Expedited Bill No.      30 -10                 

Concerning: Personnel – Equal Benefits – Fire and Rescue Employees                        

Revised:     June 21, 2010                   Draft No. 3                

Introduced:      May 4, 2010                   

Enacted:         June 22, 2010                

Executive:       June 30, 2010                

Effective:        July 1, 2010                   

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   30    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2010    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive



(1)        provide benefits to an opposite sex domestic partner of a member of the fire and rescue bargaining unit; and

(2)        generally amend the law regarding benefits for domestic partners.



By amending

Montgomery County Code

Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources

Sections 33-22



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.  Section 33-22 is amended as follows:

33-22.  Benefits for Domestic Partner of Employee

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(c)      Requirements for domestic partnership. To establish a domestic partnership, the employee and the employee’s partner must either:

(1)     satisfy all of the following requirements:

(A)     be the same sex, unless the employee is a member of the police bargaining unit or the fire and rescue employee bargaining unit;

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(G)    not be related by blood or affinity in a way that would disqualify them from marriage under State law if the employee and partner were (or, for members of the police bargaining unit or the fire and rescue services bargaining unit, are) opposite sexes;

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          Sec. 2.  Effective Date.

          The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  The amendment to Section 33-22 in Section 1 takes effect on July 1, 2002.