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§ 20-702. State policy; administration and enforcement of subtitle

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Human Relations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Discrimination in Housing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, State Government, § 20-702
§ 20-702. State policy; administration and enforcement of subtitle
State policy
(a) It is the policy of the State:
(1) to provide for fair housing throughout the State to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or source of income; and
(2) to that end, to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person, in order to protect and ensure the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all.
Administration and enforcement of subtitle
(b) This subtitle:
(1) is an exercise of the police power of the State for the protection of the people of the State; and
(2) shall be administered and enforced by the Commission and, as provided in this title, enforced by the appropriate State court.


Added by Acts 2009, c. 120, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 474, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2016, c. 8, § 1, eff. March 14, 2016; Acts 2020, c. 116, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 117, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, State Government, § 20-702, MD STATE GOVT § 20-702
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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