MD HB950 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 489
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing the Maryland Native Plants Program to respond to the increasing demand for, use of, and sale of native plants at retail garden centers and wholesale nurseries and to educate the public on native plants; requiring the Department of Agriculture to administer the Program in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension and to establish the "Maryland Natives" marketing program; requiring the University of Maryland Extension to hire an extension agent to serve as a native plant specialist for certain purposes; etc.

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Maryland Native Plants Program


Roll Calls

2023-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 134 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-07 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 43 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2023-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 489
2023-04-10HousePassed Enrolled
2023-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (134-5)
2023-04-10HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2023-04-07SenateThird Reading Passed (43-0)
2023-04-06SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-04-06SenateFavorable with Amendments {373626/1 Adopted
2023-04-06SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-20SenateReferred Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (133-2)
2023-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {313924/1 Adopted
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-02-13HouseHearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-10HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB836 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 490


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Agriculture10401(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10402(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10403(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10404(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10405(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10406(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture10407(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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