Legislation Status Report
Tuesday September 27, 2022


BillFiscal NoteDetailsStatusHouse HearingSenate HearingPosition
HB 12 (SB 32)LinkWorcester County - Public Safety - Buildings Used for Agritourism

Worcester County Delegation

Adding Worcester County to the list of counties where an existing agricultural building used for agritourism is not considered a change of occupancy that requires a building permit if the subordinate use of agritourism does not require more than 200 people to occupy an individual building at any one time and the total width of means of egress meets or exceeds the International Building Code standard that applies to egress components other than stairways in a building without a sprinkler system.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 96 (4/12)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/9 2:15 PM
Support 2
HB 26LinkReal Property - Regulation of Common Ownership Community Managers

Holmes

Creating the State Board of Common Ownership Community Managers in the Maryland Department of Labor to oversee the licensing of community managers who provide management services for common ownership communities; providing that certain provisions of the Act do not prohibit certain persons from providing certain services under certain circumstances; requiring an individual to be issued a license by the Board before providing management services for a common ownership community under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 27 (SB 289)LinkHistoric Revitalization and Enterprise Zone Tax Credits - Alterations and Eligibility

Luedtke

Altering certain limitations on a certain credit against the State income tax for certain commercial rehabilitation projects; establishing the Small Commercial Project Trust Account within the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Reserve Fund; requiring the Governor, in certain fiscal years, to include in the annual State budget an appropriation of at least a certain amount for the Reserve Fund and the Trust Account; altering eligibility for and the calculation of a certain credit against a certain property tax; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 449 (5/16)Ways and Means
Wed 1/26 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 39 (SB 608)LinkReport on the Public or Private Conversion of State Property to Affordable Housing

Queen

Requiring the Department of Planning and the Department of General Services, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development, to report to the Board of Public Works and certain committees of the General Assembly on strategies for the public or private development and use of surplus real property and excess real property retained for possible future use by the State as affordable housing on or before June 30, 2023.
In the House - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/5)Appropriations
Tue 1/25 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 58 (SB 45)LinkIncome Tax - Credit for Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Passive Houses

Brooks

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after July 1, 2022, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades; requiring the owner to obtain a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; and prohibiting a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit for a taxable year during which the Governor declares a state of emergency.
In the House - Hearing 1/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/4)Ways and Means
Thu 1/13 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 61 (SB 81)LinkCharter Counties - Enforcement of Local Building Performance Laws (Building Energy Performance Standards Act of 2022)

Stewart

Authorizing charter counties to provide for the enforcement of local building energy performance laws by imposing civil fines not exceeding $10 per square foot of gross floor area.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/19 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 69 (SB 247)LinkState Department of Assessments and Taxation - Real Property Assessments and Appeals

Amprey

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to publish on its website certain information in plain language relating to the assessment process and methodology used in determining the value of real property; allowing certain authorities to consider certain criteria when hearing an appeal related to the valuation of real property; and requiring the appeal authority to notify, within 10 days after a decision regarding commercial property, the governing body of a county and municipal corporation in which the property is located.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 644 (5/29)Ways and Means
Wed 1/19 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Table
HB 71LinkManufactured Homes - Sale of Manufactured Housing Communities (Manufactured Housing Modernization Act)

Stewart

Requiring the owner of a manufactured housing community to comply with certain requirements when selling the manufactured housing community; and requiring the owner, at least 60 days prior to entering into a contract for the sale of the community, to provide notice of the terms of the offer to each homeowner in the community and provide homeowners the opportunity to purchase the manufactured housing community.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/24 at 1:00 p.m. (3/18)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/25 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/24 1:00 PM
Table
HB 81LinkCommunity Development Administration - Live Near Where You Teach Program - Establishment

Amprey

Authorizing the Community Development Administration in the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a home buyer assistance program that assists certain teachers with receiving certain low-interest mortgages for the purchase of homes near where the teacher is employed; and requiring the Administration to administer certain community development projects to provide certain teachers with certain financial assistance to buy homes near where the teacher is employed under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 82LinkState Government - Notarial Acts - Fees

Holmes

Increasing the cap on the fee established by the Secretary of State for an original notarial act from $4 to $25; and increasing the cap on the fee that a certain person may charge for the performance of a certain notarial act.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/14)Support 1
HB 86 (SB 6)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2022)

Stewart

Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; making a certain lease provision unenforceable if the landlord fails to make the disclosure; requiring a landlord to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right to assemble during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; expanding certain provisions of law regarding the rights of certain tenants to include certain victims of stalking; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative) (5/27)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 91LinkIrredeemable Ground Rents - Notice and Filing Requirements

Holmes

Requiring the online registry of properties subject to ground leases maintained by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to include certain information; and requiring the holder of an irredeemable ground rent to file a renewal notice of intention to preserve irredeemability of the ground rent with the Department within a certain period of time.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 326 (5/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/25 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/22 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 101LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

Rosenberg

Requiring as part of a complaint for repossession for failure to pay rent that a landlord provide registration or licensing information for a property for which registration or licensing is required under local law and to state whether a property is an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws; requiring a rental property in Baltimore City to be in compliance with lead-based paint abatement requirements before a landlord may file a complaint for repossession of the property for failure to pay rent; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 107LinkCooperative Housing Corporations, Condominiums, and Homeowners Associations - Reserve Studies - Statewide

Holmes

Requiring the governing body of certain cooperative housing corporations, condominiums, or homeowners associations to have a reserve study conducted of the common elements of the cooperative housing corporation, condominium, or homeowners association and to update the study every 5 years; imposing certain requirements relating to the annual budget of a cooperative housing corporation, condominium, or homeowners association; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 664 (5/29)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/13 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 108 (SB 524)LinkPublic Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing

Charkoudian

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% starting in 2023; requiring the Department to develop a plan to coordinate and leverage funding sources to support certain energy efficiency and other home upgrades and a plan to provide energy efficiency retrofits to all low-income households by 2030; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/27)Economic Matters
Thu 2/10 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 134LinkFailure to Pay Rent Proceedings - Prohibition on Rent Increases and Sealing of Court Records

Hill

Prohibiting a landlord from increasing a tenant's rent because a judgment was entered against the tenant in a failure to pay rent action; requiring the District Court to seal all court records within 60 days after the final resolution of a failure to pay rent proceeding under certain circumstances; requiring the District Court to seal all courts records relating to a failure to pay rent proceeding, on motion by a tenant, under certain circumstances; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to publish on its website a certain form; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 140LinkReal Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Governing Bodies and Annual Meetings

Holmes

Increasing to two the number of meetings the board of directors or the developer of a condominium or a homeowners association must convene each year at which unit owners have an opportunity to comment; requiring the developer of a condominium to appoint a unit owner, not otherwise affiliated with the developer, to the board within 30 days after the date on which units representing 25% of the votes have been conveyed by the developer to members of the public for residential purposes; requiring the maintenance of certain books and records; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/6)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/13 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 171 (SB 135)LinkClimate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act

Fraser-Hidalgo

Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a plan for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by December 31, 2022; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop a plan to meet the reduction targets set out in the Act; establishing a greenhouse gas pollution fee on certain fuels; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters) (2/10)Economic Matters
Thu 3/10 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 174LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Registration of Affected Property

Lehman

Establishing that information regarding the status of a rental property as an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws may be an issue of fact at trial.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 729 (5/29)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/31 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 176LinkCourts - Service of Process - Fees Collected by Sheriff

Cardin

Altering certain fees charged by a sheriff for service of process of certain papers.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 542 (5/29)Judiciary
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 197 (SB 145)LinkCooperative Housing Corporations - Property Insurance Deductibles - Member Responsibility

Stewart

Requiring a member of a cooperative housing corporation to pay up to $10,000 of the corporation's property or liability insurance deductible if damage to a common element originated in the member's unit; requiring the governing body to inform each member in writing annually of the member's responsibility regarding the insurance deductible and the amount; and applying the Act prospectively.
In the House - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/25 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 200LinkEducation - Public Middle and High Schools - Financial Literacy Curriculum and Graduation Requirement

Amprey

Requiring the State Department of Education to update the Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education and corresponding financial literacy standards to include content related to managing loans and taxes; requiring the State Board of Education to establish a financial literacy education week; requiring, beginning in the 2023-2023 school year, each county board to offer a certain financial literacy curriculum; requiring each county board to provide a certificate of completion for students completing the course; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (1/17)Ways and Means
Thu 1/27 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 202LinkHistoric Revitalization Tax Credit - Substantial Rehabilitation - Threshold Amount

Carr

Altering the definition of "substantial rehabilitation" for purposes of eligibility for the historic revitalization tax credit program by reducing the threshold amount from $5,000 to $2,500 for certain homeowners who receive the State homeowners' property tax credit during a certain period of time; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2021.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (1/13)Ways and Means
Wed 1/26 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 203 (SB 197)LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit Program - Retroactive Qualification and Calculation of the Credit

Attar

Authorizing, under certain circumstances, a homeowner to retroactively qualify for the Homestead Tax Credit Program for a certain taxable year and the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to calculate a certain assessment as if the credit had been granted for that taxable year; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2022.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 130 (4/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 204 (SB 181)LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Application Filing Deadline - Extension

Attar

Authorizing the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to accept an application for the homeowners' property tax credit submitted by a homeowner within 1 year after April 15 of the taxable year for which the credit is sought if the homeowner is applying for the credit for the first time or has filed a timely application for the credit for the 3 immediately preceding taxable years.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 132 (4/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 224 (SB 148)LinkProperty Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans

Crosby

Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m. (1/13)Ways and Means
Tue 2/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 250LinkPrivate Well Safety Act of 2022

Stewart

Establishing the Private Well Safety Program in the Department of the Environment to address and manage the contamination of certain private and domestic water supply wells in the State; establishing the Private Well Safety Fund to award grants to certain counties and households for costs associated with water quality testing and remediation; requiring the Department to utilize an online portal to receive and upload water quality testing results and certain information and to provide public access to the information; etc.
In the Senate - Special Order until later today (Senator Hester) Adopted (4/11)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 3
HB 257 (SB 34)LinkResidential Elevators - Inspections

Bagnall

Establishing that, beginning January 1, 2023, an elevator installed in a privately owned single-family residence is subject to certain provisions of law requiring elevator inspections.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/1)Monitor
HB 263LinkReal Property - Nuisance Actions - Rodent Harborage

Grammer

Authorizing an individual to bring a nuisance action for damages caused by rodent harborage on real property against an owner of the property; defining "rodent harborage" as a condition that provides sustenance or shelter for rodents, promotes their reproduction and continued existence on a property, creates or contributes to property damage, is injurious to public health and safety or obstructs the reasonable use of the property; authorizing the court to award certain damages to a prevailing plaintiff; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (2/21)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 268 (SB 274)LinkProperty Tax - Exemptions for Business Personal Property - Alterations

Henson

Altering eligibility for exemptions from the personal property tax for personal property of a home business or personal property with a total original cost below $20,000; and prohibiting the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from collecting personal property information or requiring the submission of a personal property tax return from certain businesses that qualify for certain personal property tax exemptions.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 327 (5/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 298 (SB 223)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Actions - Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

The Speaker

Increasing, from not more than $8 to not more than $73, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential property against a residential tenant; requiring the District Court to assess the surcharge against a landlord and prohibiting the court from awarding or assigning the surcharge against a residential tenant; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 299 (SB 224)LinkLabor and Employment - Employment Standards and Conditions - Definition of Employer

The Speaker

Adding a general definition of "employer" to be used in interpreting provisions of law relating to employment standards and conditions.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (2/14)Economic Matters
Tue 2/1 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 318 (SB 479)LinkEnvironment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Regulation

Stein

Establishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who provide on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater systems; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Board, to set certain fees for the issuance and renewal of licenses and other Board-provided services; establishing the On-Site Wastewater Professionals Fund; requiring the Board to establish a certain code of ethics; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 419 (5/16)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 323LinkReal Property - Limitations on Summoning Law Enforcement or Emergency Services - Prohibition

Palakovich Carr

Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that limits a tenant's ability to summon, or penalizes a tenant or another individual solely for summoning, the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a landlord from taking certain retaliatory actions because a tenant or another individual summons the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services for certain purposes; prohibiting a local jurisdiction from enacting certain laws; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. (3/23)Judiciary
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 340 (SB 15)LinkElection Law - Campaign Finance - Enforcement

D. Jones

Altering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and elected offices if a certain civil penalty has not been paid; altering enforcement mechanisms related to violations of State campaign finance laws, including the amount of certain civil penalties and the manner for imposing certain penalties; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (4/7)Ways and Means
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
HB 343LinkResidential Rental Properties and Mobile Home Parks - Security Deposits - Rate of Interest

Novotny

Altering the calculation of simple interest on security deposits held by a residential landlord or a mobile home park owner and owed to a residential tenant or mobile home park resident by repealing the requirement that interest be calculated at a rate of 1.5% per year if that percentage exceeds the U.S. Treasury yield curve rate.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/7)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 344LinkElection Law - Campaign Finance - Contributions (Prohibiting Pay to Play Act of 2022)

Palakovich Carr

Prohibiting regulated lobbyists from making contributions from personal funds to certain candidates and the candidates from accepting contributions from personal funds from regulated lobbyists during a certain period and under certain circumstances; and prohibiting certain business entities and officers of the business entities from making contributions to certain candidates and the candidates from accepting contributions from the business entities or officers of the business entities.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Ways and Means
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
HB 361 (SB 320)LinkMold Inspections and Remediation - Standards, Reporting, Penalties, and Tax Credit

Henson

Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regulations on or before June 1, 2024, establishing uniform standards for mold assessment and remediation; authorizing a tenant to deposit the tenant's rent in an escrow account under certain circumstances; authorizing a tax credit for taxpayers of certain residential properties who incur mold remediation costs; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/18)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 367LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Rental Assistance Programs

Williams

Requiring a landlord of residential property to follow certain processes and procedures concerning rental assistance programs in the State prior to filing a complaint to repossess for failure to pay rent against a tenant experiencing financial hardship, either directly or indirectly due to or during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 392LinkLandlord and Tenant - Failure to Repair Serious and Dangerous Defects - Tenant Remedies (Tenant Justice Act)

Stewart

Authorizing a single tenant to seek remedies on behalf of a group of tenants or a tenants' organization for a landlord's failure to repair serious and dangerous defects on the leased premises; authorizing a tenant to bring a civil action for money damages if a landlord fails to repair certain defects within a certain time period; and requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees to a tenant who prevails in a certain action.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 402 (SB 221)LinkDepartment of the Environment - Enforcement Authority

The Speaker

Altering the enforcement authority of the Department of the Environment under various provisions of law, including provisions relating to waterway construction and dam safety, tidal and nontidal wetlands, drinking water, and waterworks, wastewater works, and industrial wastewater works; requiring certain penalties collected by the Department to be paid into the Maryland Clean Water Fund; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. (2/15)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/25 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
HB 409 (SB 403)LinkCorporations and Associations - Annual Reports - Fees for Electronic Filings

The Speaker

Eliminating filing fees paid by corporations and other business entities to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for certain annual reports due on or after April 15, 2023, that are filed electronically.
In the House - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Economic Matters
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 445 (SB 543)LinkProperty Tax - Constant Yield Tax Rate - Notice Requirements

Smith

Altering certain notice requirements relating to the intention of a county or municipal corporation to set a certain real property tax rate that exceeds the constant yield tax rate.
In the House - Referred to interim study by Ways and Means (3/7)Ways and Means
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 449LinkProperty Tax - Renters' Property Tax Relief Program - Application Period

Smith

Authorizing the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to accept an application for the property tax relief program for renters within 3 years after the calendar year for which property tax relief is sought under certain circumstances; and applying the Act retroactively to affect all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2019.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 329 (5/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/8 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 480LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit - Calculation of Credit for Dwelling Purchased by First-Time Homebuyer

Long

Authorizing certain local governments to allow, by law, a first-time homebuyer in the State to calculate the homestead property tax credit for property that includes a newly purchased dwelling using a certain method; requiring that the credit for a newly purchased dwelling be calculated in a certain manner; and providing that a certain homeowner may receive the larger of the homestead property tax credit amounts as calculated using certain methods.
In the House - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Ways and Means
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 483LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Identification of Eligible Homeowners

Ivey

Requiring the Comptroller, for the purpose of identifying homeowners who are eligible for but have failed to claim the homeowners' property tax credit, to identify individuals who did not file an income tax return for the 3 most recent taxable years and provide the State Department of Assessments and Taxation those individuals' contact information.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 112 (4/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 507 (SB 924)LinkEnvironment - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Environmental Justice Considerations

Proctor

Requiring a unit of State government that develops electric vehicle charging infrastructure or administers public funding for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to use environmental justice guidelines when selecting communities for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
HB 508LinkProperty Tax - Constant Yield Tax Rate - Notification Requirement

McKay

Altering certain notice requirements relating to the intention of a taxing authority to set a county or municipal corporation real property tax rate that exceeds the constant yield tax rate.
In the House - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Ways and Means
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
HB 521LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Shielding of Court Records

Pena-Melnyk

Authorizing certain individuals to petition a court to remove from public inspection certain records relating to an action for repossession of residential property for failure to pay rent; establishing certain procedures and requirements for the consideration of a petition to shield records under the Act; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 722 (5/29)Judiciary
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/31 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 537LinkHousing and Community Development - Homeowner's Extreme Weather Mitigation and Preparation Grant Program

Ivey

Establishing the Homeowner's Extreme Weather Mitigation and Preparation Grant Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to assist homeowners, local governments, and nonprofit organizations in preparing and repairing residential properties to mitigate water damage caused by extreme weather; providing a homeowner is eligible for a grant if the property is the homeowner's primary legal residence, is owned and occupied by the homeowner, is a single-family home, and is covered by up-to-date insurance; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/7)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 539LinkHistoric Revitalization Tax Credit - Alterations - Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures for Single-Family, Owner-Occupied Residences

Carr

Altering the maximum tax credit amount under the historic revitalization tax credit program from 20% to 25% of an individual's qualified rehabilitation expenditures for the rehabilitation of a certain single-family, owner-occupied residence.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Ways and Means
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 551LinkReal Property - Residential Leases - Notification of Rent Increases

Wells

Requiring a landlord to notify a tenant in writing or through electronic mail at least 90 days before increasing the tenant's rent by more than 4%.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m. (3/23)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/31 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 553LinkCondominiums - Mandatory Insurance Coverage - Alterations

Arentz

Providing that certain property insurance requirements are applicable to certain elements and units under certain circumstances; providing that for detached units, the requirement that each unit owner is an insured person under a certain insurance policy with respect to certain liability applies only to common elements; providing that a loss for attached or multifamily dwelling units covered by a certain policy be adjusted with the council of unit owners in a certain manner; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 558 (SB 296)LinkLand Use - Agritourism - Definition

Clark

Altering the definition of "agritourism" to include camping and incidental stays for the purpose of a certain provision of law authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definition of "agritourism".
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 430 (5/16)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
HB 568 (SB 425)LinkReal Estate Associate Brokers and Salespersons - Compensation - Payment From Title Insurance Producer

Carey

Authorizing a licensed title insurance producer to pay compensation for the provision of real estate brokerage services to associate real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, or certain business entities on behalf of a real estate broker in accordance with a written disbursement authorization provided by the real estate broker.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 649 (5/29)Economic Matters
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 571 (SB 279)LinkAccess to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Alteration

Rosenberg

Altering the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund to include money received by the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General from a final settlement, an agreement, or a judgment relating to an investigation or enforcement of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act for an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice for rental residential property, excluding restitution and the costs of the action the Attorney General is entitled to recover.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 20 (4/9)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 596 (SB 783)LinkConstitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

W. Fisher

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resources, including the air, land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems of the State, and to conserve, protect, and enhance the State's natural resources for the benefit of every person, including present and future generations.
In the House - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/23 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 615LinkReal Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Dispute Settlement

Healey

Altering the procedures for dispute settlement between a council of unit owners or a board of directors and an alleged violator under the Maryland Condominium Act; establishing procedures for dispute settlement between a board of directors or other governing body and an alleged violator under the Maryland Homeowners Association Act; and applying the Act prospectively.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 282 (5/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/22 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 616LinkCooperative Housing Corporations - Dispute Settlement and Eviction Procedures

Healey

Altering procedures for the dispute settlement mechanism under the Maryland Cooperative Housing Corporation Act; specifying that the dispute settlement mechanism does not apply to complaints or demands arising out of a cooperative housing member's failure to pay certain assessments; repealing a prohibition on the governing body of a cooperative housing corporation bringing an action in court to evict a member based solely on the member's failure to pay assessments under certain circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m. (3/15)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/22 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 630LinkPublic High Schools - Financial Literacy Pilot Program - Establishment

Brooks

Requiring the State Board of Education to establish a Financial Literacy Pilot Program for public school students, including public charter school students, in Grades 11 and 12; requiring the curriculum content to include lessons on budgeting, saving money, debt, investments, amortization, interest and other issues as appropriate; authorizing each public school to implement the curriculum content beginning in the 2023-2024 school year; and requiring a report to the General Assembly on the status of the Program by January 1, 2027.
In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 3:00 p.m. (2/2)Ways and Means
Thu 2/17 3:00 PM
Support 3
HB 637 (SB 293)LinkInsurance - Title Insurance Producers - Annual Review

Carey

Authorizing a title insurer to conduct a required annual review of a title insurance producer in person, remotely by using mail, overnight delivery, or electronic means, or by a combination of in-person and remote methods.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 700 (5/29)Economic Matters
Thu 2/17 1:00 PM
HB 663 (SB 317)LinkState Government - Notarial Acts - Fees and Use of Communication Technology

Kaiser

Increasing the maximum fees from $4 to $25 for an original notarial act and, subject to certain regulations, to $50 for performance of a notarial act using communication technology; repealing a certain prohibition on performing a notarial act using communication technology with respect to a will or a trust; authorizing a notary public to use communication technology to take an acknowledgement of a signature remotely under certain circumstances; establishing certain requirements for a notary public to confirm a record remotely; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 714 (5/29)Health and Government Operations
Tue 3/1 1:30 PM
Support 1
HB 674 (SB 384)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Stay of Eviction Proceeding for Rental Assistance Determination

Stewart

Providing for the stay of certain eviction proceedings when a tenant is waiting for a determination on a good faith application for rental assistance.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (4/4)Environment and Transportation or Rules
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 677LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit - Portability of Value to New Dwelling

Hartman

Establishing the taxable assessment of a new dwelling if a homeowner who previously received the homestead property tax credit purchases a new dwelling within 3 years.
In the House - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)Ways and Means
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 681 (SB 443)LinkIncome Tax - Credit for Pet-Friendly Rental Dwelling Units

D. Jones

Allowing certain landlords a credit against the State income tax for rental dwelling units in which, during the taxable year, a landlord permits residential tenants to reside with companion animals; requiring the Comptroller to maintain and publish on the Comptroller's website a list of landlords who claim the credit and the properties at which each landlord permits tenants to reside with companion animals; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)Ways and Means
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 688LinkReal Property - Residential Contract of Sale - Buyer Identification

Jalisi

Authorizing a buyer who executes a residential contract of sale for a single family residential real property with a real estate broker to mask the buyer's identity; and applying the Act prospectively.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 691 (SB 564)LinkLandlord and Tenant and Wrongful Detainer Actions - Eviction Prevention Services

Wells

Requiring the court to grant a recess or a continuance in certain landlord and tenant actions and actions for wrongful detainer for certain purposes, including for the purpose of obtaining eviction prevention services.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary) (2/3)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 693LinkCourts - Surcharges and Payment to Special Funds

Clippinger

Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and directed to certain special funds in the State; establishing the Rental Assistance Special Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; and requiring interest earnings of the Rental Assistance Special Fund to be credited to the Rental Assistance Special Fund.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 695 (SB 552)LinkEnvironment - Climate Crisis Plan - Requirement (Better Together to Save Our Weather Act of 2022)

Fraser-Hidalgo

Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring the Department to provide feedback to each county on or before November 1, 2023; requiring each county to finalize its plan on or before January 1, 2024; and requiring each county to review and update its plan once every 3 years.
In the House - Hearing 2/18 at 11:00 a.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/18 11:00 AM
Monitor
HB 703 (SB 563)LinkReal Property - Actions to Repossess - Judgment for Tenants and Proof of Rental Licensure

Lehman

Requiring a landlord to submit to the clerk of the court evidence of compliance with certain local rental property licensure requirements and demonstrate that the landlord is compliant with the licensure requirements.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (4/9)Judiciary or Rules
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 705LinkLand Use - Reporting - Annual Reports and Development of New Housing

Barve

Repealing a certain exemption to the requirement to report certain measures and indicators in a certain annual report; requiring a county or municipal corporation to submit an annual report to the Department of Planning that contains certain information on residential building permits issued in the previous calendar year; and requiring the Department of Planning to submit an annual report to the General Assembly on the development of housing in the State during the previous calendar year.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/7)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 708LinkComprehensive Climate Solutions

Barve

Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through the use of various measures, including the alteration of statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, the establishment of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, requiring gas companies and electric companies to provide certain programs and services, and requiring electric companies to increase their annual incremental gross energy savings through certain programs and services; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)Economic Matters
Fri 3/4 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 712 (SB 521)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Mandatory Appropriation

Rosenberg

Requiring the Governor, for fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter, to appropriate a certain amount of federal rental assistance money to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund; and requiring certain excess federal rental assistance funds to be appropriated to the Fund.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 720 (SB 424)LinkReal Estate - Real Estate Brokerage Services and Termination of Residential Real Estate Contracts (The Anthony Moorman Act)

C. Branch

Requiring a real estate broker or an escrow agent, if a purchaser terminates a certain transaction under certain circumstances, to distribute trust money to the purchaser within 30 days after a certain written notice of the termination is sent; requiring a holder of trust money who makes a certain distribution to notify the seller and purchaser of the distribution within a certain period of time; establishing that a holder of trust money may not be held liable for a certain decision to distribute the trust money; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 724 (SB 662)LinkAccess to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Funding

B. Barnes

Requiring the Comptroller to distribute $11,800,000 of certain abandoned property funds to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund for fiscal year 2023.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 738LinkProperty Tax - Credit for Longtime Residents to Offset Property Tax Rate Increase

Metzgar

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant, by law, a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by an individual who is at least 60 years old, has resided in the dwelling for 30 consecutive years, and whose combined income does not exceed $75,000; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2022.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Ways and Means
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 762 (SB 678)LinkReal Property - Residential Contract of Sale - Buyer Identification

Bridges

Authorizing a buyer who executes a residential contract of sale for a single-family residential real property with a real estate broker to mask the buyer's identity.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 777 (SB 92)LinkReal Property - Partition of Property

Rosenberg

Requiring the court in an action to partition real property to determine whether the property is heirs property for the purpose of partition of the property among certain cotenants and if so, to determine the market value of the property unless the court makes certain determinations; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 401 (5/16)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 791 (SB 723)LinkSales and Use Tax - Digital Product - Definition

Luedtke

Altering the definition of "digital product" for purposes of the application of the sales and use tax to exclude certain products where the purchaser has a certain property interest and certain types of computer software.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 534 (5/29)Ways and Means
Wed 2/23 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 803LinkResidential Property Foreclosure - Filing and Adjudication of Counterclaims

Williams

Authorizing a mortgagor or grantor to file a counterclaim under the Maryland Rules within 15 days after a postfile mediation in an action for residential property foreclosure or the date the Office of Administrative Hearings files a certain report; establishing alternative requirements to file a motion to stay in the case of postfile mediation; and requiring the adjudication of legal counterclaims before any equitable claims are undertaken.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
HB 807LinkReal Estate Brokers, Salespersons, and Associate Brokers - Continuing Education Courses - Verification of Identity

Queen

Requiring an entity that conducts a continuing education course for real estate brokers, salespersons, and associate brokers to require an individual enrolled in a course to provide, to verify the individual's identity, a photo identification for an in-person course and a signed affidavit attesting to the identity of the individual for a virtual or other remote course.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 333 (5/12)Economic Matters
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 3/24 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 809 (SB 975)LinkProperty Tax Exemption - Disabled Veteran, Active Duty, and Surviving Spouse - Application Process

Kipke

Authorizing an individual to submit, and requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to accept, an application for a property tax exemption for a specific dwelling house that the individual intends to purchase before the individual purchases the dwelling house; requiring the Department, within 15 business days, to process the application and send the applicant a letter regarding preliminary approval or denial of the application; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 195 (4/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 824 (SB 629)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Data - Collection and Distribution

Williams

Requiring the Judiciary to collect certain data pertaining to a warrant of restitution or a writ of possession issued in accordance with a certain judgment for possession of residential property; requiring the Judiciary to share complete eviction data from the immediately preceding month with the Department of Housing and Community Development each month; requiring the Department to make eviction data available in a certain format to a State or local agency or an academic institution located in the State; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 685 (5/29)Judiciary
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 831LinkReducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Commercial and Residential Buildings

Stein

Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish building emissions standards for certain commercial and residential buildings; establishing the Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force to study certain matters and develop a plan for funding the retrofit of certain buildings; and requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to update the Maryland Building Performance Standards.
In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. (2/15)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/25 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 834LinkOn-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Outreach and Education (Septic Awareness Act of 2022)

Love

Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain period of time as SepticSmart Week; requiring the Department to use certain educational materials and other resources during SepticSmart Week to promote community awareness regarding certain aspects and impacts of on-site sewage disposal systems; requiring a contract for the sale of residential real property to contain a provision that provides certain notice of a certain Septic Systems Outreach Toolkit available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/22)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/25 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 844LinkReal Property Tax Rates - Notification to Real Property Taxpayers

Buckel

Requiring a taxing authority to mail a certain notice to each real property taxpayer who resides in the jurisdiction of the taxing authority before adopting a real property tax rate that exceeds the constant yield tax rate; and altering the contents of certain information required to be mailed with each real property tax bill.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)Ways and Means
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 880 (SB 931)LinkEnvironment - Impact of Actions on Climate, Labor, and Environmental Justice

Boyce

Prohibiting a certain governmental unit from taking an action unless the governmental unit has conducted certain evaluations and assessments of the impact of the action on the climate, labor and employment, environmental justice, and any overburdened community; authorizing a governmental unit to deny, condition, approve, or amend an action based on certain findings; and requiring governmental units to coordinate and seek federal funding to meet the requirements of the Act.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/14)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 881LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Leases and Holdover Tenancies - Local Just Cause Termination Provisions

Wilkins

Authorizing a county to adopt by local law or ordinance provisions prohibiting a landlord of residential property from failing to renew a lease or from terminating a holdover tenancy without just cause; and establishing certain requirements for a local law or ordinance adopted in accordance with the Act.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 921 (SB 366)LinkChesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund - Use of Funds (Chesapeake Bay Lockbox Protection Act of 2022)

Saab

Establishing a Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to provide financial resources for certain nonpoint source pollution control projects in the State; and prohibiting the transfer of funds in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to the General Fund or a special fund of the State except under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 927 (SB 744)LinkHousing and Community Development - Affordable Housing - Excess Real Property

Palakovich Carr

Requiring the Department of Planning to provide a list of excess real property owned by the State to the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to determine whether any of the listed properties are suitable for use or redevelopment as affordable housing; altering the contents of the Rental Housing Fund; requiring the Comptroller to distribute $30,000,000 of income tax revenue from individuals to the Rental Housing Fund on or before June 30, 2022; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 336 (5/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 928 (SB 875)LinkDiscrimination in Housing - Citizenship, Immigration Status, and National Origin

Palakovich Carr

Stating the policy of the State to provide fair housing, regardless of certain citizenship or immigration status; prohibiting certain discrimination related to the sale or rental of a dwelling on the basis of citizenship or immigration status, subject to certain exceptions; prohibiting a person from inquiring about a person's citizenship, immigration status, or national origin in connection with the rental of a dwelling; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 929LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Opportunity Zone Fund - Establishment

Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee

Establishing the Opportunity Zone Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; requiring interest earnings of the Fund to be credited to the Fund; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to use the Fund to operate and pay expenses of the Fund and to provide financial assistance to certain entities for projects and programs in opportunity zones; and authorizing the Department to sell certain loans and interests without Board of Public Works approval.
In the House - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/15)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 932 (SB 592)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Right to Redemption of Leased Premises - Form of Payment

Stewart

Providing that, in an action of summary ejectment for failure to pay rent where a landlord or park owner is awarded a judgment giving restitution of the leased premises, a tenant or resident who has the right to redemption of the leased premises by tendering all past due amounts plus court awarded costs and fees may tender those amounts, costs, and fees in an electronic or written check issued by a political subdivision or on behalf of a governmental entity.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 671 (5/29)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 960 (SB 651)LinkNatural Resources - Forest Mitigation Banks and the Forest Conservation Fund - Alterations

Kerr

Altering the definition of "qualified conservation" for purposes of provisions of law related to forest mitigation banks; and extending the deadline from 2 years to 5 or from 3 growing seasons to 6 for the Department of Natural Resources to accomplish the reforestation or afforestation for which certain money is deposited to the Forest Conservation Fund.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 962 (SB 643)LinkCommercial Law - Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions

Carey

Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices that are appropriate to the nature of the personal information maintained; and altering certain requirements related to notifications of breaches of the security of systems, including the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized data is required to notify certain individuals of a breach.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 502 (5/29)Economic Matters
Fri 2/25 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 979LinkTax Sales - Homeowner Protection Program - Automatic Enrollment and Funding

Kaiser

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to establish a process to automatically enroll each homeowner who meets certain eligibility requirements in the Homeowner Protection Program; repealing a requirement that the Department determine the maximum number of homeowners who may be enrolled in the Program in each fiscal year; requiring the Governor to include an additional $20,000,000 appropriation for the Program in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2024; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Ways and Means
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 983Housing and Community Development - Expansion of Affordable Housing - County Grants

Wilkins

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide one-time grants to the three counties with the highest cost of living, to be used to expand affordable housing; and requiring, for fiscal year 2024, the Governor to include in the annual budget an appropriation of $60,000,000 to the Department, to carry out the Act.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/14)Support/Amend 3
HB 1031 (SB 791)LinkNatural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

Luedtke

Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing a Land Preservation Rapid Response Advisory Committee to review loan applications and make recommendations on which projects to fund; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Fund; requiring the Governor to include $10,000,000 in the fiscal year 2024 budget bill for the Fund: etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/11)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 1038LinkForeclosure Proceedings - Residential Mortgagors and Grantors - Access to Counsel

Charles

Requiring that certain individuals have access to legal representation in certain foreclosure proceedings; establishing the Access to Counsel in Foreclosure Proceedings Program; requiring the Maryland Legal Services Corporation, under the Program, to provide access to legal representation to certain individuals in certain foreclosure proceedings under certain circumstances; altering a certain filing fee in a foreclosure action and directing a portion of that filing fee to a certain special fund; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Judiciary
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
HB 1060LinkResidential Owners in Common Ownership Communities Bill of Rights

Holmes

Establishing a bill of rights for unit owners of a condominium, members of a cooperative housing corporation, and lot owners of a homeowners association.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/6)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 1061LinkLocal Government - Condominium and Homeowners Associations - Repair and Rehabilitation Funds

Holmes

Authorizing a county or a municipality to establish a certain fund for the purpose of providing support for the repair of infrastructure in a community subject to a condominium association or a homeowners association; and requiring that certain property tax revenues be assigned to a fund created under the Act.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/6)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1064 (SB 816)LinkReal Property - Actions for Possession - Pet Protections

Stein

Requiring the Department of Agriculture to publish a fact sheet on the protection of pets in the event of an eviction or other loss of possession of real property to be included with a certain notice or summons; requiring a landlord to provide information about the fact sheet at the execution of a lease on or after October 1, 2022; requiring a sheriff or other official to return a pet to a tenant or certain other person or to contact an animal shelter or rescue organization; prohibiting leaving a pet on public property; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/21)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 1068 (SB 113)LinkLocal Health Departments, Environmental Health Specialists, and On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Systems Standards, Regulations, Applications, and Funding

Stein

Requiring a database or system created by the Department of the Environment for local health departments to be designed in a certain manner; requiring the Department of the Environment to take certain actions regarding applications for the installation of and associated permits for on-site sewage disposal systems; requiring the approving authority for an application for the installation of an on-site sewage disposal system to provide certain information to an applicant under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/11)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1069LinkMaryland Bedbug Detection and Treatment Act

Holmes

Requiring a tenant to notify the tenant's landlord if the tenant knows or reasonably suspects the tenant's dwelling unit contains bedbugs; requiring a landlord receiving notice from a tenant to provide for the inspection and, if necessary, treatment of the tenant's dwelling unit and contiguous units; imposing on a tenant certain requirements relating to access to and treatment of the tenant's dwelling unit; prohibiting a landlord from offering a dwelling unit the landlord knows or reasonably suspects to contain bedbugs; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/6)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1077LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Racial Equity Impact Assessment

Charles

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to annually complete a racial equity impact assessment; and requiring the Department to work with independent experts to complete the assessment and make the assessment available to the public.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1097LinkTask Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity

Holmes

Establishing the Task Force to Study Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity to study the misvaluation and undervaluation of property owned by minorities; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by October 31, 2023.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 654 (5/29)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 4/5 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 1104LinkAffordable Housing Land Trusts - Funding and Property Tax Exemption

Charles

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to reserve 2.5% of community development block grant funds awarded to the State for nonentitlement areas for award to affordable housing land trusts in the nonentitlement areas; establishing the intent of the General Assembly that certain entitlement areas award 2.5% of community development block grant funds to affordable housing land trusts; and exempting from property taxes real property held by an affordable housing land trust under certain circumstances.
In the House - Referred to interim study by Ways and Means (4/7)Ways and Means
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1108LinkReal Property - Land Installment Contracts - Requirements and Vendor Duties and Limitations

Charles

Requiring the vendor to provide a purchaser under a land installment contract with the results of a title search for the property at or before the time the purchaser signs the contract; requiring the inclusion of certain notice, terms, and recitals in a land installment contract formed in the State; altering the percentage of the original cash price of a land installment contract that the purchaser must pay before the purchaser may demand a grant of the deed to the property to the purchaser; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 1
HB 1110LinkEnvironment - Lead Poisoning Prevention - Elevated Blood Lead Level

Holmes

Altering the elevated blood lead level that initiates certain case management, environmental investigation, notification, and lead risk reduction requirements; and requiring the Department of the Environment to study and report on the most effective means of incorporating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blood Lead Reference Value into the State's lead poisoning prevention programs on or before December 31, 2022.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 86 (4/12)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 3/22 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1138 (SB 809)LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Easy Application and Automatic Renewal

Feldmark

Requiring the Comptroller to include on the Maryland resident individual income tax return form a certain notification concerning the homeowners' property tax credit and a certain separate form that a taxpayer may use to apply for the homeowners' property tax credit; and requiring that certain qualifying homeowners receive the homeowners' property tax credit for subsequent taxable years without being required to file an application for the credit.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Ways and Means
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 1146LinkResidential Construction - Electric Vehicle Charging

Terrasa

Requiring the construction of certain new townhouses and multifamily residential buildings that do not have at least one garage, carport, or driveway for each housing unit to include on a certain number of communal off-street parking spaces an electric vehicle charging station capable of at least Level 2 charging.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1162LinkCampaign Finance - Collections by Membership Entities - Noncampaign Political Activity

Washington

Authorizing a membership entity to require a member to donate to noncampaign political activity of the membership entity up to 25% of the total annual amount the member is required to pay as dues, fees, or other assessments as a condition of membership if the member exercises the right not to contribute to a political action committee affiliated with the membership entity.
In the House - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Ways and Means
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 1186LinkProperty Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and Veterans Tax Credit - Amount and Duration

Reilly

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to determine the amount and duration of a certain tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the dwelling of certain elderly individuals and veterans; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2022.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 267 (5/12)Ways and Means
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 1200 (SB 818)LinkEnvironment - Permit Applications - Environmental Justice Screening

Wells

Requiring a person applying for a certain permit from the Department of the Environment to include in the application the EJ Score from the Maryland EJ tool for the census tract where the applicant is seeking the permit; requiring the Department, on receiving a certain permit application, to review the EJ Score for the census tract where the applicant is seeking a permit using the Maryland EJ tool to verify the applicant's information; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 588 (5/29)Environment and Transportation
Fri 3/4 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
HB 1259 (SB 871)LinkAccessory Dwelling Unit Authorization and Promotion Act

Belcastro

Establishing the policy of the State to promote and encourage the creation of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use in order to meet the housing needs of the citizens of the State; requiring, on or before October 1, 2023, each legislative body to adopt a local law authorizing the development of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use subject to certain requirements; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 1271 (SB 770)LinkPublic Utilities - Homeowner Utility Repair Fund - Establishment

R. Lewis

Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to offset the costs a low- to middle-income residential customer may incur due to damage caused by a utility company's routine maintenance, repairs, or upgrades; and requiring interest earnings of the Fund to be credited to the Fund.
In the House - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Economic Matters
Thu 3/10 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 1295LinkMultifamily Dwellings - Smoking Policies

Washington

Requiring the governing body of a common ownership community to develop a smoking policy if the property subject to the control of the governing body is a multifamily dwelling.
In the Senate - Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m. (3/23)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 4/5 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 1309LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Procedures

Adams

Authorizing a landlord to repossess property for failure to pay rent in a certain manner under certain circumstances; requiring the landlord to provide a certain notice to a certain tenant in a certain manner; establishing a certain rebuttable presumption; requiring a sheriff to notify the District Court if the sheriff reasonably believes certain notice has not been provided and prohibiting the sheriff from executing the warrant of restitution under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Judiciary
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 1313LinkEnvironment - Exception to Nonstructural Shoreline Stabilization Requirements

Mautz

Providing an exception to the requirement that certain improvements to protect a person's property against erosion consist of nonstructural shoreline stabilization measures for areas determined by a licensed marine contractor to be unsuitable for such measures; and creating an exemption from a certain waiver process.
In the House - Hearing 3/09 at 2:15 p.m. (3/9)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/9 2:15 PM
Support 3
HB 1326LinkIncome Tax - Subtraction Modification - Rental Real Estate Activities

Wivell

Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for a certain amount of passive activity loss attributable to certain rental real estate activities.
In the House - Hearing 3/09 at 2:30 p.m. (3/9)Ways and Means
Wed 3/9 2:30 PM
Support 3
HB 1330LinkPartnership Rental Housing Program - Mixed-Income Housing Developments (More Homes for Marylanders Act)

Stewart

Establishing that the Partnership Rental Housing Program operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development include goals with regard to, and conditions that apply to, households of middle income; requiring the Department to prioritize funding for projects that a political subdivision or housing authority agrees to maintain as mixed-income housing development for at least 75 years; and establishing qualifications for initial occupancy for households of lower and middle income under the Program; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 1345LinkSales of Residential Real Property - Offers to Purchase and Transfer Tax

Amprey

Authorizing a person who offers certain residential real property for sale to a third party, for the first 30 days, to accept only an offer to purchase the property made by certain persons; and altering the rate of the State transfer tax payable for an instrument of writing for a sale of certain residential real property under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/14)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1361LinkProperty Taxes - Exemption - Dwellings of Senior Citizens

Cox

Exempting from property taxes the dwelling of certain eligible senior citizens and, following transfer, certain joint owners under certain circumstances; requiring the State to reimburse each county and municipal corporation a certain amount of revenue that would have been collected but for the property tax exemption required under the Act; requiring the Comptroller to distribute from the State Lottery Fund to a county or municipal corporation a certain amount; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/14)Ways and Means
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 1372LinkEnvironment - Green Infrastructure Rebate Program - Establishment

Lehman

Establishing the Green Infrastructure Rebate Program to provide property owners the incentive to invest in stormwater management practices-; requiring the Department of the Environment to administer the Program in collaboration with each county that elects to participate in the Program; authorizing the Department to delegate authority to administer the Program to a participating county; and requiring the Department and participating counties to provide a certain percentage of the cost of a rebate under the Program.
In the House - Hearing 3/09 at 2:15 p.m. (3/9)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/9 2:15 PM
Support 3
HB 1411 (SB 930)Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Eligibility and Calculation - Alterations

Kipke

Altering the calculation of a certain homeowners' property tax credit; and altering certain limitations on eligibility for the credit based on a homeowner's net worth which may not exceed $438,000 and combined gross income which may not exceed $85,000.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/17)
HB 1414 (SB 153)Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Definition of Gross Income

Kipke

Altering eligibility for the homeowners' property tax credit by excluding from the definition of "gross income" certain expenses incurred by a homeowner for medical care, continuing care, and care provided by an assisted living program or nursing home.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/17)Support 2
HB 1417Recordation and Transfer Taxes - First-Time Maryland Home Buyer - Payment and Exemptions

Hornberger

Altering the criteria for qualifying as a first-time Maryland home buyer to mean an individual who has not, either individually or jointly, owned or purchased in the last 7 years residential real property in the State that has been the individual's principal residence; and applying the criteria for purposes of payment of and exemptions from recordation and transfer taxes.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/17)Support 2
HB 1437 (SB 699)Public High Schools - Financial Literacy - Curriculum, Graduation Requirement, and Professional Development

Stein

Requiring the State Board of Education, with the assistance of the Maryland Council on Economic Education, to develop curriculum content for a certain course in financial literacy; requiring each county board of education to implement the curriculum in every public high school beginning in the 2025-2026 school year; requiring the completion of a certain financial literacy course in order to graduate from high school beginning in 2029; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/22)Support 3
HB 1457Real Estate Transactions - Prospective Buyer Communications - Personal Information

Queen

Prohibiting a seller's agent from providing to a seller certain communications from a prospective buyer containing personal information or characteristics of the prospective buyer; and providing the Act is intended to prevent a seller from selecting a buyer on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, or disability in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/24)Support/Amend 5
HB 1466Real Property - Gates or Barriers on Shared Private Roads or Driveways - Requirements

R. Jones

Prohibiting the installation or maintenance of a gate or other barrier on a shared private road or driveway without the permission of a property owner whose access to their property will be restricted by the gate or barrier.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/25)
SB 6 (HB 86)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2022)

Waldstreicher

Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; making a certain lease provision unenforceable if the landlord fails to make the disclosure; requiring a landlord to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right of free assembly during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; expanding certain provisions of law regarding the rights of certain tenants to include certain victims of stalking; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34 (4/9)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/3 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 15 (HB 340)LinkElection Law - Campaign Finance - Enforcement

Jackson

Altering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and elected offices if a certain civil penalty has not been paid; altering enforcement mechanisms related to violations of State campaign finance laws, including the amount of certain civil penalties, and the manner for imposing certain penalties; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 642 (5/29)Ways and Means
Tue 3/22 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 1/26 1:30 PM
SB 32 (HB 12)LinkWorcester County - Public Safety - Buildings Used for Agritourism

Carozza

Adding Worcester County to the list of counties where an existing agricultural building used for agritourism is not considered a change of occupancy that requires a building permit if the subordinate use of agritourism does not require more than 200 people to occupy an individual building at any one time and the total width of means of egress meets or exceeds the International Building Code standard that applies to egress components other than stairways in a building without a sprinkler system.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 97 (4/12)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 1/25 1:30 PM
SB 34 (HB 257)LinkResidential Elevators - Inspections

Young

Establishing that, beginning January 1, 2023, an elevator installed in a privately owned single-family residence is subject to certain provisions of law requiring elevator inspections.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m. (1/14)Finance
Thu 2/3 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 45 (HB 58)LinkIncome Tax - Credit for Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Passive Houses

Kramer

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after July 1, 2022, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades; requiring the owner to obtain a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; and prohibiting a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit for a taxable year during which the Governor declares a state of emergency.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/7)Budget and Taxation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 52LinkReal Property - Satisfaction of a Mortgage - Required Homeowner's Insurance (Cassidy's Law)

Jackson

Requiring an owner of residential real property in the State that is not subject to a mortgage to maintain homeowner's insurance coverage on the property with liability coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily or personal injury occurring on the property.
In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings (2/8)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 1/26 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 81 (HB 61)LinkCharter Counties - Enforcement of Local Building Performance Laws (Building Energy Performance Standards Act of 2022)

Feldman

Authorizing charter counties to provide for the enforcement of local building energy performance laws by imposing civil fines not exceeding $10 per square foot of gross floor area; and providing that a civil fine may be imposed under the Act only if construction on the building was completed at least 3 years and 1 day before the date the civil fine would be imposed.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (2/22)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 92 (HB 777)LinkReal Property - Partition of Property

Augustine

Requiring the court in an action to partition real property to determine the market value of the property unless the court makes certain determinations; and establishing procedures for the purchase of interests in real property by cotenants, for the partition in kind of real property among cotenants, and for the partition by sale of real property on the open market by a real estate broker licensed in this State.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 402 (5/16)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/3 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 113 (HB 1068)LinkEnvironmental Health Specialists and On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Transfer of Responsibilities and Standards, Regulations, Applications, and Plans

Hester

Transferring certain provisions of law governing environmental health specialists, including the Board of Environmental Health Specialists, from the Maryland Department of Health to the Department of the Environment; requiring the Department of the Environment to take certain actions regarding applications and plans for the installation of on-site sewage disposal systems; requiring that an application for the installation of an on-site sewage disposal system be approved or denied within 2 months after receipt by the approving authority; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/20)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 135 (HB 171)LinkClimate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act

Kramer

Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a plan for the reduction of statewide greenhouse gas emissions by December 31, 2022; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop a plan to meet the reduction targets set out in the Act; and establishing a greenhouse gas pollution fee on certain fuels.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (1/31)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 145 (HB 197)LinkCooperative Housing Corporations - Property Insurance Deductibles - Member Responsibility

Kramer

Requiring a member of a cooperative housing corporation to pay up to $10,000 of the corporation's property or liability insurance deductible if damage to a common element originated in the member's unit; requiring the governing body to inform each member annually of the member's responsibility regarding the insurance deductible and the amount; and applying the Act prospectively.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 2:00 p.m. (1/13)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/2 2:00 PM
Support 1
SB 148 (HB 224)LinkProperty Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans

Patterson

Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 153 (HB 1414)LinkProperty Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Definition of Gross Income

Beidle

Altering eligibility for the homeowners' property tax credit by excluding from the definition of "gross income" certain expenses incurred by a homeowner for medical care, continuing care, and care provided by an assisted living program or nursing home.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/7)Budget and Taxation
Tue 1/18 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 181 (HB 204)LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Application Filing Deadline - Extension

Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee

Authorizing the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to accept an application for the homeowners' property tax credit submitted by a homeowner within 1 year after April 15 of the taxable year for which the credit is sought if the homeowner is applying for the credit for the first time or has filed a timely application for the credit for the 3 immediately preceding taxable years.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 131 (4/12)Budget and Taxation
Wed 1/19 1:00 PM
SB 197 (HB 203)LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit Program - Retroactive Qualification and Calculation of the Credit

Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee

Authorizing, under certain circumstances, a homeowner to retroactively qualify for the Homestead Tax Credit Program for a certain taxable year and the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to calculate a certain assessment as if the credit had been granted for that taxable year; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2022.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 129 (4/12)Budget and Taxation
Wed 1/19 1:00 PM
SB 221 (HB 402)LinkDepartment of the Environment - Enforcement Authority

President

Requiring the Department of the Environment to notify the Attorney General each time the Department initiates a certain administrative action; altering the enforcement authority of the Department under various provisions of law, including provisions relating to waterway construction and dam safety, tidal and nontidal wetlands, drinking water, and waterworks, wastewater works, and industrial wastewater works; requiring a person or municipal or private corporation to report certain information to the Department annually; etc.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/22)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
SB 223 (HB 298)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Actions - Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

President

Increasing, from not more than $8 to not more than $73, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential property against a residential tenant; requiring the District Court to assess the surcharge against a landlord and prohibiting the court from awarding or assigning the surcharge against a residential tenant; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/3 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 224 (HB 299)LinkLabor and Employment - Employment Standards and Conditions - Definition of Employer

President

Adding a general definition of "employer" to be used in interpreting provisions of law relating to employment standards and conditions.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/20)Finance
Thu 2/10 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 247 (HB 69)LinkState Department of Assessments and Taxation - Real Property Assessments and Appeals

Hayes

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to publish on its website certain information in plain language relating to the assessment process and methodology used in determining the value of real property; allowing certain authorities to consider certain criteria when hearing an appeal related to the valuation of real property; and requiring the appeal authority to notify, within 10 days after a decision regarding commercial property, the governing body of a county and municipal corporation in which the property is located.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 645 (5/29)Ways and Means
Tue 3/29 2:45 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 1/25 2:30 PM
Table
SB 274 (HB 268)LinkProperty Tax - Exemptions for Business Personal Property - Alterations

Hayes

Altering eligibility for exemptions from the personal property tax for personal property of a home business or personal property with a total original cost of less than $20,000; and prohibiting the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from collecting certain information or requiring the submission of a personal property tax return from certain businesses that qualify for certain personal property tax exemptions.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 328 (5/12)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 279 (HB 571)LinkAccess to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Alteration

Hettleman

Altering the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund to include money received by the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General from a final settlement, an agreement, or a judgment relating to an investigation or enforcement of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act for an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice for rental residential property, excluding restitution and the costs of the action the Attorney General is entitled to recover.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21 (4/9)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 289 (HB 27)LinkHistoric Revitalization and Enterprise Zone Tax Credits - Alterations and Eligibility

McCray

Altering certain limitations on a certain credit against the State income tax for certain commercial rehabilitation projects; establishing the Small Commercial Project Trust Account within the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Reserve Fund; requiring the Governor, in certain fiscal years, to include in the annual State budget an appropriation of at least a certain amount for the Reserve Fund and the Trust Account; altering the eligibility for and the calculation of a certain credit against a certain property tax; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450 (5/16)Ways and Means
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 293 (HB 637)LinkInsurance - Title Insurance Producers - Annual Review

Beidle

Authorizing a title insurer to conduct a required annual review of a title insurance producer in person, remotely by using mail, overnight delivery, or electronic means, or by a combination of in-person and remote methods.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 701 (5/29)Finance
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
SB 296 (HB 558)LinkLand Use - Agritourism - Definition

Gallion

Altering the definition of "agritourism" to include camping and incidental outdoor stays for the purpose of a certain provision of law authorizing a local jurisdiction to adopt the definition of "agritourism".
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 431 (5/16)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
SB 317 (HB 663)LinkState Government - Notarial Acts - Fees and Use of Communication Technology

West

Increasing the maximum fees from $4 to $25 for an original notarial act and, subject to certain regulations, to $50 for performance of a notarial act using communication technology; repealing a certain prohibition on performing a notarial act using communication technology with respect to a will or a trust; authorizing a notary public to use communication technology to take an acknowledgement of a signature remotely under certain circumstances; establishing certain requirements for a notary public to confirm a record remotely; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 715 (5/29)Health and Government Operations
Tue 3/22 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 1
SB 320 (HB 361)LinkMold Inspections and Remediation - Standards, Reporting, Penalties, and Tax Credit

Patterson

Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regulations on or before June 1, 2024, establishing uniform standards for mold assessment and remediation; authorizing a tenant to deposit the tenant's rent in an escrow account under certain circumstances; authorizing a tax credit for taxpayers of certain residential properties who incur mold remediation costs; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/20)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
SB 347LinkAnne Arundel County - Landlord and Tenant - Procedures for Failure to Pay Rent

Beidle

Authorizing a landlord in Anne Arundel County to repossess property in a certain manner for the failure of a tenant to pay rent under certain circumstances and subject to certain requirements; establishing certain procedures and requirements for the execution of a warrant for repossession in Anne Arundel County; providing for the disposition of certain personal property; establishing that the Act does not restrict the authority of Anne Arundel County to enact certain legislation; and applying the Act prospectively.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
SB 361LinkIncome Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax

Pinsky

Imposing a tax of 17% on the Maryland taxable income attributable to certain investment management services of an individual or a corporation or the distributive share of a pass-through entity; providing that the tax does not apply to investment management services if at least 80% of the specified assets consists of real estate; and terminating the Act if certain federal legislation is enacted into law.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 366 (HB 921)LinkChesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund - Use of Funds (Chesapeake Bay Lockbox Protection Act of 2022)

Simonaire

Establishing a Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to provide financial resources for certain nonpoint source pollution control projects in the State; and prohibiting the transfer of funds in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to the General Fund or a special fund of the State except under certain circumstances.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (2/9)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/24 1:00 PM
Support 1
SB 384 (HB 674)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Stay of Eviction Proceeding for Rental Assistance Determination

Hettleman

Providing for the stay of certain eviction proceedings when a tenant is waiting for a determination regarding the tenant's good faith application for rental assistance.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/27)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
SB 403 (HB 409)LinkCorporations and Associations - Annual Reports - Fees for Electronic Filings

President

Eliminating filing fees paid by corporations and other business entities to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for certain annual reports due on or after April 15, 2023, that are filed electronically.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/08 at 2:30 p.m. (1/26)Budget and Taxation
Tue 2/8 2:30 PM
Support 2
SB 424 (HB 720)LinkReal Estate - Real Estate Brokerage Services and Termination of Residential Real Estate Contracts (The Anthony Moorman Act)

Hayes

Requiring a real estate broker or an escrow agent, if a purchaser terminates a certain transaction under certain circumstances, to distribute trust money to the purchaser within 30 days after a certain written notice of the termination is sent; requiring a holder of trust money who makes a certain distribution to notify the seller and purchaser of the distribution within a certain period of time; establishing that a holder of trust money may not be held liable for a certain decision to distribute the trust money; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support 5
SB 425 (HB 568)LinkReal Estate Associate Brokers and Salespersons - Compensation - Payment From Title Insurance Producer

Reilly

Authorizing a licensed title insurance producer to pay compensation for the provision of real estate brokerage services to associate real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, or certain business entities on behalf of a real estate broker in accordance with written disbursement authorization provided by the real estate broker.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 650 (5/29)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/17 1:00 PM
Support 5
SB 443 (HB 681)LinkIncome Tax - Credit for Pet-Friendly Rental Dwelling Units

Jackson

Allowing certain landlords a credit against the State income tax for rental dwelling units in which, during the taxable year, a landlord permits residential tenants to reside with companion animals; requiring the Comptroller to maintain and publish on the Comptroller's website a list of landlords who claim the credit and the properties at which each landlord permits tenants to reside with companion animals; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/15 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Budget and Taxation
Tue 2/15 1:30 PM
SB 479 (HB 318)LinkEnvironment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Regulation

Hester

Establishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who provide on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater systems; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Board, to set certain fees for the issuance and renewal of licenses and other Board-provided services; establishing the On-Site Wastewater Professionals Fund; requiring the Board to establish a certain code of ethics; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (4/9)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/24 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 521 (HB 712)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Mandatory Appropriation

Hettleman

Requiring the Governor to appropriate a certain amount of federal rental assistance money to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund; and requiring certain excess federal rental assistance funds to be appropriated to the Fund.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 524 (HB 108)LinkPublic Utilities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs - Energy Performance Targets and Low-Income Housing

Feldman

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to procure or provide for electricity customers energy efficiency and conservation programs and services designed to achieve an annual incremental gross energy savings of at least 0.4% starting in 2023; requiring the Department to develop a plan to coordinate and leverage funding sources to support certain energy efficiency and other home upgrades and a plan to provide energy efficiency retrofits to all low-income households by 2030; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/27)Finance
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 528LinkClimate Solutions Now Act of 2022

Pinsky

Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction requirements for certain buildings, requiring electric companies to increase their annual incremental gross energy savings, establishing certain zero-emission vehicle requirements for the State fleet, and establishing an electric school bus pilot program; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38 (4/9)Environment and Transportation
Thu 3/24 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 529LinkReal Property - Landlord and Tenant - Bedbugs

Benson

Requiring a tenant to promptly notify the landlord in a certain manner when the tenant knows or reasonably suspects that the tenant's dwelling unit contains bed bugs; requiring a landlord notified of the presence or suspected presence of bed bugs to obtain an inspection within 96 hours; authorizing a landlord to enter a dwelling unit for purposes of a certain inspection; establishing that a landlord is responsible for costs associated with inspection of and treatment for bedbugs; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 543 (HB 445)LinkProperty Tax - Constant Yield Tax Rate - Notice Requirements

Hayes

Altering certain notice requirements relating to the intention of a county or municipal corporation to set a certain real property tax rate that exceeds the constant yield tax rate.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/16 1:00 PM
Support 1
SB 552 (HB 695)LinkEnvironment - Climate Crisis Plan - Requirement (Better Together to Save Our Weather Act of 2022)

Kramer

Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring the Department to provide feedback to each county on or before November 1, 2023; requiring each county to finalize its plan on or before January 1, 2024; and requiring each county to review and update its plan once every 3 years.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/24 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 563 (HB 703)LinkReal Property - Actions to Repossess - Judgment for Tenants and Proof of Rental Licensure

Hettleman

Requiring a landlord to submit to the clerk of the court evidence of compliance with certain local rental property licensure requirements and demonstrate that the landlord is compliant with the licensure requirements; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/27)Judiciary
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 564 (HB 691)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Prevention Services

Lee

Authorizing the court to grant a recess or a continuance in certain landlord and tenant actions for certain purposes, including for the purpose of obtaining eviction prevention services.
In the House - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary) (3/22)Judiciary
Wed 3/30 1:00 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
SB 592 (HB 932)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Right to Redemption of Leased Premises - Form of Payment

Lee

Providing that, in an action of summary ejectment for failure to pay rent where a landlord or park owner is awarded a judgment giving restitution of the leased premises, a tenant or resident who has the right to redemption of the leased premises by tendering all past due amounts plus court awarded costs and fees may tender those amounts, costs, and fees in an electronic or written check issued by a political subdivision or on behalf of a governmental entity.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 672 (5/29)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 608 (HB 39)LinkReport on the Public or Private Conversion of State Property to Affordable Housing

Zucker

Requiring the Department of Planning and the Department of General Services, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development, to report to the Board of Public Works and certain committees of the General Assembly on strategies for the public or private development and use of surplus real property and excess real property retained for possible future use by the State as affordable housing on or before June 30, 2023.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/10 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 627LinkState Building Code - Electric Vehicles

Waldstreicher

Repealing provisions regarding requirements of builders of certain residential dwelling units to offer buyers certain options for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations; and requiring the Department of Labor, by July 1, 2023, to adopt by regulation a State building code that requires the installation of certain percentages of EV-capable, EV-ready, and EVCS-installed parking spaces for certain newly constructed buildings and buildings undergoing certain renovations; applying the Act prospectively.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/15 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 629 (HB 824)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Data - Collection and Distribution

Edwards

Requiring the Judiciary to collect certain data pertaining to a warrant of restitution or a writ of possession issued in accordance with a certain judgment for possession of residential property; requiring the Judiciary to share eviction data with the Department of Housing and Community Development each month; requiring the Department to make eviction data available in a certain format to a State or local agency or an academic institution located in the State; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (4/8)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
SB 643 (HB 962)LinkCommercial Law - Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions

Lee

Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices that are appropriate to the nature of the personal information owned, maintained, or licensed; and altering certain requirements related to notifications of breaches of the security of systems, including the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized data is required to notify certain individuals of a breach.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 503 (5/29)Finance
Wed 3/16 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 651 (HB 960)LinkNatural Resources - Forest Mitigation Banks and the Forest Conservation Fund - Alterations

Young

Altering the definition of "qualified conservation" for purposes of provisions of law related to forest mitigation banks; and extending the deadline for the Department of Natural Resources to accomplish the reforestation or afforestation for which certain money is deposited to the Forest Conservation Fund from 2 years or 3 growing seasons to 5 years or 6 growing seasons.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 662 (HB 724)LinkAccess to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund - Funding

Zucker

Requiring the Comptroller to distribute $14,000,000 of certain abandoned property funds to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund for fiscal year 2024; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $14,000,000 from the Fund to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation for fiscal year 2024.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 40 (4/9)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
SB 678 (HB 762)LinkReal Property - Residential Contract of Sale - Buyer Privacy

Hayes

Prohibiting a residential contract of sale for a single family residential real property from containing the name of the buyer.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 681LinkReal Property - Residential Leases - Fee in Lieu of Deposit

Benson

Authorizing a landlord to offer the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit in a residential lease, subject to certain requirements; requiring a landlord to purchase certain insurance coverage using a fee in lieu of a security deposit; establishing certain procedural requirements for a landlord and an insurer relating to certain insurance claims; authorizing a tenant to dispute certain claims by a landlord; providing that claims by a landlord or an insurer are void under certain circumstances; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/22 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 699 (HB 1437)LinkPublic High Schools - Financial Literacy - Curriculum, Graduation Requirement, and Professional Development

Klausmeier

Requiring the State Board of Education, with the assistance of the Maryland Council on Economic Education, to develop curriculum content for a certain course in financial literacy; requiring each county board of education to implement the curriculum in every public high school beginning in the 2025-2026 school year; requiring the completion of a certain financial literacy course in order to graduate from high school beginning in 2029; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 3/8 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 723 (HB 791)LinkSales and Use Tax - Digital Product - Definition

King

Altering the definition of "digital product" for purposes of the application of the sales and use tax to exclude certain products where the purchaser has a certain property interest and certain types of computer software.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 535 (5/29)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/9 2:00 PM
Support 2
SB 744 (HB 927)LinkHousing and Community Development - Affordable Housing - Excess Real Property

Hettleman

Requiring the Department of Planning to provide a list of excess real property owned by the State to the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to determine whether any of the listed properties are suitable for use or redevelopment as affordable housing; establishing the Rental Housing Fund; requiring the Comptroller to distribute $30,000,000 of income tax revenue from individuals to the Rental Housing Fund on or before June 30, 2022; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 337 (5/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/29 1:00 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 3/10 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 759LinkReal Property - Ground Rent Redemption Fund - Establishment

Hayes

Establishing the Ground Rent Redemption Fund for the purpose of providing grants to individuals for the redemption of ground rent.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Support 1
SB 770 (HB 1271)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Homeowner Utility Repair Program and Fund - Establishment

Ferguson

Establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to reimburse and provide grants to eligible customers for costs associated with eligible repairs; establishing the Homeowner Utility Repair Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to reimburse and provide grants to eligible customers for costs associated with eligible repairs; requiring the Governor to appropriate $500,000 for the Fund beginning in fiscal year 2024; and requiring interest earnings of the Fund to be credited to the Fund.
In the House - First Reading Economic Matters (3/18)Finance
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 783 (HB 596)LinkConstitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

Smith

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resources, including the air, land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems of the State, and to conserve, protect, and enhance the State's natural resources for the benefit of every person, including present and future generations.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings) (2/14)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 791 (HB 1031)LinkNatural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

Elfreth

Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing a Land Preservation Rapid Response Advisory Committee to review loan applications and make recommendations on which projects to fund; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Fund; requiring the Governor to include $10,000,000 in the fiscal year 2024 budget bill for the Fund; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) (3/8)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/9 2:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 809 (HB 1138)LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Easy Application and Automatic Renewal

Hayes

Requiring the Comptroller to include on the Maryland resident individual income tax return form a certain notification concerning the homeowners' property tax credit and a certain separate form that a taxpayer may use to apply for the homeowners' property tax credit; and requiring that certain qualifying homeowners receive the homeowners' property tax credit for subsequent taxable years without being required to file an application for the credit.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m. (3/8)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/9 2:00 PM
Support 2
SB 816 (HB 1064)LinkReal Property - Actions for Possession - Pet Protections

Lee

Requiring the Department of Agriculture to develop and publish a fact sheet on the care and protection of pets in the event of an eviction or other loss of possession of real property to be included with a certain notice or summons; requiring a sheriff, constable, or other official to return a pet to a tenant or certain other person or to contact an animal shelter or rescue organization and provide certain notice; prohibiting leaving of a pet on public property; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 818 (HB 1200)LinkEnvironment - Permit Applications - Environmental Justice Screening

Ellis

Requiring a person applying for a certain permit from the Department of the Environment to include in the application the EJ Score from the Maryland EJ tool for the census tract where the applicant is seeking the permit; requiring the Department, on receiving a certain permit application, to review an environmental justice analysis of the census tract where the applicant is seeking a permit using the Maryland EJ tool; and requiring notices regarding certain permit applications to include information related to EJ Scores and certain analyses.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/18)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/24 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 871 (HB 1259)LinkAccessory Dwelling Unit Authorization and Promotion Act

Washington

Establishing the policy of the State to promote and encourage the creation of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use in order to meet the housing needs of the citizens of the State; requiring, on or before October 1, 2023, each legislative body to adopt a local law authorizing the development of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use subject to certain requirements; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 3/3 1:00 PM
Support 5
SB 875 (HB 928)LinkDiscrimination in Housing - Citizenship, Immigration Status, and National Origin

Waldstreicher

Stating the policy of the State to provide fair housing, regardless of certain citizenship or immigration status; prohibiting certain discrimination related to the sale or rental of a dwelling on the basis of citizenship or immigration status, subject to certain exceptions; prohibiting a person from inquiring about a person's citizenship, immigration status, or national origin in connection with the rental of a dwelling; etc.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/18)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/3 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 895LinkDeclaration of Rights - Campaign Financing Right to Know

Smith

Establishing that every individual has a right to know in an open, timely, and transparent manner about how, when, and by whom money is spent and from whom money is raised to influence the vote of the individual for candidates for office and ballot questions; and establishing that a publicly financed election is a right of the people.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/23 1:00 PM
SB 901LinkProperty Tax - Elderly Individuals and Veterans Tax Credit - Amount and Duration

Hershey

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to determine the amount and duration of a certain tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the dwelling of certain elderly individuals and veterans; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2022.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 268 (5/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/10 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 924 (HB 507)Environment - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Environmental Justice Considerations

Patterson

Requiring a unit of State government that develops electric vehicle charging infrastructure or administers public funding for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to use environmental justice guidelines when selecting communities for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/11)Monitor
SB 930 (HB 1411)Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Eligibility and Calculation - Alterations

Beidle

Altering the calculation of a certain homeowners' property tax credit; and altering certain limitations on eligibility for the credit based on a homeowner's net worth which may not exceed $438,000 and combined gross income which may not exceed $85,000.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/11)Support 2
SB 931 (HB 880)Environment - Impact of Actions on Climate, Labor, and Environmental Justice

Watson

Prohibiting a certain governmental unit from taking an action unless the governmental unit has conducted certain evaluations and assessments of the impact of the action on the climate, labor and employment, environmental justice, and any overburdened community; authorizing a governmental unit to deny, condition, approve, or amend an action based on certain findings; and requiring governmental units to coordinate and seek federal funding to meet the requirements of the Act.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/11)Oppose 3
SB 939Tax Sales - Property Maintenance and Nuisance Condition Violation Judgments

Edwards

Authorizing a tax sale for real property for certain unpaid judgments for property maintenance and nuisance condition violations of local law; establishing that certain judgments are a first lien on real property; establishing the priority of certain liens on real property; and authorizing a municipal corporation to institute a tax sale under certain circumstances.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/13)No Position
SB 967LinkTax Sales - Final Judgments in Foreclosure Actions - Revisions

Edwards

Authorizing a court, under certain circumstances, to strike the final judgment in a tax sale action foreclosing the right of redemption in a property and grant the governing body of a county or a municipal corporation the right to pay the balance of the purchase price due on the property; applying the Act retroactively; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. (3/10)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/16 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 968LinkTax Sales - Foreclosure Actions - Assignment of Certificates of Sale

Edwards

Authorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to file a petition with a court to request that a certain certificate of sale be assigned to the governing body of the county or the municipal corporation in a certain foreclosure action under certain circumstances; providing that, on a grant of the petition by the court, the holder of the certificate of sale forfeits certain rights and the amount paid to acquire the certificate of sale; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. (3/10)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/16 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 974LinkDepartment of Natural Resources' Real Property - Exchange With Private Real Property

Jennings

Authorizing the State to exchange real property owned by the State for the use and benefit of the Department of Natural Resources with private real property under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/31)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/16 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 975 (HB 809)LinkProperty Tax Exemption - Disabled Veteran, Active Duty, and Surviving Spouse - Application Process

Jennings

Authorizing an individual to submit, and requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to accept, an application for a property tax exemption for a specific dwelling house that the individual intends to purchase before the individual purchases the dwelling house; requiring the Department, within 15 business days, to process the application and send the applicant a letter regarding preliminary approval or denial of the application; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 196 (4/21)Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/24 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 980Property Tax - Tax Sales - Restriction of Bidders

Edwards

Prohibiting certain persons from bidding on property at a tax sale; requiring the collector of taxes to declare a certificate of sale void and issue a new certificate of sale to the governing body of a county or municipal corporation if the certificate of sale was delivered to a person who was prohibited under the Act from bidding on property; and prohibiting assignment of a certificate of sale to certain persons.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/18)Monitor
SB 991Tax Sales - Foreclosure of Rights of Redemption

Edwards

Expanding the authority of a governing body of a county or municipal corporation to file a complaint to foreclose all rights of redemption on certain vacant property to include any property for which the county or municipal corporation holds a certificate of sale.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/20)
SB 1001Property Tax - Withholding of Property From Tax Sale - Demolition

Edwards

Authorizing a county or municipal corporation to withhold a property from tax sale if the county or municipal corporation intends to demolish a vacant and blighted building or structure that is unsafe or unfit for habitation on the property.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (2/25)