Bill No.
45-14
Ownership
Concerning: Common
Communities - Governing Body -
Training
Revised: February
3. 2015
Draft No.
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Introduced:
September
23. 2014
Enacted:
February
3. 2015
Executive:
February
11. 2015
Effective:
January
1. 2016
Sunset Date:
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2015
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Vice President Leventhal
AN ACT
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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 I OB, Common Ownership Communities
Sections I OB-6 and I OB-17
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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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.
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The Commission must:
(a)
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
all
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 of!! board member for members
of the governing body .of!! 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
members
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other organiz.ations.
lOB-17. Voting proceduresi training.
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A member of the governing body of!! common ownership community
must successfully complete the educational curriculum developed
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the Commission or !! similar educational curriculum administered
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another organization that is approved
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the Commission within 90
days
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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]]
retain
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of the certificate of completion for inspection
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the
members 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 ad<lress of each roember of the board;
the date each member completed the required training:
the number ofvacapcies on the board: and
the length of time each vacancy existed.
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A failure
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satisfy the training requirement in subsection (h) does not:
remove the member from the governing body: or
invali<late a vote made by the member.
The Commission may exercise its authority under Section 10B-19Ca) to
ensure compliance with
the
training required
by
Subsection (h).
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A bearing panel or a hearing examiner may consider a boar<l member's
failure
to
complete the training required
by
Subsection (h). if releyant
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in deciding a dispute under Section 1OB-13.
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 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 takes]) The amenclments made
in
Section 1
of this Act take effect on
January
1, 2016
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are not effective
20191].
Approved·
after
January
1.
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George Leventhal,
President,
County Council
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Date
Approved·
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This is
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co"ect copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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