2022 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 Bill

SB 206 - Department of Agriculture - Spay/Neuter Fund - Extension
Jan. 18, 2022
Committee: Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Legislative Comment

​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 75 - Maryland Agricultural Commission - Hemp Industry Member
Jan. 14, 2022
Committee: House Environment and Transportation

HB 191 - Department of Agriculture - Spay/Neuter Fund - Extension and Report
Jan. 14, 2022
Committee: House Environment and Transportation

HB 147 - Maryland Farms and Families Fun, Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Gran Program, and Maryland Farm-to-School Meal Grant Pilot Program - Alterations and Establishment
Jan. 19, 2022
Committee: House Environment and Transportation, Ways and Means
Legislative Comment


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