Agenda Item 7B
April 14, 2017
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Bill 38-16, Housing and Building Maintenance Standards - Foreclosed
Property Registration Penalty
Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommendation (3-0):
Bill 38-16, Housing and Building Maintenance Standards - Foreclosed Property Registration
Penalty, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Councilmember Hucker and Co-Sponsors Councilmember
Navarro, then-Vice President Berliner, Councilmembers EIrich, Riemer, Leventhal, then-Council
President Floreen and Councilmember Rice, was introduced on September 20, 2016. A public
hearing was held on November 1 (see testimony and correspondence at ©20-27).1 A Planning,
Housing and Economic Development Committee worksession was held on March 28.
Bill 38-16 would impose a civil penalty for failure to register a foreclosure purchase. Additional
background materials from Lead Sponsor Hucker is attached at ©4.
Section 14-126.1 of the Real Property Article requires the State Department of Labor, Licensing,
and Regulation to create an Internet-based Foreclosed Property Registry for information relating
to foreclosure sales of residential property. State law requires a foreclosure purchaser to submit an
"initial registration" on the Foreclosed Property Registry within 30 days of the foreclosure sell.
Within 30 days after a deed transferring title has been recorded, the foreclosure purchaser must
submit a "final registration". The state law allows a local jurisdiction to enact a law imposing a
civil penalty for failure to register, up to $1,000 (©14-19).
Much of the testimony related to Bill 38-16 was submitted in conjunction with Bill 39-16, Housing and Building
Maintenance Standards - Registration of Vacant Property and is not reproduced here. Copies of that testimony is in
the packet for Bi1139-16 (PHED agenda item #3).