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Article - Real Property


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Department” means the Department of Housing and Community Development.

        (3)    “Eviction data” means, for each warrant of restitution or writ of possession issued in accordance with a judgment for possession of residential property entered under Title 7, Subtitle 1 of this article, §§ 8–401 through 8–402.2 of this article, or § 14–132 of this subtitle:

            (i)    The county and zip code of the subject premises;

            (ii)    The date of execution of the warrant or writ; and

            (iii)    The type of action from which the warrant or writ was issued.

    (b)    Each month, the Judiciary shall collect, compile, and share complete eviction data from the immediately preceding month with the Department in the manner required by the Department.

    (c)    The Department shall:

        (1)    Organize and format the data received under subsection (b) of this section;

        (2)    Publish the data in a data dashboard on the Department’s website and update the dashboard monthly;

        (3)    Make the data available for download in open data sets that allow automated searching, spatial analysis, visualization, and processing, on request by:

            (i)    A State agency;

            (ii)    An agency of a county or municipal corporation; or

            (iii)    An academic institution located in the State; and

        (4)    On or before August 31, 2023, and each year thereafter, submit a report on the eviction data to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.

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