MD SB483 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 25 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-25 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 575
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Expanding the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund to include grants to nonprofit farmers markets and local nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Department of Agriculture, when awarding grants, to consider a nonprofit organization's record of providing services in food deserts; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget a $100,000 appropriation to the Fund, which is in addition to, and may not supplant, any funding appropriated to a certain division in the Department; etc.

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Maryland Farms and Families Fund - Purpose, Use, Funding, and Grant Qualifications - Alterations


Roll Calls

2019-03-26 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (137-3) (Y: 137 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-14 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (47-0) (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-05-25SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 575
2019-04-05SenateReturned Passed
2019-04-04HouseThird Reading Passed (137-3)
2019-04-02HouseSecond Reading Passed
2019-04-02HouseFavorable Report Adopted
2019-04-02HouseFavorable Report by Appropriations
2019-03-16HouseHearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-03-14HouseFirst Reading Appropriations
2019-03-14SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2019-03-12SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-03-12SenateFavorable with Amendments {747571/1 Report Adopted
2019-03-11SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2019-02-06SenateHearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) and Hearing canceled (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2019-02-05SenateHearing canceled (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2019-02-05SenateHearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
2019-02-04SenateFirst Reading Finance and Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments