2008 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 447
Sponsored By:
Senators Frosh, Brochin, Conway, Dyson, Forehand, Garagiola, Gladden, King, Kramer, Lenett, Madaleno, Pinsky, Raskin, and Rosapepe
Agriculture - Fertilizer - Phosphorus Content Reduction


Requiring specified fertilizer to be labeled in a specified manner; prohibiting a person from using, selling, manufacturing, or distributing specified fertilizer after a specified date unless it is low phosphate fertilizer; requiring specified manufacturers to reduce phosphorus levels from lawn care products by a specified amount, by a specified date; requiring specified manufacturers to report annually to the Department of the Environment; and authorizing the Department of the Environment to adopt regulations.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments
Recommit to Committee Education Health and Environmental Affairs (Senator Pinsky)
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Roy P. Dyson, District 29
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Hazardous and Toxic Substances -see also- Asbestos; Radiatn.
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 6-201 , 6-210 , 6-222 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 914537/01     Offered on: March 13, 2008   at: 10:54 a.m.     Status: Incomplete