The Council offers free subscriptions to the weekly mailing of the Council and committee agendas by regular mail or e-mail, and the cable television schedule of broadcasts of Council sessions. To get on the mailing list, call Legislative Information Services (LIS) at (240) 777-7910 or e-mail the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following documents are available for examination 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the LIS office, 5th floor, Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Copies are made for a charge of 10 cents a page. Copies of background papers for many of the items currently before the Council are available free of charge.
Minutes: LIS can provide access to minutes of all Council and Council Committee sessions from 1884 to the present. A computerized index makes it possible to access minutes since 1971 by subject.
Voting Records: For voting records from 2002 click on the Summary of Council Actions . For voting records before 2002, please visit our Legislative Information office at 100 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor during regular business hours.
Council and Committee Packets:These are the staff papers and background material presented to the Council for each agenda item of Council and Committee sessions. Current packets are available on the website two business days before the meeting by clicking here. Also, current packets are available for examination and copies are made on request. Free copies are available on the day of the meeting. Packets for previous Council meetings are available on microfilm.
Legislative Bill and Public Hearing Files: For every action item for which there has been a public hearing, there is a file containing staff papers, drafts, correspondence received, amendments, etc. These are available for examination. Older public hearing files are available on microfilm.
Council Agendas and Committee Agendas: There are chronological files of agendas; older editions are available on microfilm.
Incoming Correspondence: With very rare exceptions, all correspondence addressed to the Council or to the Council President is available for public examination. (The law provides that certain documents regarding personnel, land acquisitions, or attorney/client advice may or must be kept confidential.) There is a daily mail log and correspondence may be retrieved by subject, date, or name of correspondent. There are also chronological reading files.
Outgoing Correspondence: Correspondence signed by the Council President is filed chronologically and can be retrieved by subject or correspondent name by using the computerized mail log. Older correspondence is stored on microfilm.
State Legislation:LIS can assist you in obtaining copies and information about State Legislation and General Assembly activities.