Legislation Status Report
Tuesday October 26, 2021


BillFiscal NoteDetailsStatusHouse HearingSenate HearingPosition
HB 18 (SB 154)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Tenants - Access to Counsel

W. Fisher

Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; establishing that certain individuals shall have access to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Access to Counsel in Evictions Program to direct services to provide covered individuals with access to legal representation; establishing a certain Task Force; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 746 (5/30)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Staff Discretion
HB 19LinkResidential Real Estate Transactions - Escrow Agents and Trust Money

Holmes

Altering the definitions of "escrow agent" and "trust money" for purposes of a requirement that an escrow agent enter into a certain agreement with the seller and the buyer of residential real estate when the escrow agent agrees to hold trust money; defining "residential real estate" as real property improved by four or fewer single-family dwellings intended for human habitation and unimproved real property zoned for residential use; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
Support 2
HB 31LinkCourts - Surcharges and Payment to Special Funds - Prohibited Lease Provisions

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 to provide funding to nonprofit organizations that work in the area of rent assistance to pay the back rent for individuals facing a potential residential rental property eviction; etc.
In the Senate - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (29-16) (4/12)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
SD
HB 43LinkDepartment of Information Technology - Office of Broadband and Joint Committee on Broadband

Krimm

Altering the uses of the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; establishing the Office of Broadband in the Department of Information Technology to assist local jurisdictions in improving access to high-speed internet; requiring the Office to coordinate with certain Executive Branch agencies and stakeholders; establishing the Joint Committee on Broadband to ensure that local jurisdictions in the State are able to expand access to high-speed internet and make recommendations for new laws, programs, and services needed to support the expansion; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (3/31)Economic Matters
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 4
HB 49LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

Rosenberg

Requiring an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to contain certain statements on whether the property is registered or licensed under local law and is an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws; authorizing a court to adjourn a certain trial to enable either party to obtain documents or certain other proof under certain circumstances; repealing a certain prohibition against raising as an issue of fact a landlord's compliance with certain lead-based paint abatement laws; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 1
HB 50 (SB 967)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2021)

Stewart

Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a landlord to provide a tenant with information to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right of free assembly in certain areas within an apartment facility during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; etc.
In the House - Third Reading Passed (97-38) (3/16)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 52 (SB 454)LinkReal Property - Eviction Actions - Alterations in Actions for Repossession

Wells

Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's duly qualified agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; requiring that, before a landlord may file a complaint to repossess property for the failure to pay rent, the landlord deliver certain written notice to a tenant; altering from the fifth to the seventh day following the filing of a complaint that at tenant much appear before the court; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/17)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 4
HB 58 (SB 117)LinkWorkgroup on Minority Homeownership, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Household Wealth Equity

Lierman

Establishing the Workgroup on Minority Homeownership, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Household Wealth Equity; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations to promote homeownership and create wealth-building opportunities for minority households and promote community revitalization through targeted investments in homeownership; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2021; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/09 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/26)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/9 1:30 PM
Support 4
HB 60LinkIncome Tax - Green Buildings Tax Credit - Multifamily Housing

Wilkins

Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after July 1, 2021, by an owner of certain multifamily housing to meet certain energy and water efficiency standards; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to issue an initial tax credit certificate on application of the owner under certain circumstances and subject to certain limitations; prohibiting the Administration from issuing tax credit certificates totaling more than $1,000,000 in aggregate; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 74 (SB 198)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, 2021, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades and for which the owner obtains a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; prohibiting a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit in a taxable year in which the Governor declares a certain state of emergency; requiring the Administration to report on the tax credits issued to the Comptroller on or before January 31 each year; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/14 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Thu 1/14 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 82 (SB 151)LinkConstitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

W. Fisher

Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has an inalienable right to a healthful environment; declaring that the State's natural resources are the common property of every person and the State is the trustee of the natural and historic resources of the State; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political subdivision to protect certain rights; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/20 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/20 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 84 (SB 412)LinkConsumer Protection - Right to Repair

Feldmark

Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice and subject to certain enforcement and penalty provisions; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (2/25)Economic Matters
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
HB 90 (SB 687)LinkState and Local Housing Programs - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Lierman

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promote fair housing choice and racial and economic housing integration; requiring the Department to explore ways to ensure it is supporting nonprofit and governmental entities devoted to furthering fair housing; requiring certain entities to submit a fair housing assessment to the Department; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 751 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 97 (SB 66)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)

Lierman

Establishing the Office of Statewide Broadband in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality broadband Internet service at an affordable price and has the tools necessary to use and take advantage of the Internet; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure all State residents can connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2026; establishing the Digital Inclusion Fund to support capacity building in the State; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative) (5/28)Economic Matters
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 4
HB 104 (SB 401)LinkLandlord-Tenant - Nonrenewal of Lease - Notice Requirements

Stewart

Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide; and applying the Act to any residential lease executed in the State on or after October 1, 2021, and, beginning October 1, 2021, to any residential lease executed before October 1, 2021, which has expired and resulted in a tenancy created under certain conditions on or after October 1, 2021.
In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/18)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 109 (SB 254)LinkPublic Safety - Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards - Adoption

Stein

Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt by regulation the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code as the Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards; requiring the Department to adopt each subsequent version of the Standards within 18 months after the Standards are issued; requiring the Department to take certain actions before adopting each version of the Standards; requiring the Department to consult with the Maryland Department of Health on the implementation of the Standards; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings (3/9)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
HB 112LinkResidential Property - Eviction Proceedings - Sealing of Court Records

Henson

Requiring the District Court to seal all court records relating to an eviction proceeding for 30 days or 3 years, subject to a certain exception, after the final resolution of an eviction proceeding, as determined by certain factors; authorizing the District Court to seal court records relating to an action of eviction at any time on a motion by the tenant if the tenant makes a certain demonstration by a preponderance of the evidence or if the District Court makes a certain determination; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/29)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 117 (SB 217)Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions

Rogers

Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is liable to a certain financial institution for certain reimbursement under certain circumstances; providing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is not liable to a certain financial institution under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/10)
HB 129 (SB 70)LinkEnvironment - Mold Inspections - Standards, Reporting, and Penalties

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, 2023, establishing uniform standards for mold assessment and remediation in certain rental swelling units; requiring the Department of the Environment to maintain a certain registry and to develop and make available certain resource materials; requiring a certain annual indoor air quality report; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/20 1:30 PM
Oppose 4
HB 142LinkIncome Tax - Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit - Alterations

Ivey

Increasing from $5,000 to $100,000 the amount of the Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit that certain individuals with a certain amount of student loan debt may claim against the State income tax; increasing from $9,000,000 to $100,000,000 the total amount of tax credits that the Maryland Higher Education Commission may approve in a taxable year; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.
In the House - Hearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m. (1/7)Ways and Means
Thu 1/28 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 160LinkEnvironment - Wetlands and Waterways - Riparian Rights

Bagnall

Specifying that the riparian rights of a community association or other entity may not be terminated or impaired as a result of erosion, sea level rise, or the issuance of certain approvals by a county, the Department of the Environment, or the Board of Public Works; requiring the Department to establish and maintain on the Department's website a publicly accessible repository to keep record of community associations or other entities that possess riparian rights; and applying the Act.
In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 165LinkMaryland 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, 2021, 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, 2021, to not exceed $1,000,000.
In the House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 177LinkProperty Tax - Real Property Tax Rate - Prohibition on Increase During Public Health Emergency

Ivey

Prohibiting the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county from increasing the county real property tax rate if the county is under a state of emergency declared by the Governor in order to protect the public health; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/5)SA 2
HB 201LinkIncome Tax Rates - Capital Gains Income

Palakovich Carr

Providing for an additional State individual income tax rate of 1% on net capital gains of individuals, subject to certain exceptions; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.
In the House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 214 (SB 21)LinkWetlands and Waterways - Riparian Rights - Prohibition on Termination or Impairment

Malone

Prohibiting the Department of the Environment or the Board of Public Works from terminating or impairing the riparian rights of an individual, community association, or other entity through the application process for a permit or license to install a pier.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 215 (SB 288)LinkIncome Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax

Palakovich Carr

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 for the calculation of the tax; providing that the tax does not apply to investment management services if at least 80% of the specified assets consists of real estate; terminating the Act if certain federal legislation is enacted into law; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 239 (SB 73)LinkState Real Estate Commission - Property Managers - Registration

Rogers

Requiring a person who provides property management services to be registered as a property manager by the State Real Estate Commission before practicing in the State; authorizing the Commission to deny a registration to an applicant whose license is currently suspended or was revoked; prohibiting the providing of, attempting to provide, or offering to provide property management services unless registered with the Commission as a property manager; subjecting violators of this prohibition to a civil fine of not more than $1,000; etc.
In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/9)Economic Matters
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Support 5
HB 248LinkCondominiums and Homeowners Associations - Rights and Restrictions - Composting

Shetty

Prohibiting a recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a condominium or a homeowners association from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting a unit owner from contracting with a private entity to collect organic waste materials for composting and from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting a lot owner from composting organic waste materials for the lot owner's personal or household use as long as the lot owner owns or has the right to exclusive use of the composting area; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 459 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/23 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 252LinkTax Sales - Owner-Occupied Residential Property

Long

Authorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to withhold owner-occupied residential property from tax sale during the period from June 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023; and providing for the termination of the Act on June 30, 2023.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 75 (4/13)Ways and Means
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
Support 1
HB 262 (SB 113)LinkOpportunity Zone Tax Deduction Reform Act of 2021

Palakovich Carr

Requiring certain taxpayers to add a certain deduction for gains from sales or exchanges of qualified opportunity zone property back to federal adjusted gross income to determine Maryland adjusted gross income; requiring certain taxpayers to add a certain deduction for gains from sales or exchanges of qualified opportunity zone property back to federal adjusted gross income to determine Maryland modified income; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation (2/16)Ways and Means
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 292LinkPublic Ethics - Gifts and Lobbyist Registration (Public Integrity Act of 2021)

Stewart

Limiting the value of certain food or beverages, to no more than $50, that an official of the Legislative Branch or member of the General Assembly may accept; increasing the fee required to accompany a certain lobbyist registration form from $100 to $300; and requiring the Commission to reduce a certain fee that a nonprofit entity is required to pay under certain circumstances.
In the House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Thu 1/21 1:30 PM
HB 295 (SB 227)LinkWater Pollution - Stormwater Management Regulations and Watershed Implementation Plans - Review and Update

Love

Requiring the Department of the Environment to review and update certain regulations at least once every 5 years; requiring certain regulations to incorporate the most recent precipitation data available; requiring the Department to review and update certain regulations in a certain manner; requiring the Department to take certain actions at least 6 months before the proposal of regulations under the Act; altering the time by which the Department must hold a certain public hearing; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 302LinkEnvironment - 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 perform 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 by regulation certain fees for the issuance and renewal of licenses and other Board-provided services; requiring the Board to establish a certain code of ethics; establishing the On-Site Wastewater Professionals Fund; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m. (3/10)Environment and Transportation
Fri 1/15 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 3/17 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 322LinkReal Property - Restrictions on Use - Low-Impact Landscaping

Hill

Prohibiting a certain restriction on use from imposing unreasonable limitations on low-impact landscaping such as rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and xeriscaping; requiring the property owner to regularly maintain landscaping; providing that "unreasonable limitations" includes items that increase the cost and efficiency of the low-impact program; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a certain restriction on use from including certain reasonable guidelines; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 368 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
No Position
HB 339LinkLegislative Districts - Standards

Malone

Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to alter the standards for legislative districts to prohibit the accounting for certain information relating to the voting history and party affiliation of certain individuals; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 9:30 a.m. (2/17)Rules and Executive Nominations
Mon 2/22 9:30 AM
HB 352LinkReal Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Governing Bodies and Annual Meetings

Holmes

Requiring the governing body of a condominium to convene at least two meetings each year at which unit owners have an opportunity to provide 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 currently subdivided units have been conveyed by the developer to members of the public for residential purposes; requiring the developer to deliver a certain notice to each board member; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/17 at 12:30 p.m. (3/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 361LinkReal Property - Governing Bodies of Common Ownership Communities - Member Training

Holmes

Requiring each member of a board of directors or officer of a council of unit owners of a condominium and each member of a governing body of a homeowners association to successfully complete a certain training curriculum within 90 days after the individual is first elected or appointed or, for an individual in office on October 1, 2021, begins a subsequent term; requiring a certain governing body to certify that a certain member or officer has completed certain training and retain copies of certain certificates; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 367LinkReal 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 the purpose of the Board is to adopt rules of conduct for licensees, establish training programs for the issuing of certain licenses, and education for individuals who have been issued a certain license; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to allocate up to $100,000 for the Board in fiscal year 2022; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/17 at 12:30 p.m. (3/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
Support 2
HB 384 (SB 474)LinkReal Property - Sale of Mobile Home Parks - Notice Requirements

Sample-Hughes

Altering the time frame of certain notices that a mobile home park owner is required to provide to each resident in the mobile home park and the Department of Housing and Community Development and to post in a public area of the mobile home park, concerning the sale of the mobile home park, to be not less than 30 days before the date of the sale of the park.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 383 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
HB 387LinkHomeowners' Property Tax Credit - Eligibility - Hardship Exception

Stein

Authorizing a certain financial hardship exception, under certain circumstances, to a prohibition against granting the homeowners' property tax credit to a homeowner whose combined gross income exceeds $60,000; requiring a homeowner, in order to qualify for the hardship exception, to include certain information in the homeowner's application for the tax credit; authorizing a homeowner who is denied a hardship exception to appeal the denial under certain circumstances; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 399LinkReal Property - Required Notices for Contracts of Sale - Zones of Dewatering Influence

Krimm

Requiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; defining "zones of dewatering influence" as the area around a surface mine in karst terrain; requiring a contract for the sale of real property in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, or Washington County include a notice about property located in a certain zone; establishing that a purchaser of real property that does not receive the required notice has a right to rescind a contract; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
Support 3
HB 407 (SB 22)LinkOn-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Inspection - Licensing

Stein

Prohibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2022; requiring the Department to adopt certain regulations by January 1, 2022; providing an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of the Act; providing that each inspection knowingly conducted without a valid license constitutes a separate violation of the Act; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 444 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 424 (SB 415)LinkPublic Financing Act - Matching Fund Revisions (Maryland Fair Elections Act)

Feldmark

Requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to make a certain determination regarding the balance of the Fair Campaign Financing Fund on or before a certain date in certain years; requiring in fiscal year 2023 the governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $4,000,000 to the Fund; etc.
In the Senate - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/12)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
HB 441 (SB 366)LinkDepartment of Assessments and Taxation - Identification Number for Business - Task Force

McKay

Requiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or licensed business in the State to be used by certain State agencies; requiring the task force to include representatives of certain State agencies; authorizing the task force to include representatives of certain other State agencies; providing for the duties of the task force; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 89 (4/13)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 451LinkReal Property - Residential Rental Property Inspection - Remote Visual Inspection

Henson

Requiring certain local jurisdictions to adopt provisions for the remote visual inspection of certain residential rental property under certain circumstances; requiring a certain local provision to be calculated to achieve a remote visual inspection that is comparable to an on-site visual inspection, require inspections to be directed by a certain individual, require a certain verification, identify the aspects of a property that may be inspected remotely, and require, before any enforcement action, a certain on-site inspection; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/17 at 12:30 p.m. (3/4)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/17 12:30 PM
Support 1
HB 478 (SB 232)LinkCivil Cases - Surcharges

Lopez

Increasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge for a summary ejectment case from being passed on to a tenant.
In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. (1/26)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
SD
HB 495LinkIncome Tax - Internal Revenue Code Amendments - Decoupling

Palakovich Carr

Prohibiting, except under certain circumstances, the retroactive application of certain amendments to the Internal Revenue Code to the determination of Maryland taxable income; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 763 (5/30)Ways and Means
Thu 2/4 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
Monitor
HB 497LinkProperty Tax Credit - Urban Agricultural Property - Repeal of Repayment Requirement

Boyce

Repealing a requirement that the owner of certain property repay all property taxes that would have been imposed if certain property tax credits had not been granted if the property ceases to be used for urban agricultural purposes; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 95 (4/13)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 499LinkRental Housing Restitution Fund - Establishment

Rosenberg

Establishing the Rental Housing Restitution Fund to provide rental assistance and legal assistance to individuals facing a potential rental residential property eviction; requiring the Attorney General to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; providing for the investment of money in and expenditures from the Fund; requiring interest earnings of the Fund to be credited to the Fund; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 508 (SB 210)LinkCOVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity

Attar

Providing civil immunity from liability for a COVID-19 claim to a person who acts in compliance with certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders, unless the person acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing; providing that certain deviations from certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders does not deny a person civil immunity provided for under the Act; limiting the effect of the civil immunity provided for under the Act; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/03 at 1:30 p.m. (1/26)Judiciary
Wed 2/3 1:30 PM
Support 3
HB 512 (SB 528)LinkCoast Smart Siting and Design Criteria - Private Construction or Reconstruction Projects and Enforcement

Lehman

Applying Coast Smart siting and design criteria to certain private construction or reconstruction projects beginning on July 1, 2022; exempting certain private construction or reconstruction projects from the application of the Act; establishing that the Department of Natural Resources has sole responsibility for enforcement of the Act, subject to a certain delegation of enforcement authority; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain county or municipality; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/03 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/3 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 515LinkReal Property - Candidates - Access to Apartment Buildings

Palakovich Carr

Prohibiting a person from preventing a candidate from accessing apartment buildings to campaign for elected office, register voters, or distribute campaign material, except under certain circumstances; authorizing a person to impose certain limitations on the ability of a candidate to access an apartment building or individual dwelling unit; prohibiting a candidate from engaging with residents of an apartment building under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/20)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 517 (SB 319)LinkClean Energy Loan Program - Remediation and Resiliency

C. Watson

Expanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a property to withstand the effects of climate change; adding water efficiency projects and environmental remediation and resiliency projects to the items requiring eligibility requirements under a certain ordinance; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 441 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 523LinkLandlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Registration and License Information

Attar

Requiring a landlord, or a landlord's duly authorized agent, at the time of filing a certain complaint in an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to submit documents demonstrating a property, is in compliance with certain local license requirements and certain lead-based paint abatement laws; specifying that a provisional or temporary license is insufficient to satisfy certain filing requirements; providing that a landlord has the burden of proving that a property is in compliance with certain requirements; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/19)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
HB 536 (SB 416)LinkPublic Financing Act - State Senate and House of Delegates Candidates and Matching Fund Revisions

Acevero

Altering the candidates authorized to receive public contributions from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund to include candidates for State Senator and member of the House of Delegates; requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; altering the frequency with which the Comptroller is required to submit a certain statement to the State Board of Elections; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/18)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
HB 557LinkHomestead 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; providing that a certain homeowner may receive the larger of the homestead property tax credit amounts as calculated using certain methods; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 560LinkHuman Relations - Discrimination in Housing - Reentry-Into-Society Status

Fennell

Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of reentry-into-society status; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of reentry-into-society status; prohibiting a person from discriminating against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of the sale or rental of a dwelling because of reentry-into-society status; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/9 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 570LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit Program - Notice of Eligibility - Lead Registry and Code Compliance

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 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Support 1
HB 583 (SB 414)LinkClimate Solutions Now Act of 2021

Stein

Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing certain energy conservation requirements for certain buildings by July 1, 2022; establishing a goal of planting and helping to maintain in the State 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030; terminating certain provisions of the Act; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/11 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/28)Environment and Transportation
Thu 2/11 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 589 (SB 493)LinkBudget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021

The Speaker

Altering the source of funding for certain required appropriations; altering the area in which certain raffle proceeds are required to be used; expanding the authorized uses of certain funds; establishing the Maternal and Child Health Population Health Improvement Fund; requiring the Governor to include in the budget bill submitted at the 2022 General Assembly session a certain appropriation; altering the amount of a required appropriation from the Transportation Trust Fund for the operation of the Maryland Transit Administration; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150 (5/18)Appropriations
Wed 3/3 1:30 PM
HB 591 (SB 258)LinkProperty Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans

R. Watson

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%; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 610LinkHomeowners' and Homestead Property Tax Credits - Eligibility and Access

Hill

Requiring a contract for the sale of residential property to include certain information concerning the homestead property tax credit; altering eligibility for the homeowners' property tax credit to include certain surviving family members of the homeowner who stand to inherit the dwelling of the homeowner under certain circumstances; altering the definition of "legal interest" as it applies to certain provisions; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 333 (5/18)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 634 (SB 621)LinkAssociation Health Coverage Plans

Beitzel

Clarifying that, for purposes of provisions of law concerning health insurance, a chamber of commerce may be considered an association; repealing certain provisions of law that apply certain provisions of law governing small group market plans to health benefit plans offered by certain entities; applying the Act to policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2022; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)Health and Government Operations
Thu 3/11 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 697LinkResidential Property - Eviction Proceedings - Shielding of Court Records

Williams

Requiring a court to shield certain court records relating to an action involving certain residential property on the commencement of the action; requiring a court to cease shielding certain records if the court issues a warrant of restitution or warrant of possession to a certain party, except under certain circumstances; authorizing the release of shielded records under certain circumstances; requiring a summons issued for a certain cause of action to contain a certain statement in a certain form; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/18)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 719 (SB 582)LinkCommercial Tenants - Personal Liability Clauses - Enforceability

Moon

Providing that a personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease operations or close to the public and the commercial tenant's default occurred between March 23, 2020, and September 30, 2020; providing that the period of the declared state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency may not be used to calculate the time limitation on filing a certain action; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/28)Judiciary
Wed 2/10 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 729 (SB 530)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Actions - Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

The Speaker

Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, 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 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. (1/26)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 781 (SB 263)LinkCorporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts - Miscellaneous

Dumais

Clarifying that the charter or bylaws of a corporation may require that any internal corporate claim be brought only in certain specified courts; repealing the authority of certain corporations to effect a certain reverse stock split; altering the manner in which a corporation may allow stockholders to participate in a certain meeting; authorizing a certain meeting of the stockholders to be held partially or solely by means of remote communication; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 779 (5/30)Economic Matters
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
HB 785LinkLandlord and Tenant - Commencement of Action to Repossess for Failure to Pay Rent - Required Notice and Grace Period

Terrasa

Requiring a landlord or a duly authorized agent of a landlord to provide written notice to a tenant by first-class mail, return receipt requested if the landlord desires to repossess for failure to pay rent; and specifying that a landlord or duly authorized agent of a landlord may file a written complaint to repossess for failure to pay rent no sooner than 10 days after the tenant receives written notice that the rent is unpaid.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. (2/2)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 799 (SB 442)LinkAquaculture Coordinating Council - Application of Tidal Wetlands Permit Requirements to Aquaculture Operations - Study

Clark

Requiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in coordination with the Department of the Environment, to review policies regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations; and requiring, by December 1, 2021, the Council and the Department to submit to the Governor and the General Assembly their findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, on changes necessary to eliminate conflicts or redundancies in the oversight of aquaculture operations in the State.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
HB 805LinkEconomic Development - Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations

Palakovich Carr

Altering the circumstances under which the Secretary of Commerce may designate an area as an enterprise zone to include an area identified in the master plan of a county as a priority area, a designated area for future growth, or a priority area for neighborhood or commercial revitalization; prohibiting the Secretary from designating a new enterprise zone or granting an expansion of an existing enterprise zone under certain circumstances; altering a certain limitation on the area by which an existing enterprise zone may be expanded; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m. (1/29)Ways and Means
Thu 2/18 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 815LinkState Agricultural Land Transfer Tax - Application of Nonagricultural Use Reduction and Exemption

Shoemaker

Clarifying that certain provisions of law concerning the method of calculating a certain reduction in the State agricultural land transfer tax apply to a transfer under a contract of sale dated on or after July 1, 2019; clarifying that a certain exemption from the State agricultural land transfer tax applies to a transfer under a contract of sale dated on or after July 1, 2019; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 609 (5/30)Ways and Means
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Thu 3/25 1:00 PM
Support 2
HB 825LinkCooperative Housing Corporations - Dispute Settlement and Eviction Procedures

Healey

Specifying that a certain 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 requirement that the governing body of a cooperative housing corporation hold a hearing on a certain alleged violation under certain circumstances; requiring the governing body of a cooperative housing corporation to give certain notice of a member's right to request a hearing on a certain alleged violation under certain circumstances; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m. (3/9)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/23 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 826LinkReal Property - Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Dispute Settlement

Healey

Altering the procedures a council of unit owners or a board of directors of a condominium shall take before a penalty for a violation of the rules of the condominium can be imposed on an alleged violator; altering the procedures a council of unit owners or a board of directors shall take if an alleged violator does not comply with a certain written demand to cease and desist in a certain period of time; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m. (3/9)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/23 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 852LinkProperty Tax - Tax Sales - Homeowner Protection Program

Kaiser

Establishing the Homeowner Protection Program in the Department of Assessments and Taxation for the purpose of diverting vulnerable homeowners from the private tax lien sale process into an alternative program with the intent of minimizing tax collection costs to owners, assisting owners to pay their taxes, and allowing owners to remain in their homes; establishing the Homeowner Protection Fund consisting of tax and interest payments made by homeowners and a $750,000 appropriation to the Fund in Fiscal years 2023 to 2025; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 382 (5/30)Ways and Means
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
HB 860 (SB 692)LinkState Planning - Preservation of Agricultural Land - Goal

Gilchrist

Establishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environmental Trust, the Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program, and local land preservation programs; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 284 (5/18)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 861 (SB 691)LinkReal Property - Landlord and Tenant - Reusable Tenant Screening Reports

Palakovich Carr

Requiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts reusable tenant screening reports; prohibiting a landlord that accepts a reusable tenant screening report from assessing certain fees; authorizing a landlord to require a prospective tenant to make a certain certification; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 783 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 866Environment - Business Recycling Reporting Requirements

Smith

Requiring a business that generated recyclable material to submit a recycling report to the county on or before March 1 each year; specifying the contents of the recycling report; establishing that a business that violates the Act is subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $50 for each day on which the violation exists; requiring, rather than authorizing, a county to require a certain property owner, manager, or tenant to report to the county on recycling activities in a certain manner.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/8)Oppose 4
HB 877 (SB 764)LinkWorkgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces

Valentino-Smith

Establishing the Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces to study the potential for conversion of vacant or underutilized commercial spaces into residential, mix-use, and commercial spaces in order to increase the affordable housing stock in the State; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before November 30, 2021; etc.
In the Senate - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/12)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
SA 2
HB 933 (SB 566)LinkAnne Arundel County - Transfer Tax - Housing Trust Special Revenue Fund

Bartlett

Authorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to increase the rate of the transfer tax imposed on certain written instruments conveying title to property or a leasehold interest in real property, subject to a certain exception; requiring any revenue derived from a higher transfer tax rate to be distributed to a certain special fund; establishing a Housing Trust Special Revenue Fund and requiring that certain revenue attributable to certain transfer and recordation tax rates be paid into the fund; etc.
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy) (5/28)Environment and Transportation
Thu 3/11 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 938 (SB 698)LinkReal Property Transfer-on-Death Deed Task Force

Hill

Establishing the Real Property Transfer-on-Death Deed Task Force to study other jurisdictions that have implemented the use of a transfer-on-death deed for real property; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the implementation of a transfer-on-death deed in the State; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2022; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/19 at 1:30 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/19 1:30 PM
HB 942LinkCommercial Leases - Grounds for Termination by Tenant

Conaway

Prohibiting a certain landlord from charging a tenant or causing a tenant to be charged for electricity usage except in accordance with the terms of a written lease; authorizing a certain tenant to terminate a lease without penalty under certain circumstances; providing that the termination takes effect immediately upon the tenant providing written notice of the termination to the landlord; and providing that the Act applies only to certain nonresidential property.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/19 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 943 (SB 637)LinkCommunity Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment

Bridges

Authorizing the Community Development Administration in the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a home buyer assistance program that assists current students and recent graduates of public institutions of higher education to receive certain low-interest mortgages for the purchase of homes near their schools; authorizing the Administration to administer community development projects known as the Live Near Your School program; etc.
In the Senate - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/12)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/19 1:30 PM
SA 2
HB 949LinkCampaign 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; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. (2/3)Ways and Means
Tue 2/16 1:30 PM
Support 5
HB 952LinkReal Property - Sale of Apartment Facilities - Rights of Qualified Organizations

Washington

Prohibiting an owner of an apartment facility from taking certain actions with regard to the sale of an apartment facility unless the owner complies with the requirements of the Act; requiring an owner to send notice of the owner's intent to sell an apartment facility to the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring the notice of intent to sell to contain certain information; requiring the Department to take certain actions upon receipt of the notice of intent to sell; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/19 at 1:30 p.m. (2/4)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/19 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 960LinkLandlord and Tenant - Lease Agreements - Estoppel Certificates and Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreements

Conaway

Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease containing an estoppel certificate or a subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreement or requiring a tenant to agree to sign an estoppel certificate or a subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreement as a provision of a lease; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a landlord from requesting that a tenant sign a certain separate certificate or agreement; and providing that the Act may not impair an existing obligation or contract right.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Fri 2/19 1:30 PM
Oppose 4
HB 972LinkReal Estate - Workgroup to Study Real Estate Trust Money Distribution

C. Branch

Establishing the Workgroup to Study Real Estate Trust Money Distribution; providing for the membership, composition, chair and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the workgroup to study certain issues including the timely disposition of deposit money when a dispute arises between buyer and seller; and requiring the Workgroup to report to certain committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2021, recommendations for any legislation needed to clarify the manner in which real estate trust money is distributed.
In the Senate - Rereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/8)Economic Matters
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1008LinkFailure to Pay Rent Proceedings - Sealing of Court Records

Hill

Prohibiting a landlord from increasing a tenant's rent solely because a judgment was entered against the tenant in a certain failure to pay rent action; requiring the District Court to seal court records within 60 days after the final resolution of a failure to pay rent proceeding if the proceeding does not result in a judgment of possession and no appeal is pending; authorizing certain sealed records to be opened under certain circumstances; authorizing a tenant to obtain a copy of a certain order in a certain manner; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/31 at 1:45 p.m. (3/31)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/31 1:45 PM
Oppose 1
HB 1009 (SB 724)LinkMortgage Servicers - Requirements and Prohibitions During and After a State of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergency (Foreclosure Relief Act of 2021)

Stewart

Prohibiting a certain mortgage servicer from commencing or completing an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust during a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency; requiring a servicer to grant a forbearance to a borrower under certain circumstances; prohibiting a period of forbearance from lasting more than 180 days except under certain circumstances; requiring a servicer to notify a borrower of a certain right to mediation under certain circumstances; etc.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (4/10)Economic Matters
Wed 2/24 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 1061 (SB 832)LinkSouthern Maryland - Dwelling Registration and Inspection - Fees and Fines

Charles County Delegation

Authorizing the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to require a certain property owner to register certain property with the county in order to offer the property for lease; authorizing the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to charge a fee for registering certain property with the county and to impose a fine for a dwelling that is not registered with the county; and authorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to conduct certain inspections and impose certain fines for certain violations.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 759 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/16 1:30 PM
HB 1069LinkWater Supply - Private Well Safety Program

Stewart

Requiring an owner of residential rental property that is served by a private water supply well to provide water quality testing every 3 years and to disclose to a tenant certain results; requiring the owner of a residential rental property that is served by a private water supply well to notify the Department of the Environment and the local health department about well contamination, provide an on-going potable water supply and resolve the contamination within 60 days; providing a civil penalty of up to $1,000; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 622 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Wed 2/24 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 3/31 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
HB 1090LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Partnership Rental Housing Program - Alterations (Mixed-Income Housing Act of 2021)

Stewart

Establishing that the purposes served and conditions of the Partnership Rental Housing Program of the Department of Housing and Community Development apply to households of middle income; establishing certain conditions for initial occupancy for households of lower and middle income under the Program that use area median income as a determinant; establishing that the Department may make an award for mixed-income housing developments that meet certain conditions; prohibiting certain conditions on awards; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m. (2/7)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
SA 3
HB 1093Real Property - Emergency Services and Nuisance Actions

Palakovich Carr

Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that prohibits, limits, or penalizes a tenant or another individual for reasonably summoning the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a landlord from taking certain retaliatory actions because a tenant or another individual sought the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services for certain purposes; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/2)Monitor
HB 1095 (SB 781)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 make a certain election; requiring a buyer who makes a certain election to sign and initial a residential contract of sale in a certain manner; requiring a buyer who makes a certain election to identify the buyer's real estate broker in the residential contract of sale and to execute a separate document with the buyer's real estate broker; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m. (2/7)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1102LinkCommercial Tenants - Personal Liability Clauses - Enforceability and Landlord Relief

Wilson

Providing that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as a result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operations or close to the public and the commercial tenant's default occurred between March 23, 2020, and September 30, 2020, inclusive; requiring a certain property tax refund for a certain taxable year; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. (2/5)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 1
HB 1106LinkCivil Actions - Immunity From Liability - COVID-19 Exposure

Wivell

Providing that an owner, lessee, or tenant of a premises is immune from civil liability for injury or death relating to the exposure of others on the premises to COVID-19 so long as the owner, lessee, or tenant, or an agent of the owner, lessee, or tenant, was following and enforcing local, State, and federal guidelines in effect at the time of the exposure or alleged exposure; and providing for the retroactive application of the Act.
In the House - Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. (2/5)Judiciary
Wed 3/3 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 1111LinkIncome Tax - Itemized Deductions

Wivell

Allowing an individual to itemize deductions to compute Maryland taxable income whether or not the individual itemizes deductions on the individual's federal income tax return; providing that, for an individual who does not itemize deductions on the individual's federal income tax return, Maryland itemized deductions shall be determined as if the individual itemized deductions on the federal income tax return; and applying the Act to taxable years after December 31, 2020.
In the House - Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m. (2/8)Ways and Means
Thu 2/25 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 1137 (SB 887)LinkProperty Tax Credit - Business Entities - State of Emergency

Kerr

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on real or personal property owned or leased by a business entity affected by a state of emergency declared under Title 14 of the Public Safety Article; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 210 (5/18)Ways and Means
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 1175LinkProperty Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Established

Brooks

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; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Ways and Means
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 1178LinkIncome Tax - Subtraction Modification - First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts

Brooks

Allowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for contributions to a certain first-time homebuyer savings account during a taxable year and certain earnings on the account; providing that an account holder may claim the subtraction modification under certain circumstances; providing that transfers of money to or from the account are subject to certain requirements and limitations; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 512 (5/30)Ways and Means
Thu 3/11 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 5
HB 1182LinkTax - Property - Tax Sales

Kipke

Requiring the collector of property taxes of a county to sell certain property at a tax sale under certain circumstances; and requiring the collector of property taxes to sell certain property on receipt of a certain petition at the county's next regularly scheduled tax sale.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 87 (4/13)Ways and Means
Tue 3/9 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
Support 3
HB 1196 (SB 457)LinkCommercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions

Adams

Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/10)Economic Matters
Wed 3/3 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 1200 (SB 787)LinkDigital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax - Exemption and Restriction

Luedtke

Exempting, from a certain tax on certain annual gross revenues derived from certain digital advertising services in the State, advertisement services on digital interfaces owned or operated by or operated on behalf of a broadcast entity and news media entity; prohibiting a person who derives gross revenues from digital advertising services in the State from passing on the cost of the tax to a certain customer in a certain manner; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/26 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)Ways and Means
Fri 2/26 1:30 PM
HB 1201LinkReal Property - Residential Lease Provisions - Responsibility of Tenant for Maintenance and Repair

Conaway

Requiring, under certain circumstances, that a residential lease include certain provisions regarding the obligation of a tenant to maintain and repair a heating unit or an air conditioning unit on the premises as well as a space for the tenant to acknowledge the obligations with the tenant's initials.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 1213LinkFinancial Institutions - Determination of Creditworthiness - Evaluation Rules and Alternative Methods

Queen

Requiring certain credit grantors to adhere to certain rules concerning evaluations of applications and, under certain circumstances, consider alternative methods of evaluating an applicant's creditworthiness when evaluating an application for a primary residential mortgage loan or an extension of credit.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 426 (5/30)Economic Matters
Wed 2/24 1:30 PM
Finance
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
No Position
HB 1216Human Relations - Public Accommodation Discrimination - Enforcement and Remedies

Rosenberg

Authorizing complainants, respondents, and the Commission on Civil Rights to elect to have claims of public accommodation discrimination determined in a civil action brought by the Commission under certain circumstances and subject to certain requirements; requiring the remedy for public accommodation discrimination to include the greater of certain damages; authorizing the remedy for public accommodation discrimination to include certain remedies; etc.
In the House - Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/23)Monitor
HB 1218LinkLandlord and Tenant - Estoppel Certificates - Notice of Receipt by Landlord

Conaway

Requiring a landlord, not later than 15 days after receiving an estoppel certificate from a tenant, to send the tenant a written statement containing certain information; and requiring delivery of the statement by hand delivery or certified mail.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
SA 2
HB 1220LinkLandlord and Tenant - Cancellation or Renewal of Lease - Notification Requirement

Conaway

Requiring a landlord that sends notification by e-mail about the cancellation or renewal of a lease to a tenant to also provide notification by first-class mail within 5 days following the date of the e-mailed notification.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/23 1:30 PM
SA 2
HB 1223LinkLandlord and Tenant - Screening of Tenants and Renewal of Tenancy - Standards

Lehman

Expanding the application of a certain requirement regarding the return of certain fees by a landlord; limiting the number of times that a certain landlord may require a prospective tenant to pay a fee arising out of an application within 60 days, subject to certain exceptions; prohibiting a landlord from denying a certain lease application based on certain information, or a lack of certain information, discovered as the result of a certain background check, credit history check, or rental history check; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1234LinkHomeowners? Property Tax Credit - Eligibility and Automatic Renewal

Feldmark

Altering the definition of "gross income" for purposes of eligibility for and calculation of a certain homeowners' property tax credit; requiring that a certain homeowner be presumed to be eligible for and granted the homeowners' property tax credit under certain circumstances; providing that, under certain circumstances, a homeowner remains eligible for the tax credit and may not be required to submit an application for renewal of the credit; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Ways and Means
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
SA 1
HB 1239 (SB 859)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program - Establishment

Lierman

Establishing the Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to make financial assistance available to certain developers working in low-income census tracts in order to help close appraisal gaps that occur in historically redlined neighborhoods; requiring the amount of financial assistance not to exceed 35% of the lesser of the total cost of eligible construction expenses or 80% of the national median sale price for new homes on the date of sale; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 702 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 1255LinkHomestead and Homeowners' Property Tax Credits - Access and Eligibility

Ivey

Requiring a contract for the sale of certain residential property to include a certain information concerning the homestead property tax credit; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to design a document about the homestead tax credit that must be presented to the buyer at the settlement for the property; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
In the Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments (4/8)Ways and Means
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
SA 2
HB 1273LinkReal Property - Commercial Lease Addendum - Liquidated Damages

Conaway

Requiring a landlord to pay $1,000 in liquidated damages to a tenant if the landlord violates the terms of an addendum to a commercial lease, unless a greater amount of liquidated damages are otherwise provided for under the terms of the lease agreement or the addendum.
In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/8)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 1283LinkReal Property - Residential Leases - Rent Restrictions

Wells

Prohibiting a landlord from increasing rent on a certain restricted rental unit by more than 0.4% each year, subject to certain exceptions; and providing that rent restrictions for restricted rental units do not apply once rent reaches at least $2,250 each month.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Oppose 4
HB 1289LinkHomestead Property Tax Credit - Notice Requirements and Application Waiver for First-Time Homebuyers

Amprey

Requiring a contract for the sale of residential property to a certain first-time homebuyer in the State to include a certain statement relating to the homestead property tax credit; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to develop a certain form including a certain statement; requiring a certain vendor, at the initial sale of the first lot in a certain development to a certain individual, to deliver in a certain manner a certain statement to homeowners within a certain distance of the development; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Ways and Means
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Oppose 2
HB 1290 (SB 782)LinkState Department of Assessments and Taxation - Real Property Assessments and Appeals

Amprey

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to publish on the Department's website certain information in plain language relating to the assessment process and methodology used by the Department in determining the value of real property; requiring the Department and certain assessors employed by the Department, when determining the value of real property, to conform to certain federal guidelines, consider certain matters, and provide certain information; etc.
In the House - Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)Ways and Means
Tue 3/9 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 1299LinkEducation - Public High Schools - Financial Literacy Curriculum and Graduation Requirement

Walker

Requiring the State Board of Education to develop curriculum content for a half-semester-long course in financial literacy; requiring each county board of education to implement the financial literacy curriculum content in every public high school in the county; and requiring students to complete a course in financial literacy in order to graduate from a public high school.
In the House - Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m. (2/8)Ways and Means
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Support 4
HB 1305LinkCondominiums - 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 - Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/2)Environment and Transportation
Tue 3/2 1:30 PM
Support 5
HB 1312 (SB 910)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Actions - Catastrophic Health Emergencies

Wilkins

Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022, and each year thereafter; establishing that a substantial loss of income due to a declared catastrophic health emergency is an affirmative defense to certain eviction actions; etc.
In the Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments (4/12)Judiciary
Wed 2/17 1:30 PM
Oppose 3
HB 1328 (SB 824)LinkEconomic Development - Broadband Providers - Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)

Feldmark

Authorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units of local government to allow joint trenching by broadband providers in a certain manner under certain circumstances; exempting counties and municipal corporations within the jurisdiction of the Washington Suburban Sanitary District from certain requirements; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 632 (5/30)Economic Matters
Thu 3/4 1:30 PM
Support 4
HB 1346LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Proceedings - Catastrophic Health Emergencies

Clippinger

Establishing that a substantial loss of income due to a declared catastrophic health emergency is an affirmative defense to an eviction proceeding against certain tenants for the failure to pay rent under certain circumstances; and prohibiting a court from entering a judgment for possession or repossession against a tenant if the tenant can demonstrate a substantial loss of income.
In the House - Hearing canceled (3/12)Oppose 2
HB 1350LinkCampaign Finance - Revisions

Wilkins

Requiring a treasurer of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, all disbursements for the entity; authorizing the chairman of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, disbursements for the entity under certain circumstances; requiring a campaign finance entity that is liable for a certain civil penalty to submit certain bank statements with the campaign finance entity's campaign finance reports during a certain period; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 647 (5/30)Ways and Means
Tue 3/9 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 4/1 1:00 PM
HB 1351LinkCampaign Finance - Contribution Through Third-Party Payment Processor and Payment of Expenses

Wilkins

Requiring a campaign finance entity to initiate the transfer of a contribution made through a third-party payment processor from the account of the third-party payment processor to the designated campaign account of the campaign finance entity within 7 days after the contribution is deposited in the account of the third-party payment processor; repealing the authority of campaign finance entity to pay certain expenses from funds other than a campaign account; authorizing the State Board to impose certain civil penalties; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m. (3/24)Ways and Means
Tue 3/9 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 4/1 1:00 PM
HB 1352LinkCampaign Finance Reports - Business Contributors - Registration Status

Smith

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to electronically transmit certain lists of registered and forfeited businesses to the State Board of Elections in a certain manner and format by January 15 each year; requiring the Department to electronically transmit to the State Board the name of a business in a certain manner and format within 24 hours after processing a filing for revival or reinstatement of the registration of the business; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m. (3/24)Ways and Means
Tue 3/9 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 4/1 1:00 PM
HB 1354Courts - COVID-19 - Statutory Deadlines

Dumais

Tolling or suspending, as applicable, all statutory deadlines related to the initiation of matters required to be filed in a State trial or appellate court, including statutes of limitations, for a certain number of days due to the COVID-19 emergency; specifying that a party is not required to prove an inability to comply with an applicable statutory deadline if the expiration of the deadline occurred during the COVID-19 emergency; and applying the Act retroactively.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/18)
HB 1356Blue Ribbon Solar Land Use Commission

Barve

Establishing the Blue Ribbon Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs to meet the State's solar energy goals in a cost-effective manner under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2021; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/19)
HB 1368Overdue State Property Taxes - Waiver of Interest and Penalties

Jalisi

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, during the state of emergency declared by the Governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to waive any interest or penalties imposed on a certain person for the late payment of the State property tax on residential real property if the person's mortgage loan on the residential real property is in forbearance or deferment status and the property is used as the person's principal residence; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/1)
HB 1369Housing and Community Development - Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program - Mandated Funding

Jalisi

Altering from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000, beginning in fiscal year 2023 and for each fiscal year thereafter, the amount the Governor is required to include in the annual budget bill or the capital budget bill for the Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/1)
HB 1370Nonfederal Residential Mortgage Loans - Forbearance During a State of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergency for COVID-19

Jalisi

Requiring, not less than 60 days before sending a notice of foreclosure, a nonfederal mortgage lender or servicer of residential property to notify a borrower of the borrower's right to request a forbearance under certain circumstances; authorizing a borrower to request a forbearance within 90 days after receiving the notice; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/1)
HB 1371Business Regulation - Landlord License

Carr

Requiring a person to have a landlord license to do business as a landlord in the State; establishing a licensee fee of $2 per dwelling unit for rent up to a maximum of $100 for an applicant for a landlord license; prohibiting a person who is issued a landlord license from prohibiting a cable television company from entering a dwelling unit for the purpose of constructing, installing, or servicing cable television system equipment if a tenant has requested cable television system service or discriminating based on certain grounds; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (3/1)
SB 21 (HB 214)LinkWetlands and Waterways - Riparian Rights - Prohibition on Termination or Impairment

Reilly

Prohibiting the Department of the Environment or the Board of Public Works from terminating or impairing the riparian rights of an individual, community association, or other entity through the application process for a permit or license to install a pier.
In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (2/9)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
No Position
SB 22 (HB 407)LinkOn-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Inspection - Licensing

Young

Prohibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2022; requiring the Department to adopt regulations by January 1, 2022; providing an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of the Act; providing that each inspection knowingly conducted without a valid license constitutes a separate violation of the Act; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 445 (5/30)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/21 11:00 AM
Support 2
SB 66 (HB 97)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)

Elfreth

Establishing the Office of Statewide Broadband in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality, affordable broadband Internet service and has the tools necessary to take advantage of the Internet; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure that all State residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2026; establishing the Digital Inclusion Fund to support capacity building in the State; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 74 (4/13)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 4
SB 70 (HB 129)LinkEnvironment - Mold Inspections - Standards, Reporting, and Penalties

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, 2023, establishing uniform standards for mold assessment and remediation; requiring the Department of the Environment to maintain a certain registry and to develop and make available on its website and in print certain resource materials; requiring a certain indoor air quality report; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m. (1/6)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
Oppose 4
SB 73 (HB 239)LinkState Real Estate Commission - Property Managers - Registration

Young

Requiring a person who provides property management services to be registered as a property manager by the State Real Estate Commission before practicing in the State; prohibiting the providing of, attempting to provide, or offering to provide property management services unless registered with the Commission as a property manager; subjecting violators of this prohibition to a civil fine of not more than $1,000; requiring certain property managers to be covered by a certain surety bond; etc.
In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/9)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 5
SB 113 (HB 262)LinkOpportunity Zone Tax Deduction Reform Act of 2021

Rosapepe

Requiring certain taxpayers to add a certain deduction for gains from sales or exchanges of qualified opportunity zone property back to federal adjusted gross income to determine Maryland adjusted gross income; requiring certain taxpayers to add a certain deduction for gains from sales or exchanges of qualified opportunity zone property back to federal adjusted gross income to determine Maryland modified income; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)Budget and Taxation
Tue 1/26 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 117 (HB 58)LinkWorkgroup on Minority Homeownership, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Household Wealth Equity

Sydnor

Establishing the Workgroup on Minority Homeownership, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Household Wealth Equity; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations to promote homeownership and create wealth-building opportunities for minority households and promote community revitalization through targeted investments in homeownership; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2021; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/22)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 4
SB 130LinkLandlord and Tenant - Failure to Pay Rent - Fee Limit During Emergencies

Ellis

Prohibiting a landlord from assessing certain late fees for the failure of a tenant to pay rent under certain circumstances and following certain notice from the tenant; requiring a tenant to provide certain documents to a landlord for a certain purpose; requiring a tenant to provide written notice with each missed rent payment in order to avoid an assessment of certain late fees; authorizing a landlord to reasonably request documents supporting a tenant's claim from a tenant for a certain purpose; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m. (12/28)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
Support 2
SB 151 (HB 82)LinkConstitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

Patterson

Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has an inalienable right to a healthful environment; declaring that the State's natural resources are the common property of every person and the State is the trustee of the natural and historic resources of the State; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political subdivision of the State to protect certain rights; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings) (12/28)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 1/26 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 154 (HB 18)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Residential Tenants - Access to Counsel

Hettleman

Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; establishing that certain individuals shall have access to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Access to Counsel in Evictions Program to direct services to provide covered individuals with legal representation; establishing an Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (4/10)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
SD
SB 174LinkProperty Tax Assessments - 5-Year Assessment Cycle

Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee

Altering the triennial assessment cycle for real property for property tax purposes to a 5-year cycle.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (1/11)Budget and Taxation
Wed 1/27 1:00 PM
Support 1
SB 198 (HB 74)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, 2021, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades and for which the owner obtains a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; prohibiting a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit in a taxable year in which the Governor declares a certain state of emergency; requiring the Administration to report on the tax credits to the Comptroller on or before January 31 each year; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (12/22)Budget and Taxation
Tue 1/26 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 203LinkAquaculture Lease Applications - Notices, Protests, Meetings, and Conflict Resolution

Bailey

Altering the property owners that the Department of Natural Resources is required to notify of applications for certain aquaculture leases to be issued in the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic Coastal Bays; requiring the Department to work with a certain petitioner and a certain applicant to mitigate certain concerns and to consider conflict resolution between shoreline property owners and aquaculture lease applicants before issuing a lease; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/22)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/10 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 210 (HB 508)LinkCOVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity

West

Providing civil immunity from liability for a COVID-19 claim to a person who acts in compliance with certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders, unless the person acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing; providing that certain deviations from certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders does not deny a person civil immunity provided for under the Act; limiting the effect of the civil immunity provided for under the Act; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (12/28)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 1/26 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 217 (HB 117)Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions

Sydnor

Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is liable to a certain financial institution for certain reimbursement under certain circumstances; providing that a business, credit card processor, or vendor is not liable to a certain financial institution under certain circumstances; etc.
In the Senate - Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/5)
SB 227 (HB 295)LinkWater Pollution - Stormwater Management Regulations and Watershed Implementation Plans - Review and Update

Elfreth

Requiring the Department of the Environment to update certain stormwater management regulations at least once every 5 years to incorporate certain updated precipitation data; requiring the Department to review and update certain regulations in a certain manner; requiring the Department to report to the General Assembly on the most recent precipitation data and the Department's plans for updating water quantity control standards for watersheds where flooding events occurred on or after January 1, 2000; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 641 (5/30)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/21 11:00 AM
Monitor
SB 232 (HB 478)LinkCivil Cases - Surcharges

Waldstreicher

Increasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge for a summary ejectment case from being passed on to a tenant.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m. (12/28)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 1/26 1:00 PM
SD
SB 254 (HB 109)LinkPublic Safety - Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards - Adoption

McCray

Requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt by regulation the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code as the Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards; requiring the Department to adopt each subsequent version of the Standards within 18 months after the version is issued; requiring the Department to take certain actions before adopting each version of the Standards; prohibiting the Department from adopting a modification of the Standards that is more stringent than certain requirements; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/3 1:00 PM
SB 258 (HB 591)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%; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/14 at 11:00 a.m. (12/22)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/14 11:00 AM
Support 2
SB 263 (HB 781)LinkCorporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts - Miscellaneous

West

Clarifying that the charter or bylaws of a corporation may require that any internal corporate claim be brought only in certain specified courts; repealing the authority of certain corporations to effect a certain reverse stock split; altering the manner in which a corporation may allow stockholders to participate in a certain meeting; authorizing a certain meeting of the stockholders to be held partially or solely by means of remote communication; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 780 (5/30)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/3 1:00 PM
SB 288 (HB 215)LinkIncome 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; terminating the Act if certain federal legislation is enacted into law; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/21 at 11:00 a.m. (12/22)Budget and Taxation
Thu 1/21 11:00 AM
Oppose 3
SB 296LinkElection Law - Campaign Finance - Protection of Contributor Information

Simonaire

Prohibiting a person from using contributor information from any report or statement required under provisions of law governing campaign finance for commercial solicitation purposes; and prohibiting a person from publishing contributor information from any report or statement required under provisions of law governing campaign finance in newspapers, magazines, books, or other similar media or on a website for the purpose of facilitating commercial solicitation.
In the House - Hearing 3/23 at 1:30 p.m. (3/1)Ways and Means
Tue 3/23 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/4 11:00 AM
SB 302Election Law - Campaign Finance Violations - Injunctive Relief

West

In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (1/13)
SB 310LinkElection Law - Campaign Finance Entities - Termination

Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

Altering the circumstances under which a certain provision of law requiring a campaign finance entity to terminate and file a final campaign finance report applies; altering the time period within which a certain campaign finance entity is required to terminate and file a final campaign finance report; requiring the State Board of Elections to provide a certain notification to certain persons affiliated with a campaign finance entity that is required to terminate under a certain provision of law; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 321 (5/18)Ways and Means
Tue 3/23 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/14 2:00 PM
SB 319 (HB 517)LinkClean Energy Loan Program - Remediation and Resiliency

Hester

Expanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a property to withstand the effects of climate change; adding water efficiency projects, environmental remediation, resiliency projects, and grid resiliency projects to the list of items that require eligibility requirements under a certain ordinance; etc.
In the House - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (108-28) (4/12)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
Support 2
SB 360LinkState Government - Notaries Public - Notary Public Fund and Remote Notarial Acts

Rosapepe

Establishing the Notary Public Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying that the purpose of the Fund is to provide funding to support the Secretary of State in the implementation, regulation, and enforcement of certain actions; requiring the Secretary of State to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Secretary of State to distribute certain fees to the Fund; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 649 (5/30)Health and Government Operations
Wed 3/31 1:30 PM
Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 366 (HB 441)LinkDepartment of Assessments and Taxation - Identification Number for Business - Task Force

McCray

Requiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2021, on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or licensed business in the State to be used by certain State agencies; requiring the task force to include representatives of certain State agencies; authorizing the task force to include representatives of certain State agencies; providing for the duties of the task force; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 88 (4/13)Budget and Taxation
Tue 2/2 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 374LinkMaryland Public Ethics Law - Special Session of the General Assembly - Contributions Prohibited

Kagan

Prohibiting legislators and persons acting on behalf of legislators from receiving, depositing, or using a certain contribution, conducting a fund-raising event, or selling or soliciting a ticket to a fundraising event during a special session of the General Assembly except under certain circumstances; and prohibiting legislators from intentionally scheduling a fund-raising event that coincides with a special session of the General Assembly once the special session has been announced.
In the House - Hearing 3/30 at 1:30 p.m. (3/17)Ways and Means
Tue 3/30 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/4 11:00 AM
SB 401 (HB 104)LinkLandlord-Tenant - Nonrenewal of Lease - Notice Requirements

Carter

Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide; and applying the Act to any residential lease executed in the State on or after October 1, 2021, and, beginning October 1, 2021, to any residential lease executed before October 1, 2021, that has expired and resulted in a certain tenancy on or after October 1, 2021.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 803 (5/30)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 412 (HB 84)LinkConsumer Protection - Right to Repair

Hester

Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice and subject to certain enforcement and penalty provisions; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)Finance
Wed 2/3 1:00 PM
SB 414 (HB 583)LinkClimate Solutions Now Act of 2021

Pinsky

Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing certain energy conservation requirements for certain buildings by July 1, 2022; establishing a goal of planting and helping to maintain in the State 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030; etc.
In the House - Conference Committee Appointed (4/12)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/31 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
Oppose 3
SB 415 (HB 424)LinkPublic Financing Act - Matching Fund Revisions (Maryland Fair Elections Act)

Pinsky

Requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to make a certain determination regarding the balance of the Fair Campaign Financing Fund on or before a certain date in certain years; requiring the Governor, in fiscal year 2023, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $4,000,000 to the Fund; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 733 (5/30)Ways and Means
Tue 3/30 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/18 11:00 AM
SB 416 (HB 536)LinkPublic Financing Act - State Senate and House of Delegates Candidates and Matching Fund Revisions

Pinsky

Altering the candidates authorized to receive public contributions from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund to include candidates for State Senator and member of the House of Delegates; requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; altering the frequency with which the Comptroller is required to submit a certain statement to the State Board of Elections; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/18 at 11:00 a.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (2/2)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 2/18 11:00 AM
SB 442 (HB 799)LinkAquaculture Coordinating Council - Application of Tidal Wetlands Permit Requirements to Aquaculture Operations - Study

Klausmeier

Requiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to review the policies of the Department regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations in the State, and to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2021, on the Council's recommendations, including any proposed legislation, on changes needed to eliminate redundancies and conflicts in the oversight of aquaculture operations; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 458 (5/30)Environment and Transportation
Wed 3/24 1:30 PM
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/10 1:00 PM
SB 454 (HB 52)LinkReal Property - Alterations in Actions for Repossession and Establishment of Eviction Diversion Program

Sydnor

Establishing the Eviction Diversion Program in the District Court to reduce the incidence of judgments for repossession of residential property and to promote continuity of housing; requiring the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish a Program in a District Court sitting in a county that processed 10,000 or more claims for repossession of residential property in fiscal year 2019; requiring that a landlord provide a certain written statement to a tenant within 5 days of receiving a certain request from the tenant; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Oppose 4
SB 457 (HB 1196)LinkCommercial Law - Credit Regulation - Reverse Mortgage Loans Act - Revisions

Feldman

Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective borrower certain documents at certain times; requiring a certain lender to provide to the borrower a certain statement by January 31 each year and a certain disclosure at certain times; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)Finance
Tue 2/16 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 474 (HB 384)LinkReal Property - Sale of Mobile Home Parks - Notice Requirements

Eckardt

Altering the time frame of certain notices that a mobile home park owner is required to provide to each resident in the mobile home park and the Department of Housing and Community Development and to post in a public area of the mobile home park, concerning the sale of the mobile home park, to be not less than 30 days before the date of the sale of the park.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 384 (5/30)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
SB 491Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022)

President

Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Budget and Taxation (1/20)
SB 493 (HB 589)LinkBudget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021

President

Authorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution and payment of certain revenue in certain fiscal years; increasing the amount local governments are required to reimburse the State for certain services; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/3 1:00 PM
SB 528 (HB 512)LinkCoast Smart Siting and Design Criteria - Private Construction or Reconstruction Projects and Enforcement

Elfreth

Applying Coast Smart siting and design criteria to certain private construction or reconstruction projects beginning on July 1, 2022; exempting certain private construction or reconstruction projects from the application of the Act; establishing that the Department of Natural Resources has sole responsibility for enforcement of the Act, subject to a certain delegation of enforcement authority; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain county or municipality; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/27)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/10 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 530 (HB 729)LinkLandlord and Tenant - Eviction Actions - Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

President

Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, 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 2/26 at 2:00 p.m. (2/15)Judicial Proceedings
Fri 2/26 2:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 566 (HB 933)LinkAnne Arundel County - Transfer Tax - Housing Trust Special Revenue Fund

Elfreth

Authorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to increase the rate of the transfer tax imposed on certain written instruments conveying title to property or a leasehold interest in real property; requiring any revenue derived from a higher transfer tax rate to be distributed to a certain special fund; establishing a Housing Trust Special Revenue Fund and requiring that certain revenue attributable to certain transfer and recordation tax rates be paid into the fund; etc.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/17)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/17 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 582 (HB 719)LinkCommercial Tenants - Personal Liability Clauses - Enforceability

Hettleman

Providing that a personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease operations or close to the public and the commercial tenant's default occurred between March 23, 2020, and September 30, 2020; providing that the period of the declared state of emergency and the catastrophic health emergency may not be used to calculate the time limitation on filing a certain action; etc.
In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (4/12)Judicial Proceedings
Fri 2/26 10:00 AM
Oppose 3
SB 621 (HB 634)LinkAssociation Health Coverage Plans

Edwards

Clarifying that, for purposes of provisions of law concerning health insurance, a chamber of commerce may be considered an association; repealing certain provisions of law that apply certain provisions of law governing small group market plans to health benefit plans offered by certain entities; applying the Act to policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2022; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)Finance
Wed 2/24 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 628LinkLandlord and Tenant - Establishment of Rent Escrow Accounts - Time Limit

Reilly

Requiring a tenant who receives a court order to pay rents into a certain escrow account to establish the escrow account on the day the order is entered; and requiring a certain order relating to a wrongful detainer action to require a certain amount to be paid on the day the order is entered.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
Support 3
SB 637 (HB 943)LinkCommunity Development Administration - Live Near Your School Program - Establishment

Hayes

Authorizing the Community Development Administration in the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a home buyer assistance program that assists current students and recent graduates of public institutions of higher education to receive certain low-interest mortgages for the purchase of homes near their schools; authorizing the Administration to administer community development projects known as the Live Near Your School program; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 247 (5/18)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/23 1:15 PM
SA 2
SB 687 (HB 90)LinkState and Local Housing Programs - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Smith

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promote fair housing choice and racial and economic housing integration; requiring the Department of Planning, in consultation with the Department of Housing and Community Development, on request of a local jurisdiction, to provide certain technical assistance; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 752 (5/30)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 691 (HB 861)LinkReal Property - Landlord and Tenant - Reusable Tenant Screening Reports

Hettleman

Requiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts reusable tenant screening reports; prohibiting a landlord that accepts a reusable tenant screening report from assessing certain fees; authorizing a landlord to require a prospective tenant to make a certain certification; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 784 (5/30)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/24 1:00 PM
Oppose 2
SB 692 (HB 860)LinkState Planning - Preservation of Agricultural Land - Goal

Young

Establishing a State goal of preserving a total of 1,030,000 acres of productive agricultural land by 2030 through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, the Maryland GreenPrint Program, the Rural Legacy Program, the Maryland Environmental Trust, the Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program, and local land preservation programs; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that the Act is intended to extend the deadline to meet the State's goal for preservation from 2022 to 2030 and to include certain acreage.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285 (5/18)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Wed 2/24 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 698 (HB 938)LinkReal Property Transfer-on-Death Deed Task Force

Eckardt

Establishing the Real Property Transfer-on-Death Deed Task Force to study other jurisdictions that have implemented the use of a transfer-on-death deed for real property; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the implementation of a transfer-on-death deed in the State; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2022; etc.
In the House - First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/20)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 2/24 1:00 PM
SB 724 (HB 1009)LinkMortgage Servicers - Requirements and Prohibitions During and After a State of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergency (Foreclosure Relief Act of 2021)

Carter

Prohibiting a certain mortgage servicer from commencing or completing an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust during a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency; requiring a servicer to grant a forbearance to a borrower under certain circumstances; prohibiting a period of forbearance from lasting more than 180 days except under certain circumstances; requiring a servicer to notify a borrower of a certain right to mediation under certain circumstances; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 764 (HB 877)LinkWorkgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces

Washington

Establishing the Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces to study the potential for conversion of vacant or underutilized commercial spaces into residential, mixed-use, and commercial spaces in order to increase the affordable housing stock in the State; requiring the Workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before November 30, 2021; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 584 (5/30)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 2/23 1:15 PM
SA 2
SB 781 (HB 1095)LinkReal Property - Residential Contract of Sale - Buyer Identification

Hayes

Authorizing a buyer who executes a residential contract of sale for a single family residential real property with a real estate broker to make a certain election; requiring a buyer who makes a certain election to sign and initial a residential contract of sale in a certain manner; requiring a buyer who makes a certain election to identify the buyer's real estate broker in the residential contract of sale and to execute a separate document with the buyer's real estate broker; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 782 (HB 1290)LinkState Department of Assessments and Taxation - Real Property Assessments and Appeals

Hayes

Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to publish on the Department's website certain information in plain language relating to the assessment process and methodology used by the Department in determining the value of real property; requiring the Department and certain assessors employed by the Department, when determining the value of real property, to conform to certain federal guidelines, consider certain matters, and provide certain information; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/24 at 12:00 p.m. (2/19)Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/24 12:00 PM
Support 2
SB 787 (HB 1200)LinkDigital Advertising Gross Revenues, Income, Sales and Use, and Tobacco Taxes - Alterations and Implementation

Ferguson

Exempting, from a certain tax on annual gross revenues derived from digital advertising services in the State, advertisement services on digital interfaces owned or operated by or operated on behalf of a broadcast entity and news media entity; prohibiting a person who derives gross revenues from digital advertising in the State from passing on the cost to a certain customer; allowing, for a certain taxable year, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain utility arrearages forgiven during that taxable year; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 669 (5/30)Ways and Means
Thu 3/25 1:30 PM
Budget and Taxation
Wed 2/17 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 824 (HB 1328)LinkEconomic Development - Broadband Providers - Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)

Hester

Authorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend certain broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units of local government to allow joint trenching by broadband providers under certain circumstances; exempting counties and municipal corporations within the jurisdiction of the Washington Suburban Sanitary District from certain requirements; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 633 (5/30)Finance
Tue 3/16 1:00 PM
Support 4
SB 832 (HB 1061)LinkSouthern Maryland - Dwelling Registration and Inspection - Fees and Fines

Charles County Senators

Authorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to require a certain property owner to register certain property with the county in order to offer the property for lease; authorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to charge a fee for registering certain property with the county and to impose a fine for a dwelling that is not registered; authorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to conduct certain inspections and impose certain fines for certain violations; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 760 (5/30)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
SB 859 (HB 1239)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program - Establishment

Hayes

Establishing the Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to make financial assistance available to affordable housing developers working in low-income census tracts in order to help close appraisal gaps that occur in historically redlined neighborhoods; requiring the Department to submit an annual report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the funding for census tracts with a majority racial minority population; etc.
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 703 (5/30)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 877LinkAnnual Corrective Bill

President

Correcting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any law other than to correct technical errors; providing for the correction of certain errors and obsolete provisions by the publishers of the Annotated Code; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109 (4/13)No Position
SB 887 (HB 1137)LinkProperty Tax Credit - Business Entities - State of Emergency

Elfreth

Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on real or personal property owned or leased by a business entity affected by a state of emergency declared under Title 14 of the Public Safety Article; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211 (5/18)Budget and Taxation
Wed 3/3 1:00 PM
Support 2
SB 892LinkReal Property - Residential Leases - Fee in Lieu of Security Deposit

Augustine

Authorizing the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit in a residential lease, subject to certain requirements; prohibiting a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit and providing that a landlord is not required to consent to the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit by a tenant; providing that a fee in lieu of a security deposit may be paid in any amount and at any frequency agreed on by the landlord and the tenant; etc.
In the Senate - Referred to interim study by Judicial Proceedings (3/19)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/2 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 910 (HB 1312)LinkCOVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act of 2021

Smith

Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the Maryland Judiciary and local sheriffs and constables, to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring certain information be reported to the Department monthly; requiring certain local sheriffs and constables to provide at least 48 hours notice before executing a warrant; prohibiting a landlord from filing a complaint if a tenant owes less than $600 of unpaid rent; etc.
In the Senate - Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings (4/12)Judicial Proceedings
Wed 3/10 12:00 PM
Oppose 3
SB 937LinkHousing and Community Development - Mortgage, Down Payment, and Settlement Expense Assistance

Ellis

Requiring the Secretary of Housing and Community Development to take into consideration a family's student loan debt in developing eligibility requirements for certain financial assistance related to residential mortgages; clarifying that the Community Development Administration may purchase notes, mortgages, or partial interests in notes or mortgages that evidence certain new residential mortgage loans for the refinancing of existing residential mortgage loans; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m. (3/10)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Tue 3/23 1:00 PM
Support 4
SB 962LinkReal 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 - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/25)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 3/30 1:00 PM
SB 967 (HB 50)Landlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2021)

Jackson

Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a landlord to provide a tenant with information to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right of free assembly in certain areas within an apartment facility during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; etc.
In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules (3/11)Monitor