Last week, Governor Hogan, along with President of Senate Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Micheal Busch, signed 350 bills into law. During the 2015 legislative session, the Maryland Farm Bureau advocated for many Pro-Ag bills, 6 of the 350 bills signed into law were bills that MFB supported. These bills ranged from common sense policy to allow ATV access on farms that are separated by a state or county road, and keeping agriculture operations viable to allow seasonal signage for family farms.
A large focus this session was on wildlife management and landowners rights. MFB joined a strong coalition to support the passage of repealing Maryland's strict liability doctrine pertinent to game bird baiting (SB 88). Passage of this bill was verbatim with MFB policy and we would like to thank the Maryland Hunting Coalition, Inc. for helping lead this initiative. To read more about passage of SB 88, click here.
To view a list of the many bills MFB supported and were signed into law, please see the list below: