Legislative Update (Members Only)

Did you know that MLTA members have access to weekly legislative updates via the MLTA website? Check out this week’s report online. Not yet a member of MLTA? Join today at www.mdlta.org.

MLTA Lobby Day 2019

MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA’s positions through personal meetings with constituents. This year, we met in Annapolis on February 6. Over 30 appointments were held with Maryland state legislators. Our members discussed remote notary and other land title issues. Be sure to…

MLTA Lobby Day February 6, 2019

What is Lobby Day? MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA’s positions through personal meetings, ideally with constituents. We will identify Participants’ Senators and Delegates, and try to set up a 10-15 minute appointment to discuss relevant issues with those representatives. In 2019, we…

Lobby Day Registration Opens January 3

What is Lobby Day? MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA’s positions through personal meetings, ideally with constituents. We will identify Participants’ Senators and Delegates, and try to set up a 10-15 minute appointment to discuss relevant issues with those representatives. In 2019, we…

2018 Mid-Term Election Recap

Please see below for a summary of all state and federal races.  Note that while races are NOT “official,” they are based on latest returns and we feel confident in the outcome in many districts.  BOTTOM LINE – OTHER THAN HOGAN, AND A VERY FEW LEGISLATIVE EXCEPTIONS, MARYLAND DID EXPERIENCE A “BLUE WAVE”. Governor: Consistent…

Land Records Improvement Fund – Update

The Land Records Improvement Fund committee met on Friday, November 2nd at the Administrative Office of the Court. MLTA members Bill O’Connell and Jim Cosgrove attended to represent the interests of the Maryland land title industry.  Maryland’s Courts are quickly rolling out e-recording across the state, with only a few jurisdictions still working toward going…

Shhh…Quiet Title

The Court of Appeals Likes Our Quiet Title Statute and Mentions Us Several Times in Estate of Zimmerman v. Blatter 458 Md. 698 (2018) We saw a need and we fixed the problem.  And now the Maryland Court of Appeals has recognized us for it.   In the opinion, the Court quotes the Fiscal and Policy…

MLTA Member running for State Delegate

September 3, 2018  – (Potomac, MD)  Harvey S. Jacobs, a Potomac, MD resident for the past thirty years, is running for the Maryland House of Delegates from Legislative District 15 as “The Common Sense Candidate.” It is the first time he is seeking public office.  “I plan to bring some common sense to the legislature…

MLTA Committee Chair Running for Register of Wills in Calvert County

MLTA’s very own Mark Lynch, Esq. is running for Register of Wills in Calvert County, Maryland. We congratulate Mark on his campaign and encourage all MLTA members to remain involved in shaping our industry. The Office of the Register of Wills is a public office established under the Constitution of Maryland. The Register is elected…

Baltimore County Executive Debate 10/4

Join GBBR (Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors), MBIA (Maryland Building Industry Association), MMBBA (Maryland Mortgage Bankers & Brokers Association), MLTA (Maryland Land Title Association), and MMHA (Maryland Multi-Housing Association) for a special OneVoice event on October 4, 2018 at 8:00am – 10:00am at the Shepherd Pratt Conference Center Auditorium in Towson, Maryland for the Baltimore…

Save the Date: Baltimore County Executive Debate

Please join MLTA and our partners at the One Voice Baltimore County Executive Debate on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00am. The debate will take place at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Contact MLTA at mlta@mdlta.com for more details. MLTA is proud to stand with our industry partners as we feature this…

A little birdie told us…

The Real Deal Reports, In a major victory for agents, closers, and underwriters, a judge on Thursday annulled the strict anti-marketing regulations enacted earlier this year by the Department of Financial Services. The rules had been an attempt to crack down on excessive wining and dining in the industry, but insurance companies and their representatives…