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File #: 20-0625    Version: 0 Name: Landlord-Tenant - Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 10/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/2/2020
Enactment #: 20-465
Title: Landlord-Tenant - Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases For the purpose of establishing a mechanism to provide to counsel for individuals in certain matters involving eviction; providing that the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development oversee the provision of counsel for individuals in certain matters involving eviction in Baltimore City; setting forth certain additional duties of the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission; providing for an additional member of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission as permitted by the City Charter; defining certain terms; requiring an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding certain metrics; providing for the severability of certain provisions; requiring licensed landlords to disclose to their tenants certain information regarding the right to counsel in eviction matters.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Edward Reisinger, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Councils, Landlord, Rights, Tenant
Attachments: 1. 20-0625~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0625, 3. HABC 20-0625, 4. Finance 20-0625, 5. HCD 20-0625, 6. 2nd Reader Amendments 20-0625~1st (comm), 7. 20-0625~3rd Reader, 8. Signed Ordinance 20-0625
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/7/20200 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/20200 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20200 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20200 The City Council Refer to Housing Authority of Baltimore City  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20200 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20200 The City Council Refer to Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20200 The City Council Refer to Sheriff's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20200 City Council Introduced  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: President Scott


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Landlord-Tenant - Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases
For the purpose of establishing a mechanism to provide to counsel for individuals in certain matters involving eviction; providing that the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development oversee the provision of counsel for individuals in certain matters involving eviction in Baltimore City; setting forth certain additional duties of the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission; providing for an additional member of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission as permitted by the City Charter; defining certain terms; requiring an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding certain metrics; providing for the severability of certain provisions; requiring licensed landlords to disclose to their tenants certain information regarding the right to counsel in eviction matters.
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By adding
Article 13 - Housing and Urban Renewal
Section(s) 6A-1 through 6A-6, to be under the new subtitle,
Tenant’s Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 13 - Housing and Urban Renewal
Section 7-3
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, approximately 140,000 eviction cases ...

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