The Montgomery County Delegation
of the Maryland General Assembly

 


BI-COUNTY LEGISLATION
2004 SESSION

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The following bi-county legislation (affecting both Prince George's County and Montgomery County; or an agency that serves both counties) has been approved by the requesting legislator to be considered by the Montgomery County and Prince George's County Delegations 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 and/or amendments by mail or fax, please contact the Montgomery County 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.

For information about hearings and the status of bills while they are being considered in the Prince George's County Delegation, you may call the Prince George's County Delegation office at 301-858-3074 or 410-841-3074.  The Prince George's County House Delegation website is available at www.princegeorgeshousedelegation.com.

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
PG/MC 103-04
HB 939

Delegates Menes, Frush, Moe, Gaines, Holmes, Hubbard and Conroy and Senators Giannetti and Green

Bi-County Bill Text

Prince George's County - Land Use Regulation - Delegation to Municipal Corporations authorizes the district council for Prince George's County to delegate certain powers relating to planning and zoning to certain governing bodies of municipal corporations within the Maryland-Washington Regional District in Prince George's County under certain circumstances; authorizes review of certain decisions by the district council; authorizes the district council to approve a certain action by a majority vote of its members; authorizes the district council to approve with conditions or overrule a certain action by a vote of at least a certain number of members; authorizes certain persons to appeal to the circuit court; provides that, for certain purposes, a municipal corporation shall be considered an aggrieved person; and generally relates to the delegation of certain land use matters from the district council of Prince George's County to municipal corporations in the county. PG House Action:
3/19/04 - Bill did not get a constitutional majority
3/26/04 - unfavorable

MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

This bill received an unfavorable vote in the Prince George's House Delegation and will therefore not receive any further consideration this Session.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

 

 

 

PG/MC 105-04

Delegate Howard

 

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission - Prince George's County - Naming Rights for Recreational Facilities provides that the County Executive of Prince George's County shall have the authority to sell to a qualified buyer the naming rights to recreational facilities that are owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and are located in Prince George's County; and generally relates to the authority of Prince George's County to sell the naming rights to recreational facilities. MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

1/27/04 - WITHDRAWN

 

PG/MC 109-04

Chairs on behalf of WSSC

 

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Plumbing and Gas Fitting Regulations - Increased Fines increases certain civil monetary fines imposed on violators of certain Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) plumbing and gas fitting regulations; makes stylistic changes; and generally relates to WSSC plumbing and gas fitting regulations.

MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC/PG Joint Bi-County Committee:  
1/12/04 - WITHDRAWN

PG/MC 110-04
HB 937

Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bi-County Bill Text

MC House Amd
(to be considered in Prince George's County House Delegation)

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Ethics and Applicants for Commissioner requires the County Executive in Montgomery County to review a certain financial disclosure form of a certain applicant for commissioner; authorizes the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to establish a Board of Ethics for a certain purpose; authorizes the Board of Ethics to administer oaths and issue certain subpoenas; provides that a certain subpoena may be judicially enforced; authorizes a certain respondent to seek judicial review under certain circumstances; provides that a certain order is stayed under certain circumstances; authorizes the WSSC to seek judicial enforcement under certain circumstances; prohibits a person from willfully and knowingly violating certain laws; authorizes the court to impose a certain fine; defines a certain term; and generally relates to the WSSC. MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC/PG Joint Bi-County Committee:
1/21/04 - SPECIAL ORDERED

MC Bi-County Committee
2/11/04 - FWA

MC House Delegation:
2/13/04 - FWA

PG House Action:
 3/26/04 - FWA (additional amd)

MC House Action:
This bill was not received in time for Montgomery County to act on the additional Prince George's County amendments and send the bill to the  standing committee for the necessary action before the deadline.  This bill will fail for lack of time. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action
PG/MC 114-04
HB 964

Senator Giannetti

 

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority - Conditional Appropriation - Conveyance of Real Property to State prohibits the State from appropriating certain funds to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission unless certain property is conveyed to the State; prohibits the Governor from approving a certain appropriation to the Commission unless certain property is conveyed to the State; prohibits the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from acquiring or owning certain property; makes this Act subject to a certain contingency; and generally relates to the conveyance  to the State of Maryland of certain land used by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority. MC House Action:
This bill was filed late.  According to Montgomery County policy it will require a 2/3's majority vote in the Montgomery County House Delegation to  suspend the rules for an Annapolis public hearing on this bill during the 2004 Session.  

This bill will start in the Prince George's County Delegation

PG House Action:
2/13/04 - UNFAVORABLE - This bill will receive no further consideration this Session

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/18
Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action


PG/MC 116-04
HB 963


Senator Giannetti

 

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority - Facilities - State Approval prohibits the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from constructing, acquiring, owning, operating, maintaining, controlling, selling, or conveying certain interests in property in certain areas of the State without the approval of the State Secretary of Transportation; prohibits the Authority from designating or locating transit facilities in certain areas of the State without the approval of the State Secretary; provides for a contingent effective date for this Act; and generally relates to State approval for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority property and facilities in certain areas of the State. MC House Action:
This bill was filed late.  According to Montgomery County policy it will require a 2/3's majority vote in the Montgomery County House Delegation to  suspend the rules for an Annapolis public hearing on this bill during the 2004 Session.  

This bill will start in the Prince George's County Delegation

PG House Action:
2/13/04 - UNFAVORABLE - This bill will receive no further consideration this Session

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/18
Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action


PG/MC 117-04
HB 938

Senator Giannetti

 

Prince George's County - Sale and Storage of Firearms authorizes the district council for Prince George's County to regulate the sale and storage of certain firearms, ammunition, and components of certain firearms within the portion of the Maryland-Washington Regional District located within Prince George's County; requires the district council to delegate the authority to regulate the sale and storage of certain firearms, ammunition and components of certain firearms to a certain municipal corporation on written application by the municipal corporation; creates an exception to the State's preemption of the regulation of the sale and possession of certain firearms; and generally relates to the regulation of the sale and storage of certain firearms, ammunition, and components of certain firearms in Prince George's County. MC House Action:
This bill was filed late.  According to Montgomery County policy it will require a 2/3's majority vote in the Montgomery County House Delegation to  suspend the rules for an Annapolis public hearing on this bill during the 2004 Session.  

This bill will start in the Prince George's County Delegation

PG House Action:
2/20/04 - UNFAVORABLE - This bill will receive no further consideration this Session

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Judiciary
3/8
Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

 

PG/MC 118-04
HB 936

Delegate Barve & Senator Garagiola

Bi-County Bill Text 

MC House amendments
(to be considered in Prince George's County House Delegation)

 

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Sewer Usage Charges alters the basis of certain sewer usage charges collected by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC); and generally relates to sewerage usage charges collected by the WSSC on properties connected to the WSSC's sewerage system. This bill was filed late.  The Montgomery County House suspended the rules to accept it as a late-filed bill by a 2/3's majority vote.  

This bill started in the Montgomery County Delegation

MC House Action:
1/30/04 - FAVORABLE to accept a late-filed bill
2/6/04 - PUBLIC HEARING

MC Bi-County Committee
2/11/04 - DISCUSSION 
3/1/04 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS
3/4/04 - RECONSIDER PG/MC118-04 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

MC House Delegation:
3/5/04 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

PG House Action:
3/19/04 - Special Ordered
3/26/04 - No Action

This bill was not acted upon in time to complete the full legislative process.  It will receive no further consideration this Session.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

 

PG/MC 119-04
HB 955

Delegate Montgomery

 

Montgomery County and Prince George's County - Boundary provides for the alteration of the boundary line between Montgomery County and Prince George's County to provide that a certain portion of Prince George's County is a part of Montgomery County under certain conditions; provides that this Act is subject to a referendum of certain voters and providing for the referendum; provides for the rights and privileges of certain inhabitants of the affected area under certain conditions; provides for the implementation of this Act; provides for the effective date of any boundary alteration under this Act; and generally relates to an alteration of the boundary line between Montgomery County and Prince George's County. This bill was filed late.  According to Montgomery County policy it will require a 2/3's majority vote in the Montgomery County House Delegation to  suspend the rules for an Annapolis public hearing on this bill during the 2004 Session.  

This bill will start in the Montgomery County Delegation

MC House Action:
1/30/04 - FAVORABLE to accept a late-filed bill
2/6/04 - PUBLIC HEARING

MC Bi-County Committee:
2/11/04 - FWA

MC House Delegation:
2/13/04 - SPECIAL ORDERED
2/20/04 - FWA

PG House Action:
2/27/04 - UNFAVORABLE vote to suspend the rules to accept as a late-filed bill.  This bill will receive no further consideration this Session

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/11
First Reading Environmental Matters
3/3
Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

 

Updated May 20, 2004

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