AGENDA ITEM 4
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 7-10, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Speed
Expedited Bill 7-10, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Speed-monitoring systems, sponsored
by the Council President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on
March 2,2010. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 7-10 would permit the County Executive, by Executive Order, to authorize the Police
Department to deploy new fixed and mobile speed monitoring systems on streets in residential
districts with a maximum posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour and in school zones.
The use of speed monitoring systems in Montgomery County was authorized by Chapter
15, Laws of Maryland 2006, codified at §2l-809 of the Transportation Article of the Maryland
Code. This law permitted Montgomery County and municipalities within the County that have
police departments to operate speed monitoring systems on a highway in a residential district
with a maximum posted speed of 35 miles per hour and in established school zones. By Chapter
500 of the Laws of Maryland 2009, the General Assembly amended §2l-809 of the
Transportation Article by prohibiting the operation of a speed monitoring system "unless its use
is authorized by the governing body of the local jurisdiction by local law enacted after
reasonable notice and a public hearing." This new law applies to any speed monitoring system
the County activates after October 1, 2009.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 5-10
Legislative Request Report
Memo from Executive
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