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Name of Bill Description Supporting Documentation Documents available in pdf format
Bill 34-15
Taxes – Transportation and School Impact Tax – Amendments 
Lead: Rice, Elrich

Co-Sponsors: 

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/30/15

Public Hearing Packet 7/21/15

Bill 33-15
Taxicabs – Transportation Services Improvement Fund  
Lead: Berliner

Co-Sponsors: Floreen, Rice, Riemer, Elrich, Katz, Navarro, Hucker

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/23/15

Public Hearing Packet 7/14/15

T&E Committee Packet 7/20/15

Action Packet 7/21/15

Enacted Bill 7/21/15

Bill 32-15
Vendors - Hours and Places of Operation
Lead: Riemer, Navarro

Co-Sponsors: Floreen, Leventhal, Katz, Rice, Elrich

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/16/15

Public Hearing Packet 7/14/15

Bill 31-15
Sale of Real Property - Radon Test - Single-family home
Lead: Rice

Co-Sponsors: Katz

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/16/15

Public Hearing Packet 7/14/15

T&E Committee Packet 7/23/15

Bill 30-15
Taxes - Transportation Impact Tax - Amendments
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: Bill withdawn 6/23/15

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/16/15
Expedited Bill 29-15
Special Capital Improvements Project - Metropolitan Branch Trail
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/9/15

Public Hearing/Action Packet 6/23/15

Enacted Bill 6/23/15

Signed into Law – 7/6/15,
Ch. 34 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/6/15

Expedited Bill 28-15
Special Capital Improvements Project - Snouffer School Road
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/9/15

Public Hearing/Action Packet 6/23/15

Enacted Bill 6/23/15

Signed into Law – 7/6/15,
Ch. 33 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/6/15

Expedited Bill 27-15
Special Capital Improvements Project - Council Office Building Renovations 
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: (8-1)

Yeas: Berliner, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays: Elrich

Introduction Packet 6/9/15

Public Hearing/Action Packet 6/23/15

Enacted Bill 6/23/15

Signed into Law – 7/6/15,
Ch. 32 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/6/15

Expedited Bill 26-15
Special Capital Improvements Project - MCPS and MNCPPC Maintenance Facilities Relocation 
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 6/9/15

Public Hearing/Action Packet 6/23/15

Enacted Bill 6/23/15

Signed into Law – 7/6/15,
Ch. 31 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/6/15

Bill 25-15
Economic Development - Reorganization - Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation 
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE: (7-0)

Yeas:  Berliner, Floreen, Hucker, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Absent: Katz

Temporarily Absent: Elrich

Introduction Packet 5/21/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/9/15

PHED Committee Packet 6/18/15

PHED Committee Packet 6/22/15

Action Packet 6/30/15

Enacted Bill 6/30/15

Signed into Law – 7/7/15,
Ch. 36 LMC 2015,
Effective 10/6/15 with certain special provisions

Expedited Bill 24-15
Human Rights - Minimum Wage - Tipped Employee - Amendments 
Lead: Berliner

Co-Sponsors: Katz, Floreen, Rice

FINAL VOTE: (8-1)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays: Hucker

Introduction Packet 5/21/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/9/15

HHS Committee Packet 6/16/15

Action Packet 6/23/15

Enacted Bill 6/23/15

Signed into Law – 6/30/15,
Ch. 30 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/1/15

Bill 23-15
Contracts - Local Small Business Reserve Program - Amendments 
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors:

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 5/21/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/16/15

GO Committee Packet 7/23/15

Bill 22-15
Housing Policy - Policy Implementation - Income-Restricted Housing Website 
Lead: Berliner

Co-Sponsors: Navarro, Hucker

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 5/5/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/9/15

Bill 21-15
Finance - Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement 
Lead: Elrich

Co-Sponsors: Navarro, Riemer

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 5/5/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/9/15

GO Committee Packet 7/16/15

Action Packet 7/28/15

Enacted Bill 7/28/15

Expedited Bill 20-15
Deferred Retirement Option Plan - Amendments - Retirement Savings Plan - Annuity - Guaranteed Retirement Income Plan – Election  
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors: 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/21/15

GO Committee Packet 4/23/15

Public Hearing Packet 5/5/15

Action Packet 5/21/15

Enacted Bill 5/21/15

Signed into Law – 6/1/15,
Ch. 28 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/1/15

Bill 19-15
Landlord - Tenant Relations - Licensing of Rental Housing - Landlord-Tenant Obligations  
Lead: Elrich

Co-Sponsors: Navarro, Hucker

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/21/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/18/15

Bill 18-15
Environmental Sustainability - Montgomery County Green Bank 
Lead: Berliner

Co-Sponsors: Leventhal, Hucker, Riemer, Elrich, Rice, Navarro, Katz

FINAL VOTE: (8-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Absent: Katz

Introduction Packet 4/21/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/9/15

T&E Committee Packet 6/15/15

Action Packet 6/30/15

Enacted Bill 6/30/15

Signed into Law – 7/7/15,
Ch. 35 LMC 2015,
Effective 10/6/15

Bill 17-15
Motor Vehicle Towing and Immobilization on Private Property 
Lead: Berliner

Co-Sponsors: Rice, Katz, Navarro, Hucker, Riemer, Elrich, Floreen, Leventhal

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/14/15

Public Hearing Packet 6/16/15

PS Committee Packet 6/29/15

PS Committee Packet 7/13/15

Action Packet 7/21/15

Enacted Bill 7/21/15

Expedited Bill 16-15
Economic Development Fund - Strategic Plan - Amendments
Lead: Leventhal

Co-Sponsors: 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer


Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/14/15

Public Hearing Packet 5/5/15

Action Packet 5/21/15

Enacted Bill 5/21/15

Signed into Law – 6/1/15,
Ch. 27 LMC 2015,
Effective 6/1/15

Bill 15-15
Taxes - Excise Tax - Electronic Cigarettes
Lead: Hucker

Co-Sponsors: Leventhal, Berliner, Riemer, Floreen, Katz, Elrich, Navarro, Rice

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/14/15

Public Hearing Packet 5/5/15

Enacted Bill 5/13/15

Signed into Law – 5/20/15,
Ch. 26 LMC 2015,
Effective 8/19/15

Expedited Bill 14-15
Taxation - Room Rental and Transient Tax
Lead: Council President for County Executive

Co-Sponsors: 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 4/14/15

Public Hearing Packet 5/5/15

Enacted Bill 5/13/15

Signed into Law – 5/20/15,
Ch. 25 LMC 2015,
Effective 5/20/15

Bill 13-15
Child Care Expansion and Quality Enhancement Initiative
Sponsor(s): Navarro, Riemer, Leventhal
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Note* Originally Titled: Office of Child Care - Established

Introduction Packet 3/17/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/31/15

HHS/ED Committee Packet 4/27/15

Action Packet 5/12/15

Enacted Bill 5/12/15

Signed into Law – 5/20/15,
Ch. 24 LMC 2015,
Effective 8/19/15

Bill 12-15
Administration - Office of Community Use of Public Facilities - Vulnerable Youth and Low-Income Families
Sponsor(s): Navarro, Elrich
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 3/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/17/15

ED Committee Packet 3/23/15

Action Packet 3/31/15

Enacted Bill 3/31/15

Signed into Law – 4/8/15,
Ch. 17 LMC 2015,

Effective 7/8/15

Bill 11-15
Child Care Expansion and Quality Enhancement Initiative
Lead Sponsors: Navarro, Riemer

Co-Sponsors: Floreen, Elrich, Leventhal, Berliner, Katz, Rice, Hucker

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 3/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/17/15

HHS/ED Committee Packet 4/27/15

Action Packet 5/5/15

Enacted Bill 5/5/15

Vetoed 5/11/15 w/ message

Expedited Bill 10-15
Personnel - Veteran Hiring Preference - Public Safety Position
Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive, Katz
 

FINAL VOTE:  (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 3/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/17/15

GO/PS Committee Packet 4/2/15

Action Packet 4/14/15

Enacted Bill 4/14/15

Signed into Law – 4/22/15,
Ch. 23 LMC 2015,
Effective 4/22/15

Bill 9-15
Health and Sanitation - Bodywork Establishment - License
Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive, Hucker, Katz, Rice, Navarro
 

FINAL VOTE:  (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 3/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/17/15

HHS/PS Committee Packet 3/26/15

‚ÄčAction Packet 4/14/15

Enacted Bill 4/14/15

Signed into Law – 4/22/15,
Ch. 22 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/22/15

Bill 8-15
Taxation - Development Impact Tax - Exemptions
 

 

Sponsor(s): Floreen, Riemer, Rice, Katz, Navarro
 

FINAL VOTE: (5-4)

Yeas:  Floreen, Katz, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays: Elrich, Hucker, Berliner, Leventhal

Introduction Packet 2/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/3/15

 
 
 
 
 
Expedited Bill 7-15
Reorganization - Executive Branch - Procurement
 

 

Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive
 

FINAL VOTE:  (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 2/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 2/20/15

GO Committee Packet 3/3/15

Action Packet 3/17/15

Enacted Bill 3/17/15

Signed into Law – 3/26/15,
Ch. 13 LMC 2015,
Effective 3/26/15

Bill 6-15
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program - Established
 

 

Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 2/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/3/15

T&E Committee Packet 3/18/15

Action Packet 3/31/15

Enacted Bill 3/31/15

Signed into Law – 4/8/15,
Ch. 16 LMC 2015,

Effective 7/8/15

Bill 5-15
Contracts and Procurement - Health Insurance Preference
 

 

Sponsor(s): Navarro

FINAL VOTE:

Yeas:

Nays:

Introduction Packet 2/3/15

Public Hearing Packet 3/3/15

GO/HHS Committee Packet 3/19/15

GO/HHS Committee Packet 7/16/15

Expedited Bill 4-15
Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission - Membership - Amendments
 

 

Sponsor(s): Leventhal
 

FINAL VOTE:  (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 1/20/15

Public Hearing Packet 2/10/15

Action Packet 3/3/15

Enacted Bill 3/3/15

Signed into Law – 3/13/15,
Ch. 12 LMC 2015,
Effective 3/13/15

Bill 3-15
Streets and Roads - Obstruction Signage
Sponsor(s): Berliner, Navarro, Floreen, Elrich, Hucker, Rice, Riemer, Katz
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 1/20/15

Public Hearing Packet 2/10/15

T&E Committee Packet 3/18/15

Action Packet 3/31/15

Enacted Bill 3/31/15

Signed into Law – 4/8/15,
Ch. 15 LMC 2015,

Effective 7/8/15

Bill 2-15
Stormwater Management - Water Quality Protection Charge - Credit and Financial Hardship Exemption Deadlines
Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 1/20/15

Public Hearing Packet 2/10/15

T&E Committee Packet 2/23/15

Action Packet 3/31/15

Enacted Bill 3/31/15

Signed into Law – 4/8/15,
Ch. 14 LMC 2015,
Effective 7/8/15

Bill 1-15
Streets and Roads - Permit Exemption - Purple Line
Sponsor(s): Council President for County Executive
 

FINAL VOTE: (9-0)

Yeas: Berliner, Elrich, Floreen, Hucker, Katz, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice, Riemer

Nays:

Introduction Packet 1/20/15

Public Hearing Packet 2/10/15

T&E Committee Packet 2/23/15

Action Packet 3/3/15

Enacted Bill 3/3/15

Signed into Law – 3/13/15,
Ch. 11 LMC 2015,
Effective 6/12/15

 

 

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