Preservation Maryland’s priority legislation, SB0425 (HB0674), which accelerates support for challenging preservation projects around the state, was signed into law yesterday, April 24, 2023, by Gov. Wes Moore.
Our President & CEO Nicholas Redding stood alongside Gov. Moore, Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, Senate President Bill Ferguson, Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones, and Sen. Sarah Elfreth, who, along with Del. Courtney Watson, first introduced the bill, at the bill signing ceremony.
The 2023 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has now concluded, with many notable victories for the preservation community. After 90 days of championing key bills and testifying on many pieces of important legislation, Preservation Maryland is proud to report that we were again able to make significant policy advances.
2023 marks 90 years since the Civilian Conservation Corps, a depression-era relief program, was established. The anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the power of service – and the opportunity before us to make Maryland a leader in 21st century service.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.)have introduced legislation that would expand the Historic Tax Credit to foster economic growth and urban renewal, revitalizing housing in distressed neighborhoods nationwide. In 2021 Maryland passed state legislation that that made financial assistance available to help close appraisal gaps in historically redlined and disinvested neighborhoods.