2011 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 687
Sponsored By:
Senators Young, Astle, Benson, Ferguson, Montgomery, Pinsky, and Rosapepe
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.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Senator Bill Ferguson, District 46
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

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