Agenda Item 11
October 21,2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
October 17,2014
TO:
FROM:
COWlty COWlcil
Robert H. Dnunmer, Senior Legislative
Attomey~
Public Hearing:
Bill 45-14, Common Ownership CommWlities - Governing
SUBJECT:
Body - Training
Bill 45-14, Common Ownership CommWlities - Governing Body - Training, sponsored
by COWlcil Vice President Leventhal, was introduced on September 23, 2014. A Planning,
Housing and Economic Development Committee worksession will be scheduled at a later date.
Bill 45-14 would require the Commission on Common Ownership Communities to
develop an educational curriculum to train a member of the governing body of a common
ownership community on the responsibilities of directors.
It
would also require a member of the
governing body of a common ownership commWlity to complete this training or similar training
approved by the CCOC within 90 days of their election or appointment.
Individuals are often appointed or elected to the governing body of a common ownership
community without receiving appropriate training on the responsibilities of this volWlteer
position. Although it is important to avoid discouraging individuals from volWlteering to serve
their commWlity, it is equally important to ensure that those individuals who volWlteer to serve
are prepared to carry out their responsibilities as a board member.
This
packet contains:
Bil145-14
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
45-14
Conceming: Common
Ownership
Communities - Governing Bodv ­
Training
Revised: September 12, 2014 Draft No.
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Introduced:
September 23, 2014
Expires:
March 23, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
ChI _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Vice President Leventhal
AN
ACT to:
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(2)
(3)
require the Commission on Common Ownership Communities
to
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 to
complete certain training; and
generally amend the laws governing common ownership communities.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter lOB, Common Ownership Communities
Sections 10B-6 and IOB-17
Boldface
Undertining
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Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law
by
original
bill.
Deletedfrom existing law
by
original
hill.
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. 45-14
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Sec.l. Sections lOB-6 and lOBl7 are amended as follows:
lOB-6. Duties
of the
Commission on Common Ownership Communities.
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The Commission must:
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a)
adopt rules and procedures as necessary to carry out the purposes of this
Chapter;
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(b) keep a record of
its
activities and minutes of all meetings, which must
be kept on file and open to the public at reasonable business hours upon
request;
(c)
cooperate with the County Executive and all government agenCIes
concerned with matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission;
(d) 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]
(e)
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
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for members
of the governing body of
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common ownership community by:
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developing an educational curriculum for new members; and
approving an alternative educational curriculum for new
members administered
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other organizations.
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lOB-l7. Voting procedures,i trainine.
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A member of the governing body of
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common ownership community
must successfully complete the educational curriculum developed
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the Commission or
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BILL No. 45-14
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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
to the Commission; and
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retain
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ofthe certificate of completion for inspection
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the
members of the association for the duration of the governing
body member's service.
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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
in
Section 1 within 90 days after this law takes
effect.
Sec. 3.
Effective date.
This Act takes effect on January 1,2016.
Approved:
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Craig
L.
Rice~ President~
County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 45-14
Common Ownership Communities
-
Governing Body
-
Training
DESCRIPTION:
Bill 45-14 would require the Commission on Common Ownership
Communities to develop an educational curriculum to train a member
of the governing body of a common ownership community on the
responsibilities of directors.
It
would also require a member of the
governing body of a common ownership community to complete this
training or similar training approved by the CCOC within 90 days of
their election or appointment.
Individuals are often appointed or elected to the governing body of a
common ownership community without receiving appropriate
training on the responsibilities of this volunteer position.
Provide appropriate training for members of governing boards.
Consumer Protection, CCOC
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not Applicable.
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