2008 Regular Session


File Code: Real Property Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 792
Sponsored By:
Delegates Niemann, Gilchrist, Lafferty, Benson, Frush, Hubbard, Manno, and Pena-Melnyk
Residential Real Property - Maryland Building Performance Standards - Minimum Standards for Visitability


Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt as a modification of the Maryland Building Performance Standards minimum standards for visitability in the design and construction of newly constructed single-family dwellings for which a building permit is issued on or after April 1, 2009; requiring the minimum standards for visitability to include specified requirements; defining "visitability"; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Referred to interim study by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Building Codes
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Housing and Community Development, Department of
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condominiums; Mobile Homes

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Safety
( 12-503 , 12-503.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered