AGENDA ITEM #lB
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Roadside Trees - Protection
Bill 41-12, Streets and Roads
Bill 41-12, Streets and Roads - Roadside Trees - Protection, sponsored by Councilmembers
Berliner and EIrich, was introduced on December 11, 2012. A Transportation, Infrastructure,
Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for January 28, 2013
at 9:30 a.m., along with Bil135-12, Trees - Tree Canopy Conservation.
Bil141-12 would require certain applicants to obtain a permit for certain roadside tree activities
as part of the existing right-of-way permit that the Department of Permitting Services issues,
would authorize the Department of Transportation to create a tree replacement fund to pay for
needed roadside trees, and would direct the County Executive to adopt regulations further
specifying roadside tree work standards.
This Bill would implement a 2009 state law (2009 Laws of Maryland Chapter 289, codified at
Maryland Code, Nat. Res. Art. §5-403(d)-(e)), which gave counties the authority to supplement
state laws governing roadside trees.
has been the subject of extensive pre-introduction
discussions with staff from relevant County Departments and other stakeholders.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement
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