Legislation Status Report
Tuesday January 26, 2021


BillFiscal NoteDetailsStatusHouse HearingSenate HearingPosition
HB 18 (SB 154)Landlord and Tenant - Eviction Action - Right to Counsel

W. Fisher

Establishing that certain individuals have a right to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Right to Counsel in Evictions Coordinator to organize and direct services and resources to provide covered individuals with legal representation for a judicial or administrative proceeding; providing for the legal representation of certain individuals in certain proceedings and civil matters by certain organizations; providing for outreach and education regarding tenants' rights by certain community groups; etc.
In the House - First Reading Judiciary (1/13)SD
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.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 31Courts - Surcharges and Payment to Rental Assistance Programs

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 equally deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and directed toward rental assistance programs in the State; prohibiting the surcharge for a certain summary ejectment case from being passed on to a tenant by the court or by a landlord; etc.
In the House - First Reading Judiciary (10/30)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 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)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 50LinkLandlord 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 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 52 (SB 454)Real Property - Alterations in Actions for Repossession and Establishment of Eviction Diversion Program

Wells

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 House - First Reading Judiciary and Environment and Transportation (1/13)Oppose 4
HB 58 (SB 117)Workgroup 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 - First Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters (1/13)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 - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (1/14)Economic Matters
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
HB 90LinkState 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 each year on the total of households receiving certain financial assistance disaggregated by race, disability status, and income; requiring the Department to administer its programs related to housing and community development to affirmatively further fair housing and prohibiting the Department from taking any action that is materially inconsistent with the duty to affirmatively further fair housing; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 97 (SB 66)LinkDepartment of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)

Lierman

Establishing the Office of Digital Inclusion 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 Governor to appoint the Director of the Office; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure all State residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2029; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12)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 holdover tenancy on or after October 1, 2021.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 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 - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (1/14)Economic Matters
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
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 - Hearing 1/20 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/20 1:30 PM
Oppose 4
HB 142Income 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 - Hearing canceled (1/18)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 - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)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; 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 House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/29)Economic Matters
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
SA 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 restricting or prohibiting a certain owner from composting organic waste materials for personal or household use under certain circumstances or contracting with a private entity for the collection of organic waste materials for composting at a composting facility; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/26 1:30 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.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Ways and Means
Tue 1/19 1:30 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 House - Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)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 the Department to propose the first update to certain regulations on or before January 1, 2022; 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.
In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)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 House - Hearing 1/15 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Fri 1/15 1:30 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; 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; and exempting a certain restriction on use on certain historic properties; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 339Legislative 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 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (1/13)
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; requiring a developer of a condominium or a declarant of a homeowners association to convene a certain annual meeting under certain circumstances; requiring certain meetings to include an opportunity for certain unit owners or lot owners to provide comment; requiring the developer of a condominium to appoint a unit owner to the board of directors within 30 days after 25% of the currently subdivided units have been conveyed to the public; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 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 House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 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.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)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.
In the House - Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Tue 1/19 1:30 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 certain inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2022; requiring the Department to adopt regulations establishing eligibility criteria, training requirements, renewal procedures, and fees for such inspection licenses by January 1, 2022; providing an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of the Act to be paid to an account in the Bay Restoration Fund; etc.
In the House - Hearing 1/27 at 1:30 p.m. (12/22)Environment and Transportation
Wed 1/27 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 424 (SB 415)Public 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 House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/18)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
HB 441 (SB 366)Department 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 State agencies; providing for the duties of the task force; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 451Real Property - Residential Rental Property Inspection - Remote Video Inspection

Henson

Requiring certain local jurisdictions to adopt provisions for the remote video inspection of certain residential rental property under certain circumstances; requiring a local provision adopted under the Act to be calculated to achieve a remote video inspection substantially comparable to an on-site visual inspection, require inspections to be directed by a certain individual, require a certain verification, and identify the aspects of a property that may be inspected remotely; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 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 - First Reading Judiciary (1/15)SD
HB 495Income Tax - Internal Revenue Code Amendments and the Federal CARES Act - 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; requiring an addition modification, for certain taxable years, under the Maryland income tax for certain amounts related to certain net operating loss deductions, certain excess business losses, and certain business interest expense deductions allowed under the Internal Revenue Code and expanded by the federal CARES Act; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m. (1/18)Ways and Means
Thu 2/4 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 497Property 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.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/18)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
No Position
HB 499Rental 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 - First Reading Judiciary (1/15)Support 3
HB 512 (SB 528)Coast 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 515Real 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 - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Monitor
HB 517 (SB 319)Clean 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.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/19)Environment and Transportation
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
Support 2
HB 536 (SB 416)Public 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 557Homestead 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 560Human 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 - First Reading Environment and Transportation (1/20)Oppose 3
HB 570Homestead 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
HB 583 (SB 414)Climate 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 - First Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters (1/20)Oppose 3
HB 589 (SB 493)Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021

The Speaker

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 House - First Reading Appropriations (1/20)
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 610Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Transfer of Dwelling to Surviving Family Member

Hill

Altering eligibility for the homeowners' property tax credit to include certain surviving family members of the homeowner who inherit the dwelling of the homeowner or are granted a life estate in the dwelling under certain circumstances; providing that the credit ends for the surviving family member if the family member transfers the dwelling; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021; etc.
In the House - Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)Ways and Means
Tue 2/2 1:30 PM
OA 3
HB 634Association 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 - First Reading Health and Government Operations (1/22)
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 - Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m. (1/6)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 certain inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2022; requiring the Department to adopt regulations establishing eligibility criteria, training requirements, renewal procedures, and fees for such inspection licenses by January 1, 2022; providing an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of the Act to be paid to an account in the Bay Restoration Fund; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/21 at 11:00 a.m. (12/29)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 Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)

Elfreth

Establishing the Office of Digital Inclusion 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 Governor to appoint the Director of the Office; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure all State residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2029; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (1/22)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 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/22)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)Workgroup 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 130Landlord 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
Oppose 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)Landlord and Tenant - Eviction Action - Right to Counsel

Hettleman

Establishing that certain individuals have a right to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Right to Counsel in Evictions Coordinator to organize and direct services and resources to provide covered individuals with legal representation for a judicial or administrative proceeding; providing for the legal representation of certain individuals in certain proceedings and civil matters by certain organizations; providing for outreach and education regarding tenants' rights by certain community groups; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m. (Judicial Proceedings) (12/28)Judicial Proceedings
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
SD
SB 174Property 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 203Aquaculture 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 - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)Finance
Wed 2/10 1:00 PM
SB 227 (HB 295)LinkWater Pollution - Stormwater Management Regulations and Watershed Implementation Plans - Review and Update

Elfreth

Requiring the Department of the Environment to review and update certain regulations at least once every 5 years; requiring the Department to propose the first update to certain regulations on or before January 1, 2022; 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.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/21 at 11:00 a.m. (12/29)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 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 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 296Election 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 for the purpose of facilitating commercial solicitation.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/04 at 11:00 a.m. (1/19)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.
In the Senate - Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (1/26)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/14 2:00 PM
SB 319 (HB 517)Clean 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 and environmental remediation and resiliency projects to the items requiring eligibility requirements under a certain ordinance; 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
Support 2
SB 360State 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.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)Judicial Proceedings
Tue 2/9 1:00 PM
Monitor
SB 366 (HB 441)Department 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 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.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)Budget and Taxation
Tue 2/2 1:00 PM
No Position
SB 374Campaign Finance - Special Session of the General Assembly - Contributions Prohibited

Kagan

Prohibiting the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, and members of the General Assembly and persons acting on behalf of those officials from receiving, soliciting, depositing, or using a certain contribution or conducting a certain fund-raising event during a special session of the General Assembly except under certain circumstances.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/04 at 11:00 a.m. (1/19)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, 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 holdover tenancy on or after October 1, 2021.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)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)Climate 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; terminating certain provisions of the Act; etc.
In the Senate - Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs) (1/20)Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Thu 1/28 11:00 AM
Oppose 3
SB 415 (HB 424)Public 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 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 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation (1/20)
SB 416 (HB 536)Public 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 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Budget and Taxation (1/20)
SB 454 (HB 52)Real 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 474 (HB 384)Real 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.
In the Senate - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)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)Budget 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 - First Reading Budget and Taxation (1/20)
SB 528 (HB 512)Coast 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 - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (1/22)Oppose 3