Expedited Bill No.
32-10
Public
Concerning: Administration
Libraries
Payments
to
Municipalities
Revised:
4/27/2010
Draft No.l
Introduced:
May 4,2010
Enacted:
May 20, 2010
Executive: _ _ _--:-:___- - - ­
Effective:
July 1, 2010
Sunset Date: June 30,2012
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Health and Human Services Committee
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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authorize the County to pay to certain municipalities that support or operate a free
public library an amount determined in the operating budget or Council resolution;
and
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generally amend the county law related to the payment ofthe County library tax to
certain municipalities.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2, Administration
Section 2-53
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL No.
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Sec. 1. Section 2-53 is amended as follows:
2-53. Annual payment of county library tax to certain municipalities.
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If the governing body of any municipality in the County which supports
or operates a free public library on December 31, 1997 does not transfer
that library into the County system, the Director of Finance must pay
annually to the governing body of that municipality for library purposes,
as soon after the beginning of each fiscal year as possible[,t
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an amount which would be realized if that portion of the general
County ad valorem tax rate on real and personal property
attributable to the appropriation for the Department of Public
Libraries for that fiscal year were levied against the assessed
value, on the preceding County date of fmality, of the real and
personal property in that
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lower amount approved in the annual operating budget or
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Council resolution.
For the purposes of this subsection, the amount of the appropriation for
the Department of Public Libraries in any fiscal year includes the
estimated amount of the payment to that municipality in that fiscal year.
The amount of payment to any municipality must not exceed in any
given fiscal year the amount of revenue derived from taxes levied by
that municipality for library purposes for the preceding fiscal year.
(b) If the governing body of a library supported by a municipality indicates
a desire to transfer all or part of the library facilities owned by
it
into the
County public library system, the Director of Public Libraries must
negotiate for that transfer as provided in this Article.
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The Council declares that this legislation
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necessary for the immediate
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 32-10
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protection of the public interest. Section 2-53, as amended by Section 1 of this Act,
takes effect on July 1, 2010.
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Sec. 3. Sunset.
The amendments inserted in Section 2-53 in Section 1 expire after June 30,
2012.
Approved:
Nancy Floreen, Pre
Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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