As occurred previously in the most recent legislative sessions, a bill has been filled in the 2014 Maryland General Assembly that propose to establish provisions for the licensing and regulation of property managers of residential communities. House Bill 10 would both amend the Business Occupations and Professions Article of the Maryland Annotated Code to create a State Board of Common Ownership Community Managers in the Department of Licensing and Regulation to issue licenses to the managers of “common ownership communities,” which include condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner associations. Such a license would be required before any individual would be permitted to provide property management services to communities in the State. Applicants would be required to complete a training program and pass an examination, along with paying a licensing fee. The licenses would be issued for two years, and would be renewable upon submission of a renewal applciation and fee.