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ABATEMENT OF DRUG-RELATED NUISANCES WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Virginia P. Clagett, Co-Chair
Richard A. Sossi, Co-Chair
Barry Glassman
Rosetta C. Parker

Appointed by Chair, Judiciary Committee: Pauline H. Menes

Appointed by Chair, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee: Ralph M. Hughes

The Work Group considered legislation that would protect the property rights of commercial landowners while facilitating law enforcement to curtail drug-related nuisances.

In December 2004, the Work Group completed its review.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Virginia P. Clagett, Co-Chair
Rosetta C. Parker, Co-Chair
Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.
Richard A. Sossi

In April 2004, the Affordable Housing Work Group was formed by the Chair of the Environmental Matters Committtee. During the 2004 interim, the Work Group studied proposals which concern affordable rental and owner housing, as well as related topics, such as inclusionary zoning and community land trusts.

In December 2004, the Work Group completed its study.

AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION & OPEN SPACE SUBCOMMITTEE
In Jan. 2015, merged with Natural Resources Subcommittee to form Natural Resources, Agriculture and Open Space Subcommittee.

AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE
Functions subdivided into three separate subcomittees in January 2003.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Elizabeth Bobo, Co-Chair
Karen S. Montgomery, Co-Chair
Barbara A. Frush
Patrick N. Hogan

Appointed by Chair, Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee: Sandra B. Schrader

In April 2004, the Chair of the Environmental Matters Committee created what was first called the E-Waste Funding Work Group, and later became known as the Electronics Recycling Work Group. The Work Group studied the establishment and funding of a collection system for the disposal of electronic waste, such as computer monitors, televisions, cathode-ray tubes, and other envionmentally hazardous components.

In December 2004, the Work Group completed its review.

ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE
Reorganized in 1999 as Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee.

ETHICS SUBCOMMITTEE
Created in January 2003, reformed as Natural Resources and Ethics Subcommittee in January 2005.

GROUND RENT WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Doyle L. Niemann, Chair (410) 841-3326, (301) 858-3326
Pamela G. Beidle
Cheryl D. Glenn
Anne Healey
Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.
Stephen W. Lafferty
Tanya Thorton Shewell
Richard A. Sossi
Dana M. Stein

In February 2007, the Chair of the Environmental Matters Committee formed the Ground Rent Work Group. During the 2007 legislative session, the Work Group reviewed legislation dealing with ground rents.

HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE
Abolished in January 2003.

HEALTH & PUBLIC UTILITIES SUBCOMMITTEE
In 1999, reformed into two separate subcommittees.

HIGHWAY SAFETY & SPEED CAMERAS WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
William A. Bronrott, Co-Chair
Barry Glassman, Co-Chair
Joan F. Stern
Paul S. Stull

The Highway Safety and Speed Cameras Work Group formed in 2004 to consider legislation concerned with radar speed cameras, highway safety, teen driver safety, and graduated driver licensing.

HOUSING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., Co-Chair
Tony McConkey, Co-Chair
Richard A. Sossi

MOTOR VEHICLE ISSUES WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
John W. E. Cluster, Jr., Co-Chair
James E. Malone, Jr., Co-Chair

The Motor Vehicle Issues Work Group met in the 2004 interim to evaluate legislation concerned with the licensing and titling of all-terrain vehicles.

NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE
In Jan. 2015, merged with Agriculture, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space Subcommittee to form Natural Resources, Agriculture and Open Space Subcommittee.

NATURAL RESOURCES & ETHICS SUBCOMMITTEE
In January 2006, reformed as Natural Resources Committee.

NATURAL RESOURCES WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
J. B. Jennings, Chair
Michael H. Weir, Jr.

Appointed by Chair, Appropriations Committee: Joan Cadden

In 2004, the Natural Resources Work Group studied matters relating to fees for licenses and stamps within the Department of Natural Resources.

PUBLIC & PRIVATE FUNDRAISING FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Joan F. Stern, Chair
Rudolph C. Cane
Michael H. Weir, Jr.

The Public and Private Fundraising for the Chesapeake Bay Work Group in 2004 considered legislation to establish the Chesapeake Bay Recovery Fund.

PUBLIC UTILITIES SUBCOMMITTEE
Abolished in January 2003.

WETLANDS & WATERWAYS FUNDING WORK GROUP
Appointed by Chair, Environmental Matters Committee:
Barbara A. Frush, Co-Chair
Patrick N. Hogan, Co-Chair
Kumar P. Barve
J. B. Jennings

Appointed by Chair, Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee: Joan Carter Conway

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