The Montgomery County Delegation
of the Maryland General Assembly

 


 LOCAL LEGISLATION

2006 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 2006 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
SYNOPSIS HISTORY
MC 601-06

Requested by Delegate Barkley

HB791

Local Bill Text

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - Collective Bargaining requires that an extension of the probationary period of certain deputy sheriffs by the Montgomery County Sheriff be in accordance with any applicable collective bargaining agreement; requires that the Sheriff's discretion to make certain determinations be subject to an applicable collective bargaining agreement; requires that the Sheriff's rights and responsibilities to make certain decisions be subject to certain provisions of the Montgomery County Code and any applicable collective bargaining agreement; expanding collective bargaining rights to  certain deputy sheriffs in Montgomery County; requires that certain personnel appointed by the Sheriff be subject to an applicable collective bargaining agreement under certain circumstances; excludes a certain agreement from the requirement that the rights and responsibilities of the Sheriff may not be impaired in a certain manner; repeals a provision that specifies that certain rights and responsibilities of the Sheriff are considered a part of each collective bargaining agreement reached by the Sheriff and an employee organization; requires that each deputy sheriff whose duty assignment requires the use of a motor vehicle be reimbursed in an amount set forth in an applicable collective bargaining agreement; specifies the intent of the General Assembly; makes certain conforming changes; and generally relates to collective bargaining rights and the Sheriff's office of Montgomery County.

 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
 

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - HOLD
1/24 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/9/06 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/23/06 - FAVORABLE w/amd

Montgomery County House:
2/24/06 - FAVORABLE w/amd

Montgomery County Senate:
3/2/06 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

MC 602-06

Requested by Senator Garagiola

HB939


Montgomery County - Deer Hunting on Private Lands - Sundays removes Montgomery County from the list of counties in which deer hunting on private lands on certain Sundays is prohibited; requires the Department of Natural Resources to conduct certain studies and submit certain reports to certain legislative committees and delegations on or before certain dates; provides for the termination of this Act; and generally relates to deer hunting on private lands on Sundays.

 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - LIMBO
(This was a tie vote that requires the bill to be voted on again at the next meeting)
1/24 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
1/27/06 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/3/06 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County Senate:
2/9/06 - FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

MC 603-06

Requested by Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Government

HB1266

 

 

 

Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Issuance of License After Revocation authorizes the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners, after an alcoholic beverages license  for a premises has been revoked, to issue immediately a license for the same premises to a person other than the former licensee; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages licenses in Montgomery County. Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - SPECIAL ORDER
1/24 - FAVORABLE w/AMENDMENTS

Montgomery County House:
1/27/06 - FAVORABLE w/AMD

Montgomery County Senate:
2/2/06 - FAVORABLE w/AMD

Montgomery County House:
2/3/06 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

MC 604-06

Requested by Delegate Barkley

HB991

Local Bill Text

Montgomery County - Proposed Charter Amendments - Number of Petition Signatures proposes an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to authorize Montgomery County to modify, through charter amendment, the number of signatures required for certain petitions proposing charter amendments; makes technical changes; and submits this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
1/20/06 - HOLD
1/27/06 - LIMBO 
(The bill failed to get the majority  vote needed to either pass or fail.  It will be voted on again at the next meeting.  A second limbo vote would result in automatic failure)  It should be noted that an amendment to change the 10% figure to 5% was approved by the delegation before the final vote was taken.
2/3/06 - FAVORABLE w/AMD  (The bill passed with an amendment setting a 3% maximum)

Montgomery County Senate:
2/9/06 - SPECIAL ORDER
3/2/06 - SPECIAL ORDER to 3/9/06

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

MC 605-06

Requested by the Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Government


 

 

Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Special Event License establishes a special event (SE) beer, wine and liquor license in Montgomery County; authorizes the Board of License Commissioners to issue a special event license that entitles the holder to display and sell beer, wine, and liquor during certain special events; specifies certain requirements to qualify for a special event license; specifies the term of a special event license; requires that during a special event, a supervisor who has successfully completed certain training be designated by the license holder to be present at all times; authorizes the Board to set certain additional requirements; and generally relates to special event licenses in Montgomery County.

 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
 

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - HOLD
1/24 - UNFAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
1/27/06 - UNFAVORABLE

(This bill will receive no further consideration during the 2006 Session)

MC 606-06

Requested by Delegate Kaiser

HB793

Local Bill Text


Montgomery County - Highways - Prohibition on Use for Solicitation prohibits a person from standing in a roadway, median divider, or intersection in Montgomery County to solicit money or donations from an occupant of a vehicle; and generally relates to restrictions on the use of highways in Montgomery County. Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
 

Assigned to Transportation Comm:
3/17/06 - FAVORABLE W/AMD

Montgomery County House:
3/17/06 - FAVORABLE AS AMENDED

Montgomery County Senate:
3/23/06 - FAVORABLE w/ additional amendments

Montgomery 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

MC 607-06

Requested by Delegate Murray


Montgomery County - Schools - Prohibition of Gang-Related Apparel requires the Montgomery County Board of Education to adopt regulations to prohibit a student from wearing or displaying certain apparel or symbols that indicate the student's affiliation with a gang within a certain distance from a public or nonpublic school in the county; 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing

11/7/05 - WITHDRAWN

MC 608-06

Requested by Delegate Montgomery


Task Force to Study the Spread of Lyme Disease in Montgomery County establishes the Task Force to Study the Spread of Lyme Disease in Montgomery County; establishes the membership and duties of the Task Force; requires the Governor to designate a chair of the Task Force; provides that a member of the Task Force may not receive a certain compensation but is entitled to a certain reimbursement; requires the Task Force to submit a certain report on or before a certain date; provides for the termination of this Act; and generally relates to the Task Force to Study the Spread of Lyme Disease in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - HOLD

1/23/06 - WITHDRAWN

MC 609-06
CANCELED  CANCELED
MC 610-06

Requested by Delegate Kaiser

HB1021

 


Montgomery County - Housing Opportunities Commission - Collective Bargaining provides that if a certain petition that demonstrates that certain employees in a bargaining unit support representation by an exclusive representative for collective bargaining and a certain petition that demonstrates that certain employees in a bargaining unit no longer support the current exclusive representative are filed at the same time, one election shall be held to determine which employee organization, if any, shall be the exclusive representative; provides for the contents of the ballot; provides that if a petitioning employee organization is certified, the employee organization shall be treated as a successor in interest and party to any collective bargaining agreement to which the previous employee organization was a party; and generally relates to collective bargaining and the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission.
Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
 

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
1/20/06 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County Senate:
1/26/06 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/2/06 - FAVORABLE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

MC 611-06

Requested by Delegate Barkley

HB657


Montgomery County  - Housing Opportunities Commission - Powers authorizes the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County to enter into certain joint ventures, partnerships, and development agreements to develop housing in which a certain minimum percentage of the units are initially occupied by certain individuals; authorizes the Commission to contract to furnish services, consultation, advice, and assistance to other housing authorities or other persons in or outside of the State to assist in developing, managing, renovating, or constructing certain housing; and generally relates to the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County. Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
  

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
1/20/06 - FAVORABLE w/Amd

Montgomery County Senate:
1/26/06 - FAVORABLE w/ Amd

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

MC 612-06

Requested by Senator Grosfeld

HB792

Local Bill Text

Montgomery County  - Maryland Condominium Act - Rental Housing Emergency provides that certain developers in Montgomery County are not required to grant extended leases covering a certain percentage of the units within a condominium to certain households; provides for the allocation of condominium units under certain circumstances; provides that in Montgomery County, on finding and declaring a certain rental housing emergency, the county or an incorporated municipality in the county may grant a certain family a right to a certain extended lease; provides that a right to an extended lease may not result in a requirement that a developer set aside more than a certain percentage of the total number of condominium units for an extended lease; provides for a certain maximum term of an extended lease; provides for a certain election by the tenants of a certain rental property; makes stylistic changes; and generally relates to the Maryland Condominium Act.

 

Montgomery County House:
11/7/05 - Public Hearing
 

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:
11/21 - SPECIAL ORDER
1/24 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/9/06 - FAVORABLE

Montgomery County House:
2/10/06 - SPECIAL ORDER
2/24/06 - LIMBO

NOTE:  A majority vote of 13 is required in the Montgomery County House Delegation to pass or fail a bill.  This bill did not receive 13 votes either yea or nay, so it is in LIMBO.  In the Montgomery County House Delegation, a bill receiving a LIMBO vote is placed on the agenda again for the next meeting, and a second vote is taken.  If the second vote results in another LIMBO vote, the bill is given an UNFAVORABLE report.

3/3/06 - LIMBO / UNFAVORABLE 
(see note above)

 

MC 613-06

CANCELED

 
MC 614-06 CANCELED  
MC 615-06

Requested by the Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Government


 

Montgomery County - Local Social Services Board - Membership exempts Montgomery County from the requirement that one member of the county's board of social services be a member of the Montgomery County Council; and generally relates to the membership of the board of the local department of social services in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County House:
This is a late-filed bill that will require a 2/3's majority vote of the MC House Delegation to be accepted as a late-file and scheduled for a public hearing.  No date has been scheduled for the Delegation vote.

2/3/06 - Public Hearing

Assigned to County Affairs Comm:

2/6/06 - WITHDRAWN

HB1730

Bill text 

 

Election Law - Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee - Membership alters the membership of the Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee; makes stylistic and technical changes; and generally relates to the membership of the Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee. Montgomery County House:
3/10/06 - FAVORABLE to accept as a late-filed bill 

3/17/06 - public Hearing 
3/24/06 -  UNFAVORABLE

Updated March 24, 2006

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