MACo Suggests Alternative Remedies for Mold Issues

On 20, January 2021 MACo Policy Associate Alex Butler testified virtually before the House Environment and Transportation Committee to oppose HB 129 Environment – Mold Inspections – Standards, Reporting, and Penalties. This bill would require local government to conduct annual mold inspections in all rental dwellings within the jurisdiction. MACo is working with the bill sponsor to ease the burden on local government.

From the MACo Testimony: 

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) OPPOSES HB 129, as introduced. The bill would
require local governments to complete proactive, annual mold inspections of all rental housings within
the jurisdiction. In all jurisdictions, this would require the addition of significant new resources
resulting in costly expenditures. MACo has been engaging with the bill’s sponsor to find a
reasonable approach that could limit the burden on local governments and provide an increased
effort to promote public health.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2021 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.

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