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Session Laws, 1986
Volume 768, Page 2801   View pdf image
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HARRY HUGHES, Governor                                       2801

CHAPTER 735

(House Bill 668)

AN ACT concerning

Agricultural Operation - Interference With Other Land Uses

FOR the purpose of providing that, under certain circumstances, a
private action may not be sustained against an agricultural
operation on the grounds that the operation interferes with
the use of other property; redefining the term operation for
certain purposes; and generally relating to nuisance suits
against agricultural operations.

BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,

Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

Section 5-308

Annotated Code of Maryland

(1984 Replacement Volume and 1985 Supplement)

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:

Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

5-308.

(a)  In this section, "operation" means a farm operation for
the:

(1)  Cultivation of land;

(2)  Production of agricultural crops;

(3)  Raising of poultry;

(4)  Production of eggs;

(5)  Production of milk;

(6)  Production of fruit or other horticultural crops;

[and]

(7)  Production of livestock, INCLUDING PASTURAGE; AND

(8)  PRODUCTION OF BEES AND THEIR PRODUCTS.

(b)  This section does not apply to:

(1) An agricultural operation that does not conform
to federal, State, or local health or zoning requirements;

 

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