AGENDA ITEM #4B
May 6, 2014
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
May 2,2014
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attome~JUQ
Accessibility Features
Introduction:
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit
- Eligible Features
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features - Eligible Features,
sponsored by Council Vice President Leventhal, is scheduled to be introduced on May 6. A
public hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 24-14 would change the accessibility features eligible for a property tax 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.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 24-14
Legislative Request Report
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Expedited Bill No.
24-14
Conceming: Property Tax Credit ­
Accessibility Features - Eligible
Features
Draft No. 1
Revised:
4/2112014
Introduced:
May 6, 2014
Expires:
November 6, 2015
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Executive: _ _
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Effective:
July 1, 2014
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council Vice President Leventhal
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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change the accessibility features eligible for a property tax credit for installing
accessibility features on a single-family home; and
(2)
generally amend County law regarding property tax credits.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 52, Taxation
Section 52-18T
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act;
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 24-14
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Section 52-1ST is amended as follows:
52-1ST. Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features:
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Definitions.
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this Section, the following terms have the meaning
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Feature
means a permanent modification to a residence that results in:
an exterior doorway that provides a [36] 32-inch wide or wider
clear opening, but only if accompanied by exterior lighting that
is either controlled from inside the residence, automatically
controlled, or continuously on;
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Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on July 1,2014.
Approved:
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Craig
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Rice, 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 ofthe Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 24-14
Property Tax Credit
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Accessibility Features-Eligible Features
DESCRIPTION:
Expedited Bi1l24-14 would amend the definition of feature to ensure
that the opening for an exterior doorway is 32 inches rather than 36
inches.
Industry representatives have indicated that the opening' of the
exterior door is intended to have the 32-inch clear opening. If the 36­
inch or wider clear opening is required it would require a much larger
door that may not be readily available.
To revise the accessibility features eligible for the property tax credit.
Departments of Permitting Services and Finance.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7815
Property tax credit are available throughout the County
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
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