2018 marks the last Maryland legislative session before statewide elections in November. With the entire General Assembly and Governor up for election, the legislature is expected to focus on many bills previously considered but not enacted.
For community associations, the hot topics include limiting community association manager licensing; prohibiting developer restrictions on condo construction defect claims; and requiring developers to provide additional information regarding construction bonds and association finances.
Legislation to require periodic reserve studies to estimate the cost of replacing and repairing common property may also get another look. And, a proposal to limit association authority to regulate electric vehicle charging stations is also likely to be introduced again. Continue reading