Senate Bill 820 - Spay/Neuter Fund

Maryland StatehouseSB0820 - Summary (Click here to read the full Bill)

2013 Regular Session


Animal Welfare - Spay/Neuter Fund - Establishment

Sponsored by:

Senator Benson


In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis:Establishing the Spay/Neuter Fund within the Department of Agriculture; stating the purpose of the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; requiring the Department to establish a specified surcharge on commercial animal feed and deposit the revenue into the Fund; authorizing the Fund to be used to establish a statewide voucher program to support the provision of spay/neuter services; authorizing the Fund to be used to establish a competitive grant program to support the provision of spay/neuter services; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Benson (Chair, Task Force on the Establishment of a Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund) and Senators Rosapepe, Astle, Conway, Jennings, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Stone, Young, and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Bill imposes a local government mandate which is a directive in a bill requiring a local government unit to perform a task or assume a responsibility that has a discernible fiscal impact on the local government unit
Committee(s):Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Investments -see also- Securities
Local Government Mandates
Reimbursement Rates
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(6-103, 6-107, 2-303.1, 6-107.4)
Article - State Finance and Procurement

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