Bill No.                20-13                        

Concerning: General Provisions – Computation of Deadlines                                      

Revised:    6/20/2013        Draft No. 1  

Introduced:      June 25, 2013                

Enacted:         July 16, 2013                 

Executive:       July 29, 2013                 

Effective:        October 28, 2013           

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   20    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2013    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive


AN ACT to:

            (1)        clarify how deadlines are computed under Charter, Code, and resolutions; and

            (2)        generally amend the law on rules of interpretation of the Code.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 1, General Provisions

            Sec. 1-301



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

Sec. 1. Section 1-301 is amended as follows:

1-301. Rules of interpretation.

          The following rules of interpretation apply to resolutions adopted by the Council, laws enacted by the Council, and the County Charter:

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(c)      How to compute deadlines. If the Charter or Code or a resolution requires or allows a person to perform an act within a specific time period measured in days, the person must compute the deadline in the following manner:

(1)     Count the day after the event as the first day of the period, if the period follows an event.

(2)     Count the remaining number of days in the period. However, if the period is 7 days or less, omit Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

(3)     Do not count the last day if it is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday or if the office where the person must file a paper or perform an act is not open during the regular hours of that office.

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