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YearBill #Crossfile?Issue/Bill NameDescriptionProposed/Sponsored ByNotesMCFC ActionStatus
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HOUSE BILLS
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2021HB0752SB539Income Tax Credit – Food Donation Pilot Program – ExtensionExtending through December 31, 2023, the taxable years for which a qualified farm may claim a certain credit against the Maryland income tax for the donation of fresh farm products for human consumption; extending through December 31, 2023, the period of time during which the State Department of Agriculture may issue certain tax credit certificates; extending through December 31, 2024, the period of time for which the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Comptroller, shall submit a certain report; etc.Delegate EbersoleSubmitted LOS
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB8 RGGI Funds for Maryland’s Healthy Soils ProgramThis bill would allow Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds to be used for the Maryland Healthy Soils Program, encouraging and supporting farmers in their journey to build soil health and sequester carbon.Del. Krimm and Stein
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor
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2021HB0269SB0673Urban Agriculture Grant Program Support of urban agriculture is an important part of building a resilient food system that promotes food sovereignty. Sponsored by Del. Wells, this bill would establish an Urban Agriculture Grant Program and Fund housed within the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). It will be up to MDA to establish and define the program, but the bill is a necessary first step to providing more assistance to urban farmers in Maryland. Delegate WellsSigned on to Fair Farms LOS
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB 0036Environment – Packaging, Containers, and Paper Products – Producer ResponsibilityRequiring, by October 1, 2022, a producer of certain packaging, containers, and paper products to individually or as part of a stewardship organization submit a covered materials and products stewardship plan to the Department of the Environment for approval; prohibiting, on or after a October 1, 2024, a producer of covered materials and products from selling or distributing covered materials and products unless the producer individually or as part of a stewardship organization has an approved stewardship plan; etc.Delegates Lierman, Charkoudian, D. Jones, R. Lewis, Love, and Terrasa
In the House - Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
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2021HB 0101SB0913Heat & EatEstablishing the Heat and Eat Program within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the Department of Human Services; providing that the purpose of the Program is to expand food access to households that are receiving or eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits; requiring the Department to make a certain determination for a household to receive certain benefits; and requiring the Department to adopt certain regulations.Delegate CharkoudianSubmitted LOS for house and senate bill. Provided oral testimony for HB.
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB61Statewide Green Business Certification Program
Establishing a statewide Green Business Certification Program
Delegate ShettySigned on to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce LOS, 1/14In the Senate - Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
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2021HB0264SB483
Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals
Requiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requirements of the Act, beginning in certain years, to certain persons that generate certain amounts of food residuals; authorizing a person experiencing undue hardship because of the costs of diverting food residuals to apply to the Department of the Environment for a certain waiver; etc.Delegate CharkoudianSigned on to CWA sign on letter and Fair Farms sign on letter
To the Governor
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2021HB248Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Rights and Restrictions - CompostingProhibiting a recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a condominium or a homeowners association from restricting or prohibiting a certain owner from composting organic waste materials for personal or household use under certain circumstances or contracting with a private entity for the collection of organic waste materials for composting at a composting facility; etc.Delegate ShettySigned on to letter of support circulated by Delegate Shetty
In the House - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB 317
Maryland Green Purchasing Committee - Food and Beverage Procurement - Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Requiring 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 greenhouse gas emissions of food and beverages procured, establish a certain baseline measurement by January 1, 2023, and develop certain strategies and policy recommendations; establishing a goal to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions by State units by 25% by fiscal year 2031; etc.Delegate Gilchrist
Shared LOS with Senator Pinsky and Senator Hester


In the Senate - Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
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2021HB 332Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Eligible SourcesFOR the purpose of altering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of
credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a “Tier 1 renewable source”; providing that existing obligations or contract rights may not be impaired by this Act; providing for the application of this Act; and generally relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard.
Delegate Ivey
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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2021HB0280
Maryland Recycling Act- Recyclable Material and Resource Recovery Facilities - Alterations
Altering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved through recycling in the county's recycling plan.Del Charkoudian
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB0012SB0205Alcoholic Beverages - Sale or Delivery for Off-Premises ConsumptionAltering the scope of a certain provision prohibiting the retail delivery to a purchaser of alcoholic beverages under certain circumstances; authorizing holders of certain licenses that authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages at a restaurant, bar, or tavern to sell certain alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for off-premises consumption or delivery under certain circumstances; and prohibiting a local licensing board from charging a certain license holder an additional fee under certain circumstances.Delegates Watson, Jackson, Kerr
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB0021Environment – Recycling – Prohibition on the Chemical Conversion of PlasticAltering the definition of recycling to exclude certain chemical conversion processes, pyrolysis, hydropyrolysis, methanolysis, gasification, enzymatic breakdown, or similar processes as determined by the Department of the Environment; prohibiting a person from building in the State a facility that converts plastic to fuel through a certain chemical conversion process; and authorizing the Department of the Environment to adopt regulations to implement certain provisions of the Act.Delegate Love

In the Senate - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.
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2021HB0831SB0723Maryland Food System Resiliency Council FOR the purpose of establishing the Maryland Food System Resiliency Council; providing for the composition, co–chairs, co–vice chairs, and staffing of the Council; providing that a member of the Council may not receive compensation but may be reimbursed for certain expenses; authorizing the Council to establish certain subcommittees; specifying the duties of the Council; requiring the Council to submit certain reports to the General Assembly on or before certain dates; making this Act an emergency measure; defining certain terms; and generally relating to the Maryland Food System Resiliency Council.Delegate CharkoudianSubmitted LOS and circulated/submitted organizational sign-on letter.

In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB0891SB0767
Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established
Establishing the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program to address student hunger and basic food needs on campus; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Program, develop a certain form, and designate certain campuses as hunger-free campuses; authorizing certain public institutions of higher education to develop certain procedures and make certain information publicly available; requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual budget bill a $150,000 appropriation for the Program; etc.Delegate D.M. Davis/Senator Washington
Re-introduced this year
Signed on to Maryland Hunger Solutions Letter of Support, Submitted LOS for House and Senate Hearings; submitted LOS and FSCAB member presented oral testimony.
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB768Montgomery County-- Community Choice EnergyApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; establishing the Community Choice Aggregator Pilot Program; establishing a process by which, beginning on January 1, 2023, a certain county may form a community choice aggregator; requiring a certain county to develop a plan and give notice of a certain aggregation plan; etc.Montgomery County DelegationSigned on to Letter of Support with MoCo Coalition


In the House - Passed Enrolled; To Governor
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2021HB208SB0375Agriculture – Neonicotinoid Pesticides – Sale and StorageRestricting a person that sells a neonicotinoid pesticide under certain provisions of law to selling a neonicotinoid pesticide only to a certain certified applicator or farmer; and requiring a person selling a neonicotinoid pesticide to store each neonicotinoid pesticide behind the counter and in a manner that is inaccessible to customers.
In the House - Passed Enrolled; In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; to Governor
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2021HB322Real Property- Restrictions on use- Low impact landscapingProhibiting a certain restriction on use from imposing unreasonable limitations on low-impact landscaping such as rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and xeriscaping; requiring the property owner to regularly maintain landscaping; providing that "unreasonable limitations" includes items that increase the cost and efficiency of the low-impact program; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a certain restriction on use from including certain reasonable guidelines; etc.Submitted LOSIn the House - Passed Enrolled; To Governor
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2021HB1071Health - Health and Wellness Standards - Correctional Facilities and Health Care FacilitiesRequiring the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Facilities, with the advice of the Secretary of Health, to update certain minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services to reflect certain practices and guidelines, by January 1, 2022, and at least every 5 years thereafter; requiring that certain minimum standards include a procedure for an inmate to elect to change to certain food and beverage options without requiring a certain exception; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor
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2021HB583SB414Climate Solutions NowRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing certain energy conservation requirements for certain buildings by July 1, 2022; establishing a goal of planting and helping to maintain in the State 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030; etc.Environment and TransportationSigned on to request from Climate Solutions MoCo In the House - Conference Committee Appointed;
In the House - Hearing 2/11 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
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SENATE BILLS
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2021SB0304HB0280Incinerator Ash is Not RecyclingAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved through recycling in the county's recycling plan.
Senator Pinsky/Del Charkoudian, Delegate Ellis
Signed on to Request from CWA

In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters;
In the Senate - Second Reading Passed
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2021SB0821HB1232Alcoholic Beverages - Manufacturer's Licenses and Off-Site PermitsRepealing certain provisions relating to brewing company, winery, and distillery off-site permits; establishing a manufacturer's off-site permit with certain privileges; authorizing the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to issue a brewery special event permit; altering the volumes of beer that the holders of certain licenses may produce and distribute annually; authorizing holders of certain manufacturer's licenses to sell and deliver products produced under the holder's license to individuals located in the State; etc.
Senator Hester & Gallion/Delegate Brooks
Supported by the Brewers Association of Maryland
In the Senate - Passed Enrolled; In the House - Returned Passed; To Governor
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