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MDHB92PassProhibiting, subject to a certain exception, the use of State funds to purchase or plant an invasive plant species for an outdoor project on or after July 1, 2022; and providing that the prohibition does not apply if the plant species is commonly use...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 526
MDHB208PassRestricting a person that sells a neonicotinoid pesticide under certain provisions of law to selling a neonicotinoid pesticide only to a certain certified applicator or farmer; and requiring a person selling a neonicotinoid pesticide to store each ne...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 626
MDSB119PassEstablishing the Clean Water Commerce Account within the Bay Restoration Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to transfer $20,000,000 from the Fund to the Account for certain purposes beginning in fiscal year 2022 and each year thereafte...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 694
MDHB264PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
MDSB375PassRestricting a person that sells a neonicotinoid pesticide under certain provisions of law to selling a neonicotinoid pesticide only to a certain certified applicator or farmer; and requiring a person selling a neonicotinoid pesticide to store each ne...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 627
MDHB507PassEstablishing the Clean Water Commerce Account within the Bay Restoration Fund; requiring the Department of the Environment to transfer $20,000,000 from the Fund to the Account for certain purposes beginning in fiscal year 2022 and each year thereafte...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 695
MDHB581PassRequiring each essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; providing that an essential worker has the right to refuse to perform a certain task as provided under certain provisions of law;...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736
MDSB401PassAltering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions; applying...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 803
MDSB483PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDHB831PassEstablishing the Maryland Food System Resiliency Council; providing that the goals of the Council are to address the food insecurity crisis in the State due to the pandemic, develop recommendations to increase the long-term resiliency of the food sys...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 724
MDSB616PassAuthorizing a Baltimore City Soil Conservation District to be established and continued with boundaries corresponding to the boundaries of Baltimore City.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 621
MDHB815PassClarifying that certain provisions of law concerning the method of calculating a certain reduction in the State agricultural land transfer tax apply to a transfer under a contract of sale dated on or after July 1, 2019; clarifying that a certain exem...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 609
MDSB723PassEstablishing the Maryland Food System Resiliency Council; providing that the goals of the Council are to address the food insecurity crisis in the State due to the pandemic, develop recommendations to increase the long-term resiliency of the food sys...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 725
MDHB261PassAuthorizing a local government to require that certain persons who provide battery-charged fence security systems comply with certain laws, require certain persons who operate or install certain security systems to obtain certain registrations or per...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 407
MDHB991PassEstablishing the use of qualified conservation in a forest mitigation bank of all or a part of certain existing forests as a standard for meeting certain afforestation or reforestation requirements; altering the defined term "forest mitigation bankin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 645
MDSB51PassAuthorizing the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as a property manager of the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 276
MDHB269PassEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing an Urban Agriculture Grant Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organiza...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 319
MDSJ4Enroll

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Opposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2021-05-18
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 1
MDHB639PassAuthorizing the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as a property manager of the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center owned by and located within St. Mary's County.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 275
MDSB539PassExtending through December 31, 2023, the taxable years for which a qualified farm may claim a certain credit against the Maryland income tax for the donation of fresh farm products for human consumption; extending through December 31, 2023, the perio...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 171
MDHB752PassExtending through December 31, 2023, the taxable years for which a qualified farm may claim a certain credit against the Maryland income tax for the donation of fresh farm products for human consumption; extending through December 31, 2023, the perio...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 170
MDHB801PassAdding Calvert County to the list of counties where an existing agricultural building used for agritourism is not considered a change of occupancy that requires a building permit under certain circumstances.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
MDHB860PassEstablishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 284
MDSB692PassEstablishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDSB673PassEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing an Urban Agriculture Grant Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organiza...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 320
MDSB821PassRepealing certain provisions relating to brewing company, winery, and distillery off-site permits; establishing a manufacturer's off-site permit with certain privileges; authorizing the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to issue a brewery special event ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 359
MDHB1232PassRepealing certain provisions relating to brewing company, winery, and distillery off-site permits; establishing a manufacturer's off-site permit with certain privileges; authorizing the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to issue a brewery special event ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 360
MDSB344PassIncreasing from 87.5% to 100% the percentage of eligible costs for which State cost-sharing funds may be made available for projects that prevent or control agriculturally related nonpoint source water pollution.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 120
MDSB352PassRepealing provisions of law declaring that the existence of multiflora rose may be a certain nuisance on land used for agricultural production; repealing provisions of law requiring a person who owns land where multiflora rose is grown to maintain th...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 121
MDHB497PassRepealing a requirement that the owner of certain property repay all property taxes that would have been imposed if certain property tax credits had not been granted if the property ceases to be used for urban agricultural purposes; and applying the ...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 95
MDHJ1Engross

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Opposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB414Engross

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Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
MDHB1326Intro

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Repealing the exemption from the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for certain on-call employees; requiring employers to allow employees to use earned sick and safe leave during a public health emergency; requiring certain employers to provide em...
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2021-04-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB737Engross

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Providing that Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain programs to participate in and receive compensation from certain markets, credits, or programs unde...
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2021-03-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB755Engross

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Authorizing an eligible sponsor organization providing recreational opportunities with grant funding from the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund to provide at no cost an angler's license and trout stamps, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing lice...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB536Intro

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Exempting an organization that offers agricultural exhibitions and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from a certain stormwater charge established by Montgomery County.
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2021-03-22
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
MDHB1025Intro

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Requiring the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources, to establish a certain program to address the illegal use of carbofuran and to eliminate stockpiles of carbofuran in the State; prohibiting a person fr...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB358Intro

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Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim January 14 as Pongal Day, Pongal being one of the main festivals celebrating the importance of the harvest in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India, Sri Lanka, and many other countries.
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2021-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB104Engross

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Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB8Intro

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Specifying that funds in a certain renewable and clean energy programs account within the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund be used for the Maryland Healthy Soils Program; requiring that $500,000 of the renewable and clean energy programs acc...
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2021-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB33Intro

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Establishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB41Engross

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Establishing the Maryland State Bank Task Force; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to review and evaluate, in a certain manner, the creation of a Maryland State Bank that would support econ...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB220Intro

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Establishing a clean energy attribute credit standard for certain purposes; repealing certain provisions relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard; stating certain findings of the General Assembly; stating certain policies of the State rega...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB841Intro

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Establishing an exemption from the Maryland Wage and Hour Law for an individual employed at an agricultural stand, a retail farm, or a farmers' market that primarily sells agricultural products that the employer has produced.
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB490Intro

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Providing that specified provisions of law related to the sale of livestock apply to specified deer; providing that the Maryland Wholesome Meat Act applies to specified deer; establishing the Deer Management Permit Pilot Program in Montgomery County ...
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2021-03-11
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB146Engross

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Requiring the Department of Agriculture to report to the General Assembly by October 1, 2021, on spay and neuter programs that are not receiving funding from the Spay/Neuter Fund, the market capacity for increasing the fees assessed on each brand nam...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB232Engross

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Increasing, 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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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB249Intro

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Altering a certain licensing requirement for producing hemp in the State; prohibiting the Department of Agriculture from issuing a license to a person to produce hemp if the Department determines that the land subject to a license application is loca...
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2021-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB779Intro

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Reducing on a certain timetable certain annual report filing fees paid by corporations and other business entities to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
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2021-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB562Intro

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Altering a certain licensing requirement for producing hemp in the State; prohibiting the Department of Agriculture from issuing a license to a person to produce hemp if the Department determines that the land subject to a license application is loca...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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