The Montgomery County Delegation
of the Maryland General Assembly

 


 BI-COUNTY LEGISLATION

2007 SESSION

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Montgomery County:  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(s) to be considered by the two county delegations during the 2007 Session.  This chart will provide general information about the content of each bill, as well as an up-to-date bill history from the Montgomery County Delegation perspective.  Copies of local bills will be linked to the chart below as soon as they become available.  To obtain a copy of any of these bills and/or amendments by mail or fax, or if you have any questions related to Montgomery County action on these bills, please CLICK HERE.   Be sure to include your name, address, fax#, and the number of the bill your are requesting in your message.  

Prince George's County:  For information about hearings and the status of bills not included on this chart, or while they are being considered in the Prince George's County Delegation, please call the Prince George's County Delegation office at 301-858-3074 or 410-841-3074 or visit their website at www.princegeorgeshousedelegation.com.

Please note:  Information about the title of a bill and the requesting legislator are not included on this chart until the legislator has approved the final draft of the bill.  The bill numbers listed without further detail indicate that a bill has been requested, but has not yet been approved for release.

 

BILL NUMBER/
REQUESTED BY
DESCRIPTION BILL HISTORY
MC/PG 101-07

NOT YET APPROVED 

 
MC/PG 102-07

Requested by:  Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Government

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 750

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission -- Appointments -- Interviews and Financial Statements authorizes, rather than requires, the county executives of Montgomery County and Prince George's County to conduct certain interviews of each applicant for appointment or reappointment to the WSSC; requires the county executives to conduct certain interviews of applicants selected for appointment to the WSSC; authorizes a designee of the County Executive of Montgomery County to require certain applicants to produce certain documents; alters certain requirements relating to the deadline for filing of certain financial disclosure statements filed by certain applicants for appointments to the WSSC and to the M-NCPPC in Montgomery County; clarifies certain requirements relating to the content of certain financial disclosure applicants for appointments to the WSSC and M-NCPPC; makes a stylistic change; and generally relates to applications for appointments to the WSSC and the M-NCPPC.
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee
:
02/06/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/09/07 - Favorable

Prince George's County House Delegation:  
02/16/07 - Favorable with amendments
(Since the bill was amended it must now go back to the Montgomery County Delegation for approval.)

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Bi-County Committee:
02/19/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/23/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 03/01/07 
03/08/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee

03/19/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments reported adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (135-0)
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

MC/PG 103-07 CANCELED  
MC/PG 104-07

Requested by:
Delegate Michael Vaughn

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 691

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Minority and Local Small Business Enterprise Programs requires the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to establish a mandatory minority business utilization program by resolution or regulation for certain purposes under certain circumstances; requires the regulations that establish a certain minority business utilization program to contain certain provisions; requires the WSSC to examine certain certification programs to ensure that they adhere to certain guidelines before accepting the certification programs; authorizes the WSSC to conduct a certain fact-finding study under certain circumstances; requires the WSSC to report certain findings to certain persons under certain circumstances; requires the WSSC to issue a certain report to certain persons annually; establishes the Office of Small, Local, and Minority Business Enterprise (Office) in the WSSC; requires the Office to administer certain minority and local small business enterprise programs; establishes the Director of the Office; imposes certain duties on the WSSC and a contractor as to compliance with certified minority business enterprise subcontract participation goals; requires a bid or proposal for certain WSSC procurement contracts to include the expected degree of minority business enterprise participation, based on certain factors, under certain circumstances; requires certain WSSC regulations to require a bid or proposal for certain WSSC procurement contracts to include proof of certified minority business enterprise commitment under certain circumstances; prohibits the use of a certain sheltered market program unless certain less restrictive remedies have been used and found ineffective under certain circumstances; provides for the awarding of a contract under a certain sheltered market program under certain circumstances; alters the scope of certain business eligibility criteria that the WSSC is required to adopt as to the local small business enterprise program; defines certain terms; makes the provisions of this Act severable; makes this Act an emergency measure; provides for the termination of certain provisions of this Act; and generally relates to minority and local small business enterprise programs and the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Special Order to 02/23/07
02/23/07 - Favorable with amendments

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Bi-County Committee:
02/26/07 - Hold until 03/05/07
03/05/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/09/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing 

General Assembly
House Action:
Health & Government Operations Committee

03/14/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/22/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Health and Government Operations
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments
03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (137-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/09/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/17/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 621

MC/PG 105-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 692

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Local Small Business Enterprise Program - Eligibility Criteria alters the eligibility criteria of the local small business enterprise program of the WSSC; and generally relates to the eligibility criteria of the WSSC local small business enterprise program. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Special Order to 02/23/07  
02/23/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Bi-County Committee:
02/26/07 - Hold until 03/05/07
03/05/07 - Favorable 
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/09/07 - Favorable 

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Health & Government Operations Committee

03/14/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/20/07 - Favorable report by Health & Government Operations
House Floor
03/18/07 
- Favorable adopted
- Second reading passed 

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (139-0)
04/05/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/22/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/06/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed

04/03/07 - Third reading passed (46-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/17/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 622

MC/PG 106-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text


Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Bonds - Advertisement of Sale and Maturity provides that certain laws relating to the advertisement of sale and maturity of bonds do not apply to certain bonds issued by the WSSC; and generally relates to the WSSC and bonds. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/02/07 - Unfavorable - No further action will be taken on this bill.

MC/PG 107-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 663

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Commissioner Salaries - Increase increases the salaries of the members of the WSSC to a certain amount; requires that the salaries of the commissioners be adjusted annually on a certain date to reflect the annual change in a certain index published by the U.S. Department of Labor; provides that this Act does not apply to the salary or compensation of the incumbent members of the WSSC; and generally relates to the salaries of the members of the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/16/07 - Unfavorable - No further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/06/07 - Withdrawn

MC/PG 108-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 695

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Interest Rate on Judgments alters an interest rate on certain judgments for the WSSC; makes a stylistic change; provides for the application of this Act; and generally relates to interest rates on judgments of the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:  
02/16/07 - Unfavorable - No further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
House Action:
House Judiciary Committee

02/28/07 - Hearing Canceled
03/05/07 - Withdrawn

MC/PG 109-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 664

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Reciprocal Plumber/Gasfitter Licenses authorizes the WSSC to issue a plumber/gasfitter license to a plumber/gasfitter who lives outside the sanitary district who holds a certain plumber/gasfitter license issued by the State Plumbing Board; and generally relates to the issuing of plumber/gasfitter licenses by the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/02/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Assigned to Bi-County Committee
02/12/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/19/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:

Economic Matters Committee

02/15/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
02/27/07 - Favorable report by Economic Matters
House Floor
02/28/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second Reading Passed

03/02/07 - Third Reading Passed (136-0)
04/01/07 - Returned passed
Senate Action:
Education Health & Environmental Affairs
03/05/07 - First Reading
03/29/07 - Hearing
04/05/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/01/07 
- Special Order 04/06/07 (Senator Exum) adopted
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/02/07 - Third reading passed (46-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 422

MC/PG 110-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 669

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Systems Development Charge - Assessment and Definitions defines a certain term and alters a certain term in the laws relating to  system development charges that may be imposed by the WSSC; clarifies that certain types of dwelling units shall be assessed a system development charge under certain rates; and generally relates to the system development charges and the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/02/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/16/07 - Hold until 02/26/07
02/26/07 - Hold 
03/05/07 - Hold 
03/09/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/09/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing 
04/05/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/20/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed 

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (135-0)
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

MC/PG 111-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 693

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Bonds - Issuance and Advertising authorizes the commissioners of the WSSC to provide by resolution that certain loans authorized to be incurred and bonds authorized to be issued be consolidated for sale and issued as a single issuance of bonds; provides that a notice of sale or advertisement of the public sale of certain bonds be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the Washington Suburban Sanitary District; and generally relates to the WSSC and bonds. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/02/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/12/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Appropriations Committee

02/20/07 - Hearing
02/26/07 - Favorable report by Appropriations
House Floor
02/28/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second Reading Passed

03/01/07 - Third Reading Passed (133-0)
04/01/07 - Returned passed
Senate Action:
Budget & Taxation Committee
03/02/07 - First Reading
03/27/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/05/07 - Favorable report by Budget and Taxation
Senate Floor
04/01/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed

04/02/07 - Third reading passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 424

MC/PG 112-07

Requested by:  Sen. Madaleno, Dels. Gutierrez and Lawton and Del. Waldstreicher

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 708

Montgomery County -- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission -- Town of Kensington authorizes the Town of Kensington to have concurrent jurisdiction to enforce the Montgomery County zoning ordinances within its corporate limits; requires a two-thirds majority vote of both the planning board and the district council of Montgomery County to take certain actions relating to zoning or land use planning within the Town of Kensington that is contrary to a resolution of the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Kensington; and generally relates to zoning and land use planning for the Town of Kensington. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee
:
02/06/07 - Hold until 02/12/07 
02/12/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable with amendments

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/23/07 - Favorable as amended in Montgomery County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 03/01/07 
03/08/07 - Favorable as amended in Montgomery County House Delegation

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/19/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments
03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (137-0)
04/05/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/06/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/08 - Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 425

MC/PG 113-07

Requested by:  
Sen. Rona Kramer

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 749

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Park Police -- Workers' Compensation -- Lyme Disease Presumption applies the occupational disease presumption under the workers' compensation law to park police officers employed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) who contract Lyme disease under specified circumstances; provides that park police officers who are eligible for benefits under this Act shall receive the benefits in addition to certain retirement benefits, subject to a certain adjustment; and generally relates to the occupational disease presumption for Lyme disease under the workers' compensation law. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee
:
02/06/07 - Special Order until       02/12/07
02/12/07 - Hold until 02/16/07
02/16/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable as amended

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/23/07 - Favorable as amended in Montgomery County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 03/01/07 
03/08/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters Committee
02/28/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable report by Economic Matters
House Floor
03/17/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed 

03/18/07 - Third Reading Passed (138-2)
Senate Action:
Finance
03/21/07 - First Reading
03/27/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

MC/PG 114-07

Requested by: 
Chair on behalf of Prince George's County Council 

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 665

Prince George's County -- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission -- Subdivision Appeals provides for judicial review of subdivision appeals from certain final actions taken by the M-NCPPC in Prince George's County in a certain manner; alters certain procedures concerning the approval of preliminary subdivision plans in Prince George's County; provides for the review by the court of Special Appeals of certain judgments in a certain manner in Prince George's county; authorizes a member of the district council in Prince George's County to vote on a certain matter under certain conditions; makes stylistic changes; provides for the application of this Act; and generally relates to the M-NCPPC and subdivision appeals in Prince George's county. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
Subcommittee:
02/21/07 - Unfavorable - LIMBO (4-3-1)

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee

MC/PG 115-07

Requested by:
Chair on behalf of Prince George's County Council

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 666

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission -- Budget Approval provides that if the county councils of Montgomery and Prince George's counties fail to concur in a change in the funding of an item in the operating budget or capital budget of the WSSC by a certain time, the funding level for that item may not exceed a certain level; provides that if the county councils of Montgomery and Prince George's counties fail to approve the operating budget or capital budget of the WSSC by a certain time, the funding levels for those budgets may not exceed a certain level; and generally relates to the budgets of the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
12/18/06 - Public Hearing
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:  
02/16/07 - Unfavorable - No further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
House Action:

Environmental Matters Committee
03/06/07 - Withdrawn

MC/PG 116-07

Requested by: 
Chair on behalf of Prince George's County Council 

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 667

Washington Suburban Sanitary District - System Development Charge - Exemptions authorizes the County Councils of Montgomery County and Prince George's County to grant an exemption from a system development charge imposed by the Washington Suburban Sanitary District for certain properties owned by certain entities that are exempt from federal taxation and whose primary mission and purpose is to provide programs and services to youth under certain circumstances and for certain projects that include a commitment to preserve certain open space under the definitions, conditions, and requirements that the County Councils set; and generally relates to the Washington Suburban Sanitary District and the system development charge. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable with amendments

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/19/07 - Hold until 02/26/07 
02/26/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation, however, additional technical amendments were added
03/05/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation - the technical issues were resolved without needing an amendment so the bill was voted on again "as amended" without any additional amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/09/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
03/29/07 - Public Hearing 
04/05/07 - Favorable as Amended

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/20/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Floor Committee amendment adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (135-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 423

MC/PG 117-07

Requested by:  
Del. Anne Kaiser

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 710

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission - Service Contracts prohibits the M-NCPPC from soliciting a certain service contract unless the Executive Director of the Commission provides certain certification, the Commission submits a certain plan, and bargains in good faith with a certain certified representative under certain circumstances; authorizes the certified representative of an adversely affected Commission employee to submit a proposal in response to a certain solicitation; specifies that noncompliance with the provisions of the Act may not invalidate certain contract awards or proposed contract awards; authorizes a certified representative to file an action in a certain court on behalf of a Commission employee if the Commission fails to comply with certain provisions of this Act; provides for the application of this Act; provides for a certain remedy; defines certain terms; and generally relates to M-NCPPC service contracts. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/06/07 - Hold until 02/12/07 
02/12/07 - Hold until 02/19/07
02/19/07 - Hold until 02/26/07
02/26/07 - Hold until 03/05/07
03/05/07 - Hold
03/09/07 - Hold until 03/13/07
03/13/07 - Hold
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments

Prince George's County House Delegation:
03/26/07 - Favorable as amended in the Montgomery County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
04/05/07 - Favorable as Amended

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
02/08/07 - First Reading
03/26/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/22/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments

03/23/07 - Third reading passed (136-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Senate Rules Committee
03/26/07 - First Reading
04/04/07 - Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
04/06/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (43-4)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 427

MC/PG 118-07

Requested by:  Chairs on behalf of WSSC

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 694

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Minority Business Enterprise Program requires the WSSC to establish a mandatory minority business utilization program by resolution or regulation for certain purposes under certain circumstances; requires the regulations that establish a certain minority business utilization program to contain certain provisions; requires the WSSC to examine certain certification programs to ensure that they adhere to certain guidelines before accepting the certification programs; authorizes the WSSC to conduct a certain fact-finding study under certain circumstances; requires the WSSC to report certain findings to certain persons under certain circumstances; requires the WSSC to issue a certain report to certain persons annually; establishes the Office of Small, Local, and Minority Business Enterprise (Office) in the WSSC; requires the Office to administer certain minority and local small business enterprise programs; establishes the Director of the Office; imposes certain duties on the WSSC and a contractor as to compliance with certified minority business enterprise subcontract participation goals; requires a bid or proposal for certain WSSC procurement contracts to include the expected degree of minority business enterprise participation, if any, based on certain factors, under certain circumstances; authorizes the WSSC to conduct certain discussions with an offeror of a contract after receipt of certain proposals but before a contract is awarded, to obtain the best value for the WSSC under certain circumstances; requires certain WSSC regulations to require a bid or proposal for certain WSSC procurement contracts to include proof of certified minority business enterprise commitment under certain circumstances; prohibits the use of a certain sheltered market program unless certain less restrictive remedies have been used and found ineffective under certain circumstances; provides for the awarding of a contract under a certain sheltered market program under certain circumstances; defines certain terms; provides for the termination of certain provisions of this Act; makes the provisions of this Act severable; and generally relates to the minority business enterprise program and the WSSC. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
02/16/07 - Unfavorable - No further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly Action
Health & Government Operations:
02/27/07 - Withdrawn

MC/PG 119-07

Requested by:
Del. Barbara Frush

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 668

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission - Prince George's County - Municipal Building Requirements authorizes the legislative body of a municipal corporation in Prince George's County by ordinance or resolution to impose additional or stricter building requirements than are otherwise required under certain circumstances; requires the municipal building requirements to be imposed for certain purposes and to regulate the construction, repair, erection, or remodeling of single-family residential buildings in relation only to certain fencing, sign, parking, storage, structural, and lot coverage requirements; requires the municipal building requirements to include a certain procedure for a waiver from the strict application of the building requirements; requires a municipal corporation to hold a certain public hearing before adopting an ordinance or regulation under this Act; and generally relates to the M-NCPPC and municipal building requirements in Prince George's County.
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Hold to 02/23/07
Subcommittee:
02/26/07 - Unfavorable - LIMBO    (4-3-1)

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee

MC/PG 120-07

Chairs on behalf of M-NCPPC

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 711

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission -- Open Space Dedication -- Fee in Lieu alters the basis for calculating a certain monetary fee, paid in lieu of dedication of certain open spaces, to be used by the M-NCPPC to purchase open spaces under certain conditions; and generally relates to subdivision regulations prepared by the M-NCPPC or the governing body of either Montgomery or Prince George's counties. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
1/29/07 - Favorable w/amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation
02/02/07 - Favorable as amended

Prince George's County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable as amended

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 02/22/07 
02/22/07 - Hold until next meeting
03/01/07 - Hold until next meeting
03/08/07 - Hold until next meeting
03/15/07 - Favorable as amended

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee

02/08/07 - First Reading
03/15/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/21/07 - Favorable report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/18/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed 

03/19/07 - Third Reading Passed (139-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/22/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 428

MC/PG 121-07

Requested by:
Dels. Kumar Barve, Luiz Simmons and  Jim Gilchrist; and Sen. Jennie Forehand

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 723

Montgomery County - Maryland-Washington Metropolitan District -  Boundaries modifies the boundaries of the Maryland-Washington Metropolitan District as it relates to Montgomery County and the Lower Montgomery Metropolitan District; provides that a certain metropolitan district tax does not apply to areas located within certain municipal corporations or to any area that is subsequently annexed to certain municipal corporations; provides for the construction of this Act; prohibits Montgomery County from collecting certain taxes that are due under certain circumstances; and generally relates to the boundaries of the Maryland-Washington Metropolitan District. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/06/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/09/07 - Favorable with amendments

Prince George's County House Delegation:  
02/16/07 - Hold to 02/23/07
02/23/07 - Sent Back to Subcommittee
Subcommittee:
02/26/07 - Favorable with amendments
Prince George's House Delegation:
03/02/07 - Favorable with amendments
(Since additional amendments were added it must now go back to the Montgomery County Delegation for approval.)

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
03/05/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation
Montgomery County House Delegation:
03/09/07 - Favorable as amended in Prince George's County House Delegation

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 03/15/07
Favorable as amended

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/20/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (137-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health and Environmental Affairs
03/23/07 - First Reading
04/03/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
04/02/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed
04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 429

MC/PG 122-07

NOT YET APPROVED 

 
MC/PG 123-07

Requested by:
Delegate Hubbard

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 720

Prince George's County -- Maryland- Washington Regional District -- Municipal Annexation -- Enforcements of Covenants prohibits the enforcement of a certain land use covenant that is entered into as part of an annexation agreement with certain municipal corporations in Prince George's County after a certain time period unless the parties to the covenant agree to extend the covenant; and generally relates to the enforcement of covenants entered into by municipal corporations in the Maryland-Washington Regional District in Prince George's County. 

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing - 12/18/06 
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.

Prince George's County House Delegation:  
02/13/07 - Withdrawn - No further
action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
HOUSE ACTION:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/12/07 - Withdrawn

MC/PG 124-07

Requested by:
Delegate Taylor

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 709 

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Fuel Gas - Jurisdiction and Regulations alters the authority of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to adopt regulations for the installation of certain plant and equipment in connection with fuel gas; authorizes the WSSC to require a permit and charge a fee for the installation of certain fuel gas plant and equipment; repeals a provision that states that the WSSC does not have jurisdiction over bottled gas and that WSSC regulations do not apply to premises on which only bottled gas in consumed; makes stylistic changes; and generally relating to WSSC jurisdiction and regulations over fuel gas.  Montgomery County House Delegation: 
1/26/07 - Vote for suspension of the 
rules to accept as a late-filed bill.
(This will be a late-filed bill in Montgomery County and will require a 2/3's majority vote of the House Delegation to accept it.  Once accepted, it will be scheduled for a public hearing in Annapolis.)
1/26/07 - Favorable to suspend the 
rules and accept as a late-filed bill.
Public Hearing - 02/02/07 
Assigned to Bi-County Committee:
02/06/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/09/07 - Favorable

Prince George's County House Delegation: 
Subcommittee:
02/26/07 - Favorable
Prince George's House Delegation:
03/02/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing - 03/08/07 
03/15/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee
03/19/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable report by Environmental Matters
House Floor
03/20/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second reading passed 

03/21/07 - Third Reading Passed (137-0)
04/06/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Finance
03/23/07 - First Reading
03/30/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/09/07 - Favorable report by Finance
Senate Floor
04/03/07 
- Favorable Report Adopted
- Second Reading Passed

04/04/07 - Third Reading Passed (46-1)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor 
Chapter 426

MC/PG 125-07 
MC/PG 432-07 

Requested by:
Delegate Holmes

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 493 

Prince George's County -- Property Tax Setoffs in Municipal Corporations -- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Taxes requires the governing body of Prince George's County under certain circumstances to grant a property tax setoff to a municipal corporation as to the property tax imposed by Prince George's County for the M-NCPPC; requires the governing body of Prince George's County to consider certain services and programs provided by the M-NCPPC in determining the county property tax rate to be set for assessments of property in a municipal corporation; and generally relates to property tax setoffs in municipal corporations in Prince George's County.

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing Not yet scheduled
This bill will be acted on in Prince George's County first.
(This will be a late-filed bill in Montgomery County and will require a 2/3's majority vote of the House Delegation to accept it.  Once accepted, it will be scheduled for a public hearing in Annapolis.)  

Prince George's County House Delegation:  click here for bill status

General Assembly
House Action:
Way & Means Committee

03/01/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

Updated May 16, 2007

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