MD HB102 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB1064


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-2)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 488
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Department of Agriculture to publish a fact sheet on the protection of pets in the event of an eviction or any other loss of possession of real property; requiring a landlord to provide a link to the fact sheet on the Department's website at the execution of a lease on or after November 1, 2023; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to provide a link to the fact sheet at certain times; requiring a sheriff or any other official to return a pet to a tenant or certain other person or to contact an animal shelter or rescue organization; etc.

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Real Property - Actions for Possession - Pet Protections


Roll Calls

2023-04-05 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-02 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 137 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 488
2023-04-05HouseReturned Passed
2023-04-05SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-04-03SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-04-03SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-04-03SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2023-03-03SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2023-03-02HouseThird Reading Passed (137-0)
2023-02-28HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-02-28HouseFavorable with Amendments {333424/1 Adopted
2023-02-27HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-01-13HouseHearing 1/31 at 2:30 p.m.
2023-01-11HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

HB1064 (Carry Over) 2022-03-21 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
SB279 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-04 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Agriculture15101(n/a)See Bill Text
Agriculture21701(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14801(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14802(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14803(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14804(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14805(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property14806(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments