Prince George’s Security Camera Bill Dies

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It appears that legislation (CB-96-2015) to mandate security cameras at multifamily rental facilities will not be enacted this legislative session. A bill was introduced to the Council that would have required every owner of a multifamily rental facility with 10 or more units to submit a safety and security plan as part of the rental license renewal process. The plan would have been subject to the review and approval of the County Police Department, and would have required a plan for operable and recordable security cameras at all points of ingress and egress to the property.

Despite initially favorable comments from the County Police Department, AOBA and the Baker Administration strongly objected to the bill. AOBA will schedule a meeting next month with Prince George’s members and the Police Department to discuss security plans and surveillance cameras. This issue will return to the Council early next year. Contact Ron Wineholt at rwineholt@aoba-metro.org for further information.