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Bills

  • Bill 42-14

    Title: Contracts and Procurement - Minority Owned Businesses - Sunset Date Amendments
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive 
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 10/30/14 - Effective 1/1/15

    Summary:

    Extension of Minority Owned Business Purchasing Program Sunset date Amended to December 31, 2015.

  • Bill 38-14

    Title: Secondhand Personal Property-Definitions-Payment
    Lead: Council President Rice for the County Executive 
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 10/22/14 - Effective 1/23/15

    Summary:

    A dealer must pay for each transaction related to secondhand personal property by check or 
    by granting a credit toward the purchase of other merchandise from the dealer, except as permitted by other regulation.

  • Expedited Bill 37-14

    Title: Real Property Transfer Tax - Exemption- Enterprise Zones
    Lead: Nancy Navarro
    Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Rice, Berliner
    Latest Action:

    Signed into law 10/6/14 - Effective 10/6/2014

    Summary:

    Exempts transfers of rezoned property located in an enterprise zone from the 6% rezoning transfer tax.

  • Expedited Bill 36-14

    Title: Human Rights and Civil Liberties - Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards
    Lead: Elrich
    Co-sponsors: Branson, Navarro, Rice, Riemer
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 10/29/14 - Effective 10/29/14 

    Summary:

    Prohibits certain employers from conducting a criminal background check or 
    otherwise inquiring into an applicant's criminal record before making a conditional 
    offer of employment at the conclusion of a first interview. 

  • Expedited Bill 35-14

    Title: Weapons Discharge of Bows Amendments
    Lead: Leventhal
    Co-sponsors: Berliner and Rice
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 8/5/14 - Effective 8/5/2014

    Summary:

    Prohibits a person from discharging a bow in the County from, onto, or across a public road; 
    or into or within 100 yards of a building or camp designed for human occupancy without the owner or occupant's written consent. Exceptions include designated bow discharging areas.

     

  • Expedited Bill 34-14

    Title: Special Capital Improvements Project - Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors: Andrews, Berliner, Branson, Floreen, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 6/25/14 - Effective 6/25/2014

    Summary:

    Bill to Authorize the planning, design, and construction of the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center, Project No. 361202, in the Kensington-Wheaton Policy Area

  • Expedited Bill 33-14

    Title: Special Capital Improvements Project - Wheaton Redevelopment Program
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 6/25/14 - Effective 6/25/2014

    Summary:

    Bill to Authorize the Planning, Design and Construction of the Office Building, Public Parking Garage, and a Town Square on the site of Parking Lot 13 and the Mid-County Regional services Center (RSC) in the Wheaton Central Business District (CBD)

  • Bill 32-14

    Title: Special Capital Improvements Project - Capital Improvements Project - Capital Crescent Trail
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 6/25/14 - Effective 6/25/2014

    Summary:

    Authorizes the planning, design, and construction of the Capital 
    Crescent Trail, Project No. 501316, in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Silver Spring-Takoma 
    Park Policy Areas. 

  • Expedited Bill 31-14

    Title: Special Capital Improvements Project - Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 6/25/14 - Effective 6/25/2014

    Summary:

    Authorization for the renovation of the Bethesda Metro Station South 
    Entrance, Project No. 500929 in the Bethesda CBD Policy Area. 

  • Bill 28-14

    Title: Cable Communications - Community Media Organizations
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 7/23/14  Enacted Bill 7/15/14 Ch.23 LMC2014, Effective 10/22/2014

    Summary:

    Expand the scope of the County's community media contracting authority; and 
    generally amend County law concerning cable communications. 

  • Expedited Bill 25-14

    Title: Forest Conservation Amendments
    Lead: Council President Rice for the Planning Board
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 8/5/14 - Effective 08/05/2014

    Summary:

    Amendments/exempts certain stream restoration projects from certain requirements of the forest conservation law, exempts certain maintenance or retrofitting of stormwater management from certain requirements of the forest conservation law; and 
    generally amend the forest conservation law by amending Montgomery County Code 
    Chapter 22A, Forest Conservation - Trees 
    Sections 22A-3, 22A-4, 22A-5, 22A-ll, 22A-12, 22A-20 

  • Expedited Bill 23-14

    Title: Expedited Bill 23-14 Retirement Plans - Definitions - Administration - Amendments
    Lead: Council President Rice for County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law - 6/25/14 - Effective 625/14

    Summary:

    Amends the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) to comply administratively with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to receive a determination letter that the ERS remains tax qualified.   

  • Expedited Bill 18-14

    Title: Secondhand Personal Property - Automated Purchasing Machines
    Lead: Rice
    Co-sponsors: Branson, Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Navarro, Elrich
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law – 5/19/14 - Effective 5/19/14

    Summary:

    Prohibits the use of automated purchasing machines that buy/purchase personal property such as cell phones and amends the secondhand personal property law.

  • Bill 17-14

    Title: Property Tax Credit - Senior Citizens of Limited Income
    Lead: Riemer
    Co-sponsors: Andrews, Floreen, Branson, Navarro, Berliner and Rice
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 10/20/14 Enacted Bill 10/28/14 

    Summary:

    Bill to increase the amount of the property tax credit for senior citizens of limited income; lower the minimum age of eligibility for the credit; and generally amend the County law regarding property tax credits

  • Bill 16-14
     

    Title: Elections - Public Campaign Financing
    Lead: Andrews
    Cosponsors: Elrich, Berliner, Riemer, Leventhal, Rice, Navarro, Floreen, Branson
    Latest Action: Signed into Law 10/6/14 - Effective 1/15/15
    Summary:

    Law to regulate, enforce and fund a public campaign finance system for the election of County Executive and County Council.

  • Expedited Bill 15-14

    Title: Personnel - Board of Investment Trustees - Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust Board of Trustees-Investments - Amendments
    Lead: Council President Rice  for the County Executive
    Co-sponsors:  
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law 3/13/14 - Effective 3/13/14

    Summary:

    Amends the law regarding the employees' Retirement Savings Plan, the Deferred Compensation Plan, and the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust fund.

  • Bill 11-14

    Title: Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits - Expedited Review
    Lead: Berliner
    Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Elrich, Andrews, Navarro, Rice
    Latest Action: Signed into Law 5/1/14 - Effective 7/31/14
    Summary:

    Requires the Department of Permitting Services to implement and expedite permits
    to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at reduced fees.

  • Bill 10-14

    Title: Buildings - Solar Permits - Expedited Review
    Lead: Berliner
    Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Rice, Elrich, Andrews, Navarro
    Latest Action:

    Signed into Law – 5/1/14 - Effective 7/31/14

    Summary:

    Speeds up the time it takes to obtain building permits and licenses and decreases the costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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