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§14–880.    IN EFFECT

    (a)    Each year, the Department shall issue a report that includes:

        (1)    an analysis and summary of the information collected through the survey under § 14–879 of this part; and

        (2)    the following information concerning the activities of the State Tax Sale Ombudsman established under § 2–112 of this article in the preceding taxable year:

            (i)    the number of homeowners who contacted the Ombudsman;

            (ii)    the number of homeowners assisted by the Ombudsman to apply for each of the tax credits under § 9–104 or § 9–105 of this article;

            (iii)    the number of homeowners assisted by the Ombudsman to apply for other discount programs or public benefits and a brief summary of those programs and benefits;

            (iv)    the number of homeowners referred by the Ombudsman to legal services, housing counseling, and other social services, and a brief summary of those services; and

            (v)    any other relevant information.

    (b)    On or before November 15 each year, the Department shall:

        (1)    publish the report required under subsection (a) of this section on the Department’s website; and

        (2)    submit the report required under subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means.

§14–880.    ** TAKES EFFECT JULY 1, 2022 PER CHAPTER 382 OF 2021 **

    (a)    Each year, the Department shall issue a report that includes:

        (1)    an analysis and summary of the information collected through the survey under § 14–879 of this part; and

        (2)    the following information concerning the activities of the State Tax Sale Ombudsman established under § 2–112 of this article in the preceding taxable year:

            (i)    the number of homeowners who contacted the Ombudsman;

            (ii)    the number of homeowners assisted by the Ombudsman to apply for each of the tax credits under § 9–104 or § 9–105 of this article;

            (iii)    the number of homeowners assisted by the Ombudsman to apply for other discount programs or public benefits and a brief summary of those programs and benefits;

            (iv)    the number of homeowners referred by the Ombudsman to legal services, housing counseling, and other social services, and a brief summary of those services;

            (v)    the number of homeowners enrolled in the Homeowner Protection Program under Part VII of this subtitle;

            (vi)    a summary of the implementation of the Homeowner Protection Program under Part VII of this subtitle;

            (vii)    any statutory or administrative changes the Ombudsman recommends to improve the administration of the Homeowner Protection Program under Part VII of this subtitle; and

            (viii)    any other relevant information.

    (b)    On or before November 15 each year, the Department shall:

        (1)    publish the report required under subsection (a) of this section on the Department’s website; and

        (2)    submit the report required under subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means.



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