Expedited Bill No.            8-10              

Concerning: Finance – Public Facilities – Agricultural Easements                                     

Revised:    3/16/2010        Draft No. 2  

Introduced:      March 16, 2010              

Enacted:         May 4, 2010                   

Executive:       May 13, 2010                 

Effective:        May 13, 2010                 

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   14    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2010    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee and Councilmember Leventhal



(1)               amend the definition of public [[facility]] facilities to include the purchase of certain agricultural easements; and

(2)               generally amend the county finance law.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 20, Finance

Section 20-14



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

            Sec. 1.         Section 20-14 is amended as follows:

20-14.  Definition of "public facilities."

          As used [herein, the term "public facilities" shall mean the following] in this Chapter, public facilities means:

            *          *          *

(g)     The planning, acquisition, construction, improvement, repair, and extension of water systems and facilities and sewerage systems and facilities[.]; and

(h)     The purchase of agricultural easements as defined in Article 3 of Chapter 2B.

            Sec. 2.         Expedited Effective Date.

          The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  Section 20-14(h), as amended by Section 1 of this Act, takes effect on the date on which it becomes law.