Expedited Bill No.              24-14           

Concerning: Property Tax Credit – Accessibility Features – Eligible Features                        

Revised:    4/21/2014        Draft No.   1  

Introduced:      May 6, 2014                   

Enacted:         June 17, 2014                

Executive:       June 25, 2014                

Effective:        July 1, 2014                   

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   18    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2014    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council Vice President Leventhal and Councilmembers Navarro, Riemer, and Branson



(1)        change the accessibility features eligible for a property tax credit for installing accessibility features on a single-family home; and

(2)        generally amend County law regarding property tax credits.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 52, Taxation

Section 52-18T


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


            Sec. 1. Section 52-18T is amended as follows:

52-18T.  Property Tax Credit – Accessibility Features.

(a)     Definitions. In this Section, the following terms have the meaning indicated.

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Feature means a permanent modification to a residence that results in:

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(4)     an exterior doorway that provides a [36] 32-inch wide or wider clear opening, but only if accompanied by exterior lighting that is either controlled from inside the residence, automatically controlled, or continuously on;

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          Sec. 2.         Expedited Effective Date.

          The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  This Act takes effect on July 1, 2014.