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2013 House Bill 4626: Authorize land bank sanction and complaint process
  1. Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on April 25, 2013, to authorize administrative sanctions for a local government “land bank” that acquired tax reverted property in violation of the law authorizing these entities, and establish a complaint process whereby the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs would have to issue a written determination on a complaint filed by aggrieved party. If the ruling went against the land bank and was upheld by a circuit court, the director of the land bank would have to be fired. This relates to a recent Kent County incident in which the land bank and the local government appeared to cooperate in sidestepping a prohibition on the land bank acquiring tax reverted property before private entities had an opportunity to bid on it at a public tax auction.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on April 25, 2013.

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