Agenda Item #6.1
October 26, 2010
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
October 22, 2010
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Analys~Q
Introduction:
Bill 52-10, Commission on Veterans Affairs - Membership
Bill 52-10, Commission on Veterans Affairs - Membership, sponsored by the Council President
at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on October 26, 2010. A
public hearing is tentatively scheduled for November
23
at
1:30
p.m.
Bill 52-10 would alter the membership of the Commission on Veterans Affairs by adding the
President of Montgomery College to the Commission.
This packet contains:
Bill 52-10
Legislative Request Report
Executive transmittal memorandum
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Bill No.
52-10
Concerning: Commission on Veterans
Affairs - Membership
Revised:
10/21/2010
Draft No. 1
Introduced:
October 26, 2010
Expires:
April 26, 2010
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the request of the County Executive
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
alter the membership ofthe Commission on Veterans Affairs; and
generally amend the law relating to the Commission.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Section 24-61
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 52-10
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Sec. 1. Section 24-61 is amended as follows:
24-61. Commission on Veterans Affairs.
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Composition; Term.
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The Commission has [15] 16 voting members.
The Executive should appoint 8 members who are veterans and
may be a member of a veterans group, such as:
(A) Vietnam Veterans of America;
(B)
American Veterans (AMVETS);
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(C) Disabled American Veterans;
(D) Veterans of Foreign Wars;
(E) Women Veterans of America;
(F) American Legion; or
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Military Order of the Purple Heart.
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(3) The Executive must appoint 4 members to represent the general
public.
(4)
The Executive must designate the following ex officio members:
(A) the Director of the Department of Health and Human
Services, or the Director's designee;
(B) the Director of the Department of Economic Development,
or the Director's designee; [and]
(C) the County Executive or the Executive' s
designee~
and
(D) the President of Montgomery College or the President's
designee.
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The Executive must invite a representative of the County's
Congressional delegation who is either a member of the
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BILL
No.
52-10
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Approved:
delegation or an individual designated to represent the delegation
to be a non-voting member of the Commission.
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The term of each member is 3 years.
The Executive must designate a chair and a vice-chair from
among the Commission's members.
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After an appointment to fill a vacancy before a term expires, the
successor serves the rest of the unexpired term.
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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 o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 52-10, Commission on Veterans Affairs - Membership
DESCRIPTION:
This legislation adds a representative from Montgomery College to serve
as a member on the Commission of Veterans Affairs.
The Commission would benefit from the expertise of College staff
working with veterans who are transition to higher education. The
Executive currently lacks the authority to appoint such a representative.
To assist the Commission in its duty to promote the rights and
opportunities for veterans and to advise the Executive and the Council on
the status of programs and services related to the needs of veterans.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
FISCAL IMPACT:
To be requested.
ECONOMIC:
IMPACT
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
To be requested.
To be requested.
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Betsy Tolbert Luecking, Disability Policy Specialist, 240-777-1256
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
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PENALTIES:
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 208S0
MEMORANDUM
October 22,2010
TO:
FROM:
Nancy Floreen, President,
COun~Q~lDci1
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
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SUBJECT:
Bill
to add a representative from Montgomery College to serve
as
a
member of the Commission on Veterans Affairs
I
am attaching for the Council's consideration a
Bill
to
add a
representative from Montgomery College as a member to the Commission on Veterans
Affairs. The bill would increase the total membership of the Commission to
17
members.
Currently there are
15
voting members and one non-voting member.
Adding a representative from Montgomery College would bring expertise
on veterans' issues relating to higher education, which would improve the Commission's
ability to carry
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its responsibilities which include: (1) assembling, analyzing, and
disseminating information and educational materials relating
to
activities and programs
that will assist in meeting the needs ofveterans and their families; (2) conducting
educational programs to promote the rights of, and opportunities for, veterans;
(3)
advising the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services in the State
and county relating to the needs of veterans
and
their families; and
(4)
assisting in
planning appropriate public acknowledgement ofthe contributions made by veterans.
Thank
you for your consideration of this proposed bill.
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