Bill Summary

Directs Housing and Community Services Department to develop and implement Rent Guarantee Program to provide incentives and financial assistance to landlords that rent or lease to low income households by guaranteeing payments to landlords for unpaid rent and for eviction and property damage costs within certain limits. Authorizes department to request proposals from and contract with program providers to administer program. Requires collection of performance outcome measures and annual report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly on housing. Establishes Rent Guarantee Program Fund and continuously appropriates moneys to department for Rent Guarantee Program.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2017-03-30House Committee Do pass and be referred to Ways and Means by prior referenceYea: 9 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2017-06-30House Committee Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 1Document
2017-07-05House Third ReadingYea: 59 No: 0 Other: 1Document
2017-07-07Senate Third ReadingYea: 29 No: 0 Other: 1Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2017-08-18Chapter 659, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
2017-08-08Governor signed.
2017-07-18President signed.
2017-07-18Speaker signed.
2017-07-07Rules suspended. Third reading. Carried by Monroe. Passed.Ayes, 29; excused, 1--Linthicum.
2017-07-07Second reading.
2017-07-07Recommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill.
2017-07-06Referred to Ways and Means.
2017-07-06First reading. Referred to President's desk.
2017-07-05Potential conflict(s) of interest declared by Nearman.
2017-07-05Rules suspended. Third reading. Carried by Sanchez. Passed.Ayes, 59; Excused, 1--Boone.
2017-07-05Second reading.
2017-07-04Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
2017-06-30Work Session held.
2017-06-29Returned to Full Committee.
2017-06-29Public Hearing and Work Session held.
2017-06-27Assigned to Subcommittee On Transportation and Economic Development.
2017-04-05Referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.
2017-04-05Recommendation: Do pass and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.
2017-03-30Work Session held.
2017-02-23Public Hearing held.
2017-01-17Referred to Human Services and Housing with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
2017-01-09First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.


Name District
Alissa Keny-GuyerHD-046
Michael DembrowSD-023
Dallas HeardSD-001
Chris GorsekHD-049
Susan McLainHD-029
Mike NearmanHD-023
Tawna SanchezHD-043
Janeen SollmanSD-015