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Maryland Legislation

HB 540 Prohibits Leghold and Body-Gripping Traps in Montgomery County [2011]

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Update: HB 540 was put on hold without a vote by the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee.

Bill description: House Bill 540 prohibits using, setting, placing or maintaining a leghold or body-gripping trap in Montgomery County. The bill exempts traps set by the Department of Natural Resources and traps set on farmland by the property’s owner, tenant or agent.

Read the full text of the bill here.

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