Agenda Item 19
September 21, 2010
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
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County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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Public Hearing:
Expedited Bi1l47-1 0, 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, Council
Vice President Ervin, and Councilmembers Navarro and Berliner was introduced on July 27,
2010. A Management and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for
September 27 at 10:30 a.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. A Bill would not be subject to challenge solely because OMB failed to timely submit
an economic impact statement to the Council.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 47-10
Legislative Request Report
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Expedited Bill No. ; ;:. 47!. .-; ;:. 10:::..-_ _ _ __
Concerning: Administration - Legislative
Branch - County Council - Economic
Impact Statements
Revised: July 28,2010 Draft No.
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Introduced:
July 27,2010
Expires:
January 27,2012
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Knapp, Council President Floreen, Council Vice President Ervin, and
Councilmembers Navarro and Berliner
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
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
No. 47-10
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Sec.
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Section 2-81A is added as follows:
2-81A. Economic Impact Statements
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Definitions.
In this Section, the following words and phrases have the
following meanings:
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Director
means the Director ofthe Office ofManagement and Budget.
Economic impact
means an estimate of the costs and benefits to private
organizations and individuals in the County attributable to
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the law.
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Economic impact statements.
The Director must submit
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statement to
the Council describing the economic impact, if any, of each bill under
consideration by the Council.
statement for each bill.
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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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days before the public hearing on each bill
introduced by 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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bill sponsored by
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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
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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if
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bill is likely to have no economic impact, why that is the case ..
Council action on
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bill that is otherwise valid is not
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invalid because of any failure to follow the requirements of this Section.
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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.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bi1l47-10
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 time line 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:
EVAL UA TION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
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