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MDHB252PassAuthorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definition of agritourism by local ordinance, resolution, law, or rule; providing for the application of the Act to charter counties; and defining "agritourism" as an activity conducted on a farm that is ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 672
MDSB571PassAuthorizing a landowner, without the approval of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, to erect and display on land subject to a certain easement a certain sign or outdoor advertising display for a certain purpose; authorizing the F...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 644
MDSB848PassAltering the method by which an individual or a corporation may claim a credit against the State income tax for certain expenses related to certain wineries and vineyards in the State; extending for 3 years a certain termination provision for the cre...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 614
MDSB885PassAltering the statutory formula that determines the compensation required to be paid to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund on condemnation of land under a certain easement held by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation; r...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 622
MDSB1140PassDefining the term "child" for the purposes of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation to mean a biological child, an adopted child, or a stepchild, not to include a foster child, a grandchild, or a descendant more remote than a grandch...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 623
MDSB203PassAltering the type of fertilizer and the application rate at which the fertilizer may be applied to turf by a professional fertilizer applicator during a certain time of the year; altering certain restrictions on the application of a fertilizer contai...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 548
MDHB698PassRepealing 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...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 475
MDHB1116PassAdding Carroll County and Howard County to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings engaged in agritourism from a certain permit requirement; providing for the number of people allowed to occupy a building engaged in agritourism in Car...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 493
MDHB646PassEstablishing a 5% tolerance from the gross vehicle weight limits for certain vehicles used in certain agricultural activities during harvest time under certain circumstances; and limiting the distance within which a certain vehicle operating under a ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
MDHB1351PassAuthorizing a landowner to use a portion of the land subject to an easement to hold certain special occasion events for commercial purposes under certain circumstances; specifying that a certain approval granted by the Maryland Agricultural Land Pres...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 492
MDSB991PassEstablishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Farmers; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission to assist in the repayment of a higher education loan obtained for tuition, educ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDHB972PassRequiring a holder of a Class 4 limited winery license to own or have under contract at least 20 acres of grapes or other fruit in cultivation for use in the production of wine in the State or to ensure that at least 51% of the ingredients used in th...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 542
MDSB1069PassEstablishing a 5% tolerance from the gross vehicle weight limits for certain vehicles used in certain agricultural activities during harvest time under certain circumstances; and limiting the distance within which a certain vehicle operating under a ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 495
MDHB1532PassEstablishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Farmers; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission to assist in the repayment of a higher education loan obtained for tuition, educ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 404
MDSB1201PassEstablishing an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to authorize and facilitate the research of industrial hemp and any aspect of growing, cultivating, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, transporting, marketing, or selling industrial hemp for agricultu...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 476
MDHB198PassProviding an exemption from the inheritance tax for real property subject to a certain perpetual conservation easement that passes from a decedent to a niece or nephew of the decedent; requiring the recapture of certain inheritance tax under certain ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 293
MDHB400PassRequiring the State, a county, or a bicounty agency to provide to a municipality certain notification at least 24 hours before the State, county, or bicounty agency sprays a pesticide to control mosquitos within the municipality; and providing a cert...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 296
MDSB389PassRepealing provisions of law relating to the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact; repealing the State's agreement to enter into the compact; repealing the statutory provisions reciting the compact; repealing provisions relating to the appointment, term...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 292
MDHB452PassRepealing provisions of law relating to the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact; repealing the State's agreement to enter into the compact; repealing the statutory provisions reciting the compact; repealing provisions relating to the appointment, term...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 291
MDHB515PassRequiring the Department of Agriculture to conduct a study to assess the adverse financial impact of the invasive weed Palmer amaranth on the agricultural industry in the State and to determine the necessary actions each stakeholder must take to redu...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 246
MDHB620PassExtending from 3 to 5 years the certification period for certain county agricultural land preservation programs that the Department of Planning and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation determine are consistently effective in the ach...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 294
MDSB675PassRequiring certain research facilities using dogs or cats for scientific research purposes to take certain steps to provide for the adoption of a certain dog or cat that is no longer needed for research purposes; authorizing certain research facilitie...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB696PassAltering the composition of a scenic river advisory board in Carroll County if the scenic or wild river for which the board was created flows through Carroll County and one or more other counties.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 271
MDSB601PassAltering the composition of a scenic river advisory board in Carroll County if the scenic or wild river for which the board was created flows through Carroll County and one or more other counties.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 270
MDHB1141PassAltering the application of certain provisions of law exempting agricultural buildings used for agritourism from a certain permit requirement to apply statewide.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 241
MDHB1229PassAuthorizing a landowner, without the approval of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, to erect and display on land subject to a certain easement a certain sign or outdoor advertising display for a certain purpose; authorizing the F...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 66
MDHB478IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $25,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore County Historical Trust, Inc. and the Board of Education of Baltimore County for the acquisition, planning, ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB895IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the County Executive and County Council of Anne Arundel County and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Hancock's Resolution, Inc. for the acqu...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1085IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $100,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Farming 4 Hunger, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site i...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB907IntroRepealing the limit on the number of licenses that the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission may issue to medical cannabis growers; etc.
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1348IntroProhibiting a certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower or officers, managers, and employees of the certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower from cooperating, directly or indirectly, in advertising if the advertising has the ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1761IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $500,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Incorporated for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, re...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDSB354EngrossAuthorizing a certain county that has established an effective agricultural land preservation program to establish and collect, by public local law, ordinance, or resolution, a certain agricultural land preservation fee in accordance with certain req...
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2018-04-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB187PassAuthorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; requiring that any increase in judicial salary be included in the portion of the budget bill relating to the judiciary department; est...
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2018-04-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 10
MDSB1152EngrossAdding certain counties to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings engaged in agritourism from a certain permit requirement; providing for the number of people allowed to occupy a building engaged in agritourism in certain counties un...
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2018-04-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB23EngrossRemoving the limit on the number of farmers' markets at which the license holder may use a distillery off-site permit; and increasing to 32 the number of certain other events at which a distillery off-site permit may be used.
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2018-03-29
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB870EngrossEncouraging each county board of education to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for successful careers and informed choices relating to certain systems and for opportunities in agriculture-related employment and highe...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1065IntroEncouraging each county board of education to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for successful careers and informed choices relating to certain systems and for opportunities in agriculture-related employment and highe...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1078IntroProhibiting a certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower or officers, managers, and employees of the certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower from cooperating, directly or indirectly, in advertising if the advertising has the ...
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2018-03-20
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1591IntroProviding that a solar facility may be allowed only by special exception in certain zones of a local jurisdiction; establishing certain requirements for the application, siting, and operation of a solar facility in certain zones; establishing certain...
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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB116IntroProhibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State.
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1345IntroAuthorizing a local jurisdiction to authorize a residential major subdivision served by on-site sewage disposal systems, community sewerage systems, or shared systems in Tier III and Tier IV areas under certain circumstances; exempting certain reside...
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB500IntroProhibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State.
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2018-03-15
Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Conway)
MDHB866IntroRequiring the Maryland Energy Administration to study the effect that an increase in the State's renewable energy portfolio standard, to include the increase in the percentage of energy required to be from solar energy, will have on the State's relia...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB939IntroEstablishing a Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution charges; requiring the Secreta...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB1199IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim January 14 as Pongal Day.
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2018-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1301IntroAllowing an individual a credit against the State income tax for certain expenses paid or incurred to purchase and install certain lighting systems on certain poultry houses; providing that the credit may not exceed the lesser of $5,000 or the indivi...
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2018-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB732IntroRequiring certain research facilities using dogs or cats for scientific research purposes to take certain steps to provide for the adoption of a certain dog or cat that is no longer needed for research purposes; authorizing certain research facilitie...
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2018-03-13
To House Appropriations Committee
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