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Baltimore County, Md., Code § 30-1-201(b)(2)(ii)(2) (current through Oct. 12, 2017)
Brief Summary
Allows hunting on county land if part of a Deer Cooperator Program (hunting to reduce overpopulation of wildlife); program requires that venison be donated to food banks or other charitable organization.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Reach
Limited scope. It relates to a voluntary program.
Food System Category: Distribute, Surplus/Waste
State: Maryland
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Baltimore
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "All venison shall be donated to a food bank or other charitable organization…." Sec. 30-1-201(b)(2)(ii)(2).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Reduce the wildlife population of protected wildlife determined to be overpopulated. § 30-1-201(b)(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Unclear. § 30-1-201; There are definitions of terms in various places, such as "hunting" and "weapon.".
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Provided at §§ 30-1-301(a), (b).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Article 30 (Recreation and Parks), Title 1 (Administration and Regulation of Parks), Subtitle II (Regulation of Park Activities), Section 30-1-201 (Prohibited Activities). History: Bill No. 114-99, § 5, 7-1-2004; Bill. No. 42-16 , § 2, 8-21-2016; 1988 Code, 29-7.