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LOCAL LEGISLATION
2003 SESSION

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The following local  legislation (affects Montgomery County only) has been approved by the requesting legislator(s) to be considered by the Montgomery County Delegation during the 2003 Session.  This chart will provide general information about the content of each bill, as well as an up-to-date bill history.  To obtain a copy of any of these bills or amendments, by mail or fax, please contact the delegation office at 301-858-3010 or click here. Be sure to include your name, address, fax #, and the bill number you are requesting in your message.  


Information about the title of a bill and requesting legislator are not included on this chart until the legislator has approved the final draft of the bill.  The bill numbers indicate the number of bills that have been requested.

BILL NUMBER/
REQUESTED BY
DESCRIPTION BILL HISTORY
MC 301-03

Chair on behalf of Montgomery Co. Government

 

Montgomery County - Board of License Commissioners - Licenses - Voting Thresholds requires the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners to approve an alcoholic beverages license or transfer application and issue or transfer a license if the Board does not make certain findings and does not deny the application; repeals the requirement that a certain number of members who are present at a voting session must concur in the approval of a license or transfer application; alters the threshold number of members of the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners that must concur to deny, revoke, suspend, or reclassify an alcoholic beverages license; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages licenses in Montgomery County. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

County Affairs Committee:
1/23/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
1/30/03 - UNFAVORABLE

Full House Delegation:
1/31/03 - UNFAVORABLE

 

MC 302-03

Chair on behalf of Montgomery Co. Government

House Bill 385

 

Montgomery County - Vehicle Laws - Speed Monitoring Systems - Radar Cameras  requires the Montgomery County Department of Police to mail a citation to the owner of a motor vehicle that is recorded by a speed monitoring system in the county to be in violation of laws regarding the operation of a motor vehicle in excess of the speed limit; establishes a maximum fine of $100 for a violation of the Act; prohibits the MVA from registering or transferring the registration of a motor vehicle if the person cited for violating the Act fails to pay the civil penalty, contest liability, or appear for trial, etc. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

Transportation Committee:
1/29/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Full House Delegation:
1/31/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
2/7/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED (referred back to Transportation Committee to consider amendments)

Transportation Committee:
2/13/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS (no additional amendments adopted)

Full House Delegation:
2/14/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS
3/7/03 - CONCUR WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County Senate:
3/4/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/4
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/12
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
4/7
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

 

MC 303-03

Chair on behalf of Montgomery Co. Government

House Bill 563

 

Montgomery County - "Go Montgomery!" Transportation Fund - Vehicle Registration Surcharge authorizes the County Council for Montgomery County to impose a local surcharge not to exceed a specified amount on specified motor vehicles owned by Montgomery County residents; provides that the aggregate surcharge imposed on the owner of specified rental vehicles may not exceed a specified amount annually; requires Montgomery County to deposit specified money in a special fund to be used to finance specified transportation-related initiatives in Montgomery County; etc. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

Transportation Committee:
1/29/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
2/6/03 - HELD OVER
2/13/03 -SPECIAL ORDERED
2/19/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

Full House Delegation:
2/21/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County Senate:
3/3/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
3/10/03 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/6
First Reading Ways and Means
3/12
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
3/22
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
3/21
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order after Third Reading calendar (Delegate Mandel) Adopted
3/22
Floor Amendment (Delegate Mandel) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/23
Third Reading Passed (82-51)
4/4
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (88-42)
Passed Enrolled
5/21
Governor vetoed - Policy
Senate Action
3/23
First Reading Budget and Taxation
3/25
Hearing 4/1 at 1:30 p.m.
4/5
Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
4/3
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/4
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (31-14)

 

MC 304-03

Senator Frosh

House Bill 402

Montgomery County - Oakmont Special Taxing District - Tax Rate corrects the tax rate in the Charter for the Oakmont Special Taxing District to reflect the change to full value assessment and taxation of property as enacted by Chapter 80, Acts of 2000; and declares the intent of the General Assembly that the impact of the Act be revenue neutral. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - 12/16/02

Montgomery County Senate:
Public Hearing - 12/19/02
1/15/03 -  FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
County Affairs Committee: 
1/23/03 - FAVORABLE

Full Delegation:
1/24/03 - FAVORABLE

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/5
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action


MC 305-03

Delegate Heller

House Bill 399

 

Montgomery County - Matthew Henson State Park - Expansion expands the boundaries of Matthew Henson State Park; excepts a specified parcel of land from inclusion in Matthew Henson State Park; directs a transfer of parcels of land from the State Highway Administration to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; requires the consent of the M-NCPPC for a specified transfer of land; prohibits Montgomery County from issuing a sediment control permit for specified land unless specified conditions are met, etc. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

County Affairs Committee:
1/23/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
1/30/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Full House Delegation:
1/31/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS
3/7/03 - CONCUR WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS, EXCEPT THE WORD "PERVIOUS" IN AMD#2

Montgomery County Senate:
3/3/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS
3/10/03 - CONCUR WITH HOUSE AMD OF 3/7/03

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/5
First Reading Environmental Matters
3/13
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
3/21
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
3/20
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/21
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
3/31
Returned Passed
5/22
Signed by the Governor Chapter 426
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/26
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
4/3
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/1
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

 

MC 306-03

Senator Frosh

House Bill 382

Montgomery County - Oakmont Special Taxing Area - Compensation of Citizen's Committee Members repeals the maximum limitation on the amount of compensation that members of the Oakmont Citizens' Committee may receive; provides that the Act does not apply to the salary or compensation of the incumbent members; etc. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

Montgomery County Senate:
Public Hearing - 12/19/02
1/15/03 -  FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
County Affairs Committee: 
1/23/03 - FAVORABLE

Full Delegation:
1/24/03 - FAVORABLE

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/4
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/10
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2/24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
2/25
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/27
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
3/31
Returned Passed
5/22
Signed by the Governor Chapter 423
Senate Action
2/28
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/10
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
4/3
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/1
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

MC 307-03

Chair on behalf of Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County - Board of Community College Trustees - Nominating Committee  nbsp;expands the membership of the Nominating Committee for the Board of Community College Trustees for Montgomery County to ensure the representation of a Trustee Emeritus. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

County Affairs Committee:
1/23/03 - WITHDRAWN

Full House:
1/24/03 - WITHDRAWN

 

MC 308-03

Delegates Mandel & Heller, et al

House Bill 397

 

Election Law - Montgomery County - Regulation of Campaign Finance authorizes Montgomery County to adopt by law provisions regulating the campaign finance activity associated the Montgomery County Executive, a member of County Council, or a candidate for either of those offices, if the provisions are at least as stringent as and not in conflict with State law. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

County Affairs Committee:
1/23/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
1/30/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Full House Delegation:
1/31/03 -SPECIAL ORDERED
(Sent back to County Affairs for consideration of additional amendments)
2/7/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED-1wk
(returned to County Affairs for consideration of additional amendments

County Affairs Committee:
2/13/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS
(no new amendments adopted)

Full House Delegation:
2/14/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County Senate:
3/3/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
3/10/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
3/27/03 - FAVORABLE W/AMD
(Returned to the House Delegation for concurrence)

Montgomery County House:
3/28/03 - Senate Amendments rejected
(Returned to Senate)

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/5
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2/12
Hearing cancelled
Senate Action
No Action
MC 309-03

Senator Forehand

House Bill 398

 

Montgomery County - Highway Project Funding - Repeal of Prohibitions alters the property on which the Department of Transportation may not spend any further funds for the construction of a new highway, arterial, freeway, or expressway in Montgomery County; provides that a specified prohibition does not preclude construction of specified roadway crossings or trails; etc. Montgomery County House:
Public Hearing - December 16

Montgomery County Senate:
Public Hearing - 12/19/02
1/23/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County House:
Transportation Committee: 1/29/03 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Full House Delegation:
1/31/03 - HELD OVER
2/7/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
(returned to Transportation Committee to consider further amendments)

Transportation Committee:
2/13/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED FOR ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS
2/19/03 -FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS (no additional amendments)

Full House Delegation:
2/21/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County Senate:
3/3/03 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/5
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2/14
Hearing cancelled
3/5
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
3/21
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
3/20
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/21
Third Reading Passed (134-3)
3/31
Returned Passed
5/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 294
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Budget and Taxation
3/25
Hearing 4/1 at 1:30 p.m.
4/3
Favorable Report by Budget and Taxation
4/1
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MC 311-03

House Bill 900  

 

Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigators - Warrentless Arrest Power authorizes a Montgomery County fire and explosive investigator to make an arrest without a warrant under specified circumstances for the commission of specified felonies and specified other crimes; defines a specified term; etc. Montgomery County House:
2/14/03 - Accepted as a late-filed bill
2/21/03 - Public Hearing in Annapolis
2/21/02 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS 

Montgomery County Senate:
3/3/03 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

House Concurs with Senate Amendments

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
2/21
Re-referred Judiciary
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
3/21
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
3/20
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/21
Third Reading Passed (136-3)
3/31
Returned Passed
5/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 339
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
3/26
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.
4/3
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
4/1
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
House Bill 401

 

 

 


 

Montgomery County - Deputy Clerk or Sheriff - Oath of Office requires that every deputy clerk or sheriff in Montgomery County take and sign the oath or affirmation prescribed by Article 1 9 Maryland Constitution; and generally relates to oaths of office. Montgomery County Senate:
1/23/03 - AVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
2/7/03 - Accepted as late-filed
2/14/03 - FAVORABLE

General Assembly History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/5
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/20
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
3/18
Favorable Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/19
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
3/30
Returned Passed
5/22
Signed by the Governor Chapter 427
Senate Action
3/20
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
3/31
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
3/30
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/31
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Updated June 2, 2003

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