AGENDA ITEM #11
June 10,2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
June 6, 2014
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attomey~
Public Hearing:
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit - Accessibility
Features - Eligible Features
Expedited Bill 24-14, Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features - Eligible Features,
sponsored by Council Vice President Leventhal, was introduced on May
6.
A Government
Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for June 12 at
11:00 a.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
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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24-14
Expedited Bill No.
Concerning: Property Tax Credit ­
Accessibility Features - Eligible
Features
Revised:
4/21/2014
Draft No. 1
Introduced:
May 6.2014
Expires:
November 6, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective:
July 1. 2014
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council Vice President Leventhal
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
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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by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 24-14
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Sec. 1. Section 52-18T is amended as follows:
52-18T. Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features:
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(a)
Definitions.
In this Section, the following tenus have the meaning
indicated.
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Feature
means a permanent modification to a residence that results in:
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(4) an exterior doorway that provides a
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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
L.
Rice, President, COllllty COllllCil
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, COllllty Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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M .. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 24-14
Property Tax Credit
-
Accessibility Features-Eligible Features
DESCRIPTION:
Expedited 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.
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:
EVALUATI ON:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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ROCKVILLE, MARYlAND
MEMORANDUM
May 21, 2014
TO:
Craig Rice. President, County Council
Jennifer A. Hughes, Director. Office of Management and Budg
'1:oG<..· Joseph F.
Beach,
Director,
Department
of
Finance
~.f7""
Council
Bill 24-14E,
Property
Tax
Credit-Accessil:jility
Features
FROM:
SUBJECT:
~ible
.
Please find attached the fiscal and economic impact statements for the above­
referenced legisiati.on.
JAH:fz
CC:
Bonnie
Kirkland, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa Austin, Offices of the Connty Executive
Joy Nunni, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Director, Public Information Office
Joseph
F.
Beach, Director, Department
ofFinance
Michael Coveyou,
Department
of
Finance
David Platt, Department of Finance
Robert Hagedooru, Department
of Finance
Diane Jones, Director, Department of Transportation
Dennis Hetman, Office of Management and Budget
Alex Espinosa, Office of Management and Budget
Felicia Zhang,. Otlice of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia. Offic-e of Management and Budget
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Bill 24-14E Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features - Eligible FC".ltures
1. Legislative Summary (Enter narrative
that
explains the purpose of
the
legislation).
This bill will change the accessibility feature for exterior doors from 36 inches to 32
inches.
2. An estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget. Includes
source of infonnation. assumptions, and methodologies used.
'There \\-ill
be no change in revenues or expenditures as a result ofthis bill. Inspectors
currently measure door widths. Changing the width amount is included in the work
inspectors currently
perform.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
There
will
be no impact to revenues or expenditures as a result of this bill.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures
if
the bill authorizes future
spending.
The legislation does not authori7...e future spending.
6. An estimate ofthe staff time needed to implement the bill.
There will be no additional staff time needed to implement the regulation.
7. An explanation ofhow the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other duties.
Not applicable.
8.
An
estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
No additional appropriation \¥ill be needed.
9. A description of any
yariabl~
that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
10. Ranges ofrevenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to projet..1:.
Not applicable
1L If a bill is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
There
"'ill
be no change in revenues or expenditures as a r(;''Sult·ofthis bill. Inspectors
currently measure door widths. Changing the \\ldth amount is included in the work
inspectors currently perform.
12. Other fiscal impacts or comment'S.
Not
applicable.
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13. The following contributed to and concurred
\\ith
this analysis: (Enter name and
department).
Reginald
Jetter Director, DPS
Dennis Hetman OMB
J,ennifi<
. Hughes,
Dire'
<
Office of
Management
and
Budget
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 24-14E, Property Tax Credit - Accessibility Features - Eligible Features
Background:
This legislation would change the accessibility features for a property tax credit Bill 24­
14E
amends
Sectio.n
52-1ST
of the County Code to ensure that the opening for
all
exterior doorway is
32
inches rather
than
36
inches - a difference of
4
inches.
1. The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
Not
applicable
2. A description of any variable that could atTect the economic impact estimates.
Not applicable
3. The BiU's positive or negative effect, if any on employment, spending, saving,
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
Bill 24-14E
has
no economic effect on employment, spending, saving, investment,
income..., and property
values
in the County
.
4. If a Bill is likely to have no economic impact, why
is
that the case?
The Bill has no economic impact because the e.ffect on the cost of construction
material is negligible, while there is no effect on employment for either material
suppliers or construction companies.
5. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
David
Plattt Rob
Hagedoom~
and
Mike Coveyou.
Department
of
Finance.
f-o-s-·r~
h-F-.
Bea--t--c-h.-Dire~tor
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~:ili-
Date
.
artment of Finance
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