Bill No.
28-13
Concerning:
Elected
Officials
Compensation
Revised:
10/15/2013
Draft No.
5
Introduced:
October 1,2013
Enacted:
October 22, 2013
Executive:
Returned unsigned
Effective:
February 4, 2014
Sunset Date:
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President on behalf ofthe Committee to Study the Compensation of the County
Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and State's Attorney
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
modify the compensation ofthe County Executive and County Council;
clarifY the Code provisions governing annual adjustments to the compensation of the
County Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and State's Attorney; and
generally amend the law relating to compensation of elected officials.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter lA, Structure of County Government
Section lA-106
Chapter 2, Administration
Sections 2-7 and
2-123A
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Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 28-13
1
Sec.
1.
Sections
lA-106, 2-7,
and
2-123A
are amended as follows:
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3
4
5
lA-106.
Salaries of the County Executive and Councilmembers.
(
a)
Salary ofCounty Executive.
Except as provided in subsection (c), the
County Executive must receive an annual salary of $190,000 beginning
on December
.L.
2014 [:
(1)
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$175,000 beginning on December 7,2009; and
$180,250 beginning on December 3,2012].
(2)
(b)
Salary ofCouncilmembers.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subsection (c), a
Councilmember must receive an annual salary
of~
[[$125,000
beginning on December
.L.
2014]] [:
(A) $94,595 beginning on December 6, 2009;
(B) $99,325 beginning on December 5,2011; and
(C)
CA)
(ID
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12
13
14
$104,291 beginning on December 3,2012]
$113,310 beginning on December 1, 2014:
$120,675 beginning on December 7, 2015:
$128,519 beginning on December 5. 2016: and
$136.258 beginning on December 4,2017.
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(2)
The Council President must receive an additional amount equal
to 10% ofthe salary of other Councilmembers.
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22
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(c)
Annual adjustments.
(1)
Beginning on [December 2, 2013] [[December
L
2015]]
December 3, 2018, the salaries of the Councilmembers must be
[increased] adjusted annually on the first Monday in December
by the annual average percentage increase, if any, in the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the
Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, or any successor
index-,- for the 12 months preceding September 1 of that year.
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(2)
Beginning on [December 2, 2013] December
L.
2015, the salary
of the County Executive must be [increased] adjusted annually
on the first Monday in December by the annual average
percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers for the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan
Area, or any successor index, for the 12 months preceding
September 1 of that year.
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vehicle.
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2-7. Location of Sheriffs office; compensation of Sheriff; required use of
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(b)
Salary.
(1)
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Except as provided in paragraph (2), beginning on December 6,
2010, the Sheriff must receive an annual salary of$154,000.
(2)
Beginning on December 2, 2013, the Sheriff's salary must be
[increased] adjusted annually on the first Monday in December
by the annual average percentage increase, if any, in the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the
Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, or any successor
index, for the 12 months preceding September 1 of that year.
*
(a)
*
*
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2-123A. Compensation of the State's Attorney.
Except as provided in subsection (b), beginning on January 3, 2011,
the State's Attorney must receive an annual salary of $199,000.
(b)
Beginning on January 6, 2014, the salary of the State's Attorney must
be adjusted annually on the first Monday in January by the annual
average percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for
All Urban Consumers for the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan
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Area, or any successor index, for the 12 months preceding September
1 of that year.
Sec. 2. Transition.
The County Executive and each Councilmember must receive the salaries
authorized by Section 1A-106 before being amended by this Act until those salaries
are increased under Section 1A-106, as amended by Section 1 of this Act.
Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County
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Date
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
lsiah Leggett
County Executive
November 4,2013
TO:
Nancy Navarro, President
County Council
l,iab Leggett
County Executive
FROM:
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SUBJECT:
Bill 28-13, Elected Officials - Compensation
On October 22, 2013, Council enacted Bill 28-13, Elected Official ­
Compensation and delivered the bill to me for signature,
I appreciate very much how hard the County Council works to serve our County
and I have the utmost respect for all of you. However, given the times we live in, the pay
increases authorized in Bill 28-13 are too high in my opinion. As I infonned the Committee to
Study Compensation for Elected Officials when I met with them on July 7,2013, I believe that
change in compensation for the County Executive and County Council should be limited to a
cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
I note that the compensation bill that I signed in 2009 increased County Executive
pay by 7.5 percent over four years (an average ofless than 2 percent per year) and
Councilmember pay by 11.4 percent over four years (an average
0[2.8
percent per year). The
projected increase over four years in Bill 28-13 is nearly twice that level for the County
Executive and considerably more than twice as much for Councilmembers, respectively.
Because of these reasons, and the fact that a veto would only be symbolic in light
of the 8-1 vote by Council to support the bill, I am returning the bill unsigned.
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Bill No.
28-13
Concerning:
Elected
Officials
Compensation
Revised:
10/15/2013
Draft No.
5
Introduced:
October 1,2013
Enacted:
October 22, 2013
Executive:
Returned unsigned
Effective:
February 4, 2014
Sunset Date:
--.!..!.N~on.!.!:e~
_ _ _ _ __
Ch,
~,
Laws of Mont. Co.
--=~'--
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President on behalf ofthe Committee to Study the Compensation of the County
Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and State's Attorney
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
modify the compensation ofthe County Executive and County Council;
clarifY the Code provisions governing annual adjustments to the compensation of the
County Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and State's Attorney; and
generally amend the law relating to compensation of elected officials.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter lA, Structure of County Government
Section lA-106
Chapter 2, Administration
Sections 2-7 and
2-123A
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 28-13
1
Sec.
1.
Sections
lA-106, 2-7,
and
2-123A
are amended as follows:
2
3
4
5
lA-106.
Salaries of the County Executive and Councilmembers.
(
a)
Salary ofCounty Executive.
Except as provided in subsection (c), the
County Executive must receive an annual salary of $190,000 beginning
on December
.L.
2014 [:
(1)
6
7
8
9
10
$175,000 beginning on December 7,2009; and
$180,250 beginning on December 3,2012].
(2)
(b)
Salary ofCouncilmembers.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subsection (c), a
Councilmember must receive an annual salary
of~
[[$125,000
beginning on December
.L.
2014]] [:
(A) $94,595 beginning on December 6, 2009;
(B) $99,325 beginning on December 5,2011; and
(C)
CA)
(ID
11
12
13
14
$104,291 beginning on December 3,2012]
$113,310 beginning on December 1, 2014:
$120,675 beginning on December 7, 2015:
$128,519 beginning on December 5. 2016: and
$136.258 beginning on December 4,2017.
15
16
17
18
19
20
(Q
Lm
(2)
The Council President must receive an additional amount equal
to 10% ofthe salary of other Councilmembers.
21
22
23
(c)
Annual adjustments.
(1)
Beginning on [December 2, 2013] [[December
L
2015]]
December 3, 2018, the salaries of the Councilmembers must be
[increased] adjusted annually on the first Monday in December
by the annual average percentage increase, if any, in the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the
Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, or any successor
index-,- for the 12 months preceding September 1 of that year.
-2­
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25
26
27
28
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(2)
Beginning on [December 2, 2013] December
L.
2015, the salary
of the County Executive must be [increased] adjusted annually
on the first Monday in December by the annual average
percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers for the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan
Area, or any successor index, for the 12 months preceding
September 1 of that year.
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
*
vehicle.
*
*
2-7. Location of Sheriffs office; compensation of Sheriff; required use of
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
*
(b)
Salary.
(1)
*
*
Except as provided in paragraph (2), beginning on December 6,
2010, the Sheriff must receive an annual salary of$154,000.
(2)
Beginning on December 2, 2013, the Sheriff's salary must be
[increased] adjusted annually on the first Monday in December
by the annual average percentage increase, if any, in the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the
Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, or any successor
index, for the 12 months preceding September 1 of that year.
*
(a)
*
*
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
2-123A. Compensation of the State's Attorney.
Except as provided in subsection (b), beginning on January 3, 2011,
the State's Attorney must receive an annual salary of $199,000.
(b)
Beginning on January 6, 2014, the salary of the State's Attorney must
be adjusted annually on the first Monday in January by the annual
average percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for
All Urban Consumers for the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan
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No. 28-13
57
58
59
60
61
62
Area, or any successor index, for the 12 months preceding September
1 of that year.
Sec. 2. Transition.
The County Executive and each Councilmember must receive the salaries
authorized by Section 1A-106 before being amended by this Act until those salaries
are increased under Section 1A-106, as amended by Section 1 of this Act.
Approved:
63
64
Nm:(tJ~Cil
Approved:
~.~
(0/2.3
U.3
Date
65
66
Isiah Leggett, County
EX~
.
Date
67
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
68
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
-4­
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
lsiah Leggett
County Executive
November 4,2013
TO:
Nancy Navarro, President
County Council
l,iab Leggett
County Executive
FROM:
~~
'W-r-­
(
--­
SUBJECT:
Bill 28-13, Elected Officials - Compensation
On October 22, 2013, Council enacted Bill 28-13, Elected Official ­
Compensation and delivered the bill to me for signature,
I appreciate very much how hard the County Council works to serve our County
and I have the utmost respect for all of you. However, given the times we live in, the pay
increases authorized in Bill 28-13 are too high in my opinion. As I infonned the Committee to
Study Compensation for Elected Officials when I met with them on July 7,2013, I believe that
change in compensation for the County Executive and County Council should be limited to a
cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
I note that the compensation bill that I signed in 2009 increased County Executive
pay by 7.5 percent over four years (an average ofless than 2 percent per year) and
Councilmember pay by 11.4 percent over four years (an average
0[2.8
percent per year). The
projected increase over four years in Bill 28-13 is nearly twice that level for the County
Executive and considerably more than twice as much for Councilmembers, respectively.
Because of these reasons, and the fact that a veto would only be symbolic in light
of the 8-1 vote by Council to support the bill, I am returning the bill unsigned.
montgomerycountymd.gov/311
240-773-3556 TTY