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Council President Hucker to hold virtual press conference on Window Guard Bill Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 11, 2021

Bill 51-20 will require landlords and apartment building owners to install and maintain window guards in apartments with children ages 10 and under.


ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 11, 2021—Council President Tom Hucker will be joined by housing and renter advocates and tenants on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. for a virtual press conference on Bill 51-20, also known as the Window Guard Bill. Spearheaded by Council President Hucker, the bill comes in response to several incidents of young children enduring serious injuries from window falls in Montgomery County. The bill was introduced in December, two months after a 2-year-old boy died after falling from an apartment window in Takoma Park. Council President Hucker will give a brief introduction and speakers will share their personal testimonies and support for the bill.

Speakers include:

Council President Tom Hucker
Ashanti Martinez, CASA
Matt Losak, Renters Alliance
AJ Campbell, Community advocate
Katie Donnelly, Children’s Hospital
Councilmember Jarret Smith, City of Takoma Park

Register in advance for the virtual LIVE press conference:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the press conference.

For more information contact Genevieve Kurtz at or (240) 777-7937.


Release ID: 21-004
Media Contact: Genevieve Kurtz 2407777937