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LOCAL LEGISLATION
2004 SESSION

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The following legislation affects Montgomery County only, and has been approved by the requesting legislator to be considered by the Montgomery County Delegation during the 2004 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 401-04
HB560

Chair on behalf of Montgomery County Government

 

Montgomery County - Special Class C Beer License and Special Class C Beer and Wine License - Fee alters the fee for a special Class C beer license and a special Class C beer and wine license in Montgomery County; and generally relates to special Class C beer and wine licenses in Montgomery County.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
1/23/04 - FAVORABLE

MC Senate Action:
1/29/04 - Public Hearing
FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/3
First Reading Economic Matters
2/25
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/16
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/17
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/19
Third Reading Passed (133-0)
4/3
Returned Passed
4/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 50
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/24
Hearing 4/2 at 1:00 p.m.
4/5
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/3
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/4
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MC 402-04
HB563

Chair on behalf of Montgomery County Government

 Montgomery County - Special Class C Beer, Wine and Liquor License - Fee alters the fee for special Class C beer, wine and liquor licenses in Montgomery County; and generally relates to Special C beer, wine and liquor licenses in Montgomery County.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
1/23/04 - FAVORABLE

MC Senate Action:
1/29/04 - Public Hearing
FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/3
First Reading Economic Matters
2/25
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/16
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/17
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/19
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
4/3
Returned Passed
4/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 53
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/24
Hearing 4/2 at 1:00 p.m.
4/5
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/3
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/4
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

 

MC 403-04
HB561

Delegate Hixson

Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Restaurants - East County creates in Montgomery County an East County Class B (restaurant) beer, wine and liquor (on-sale) license; allows a licensee to hold an East County license in combination with certain other alcoholic beverages licenses; specifies the boundaries of the area in which a restaurant with an East County license may be located; makes a certain licensing requirement inapplicable to the holder of an East County license; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages licenses in Montgomery County.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
1/23/04 - FAVORABLE w/AMD

MC Senate Action:
1/29/04 - Public Hearing
FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/3
First Reading Economic Matters
2/25
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/15
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/16
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/18
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
3/31
Returned Passed
4/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 51
Senate Action
3/19
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/22
Hearing 3/24 at 1:00 p.m.
3/30
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/31
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

 

MC 404-04

Chair on behalf of Montgomery County Government

 Tax Credits for Businesses That Create New Jobs - Clarification clarifies the assessable base used to compute certain tax credits; provides for the application of this Act; and generally relates to the clarification of the assessable base for purposes of computing tax credits for businesses that create new jobs.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED

This bill has been WITHDRAWN  

MC 407-04
HB562

Dels. Madaleno, Hurson and Gutierrez & Sen. Grosfeld  


 Montgomery County - Kensington - Beer and Wine Licenses authorizes the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners to issue in the town of Kensington special 2-day on-sale beer and wine licenses to certain organizations and special B-K beer and wine licenses for use by certain restaurants; specifies certain circumstances under which the licenses may be issued; makes stylistic changes; and generally relates to beer and wine licenses in Montgomery County.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
1/23/04 - FAVORABLE

MC Senate Action:
1/29/04 - Public Hearing
FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/3
First Reading Economic Matters
2/25
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/15
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/16
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/18
Third Reading Passed (140-0)
3/31
Returned Passed
4/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 52
Senate Action
3/19
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/22
Hearing 3/24 at 1:00 p.m.
3/30
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/31
Third Reading Passed (47-0)

 

MC 409-04
HB784

Chair on behalf of Montgomery County Government

 Montgomery County - Fire and Explosive Investigators - Authority includes a Montgomery County fire and explosive investigator in the definition of "law enforcement official" under the law relating to the authorized carrying of a handgun by a person engaged in law enforcement; provides that, under certain circumstances, a Montgomery County fire and explosive investigator has the same authority as the State Fire Marshall and a full-time investigative and inspection assistant in the office of the State Fire Marshall to make an arrest without a warrant and exercise certain powers of arrest; authorizes the Montgomery County Fire Administrator to limit certain authority of a fire and explosive investigator to make an arrest without a warrant or exercise certain powers of arrest; requires the Fire Administrator to express the limitation in writing; provides that the action of the Fire Administrator in limiting certain authority is not subject to judicial review, does not create a right for anyone except the Fire Administrator or the county to challenge the authority of a fire and explosive investigator, and does not create a cause of action for damages against the county, the Fire Administrator, or a fire and explosive investigator; removes a Montgomery County fire and explosive investigator from a law granting certain fire investigators authority to make an arrest without a warrant under certain circumstances for the commission of certain felonies and certain other crimes; excludes a Montgomery County fire and explosive investigator from the definition of "law enforcement officer" under the law relating to the Maryland Police Training Commission; defines a certain term; requires the Maryland Police Training Commission to certify certain fire and explosive investigators as police officers under certain circumstances; and generally relates to the authority of Montgomery County fire and explosive investigators.  MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
2/5/04 - FAVORABLE w/amendments

MC House Delegation:
2/6/04 - FAVORABLE W/AMD

MC Senate Action:
2/19/04 -FAVORABLE W/AMD + additional technical amd (returned to House)

MC House Delegation:
2/20/04 - CONCUR with MC Senate

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/6
First Reading Judiciary
2/23
Hearing 3/5 at 1:00 p.m.
3/15
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
3/16
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/19
Third Reading Passed (137-3)
4/5
Returned Passed
5/11
Signed by the Governor Chapter 377
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
3/24
Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
4/7
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
4/5
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/6
Third Reading Passed (47-0)

 

MC 410-04

Delegate Hurson

 

 Montgomery County Enterprise Zones - Tax-Free Day for Shopping establishes a tax-free day for shopping each year within certain areas of Montgomery County during which the sales and use tax does not apply; and generally relates to a tax-free day for shopping each year within certain areas of Montgomery County.  MC House Action:
WITHDRAWN

 

MC 412-04
HB776

Delegate Barkley

Workers' Compensation - Montgomery County Deputy Sheriffs provides for enhanced workers' compensation benefits for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than 75 weeks for Montgomery County deputy sheriffs; provides for the application of this Act; and generally relates to workers' compensation benefits for Montgomery County deputy sheriffs.  (working title and purpose) MC House Action:
11/17/03 - Public Hearing

MC County Affairs Committee:
12/1/03 - SPECIAL ORDERED
2/5/04 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
2/6/04 - FAVORABLE

MC Senate Action:
2/19/04 - FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/6
First Reading Economic Matters
2/18
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
3/15
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/16
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/19
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
4/2
Returned Passed
4/27
Signed by the Governor Chapter 203
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Finance
3/24
Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
4/1
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/2
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

 

MC 413-04
HB775

Delegate Simmons

Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages License - Rockshire Planned Residential Unit authorizes the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners by unanimous vote to approve an application for an alcoholic beverages license for a restaurant establishment located in the Rockshire Planned Residential Unit development in the City of Rockville under certain circumstances; specifies that the license authorizes the license holder to keep for sale and sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises only; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages licenses in Montgomery 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.  

MC House Action:
1/30/04 - FAVORABLE to schedule a public hearing
2/6/04 - PUBLIC HEARING

MC County Affairs Committee:
2/12/04 - FAVORABLE

MC House Delegation:
2/13/04 - FAV

MC Senate Action:
2/19/04 - FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/6
First Reading Economic Matters
2/25
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/15
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
3/16
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/19
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
4/3
Returned Passed
4/13
Signed by the Governor Chapter 61
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
3/24
Hearing 4/2 at 1:00 p.m.
4/5
Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
4/3
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/4
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

 

HB1177
(MC 414-04)

Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Govt.

 

Montgomery County - Sheriff's Office - Collective Bargaining provides that full-time deputy sheriffs and civilian employees in the Montgomery County Sheriff's office may be required to serve a probationary period on appointment to their positions; grants collective bargaining rights to certain deputy sheriffs and civilian employees in the Sheriff's office; provides that collective bargaining may be engaged in with respect to wages, pensions fringe benefits, hours, performance standards and evaluations, and other terms and conditions of employment with the Sheriff's office; provides that a collective bargaining agreement reached under the authority of this Act may not impair the rights and responsibility of the Sheriff to perform certain duties relating to the mission and operation of the Sheriff's office and the direction and supervision of employees of the Office of the Sheriff; provides that the Sheriff's rights set forth under this Act shall be considered to be a part of each collective bargaining agreement reached between the Sheriff and an employee organization; and generally relates to collective bargaining rights for certain sworn law enforcement officers and certain civilian employees in the Sheriff's Office of Montgomery County. This bill was late-filed.

MC House Action:
2/13/04 - vote to accept as a late-filed bill - FAV

2/20/04 - Public Hearing 

MC County Affairs Committee:
2/26/04 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

MC House Delegation:
2/27/04 - FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS

MC Senate Action:
3/4/04 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION:

History by Legislative Date

House Action
2/13
First Reading Appropriations
2/18
Hearing 3/3 at 11:00 a.m.
3/15
Favorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
3/16
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/19
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
4/3
Returned Passed
5/11
Signed by the Governor Chapter 403
Senate Action
3/22
First Reading Finance
3/24
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.
4/5
Favorable Report by Finance
4/3
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/4
Third Reading Passed (40-0)

 

Updated May 20, 2004

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