Bill Information:  House Bill 472/Senate Bill 873 would establish a Lead Poisoning Compensation Fund, which would require Maryland rental property owners to pay into the fund.  The fees could range from $50 to $500 per unit.  The Fund would be required to cover property owners for claims arising from lead paint lawsuits.

Why This Is Important:  In light of Baltimore City’s blatant refusal to compensate victims of lead poisoning by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), there is an obvious need to take care of these victims — to take care of their immediate and future needs.

What You Should Do:  Contact your Maryland legislators and ask them to support this important bill.