Preservation Maryland’s priority legislation, SB0425 (HB0674), which accelerates support for challenging preservation projects around the state, was signed into law yesterday, April 24, 2023, by Gov. Wes Moore.

Our President & CEO Nicholas Redding stood alongside Gov. Moore, Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, Senate President Bill Ferguson, Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones, and Sen. Sarah Elfreth, who, along with Del. Courtney Watson, first introduced the bill, at the bill signing ceremony.

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of Preservation Maryland and our partners, as well as the support of key legislators, we saw several pieces of important legislation pass this session

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Gov. Moore’s Service Year bill, SB0551 Education – Service Year Option Program – Establishmentprovides the first state-government-sponsored service year option in the country.

Preservation Maryland and our program, The Campaign for Historic Trades, is dedicated to the use of historic preservation as a way of creating service learning opportunities and career advancement. We hope to play a role in providing opportunities for young adults to serve by restoring state-owned historic resources.

We were also present as SB783 Preservation and Reuse of Historic Complexes Study and Alterations to the Income Tax Credit for Catalytic Revitalization Projects, which reauthorizes the catalytic tax credit for the rehabilitation of former historic government complexes, was signed into law.

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