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Conserving Working Waterfront Farms Act of 2017

Sponsored by:

Delegate Mautz


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation

Synopsis:Altering the contents of the criteria developed by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation for counties to consider when determining whether a property qualifies for the Critical Farms Program to include other benefits attributable to wildlife habitat enhancement and shoreline and water quality protection; and requiring the State Department of Agriculture to report to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2017, on its efforts to encourage easement purchases on working waterfront farms.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Mautz, Adams, Lafferty, McComas, Robinson, and Stein
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0719
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture, Department of
Animals -see also- Birds; Dogs
Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Land Preservation Trusts
Shore Erosion
Statutes:Article - Agriculture

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November 28, 2017 1:02 P.M.