March Updates

Bills of Interest

Annapolis TestimonyHouse Bills 1 & 40 / Senate Bill 145, Prohibition on Dredging Buried Shell at Man O'War Shoals
OPPOSE
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testimony: House and Senate

House Bill 298 / Senate Bill 448, Tributary-Scale Sanctuaries
OPPOSE
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testmony: House
- Read the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Testimny here.
Favorable report with ammendments by both Committees, vote tally here and here.

House Bill 348 / Senate Bill 362, Shell as Substrate
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testimony: Senate
Unfavorable report by Committee - withdrawn.

Senate Bill 683
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: Senate

House Bill 720 / Senate Bill 830, FMP for Oysters
OPPOSE
- Written Testimony: Senate

House Bill 921 / Senate Bill 1036, Conowingo WQC - Debris Removal
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: House

Also of Interest:
House Joint Resolution 8 / Senate Joint Resolution 4, Conowingo Dam - Pollution Cleanup
SUPPORT


11 March 2019
Exelon, MD Spar Over Who is Responsible for Nutrients Passing Over Dam
Bay Journal

Property Values Endangered Along Coast Due to Sea Level Rise: Report
DelMarVa Now

10 March 2019
Senators Join Effort to Boost Funding for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
Daily Press

9 March 2019
Draft Oyster Management Plan Published Among Debate in General Assembly
Capital Gazette

8 March 2019
Harrisonburg Public Works Starts New Project to Help Local Watershed
WHSV 3

7 March 2019
Fees and Bans Reduce Plastic Pollution, Change Behavior
Bay Journal

6 March 2019
Chicken-Rendering Plant Expansion Draws Critics on Eastren Shore
Bay Journal

5 March 2019
Maryland Senate Passes Proposed Styrofoam Ban
The Hill

4 March 2019
Farmers See Major Improvements in New Clean Water Proposal
Penn Live

1 March 2019
State, Federal Efforts Take Aim at Conowingo Dam
Kent County News