Clearboarding Bills Proposed in Maryland and New York

Legislation Update
February 13, 2018

Maryland
HB 1079

Status: The bill was introduced and had its first reading in the Environment and Transportation Committee on February 7.

Synopsis: Requiring a building or housing code adopted by Frederick County or Prince George’s County to prohibit the use of plywood to board or secure the windows or doors of an abandoned or unsafe residential property and require the use of a certain polycarbonate material to board or secure the windows or doors of a certain property.

Source: Maryland General Assembly (HB 1079 full text)

New York
A6806A

Status: Originally introduced in March 2017, the bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee on January 3.

Source: New York State Senate

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