MD SB530 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 117
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

2020-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 94 N: 42 NV: 3 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-10 - House - Floor Amendment (Delegate Buckel) Rejected (Y: 43 N: 94 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2020-03-10 - House - Floor Amendment 543524/1 (Delegate Morgan) Rejected (Y: 43 N: 92 NV: 4 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2020-02-21 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 34 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-19 - Senate - Floor Amendment 263922/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (Y: 17 N: 29 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2020-05-08SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 117
2020-03-11SenateReturned Passed
2020-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (94-42)
2020-03-10HouseFloor Amendment (Delegate Buckel) Rejected (43-94)
2020-03-10HouseMotion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Gilchrist) Adopted
2020-03-10HouseFloor Amendment {583828/1 (Delegate Buckel)
2020-03-10HouseFloor Amendment {543524/1 (Delegate Morgan) Rejected (43-92)
2020-03-09HouseSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-09HouseFavorable Adopted
2020-03-06HouseFavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-02-24HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2020-02-21SenateThird Reading Passed (34-12)
2020-02-19SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-19SenateFloor Amendment {263922/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (17-29)
2020-02-19SenateFavorable as Amended Adopted
2020-02-19SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2020-02-19SenateFavorable with Amendments {838173/1
2020-02-18SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-02-18SenateFavorable with Amendments {838173/1
2020-02-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-01-30SenateHearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-30SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB231 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 116


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

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