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J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor                     1155

the restrictions applicable to boats engaged in dredging oysters in
order to permit at certain times, EXCEPT IN DORCHESTER
AND TALBOT COUNTY DREDGING WATERS such a boat
to have and use mechanical motive power supplied by the auxiliary
yawl boat carried on the dredge boat; and to authorize the Depart-
ment of Chesapeake Bay Affairs to regulate such dredging and
the catch from such dredging.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
The Section 701 (a) of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Maryland
(1957 Edition), title "Natural Resources," subtitle "Oysters and
Clams," be and it is hereby repealed and re-enacted, with amend-
ments, to read as follows:

701.

(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner, captain or master, or any
member of the crew of any boat capable of self-propulsion by any
motor, turbine or other engine attached to said boat, to have on board
such boat, or in tow, or to permit on board or in tow, any scoop,
scrape, dredge or similar instrument used in dredging, or any winch,
spool, winder or other tackle used in dredging, unless said boat be
licensed to dredge on leased land, or unless said boat be engaged in
taking seed oysters under the surveillance and with the permission of
the Department of Tidewater Fisheries. Notwithstanding any other
provisions of this section and subtitle, it shall be lawful, EXCEPT
IN DORCHESTER AND TALBOT COUNTY DREDGING WATERS
for any boat engaged in dredging operations, on any Monday or Tues-
day, to have and use mechanical motive power supplied by the
auxiliary yawl boat carried on the dredge boat. As to any such
Monday and Tuesday and the use of an auxiliary yawl boat thereon,
the Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs by regulation may put
a maximum limit upon the total catch of either or both days, for the
purpose of assuring the quality, conservation, and continued supply
of oysters in the areas affected.

SEC. 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, THAT THIS ACT
SHALL EXPIRE AUTOMATICALLY AND WITHOUT ANY FUR-
THER ACTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON MARCH 15,
1967.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act is hereby declared
to be an emergency measure and necessary for the immediate preser-

vation of the public health and safety and having been passed by a

yea and nay vote supported by three fifths of all the members elected

to each of the two houses of the General Assembly, the same shall
take effect from the date of its passage.

SEC. 2 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, THAT THIS ACT
SHALL TAKE EFFECT JUNE 1, 1966.

Approved May 6, 1966.

 

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