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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
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
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
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)
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
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
MDSB460EngrossEstablishing the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to have the ability to analyze environmental and natural resource-related data and communicate effectively with State agencies and the public; providing for the a...
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2020-03-15
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB964IntroProhibiting the Maryland Department of Agriculture from certifying and registering a site that will be used to grow or cultivate hemp under the Hemp Research Pilot Program if the area on which the hemp will be grown is located within 2 miles of a res...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1035IntroExpanding the scope and purpose of the Hemp Farming Program to include monitoring and regulating the processing of hemp; requiring the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Governor and the Attorney General, to establish a certain plan ...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB351IntroProhibiting a person from using the term "farmers market" to describe certain venues; prohibiting a person from selling farm and food products at a farmers market unless 75% of the products offered were grown or processed by the person or under the s...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB305IntroEstablishing the Maryland Made Promotion Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund is to develop and promote the use of a "Maryland Made" logo to promote alcoholic beverages that are produced using ingredients grown in th...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB491IntroProhibiting a person from allowing bamboo to grow without proper upkeep or spread onto adjoining property or public rights-of-way; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to provide written notice to a certain person under certain circumstances; requi...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1528IntroEstablishing the Maryland Council on Health in All Policies to employ a Health in All Policies framework, a public health framework through which public and private policymakers and stakeholders use a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1176IntroEstablishing the Maryland Healthy Soils Grant Program to provide funds to eligible grantees to administer projects to improve the health, yield, and profitability of soils of the State; requiring the Department of Agriculture to implement and adminis...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1369IntroAuthorizing a person to submit a certain application to the Department of Agriculture to approve the use of a pesticide in the production of cannabis; requiring that an application include a certain certified risk assessment; requiring the Natalie M....
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB510IntroProhibiting the Maryland Department of Agriculture from certifying and registering a site that will be used to grow or cultivate hemp under the Hemp Research Pilot Program if the area on which the hemp will be grown is located within 2 miles of a res...
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2020-02-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB574IntroAltering 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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2020-02-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB821IntroAuthorizing a person to submit a certain application to the Department of Agriculture to approve the use of a pesticide in the production of cannabis; requiring that an application include a certain certified risk assessment; requiring the Natalie M....
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB716IntroEstablishing the Maryland Council on Health in All Policies to employ a health in all policies framework, a public health framework through which public and private policy makers and stakeholders use a collaborative approach to improve health outcome...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB614IntroEstablishing the Office of the Environmental and Natural Resources Ombudsman; requiring the Ombudsman to have the ability to analyze environmental and natural resource-related data and communicate effectively with State agencies and the public; provi...
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2020-01-30
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB19IntroRequiring the University of Maryland Extension to provide a dedicated extension agent to assist individuals with the adoption of management-intensive farming and grazing practices; requiring the Governor to provide at least $500,000 each year to supp...
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2020-01-27
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
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