Montgomery County Council New Laws
INFORMATION: Copies are available from the Council Office in the
OFF-THE-ROAD VEHICLES - REGISTRATION AND OPERATION - Bill 7-04 - requires an operator of an off-the-road-vehicle to wear safety equipment when operating the vehicle; imposes restrictions on an operator of an off-the-road-vehicle; requires retailers of off-the-the-road vehicles to provide customers with written information about State and County laws on vehicle use; provides penalties for committing an act in violation of this Chapter; and generally creates the law governing an off-the-road vehicle. Effective date: November 2, 2006.
HOUSING - WORKFORCE HOUSING PROGRAM - Bill 30-05 - establishes a workforce housing program, administered by the Department of Housing and Community Affairs; defines the purposes of the program and the population who the program is intended to serve, and establishes procedures to administer the program; authorizes the County Executive to set certain program parameters, including income eligibility standards and maximum sale prices and rents, by regulation; defines, by
CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT - SERVICE CONTRACTS - Bill 32-05 - establishes a savings threshold that must be met before soliciting or awarding certain contracts for services if the contract will have an adverse effect on certain public employees; requires certain contracting actions to be subject to collective bargaining; and requires certain County Departments and the Chief Administrative Officer to take certain actions. Effective date: January 1, 2007.
TRANSMISSION FACILITY COORDINATION - Bill 12-06 - clarifies that a designee of the Department of Permitting Services and not the Department of Environmental Protection will serve as member of the Transmission Facility Coordinating Group; and generally amends County law regarding transmission facility coordination. Effective date: October 18, 2006.
OFFENSES - DISTURBING THE PUBLIC PEACE OR DISORDERLY CONDUCT - Bill 15-06 - prohibits disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct; requires certain persons to provide a law enforcement officer with the person's name; prohibits certain activity at certain public places; imposes certain penalties; and generally amends the County loitering law. Effective October 18, 2006.
SOCCERPLEX - LEASE AMENDMENTS - Expedited Bill 20-06 - approves amendments to a certain ground lease between the Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Maryland Soccer Foundation, Inc. for certain land at South Germantown Recreational Park. Effective Date: November 9, 2006.
SPECIAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT - SILVER SPRING LIBRARY - Bill 24-06 - authorizes the planning, design and construction of the new Silver Spring Library in the Silver Spring planning area. Effective date: September 30, 2006.
PROCUREMENT - EXEMPTIONS - Bill 25-06 - exempts the purchase of goods or services for certain County-sponsored recreational activities from the County procurement law; exempts the purchase of entertainment services, including but not limited to contracts for musical performers, from the County procurement law; and provides a reporting requirement. Effective date: November 2, 2006.