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Special Note: Our 2024 Policy Tracker can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ace9R_Zng9uPUrHCWm6DG6Ks_RU_DHjCvXMHvJgS9v8/edit#gid=0
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2023Special Appropriations #24-37Office of Food Systems Resilience Testimony in support of Special Appropriation #24-37Testimony submitted to Montgomery County Office of Food Systems Systems Resilience and Department of Health and Human Services in support of Special Appropriation #24-37 to increase funding for food system initiatives and programs throughout the county.Montgomery County CouncilSupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023Ride on Reimagined Draft Network Outreach StrategiesSign-on letter urging more outreach iniatives by MCDOT to connect with residents about the Ride-on Reimagined StudyMunicipalSupportSign-On LetterSign-on
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2023Takoma Park Minor Master PlanTestimony submitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board adovcating for food system issues to be a focal point for the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan. Montgomery County PlanningWritten Testimony
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2023Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan TestimonyTestiony submitted to the Montgomery County Council, in support of the food system recommednations and investments in the Fairland Briggs Chaney Master Plan Montgomery County CouncilWritten Testimony
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2023Montgomery Plannig Board CIP 2025-2030 Written TestimonyWritten Testimony submitted to the Montogmery County Planning Board on 9/11 advocating for food system issues to be considered in CIP planning going forward.Montgomery County PlanningSupportWritten Testimony
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2023Montgomery Plannig Board CIP 2025-2030 Oral TestimonyOral Testimony presented to the Montogmery County Planning Board on 9/7 advocating for food system issues to be considered in CIP planning going forward. Montgomery County PlanningSupportOral Testimony
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2023SB0002HB0502Sen. HesterDepartment of Human Services - Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards - Fraud (Prevent Electronic Benefits Theft Act of 2023)FinanceRequiring the Department of Human Services to reimburse a beneficiary for any benefits lost due to the fraudulent use of the beneficiary's Electronic Benefits Transfer card; requiring the State to give preference to certain vendors in the procurement process for electronic benefits distribution or administration; requiring the Department to establish a certain point of contact for investigating and identifying electronic benefits fraud; applying certain provisions of the Act retroactively; etc.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupport with AmendmentsWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Local Farms and Food Act Sign-OnSign-on letter in support of the Local Farms and Food Act introudced into CongressSupportSign-On LetterSign-on
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2023Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan TestimonyTestimony submitted to Montgomery County Planning Board, in support of Fariland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan and its investments in our local food system. Montgomery County PlanningSupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023County Budget TestimonyTestimony submitted to Montgomery County Council, in support of the FY24 budgets investments in our local food system. Montgomery County CouncilWritten Testimony
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2023HB0584Del. Ebersole, Buckle, Cardin, Crutchfield, Hartman, D. Jones, Kaiser, McCaskill, McComas, Palakovich Carr, Pasteur, Patterson, and Qi. Income Tax Credit - Food Donation by Qualified Farms - Extension (Farmers Feeding Families Act)Ways and MeansExtending a tax credit against the State income tax for fresh farm and organic fresh farm food donations; altering the amounts of the tax credit from 75% to 100% of the value of the donated produce a qualified farm is eligible to receive under certain circumstances.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupport with AmendmentsWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023SB0650HB0789Sen. ElfrethPublic Safety - State Disaster Recovery FundBudget and TaxationEstablishing the State Disaster Recovery Fund to provide disaster related assistance to units of local government for individuals and families and for the repair or replacement of public facilities, and for low-interest or no-interest loans to businesses and nonprofits when a federal disaster declaration is not received; requiring the fund to provide disaster-related assistance for the unmet needs of individuals and families after a federal disaster declaration or in the event of a certain denial of federal assistance; etc.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportOral TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0032SB0124Del. CharkoudianMaryland Food System Resiliency CouncilEnvironment and TransportationEstablishing that the Maryland Food System Resiliency Council is in the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; and altering the process for electing a co chair of the Council.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportOral TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0111SB0026Del. CharkoudianMaryland Medical Assistance Program, Maryland Children's Health Program, and Social Services Programs - Eligibility and EnrollmentHealth and Government OperationsRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish an Express Lane Eligibility Program by January 1, 2025, to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program; requiring the Department of Human Services to enroll individuals, based on certain eligibility, in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program; requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to enroll certain individuals in certain energy assistance programs; etc.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0063Del. CharkoudianCertified Local Farm and Chesapeake Invasive Species Provider Program - EstablishmentHealth and Government OperationsAltering the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program to be the Certified Local Farm and Chesapeake Invasive Species Provider Program; expanding the purpose of the Program to include food from certified Chesapeake invasive species providers in the overall percentage goal for certain procurement contracts; and altering the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Food Aggregation Grant Fund to be the Certified Local Farm and Chesapeake Invasive Species Provider Food Aggregation Grant Fund.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0253SB0262Del. ShettyEnvironment - On-Farm Composting Facilities - Permit Exemption Environment and TransportationRequiring the Department of Environment to adopt regulations that exempt an on-farm composting facility from the requirement to obtain a permit if the on-farm composting facility uses 40,000 square feet, or less, for active food scrap composting and meets other regulations over 3 years.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0323Del. CharkoudianSocial Services Program - Eligibility and EnrollmentEconomic MattersRequiring the Department of Human Services to enroll individuals, who meet certain financial eligibility requirements, in the SNAP program. Requiring the Office of Home Energy Programs to enroll individuals, based on eligibility, in certain assistance programs, and altering eligibility requirements for the electric universal service program. Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0452Del. Kaufman, Addison, Amprey, Atta, Boafo, Charkoudian, Cullison, Edelson, Embry, Fair, Guyton, Harris, Kaiser, Kelly, J. Long, Lopez, Mireku-North, Queen, Rosenberg, Shetty, Simpson, Solomon, Taylor, Valderrama, Vogel, and Young. Food Supplement Benefits - Students - Eligibility (SNAP for Students)AppropriationsWas not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0628SB0557Del. Reznik, Attar, Atterbeary, D. Barnes, Boafo, Cardin, Charkoudian, Crutchfield, Fair, Feldmark, Foley, Forbes, Grossman, Guyton, Healey, Henson, Kaufman, McCaskill, Metzgar, Mireku-North, Palakovich Carr, Pasteur, Queen, Ruth, Shetty, Solomon, Stein, Terrasa, Vogel, Watson, and WilkinsPrimary and Secondary Education - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Universal Expansion Ways and MeansUniversal School Meals; altering the standards of the State Free Feeding Program, beginning in FY25 to require that if a school participates in the federal School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program, then each student in the school must be offered a meal at no cost to the student.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023SB0418 Senators Elfreth, Hester, Feldman, Gile, Guzzone, Jackson, King, and ZuckerProperty Tax - Agricultural Land and Improvements - Assessment Budget and TaxationProviding that value-added agricultural activities are a farm or agricultural use of land for assessment purposes; creating a subclass of real property consisting of improvements on an actively used farm that support value-added agricultural activities; requiring improvements on an actively used farm that support value-added agricultural activities to be assessed at the agricultural use rate; etc.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023SB0559Del. Solomon, Charkoudian, Foley, Fraser-Hidalgo, Guyton, Love, Mireku-North, Palakovich Carr, Qi, Shetty, Stewart, Terrasa, and Vogel.Education - Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program - Annual Appropriation AppropriationsIncreasing the appropriation required by the Governor for the Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program from $7.5 million to $12 million in the annual budget ball.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB1139Del. BoyceSolid Waste Disposal and Diversion and On–Farm Composting and Compost UseEnvironment and TransportationEstablishing the On-Farm Composting and Compost Use Grant Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund: establishing a statewide solid waste disposal surcharge to be collected by owners and operators of refuse to disposal systems and requiring that the surcharge revenue be remitted to a quarterly basis; establishing the Waste Reduction Grants FundWas not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023SB782HB0586Del. SteinState Procurement - Purchasing preferences - Compost, Mulch and Soil AmendmentsHealth and Government OperationsRequiring each unit of State government to give preference to certain products produced from organic materials when purchasing compost, mulc, or other soil amendments.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023SB787Sen. HettlemanHuman Services - Benefits Cliff Pilot Program - EstablishmentFinanceEstablishing the Benefits Cliff Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services to mitigate the cliff effect and increase workforce participation by Pilot Program participants; and requiring DHS to convene a stakeholder support group.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten TestimonyWritten Testimony
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2023HB0168SB0160Del. Palakovich CarrHuman Services - Temporary Cash Assistance - Calculation of BenefitsAppropriationsRequiring local departments of social services to disregard 100% of the amount of certain housing subsidies in the calculation of the amount of temporary cash assistance for eligible recipients.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2023SB0034Sen. HesterDepartment of Agriculture - State Ombudsman for Value-Added AgricultureEducation, Energy, and the EnvironmentEstablishing the State Ombudsman for Value-Added Agriculture as a position in the Department of Agriculture.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2023SB0353Senator M. Washington Higher Education - Hunger Free Campus Grant Programs - AlterationsEducation, Energy, and the EnvironmentRequiring the governor, beginning in fiscal year 2025, to include in the annual budget bill a $1,500,000 appropriation for the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program. Requiring public institutions of higher education and regional education centers to include at least $25,000 in cash or contributions as part of the matching requirement for the program. Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to allocate at least $50,000 to institutions and centers. Sent to opposite chambers, not sent to Governor.Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2023No Kid HungryMaryland Meals for Achievement Sign-On Support LetterMaryland General AssemblySign-On Letter
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2023SB0562Senator GuzzoneMaryland Small Food Banks Grant Program - Establishment FinanceEstablishing the Maryland Small Food Banks Grant Program in the Department of Human Services; requiring the Department to give priority to non profit entities in the State that conduct assessments, with ongoing data collection to track success, and can demonstrate strong community involvement and partnerships, consistent stakeholder engagement, sustainability with diverse funding streams, innovation, and a focus on underserved communities; and authorizing the Gover to include in the annual budget up to $3,000,000 for the Program.Sent to opposite chambers, not sent to Governor.Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0152Del. WellsDepartment of Agriculture - Urban Agriculture Grant FundEnvironment and TransportationAltering the purpose and contents of and the requirements and qualifications under the Urban Agriculture Grant Fund; requiring the Governor in each of Fiscal years 2025,2026,2027,2028, and 2029 to include $250,000 for the Fund in the annual budget bill; and altering the membership of the Review Board established to implement the grant application process that prioritizes applications that benefit socially disadvantaged urban farmers.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0848SB0407Delegate RoseDrinking Water - Innovative Potable Reuse Pilot ProgramEnvironment and TransportationEstablishing the Innovative Potable Reuse Pilot Program in the Department of the Environment for the purpose of authorizing the regulated use of reclaimed water as a source for drinking water treatment facilities; providing for issuance of potable reuse permits under the Pilot Program; applying certain public participation requirements to potable reuse permits; requiring the Department to submit a report on the status of the Pilot Program to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31, 2024Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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202333-22Council VP FriedsonRequire the county’s Department of General Services to conduct the feasibility of so-called “co-location” of affordable housing in capital projects, before a full program of requirements and specifics of the project is finished.Montgomery County Council
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2023HB0503Del. Stein, Lehman, Addison, Allen, Boyce, Bridges, Edelson, Ruth, Smith, and StewartNatural Resources - Greenspace Equity Program - Establishment Environment and TransportationEstablishing the Greenspace Equity Program in the Department of Natural Resources to provide grants for enhancing the public health and livability of overburdened and underserved communities. Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0008Del. AmpreyCounties and State Legislative Districts - Food Environment ReportsEnvironment and TransportationRequiring the departments of Housing and Community Development, Planning, Human Services, and Agriculture jointly to produce a report to the General Assembly for each county and State legislative district on the food environment in the county and district on or before July 1, 2024, and every 2 years thereafter; requiring the reports to include metrics that determine food insecurity zones; authorizing the departments to collaborate with certain universities, nonprofit organizations, and local planning and zoning departments; etc.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0059Del. HillHealth and Wellness Standards - Correctional FacilitiesHealth and Government OperationsRequiring the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, with the advice of the Secretary of Health, to update certain minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services to reflect certain practices and guidelines; establishing the Correctional Facilities Health and Wellness Pilot Program to establish minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services in facilities participating in the Program; and requiring the Secretary of Health to adopt health and wellness standards for certain facilities.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0119SB0119Del. AtterbearyPrimary and Secondary Education - Comprehensive Health Education Framework - EstablishedWays and MeansRequiring the State Department of Education, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health, to develop a comprehensive health education framework; requiring each county board of education to create an age-appropriate curriculum that is consistent with the comprehensive health education framework; requiring each county board to establish a method by which a parent or guardian may opt out of certain topics, subject to certain requirements; etc.House bill was sent to opposite chambers, not sent to Governor. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0147Del. Fraser-HidalgoEnvironment - Climate Crisis Plan - RequirementEnvironment and TransportationRequiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2024; requiring the Department to provide feedback to each county on or before November 1, 2024; requiring each county to finalize its plan on or before January 1, 2025; and requiring each county to review and update its plan at least once every 3 years.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023SB0038Sen. EllisMinority Business Enterprise Procurement Contract FinancingFinanceEstablishing a Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Contract Financing Program in the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority to provide working capital to qualified minority business enterprises in order to facilitate their ability to enter into and complete performance under State procurement contracts; authorizing certain loans and grants under certain circumstances; etc.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0025Del. AceveroPublic Health - Healthy Maryland Program - EstablishmentHealth and Government OperationsEstablishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care services for residents of the State by January 1, 2025; establishing requirements and prohibitions related to Healthy Maryland, including provisions regarding eligibility, participation by and payments to health care providers, benefits, payroll premiums, funding, and collective negotiations with health care providers; etc.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0062SB0062Del. CharkoudianLand Use - Public Service Companies - Pollinator-Friendly Vegetation ManagementEconomic MattersProhibiting local jurisdictions from imposing certain limitations and land use restrictions on pollinator-friendly vegetation management activities of public service companies within property, easements, or rights-of-way of public service companies under certain conditions.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0078SB0120Del. Palakovich CarrPublic Schools - Anaphylactic Food Allergies - GuidelinesWays and MeansRequiring each county board of education to adopt, implement, and publish guidelines in accordance with the Maryland State school health service guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents in classrooms and common areas; requiring each public school to develop a system to disclose the major food allergens contained in the foods served in the school; and requiring the principal of a certain public school to implement certain strategies and monitor and implement certain guidelines; etc.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB0087SB0052Del. StewartSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs - Waiver - Diapers and Menstrual Hygiene ProductsAppropriationsRequiring the Department of Human Services to apply for a waiver to allow benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children to be used to purchase diapers or menstrual hygiene products, if the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes the waiver available.Senate bill was sent to opposite chambers, not sent to Governor. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB107SB0059Del. Lewis, R.Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Small Employers - Special Enrollment Period and MarketingHealth and Government OperationsRequiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to open a special enrollment period for individuals who become employed by a small employer that does not offer employer-sponsored health benefit plans and the individuals' dependents; altering the amount of funds required to be appropriated to the Maryland Health Benefit Fund in certain fiscal years; and requiring certain funds to be allocated for marketing and outreach to small employers and nonprofit employers and their employees to facilitate enrollment in health insurance coverage.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB108Del. AceveroHuman Services - Universal Basic Income for Transition-Age Youth - EstablishmentAppropriationsEstablishing the Universal Basic Income for Transition-Age Youth Program in the Department of Human Services to provide for the economic security of individuals aging out of the out-of-home placement program; providing that payments made under the Program may not be considered income or resources for purposes of determining eligibility for certain benefits; and requiring the Department to report annually on the Program to the General Assembly.Was not sent to opposite chambers. Maryland General Assembly
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2023HB109Del. LoveTask Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in MarylandEnvironment and TransportationEstablishing the Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland to review the Maryland Recycling Act, study the recycling and waste systems in Maryland, and make recommendations on updating the Maryland Recycling Act and implementing regional recycling and waste disposal facilities; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to certain committees of the General Assembly by June 30, 2024.Sent to opposite chambers, not sent to the Governor. Maryland General Assembly
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2023SB0029Sen. McCrayBaltimore City Soil Conservation District - Establishment - RequirementsEducation, Energy, and the EnvironmentProviding for the establishment of a Baltimore City Soil Conservation District with boundaries that correspond to the boundaries of Baltimore City; adding Baltimore City to a geographic area from which the Secretary of Agriculture appoints the soil conservation district supervisors; requiring the Mayor of Baltimore City to take certain actions to form the District; requiring the Secretary of State to take certain actions to record the organization of the District; and providing for the appointment of the supervisors for the District.Sent to opposite chambers, not sent to the Governor Maryland General Assembly
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2023SB0080Sen. BaileyNatural Resources “ Blue and Flathead Catfish Finfish Trotline License“ EstablishmentEducation, Energy, and the EnvironmentEstablishing a licensing and regulatory scheme to allow the commercial fishing of blue and flathead catfish in the tidal waters of the State using a finfish trotline.Approved by Governor Moore.Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0147SB0121Del. Charkoudian, Sen. HesterFarm to Food Security Act: Maryland Farms and Families Fund, Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program, and Maryland Farm-to-School Meal Grant Pilot Program - Alterations and Establishment1/19/2022 (House) 1/25/2022 - 13:30 (Senate - Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony1.19.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022HB0709SB0632Dels. R. Lewis, Lierman, and K. Young and Sens. Hester, Feldman, and BensonMaryland Health Benefit Exchange - Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program2/17/2022 - 13:30 (House) 3/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 3/31/2022 - 13:30 (House)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony2.21.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022HB0456SB0957Del. Valentino-Smith and Del. RuthSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - State Supplement2/08/2022 - 13:00 (House Appropriations) 3/29/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony2.4.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022SB0378HB0646Sen. JacksonTri-County Council for Southern Maryland - Funding for Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission2/9/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 3/11/2022 (House)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony2.7.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022HB1352Delegates Hill, Prettyman, Ruth, and TerrasaHealth and Wellness Standards - Correctional Facilities3/9/2022 - 13:30 (House)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony3.7.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022HB1027SB0921Del. SolomonFood Supplement Benefits - Students - Eligibility (SNAP for Students)3/10/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General AssemblySupportWritten Testimony3.8.2022 Written Testimony in Support
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2022Child Nutrition in Reconciliation Sign-On LetterFederal - LegislativeSign-On LetterChild Nutrition in Reconciliation Sign-On Letter
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2022Child Nutrition Sign-on Letter (MD Hunger Solutions)Federal - LegislativeSign-On LetterChild Nutrition Sign-on Letter (MD Hunger Solutions)
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2022Cold Storage: Calling on Governor Hogan to approve remaining ARPA funds toward the construction of new cold storage facilities.Maryland General AssemblySign-On LetterCold Storage for Maryland Letter to Governor Hogan April 2022
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2022Convene Conference: Calling on President Biden to convene a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition Hunger, and Health. Now over 50 years since the last and only such conference was held in 1969, it is time a new White House Conference be called to comprehensively address food, nutrition, hunger and health in America.Federal-ExecutiveSign-On LetterConvene White House Conference on Food, Nutrition Hunger, and Health
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2022CTC and EITC Funding Sign-On Letter (Food Research and Action Center)Federal - LegislativeSupportSign-On LetterCTC Anti-Hunger Sector Sign-On (Food Research and Action Center)
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2022EBT Skimming/Theft Sign-on Letter (Homeless Persons Representation Project)Maryland - AgencySign-On LetterEBT Skimming/Theft Sign-on Letter (Homeless Persons Representation Project)
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2022 NSAC 2023 Farm Bill Policy Platfrom Sign-onFederal - LegislativeSupportSign-On LetterFarm Bill Platform
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2022Omnibus Appropriation Sign-On Letter (Coalition on Human Needs)Federal - LegislativeSupportSign-On LetterFY23-Omnibus Appropriations Sign-On Letter (Coalition on Human Needs)
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2022Interview Waiver Sign-On Letter (Maryland Hunger Solutions)Maryland - AgencySign-On LetterInterview Waiver Sign-On Letter (Maryland Hunger Solutions)
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2022MoCo Better Buses Letter on Ride On Reimagined Study OutreachMontgomery County PlanningSign-On LetterMoCo Better Buses Letter on Ride On Reimagined Study Outreach
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2022SNAP Emergency Allotment: Asking the MD Department of Human Services to extend the declaration that allows the state to access additional federal SNAP dollars.Maryland - AgencySign-On LetterSign-on Letter to Sec. Padilla - Emergency Allotments 3_2022
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2022USDA Waiver Extension: Encourage Congress to extend USDA’s authority to issue nationwide child nutrition waivers through the school year 2022-2023. This will ensure the department’s continued flexibility to continue to operate and provide healthy snacks and meals to students through the ongoing and continually evolving pandemicFederal - LegislativeSign-On LetterSupport the Extension of USDA's Waiver Authority: Maryland Sign-on Letter
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2022Extend Fruit and Vegetable Benefit: Urge Congress to continue the WIC fruit and vegetable benefit increase which greatly expanded WIC participant access during the pandemic. The benefit boost, which raised fruit and vegetable eligibility benefits from $9/month for children and $11/month for mothers to $35/month in the American Rescue Plan, is set to expire at the end of March.Federal - LegislativeSign-On LetterSupport the Extension of WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefit Increase: Maryland Sign-on Letter
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2022Bill 20-22Testimony of Support of Bill 20-22: Office of Food Systems Resilience - EstablishedMontgomery County ExecutiveWritten TestimonyTestimony of Support of Bill 20-22: Office of Food Systems Resilience - Established
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2022Letter: Response to White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and NutritionFederal - LegislativeLetter of SupportWhite House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Response Letter
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2022HB0540SB0437Dels. Henson, Chang, and A. Jones and Sen. McCrayAgriculture - University of Maryland Extension - Urban Farmer Assistance2/22/2022 - 13:00 (House) 3/9/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 4/4/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General AssemblySupportMonitoring
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2022HB0150SB0124Dels. Charkoudian and Solomon, Sen.HettlemanPublic Schools - Grant Program to Reduce and Compost School Waste1/19/2022 (Senate) 1/27/2022 - 13:00 (House - Ways and Means) 3/31/2022 - 13:00 (House - Ways and Means)Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2022HB0156Del. QueenLocal Governments - Urban Agricultural Incentive Zones - Authorization1/19/2022 (House) 3/30/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2022HB0857SB0971Del. ReznikEducation - Concentration of Poverty School Grant Program - School Lunch3/3/2022 - 13:00 (House) 3/15/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General AssemblySupport
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2022Bill 1-22Councilmember RiceEating and Drinking Establishments – Healthy Meals for Children2/1/2022. 2/17/2022Montgomery County CouncilMonitoring
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2022HB0184SB0229Del. Shetty and Sen. GallionEnvironment - On-Farm Composting Facilities - Permit Exemption1/25/2022 - 13:30 (Senate - Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) 2/2/2022 - 13:00 (House - Environment and Transportation) 3/30/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General AssemblyMonitoring
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2022SB0263HB0661Sen. Beidle and Dels. Fennell and D. BarnesHealth - Food Service Facilities - Beverage Options with Children's Meals2/3/2022 - 13:00 (Senate - Finance) 2/16/2022 - 13:00 (House - Economic Matters)Maryland General AssemblyMonitoring
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2022SB0308HB0814 (Formerly HB0061)Sen. Lam and Del. ShettyEnvironment - Statewide Green Business Certification Program2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/23/2022- 13:00 (House) 3/17/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General AssemblyMonitoring
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2022HB 1216Del. WellsDepartment of Agriculture - Urban Agriculture Grant Fund3/4/2022 - 13:00 (House) 3/30/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General AssemblyMonitoring
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2022HB0171SB0135Del.Fraser-Hidalgo, Sen. KramerClimate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act2/15/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 3/10/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0179Del. AmpreyCounties and State Legislative Districts - Food Environment Reports1/25/2022 - 13:00 (House - Environment and Transportation) 3/31/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0178Dels. Chang and KrimmPublic Health - Cottage Food Business - Annual Revenues1/19/2022 (House) 3/29/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0100SB0014Del. Solomon and Sen. ElfrethSustainable Maryland Program Fund - Establishment1/25/2022 - 13:00 (House- Appropriations) 2/9/2022 - 13:00 (Senate - Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) 4/4/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0039Sen. CassillyTask Force to Study the Feasibility of Returning to State Meat Processing Inspection - Farms Buy Local Act1/25/2022 - 13:30 (Senate- Education, Health, and Environment)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0031SB0256Del. Charkoudian and Sen. BeidleMaryland Energy Administration - Resiliency Hub Grant Program and Fund2/1/2022 - 13:00 (Senate - Finance) 2/3/2022 - 13:00 (House - Economic Matters)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0191SB0206Dels. Lehman, Ruth, and Terrasa and Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (By Request - Department - Agriculture)Department of Agriculture - Spay/Neuter Fund - Extension and Report1/13/2022 (House) 1/18/2022 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0232Montgomery County DelegationMontgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B Beer, Wine, and Liquor (Clubhouse/Lodge) License - Manufacturer's Licenses MC 23-222/21/2022 - 13:00 (House) 4/1/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0233Montgomery County DelegationMontgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class 7 Micro-Brewery License 07-222/21/2022 - 13:00 (House) 4/1/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0239Montgomery County DelegationMontgomery County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class D Beer and Wine License – Farm Breweries and Limited Wineries MC 21–222/21/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0075Dels. Fraser-Hidalgo, Boyce, Clark. Healy, Hornberger, Ivey, Johnson, and R. LewisMaryland Agricultural Commission - Hemp Industry Member1/13/2022 (House) 3/22/2022 -13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0116SB0345Del. LoveAgriculture - Right to Engage in Equine Activities1/19/2022 (House) 2/8/2022 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0135Del. LoveEnvironment - Single-Use Plastics - Restrictions2/2/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0154SB0095Del. Palakovich Carr and Sen. LamPublic Schools - Anaphylactic Food Allergies - Guidelines and Requirements1/27/2022 - 13:00 (House) 2/3/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0250HB0325Sen Hayes and Dels. D. Barnes, Attar, Charles, Feldmark, Fennell, Guyton, J. Lewis, Luedtke, Palakovich Carr, Patterson, Rose, and WashingtonState and Local Procurement – Payment Practices2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/15/2022 - 13:30 (House) 3/29/2022 - 13:30 (House) 3/29/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0268HB0387Sen Kagan and Dels. Ruth, Boyce, Foley, D. Jones, and LehmanPesticide Regulation - Transfer to Department of the Environment2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/9/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022HB0275SB0273Dels. Love, Rogers, Bagnall, Clark, Crosby, Hill, Jackson, Korman, Lehman and R. Lewis and Sens. Elfreth, Beidle, Lam, and BaileyEnvironment - PFAS Chemicals - Prohibitions and Requirements (George "Walter" Taylor Act)2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/9/2022 - 13:30 (House) 3/30/2022 - 13:30 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0296HB0673 (formerly HB0558 )Sen. Gallion and Delegates Hartman, Otto, Adams, Arentz, Beitzel, Boteler, Buckel, Chisholm, Cox, Griffith, Hornberger, Howard, Jacobs, Kipke, Krebs, McKay, Morgan, Munoz, Novotny, Rose, Saab, Shoemaker, Thiam, and WivellLand use - Agritourism - Definition2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/16/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0221HB0402The President (By Request - Office of the Attorney General)Department of the Environment - Enforcement Authority2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/25/2022 - 11:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0072HB0324Sen. Patterson and Dels. D. Barnes, Attar, Charles, Feldmark, Fennell, J. Lewis, Palakovich Carr, Patterson, and WashingtonMinority Participation in the Alcoholic Beverages Industry - Study2/21/2022 - 13:00 (House) 3/4/2022 - 13:00 (Senate)Maryland General Assembly
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2022SB0090HB0595Sen. West and Del. MangioneDepartment of the Environment - Supplemental Environmental Projects Database2/2/2022 - 13:00 (Senate) 2/16/2022 - 13:00 (House)Maryland General Assembly