2008 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 434
Sponsored By:
Delegate Cane (Chair, Task Force on Incentives for Agriculture) and Delegates Braveboy, Conway, Eckardt, Elmore, Haddaway, Haynes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, Jennings, Mathias, Montgomery, Morhaim, O'Donnell, Rudolph, Shewell, Smigiel, Sossi, Stull, and Walkup
Incentives for Agriculture Act of 2008


Requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal years 2010 through 2013 an appropriation of $1,250,000 for the Next Generation Farmland Program; altering the Maryland estate tax to exclude from the gross estate the value of specified agricultural property; altering an income tax credit for donations of specified interests in land; altering specified production credits for ethanol and biodiesel products; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters & Ways and Means
Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m. (Environmental Matters)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Agriculture, Task Force on Incentives for
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Budget and Management, Department of
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Estates and Trusts
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Fuel -see also- Coal
Income Tax
Public Corporations and Instrumentalities
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Tax Credits -see also- Circuit Breaker

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 10-1501 , 10-1504 , 10-1505 , 10-1506 )
Article - 41 Governor - Executive and Administrative Departments
( 13-513 )
Tax - General
( 7-309 , 7-309 , 10-723 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered