Agenda Item 6
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 40-15, Economic Development
Workforce Development - Amendments
Economic Development Committee recommendation:
did not meet to discuss Bill 40-15 after its introduction.
Expedited Bill 40-15, Economic Development - Workforce Development - Amendments,
sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President on behalf of the County Executive, was introduced
on September 29, 2015. Action is tentatively scheduled immediately following the hearing.
Bill 25-15, Economic Development Reorganization - Montgomery County Economic
Development Corporation, signed into law on July 7, will abolish the Department of Economic
Development and authorize the Council to designate a non-profit corporation to serve as the
County's lead economic development organization. However, the designated economic
development organization will not assume the workforce development programs operating out of
the Department of Economic Development. Bill 40-15 would authorize the Council to designate
a separate non-profit corporation as the County's workforce development organization and assign
certain duties to that workforce development organization. The Executive explained his goals for
the Bill in his transmittal memorandum at ©17.
Assistant CAO Thomas Street briefed the Planning, Housing,
(PHED) Committee on the Executive's plan for workforce development on July 27,2015.
Committee agreed with the plan in concept and the 1)eed for legislation authorizing the Council to
designate a non-profit corporation to implement workforce development policies. The PRED
Committee did not meet to discuss Bill 40-15 after it was introduced, but the Bill is consistent with
the Executive's plan for workforce development discussed with the Committee on July 27.
packet for the July 27 PHED meeting can be found at:
http://www.montgo merycou ntym d. gov
cou ncil/Reso urees/Files/agenda/cm/2015/1507 27/2015072 7 PHE 03. pdf