Agenda Item 4
January 17, 2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
January l3, 2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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Introduction:
Bill 1-12, Personnel- Special Days of Commemoration ­
Amendments
Bill 1-12, Personnel - Special Days of Commemoration - Amendments, sponsored by
Councilmembers Ervin and Floreen, Vice President Navarro, and Councilmembers Riemer and
Andrews, is scheduled to be introduced on January 17, 2012. A public hearing is tentatively
scheduled for February 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage of County residents is very diverse. The
County benefits economically, intellectually, culturally, and socially from the richness and
strength of its diversity and seeks to promote an inclusive community for all residents. The
Council enacted Bill 1-06 on March 28, 2006 to designate certain days of commemoration in
order to recognize this diversity. The ability of County employees to provide high quality
customer service is enhanced when County employees know that certain days have special
religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the daily activities of a significant number
of County residents.
Bill 1-12 would add Korean American Day as an additional day of commemoration.
Korean Americans make up approximately 3% of the County's population. Korean American
Day is celebrated on January 13 to commemorate the first group of immigrants to the US from
Korea who arrived on Jan. 13, 1903. Since 1903, Korean Americans have made significant
contributions to Montgomery County and the United States in many different areas.
In addition to the days of commemoration designated in law by Bill 1-06, Code §33­
4B(b)(2) authorizes the Chief Administrative Officer to designate additional days of
commemoration that have "special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that may affect the daily
activities of a significant portion of the County's total population." Although the CAO has
already designated Korean American Day as a day of commemoration under this authority, Bill
1-12 would codify this decision.
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This packet contains:
Bill 1-12
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
1-12
Concerning: Personnel - Special Days
of Commemoration - Amendments
Revised: January 13,2012 Draft No. _2_
Introduced:
January 17, 2012
Expires:
July 17, 2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Ch.
Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Ervin and Floreen, Vice President Navarro, and Councilmembers Riemer and
Andrews
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
designate certain additional days of commemoration; and
generally amend the law relating to County employees and the religious, ethnic, and
cultural heritage of County residents.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Section 33-4B, Days of Commemoration
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deleted from existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffocted by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 1-12
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Sec. 1. Section 33-4B is amended as follows:
Sec. 33-4B. Days of commemoration.
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(a)
Legislative findings.
(1)
The religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage of County residents is
very diverse.
(2)
The County benefits economically, intellectually, culturally, and
socially from the richness and strength of its diversity and seeks
to promote an inclusive community for all residents.
(3)
The County's respect for the diversity of its own workforce is
reflected in the County's rules governing leave and alternate
work schedules for religious observance.
(4)
The ability of County employees to meet the needs of County
residents and provide high quality customer service is enhanced
when County employees know that certain days have special
religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the daily
activities of a significant number of County residents.
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(b)
Days of commemoration.
(1)
Each of the following calendar days
commemoration:
(A) Eid UI-Adha;
(B)
Asian Lunar New Year;
IS
designated a day of
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(C) Martin Luther King Day;
(D) Ash Wednesday;
(E) Purim;
(F) Passover;
(G) Holy Thursday;
(H)
Good Friday;
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BILL No. 1-12
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Approved:
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)
(M)
Easter;
Orthodox Holy Thursday;
Orthodox Good Friday;
Orthodox Easter;
Ascension Thursday;
Shavuot;
Feast of the Assumption;
Juneteenth;
Rosh Hashanah;
Yom Kippur;
Succoth;
Shmini Atzeret;
Simchas Torah;
Eid UI-Fitr;
Diwali;
Feast of All Saints;
Feast of the Immaculate Conception;
Christmas; [and]
Kwanza~
(N)
(0)
(P)
(Q)
(R)
(S)
(T)
(U)
(V)
(W)
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
(AA)
and
(BB)
Korean American Day.
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Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 1-12
Personnel- Special Days o/Commemoration
-
Amendments
DESCRIPTION:
This bill would add Korean American Day as an additional day of
commemoration to the list of calendar days already designated that
have special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning.
Korean Americans make up approximately 3% of the County's
population. Korean American Day is celebrated on January 13 to
commemorate the first group of immigrants to the US from Korea
who arrived on Jan. 13, 1903. Since 1903, Korean Americans have
made significant contributions to Montgomery County and the
United States in many different areas.
The ability of County employees to provide high quality customer
service is enhanced when County employees know that certain days
have special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the
daily activities of a significant number of County residents. The
addition of Korean American Day will enhance the awareness of the
contributions made by Korean Americans.
Chief Administrative Officer, Human Resources
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert
H.
Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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Agenda Item 4
January 17, 2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
January l3, 2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
~
Introduction:
Bill 1-12, Personnel- Special Days of Commemoration ­
Amendments
Bill 1-12, Personnel - Special Days of Commemoration - Amendments, sponsored by
Councilmembers Ervin and Floreen, Vice President Navarro, and Councilmembers Riemer and
Andrews, is scheduled to be introduced on January 17, 2012. A public hearing is tentatively
scheduled for February 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage of County residents is very diverse. The
County benefits economically, intellectually, culturally, and socially from the richness and
strength of its diversity and seeks to promote an inclusive community for all residents. The
Council enacted Bill 1-06 on March 28, 2006 to designate certain days of commemoration in
order to recognize this diversity. The ability of County employees to provide high quality
customer service is enhanced when County employees know that certain days have special
religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the daily activities of a significant number
of County residents.
Bill 1-12 would add Korean American Day as an additional day of commemoration.
Korean Americans make up approximately 3% of the County's population. Korean American
Day is celebrated on January 13 to commemorate the first group of immigrants to the US from
Korea who arrived on Jan. 13, 1903. Since 1903, Korean Americans have made significant
contributions to Montgomery County and the United States in many different areas.
In addition to the days of commemoration designated in law by Bill 1-06, Code §33­
4B(b)(2) authorizes the Chief Administrative Officer to designate additional days of
commemoration that have "special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that may affect the daily
activities of a significant portion of the County's total population." Although the CAO has
already designated Korean American Day as a day of commemoration under this authority, Bill
1-12 would codify this decision.
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
This packet contains:
Bill 1-12
Legislative Request Report
F:\LA w\BILLS\120 1 Days Of Commemoration - Korean American Day\Intro Memo.Doc
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4
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Bill No.
1-12
Concerning: Personnel - Special Days
of Commemoration - Amendments
Revised: January 13,2012 Draft No. _2_
Introduced:
January 17, 2012
Expires:
July 17, 2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Ch.
Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Ervin and Floreen, Vice President Navarro, and Councilmembers Riemer and
Andrews
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
designate certain additional days of commemoration; and
generally amend the law relating to County employees and the religious, ethnic, and
cultural heritage of County residents.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Section 33-4B, Days of Commemoration
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deleted from existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffocted by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 1-12
1
Sec. 1. Section 33-4B is amended as follows:
Sec. 33-4B. Days of commemoration.
2
3
(a)
Legislative findings.
(1)
The religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage of County residents is
very diverse.
(2)
The County benefits economically, intellectually, culturally, and
socially from the richness and strength of its diversity and seeks
to promote an inclusive community for all residents.
(3)
The County's respect for the diversity of its own workforce is
reflected in the County's rules governing leave and alternate
work schedules for religious observance.
(4)
The ability of County employees to meet the needs of County
residents and provide high quality customer service is enhanced
when County employees know that certain days have special
religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the daily
activities of a significant number of County residents.
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
(b)
Days of commemoration.
(1)
Each of the following calendar days
commemoration:
(A) Eid UI-Adha;
(B)
Asian Lunar New Year;
IS
designated a day of
20
21
22
(C) Martin Luther King Day;
(D) Ash Wednesday;
(E) Purim;
(F) Passover;
(G) Holy Thursday;
(H)
Good Friday;
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BILL No. 1-12
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29
30
31
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34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
Approved:
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)
(M)
Easter;
Orthodox Holy Thursday;
Orthodox Good Friday;
Orthodox Easter;
Ascension Thursday;
Shavuot;
Feast of the Assumption;
Juneteenth;
Rosh Hashanah;
Yom Kippur;
Succoth;
Shmini Atzeret;
Simchas Torah;
Eid UI-Fitr;
Diwali;
Feast of All Saints;
Feast of the Immaculate Conception;
Christmas; [and]
Kwanza~
(N)
(0)
(P)
(Q)
(R)
(S)
(T)
(U)
(V)
(W)
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
(AA)
and
(BB)
Korean American Day.
*
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*
50
Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
8'''''''''''''"201
d"", of oomme_tion -
ko<oon
ome'''''"
doylb" 2 doe
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 1-12
Personnel- Special Days o/Commemoration
-
Amendments
DESCRIPTION:
This bill would add Korean American Day as an additional day of
commemoration to the list of calendar days already designated that
have special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning.
Korean Americans make up approximately 3% of the County's
population. Korean American Day is celebrated on January 13 to
commemorate the first group of immigrants to the US from Korea
who arrived on Jan. 13, 1903. Since 1903, Korean Americans have
made significant contributions to Montgomery County and the
United States in many different areas.
The ability of County employees to provide high quality customer
service is enhanced when County employees know that certain days
have special religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the
daily activities of a significant number of County residents. The
addition of Korean American Day will enhance the awareness of the
contributions made by Korean Americans.
Chief Administrative Officer, Human Resources
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert
H.
Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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