Our Two Priority Bills Won in 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session
• PASSED! Pollinator bill (HB208/SB375) closing the loophole on retailers selling banned bee-killing neonic consumer garden products. Babies, bees, birds, butterflies, even blue crabs win! Read the press release.
• PASSED! Md Essential Workers Protection Act (HB581/SB486) which includes the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that our coalition set out to pass! It requires the State to issue mandatory protection for essential workers, including food & farm workers. Read the press release.
• Though we didn’t get a veto override vote on our 2020 Chlorpyrifos Ban, we got backstop protection for the regulation banning Chlorpyrifos. The Senate President & House Speaker sent a letter to Md. Dept of Agriculture (MDA), advising that any attempts to extend exemptions or weaken the reg will result in the General Assembly passing a Chlorpyrifos legislative ban in 2022. That’s a win!
It’s working together with our thousands of citizen advocates, like you, across the state that makes good things happen! Thanks to our citizen advocates who took action and helped spread the word on these bills.