Expedited Bill No.
43-10
Concerning: Administration - Legislative
Branch - County Council - Fiscal
Impact Statements
Revised: September 29, 2010 Draft No ...§..
Introduced:
July 27.2010
Enacted:
October 5, 2010
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Knapp, Council President Floreen, Council Vice President Ervin, and
Councilmembers Andrews, Trachtenberg, EIrich, Leventhal, Navarro, and Berliner
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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require the Executive to submit a statement to the Council describing the fiscal
impact of a bill before Council action; and
generally amend the law governing the consideration of bills by the Council.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2, Administration
Article IV, Legislative Branch
Section 2-81 A
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 2-81A is added as follows:
2-81A. Fiscal Impact Statements.
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Definitions.
In this Section, the following words and phrases have the
following meanings:
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means the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Fiscal impact
means an estimate of changes in future County revenue
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Fiscal impact statements.
The Director must submit
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statement to the
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Council describing the fiscal impact, if any, of each bill under
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the Council. The Director must submit
statement for each bill.
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A fiscal impact statement should be submitted to
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no later than
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the Council President at the request of the County
Executive; and
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no more than 21 days after
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If the Director is unable to submit the statement within the time required
by paragraph (2), the Director must notify the Council President in
writing of the delay. the reason for the delay, and the revised delivery
date. If the <=ouncil President finds that the revised delivery date is
unreasonable. the Council President may set a different deljym
deadline.
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Content gffiscal impact statement.
Each fiscal impact statement must
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the sources of infonnation, assumptions, and methodologies
used;
an estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures
regardless of whether the revenues or expenditures are assumed
in !! recommended or approved budget;
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revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next
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fiscal years;
an actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for
each bill that would affect retiree pension or group insurance
costs;
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later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures if
the bill authorizes future spending;
an estimate ofthe staff time needed to implement the bill;
an explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities
would affect other duties;
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an estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed;
!! description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost
estimates;
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ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to
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if!! bill is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
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Compliance.
Council action on !! bill that is otherwise valid is not
invalid because of any failure to follow the requirements of this Section.
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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.
becomes law.
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This Act takes effect on the date on which it
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Nancy Floreen, Presi ent, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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