MD HB18 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 746
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


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.

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Landlord and Tenant – Residential Tenants – Access to Counsel


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 94 N: 43 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-04-10 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 30 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 42 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-03-17 - House - Floor Amendment 883227/1 (Delegate Buckel) Rejected (Y: 46 N: 86 NV: 4 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-03-17 - House - Floor Amendment 393322/1 (Delegate Morgan) Rejected (Y: 44 N: 88 NV: 4 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-03-17 - House - Floor Amendment 403922/1 (Delegate Chisholm) Rejected (Y: 35 N: 88 NV: 13 Abs: 5) [FAIL]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 746
2021-04-12HousePassed Enrolled
2021-04-12HouseThird Reading Passed (94-43)
2021-04-12HouseMotion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Pena-Melnyk) Adopted
2021-04-12HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2021-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (30-15)
2021-04-09SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments {878471/1 Adopted
2021-04-09SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2021-03-19SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings Budget and Taxation
2021-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (95-42)
2021-03-18HouseMotion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Lierman) Adopted
2021-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-17HouseFloor Amendment {883227/1 (Delegate Buckel) Rejected (46-86)
2021-03-17HouseFloor Amendment {393322/1 (Delegate Morgan) Rejected (44-88)
2021-03-17HouseFloor Amendment {403922/1 (Delegate Chisholm) Rejected (35-88)
2021-03-16HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate Buckel) Adopted
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {462517/1 Adopted
2021-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2021-01-26HouseHearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB154 (Crossfiled) 2021-04-10 - Referred Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Real Property8401(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8901(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8902(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8903(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8904(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8905(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8906(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8907(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8908(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8909(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8910(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8911(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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Bill Comments