2021 Legislation

​​Every year during the Legislative Session, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) follows many bills that may impact the agency, agriculture, and its constituents​.

If the department provides written testimony for any bill, that testimony will be posted below after the hearing, if not sooner. To read individual bills, fiscal notes, and to obtain complete information about hearings and voting sessions, visit the Maryland General Assembly​​ ​Website.​​​

Departmental Bills​

A summary of MDA's 2021 departmental bills can be found here​.

SB 344 - Agriculture - Cost-Sharing Program - State Cost-Sharing Funds
Jan. 14, 2021
Committee: Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB 352​​ - Agriculture - Multiflora Rose Management - Repeal
Jan. 14, 2021
Committee: Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

​​​Bill Testimony

Any testimony that the department submits for or against a bill this legislative session will be posted below on or shortly after the day of the hearing on that bill.​​

HB 232 - Maryland Agricultural Commission - Hemp Industry Member
Jan. 15, 2021
Committee: House Environment and Transportation

HB 269 - Department of Agriculture - Urban Agriculture Grant Program
Jan. 15, 2021
Committee: House Environment and Transportation




​​Contact Information

Cassie Shirk
Director of Legislation & Government Relations
50 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-841-5886