Bill No.                52-10                        

Concerning: Commission on Veterans Affairs - Membership                                   

Revised:    10/21/2010       Draft No. 1  

Introduced:      October 26, 2010           

Enacted:         November 30, 2010        

Executive:       December 9, 2010          

Effective:        March 10, 2011              

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   53    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2010    



County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the request of the County Executive


AN ACT to:

                  (1)        alter the membership of the Commission on Veterans Affairs; and

                  (2)        generally amend the law relating to the Commission.



By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation

Section 24-61



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

          Sec.  1.  Section 24-61 is amended as follows:

24-61. Commission on Veterans Affairs.

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(c)      Composition; Term.

          (1)     The Commission has [15] 16 voting members.

(2)     The Executive should appoint 8 members who are veterans and may be a member of a veterans group, such as:

                   (A)    Vietnam Veterans of America;

                   (B)     American Veterans (AMVETS);

                   (C)     Disabled American Veterans;

                   (D)    Veterans of Foreign Wars;

                   (E)     Women Veterans of America;

                   (F)     American Legion; or

                   (G)    Military Order of the Purple Heart.

(3)     The Executive must appoint 4 members to represent the general public.

          (4)     The Executive must designate the following ex officio members:

(A)    the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Director’s designee;

(B)     the Director of the Department of Economic Development, or the Director’s designee; [and]

                   (C)     the County Executive or the Executive’s designee; and

(D)    the President of Montgomery College or the President’s designee.

(5)     The Executive must invite a representative of the County’s Congressional delegation who is either a member of the delegation or an individual designated to represent the delegation to be a non-voting member of the Commission.

          (6)     The term of each member is 3 years.

(7)     The Executive must designate a chair and a vice-chair from among the Commission’s members.

(8)     After an appointment to fill a vacancy before a term expires, the successor serves the rest of the unexpired term.

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