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Rent Court reform on the House floor this morning!

March 19, 2018
 
Tell your Delegates to vote for HB 832 and HB 852
 
The House of Delegates is set to debate two important bills within the hour this morning that provide basic, consensus-based reforms to our dysfunctional Rent Court eviction process. Contact your Delegates NOW to vote YES on HB 832 and HB 852.
 
HB 832: Provide a minimum 7-days between summons and trial (Baltimore City only)
 
HB 852: Dismiss actions when the landlord cannot show a valid Lead Paint certificate
 
Find your legislators here.
 
And while you're at it, please also tell your Senator to vote NO on SB 555, which is back on the Senate floor tonight. This harmful bill would This bill makes it quicker and easier for landlords to evict tenants they find to be "dangerous" to people or property. The problem? It is totally at the landlord's discretion who qualifies as "dangerous." In a society where Black people in hoodies and folks with cognitive disabilities are routinely painted as dangerous and unstable, this bill only helps to reinforce the systems of discrimination that seep into every aspect of life for oppressed people.
 
Thank you!
 
 
For more information about the PJC’s legislative work on rent court reform, contact Zafar Shah at (410) 625-9409 x237 or shahz@publicjustice.org. For general inquiries about legislation, contact John Nethercut at (410) 625-9409 x238 or nethercutj@publicjustice.org.  
 
 


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