Bill No.                         1-15                    

Concerning: Streets and Roads – Permit Exemption – Purple Line  

Revised:       1/15/2015   Draft No.     1     

Introduced:      January 20, 2015               

Enacted:         March 3, 2015                   

Executive:       March 13, 2015                 

Effective:        June 12, 2015                   

Sunset Date:  None                                

Ch.   11    , Laws of Mont. Co.      2015     


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the request of the County Executive


AN ACT to:

(1)   exempt a certain State transportation project from certain County permitting requirements; and

(2)   general amend County law on streets and roads


By adding

Montgomery County Code

Chapter 49, Streets and Roads

Section 49-19B




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

Sec. 1. Section 49-19B is added as follows:

49-19B. Permit exemption for the Purple Line.

(a)     The State of Maryland, including its agencies and divisions, is exempt from any permitting requirement in Chapters 8 (“Buildings”), 17 (“Electricity”), 22 (“Fire Safety Code”), and 49 (“Streets and Roads”) for the construction of:

(1)     any portion of the Purple Line that is located within the public right-of-way under a valid franchise agreement approved by the County Council under Section 49-21; and

(2)     any structure related to the Purple Line owned by the State of Maryland or its agencies or divisions, including any hiker/biker trail that will be owned or maintained by the County.

(b)     However, the State of Maryland, and its agencies, divisions, and contractors, must obtain any permit required under Chapter 8, 17, 22, and 49 for the construction or alteration of any structure owned by the County, except the hiker/biker trail, or by a private person or entity.