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File #: 20-0593    Version: 0 Name: Tax Sales - Properties Exempt From Sale
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/2/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Tax Sales - Properties Exempt From Sale For the purpose of directing the Director of Finance to withhold certain properties from tax sale; defining certain terms; requiring that the Director of Finance adopt regulations to implement the requirements of this section; requiring that the Director of Finance submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council; and generally implementing the authority provided by Section 14-811(f) of the State Tax-Property Article .
Sponsors: Danielle McCray, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Exemptions, Properties, Sale, Tax Sales
Attachments: 1. Agenda 20-0593, 2. 20-0593~1st Reader, 3. TFED - 20-0593 Tax Sales Property Exempt from Sale - Bill Synopsis, 4. Odette Ramos Testimony, 5. Finance 20-0593, 6. HCD 20-0593, 7. Law 20-0593, 8. CDN_Testimony_CB20-0593_Aug2020, 9. Minutes - 20-0593, 10. Taxation - 20-0593 - Hearing Notes, 11. TFED - 20-0593 - Agenda, 12. Frank D. Boston III on behalf of Kenny Law Group and Maryland Tax Sale Participants Association - Amendments to Council Bill 20-0593, 13. Meeting Minutes - 20-0593, 14. Taxation - 20-0593 - Hearing Notes (2), 15. Agenda 20-0593 (2), 16. cc20-0593(2)~1st (McCray), 17. Meeting Minutes - 20-0593 (2), 18. Taxation - 20-0593 - Hearing Notes (3), 19. 2nd Reader Amendments 20-0593, 20. Testimony for Baltimore City Council Bill 20-0593, 21. Signed Ordinance 20-0593, 22. 20-0593~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/2/20200 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/20200 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20200 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20200 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/31/20200 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20200 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember McCray

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Tax Sales - Properties Exempt From Sale
For the purpose of directing the Director of Finance to withhold certain properties from tax sale; defining certain terms; requiring that the Director of Finance adopt regulations to implement the requirements of this section; requiring that the Director of Finance submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council; and generally implementing the authority provided by Section 14-811(f) of the State Tax-Property Article .
body

By authority of
Tax-Property Article
Section 14-811(f)
Maryland Code

By adding
Article 28 - Taxes
Section 8-5
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, thousands of Baltimore City homeowners are confronted with losing their homes each year at public auction for unpaid real property taxes.

Whereas, the owners of the properties listed at public auction must navigate the tax lien certificate sale process to avoid losing their homes, a process that is often confusing and filled with questions.

Whereas, several owners of the properties subject to sale face extraordinary financial challenges and struggles, compounded for many by being on a fixed income.

Whereas, partial payments on outstanding taxes owed cannot prevent or delay a property from a tax lien certificate sale, regardless of the amount of outstanding taxes owed.

Whereas, homeowner...

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