Key laws that have passed at different levels of government in recent years. By clicking on the link for each bill number, you can see the text of the bill, the history of the bill and the bill sponsors. HB means the bill was proposed in the House. SB means it was proposed in the Senate. The link at the end of each paragraph will take you to the text of the bill or law in its final version.
Maryland Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Act (2013 - HB0291) Strengthens penalties against mortgage assistance relief service providers and provides consumer protection against fraudulent behavior. Text
While these did not pass, it's important to be aware of legislation that is being attempted. Some of these could have a major impact on the ownership of real property, the real estate industry and the economy, in the event the legislature is ever successful in getting these passed into law.
Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Evictions (2013 - HB0315) Among other provisions, this would have established rent control in Maryland. If enacted, this would have de-valued property across the state, limited investor income and restricted landlord usage of their property. Text
Home Act of 2013 (2013 - HB0603) Would have added source of income as an additionally protected fair housing category. Would have required landlords statewide to accept government vouchers such as Section 8 vouchers. Text