2021 Maryland Statutes
Public Safety
Title 12 - Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions
Subtitle 10 - Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code
Section 12-1007 - Amendments

    (a)    At least every 3 years, the Department, in cooperation with the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, shall review the MBRC and adopt any necessary or desirable amendments.

    (b)    (1)    A local jurisdiction may adopt amendments to the MBRC that apply only to the local jurisdiction.

        (2)    A municipal corporation whose authority to adopt or amend a building code is limited, by law, by the authority of the county in which it is located, is not subject to an amendment to the MBRC adopted by the county unless the municipal corporation also adopts the amendment.

    (c)    To keep current the central database established under § 12-506 of this title, a local jurisdiction that amends the MBRC shall provide a copy of the amendment to the Department:

        (1)    at least 15 days before the effective date of the amendment; or

        (2)    within 5 days after the adoption of an emergency local amendment.

    (d)    A local jurisdiction that amends the MBRC is not eligible for any funding appropriated above the appropriation in fiscal year 2000 for:

        (1)    circuit rider MBRC inspectors provided under the circuit rider program in the Department;

        (2)    training for the local jurisdiction’s code enforcement officials, as provided for in § 12-1003(h)(4) of this subtitle;

        (3)    a smart growth mortgage program, to be established by the Department under Title 4, Subtitles 2 and 8 of the Housing and Community Development Article;

        (4)    the Neighborhood Conservation Program in the Department of Transportation; and

        (5)    the Rural Legacy Program established under Title 5, Subtitle 9A of the Natural Resources Article.

    (e)    A local jurisdiction that amends the MBRC is not eligible for a priority under the Department of Transportation’s transportation enhancements programs.

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