MARVIN MANDEL, Governor 1867
Approved May 21, 1973.
(Senate Joint Resolution 21)
Senate Joint Resolution directing the Department of Natural Resources to take
affirmative steps in increasing the mallard ducks on those areas that provide
suitable habitat for the mallard ducks.
WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources and its predecessor, in
recent years, have emphasized administration of the Department without too much
emphasis being placed on the reseeding of our diminishing stock of mallard ducks;
WHEREAS, the wetland and grain areas of the State of Maryland are natural
habitats for the mallard ducks: and
WHEREAS, the mallard duck population in the State of Maryland has been
greatly depleted because of the numerous predators and especially the raccoon,
who prey upon duck eggs and young ducklings; and
WHEREAS, mallard ducks can be very easily raised in their natural habitat in
the State of Maryland, through the Department of Natural Resources, could be a
great benefit to the replenishment of our dwindling supply of mallard ducks native
to our area by furnishing selected individuals, conservation groups, Boy Scouts,
etc. with ducklings which can be successfully raised under proper protection; and
WHEREAS, conservation is certainly important, but, like a farmer, it is
necessary to plant in order to receive a good crop; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the
Department of Natural Resources make an honest and sincere effort to replenish
the mallard duck population by supplying proper people and organizations with
young mallard ducklings and mallard ducks in Maryland; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Secretary of the
Department of Natural-Resources.
Approved May 21, 1973.
(Senate Joint Resolution 22)
Senate Joint Resolution requesting the [[Joint Budget and Audit Committee]]
House Committee on Ways and Means or the Senate Finance Committee be
designated by the Legislative Council to undertake a study of the license fees
imposed on various activities or businesses.
WHEREAS, The Maryland Tax Study published in 1964 contained detailed
listing of various license fees imposed by the State and remitted to the local
governments as well as a listing of license fees and charges imposed by local