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MDSB118PassDefining the terms "alcohol production" and "agricultural alcohol production"; authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definitions of "alcohol production" and "agricultural alcohol production" by local ordinance, resolution, law, or rule; and p...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 532
MDSB92PassAuthorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into an agreement with a county or other subdivision of the State to conduct surveys and perform other work related to noxious weeds or other plant species within the county or subdivision; providing ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 519
MDHB17PassAuthorizing the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation to use a fair market value determined in accordance with certain provisions of law for up to 2 years after the date on which the Foundation was first requested in writing to purchase ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
MDSB9PassAltering the scope of certain provisions of the Maryland Egg Law to include certain eggs produced from certain poultry; requiring shell eggs produced from poultry other than domesticated chickens to be sold by net quantity; authorizing the Secretary ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 496
MDSB23PassAltering certain classes of goods and services for which a person may register a mark; prohibiting a person from registering a certain name or surname as a mark; requiring an applicant for registration or renewal of a mark to submit 3 different speci...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 501
MDSB142PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process for an individual purchasing certain licenses and stamps in a certain manner to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; requiring the Department ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 536
MDHB90PassRepealing certain provisions of law relating to the authority of the County Commissioners of St. Mary's County to enter into certain installment purchase agreements and create debt to acquire the development rights for agricultural or forestry land a...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 47
MDSB189PassAuthorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to prac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 244
MDHB171PassAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with or destroying an equine used for a certain purpos...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 93
MDHB161PassRequiring each place of business at which a person is employed to apply fertilizer to certain nonagricultural property to have a certain certified professional fertilizer applicator on staff and be licensed annually by the Department of Agriculture; ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 88
MDSB244PassAuthorizing the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation to use a fair market value determined in accordance with certain provisions of law for up to 2 years after the date on which the Foundation was first requested in writing to purchase ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 27
MDSB242PassRepealing provisions of law authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a license to feed waterfowl; repealing certain license application requirements; repealing provisions of law concerning the establishment, approval, and use of certa...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 542
MDHB545PassAuthorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to prac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 243
MDHB549PassContinuing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2031, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authori...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 249
MDSB427PassAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use a shotgun or a breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the condit...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 454
MDHB687PassProhibiting the use of certain cost-sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost-sharing funds to be made available for certain fixed natural filter practices; prohibiting basing a re...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 304
MDSB597PassProhibiting the use of certain cost-sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost-sharing funds to be made available for certain fixed natural filter practices; prohibiting basing a re...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 305
MDHB848PassAltering the circumstances under which the Montgomery County Council may impose a tax on the transfer of agricultural land; providing that the tax does not apply to a transfer of agricultural land if the land was subject to the tax at the time of a p...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 342
MDHB889PassExempting from the property tax property that is owned by the Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc., and used exclusively for education of the public, encouraging agriculture in the State, assisting in the dissemination of information relating to agriculture, o...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 634
MDHB805PassAdding Montgomery County to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings used for agritourism from the Maryland Building Performance Standards; and exempting a building used for agritourism in Montgomery County from a certain building perm...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 331
MDSB802PassExempting from the property tax property that is owned by the Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc., and used exclusively for education of the public, encouraging agriculture in the State, assisting in the dissemination of information relating to agriculture, o...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 635
MDSB987PassRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, subje...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDHB1311PassAltering the eligibility criteria for an applicant for a tree expert license to be issued a license.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 456
MDSB300VetoProhibiting the aerial application of chlorpyrifos on or after October 1, 2020; prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State on or after December 31, 2020; establishing the Pesticide Transition Fund to support Maryland farmers in the transition ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB985VetoEstablishing the Office for the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Department of Agriculture; establishing the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Office to encourage certain units to try to achieve an overall percentage goal o...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1488VetoEstablishing the Office for the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Department of Agriculture; establishing the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Office to encourage certain units to try to achieve an overall percentage goal o...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB125VetoProhibiting the Board of Public Works from approving the acquisition of certain real property with an appraised value of at least $500,000 unless the Board has provided the Legislative Policy Committee with certain information; prohibiting the Board ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB209EngrossProhibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibi...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDSB313IntroProhibiting a store from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; requiring a store to charge and collect at least 10 cents for each durable carryout bag the store provides to a customer; authorizing a store to retain al...
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2020-03-18
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDHB1056EngrossRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of the Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, s...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (44-1)
MDSB144EngrossExtending, from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2023, the taxable years for which individuals or corporations may claim a State income tax credit for the expense of registering certain qualified vehicles in the State.
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2020-03-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB395EngrossSpecifying that funds in a certain renewable and clean energy programs account be used for the Maryland Healthy Soils Program; and requiring that $500,000 of the renewable and clean energy programs account be allocated to the Maryland Healthy Soils P...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1534EngrossEstablishing 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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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1438EngrossRequiring the processing of poultry litter for a certain alternative use, or the resulting product, to meet certain requirements; requiring a certain product to be able to be procured and handled or applied in a certain manner for a certain purpose; ...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1505EngrossAltering the mileage at which the owner of a Class F (tractor) vehicle that has been in operation for not more than 5 years is required to have the vehicle inspected, maintained, and repaired to 35,000 miles; and altering the mileage at which the own...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB229EngrossProhibiting the aerial application of chlorpyrifos on or after October 1, 2020; prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State on or after December 31, 2020; establishing the Pesticide Transition Fund to support Maryland farmers in the transition a...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB772EngrossRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a certain methodology for State agencies to estimate gre...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB799IntroRequiring a farm equipment manufacturer to make available diagnostic and repair documentation, updates, or information to an independent repair provider or owner of farm equipment to allow for the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of the farm equipme...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB828EngrossRequiring the State Department of Education, on behalf of certain sponsors, to submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture certain waivers relating to the federal Summer Food Service Program; requiring the Department to prepare and submit certain wa...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB707EngrossEstablishing the Task Force on the Tourism Industry in Maryland to review the need for additional funding, training, and other resources necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tourism industry in the State; providing for the composition...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB100EngrossIncreasing, from 29 to 30, the number of members of the Maryland Agricultural Commission appointed by the Governor; and requiring the Governor to appoint a member from a list of at least two nominees representing the hemp industry.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB412IntroRequiring that 0.5% of the funds in the Purse Dedication Account be allocated to the Maryland Horse Industry Fund to be used to fund and award grants to be used for the care, retraining, and promotion of retired racehorses; requiring the Maryland Hor...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB432EngrossAdding Charles 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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2020-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB839EngrossRepealing provisions on brewing company off-site permits, distillery off-site permits, and winery off-site permits; establishing a manufacturer's off-site permit with certain privileges; authorizing the Comptroller to issue a permit to the holder of ...
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2020-03-15
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1406EngrossRequiring a local jurisdiction to address middle housing as a component of the housing element of a certain plan; and requiring the housing element of a certain plan to state the number of additional housing units the local jurisdiction will need by ...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1240IntroAuthorizing the owner of a certain Class E (truck) "dump service registration" vehicle that is a farm vehicle to register the vehicle as a Class E "farm truck registration" vehicle; and providing for the calculation of the annual registration fee for...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1609EngrossClarifying 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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2020-03-13
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1312IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1349IntroEstablishing 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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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB505EngrossAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying an equine used for a certain purpo...
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2020-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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