MD HB698 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-9)
Status: Passed on May 8 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 475
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Repealing certain provisions of law that authorize under certain circumstances, a person to plant, cultivate, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in the State; repealing an authorization for the Department of Agriculture or an institution of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp; establishing an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to authorize and facilitate the research of industrial hemp and certain aspects for agricultural, industrial, or commercial purposes; etc.

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Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Pilot Program - Establishment


Roll Calls

2018-03-30 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-01 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (136-1) (Y: 137 N: 2 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2018-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 475
2018-04-05HouseReturned Passed
2018-04-04SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2018-04-03SenateSecond Reading Passed
2018-04-03SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2018-04-02SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2018-03-02SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2018-03-01HouseThird Reading Passed (136-1)
2018-02-27HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-02-27HouseFavorable with Amendments {680813/1 Report Adopted
2018-02-26HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2018-02-14HouseHearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-01-31HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation


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