Bill No.
45-14
Ownership
Concerning: Common
Communities - Governing Body -
Training
Revised: February 3. 2015 Draft No. _5_
Introduced:
September 23. 2014
Enacted:
February 3. 2015
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Vice President Leventhal
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require the Commission on Common Ownership Communities
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provide training
for a member of the governing body of a common ownership community;
require a member of the governing body of a common ownership community
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complete certain training; and
generally amend the laws governing common ownership communities.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 1OB, Common Ownership Communities
Sections IOB-6 and IOB-17
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following
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Sec.1. Sections lOB-6 and lOB-17 are amended as follows:
lOB-6.. Duties of the Commission on Common Ownership Communities.
The Commission must:
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adopt rules and procedures as necessary to carry out the purposes of this
Chapter;
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keep a record of its activities and minutes of
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meetings, which must
be kept on file and open to the public at reasonable business hours upon
request;
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cooperate with the County Executive and all government agencies
concerned with matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission;
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examine by means of public or private meetings, conferences, and
public hearings, conditions in common ownership communities which
may result in unmet community, resident, or public needs; [and]
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advise the citizens of the County, the County Council, and the County
Executive, and County, state, and federal agencies on matters involving
common ownership- communities, and recommend such programs,
procedures, or legislation as it finds necessary; and
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provide training on the responsibilities
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board member for members
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common ownership community by:
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developing an educational curriculum for new members; and
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approving an alternative educational curriculum for new
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lOB-17. Voting proceduresi training.
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common ownership community
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must successfully complete the educational curriculum developed
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another organization that is approved
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the Commission within 90
days after being elected or appointed to the governing body for the first
time. The governing body must:
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certify that each member has successfully completed this training
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the Commission; [[and]]
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of the certificate of completion for inspection
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the
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of the association for the duration of the governing
body member's service: and
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report to the Commission no later than December 31 of each year
membership data required by the Commission. including
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the name and address of each member of the board:
the date each member completed the required training:
the number of vacancies on the board: and
the length of time each vacancy existed.
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A failure to satisfy the training requirement in subsection
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remove the member from the governing body: or
invalidate a vote made by the member.
The Commission may exercise its authority under Section 1OB-19Ca) to
ensure compliance with the training required by Subsection
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A hearing panel or a hearing examiner may consider a board member's
failure to complete the training required by Subsection
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in deciding a dispute under Section lOB-13.
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Sec. 2. Transition.
Each member of the governing body of a common ownership community who
was appointed or elected before this law takes effect must successfully complete the
training requirements contained
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Section 1 within 90 days after being elected for a
new term of office that begins after this law takes effect.
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Sec. 3. Effective date.
[[This Act talces]] The amendments made in Section 1
of this Act take effect on January 1, 2016 [[and are not effective after January
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Approved:
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George Leventhal, 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 of the Council
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