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MDHB399PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop and publish on its website a searchable map of zones of dewatering influence; defining "zones of dewatering influence" as the area around a surface mine in karst terrain; requiring a contract for...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDHB248PassProhibiting a recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a condominium or a homeowners association from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting a unit owner from contracting with a private...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 459
MDHB19PassAltering the definitions of "escrow agent" and "trust money" for purposes of a requirement that an escrow agent enter into a certain agreement with the seller and the buyer of residential real estate when the escrow agent agrees to hold trust money; ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDHB110PassProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 455
MDHB322PassProhibiting a certain restriction on use from imposing unreasonable limitations on low-impact landscaping such as rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and xeriscaping; requiring the property owner to regularly maintain landscaping; providing that "unrea...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 368
MDHB18PassEstablishing 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 i...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 746
MDSB144PassProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 456
MDHB384PassAltering the time frame of certain notices that a mobile home park owner is required to provide to each resident in the mobile home park and the Department of Housing and Community Development and to post in a public area of the mobile home park, co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 383
MDSB401PassAltering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions; applying...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 803
MDHB541PassRequiring a contract for the sale of single-family residential real property in Montgomery County to contain a notice that school boundaries designated for the property may be subject to change; and establishing that a certain contract may not be voi...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 593
MDHB567PassRequiring the governing body of certain cooperative housing corporations in Montgomery County to have a certain reserve study conducted of the common elements of the cooperative housing corporation within 5 years after the date of the initial reserve...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 433
MDSB474PassAltering the time frame of certain notices that a mobile home park owner is required to provide to each resident in the mobile home park and the Department of Housing and Community Development and to post in a public area of the mobile home park, co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 384
MDHB593PassMaking clarifying changes to certain additional meeting requirements for a council of unit owners; requiring notice of an initial properly called meeting of a council of unit owners to include certain information under certain circumstances; requirin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 500
MDSB535PassMaking clarifying changes to certain additional meeting requirements for a council of unit owners; requiring notice of an initial properly called meeting of a council of unit owners to include certain information under certain circumstances; requirin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 501
MDHB861PassRequiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 783
MDSB686PassAuthorizing the governing body of a condominium, homeowners association, or cooperative housing corporation, notwithstanding language contained in certain governing documents, to authorize certain meetings to be conducted or attended by certain elect...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 523
MDSB691PassRequiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 784
MDHB1023PassAuthorizing the governing body of a condominium, homeowners association, or cooperative housing corporation, notwithstanding language contained in the governing documents of the Corporation, to authorize certain meetings to be conducted or attended b...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 524
MDHB610PassRequiring a contract for the sale of residential property to include certain information concerning the homestead property tax credit; altering eligibility for the homeowners' property tax credit to include certain surviving family members of the hom...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 333
MDHB1347PassProhibiting a certain restriction on use regarding land from imposing unreasonable limitations on the location and use of a portable basketball apparatus provided that the property owner owns or has the right to exclusive use of the area in which pla...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 143
MDSB109PassMerging the Address Confidentiality Program and the Human Trafficking Address Confidentiality Program into a single Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State; expanding certain eligibility requirements for the Address Con...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 124
MDHB1312Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022,...
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2021-04-12
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Rejected (30-16)
MDSB910Intro

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the Maryland Judiciary and local sheriffs and constables, to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring certa...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB154Engross

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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 i...
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2021-04-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1009Intro

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Prohibiting a certain mortgage servicer from commencing or completing an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust during a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency; requiring a servicer to grant a forbearance to a borrower under ce...
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2021-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1255Engross

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Requiring a contract for the sale of certain residential property to include a certain information concerning the homestead property tax credit; requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to design a document about the homestead tax c...
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2021-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB1305Intro

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Providing that certain property insurance requirements are applicable to certain elements and units under certain circumstances; providing that for detached units, the requirement that each unit owner is an insured person under a certain insurance po...
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2021-04-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB253Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definitions of "community association" and "local code violation" for purposes of certain provisions of law authorizing community associations to seek judicial relief for nuisance abatement in Baltimore County; repealing a provision of l...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1008Engross

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Prohibiting a landlord from increasing a tenant's rent solely because a judgment was entered against the tenant in a certain failure to pay rent action; requiring the District Court to seal court records within 60 days after the final resolution of a...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB112Intro

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Requiring the District Court to seal all court records relating to an eviction proceeding for 30 days or 3 years, subject to a certain exception, after the final resolution of an eviction proceeding, as determined by certain factors; authorizing the ...
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2021-03-29
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB962Intro

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Requiring an owner of residential real property in the State that is not subject to a mortgage to maintain homeowner's insurance coverage on the property with liability coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily or personal injury occurring on the prop...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB272Engross

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Prohibiting a definition of "sociological information" adopted in rules or regulations by an official custodian for certain purposes from including a certain notice, or a list of the recipients of a certain notice; requiring a custodian to deny inspe...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB892Intro

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Authorizing the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit in a residential lease, subject to certain requirements; prohibiting a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit and providing that a landlord is not req...
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2021-03-22
Referred to interim study by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB515Intro

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Prohibiting a person from preventing a candidate from accessing apartment buildings to campaign for elected office, register voters, or distribute campaign material, except under certain circumstances; authorizing a person to impose certain limitatio...
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2021-03-20
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB574Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting evictions of a tenant holding over beyond the expiration of a lease in Montgomery County in the absence of just cause under certain circumstances; specifying the circumstances under which just cause exists; specifying that just cause is n...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB313Engross

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Requiring the governing body of certain cooperative housing corporations in the State to have a reserve study conducted of the common elements of the cooperative housing corporation by a certain date and updated at certain intervals under certain cir...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB104Engross

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Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB697Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a court to shield certain court records relating to an action involving certain residential property on the commencement of the action; requiring a court to cease shielding certain records if the court issues a warrant of restitution or war...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB52Engross

Sine Die
Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's duly qualified agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; requiring th...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB50Engross

Sine Die
Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a land...
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2021-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1346Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that a substantial loss of income due to a declared catastrophic health emergency is an affirmative defense to an eviction proceeding against certain tenants for the failure to pay rent under certain circumstances; and prohibiting a cour...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB967Intro

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Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a land...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB826Engross

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Altering the procedures a council of unit owners or a board of directors of a condominium shall take before a penalty for a violation of the rules of the condominium can be imposed on an alleged violator; altering the procedures a council of unit own...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB129Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regulations on or before June 1, 2023, ...
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2021-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB942Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a certain landlord from charging a tenant or causing a tenant to be charged for electricity usage except in accordance with the terms of a written lease; authorizing a certain tenant to terminate a lease without penalty under certain circ...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB960Intro

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Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease containing an estoppel certificate or a subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreement or requiring a tenant to agree to sign an estoppel certificate or a subordination, non-disturbance, and attornm...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1220Intro

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Requiring a landlord that sends notification by e-mail about the cancellation or renewal of a lease to a tenant to also provide notification by first-class mail within 5 days following the date of the e-mailed notification.
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1218Intro

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Requiring a landlord, not later than 15 days after receiving an estoppel certificate from a tenant, to send the tenant a written statement containing certain information; and requiring delivery of the statement by hand delivery or certified mail.
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1273Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a landlord to pay $1,000 in liquidated damages to a tenant if the landlord violates the terms of an addendum to a commercial lease, unless a greater amount of liquidated damages are otherwise provided for under the terms of the lease agreem...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1201Intro

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Requiring, under certain circumstances, that a residential lease include certain provisions regarding the obligation of a tenant to maintain and repair a heating unit or an air conditioning unit on the premises as well as a space for the tenant to ac...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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