Bill No.
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Concerning: Boards. Committees. and
Commissions - Advocacy
Revised: 8/25/2015
Draft No.
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Introduced:
September 15. 2015
Enacted:
May 3. 2016
Executive:
May 12. 2016
Effective:
August 11. 2016
Sunset Date: _N""'"o=n=e_ _ _ _ __
Ch.
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2016
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Leventhal and Councilmembers Berliner and Rice
AN ACT
to:
(1)
allow certain boards, committees, or commissions to advocate at the State and federal
levels ifthe advocacy is approved by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations; and
(2) generally amend County law regarding boards, committees, and commissions.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2B, Agricultural Land Preservation
Section 2B-2
Chapter 8A, Cable Communications
Section 8A-30
Chapter 1OA, Child Care
Section lOA-4
Chapter 18A, Environmental Sustainability
Section 18A-8A
Chapter 19, Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
Section 19-49
Chapter 21, Fire and Rescue Services
Section 21-2
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Sections 24-7, 24-8, 24-39, 24-40, 24-44, 24-60, and 24-60A
Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
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Sections 27-5, 27-48, 27-52A, 27-61, and 27-63
Chapter 3 lB, Noise Control
Section 3 lB-4
Chapter 48, Solid Waste (Trash)
Sections and 48-42
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-80
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Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Sections 2B-2, 8A-30, lOA-4, 18A-8A, 19-49, 21-2, 24-27, 24-28,
24-39, 24-40, 24-44, 24-60, 24-6A, 27-5, 27-48, 27-52A, 27-61, 27-63, 31B-4,
48-41, 48-42, and 49-80 are amended as follows:
2B-2. Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board.
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Advocacy.
The Board must not engage in any advocacy activity at the
State or federal levels unless that activity is approved by the Office of
Intergovernmental Relations.
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8A-30. Cable and Communications Advisory Committee.
(a)
Established.
The Cable and Communications Advisory Committee may
provide advice and recommendations to the County Executive, County
Council, and the Department of Technology Services on all
telecommunications issues, including the administration of this Chapter
and any franchise agreement or application. The Committee must not
engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal levels unless that
activity is approved by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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1OA-4. Commission on Child Care.
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved by the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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18A-8A. Advocacy.
[Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee]
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The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
19-49. Administration.
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The County Executive, subject to confirmation by the Council, must
appoint a Water Quality Advisory Group, composed of up to 3 non-
voting representatives of government agencies and 15 voting members.
The voting members should consist of up to 3 representatives each of
academic and scientific experts, environmental groups, the agricultural
community, and the business community, with the rest from the public
at large. The Group must recommend to the Executive and the Council
by March 1 each year water quality goals, objectives, policies, and
programs. Each member must be appointed for a 3-year term unless
appointed to fill the balance of an unexpired term. The Group each year
must select a chair and any other officer it finds necessary. The Group
must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal levels
unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
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21-2. Fire and Emergency Services Commission.
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
24-27. Advocacy.
[Commission on Health]
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The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
24-28. Staff support.
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[24-28] 24-29-24-33. Reserved.
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24-39. Advocacy.
[Mental Health Advisory Committee]
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
24-40. Staff support.
*
[24-40. Reserved.]
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24-44. Advocacy.
[Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council]
The Council must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal
levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
[24-44] 24-45-24-46. Reserved.
24-60. Advocacy.
[Victim Services Advisory Board]
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The Board must not engage
in
any advocacy activity at the State or federal
levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
24-60A. Staff support.
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27-5. Duties generally.
[Commission on Human Rights]
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
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at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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27-48. Commission on Children and Youth Generally.
(e)
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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27-52A. Advocacy.
[Commission on People with Disabilities]
The Commission must not engage
in
any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
27-61. [Reserved] Advocacy.
[Committee for Ethnic Affairs]
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The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
27-63. Committee on HateNiolence.
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
31B-4. Noise control advisory board.
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
48-41. Advocacy.
[Solid Waste Advisory Committee]
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
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Approved:
48-42. Administrative and staff support.
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[48-42. Reserved.]
49-80. Rustic Roads Advisory Committee.
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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Bill No.
---~37_-~15~----
Concerning: Boards. Committees. and
Commissions - Advocacy
Revised: 8/25/2015
Draft No.
_L
Introduced:
September 15. 2015
Enacted:
May 3. 2016
Executive:
May 12. 2016
Effective:
August 11. 2016
Sunset Date: _N""'"o=n=e_ _ _ _ __
Ch.
_1Q__,
Laws of Mont. Co.
2016
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Leventhal and Councilmembers Berliner and Rice
AN ACT
to:
(1)
allow certain boards, committees, or commissions to advocate at the State and federal
levels ifthe advocacy is approved by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations; and
(2) generally amend County law regarding boards, committees, and commissions.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2B, Agricultural Land Preservation
Section 2B-2
Chapter 8A, Cable Communications
Section 8A-30
Chapter 1OA, Child Care
Section lOA-4
Chapter 18A, Environmental Sustainability
Section 18A-8A
Chapter 19, Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
Section 19-49
Chapter 21, Fire and Rescue Services
Section 21-2
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Sections 24-7, 24-8, 24-39, 24-40, 24-44, 24-60, and 24-60A
Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
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No. 37-15
Sections 27-5, 27-48, 27-52A, 27-61, and 27-63
Chapter 3 lB, Noise Control
Section 3 lB-4
Chapter 48, Solid Waste (Trash)
Sections and 48-42
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-80
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deleted.from existing law by original bill.
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:
-2-
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No. 37-15
1
Sec. 1. Sections 2B-2, 8A-30, lOA-4, 18A-8A, 19-49, 21-2, 24-27, 24-28,
24-39, 24-40, 24-44, 24-60, 24-6A, 27-5, 27-48, 27-52A, 27-61, 27-63, 31B-4,
48-41, 48-42, and 49-80 are amended as follows:
2B-2. Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board.
2
3
4
5
6
*
.{fil
*
*
Advocacy.
The Board must not engage in any advocacy activity at the
State or federal levels unless that activity is approved by the Office of
Intergovernmental Relations.
7
8
9
10
11
8A-30. Cable and Communications Advisory Committee.
(a)
Established.
The Cable and Communications Advisory Committee may
provide advice and recommendations to the County Executive, County
Council, and the Department of Technology Services on all
telecommunications issues, including the administration of this Chapter
and any franchise agreement or application. The Committee must not
engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal levels unless that
activity is approved by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
12
13
14
15
16
17
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19
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1OA-4. Commission on Child Care.
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(i)
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved by the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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24
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[0)1
(kl
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18A-8A. Advocacy.
[Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee]
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No. 37-15
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27
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
19-49. Administration.
28
29
30
*
(b)
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31
32
The County Executive, subject to confirmation by the Council, must
appoint a Water Quality Advisory Group, composed of up to 3 non-
voting representatives of government agencies and 15 voting members.
The voting members should consist of up to 3 representatives each of
academic and scientific experts, environmental groups, the agricultural
community, and the business community, with the rest from the public
at large. The Group must recommend to the Executive and the Council
by March 1 each year water quality goals, objectives, policies, and
programs. Each member must be appointed for a 3-year term unless
appointed to fill the balance of an unexpired term. The Group each year
must select a chair and any other officer it finds necessary. The Group
must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal levels
unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
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34
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36
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41
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21-2. Fire and Emergency Services Commission.
*
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48
49
50
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
24-27. Advocacy.
[Commission on Health]
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No. 37-15
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The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
24-28. Staff support.
*
[24-28] 24-29-24-33. Reserved.
*
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24-39. Advocacy.
[Mental Health Advisory Committee]
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
24-40. Staff support.
*
[24-40. Reserved.]
*
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24-44. Advocacy.
[Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council]
The Council must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or federal
levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
[24-44] 24-45-24-46. Reserved.
24-60. Advocacy.
[Victim Services Advisory Board]
69
70
71
72
73
The Board must not engage
in
any advocacy activity at the State or federal
levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
24-60A. Staff support.
*
*
.(Q)
*
*
*
*
27-5. Duties generally.
[Commission on Human Rights]
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
74
75
76
77
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
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No. 37-15
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79
80
81
82
83
84
27-48. Commission on Children and Youth Generally.
(e)
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
*
*
*
27-52A. Advocacy.
[Commission on People with Disabilities]
The Commission must not engage
in
any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
27-61. [Reserved] Advocacy.
[Committee for Ethnic Affairs]
85
86
87
88
89
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
27-63. Committee on HateNiolence.
90
91
92
93
94
*
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*
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Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
31B-4. Noise control advisory board.
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
*
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*
ill
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
48-41. Advocacy.
[Solid Waste Advisory Committee]
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at the State or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
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BILL
No. 37-15
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
Approved:
48-42. Administrative and staff support.
*
[48-42. Reserved.]
49-80. Rustic Roads Advisory Committee.
*
*
*
(f)
*
*
Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any advocacy activity
at the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
by
the
Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
*
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116
' 117
Approved:
118
Isiah Leggett, County
119
fJ~@r
EXUVe
~
/2,
ate
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
120
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
h/JJ-
~
.;lO/t,
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