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MDHB1346IntroEstablishing 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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2021-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB582IntroProviding that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operat...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1070IntroRepealing and adding certain provisions in the Public Local Laws of Baltimore City concerning landlord and tenant law and the repossession of rental property for failure to pay rent; establishing procedures for repossession by a landlord when a tenan...
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2021-02-22
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB451EngrossRequiring certain local jurisdictions to adopt provisions for the remote visual inspection of certain residential rental property under certain circumstances; requiring a certain local provision to be calculated to achieve a remote visual inspection ...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB924IntroRequiring a certain owner of a mobile home park to provide written notice of any increase in the annual rent for a site to a certain resident, a certain homeowners association, and the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney Gen...
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2021-02-19
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB530IntroIncreasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential p...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1093IntroProhibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that prohibits, limits, or penalizes a tenant or another individual for reasonably summoning the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a l...
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB739IntroProviding that the requirement to obtain a certain entertainment permit does not apply to the holder of a certain license under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain license holder to offer entertainment when persons under the age of 21 years ...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1218IntroRequiring 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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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1220IntroRequiring 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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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1201IntroRequiring, 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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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1283IntroProhibiting a landlord from increasing rent on a certain restricted rental unit by more than 0.4% each year, subject to certain exceptions; and providing that rent restrictions for restricted rental units do not apply once rent reaches at least $2,25...
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2021-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1223IntroExpanding the application of a certain requirement regarding the return of certain fees by a landlord; limiting the number of times that a certain landlord may require a prospective tenant to pay a fee arising out of an application within 60 days, su...
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2021-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1273IntroRequiring 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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2021-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB524IntroRequiring a landlord or a landlord's duly authorized agent, at the time of filing a certain complaint for repossession for failure to pay rent in Anne Arundel County or Prince George's County, to submit for inspection by the clerk of the District Cou...
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2021-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB628IntroRequiring a tenant who receives a court order to pay rents into a certain escrow account to establish the escrow account on the day the order is entered; and requiring a certain order relating to a wrongful detainer action to require a certain amount...
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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB691IntroRequiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant; requiring a landlord that does not accept a reusable tenant screening report to notify prospective tenants in a certain manner; requiring a ...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1312IntroRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the Maryland Judiciary and local sheriffs and constables, to collect, maintain, and publish on the Departments' website certain information on eviction actions; requi...
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2021-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB910IntroRequiring 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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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB892IntroAuthorizing 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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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1285IntroEstablishing a fee on rental housing licenses issued in Howard County to fund educational services for any tenant or landlord in need of assistance and legal services for any tenant with a household income of up to 60% of the median household income ...
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2021-02-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1069IntroEstablishing the Private Well Safety Program in the Department of the Environment to address and manage the contamination of private water supply wells in the State; establishing the Private Well Safety Fund to be used to implement the Program and to...
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2021-02-07
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB979IntroProviding that the requirement to obtain a certain entertainment permit does not apply to the holder of a certain license under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain license holder to offer entertainment when persons under the age of 21 years ...
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2021-02-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1102IntroProviding that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as a result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operatio...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB33IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-02-04
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB942IntroProhibiting 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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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB952IntroProhibiting an owner of an apartment facility from taking certain actions with regard to the sale of an apartment facility unless the owner complies with the requirements of the Act; requiring an owner to send notice of the owner's intent to sell an ...
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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB960IntroProhibiting 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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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB785IntroRequiring a landlord or a duly authorized agent of a landlord to provide written notice to a tenant by first-class mail, return receipt requested if the landlord desires to repossess for failure to pay rent; and specifying that a landlord or duly aut...
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2021-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB861IntroRequiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant; requiring a landlord that does not accept a reusable tenant screening report to notify prospective tenants in a certain manner; requiring a ...
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2021-02-02
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB51IntroAuthorizing the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as a property manager of the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center.
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2021-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB523IntroRequiring a landlord, at the time of filing a certain complaint in an action for repossession for failure to pay rent in Baltimore City, to be in compliance with certain local license requirements and certain lead-based paint abatement laws; providin...
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB574IntroProhibiting 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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2021-01-29
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB18IntroEstablishing that certain individuals have a right to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Right to Counsel in Evictions Coordinator to organize and direct services and resources to provide covered individuals with legal rep...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB52IntroEstablishing the Eviction Diversion Program in the District Court to reduce the incidence of judgments for repossession of residential property and to promote continuity of housing; requiring the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish a Progr...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB112IntroRequiring 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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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB478IntroIncreasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB729IntroIncreasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential p...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB719IntroProviding that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operat...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB454IntroEstablishing the Eviction Diversion Program in the District Court to reduce the incidence of judgments for repossession of residential property and to promote continuity of housing; requiring the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish a Progr...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB639IntroAuthorizing the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as a property manager of the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center owned by and located within St. Mary's County.
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2021-01-22
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB32IntroAltering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at l...
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2021-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB76IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB401IntroAltering 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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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB70IntroRequiring 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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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB154IntroEstablishing that certain individuals have a right to legal representation in eviction proceedings; establishing the Right to Counsel in Evictions Coordinator to organize and direct services and resources to provide covered individuals with legal rep...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB232IntroIncreasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB130IntroProhibiting a landlord from assessing certain late fees for the failure of a tenant to pay rent under certain circumstances and following certain notice from the tenant; requiring a tenant to provide certain documents to a landlord for a certain purp...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB328IntroAuthorizing a landlord in Anne Arundel County to repossess property in a certain manner for failure of a tenant to pay rent if a judgment is entered in favor of the landlord; requiring the landlord to provide a written notice of an intended repossess...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB50IntroRequiring 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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2020-12-22
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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