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 LOCAL LEGISLATION

2007 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 2007 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.  Your request will be honored as soon as printed copies are available.


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 701-07

Requested by:  Chairman on behalf of Montgomery County Government

Bill Text  

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 591

Montgomery County -- Workers' Compensation -- Average Weekly Wage Computation authorizes Montgomery County to use a certain method for computing a certain wage for the purpose of determining the payment of workers' compensation awards; requires the Workers' Compensation Commission to adopt certain regulations; provides for the application of this Act; and generally relates to the computation method for workers' compensation awards. 
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
1/24/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation: 1/26/07 - Favorable

03/22/07 - Withdrawn - no further action will be taken on this bill.

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/01/07  
02/01/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters
:
02/28/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

 MC 702-07 

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

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 763 

Montgomery County -- Town of Kensington -- Alcoholic Beverages -- Special B-K Licenses alters the number and provides for the description of commercial areas in the Town of Kensington in Montgomery County in which the Board of License Commissioners may issue special B-K alcoholic beverages licenses for use on the premises of restaurants located in those areas; alters the percentage of overall average daily receipts from the sale of food for on-premises consumption that must be maintained by restaurants that hold special B-K alcoholic beverages licenses; prohibits restaurants that are issued special B-K alcoholic beverages licenses only under this Act from serving alcoholic beverages after a certain hour; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages in the Town of Kensington in Montgomery County. 
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
1/24/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation
1/26/07 - Favorable with amendments

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/01/07  
02/01/07 - Favorable as amended in the Montgomery County House Delegation

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters

02/19/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
02/26/07 - Favorable report by Economic Matters
House Floor
02/27/07 
- Favorable report adopted         
- Second Reading Passed

03/02/07 - Third Reading Passed (133-0)
04/01/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health & Environmental Affairs
03/02/07 - First Reading
03/30/07 - Hearing
04/05/07 - Favorable Report by Education Health & Environmental Affairs
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 432

MC 703-07

Requested by:  
Del. Feldman

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 614

Montgomery County -- Alcoholic Beverages -- Direct Sales by Holders of Class 6 Limited Wine Wholesaler's Licenses authorizes in Montgomery County a holder of a Class 6 limited wine wholesaler's license to sell or deliver wine directly to a restaurant, county dispensary, or other retail store; authorizes a restaurant, county dispensary or other retail store to purchase wine directly from a holder of a Class 6 limited wine wholesaler's license; makes certain technical and stylistic changes; and generally relates to alcoholic beverages in Montgomery County. 
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
1/24/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House Delegation
01/26/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/01/07 
02/01/07 - Favorable 

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters

02/19/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/06/07 - Favorable w/amendments report by Economic Matters Committee
House Floor
03/07/07 
- Favorable w/amendments report adopted
- Floor Committee Report Adopted
- Second Reading Passed w/amendments 

03/09/07 - Third Reading Passed 135-0
04/01/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health & Environmental Affairs
03/12/07 - First Reading
03/30/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
04/05/07 - Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
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:
04/10/07 - Adopted by Governor
Chapter 80

MC 704-07

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

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 613

Election Law -- Board of Elections Members -- Montgomery County alters the number of members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections; requires that a certain number of regular members and substitute members belong to certain parties; requires the Governor to designate a substitute member to fill a certain vacancy under certain circumstances; makes a technical correction; and generally relates to members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
1/24/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation
1/26/07 - Favorable with amendments

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/01/07 
02/01/07 - Favorable as amended in the Montgomery County House Delegation 

General Assembly Action
House Action:
Ways & Means
:
03/07/07 - Hearing
03/12/07 - Favorable Report by Ways & Means
House Floor
03/13/07 
- Favorable Report Adopted
- Second Reading Passed

03/15/07 - Third Reading Passed 137-0
03/30/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health & Environmental Affairs
03/16/07 - First Reading
03/29/07 - Hearing
04/02/07 - Favorable report by Education Health & Environmental Affairs
Senate Floor
03/30/07 
- Favorable Report Adopted
- Second Reading Passed

03/31/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
04/10/07 - Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 79

MC 705-07

Requested by:  
Del. Brian Feldman

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 783

Workers' Compensation -- Montgomery County Correctional Officers and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants provides for enhanced workers' compensation benefits for certain Montgomery County correctional officers and deputy sheriff sergeants for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than a certain number of weeks; and generally relates to workers' compensation benefits for Montgomery County correctional officers and deputy sheriff sergeants.
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing 12/14/06
County Affairs Committee
02/01/07 - Favorable with amendments
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/02/07 - Favorable with amendments

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/22/07  
02/22/07 - Favorable as amended in the Montgomery County House Delegation

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters

02/28/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/13/07 - Favorable w/amendments
report by Economic Matters

House Floor
03/14/07 
- Favorable w/amendments report adopted
- Second Reading passed w/amendments

03/16/07 - Third Reading Passed (138-0)
04/01/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Finance
03/19/07 - First Reading
03/27/07 - Hearing
04/05/07 - Favorable Report by Finance
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 434

MC 706-07

Requested by:  
Del. Brian Feldman

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 615

Workers' Compensation -- Montgomery County -- Correctional Officers -- Medical Report clarifies the date on which a Montgomery County correctional officer is considered to begin eligibility for the presumption for heart disease or hypertension under certain circumstances; and generally relates to the application of a certain occupational disease presumption under the workers' compensation law.

                   

Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee
02/01/07 - Hold/Special Order 
                until 02/08/07
 
02/15/07 - Hold until next meeting
03/01/07 - Special Order until next meeting

03/02/07 - Withdrawn - no further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters

02/28/07 - Hearing
02/21/07 - Hearing Cancelled
03/13/07 - Withdrawn

MC 707-07

Requested by:  
Del. Anne Kaiser

Bill Text


Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 894

Montgomery County - Housing Opportunities Commission - Service Contracts prohibits the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County from soliciting a certain service contract unless the Executive Director of the Commission provides certain certification, the Commission submits a certain plan, and the Commission 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 this 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 Montgomery County Housing Opportunity Commission service contracts.
Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing 12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
02/15/07 - Hold until next meeting

02/28/07 - Withdrawn - no further action will be taken on this bill.

General Assembly
House Action:
Environmental Matters Committee

03/12/07 - Withdrawn

MC 708-07

Requested by:  
Sen. Rona Kramer

Bill Text


Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as:  HB 618

Montgomery County -- Damascus -- Alcoholic Beverages -- Special Class C Licenses authorizes the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners to issue a special Class C beer, wine and liquor license to a bona fide fire department in Damascus (12th election district); and generally relates to alcoholic beverages licenses in Montgomery County. Montgomery County House Delegation:
Public Hearing:  12/14/06
County Affairs Committee:
1/24/07 - Favorable 
Montgomery County House Delegation
01/26/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  02/01/07
02/01/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
Economic Matters Committee

02/19/07 - Hearing
02/26/07 - Favorable report by Economic Matters
House Floor
02/27/07 
- Favorable report adopted
- Second Reading Passed

03/01/07 - Third Reading Passed (133-0)
04/01/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Education Health & Environmental Affairs
03/02/07 - First Reading
03/30/07 - Hearing
04/05/07 - Favorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
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 417

MC 709-07

Requested by:
Del. Nancy King

Bill Text 

Montgomery County Board of Education -- Student Member -- Voting Rights prohibits the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education from voting on certain personnel matters; and generally relates to the voting rights of the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
Montgomery County House Delegation: 
Public Hearing 12/14/06
County Affairs Committee
02/01/07 - Unfavorable
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/02/07 - Unfavorable - no further action will be taken on this bill
MC 710-07

Requested by:
Del. Manno

Bill Text 

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 617

 Montgomery County -- Firearms Regulations -- State Preemption Exemptions authorizes Montgomery County to enact certain ordinances regulating the purchase, sale, taxation, transfer, manufacture, repair, ownership, possession, and transportation of certain firearms; authorizes Montgomery County to enact certain ordinances regulating the sale of a regulated firearm; authorizes Montgomery County to enact certain ordinances regulating possession by a private party of a regulated firearm; authorizes Montgomery County to enact certain ordinances regulating the transfer by a private party of a regulated firearm; and generally relates to the authority of Montgomery County to regulate firearms.

Montgomery County House Delegation: 
01/26/07 - Vote for suspension of the rules to accept as a late-filed bill.
(This is a late-filed bill, which will require a 2/3's majority vote in the House Delegation to be accepted as a late-filed bill, and scheduled for a public hearing in Annapolis.)
Montgomery County House
Delegation
:
01/26/07 - Favorable vote to suspend the rules and accept as a late-filed bill
02/09/07 - Public Hearing 
County Affairs Committee:
02/15/07 - Favorable
Montgomery County House
Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate Delegation:
Public Hearing:  03/08/07

General Assembly
House Action:
Judiciary

03/09/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.

MC 711-07

Requested by:
Del. Barkley

Bill Text

Listed on the Maryland General Assembly website as: HB 1139

Montgomery County -- Director of the Department of Social Services -- Pension and Retirement Health Benefits allows an individual, who is an employee of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County, and subsequently is transferred into the State Personnel Management System, to remain in the Montgomery County Retirement System or transfer into the Employees' Pension system of the State of Maryland; requires the Central Payroll Bureau to deduct a certain amount from the biweekly salary of the employee; requires that the Department of Human Resources provide the County with certain funding on a quarterly basis; provides for the calculation and payment of these funds; provides for the payment of employee and retiree health benefits; conditions the payment of employee and retiree health benefits on the payment by the State of a certain contribution; provides for the effective date of certain provisions of this Act; and generally relating to the pension and retirement benefits paid to the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County who transfers into the State Personnel Management System.   Montgomery County House Delegation: 
02/16/07 - Vote for suspension of the rules to accept as a late-filed bill.
(This is a late-filed bill, which will require a 2/3's majority vote in the House Delegation to be accepted as a late-filed bill, and scheduled for a public hearing in Annapolis.)
Montgomery County House Delegation:
02/16/07 - Favorable vote to suspend the rules and accept as a late-filed bill
02/23/07 - Public Hearing 
02/23/07 - Favorable

Montgomery County Senate
Delegation:

Public Hearing
- 03/01/07  
03/08/07 - Favorable

General Assembly
House Action:
House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
02/19/07 - First Reading
03/05/07 - Re-Referred to Appropriations
Appropriations Committee
03/21/07 - Hearing 1:00 p.m.
03/23/07 - Favorable with amendments report by Appropriations
03/20/07 
- Favorable with amendments report adopted
- Second reading passed with amendments

03/22/07 - Third reading passed (137-0)
04/04/07 - Returned Passed
Senate Action:
Budget & Taxation
03/24/07 - First reading
03/28/07 - Hearing 9:00 a.m.
04/06/07 - Favorable Report by Budget & Taxation
Senate Action
04/02/07 
- Favorable Report Adopted
- Second Reading Passed

04/03/07 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Action after passage in House and Senate:
05/08/07 - Adopted by Governor
Chapter 455

Updated May 17, 2007

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