Government Affairs - Working For You
This department is responsible for monitoring state and local legislative, governmental and regulatory activities, which impact the housing industry, and coordinating HBAM’s actions and responses. Government Affairs represents HBAM members before state and local government officials, the business community and the public. Members of this department monitor local legislation, attend public hearings and keep chapter and council members informed of relevant local issues.

The Government Affairs department works for the HBAM membership in the following ways.

Legislative Advocacy and Political Education
HBAM offers effective legislative representation and lobbying at the national, state and local levels, representing housing industry interests and advocating strong positions on issues which impact you. On your behalf, HBAM fights overly restrictive legislation and resolutions which are detrimental to the housing industry and your county and works proactively with government to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Local
Your legislative concerns are represented at the local level by HBAM, which keeps members updated on issues and local ordinances. Chapter leadership meets regularly with local officials to advocate housing laws affecting the housing industry. The association offers several volunteer committees throughout its seven chapters for the specific purpose of representing the local building industry.

State
Each year during the Maryland General Assembly session, HBAM reviews each of the over 3,000 proposals, monitoring every bill which impacts housing. The association greatly utilizes its legislative arm in Annapolis, the Maryland State Builders Association, which employs a lobbyist to monitor the activities of various state legislative committees and to meet with members of the House of Delegates and the State Senate.

National
Your membership in the Home Builders Association of Maryland also includes membership in the National Association of Home Builders, the national advocate for the housing industry. The NAHB legislative staff ranks among the most highly respected lobbying forces in Washington, D.C.

Political Action
HBAM has one of the most unique and successful political action programs in the nation, realizing that the election of a candidate is truly the start of effective legislative involvement. As a member, you can participate in state and local PACs designed to promote the candidacy of elected officials who support a viable housing industry.
 
Contacts
Michael Harrison
Vice President of Government Affairs
410-265-7400, ext. 109
michael@homebuilders.org




SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE SUMMER CHAPTER and PAC EVENTS

June 5 – Carroll County PAC fundraiser at Paradiso in Westminster
June 12 – Baltimore County Summer Crab Feast at Ocean Pride
June 25 – Baltimore City Summer Crab Feast at Nick’s Fish House
July 24 – Howard County PAC fundraiser at HBAM
August 14 – HBAM Golf Outing in Ocean City and MACo reception
August 21 – Harford County Summer Crab Feast at the Equestrian Center

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