Two Legislative proposals by Harford County State Delegate Donna Stifler (R, 35A) today won the unanimous approval of the Maryland House of Delegates.
Stifler’s bill, HB 96 requires sexual offenders to update their pictures on the state sex offender registry at least every six months. Previously, offenders could go one year or longer without updating their photo.
“This is one more step in the effort to keep our kids safe from predators,” said Stifler.
Stifler’s second proposal, HB 79, seeks to prevent fraud in mortgage appraisals. It expands the coverage of the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Protection Act by prohibiting the creation of documents used in the mortgage process that omit, misstate or deliberately misrepresent factual information.
“At this time of a housing crisis, it is very important that the mortgage process for all Marylanders be based on truthful and accurate information,” said Stifler. “We owe that to people who work hard and play by the rules.”
Both proposals now go the Maryland State Senate for legislative action. “I am hopeful that the Senate will also review and act upon these bills in a bipartisan manner,” said Stifler.