The Montgomery County Council passed a bill requiring landlords to provide air conditioning in their apartments between June 1 and September 30.
“We need to treat this bill like a public health issue,” Council member Will Jawando said.
“We’ve had a requirement for heat for a long time, because it really is a life or death issue,” said Council member Tom Hucker, who sponsored the bill. “A/C has become a life or death issue, not just a comfort issue.”
The bill exempts single-family homes, allows tenants to opt-out of the requirements, and allows landlords to file for a 6-month extension to meet the requirements of the bill.
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