MD HB215 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB323


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Passed on May 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 769
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that limits a tenant's ability to summon, or penalizes a tenant or another individual solely for summoning, the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a landlord from taking certain retaliatory actions because a tenant or another individual summons the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services for certain purposes; prohibiting a local jurisdiction from enacting certain laws; etc.

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Real Property - Limitations on Summoning Law Enforcement or Emergency Services - Prohibition


Roll Calls

2023-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-28 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 97 N: 37 NV: 3 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-05-16HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 769
2023-04-03HouseReturned Passed
2023-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-30SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-30SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-03-30SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2023-03-01SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2023-02-28HouseThird Reading Passed (97-37)
2023-02-23HouseSecond Reading Passed
2023-02-22HouseMotion Special Order until 2/23 (Delegate Adams) Adopted
2023-02-22HouseFavorable Adopted
2023-02-20HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2023-01-25HouseHearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
2023-01-23HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

HB323 (Carry Over) 2022-03-23 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
SB450 (Crossfiled) 2023-05-16 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 768


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Real Property14126(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8208(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8208.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments