Bill No.
24-17
Concerning: Land Use Information -
Burial Sites
Revised: 10-27-17
Draft No: 8
Introduced:
June 27, 2017
Enacted:
October 31, 2017
Executive:
Effective:
Sunset Date: None
Ch.
, Laws of Mont. Co.
C
OUNTY
C
OUNCIL
F
OR
M
ONTGOMERY
C
OUNTY
, M
ARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: Councilmember Rice, Council President Berliner and Councilmember Leventhal
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers Katz, Navarro, Hucker, and Elrich
AN ACT
to:
(1)
(2)
require the Planning Board to establish and maintain an inventory of burial sites in the
County; and
generally amend the law relating to land use information function of the Planning
Department.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33A, Planning Procedures
Sections 33A-17
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Sec. 1. Section 33A-17 is amended as follows:
Article 4. Land Use information functions
33A-17. [Land
use information functions]
Information and referral services.
(a)
The Planning Board must provide
[[informational]]
information and
referral services on County land use and related regulatory functions to
interested members of the public. The services to be provided include
technical assistance and information on:
(1)
(2)
(3)
master plans, including pending amendments;
zoning, including pending cases and pending text amendments;
subdivision
control,
including
pending
applications
and
amendments to Chapter 50;
(4)
(5)
(6)
growth policy and related regulatory requirements;
federal, state, and local environmental regulations; and
related administrative, regulatory, or legislative procedures
applicable to the Planning Board, Office of Zoning and
Administrative Hearings, Historic Preservation Commission,
Board of Appeals, other County regulatory agencies, Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission, and County Council.
(b)
A resource library must be maintained that contains:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
relevant laws, regulations, and administrative procedures;
appropriate zoning and other maps;
administrative and legislative hearing schedules;
significant administrative and judicial land use decision; and
master plans, policy documents, planning studies, and other
appropriate reference materials.
(c)
All County departments, offices, and agencies must provide the planning
department with:
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requested materials (other than confidential documents) to ensure
the availability to the public of current information[,]; and
(2)
the location and telephone number of the person or persons to
whom inquiries may be referred.
(d)
(1)
In this subsection, a
burial site
means a physical location where
human remains were buried in the earth, or entombed in a
mausoleum or columbarium. A burial site includes a cemetery, but
does not include the sprinkling of ashes from cremated remains.
(2)
The Planning Board must maintain, and revise as appropriate, an
inventory of burial sites located in the County. The inventory
must:
(A)
[[include
each burial site located in an area of the County
where the Planning Board is authorized to approve a
subdivision;]]
[[(B)]]
include a map and a description of each burial site,
including ownership information when available;
[[(C)]](B)
[[(D)]](C)
be made available to the public electronically; and
be updated at least annually or as information
becomes available.
(3)
The Planning Board must establish a procedure for
[[a
person to
request the addition of a]] additions or exclusions to the burial site
[[to
the]] inventory. The procedures must include
[[a]]an
outreach
program.
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BILL
No.
24-17
Approved:
Roger
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy oJCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
Date
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Bill No.
24-17
Concerning: Land Use Information -
Burial Sites
Revised: 10-27-17
Draft No: 8
Introduced:
June 27, 2017
Enacted:
October 31, 2017
Executive:
Effective:
Sunset Date: None
Ch.
, Laws of Mont. Co.
C
OUNTY
C
OUNCIL
F
OR
M
ONTGOMERY
C
OUNTY
, M
ARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: Councilmember Rice, Council President Berliner and Councilmember Leventhal
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers Katz, Navarro, Hucker, and Elrich
AN ACT
to:
(1)
(2)
require the Planning Board to establish and maintain an inventory of burial sites in the
County; and
generally amend the law relating to land use information function of the Planning
Department.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33A, Planning Procedures
Sections 33A-17
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.
Deleted from 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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Sec. 1. Section 33A-17 is amended as follows:
Article 4. Land Use information functions
33A-17. [Land
use information functions]
Information and referral services.
(a)
The Planning Board must provide
[[informational]]
information and
referral services on County land use and related regulatory functions to
interested members of the public. The services to be provided include
technical assistance and information on:
(1)
(2)
(3)
master plans, including pending amendments;
zoning, including pending cases and pending text amendments;
subdivision
control,
including
pending
applications
and
amendments to Chapter 50;
(4)
(5)
(6)
growth policy and related regulatory requirements;
federal, state, and local environmental regulations; and
related administrative, regulatory, or legislative procedures
applicable to the Planning Board, Office of Zoning and
Administrative Hearings, Historic Preservation Commission,
Board of Appeals, other County regulatory agencies, Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission, and County Council.
(b)
A resource library must be maintained that contains:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
relevant laws, regulations, and administrative procedures;
appropriate zoning and other maps;
administrative and legislative hearing schedules;
significant administrative and judicial land use decision; and
master plans, policy documents, planning studies, and other
appropriate reference materials.
(c)
All County departments, offices, and agencies must provide the planning
department with:
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48
49
50
(1)
requested materials (other than confidential documents) to ensure
the availability to the public of current information[,]; and
(2)
the location and telephone number of the person or persons to
whom inquiries may be referred.
(d)
(1)
In this subsection, a
burial site
means a physical location where
human remains were buried in the earth, or entombed in a
mausoleum or columbarium. A burial site includes a cemetery, but
does not include the sprinkling of ashes from cremated remains.
(2)
The Planning Board must maintain, and revise as appropriate, an
inventory of burial sites located in the County. The inventory
must:
(A)
[[include
each burial site located in an area of the County
where the Planning Board is authorized to approve a
subdivision;]]
[[(B)]]
include a map and a description of each burial site,
including ownership information when available;
[[(C)]](B)
[[(D)]](C)
be made available to the public electronically; and
be updated at least annually or as information
becomes available.
(3)
The Planning Board must establish a procedure for
[[a
person to
request the addition of a]] additions or exclusions to the burial site
[[to
the]] inventory. The procedures must include
[[a]]an
outreach
program.
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BILL
No.
24-17
Approved:
Roger
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy oJCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
Date
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