MD HB231 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 37-1)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 116
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in certain neighborhoods; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of source of income; establishing qualifications and limitations on the prohibition against discrimination in housing based on source of income; etc.

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Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act


Roll Calls

2020-03-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 42 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 116
2020-03-17HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-16SenateThird Reading Passed (31-15)
2020-03-15SenateSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Adopted
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-12SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-11HouseThird Reading Passed (95-42)
2020-03-10HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments {840115/1 Adopted
2020-03-09HouseMotion Special Order until 3/10 (Delegate Holmes) Adopted
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments {840115/1
2020-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-01-17HouseHearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-17HouseHearing canceled
2020-01-17HouseHearing 2/04 at 2:00 p.m.
2020-01-17HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation

Same As/Similar To

SB530 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 117


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
State Government201103(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20701(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20702(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20704(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20705(n/a)See Bill Text
State Government20707(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments