Montgomery County New Laws
INFORMATION: Copies are available from the Council Office in the
PERSONAL PROPERTY BUSINESS TAX CREDIT - HOME COMPUTER TELECOMMUTING INCENTIVE: Bill 6-04 implements the County's authority under State law to promote telecommuting and access to computers by providing a tax incentive; provides a personal property tax credit for an employer that purchases a new home computer or new laptop to be used for telecommuting; and generally amends County law regarding taxes on personal property. Effective Date: November 8, 2005.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - NON-MERIT POSITION - MINORITY BUSINESS AFFAIRS MANAGER: Bill 24-05 designates the position of Minority Business Affairs Manager as a non-merit system position in the Department of Economic Development; and generally amends the law governing non-merit positions in the Department of Economic Development Effective Date: October 23, 2005.
CONSUMER PROTECTION - OFFICE - POWERS AND DUTIES: Bill 25-05 creates the Office of Consumer Protection as a principal office in the Executive branch of County government; transfers certain duties and changes certain references from the Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Office of Consumer Protection; makes technical, conforming, and stylistic changes in provisions of law involving the Office of Consumer Protection and predecessor agencies; and generally amends County law relating to the administration of housing, consumer protection, and related programs. Effective Date: January 22, 2006.
PERSONNEL - BENEFITS - PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Expedited Bill 31-05 requires the Director of the Office of Human Resources to offer certain prescription drug benefits to County employees and retired employees; and generally amends County law with respect to prescription drug benefits. Effective Date: November 15, 2005.
ANIMAL CONTROL - AMENDMENTS: Bill 37-04 defines certain terms and procedures; adds animal cruelty violations; clarifies certain procedures, replaces outdated Maryland Code references with correct citations; establishes a leash requirement for dogs with certain exceptions; makes technical corrections and generally amends the Animal Control Law. Effective Date: December 27, 2005.