Expedited Bill No.             42-14           

Concerning: Contracts and Procurement - Minority-Owned Businesses – Sunset Date - Amendments             

Revised: October 1, 2014  Draft No. 2

Introduced:      September 16, 2014       

Enacted:         October 21, 2014           

Executive:       October 30, 2014           

Effective:        January 1, 2015             

Sunset Date: December 31, [[2019]]2015

Ch.   32    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2014    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive



1)      establish the deadline for submission to the Council by the Executive of a report that evaluates the minority owned business purchasing program;

2)      extend the sunset date for the County’s minority owned business purchasing program; and

3)      generally amend the County’s minority owned business purchasing program.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 11B, Contracts and Procurement

            Sections 11B-57, 11B-58,11B-61 and 11B-64



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

Sec. 1.  Sections 11B-57, 11B-58, 11B-61 and 11B-64 are amended as follows:

11B-57. Legislative findings and policy.

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(e)      A [[four-year]] five-year period is a reasonable time to continue the minority owned business purchasing program before evaluating it.

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11B-58. Definitions.

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(b)     Relevant geographic market area means the geographic market area identified by the County Executive in [[a]] the most recent report [[dated July 1, 2005]] that evaluates the need to continue the program and is issued in accordance with Section 11B-61(b).

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11B-61.  Reports.

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(b)     By July 1, [2014] 2019, the County Executive must submit a report to the County Council evaluating the need to extend the minority owned business purchasing program.

11B-64.  Sunset date.

          This Article is not effective after December 31, [2014] [[2019]] 2015.

          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 January 1, 2015.