2011 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 706
Sponsored By:
Senators Young, Astle, Benson, Ferguson, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, and Rosapepe
Chesapeake Bay Phosphorus Reduction Act of 2011


Prohibiting low phosphorous fertilizers from being used on established turf; prohibiting specialty fertilizers from being labeled for specified uses on or after April 1, 2012; providing an exception; requiring the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the University of Maryland, to adopt regulations on or after April 1, 2012, that require signs to be posted where specialty fertilizer is sold or distributed; requiring the sign to contain specified information; 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 Roger P. Manno, District 19
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
Dealers -see also- Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salesmen
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
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 , 6-201 , 6-210 , 6-222 )


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