Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation:
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features - Eligible Features,
sponsored by Council Vice President Leventhal and Councilmembers Navarro, Riemer, and
Branson, was introduced on May 6. A public hearing was held on June 10 at which a
representative from the Executive expressed support for Bill 24-14 (©8). A Government
Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession was held on June 12.
Bill 24-14 would change the accessibility features eligible for a property
credit for installing
accessibility features on a single-family home. Specifically, Bill 24-14 would amend the
definition of feature to ensure that the opening for an exterior doorway is 32 inches rather than
36 inches. In addition to the Executive, the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry
Association urged the Council to support Bi1124-14 (©9).
(3-0): enact Bi1l24-14. As the testimony from the Executive branch
explains, this change is consistent with the U.S. Access Board's ADA Accessibility Guidelines and
will provide more realistic options to encourage builders to make this accessibility improvement
while allowing adequate clearance for wheelchairs.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 24-14
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
. County Executive
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