Agenda Item 5B
April 28, 2017
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Bill 39-16, Housing and Building Maintenance Standards - Registration
of Vacant Property
Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommendation
Bill 39-16 with the following amendments:
• remove the requirement for a registry, but require DHCA to provide annual reports on
the Department's activities related to unmaintained vacant dwellings;
• clarify that condominiums are within the scope of the bill;
• make technical amendments to the bill.
Bill 39-16, Housing and Building Maintenance Standards - Registration of Vacant Property,
. sponsored by Lead Sponsor Councilmember Hucker and Co-Sponsors Councilmembers Leventhal
and Navarro, then-Vice President Berliner, Councilmembers EIrich, Riemer, and Rice, and then
Council President F10reen, was introduced on September
A public hearing was held on
November 1. Select testimony and correspondence in on ©21-59. A Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Committee worksession was held on March 28.
Bill 39-16 would:
require owners of certain unmaintained vacant buildings to register those vacant
buildings with the Director of the Department of Housing and Community
require owners of certain unmaintained vacant buildings to pay certain fees;
require inspections for certain unmaintained vacant buildings; and
generally amend County law on housing and building maintenance standards.
Additional background materials from Lead Sponsor Hucker is attached on ©8.