2016 Legislation

During the legislative session, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources follows many bills that may impact the agency and the customers it serves. For more information on legislation concerning Natural Resources or Hunting and Fishing, please visit the Maryland General Assembly website.

If the department provides written testimony for any bill, that testimony will be posted below after the hearing. To read individual bills, fiscal notes and to obtain complete information about hearings and voting sessions, visit the Maryland General Assembly website.​

Briefings and Presentations

Maryland Oyster Restoration Overview - House Environment and Transportation Committee - Secretary Mark Belton, David Goshorn, PhD., Assistant Secretary, and David Blazer, Fisheries Service Director
February 2, 2016

Testimony of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources – House Appropriations Committee – Program Open Space Briefing - Secretary Mark Belton
January 28, 2016

Testimony of Department of Natural Resources - Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Briefing - Secretary Mark Belton
January 19, 2016

Department Bills

  • HB 0062 - Natural Resources - Fishing and Hunting Licenses (PASSED)
  • HB 0063 - Natural Resources - Fishing - Regulation and Use of Commercial Finfish Trotlines (PASSED)
  • HB 0065 - Tree Expert License - Application and Renewal - Repeal of Sunset Provision (PASSED)
  • HB 1506 - Natural Resources - Wildlife and Hunting

Contact Information

Allison L.M. Cordell
Legislative Director
580 Taylor Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401
 
Phone: (410) 260-8112