WHAT’S HAPPENING IN
ANNAPOLIS THIS WEEK
President Obama was in Annapolis on Wednesday
Tammy caught a glimpse of his motorcade and is
certain he waived…
Here are several Bills of Interest HB 54 Abuser Registries
Sponsored by: Delegate RobinsonAARP MD supported this bill with testimony
this bill requires background checks for individuals workingwith vulnerable populations. This bill is still in Committee
HB SB 175
requires the Governor to annually proclaim the second Thursday in May as MarylandCentenarians Day. AARP MD supported this bill. The hearing was held on January 31, 2012
This bill isstill in committee.
SB 346 Innovations in Aging Services Program
Commission on Aging
This Billrepeals the Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council and transferring responsibilities of the Council tothe Commission. The hearing was February 7, 2013. AARP supported this bill.
SB 137 Senate Bill 137 State Government - Death of Account Holder - Distribution of Account Balance
Senator Manno sponsored this bill. AARP supported this bill. This bill requires a Stategovernment unit with which an individual has an account, in the event the surviving spouse of the account holder submits a request, to (1) refund any balance in the account to the surviving spouse; (2) transfer anybalance in the account to an existing account held by the surviving spouse; or (3) transfer the account to thename of the surviving spouse. The unit must distribute the account balance to the surviving spouse in one of the ways specified within 90 days after the request is submitted. A unit may require proof that the individualis the su
rviving spouse of an account holder before distributing the account balance. “Unit” means a
department, agency, board, office, or other body in State government.
HB 88 Real Property - Refinance Mortgage - Priority over Junior Liens
The hearing was held on February 7, 2013. Delegate Arora sponsored this bill. The bill authorizes amortgagor or grantor to refinance a first mortgage or deed of trust on residential property for a lowerinterest rate than provided for in the first mortgage or deed of trust without the permission of the holder of a junior lien, as defined by the bill, if (1) the principal amount secured by the junior lien does not exceed$150,000 and (2) the principal amount secured by the refinance mortgage does not exceed the outstandingprincipal balance of the first mortgage or deed of trust plus $5,000. If the refinance mortgage meets theseconditions, the bill grants the same lien priority to the refinance mortgage as the replaced first mortgage ordeed of trust and requires the refinance mortgage to contain a specified notice. The bill clarifies that thepriorities of two or more junior liens are governed by Title 3 of the Real Property Article. AARP supportedthis bill.
Volunteer Advocates Needed
to work with General Assembly on utility and caregiving issues
anyoneinterested in volunteering during the legislative session should contact Tammy Bresnahan at firstname.lastname@example.org call 410-530-7285.