2007 Regular Session


File Code: Real Property Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 755
Sponsored By:
Delegate Tarrant and the Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Anderson, Beidle, Branch, Bromwell, Burns, Busch, Carter, V. Clagett, Conaway, Doory, Dumais, Glenn, Hammen, Harrison, Haynes, Jones, Kirk, Krysiak, Lafferty, Lawton, Love, McHale, McIntosh, Oaks, Robinson, Schuler, Sophocleus, Stein, and Stukes
Ground Rents - Property Owned by Baltimore City - Reimbursement for Expenses - Notices


Providing that in any suit to recover back rent, a ground rent landlord may only recover not more than 3 years back rent if the property is owned by Baltimore City and is abandoned or distressed; authorizing a ground rent landlord of property that is owned by Baltimore City and is abandoned or distressed to request Baltimore City to acquire the reversionary interest under the ground rent for a specified value; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (137-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 285

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Michael E. Busch, District 30
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Cheryl Glenn, District 45
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Speaker, The
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Abandoned Property
Baltimore City
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Housing and Community Development, Department of
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Leases and Rent
Real Property

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Real Property
( 8-111.1 , 8-402.3 , 14-115.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 380510/01     Offered on: March 16, 2007   at: 11:35 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 17, 2007: Third Reading Passed (137-0)
April 2, 2007: Third Reading Passed (47-0)