Legislation Status Report
Sunday January 29, 2023


BillFiscal NoteDetailsStatusHouse HearingSenate HearingPosition
HB 11Private Well Safety Act of 2023

Stewart

Establishing the Private Well Safety Program in the Department of the Environment to manage and, subject to the availability of certain funding, address 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 certain information; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 3:00 p.m. (1/27)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/1 3:00 PM
Support/Amend 3
HB 23LinkManufactured Homes - Sale of Manufactured Housing Communities (Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2023)

Stewart

Requiring the owner of a manufactured housing community to comply with certain requirements when selling the manufactured housing community; 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; and providing that the community owner is liable to the homeowners organization for $10,000 under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
No Position
HB 29LinkResidential 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 - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Support 2
HB 30 (SB 7)LinkEnvironment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Board, Fees, and Penalties

Stein

Altering the composition of the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals; clarifying and altering the distribution of certain fees and penalties; and clarifying the application of certain license requirements and penalties.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 3:00 p.m. (1/27)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/1 3:00 PM
Monitor
HB 34LinkFailure 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 court 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 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 36 (SB 100)LinkReal Property - Actions to Repossess - Proof of Rental Licensure

Lehman

Requiring, in certain actions to repossess residential rental property, a landlord to submit to the clerk of the court evidence of compliance with local rental property licensure requirements and demonstrate that the landlord is compliant with the licensure requirements.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Judiciary
Thu 1/19 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 37 (SB 90)Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Telephone Solicitation (Stop the Spam Calls Act of 2023)

Stewart

Prohibiting a person from making certain telephone solicitations to a certain called party in a certain manner by restricting the methods, times, and identifying information that the person making the call may utilize; and making a violation of the Act an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice that is subject to enforcement and penalties under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
In the House - First Reading Economic Matters (1/11)Monitor
HB 43LinkProperty Tax - Tax Sales - Payment of Balance After Foreclosure

Atterbeary

Requiring each county to establish a process for a person entitled to any balance over the amount required for the payment of taxes, interest, penalties, and costs of sale to claim the balance after a tax sale foreclosure; and requiring the collector of taxes for a county to notify the prior property owner, within 90 days after delivering a deed to a purchaser, of the amount of a certain balance and the process for claiming the balance.
In the House - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Ways and Means
Tue 1/24 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 45Homestead Property Tax Credit Program - Notice of Eligibility - Lead Registry and Code Compliance

R. Long

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to include with a required notice to a homeowner about the homestead property tax credit certain information regarding a homeowner's obligation to register residential rental property constructed before 1978 with the Maryland Department of the Environment and to comply with State and local building and housing codes for rental property.
In the House - Hearing canceled (1/19)Support 1
HB 46Corporate Income Tax - Combined Reporting

Lehman

Requiring affiliated corporations to compute Maryland taxable income using a certain combined reporting method; authorizing certain corporations, subject to regulations adopted by the Comptroller, to determine certain income using the water's edge method; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland corporate income tax for certain changes to a certain combined group's deferred tax assets or liabilities that are the result of certain provisions of the Act; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/16)Ways and Means
Thu 2/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 52Condominiums - Sales Contracts - Asbestos Disclosure

Foley

Establishing the unenforceability of contracts for the sale of condominium units that do not contain certain notice relating to the presence of asbestos.
In the House - First Reading Economic Matters (1/11)Support/Amend 2
HB 55Local 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 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 57LinkProperty Tax - Tax Sales - Requirement to Sell

Atterbeary

Repealing certain limitations on the authority of certain local governments to set the time by which a property with taxes in arrears must be sold by the tax collector.
In the House - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Ways and Means
Tue 1/24 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 60 (SB 315)LinkHousing Innovation Pilot Program and Housing Innovation Fund - Establishment (Housing Innovation Pilot Program Act of 2023)

Stewart

Establishing the Housing Innovation Pilot Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide funds for certain mixed-income, cross-subsidized housing and to create opportunities to increase the volume of housing production; establishing the Housing Innovation Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to be used only to provide low- or no-interest loans to local housing authorities; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
Support 3
HB 73LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit - Calculation of Credit for Dwelling Purchased by First-Time Homebuyer

R. 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 1/31 at 1:00 p.m. (1/17)Ways and Means
Tue 1/31 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 79 (SB 296)Housing and Community Development - Whole-Home Repairs Act of 2023

Stewart

Establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide grants to certain local administering agencies for the purposes of ensuring that owner-occupied and rental units are free of habitability concerns, improving coordination across home repairs programs, and increasing retention in workforce development programs; and establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 80LinkReal 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 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Support 2
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 and certain community development projects that assist certain school staff members with the purchase of homes near where the school staff member is employed.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Support 2
HB 83LinkProperty Tax - Tax Sales - Redemption

Atterbeary

Requiring a tax collector to make certain attempts to contact a certain plaintiff or holder of a certificate of sale regarding certain expenses; and authorizing a collector to redeem certain property without a certain satisfaction letter if a plaintiff or holder of a certificate of sale fails to respond within 5 days after certain attempts by the collector to make contact.
In the House - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Ways and Means
Tue 1/24 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 90Local Government - Regulatory Powers - Control of Running Bamboo

Foley

Authorizing the governing bodies of counties to adopt ordinances relating to the upkeep and containment of running bamboo.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 92 (SB 193)LinkGround Leases - Collection of Rent, Interest, Fees, and Other Expenses - Registration Requirements

Holmes

Establishing that ground leases or amendments that are not posted on the State Department of Assessments and Taxation's website are not considered registered or amended; prohibiting a ground lease holder from collecting or attempting to collect rent, late fees, interest, collection costs, and other expenses related to a ground lease unless the ground lease is registered with the Department; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
Support 2
HB 93 (SB 196)Residential Ground Leases - Redemption and Extinguishment - Requirements

Holmes

Repealing the prohibition against a tenant who is seeking to redeem or extinguish ground rent providing certain documentation and payments to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation earlier than 90 days after an application for redemption or extinguishment has been posted on the Department's website.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
No Position
HB 98LinkCondominiums - Declarations and Mandatory Insurance Coverage - Alterations

Arentz

Exempting certain condominium units from a requirement to include certain information in a declaration; and altering the types of elements and units for which a council of unit owners is required to maintain certain property insurance and altering certain requirements for the property insurance policy.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Support 5
HB 99 (SB 316)Education - Public High Schools - Financial Literacy Curriculum

Sample-Hughes

Requiring the State Board of Education to develop curriculum content for a half-credit course in financial literacy; requiring each county board of education to implement the financial literacy curriculum content and make the course available to students in every public high school in the county; and repealing a provision of law requiring the State Department of Education to report on certain financial literacy information at a certain interval.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 2:00 p.m. (1/27)Ways and Means
Wed 2/1 2:00 PM
Support 3
HB 101LinkCondominiums - Common Elements - Clean Energy Equipment

Charkoudian

Authorizing certain governing bodies of a condominium to grant an interest affecting the common elements of the condominium for the installation and use of leased clean energy equipment; and generally relating to the common elements of a condominium and leased clean energy equipment.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Monitor
HB 102 (SB 279)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 any other loss of possession of real property; requiring a landlord to provide information about the fact sheet at the execution of a lease on or after November 1, 2023; requiring a sheriff or any other official to return a pet to a tenant or certain other person or to contact an animal shelter or rescue organization; prohibiting the leaving of a pet on public property; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
Oppose 1
HB 105LinkReal Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Governing Bodies and Annual Meetings

Holmes

Requiring that unit owners or lot owners have an opportunity to comment during certain meetings convened by the board of directors, the developer, or the declarant of a condominium or a homeowners association; 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; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 2:00 p.m. (1/17)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/26 2:00 PM
Monitor
HB 118 (SB 194)Ground Leases - Notices and Billing - Forms and Requirements

Holmes

Prohibiting a leasehold tenant of an unregistered ground lease from being required to hold more than 3 years of ground rent in escrow; requiring a ground lease holder to mail certain notices or bills to a leasehold tenant in a certain manner under certain circumstances; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to make certain forms available on its website; and requiring a ground lease transferee to send notice of a transfer to the Department within 30 days.
In the House - Hearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m. (1/13)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/31 2:30 PM
Support 2
HB 122Wetlands and Waterways - Riparian Rights - Voluntary Registry and Notice

Bagnall

Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish and maintain a voluntary registry on the Department's website for property owners who have registered a claim of riparian rights with the Department; requiring the Governor to appropriate funds to the Department to cover the cost of establishing and maintaining the registry; and requiring the holder of a covenant for riparian rights to be provided notice of a proposed project in the immediate area at the beginning of the State or local permitting process or other approval process.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 3:00 p.m. (1/27)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/1 3:00 PM
No Position
HB 144Real Estate Brokers - Inactive Licenses - Requirements After Expiration

Qi

Requiring a person who fails to reactivate a real estate broker license on inactive status within 3 years to comply with specified requirements to obtain a license.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Economic Matters
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 147 (SB 250)Environment - Climate Crisis Plan - Requirement

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, 2024; requiring the Department to provide feedback to each county on or before November 1, 2024; requiring each county to finalize its plan on or before January 1, 2025; and requiring each county to review and update its plan at least once every 3 years.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/8 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 148Economic Development - Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations

Palakovich Carr

Altering the circumstances under which the Secretary of Commerce may designate an area as an enterprise zone or a focus area; prohibiting the Secretary from designating a new enterprise zone or granting an expansion of an existing enterprise zone if the Secretary reasonably anticipates that the aggregate amount of property tax credits claimed for the immediately preceding fiscal year may exceed $60,000,000; and terminating the Program on January 1, 2031, except under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)Ways and Means
Thu 2/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 150 (SB 166)Housing and Community Development - Adaptive Reuse

Stewart

Establishing that adaptive reuse, retrofitting and repurposing of existing buildings to develop new affordable multifamily housing is an eligible use of certain financial assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development; and requiring the Department to notify applicants for certain financial assistance that adaptive reuse is an eligible use of funds.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Support 4
HB 151Real Property - Residential Leases - Notification of Rent Increases

Wells

Requiring a landlord to notify a tenant in writing or through e-mail at least 120 days before increasing the tenant's rent by more than 4%.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 169 (SB 144)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 certain target annual incremental gross energy savings for the 2024-2026 program cycle; requiring the Department to update the weather-normalized gross retail sales against which savings are measured for certain plans; requiring the target annual incremental gross energy savings to be achieved based on an average of certain Department plans; etc.
In the House - First Reading Economic Matters (1/16)Monitor
HB 182 (SB 335)Real Property - Unlawfully Restrictive Covenants - Modification by Municipalities

Reznik

Authorizing a municipality to execute and record a restrictive covenant modification to an unlawfully restrictive covenant for a property within the boundaries of the municipality after providing persons with an ownership interest in the property with 30 days' written notice; and providing that persons with an ownership interest in property that is subject to an unlawfully restrictive covenant may decline action by a municipality to execute and record a restrictive covenant modification by notifying the municipality within 30 days.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 190 (SB 77)LinkHousing 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; limiting a grant awarded to a homeowner to $5,000 or less; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $5,000,000 for the program beginning in fiscal year 2025.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
HB 209 (SB 58)LinkCorporations and Associations - Revisions

Watson

Altering certain provisions governing the issuance of stock, convertible securities, and scrip; clarifying the authority of corporations to hold annual meetings by remote communication; clarifying the application of certain provisions of law to the conversion of a corporation; requiring a real estate investment trust that voluntarily dissolves to file a notice of termination with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Economic Matters
Wed 2/8 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 211Rental Housing Fund, Calculation of Taxable Income, and Transfer Tax - Alterations (Affordable Housing Investment Act)

Palakovich Carr

Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2025, to include in the annual budget bill $20,000,000 for the Rental Housing Fund; requiring certain taxpayers to add a certain deduction back to federal adjusted gross income to determine Maryland taxable income; altering the rate of the transfer tax on certain residential real property; and requiring taxpayers who itemize deductions on a State income tax return to reduce the amount of the deductions by the amount of certain qualified residence interest paid or accrued during the taxable year.
In the House - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/23)Ways and Means
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
HB 215Real 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 House - Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m. (1/25)Judiciary
Wed 2/1 2:30 PM
HB 225Foreclosure Proceedings - Residential Mortgagors and Grantors - Access to Counsel

Charles

Requiring that individuals have access to legal representation in certain foreclosure proceedings; establishing the Access to Counsel in Foreclosure Proceedings Program and Special Fund; requiring the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide access to legal representation under the Program; requiring the Comptroller to collect a fee on residential property sales to be paid to the Fund; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m. (1/25)Judiciary
Wed 2/1 2:30 PM
HB 235Property Tax - Deadline Extension for Homeowners to Redeem Property Involved in a Tax Sale

Kaiser

Extending from 4 months to 6 months the amount of time that has to pass after a tax sale before the holder of the certificate of sale of the property may be reimbursed for certain expenses when the property is redeemed.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Ways and Means
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
HB 239Accessory Dwelling Unit Promotion and Policy Task Force

J. Long

Establishing the Accessory Dwelling Unit Promotion and Policy Task Force to study state and local government efforts to promote the creation of accessory dwelling units on land zoned for single-family residential use and review existing laws and policies associated with the development of accessory dwelling units throughout the State of Maryland; and requiring the Task Force to report its finding and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2024.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
HB 268Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit

Wilkins

Altering a certain limit on the unified credit used for determining the Maryland estate tax for decedents dying on or after July 1, 2023, to not exceed $1,000,000; and altering a certain limitation on the amount of the Maryland estate tax for decedents dying on or after July 1, 2023, to not exceed $1,000,000.
In the House - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Ways and Means
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
HB 281Residential Property - Sales Contracts - Disclosures

Fair

Requiring a contract for the sale of residential real property located within 0.5 miles of a site listed on the Superfund Enterprise Management System to contain a notice signed by the homeowner of the proximity of the property to the Superfund site to be initialed by the buyer; and establishing that a contract may not be voided because the contract did not contain notice of the proximity of the property to a Superfund site or was not initialed by the buyer.
In the House - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/14 1:00 PM
HB 282 (SB 307)Financial Institutions - Mortgage Loan Originators - Independent Contractors

Queen

Altering certain provisions of law relating to the licensing of mortgage loan originators to provide for the licensing of certain independent contractors as mortgage loan originators under certain circumstances; and requiring licensed mortgage lenders to supervise certain activities of certain mortgage loan originators in a certain manner.
In the House - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Economic Matters
Wed 2/8 1:00 PM
HB 301Real Estate Brokers - Brokerage Services - Real Estate Wholesaling

Rosenberg

Altering the definition of "provide real estate brokerage services" to include engaging in the business of real estate wholesaling to require an individual providing such services to be licensed as a real estate broker, an associate real estate broker, or a real estate salesperson.
In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Economic Matters
Tue 2/7 1:00 PM
HB 315Multifamily 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 House - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/14 1:00 PM
HB 371Recordation Tax - Indemnity Mortgage Exemption - Threshold Amount

Attar

Increasing the threshold amount for certain indemnity mortgage transactions that are exempt from the recordation tax from $3,000,000 to $15,000,000.
In the House - First Reading Ways and Means (1/26)
HB 404Property Tax - Statewide Optional Credit for Homeowners Who Have Suffered a Hardship

Feldmark

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on a dwelling that is owned by a homeowner whose combined gross income exceeds $60,000 if the homeowner demonstrates certain criteria, including that the homeowner suffered a certain hardship; and repealing as redundant a provision of law authorizing the same property tax credit in Baltimore County.
In the House - First Reading Ways and Means (1/27)
HB 450 (SB 116)Property Tax - Municipal Corporation Business Personal Property Tax Rate - Alterations

J. Lewis

In the House - First Reading Ways and Means (1/30)No Position
HB 457 (SB 65)Recordation Tax - Purchase Money Mortgage or Purchase Money Deed of Trust - Extent of Exemption

Embry

In the House - First Reading Ways and Means (1/30)Support 2
HB 505 (SB 198)Elevator Safety - Privately Owned Single-Family Residential Elevators - Inspection and Registration Requirements

Rogers

In the House - First Reading Economic Matters (1/30)
SB 7 (HB 30)LinkEnvironment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Board, Fees, and Penalties

West

Altering the composition of the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals; clarifying and altering the distribution of certain fees and penalties; and clarifying the application of certain license requirements and penalties.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 2:00 p.m. (1/19)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Thu 2/2 2:00 PM
Monitor
SB 32LinkProperty Tax - Exemption for Dwellings of Disabled Veterans - Application

Brooks

Altering the application requirements for a certain property tax exemption for a dwelling house owned by a disabled veteran or surviving spouse of a disabled veteran.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support 2
SB 47Evidence - Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance - Fair Housing Testing

Sydnor

Providing that it is lawful for a person to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication if the person is working as a fair housing tester for a fair housing testing program operated by the federal government, the State, a local government, or a nonprofit civil rights organization under certain circumstances.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m. (1/16)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 1/31 1:00 PM
Table
SB 58 (HB 209)LinkCorporations and Associations - Revisions

West

Altering certain provisions governing the issuance of stock, convertible securities, and scrip; clarifying the authority of corporations to hold annual meetings by remote communication; clarifying the application of certain provisions of law to the conversion of a corporation; requiring a real estate investment trust that voluntarily dissolves to file a notice of termination with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/16)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 1/25 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 61LinkProperty Tax Credit - Public Safety Officer

Bailey

Repealing the definition of "public safety officer" for purposes of a certain credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by a public safety officer; repealing a certain limitation on the amount of the credit; requiring the governing body of a county or municipal corporation that authorizes the credit to establish, by law, the definition of "public safety officer" for purposes of eligibility for the credit; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2023.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 65 (HB 457)LinkRecordation Tax - Purchase Money Mortgage or Purchase Money Deed of Trust - Extent of Exemption

West

Providing that the exemption from the recordation tax for a purchase money mortgage or purchase money deed of trust applies only to the extent that the purchase money mortgage or purchase money deed of trust secures purchase money.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support 2
SB 72LinkIncome Tax - Credit for Pet-Friendly Rental Dwelling Units

Jackson

Allowing certain landlords a credit against the State income tax equal to $200 per unit for certain rental dwelling units in which, during the taxable year, a landlord permits residential tenants to reside with companion animals; and 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.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support/Amend 2
SB 77 (HB 190)LinkHousing and Community Development - Homeowner's Extreme Weather Mitigation and Preparation Grant Program

Jackson

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; limiting a grant awarded to a homeowner to $5,000 or less; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $5,000,000 for the program.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 3:00 p.m. (1/15)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Thu 1/26 3:00 PM
Support/Amend 2
SB 90 (HB 37)Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Telephone Solicitation (Stop the Spam Calls Act of 2023)

Kramer

Prohibiting a person from making certain telephone solicitations to a certain called party in a certain manner by restricting the methods, times, and identifying information that the person making the call may utilize; and making a violation of the Act an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice that is subject to enforcement and penalties under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m. (1/25)Finance
Wed 2/1 2:30 PM
Monitor
SB 100 (HB 36)LinkReal Property - Actions to Repossess - Proof of Rental Licensure

Hettleman

Requiring, in certain actions to repossess residential rental property, a landlord to submit to the clerk of the court evidence of compliance with local rental property licensure requirements and demonstrate that the landlord is compliant with the licensure requirements.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/16)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 1/25 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 103LinkIncome Tax - Maryland Residential Solar Investment Tax Credit

Ellis

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for the costs of certain photovoltaic property placed into service by an individual during the taxable year; prohibiting an individual from claiming the credit under certain circumstances; providing for the carryforward of any unused credit; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support/Amend 2
SB 114LinkProperty 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 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support 1
SB 116 (HB 450)LinkProperty Tax - Municipal Corporation Business Personal Property Tax Rate - Alterations

Benson

Altering the municipal corporation tax rate applicable to business personal property and certain operating real property to be not more than a certain amount; and applying the limitation on the municipal corporation tax rate to special rates prevailing in a taxing district or part of a municipal corporation.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
No Position
SB 119Real 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 canceled (1/23)Support 1
SB 134LinkProperty Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Established

Jackson

Requiring the governing body of a county or of a municipal corporation to grant a tax credit against the property tax imposed on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans; establishing a tax credit against the State property tax on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans; providing for the calculation of the credit; requiring certain disabled veterans to provide certain documents when applying for the credits under the Act; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2023.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/19 1:30 PM
Support 2
SB 144 (HB 169)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 certain target annual incremental gross energy savings in certain years; requiring the Department to update the weather-normalized gross retail sales against which savings are measured for certain plans; requiring the target annual incremental gross energy savings to be achieved based on an average of certain Department plans; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/31 at 3:30 p.m. (1/25)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Tue 1/31 3:30 PM
Monitor
SB 163Real Property - Recordation and Land Records - Requirements

Watson

Limiting the requirement that an instrument effecting a change in ownership of real property be endorsed by the assessment office for a county to only those transfers subject to an agricultural land transfer tax; altering certain provisions relating to the filing, maintenance, and transmittal of land records; establishing that a deed of trust or mortgage presented for recordation is not required to be accompanied by an intake sheet or information that would otherwise be provided in an intake sheet unless required by a clerk; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing canceled (1/24)Monitor
SB 166 (HB 150)Housing and Community Development - Adaptive Reuse

Waldstreicher

Establishing that adaptive reuse, retrofitting and repurposing of existing buildings to develop new affordable multifamily housing is an eligible use of certain financial assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development; and requiring the Department to notify applicants for certain financial assistance that adaptive reuse is an eligible use of funds.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m. (1/26)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Tue 2/7 2:00 PM
Support 4
SB 193 (HB 92)Ground Leases - Collection of Rent, Interest, Fees, and Other Expenses - Registration Requirements

Sydnor

Establishing that ground leases or amendments that are not posted on the State Department of Assessments and Taxation's website are not considered registered or amended; prohibiting a ground lease holder from collecting or attempting to collect rent, late fees, interest, collection costs, and other expenses related to a ground lease unless the ground lease is registered with the Department; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 194 (HB 118)Ground Leases - Notices and Billing - Forms and Requirements

Sydnor

Prohibiting a leasehold tenant of an unregistered ground lease from being required to hold more than 3 years of ground rent in escrow; requiring a ground lease holder to mail certain notices or bills to a leasehold tenant in a certain manner under certain circumstances; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to make certain forms available on its website; and requiring a ground lease transferee to send notice of a transfer to the Department within 30 days.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 196 (HB 93)Residential Ground Leases - Redemption and Extinguishment - Requirements

Sydnor

Repealing the prohibition against a tenant who is seeking to redeem or extinguish ground rent providing certain documentation and payments to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation earlier than 90 days after an application for redemption or extinguishment has been posted on the Department's website.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 198 (HB 505)Elevator Safety - Privately Owned Single-Family Residential Elevators - Inspection and Registration Requirements

Augustine

Establishing that an elevator installed in a privately owned single-family residential dwelling on or after October 1, 2023, is subject to certain inspection and registration requirements.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Finance
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
SB 233Condominiums - Property Insurance - Repair of Damage

Klausmeier

Providing that a requirement that the council of unit owners of a condominium repair or replace certain damage or loss applies in the event of a covered loss; and specifying that, in the case of a covered loss, the owner of the condominium unit where the cause of certain damage or destruction originated is responsible for a certain insurance deductible for the cost of certain repairs or replacements.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Finance
Wed 2/8 1:00 PM
SB 238Public 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 require implementation of the curriculum in every public high school beginning in the 2026-2027 school year; requiring the completion of a certain financial literacy course to graduate from high school beginning in 2030; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Wed 2/8 1:00 PM
SB 250 (HB 147)Environment - Climate Crisis Plan - Requirement

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, 2024; requiring the Department to provide feedback to each county on or before November 1, 2024; requiring each county to finalize its plan on or before January 1, 2025; and requiring each county to review and update its plan at least once every 3 years.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Education, Energy, and the Environment
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 279 (HB 102)LinkReal Property - Actions for Possession - Pet Protections

Waldstreicher

Requiring the Department of Agriculture to publish a fact sheet on the protection of pets in the event of an eviction or any other loss of possession of real property; requiring a landlord to provide information about the fact sheet at the execution of a lease on or after November 1, 2023; requiring a sheriff or any other official to return a pet to a tenant or certain other person or to contact an animal shelter or rescue organization; prohibiting the leaving of a pet on public property; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 1
SB 294Comprehensive Plan - Implementation and Review in Priority Funding Areas

Sydnor

Altering the implementation and review of a comprehensive plan within a priority funding area.
In the Senate - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment (1/27)
SB 296 (HB 79)Housing and Community Development - Whole-Home Repairs Act of 2023

McKay

Establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide grants to certain local administering agencies for the purposes of ensuring that owner-occupied and rental units are free of habitability concerns, improving coordination across home repairs programs, and increasing retention in workforce development programs; and establishing the Whole-Home Repairs Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund.
In the Senate - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment (1/27)Support/Amend 2
SB 307 (HB 282)Financial Institutions - Mortgage Loan Originators - Independent Contractors

Klausmeier

Altering certain provisions of law relating to the licensing of mortgage loan originators to provide for the licensing of certain independent contractors as mortgage loan originators under certain circumstances; and requiring licensed mortgage lenders to supervise certain activities of certain mortgage loan originators in a certain manner.
In the Senate - First Reading Finance (1/27)
SB 315 (HB 60)LinkHousing Innovation Pilot Program and Housing Innovation Fund - Establishment (Housing Innovation Pilot Program Act of 2023)

Waldstreicher

Establishing the Housing Innovation Pilot Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide funds for certain mixed-income, cross-subsidized housing and to create opportunities to increase the volume of housing production; establishing the Housing Innovation Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to be used only to provide low- or no-interest loans to local housing authorities; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment (1/27)Support 3
SB 316 (HB 99)Education - Public High Schools - Financial Literacy Curriculum

Brooks

Requiring the State Board of Education to develop curriculum content for a half-credit course in financial literacy; requiring each county board of education to implement the financial literacy curriculum content and make the course available to students in every public high school in the county; and repealing a provision of law requiring the State Department of Education to report on certain financial literacy information at a certain interval.
In the Senate - First Reading Education, Energy, and the Environment (1/27)Support 3
SB 317Income 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, 2023, 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 - First Reading Budget and Taxation (1/27)
SB 318Income Tax - Healthy Indoor Air Quality Tax Credit

Brooks

Allowing certain persons to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain costs incurred during the taxable year to purchase and install certain indoor air quality equipment in a certain home, rental dwelling unit, or commercial building; requiring the Comptroller, in consultation with the Maryland Energy Administration, to publish on the Comptroller's website a list of approved indoor air quality equipment on or before September 30 each year; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation (1/27)
SB 335 (HB 182)Real Property - Unlawfully Restrictive Covenants - Modification by Municipalities

King

Authorizing a municipality to execute and record a restrictive covenant modification to an unlawfully restrictive covenant for a property within the boundaries of the municipality after providing persons with an ownership interest in the property with 30 days' written notice; and providing that persons with an ownership interest in property that is subject to an unlawfully restrictive covenant may decline action by a municipality to execute and record a restrictive covenant modification by notifying the municipality within 30 days.
In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings (1/27)Support 2