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Session Laws, 1993
Volume 772, Page 1083   View pdf image
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WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER, Governor                           Ch. 68

(House Bill 1536)

AN ACT concerning

Culling Standards for Imported Oysters

FOR the purpose of authorizing the importation, possession, and sale in Maryland of any
oysters that have been legally harvested in another state; making this Act an
emergency measure; providing for the termination of this Act; and generally
relating to culling standards for imported oysters.

BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
Article - Natural Resources
Section 4-1015(d)
Annotated Code of Maryland
(1989 Replacement Volume and 1992 Supplement)

MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:

Article - Natural Resources


(d) The provisions of this subtitle relating to the inspection and culling of oysters
and the imposition of penalties for any violation of the cull law apply to oysters in the
shell found anywhere within the State, whether afloat or ashore, and whether said oysters
have been caught within the waters of the State or shipped or brought into the State.
However, oysters containing more than 5 percent shells or small oysters legally taken from
[privately owned] beds outside the State may be admitted if:

(1)     Inspected by the Department prior to storage in a shucking house; and

(2)     Accompanied by a bill of sale or bill of lading issued by the [private
planters] PERSON selling the cargo or an appropriate certificate from the authorities of
the state of origin, certifying that the cargo was caught from [privately owned] oyster
beds in the state of origin and that the oysters were caught in full compliance with the
laws of that state.

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act is an emergency
measure, is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and safety, has
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, and shall take effect from the date it is
enacted. It shall remain effective until July 1, 1994, and, on that date with no further
action required by the General Assembly, this Act shall be abrogated and of no further
force and effect.

Approved April 13, 1993.

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