HB0177 (CH0789)

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Killing or Wounding Black Bears - Penalties - Exemption for Protection of Managed Honey Bee Colonies

Sponsored by:

Delegate McKay


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 789

Synopsis:Exempting an individual who kills or wounds a black bear in defense of the life of a honey bee in a honey bee colony managed by the individual on the individual's property from specified penalties, subject to a specified exception; and establishing that the exemption applies only if the individual has installed and properly maintained an electric fence.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates McKay, Beitzel, and Buckel
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Hunting and Fishing
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Dogs
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Natural Resources

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November 28, 2017 12:58 P.M.