Agenda Item 17.1
July 27, 2010
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
TO:
County Council
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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Introduction:
Expedited Bill 46-10, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Regulations - Utility Trailers
Expedited Bill 46-10, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Parking Regulations - Utility
Trailers, sponsored by Councilmember Knapp, is scheduled to be introduced on July 27,2010.
A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for September 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 27-08, enacted by the Council on January 27, 2009, restricted parking recreational
vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles on a public roadway in residential areas. Since the
enactment of this law, the Police Department reports that some business owners of utility trailers
have unhooked the utility trailer from the truck in order to park the trailer in residential areas
overnight without violating the new restrictions on recreational vehicles and heavy commercial
vehicles.
Bill 46-10 would prohibit parking a utility trailer on any public roadway except:
(1)
for up to 18 hours while actively engaged in loading or unloading passengers,
merchandise or materials, or
(2) for up to 48 hours if the vehicle is involuntarily parked because of mechanical
failure or other emergency.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 46-10
Legislative Request Report
Circle #
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Expedited Bill No.
46-10
Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic ­
Parking Regulations - Utility Trailers
Revised: July 20, 2010 Draft No. _2_
Introduced:
July 27.2010
Expires:
January 27.2012
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Knapp
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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prohibit the parking of certain utility trailers in certain areas; and
(2)
generally amend the law regarding vehicle parking.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Sections 31-1 and 3 1-14
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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ExPEDITED BILL
No. 46-10
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Sections 31-1 and 31-14 are amended as follows:
33-1. Definitions.
F or the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have
the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this article:
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utility trailer includes a:
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freight trailer;
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travel trailer;
flatbed trailer; and
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Parking of heavy commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, utility
trailers, or buses.
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A person must not park any recreational vehicle or utility trailer on any
public roadway except:
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(1)
for up to 18 hours while actively engaged in loading or unloading
passengers, merchandise or materials, or
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for up to 48 hours ifthe vehicle is involuntarily parked because of
mechanical failure or other emergency.
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 46-10
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Sec. 2.
Expedited Effective Date.
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The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect
on
the date
on
which it
becomes law.
Approved:
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Nancy Floreen, President, County Council
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 46-10
Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Parking Regulations
Utility Trailers
DESCRIPTION:
The Bill would prohibit parking a utility trailer on any public
roadway except:
(1)
for up to 18 hours while actively engaged in loading or
unloading passengers, merchandise or materials, or
(2)
for up to 48 hours if the vehicle is involuntarily parked
because of mechanical failure or other emergency.
PROBLEM:
Bill 27-08, enacted by the Council on January 27, 2009, restricted
parking recreational vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles on a
public roadway in residential areas. Since the enactment of this law,
the Police Department reports that some business owners of utility
trailers have unhooked the utility trailer from the truck in order to
park the trailer in residential areas overnight without violating the
new restrictions on recreational vehicles and heavy commercial
vehicles.
To prevent the routine overnight parking of utility trailers on public
roadways when not in use.
Police
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
To be researched.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIP ALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Class B Violation - Fine established by regulation not to exceed
$200.
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