The 2019 General Assembly session is officially over. The Maryland Condominium Act and Homeowner Act were not revised in this session and there are no new regulations to report.
The Maryland Legislative Action Committee of the Community Association Institute worked on supporting 19 pieces of legislation and opposing three. Several pieces of legislation revolved around electric vehicle recharging equipment, who is responsible for the cost of the equipment and how many should be mandated in any parking facility.
One bill of interest was HB655. This bill, if enacted, would have stopped a homeowner from obtaining a residential rental license if they were over 60 days in arrears with the community association. The bill did pass in the House, but did not make it out of committee in the Senate.
The Maryland Legislation Action Committee sent this reminder to all Maryland CAI members:
“The MD-LAC receives funding from CAI National and from the local chapters. However, these funds do not fully cover the expense for a professional lobbyist that is essential to the MD-LAC successes. To help fund the MD-LAC advocacy activities in 2019/2020 and beyond, donations are vital to our continued successes. We encourage donations from Maryland community associations and individuals. We welcome any donations – from individuals, associations or companies. Please visit www.caionline.org/lacdonate/ and donate to ‘Maryland’ to support our continued efforts.”
The specific needs of resort area community associations differ from those of a high rise in Baltimore or a large homeowners association in Western Maryland.
It is important that our communities are kept up to date regarding what’s happening in Annapolis that may impact day-to-day management of the associations.
Deeley Insurance Group is committed to following the community association industry as it evolves.