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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.



LABOR RELATIONS - TERM OF PERMANENT UMPIRE AND LABOR RELATIONS ADMINISTRATOR - Expedited Bill 2-07 clarifies the procedure to be followed when a vacancy occurs in the position of permanent umpire or Labor Relations Administrator to administer the County's collective bargaining laws; provides for the appointment of a replacement to serve the remainder of the umpire's or Administrator's term; and generally amends the collective bargaining law regarding the appointment of permanent umpires and Labor Relations Administrators.  Effective date:  March 12, 2007.


PLANNING BOARD - SALARIES - Expedited Bill 3-07 sets the salaries of certain members of the County Planning Board; and generally amends the law regarding salaries of Planning Board members.  Effective date:  March 20, 2007.


PERSONNEL - RETIREMENT - FIREFIGHTERS - Expedited Bill 5-07 allows a group G member to elect normal retirement after 20 years of service, regardless of age; makes a group G member ineligible for early retirement; changes the eligibility requirement for participation in the group G DROP program; increases the contribution rates to the integrated plan for the first 24 years of credited service for group G members; increases the amount of pension for the first 20 years of credited  service for group G members; allows for reduction in disability retirement lump sum payment by any amount of Worker's Compensation that the County paid a group G member during the period of time after the effective date of the disability retirement; and generally amends the law regarding retirement for group G members.  Effective date:  July 1, 2007.




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