HB0586 (CH0395)

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2017 Regular Session



Maryland Farms and Families Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Hettleman


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395

Synopsis:Establishing the Maryland Farms and Families Program in the Department of Agriculture; establishing that the purpose of the Program is to double the purchasing power of food-insecure Maryland residents with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables and to increase revenue for farmers through redemption of specified benefits at Maryland farmers markets; establishing a Maryland Farms and Families Fund; requiring the Governor to include a $500,000 appropriation to the Fund each fiscal year subject to the limitations of the State budget; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Hettleman, Anderson, Frick, Gutierrez, Hixson, R. Lewis, Lierman, McIntosh, A. Miller, Queen, M. Washington, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0278
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
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Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Food -see also- Kosher; Meat, Poultry, Seafood; Milk
Food Stamps
Nonprofit Organizations
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(10-2001 through 10-2005)

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.