Legislative Watch 2011

Some Maryland bills we’re watching during the 2011 legislative session: SB 503:  Foreclosure Purchaser and Tenant – Evictions – Tenant’s Right to Reclaim Personal Property HB 179/SB 111:  Environment – Recycling – Apartment Buildings and Condominiums SB 762:  Property Tax Assessments – Physical Inspection of Property HB 268:  Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore […]

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Maryland Chamber Opposes Lead Testing Bill

In a WBAL News video, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce has stated that the Chamber is opposed to Senate Bill 504, a bill that would require the use of lead dust testing instead of a visual inspection when determining lead safety in a home or apartment. From the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning: In […]

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Legislative Alert: MD House and Senate Bills Need Your Support!

From the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning: Lead Dust Testing and Lead Safe Demolition Bills are scheduled for hearings next week in the Maryland General Assembly as noted below.  We need your participation, advocacy, and support to get these Bills passed and to improve protections for families and children! 3/3/10 – 1:00 – HB912 […]

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Link Roundup

We haven’t done one of these in a while, seems like a good time. In the Baltimore City Paper, Ed Ericsson writes a story on “demolition by neglect” in Fells Point.  Will the City ever learn its lesson and stop selling off City-owned property to irresponsible developers?  This story doesn’t give us much hope, especially […]

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Ready for the Split-Level Property Tax Rate!

You’ve been reading about the proposed Split-Level Property Tax Rate for Baltimore City, and now it’s time to act!  The 2010 Maryland Legislative Session has begun, and we need to push this through the legislature and get out elected officials to sign on. The proposed leglislation would allow Baltimore CIty to charge a higher property […]

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House Bill 1156

What is it? Requiring specified manufacturers of lead pigment to reimburse specified persons for damages caused by lead-based paint in residential buildings in Baltimore City; establishing the types of damages caused by the presence of lead-based paint in residential buildings in Baltimore City for which manufacturers of lead pigment are liable to specified persons; creating […]

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