2011 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 544
Sponsored By:
Delegates Bobo, Arora, Barnes, Beidle, Bromwell, Cane, Carr, Costa, Frush, Gilchrist, Glenn, Healey, Holmes, A. Kelly, McHale, Murphy, Niemann, Schuh, Vitale, Washington, and Wilson
Chesapeake Bay Nitrogen Reduction Act of 2011


Requiring the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the University of Maryland, to adopt regulations requiring specified signs to be posted where specialty fertilizer is sold or distributed on or after April 1, 2012; requiring the sign to contain specified information; prohibiting specified specialty fertilizers from being labeled for specified uses on or after April 1, 2012; prohibiting specified fertilizers from being sold or distributed for use on established lawns, grass, or turf on or after April 1, 2012; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Cathy Vitale, District 33A
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture, Department of
Chesapeake Bay
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contractors -see also- Heating & Cooling; Home Improvement
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Dealers -see also- Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salesmen
Hazardous and Toxic Substances -see also- Asbestos; Radiatn.
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Rules and Regulations
Signs and Billboards
State Universities and Colleges

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 6-201 , 6-201 , 6-210 , 6-210 , 6-210 , 6-223 , 8-803.4 )
Business Regulation
( 8-502.1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Environmental Matters