Maryland to crack down on the scourge of college house parties

Towson students who’ve been caught hosting parties near the university has led to a bill being put in place to crack down on both renters and landlords, who will be held accountable if it passes.

The bill was put in a place a year ago to help deal with wild parties. Lawmakers now want to expand to more areas like Towson Park, Rodgers Forge, Riderwood Hills and the Penthouse Condominiums, but not every landlord is on board.

“People are getting it, they understand there are higher penalties now,” said Councilman David Marks of district five in Baltimore County.

A focus Councilman Marks said is specifically on the Towson and UMBC area.