit
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Broad Subject(s):Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture, Department of
Chesapeake Bay
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Environment, Department of
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Legislative Services, Department of
Natural Resources, Department of
Planning, Department of
Publications -see also- Maryland Register

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May 11, 2018 2:05 P.M.