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MDHB75PassIncreasing, from 29 to 30, the number of members of the Maryland Agricultural Commission appointed by the Governor; and requiring the Governor to appoint one member from a list of at least two nominees representing the hemp industry.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 459
MDSB121PassAltering the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund; establishing the Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program and Fund to provide grants to food banks and charitable emergency food providers to alleviate foo...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480
MDHB855PassEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Water and Power Infrastructure Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and community gardens and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing the Urban Agricult...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 393
MDHB22PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDSB67PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDSB348PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB437PassRequiring the University of Maryland Extension to hire an extension agent dedicated to urban farm production methods and crop management and an extension agent dedicated to urban farm and agribusiness management; requiring the agents to perform certa...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDHB540PassRequiring the University of Maryland Extension to hire an extension agent dedicated to urban farm production methods and crop management and an extension agent dedicated to urban farm and agribusiness management; requiring the agents to perform certa...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 172
MDHB653PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost-sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
MDHB147Engross

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Altering the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund; establishing the Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program and Fund to provide grants to food banks and charitable emergency food providers to alleviate foo...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (130-3)
MDHB854Enroll

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Repealing the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund and the Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing; establishing the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing in the Department of Commerce as the successor to the Advisory...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1216Engross

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Altering the purpose and contents of and the requirements and qualifications under the Urban Agriculture Grant Fund; requiring nonprofit organizations that receive a grant for purposes of distribution to urban agricultural producers to distribute at ...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDSB942Enroll

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Establishing the Urban Agriculture Water and Power Infrastructure Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and community gardens and improve access to urban-grown foods; and establishing the Urban Agri...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB1478Intro

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Altering the definition of "hemp" and "hemp product" in provisions of law relating to the Hemp Farming Program; and authorizing a person that produces hemp or a hemp product in accordance with the Program to include the hemp or hemp product in consum...
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2022-04-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB1006Engross

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Altering the definition of "hemp" and "hemp product" in provisions of law relating to the Hemp Farming Program; and authorizing a person that produces hemp or a hemp product in accordance with the Program to include the hemp or hemp product in consum...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (132-0)
MDHB15Enroll

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Requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB541PassAddressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB698Enroll

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Repealing the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund and the Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing; establishing the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing in the Department of Commerce as the successor to the Advisory...
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2022-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB7Enroll

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Requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to classify certain plants as a tier 1 or tier 2 invasive plant; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to create, maintain, and publish on its website a list of plant species native to the State; requiri...
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2022-04-04
Returned Passed
MDHB156Engross

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Authorizing a local government to establish procedures for a qualifying farmer or partner organization to apply to designate an area as an urban agricultural incentive zone; authorizing a local government to designate an urban agricultural incentive ...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB601Engross

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Providing for the establishment of a Baltimore City Soil Conservation District with boundaries that correspond to the boundaries of the City; adding Baltimore City to a geographic area from which the Secretary of Agriculture appoints the soil conserv...
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2022-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1064Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of Agriculture to publish a fact sheet on the protection of pets in the event of an eviction or other loss of possession of real property to be included with a certain notice or summons; requiring a landlord to provide inform...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB387Intro

Sine Die
Transferring the regulation of pesticides, plant diseases, and mosquitos in the State from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Environment.
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB268Intro

Sine Die
Transferring the regulation of pesticides, plant diseases, and mosquitos in the State from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Environment.
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2022-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB570Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to require the submission of a certain affidavit relating to mosquito control products and PFAS chemicals for the purpose of certain provisions of law relating to the registration of pesticides in the State; pro...
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2022-02-15
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1311Intro

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Restricting the use of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund to certain purposes directly related to addressing pollution from wastewater treatment facilities, on-site sewage disposal systems, sewer systems, and stormwater management systems; repealing...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1070Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the On-Farm Composting and Compost Use Grant Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; establishing a solid waste disposal surcharge to be paid, on a quarterly basis beginning April 1, 2023, to the Comptroller by owners or operators of refuse ...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB816Intro

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Requiring the Department of Agriculture to develop and publish a fact sheet on the care and protection of pets in the event of an eviction or other loss of possession of real property to be included with a certain notice or summons; requiring a sheri...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB727Intro

Sine Die
Addressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB345Intro

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Stating the findings of the General Assembly relating to equine activities; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State have a right to engage in equine activities subject to regulations and restrictions under laws en...
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2022-01-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB116Intro

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Stating the findings of the General Assembly relating to equine activities; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State have a right to engage in equine activities subject to regulations and restrictions under laws en...
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2022-01-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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