MD HB1406 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 13 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-14 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring local governments to allow the development of certain units in certain qualifying zones, with certain exceptions; authorizing local governments to establish and implement certain regulations; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a model middle housing ordinance by a certain date; prohibiting local governments from preventing the authorization of certain housing by imposing certain regulations; etc.

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Land Use – Comprehensive Plan – Middle Housing (Planning for Modest Homes Act of 2020)


Roll Calls

2020-03-13 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 99 N: 35 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2020-03-14SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-13HouseThird Reading Passed (99-35)
2020-03-12HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-12HouseFavorable with Amendments {770819/1 Adopted
2020-03-12HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-02-10HouseHearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Land Use3114(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments