MD HB389 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 435
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing the State Specialist for Value-Added Agriculture as a position in the Department of Agriculture to serve as the primary point of contact for individuals engaging in, or interested in engaging in, value-added agriculture in the State; and requiring the Specialist to provide information regarding State and federal regulations related to value-added agriculture and to act as a liaison between State and federal partners involved in value-added agriculture.

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Department of Agriculture - State Specialist for Value-Added Agriculture


Roll Calls

2023-04-06 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 435
2023-04-06HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-06SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2023-04-04SenateFavorable Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-03SenateReferred Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-02HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2023-02-28HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-02-28HouseFavorable with Amendments {453524/1 Adopted
2023-02-27HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-01-27HouseHearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-26HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB34 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 436


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Agriculture2106(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture22201(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture22202(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments