MD SB194 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on April 24 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Prohibiting a leasehold tenant of an unregistered ground lease from being required to hold more than 3 years of ground rent in escrow; requiring a ground lease holder to mail certain notices or bills to a leasehold tenant in a certain manner under certain circumstances; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to make available on its website the form a ground lease hold holder must use to provide to a leasehold tenant a certain notice; requiring a ground lease transferee to send notice of a transfer within 30 days; etc.

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Ground Leases – Notices and Billing – Forms and Requirements


Roll Calls

2023-04-07 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 42 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-04-05 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 134 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-02-28 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-04-24SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 185
2023-04-07SenatePassed Enrolled
2023-04-07SenateThird Reading Passed (42-0)
2023-04-07SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2023-04-05HouseThird Reading Passed (134-0)
2023-03-31HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-31HouseFavorable with Amendments {103624/1 Adopted
2023-03-31HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-03-02HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2023-02-28SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-02-24SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-02-24SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-02-22SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2023-01-24SenateHearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-20SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB118 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Real Property8707(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8801(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8801.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8805(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8807(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8809(n/a)See Bill Text
Real Property8810(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments