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Craig Rice


Councilmember Craig Rice

Legislative Work 2011

Bill 26-11

Title: Taxation - Development Impact Taxes - Payment
Lead: Reimer
Cosponsors: Ervin, Berliner, Floreen, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 11/9/11, Effective 12/1/11

Bill 26-11 requires developers to pay transportation and school development impact taxes before they are issued a building use and occupancy permit.

Bill 37-11

Title: Motor Vehicles and Traffic - School Bus Safety Cameras
Lead: Ervin
Cosponsors: Andrews, Rice, Berliner, Elrich, Navarro
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 3/16/12, Effective 6/15/12

Bill 37-11 authorizes installation of cameras on County school buses to photograph vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses.

Bill 32-11

Title: Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Committee Evaluation and Review Board - Report
Lead: Navarro and Rice
Cosponsors: Ervin and Riemer
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 11/21/11, Effective 2/20/12

Bill 32-11 requires an evaluation process of current county advisory boards, committees & commission to determine efficacy and provide recommendations to the County Council regarding possible restructuring or elimination.

Bill 17-11

Title: Personnel - Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust - County-funded Agency.
Lead: Ervin
Cosponsors: Navarro, Floreen, Andrews, Riemer, Rice, Leventhal, Elrich, and Berliner
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 7/11/11, Effective 7/1/11

Bill 17-11 amends the Board of Trustees for the Retiree Health Benefits Trust to include a member from MCPS and Montgomery College.

Bill 8-11

Title: Taxation - Excise Tax - Disposable Carryout Bags
Lead: Council President for County Executive
Cosponsors: Rice, Elrich, Navarro
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 5/11/11, Effective 1/1/12

Bill 8-11 imposes an excise tax on certain carryout bags to customers at certain retail establishments.

Bill 1-11

Title: Administration - Department of Health and Human Services - Duties
Lead: Leventhal
Cosponsors: Navarro, Rice
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 3/10/11, Ch. 3 LMC 2011, Effective 6/9/11

Bill 1-11 authorizes and amends duties/functions of HHS relating to the provision and promotion of health care.

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