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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
MDHB90PassRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promot...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 751
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
MDSB442PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to review the policies of the Department regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture opera...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 458
MDHB799PassRequiring the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, in coordination with the Department of the Environment, to review policies regarding the application of State or tidal wetlands license and permit requirements to aquaculture operations; and requiring, ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457
MDSB687PassRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promot...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 752
MDSB764PassEstablishing the Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces to study the potential for conversion of vacant or underutilized commercial spaces into residential, mixed-use, and commercial spaces in order to increase the affordable housing...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 584
MDHB1061PassAuthorizing the code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to require a certain property owner to register certain property with the county in order to offer the property for lease; authorizing the code home rule counties of the Southern ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 759
MDHB1160PassAuthorizing Calvert County to enter into a contract for a cellular tower lease, including a cellular tower lease on a water tower, if the initial term of the lease is not more than 20 years.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 623
MDSB739PassProviding 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 666
MDHB1069PassRequiring an owner of residential rental property that is served by a private water supply well to provide water quality testing every 3 years and to disclose to a tenant certain results; requiring the owner of a residential rental property that is s...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 622
MDSB832PassAuthorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland class to require a certain property owner to register certain property with the county in order to offer the property for lease; authorizing code home rule counties of the Southern Maryland...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 760
MDHB719VetoProviding that a 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 operations or close to...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB350PassRepealing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones and issue leases within those zones for shellfish aquaculture; authorizing the Department to issue enterprise leases under certain circumstances ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 177
MDSB51PassAuthorizing the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as a property manager of the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 276
MDHB639PassAuthorizing 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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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 275
MDHB800PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to develop a mobile locator application for use by an individual while on the waters of the State; providing the purpose of the mobile locater is to use interactive maps so an individual can determine the...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 169
MDHB1010PassAuthorizing the governing body of Prince George's County to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property who is engaged in constructing or operating housing structures or projects for the payment of a negotiated amount in lieu of county pro...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 248
MDSB778PassExpanding the purposes of the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Fund in the Department of Commerce to finance certain rental assistance to business entities located...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 207
MDHB1279PassExpanding the purposes of the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Fund in the Department of Commerce to finance the provision of rental assistance to business entitie...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 206
MDHB31EngrossIncreasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
MDSB414EngrossRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
MDSB582EngrossProviding that a 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 operations or close to...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB877EngrossEstablishing the Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces to study the potential for conversion of vacant or underutilized commercial spaces into residential, mix-use, and commercial spaces in order to increase the affordable housing s...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1285EngrossEstablishing 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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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Budget and Taxation
MDHB1312EngrossRequiring 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)
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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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB154EngrossEstablishing 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
MDHB239EngrossRequiring a person who provides property management services to be registered as a property manager by the State Real Estate Commission before practicing in the State; authorizing the Commission to deny a registration to an applicant whose license is...
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2021-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB73IntroRequiring a person who provides property management services to be registered as a property manager by the State Real Estate Commission before practicing in the State; prohibiting the providing of, attempting to provide, or offering to provide proper...
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2021-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1008EngrossProhibiting 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
MDHB840EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Somerset County to hunt on private property on each Sunday of the game bird or game mammal seasons; and establishing an exception to the prohibition against the Department authorizi...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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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2021-03-22
Referred to interim study by Judicial Proceedings
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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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB705EngrossEstablishing certain standards and requirements governing the provision of services and the granting of privileges by the Maryland Aviation Administration with respect to commercial activity undertaken by rental vehicle companies and peer-to-peer car...
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2021-03-20
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB523EngrossRequiring a landlord, or a landlord's duly authorized agent, at the time of filing a certain complaint in an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to submit documents demonstrating a property, is in compliance with certain local license req...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB104EngrossAltering 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
MDHB52EngrossEstablishing 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
MDHB979EngrossProviding 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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2021-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB50EngrossRequiring 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
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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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB935IntroEstablishing the Emergency Community Services Fund for purposes of enabling the State to respond without undue delay to increased demand for community services during a state of emergency or during a period of increased unemployment; requiring the Go...
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2021-03-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB967IntroRequiring 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
MDHB129IntroRequiring 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
MDHB560IntroExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of reentry-into-society status; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of reentry-into-society sta...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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