Montgomery County Council New Laws

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INFORMATION: Copies are available from the Council Office in the Council Office Building , 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville 240-777-7900.

STORMWATER - DRAINAGE AND RUNOFF - Bill 26-05 requires builders of certain residential or accessory structures to submit a plan showing the location of certain drainage facilities; requires builders of certain residential structures to minimize effects of water runoff on other properties; requires a storm water plan to indicate how the development will minimize storm water runoff onto adjacent properties; and generally amends laws governing water drainage and runoff.  Effective date:  March 1, 2007.

TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS - Bill 38-06 corrects technical, typographical, grammatical, and codification errors in, and makes stylistic, clarifying, and conforming amendments to various provisions of County Law.  Effective date:  January 24, 2007.

CABLE COMMUNICATIONS - AMENDMENTS - Expedited Bill 40-06 assures that the cable communications law is consistent with federal and state law; clarifies the scope of the communications cable law; and generally amends the cable communications law.  Effective date:  October 25, 2006.

CONSUMER PROTECTION - INTERNET ACCESS - Expedited Bill 41-06 prohibits certain merchants from engaging in unfair trade practices with respect to the provision of internet access; and generally amends the consumer protection law with respect to the provision of internet access.  Effective date:  October 25, 2006.

certain members of the Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares Program from certain conflict of interest requirements under certain circumstances; and requires these members to file limited public financial disclosure statements and publicly disclose certain information regarding conflicts of interest.  Effective date:  November 2, 2006.

FOREST CONSERVATION - PROTECTION OF CHAMPION TREES - Expedited Bill 45-06 applies the forest conservation law to certain champion trees.  Effective date:  October 26, 2006.

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