MLSC Timeline

1982 – MLSC & IOLTA enacted

1985 – Abandoned Property Fund distribution – $500,000

1989 – IOLTA becomes mandatory

1998 – Filing fee surcharge established; MLSC Fund created

2003 – General revenue appropriation – $300,000

2004 – Filing fee surcharge increased; 2003 general revenue appropriation eliminated

2008 – Maryland Court of Appeals IOLTA Comparability Rule went into effect

2010 – Filing fee surcharge increased

2013 – Filing fee surcharge increase extended to 2018; Abandoned Property Fund distribution increased to $1.5 million