Agenda Item 17.2
July 27, 2010
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
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County Council
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SUBJECT:
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative
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Introduction:
Expedited Bill 47-10, Administration - Legislative Branch­
County Council- Economic Impact Statements
Expedited Bill 47-10, Administration - Legislative Branch County Council Economic
Impact Statements, sponsored by Councilmember Knapp, Council President Floreen, and
Council Vice President Ervin, is scheduled to be introduced on July 27, 2010. A public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for September 21 at 1:30 p.m.
A complete economic impact statement is an important tool for the Council to review in
making public policy decisions necessary to enact legislation. The Code does not currently
require an economic impact statement. Bill 47-10 would require the Director ofOMB to submit
an economic impact statement to the Council for each bill under consideration before Council
action. The Bill would also establish a timeline for submission and the required content for the
statement.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 47-10
Legislative Request Report
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Expedited Bill No .
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Conceming: Administration - Legislative
Branch - County Council - Economic
Impact Statements
Revised: July 22, 2010 Draft No.
Introduced:
July 27,2010
Expires:
January 27,2012
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Knapp, Council President Floreen, and Council Vice President Ervin
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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require the Executive to submit a statement to the Council describing the economic
impact of a bill before Council action; and
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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 2-81A
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL
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Sec. 1. Section 2-81A is added as follows:
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2-81A. Economic Impact Statements
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Definitions.
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this Section, the following words and phrases have the
following meanings:
Director
means the Director ofthe Office of Management and Budget.
Economic impact
means an estimate of the costs and benefits to private
organizations and individuals in the County attributable to
the law.
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Economic impact statements.
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the Council describing the economic impact, if any, of each bill under
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the Council. The Director must submit
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Time for submission.
submitted to the Council:
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economIC impact statement should be
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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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economic impact statement.
statement must include:
Each economIC impact
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the sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies
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description of any variable that could affect economic impact
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estimates;
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ExPEDITED BILL
No. 47-10
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the bill's positive or negative effect, if any, on employment,
spending, saving, investment, incomes, and property values in the
County; and
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ifg bill is likely to have no economic impact, why that is the case.
Council action on g bill that is otherwise valid is not
Compliance.
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. This Act takes effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
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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.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 47-10
Administration - Legislative Branch County Council -Economic Impact Statements
DESCRIPTION:
The Bill would require the Director of OMB to submit an economic
impact statement to the Council for each bill under consideration by
the Council. The Bill would also establish a timeline for submission
and the required content for the statement.
A complete economic impact statement is an important tool for the
Council to review in making public policy decisions necessary to
enact legislation. The Code does not currently require an economic
impact statement.
To enhance the information available to the Council when making
public policy decisions necessary to enact legislation.
OLO,OMB
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
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