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Legislative Work 2014

Expedited Bill 37-14

Title: Real Property Transfer Tax - Exemption- Enterprise Zones
Lead: Nancy Navarro
Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Rice, Berliner
Latest Action:

Signed into law 10/6/14 - Effective 10/6/2014

Summary:

Expedited Bill 37-14 exempts transfers of rezoned property located in an enterprise zone from the 6% rezoning transfer tax.

Expedited Bill 36-14

Title: Human Rights and Civil Liberties - Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards
Lead: Elrich
Co-sponsors: Branson, Navarro, Rice, Riemer
Latest Action:

Signed into Law 4/10/14 - Effective 1/1/15 

Summary:

Expedited Bill 36-14 prohibits certain employers from conducting a criminal background check or otherwise inquiring into an applicant's criminal record before the conclusion of a first interview. 

Expedited Bill 35-14

Title: Weapons Discharge of Bows Amendments
Lead: Leventhal
Co-sponsors: Berliner and Rice
Latest Action:

Signed into Law 8/5/14 - Effective 8/5/2014

Summary:

Expedited Bill 35-14 reduces Safety Zone for Archery Hunters in the County. 

 

Expedited Bill 25-14

Title: Forest Conservation Amendments
Lead: Council President Rice for the Planning Board
Co-sponsors:  
Latest Action:

Signed into Law 8/5/14 - Effective 08/05/2014

Summary:

Expedited Bill 25-14 amendments/exempts certain stream restoration projects from certain requirements of the forest conservation law, exempts certain maintenance or retrofitting of stormwater management from certain requirements of the forest conservation law; and 
generally amend the forest conservation law by amending Montgomery County Code 
Chapter 22A, Forest Conservation - Trees 
Sections 22A-3, 22A-4, 22A-5, 22A-ll, 22A-12, 22A-20 

Expedited Bill 18-14

Title: Secondhand Personal Property - Automated Purchasing Machines
Lead: Rice
Co-sponsors: Branson, Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Navarro, Elrich
Latest Action:

Signed into Law – 5/19/14 - Effective 5/19/14

Summary:

Expedited Bill 18-14 prohibits the use of automated purchasing machines that buy/purchase personal property such as cell phones and amends the secondhand personal property law.

Bill 17-14

Title: Property Tax Credit - Senior Citizens of Limited Income
Lead: Riemer
Co-sponsors: Andrews, Floreen, Branson, Navarro, Berliner and Rice
Latest Action:

Signed into Law 10/20/14 Enacted Bill 10/28/14 

Summary:

Bill 17-14 increases the amount of the property tax credit for senior citizens of limited income; lower the minimum age of eligibility for the credit; and generally amend the County law regarding property tax credits.

Bill 16-14

Title: Elections - Public Campaign Financing
Lead: Andrews
Cosponsors: Elrich, Berliner, Riemer, Leventhal, Rice, Navarro, Floreen, Branson
Latest Action: Signed into Law 10/6/14 - Effective 1/15/15
Summary:

Bill 16-14  is a law to regulate, enforce and fund a public campaign finance system for the election of County Executive and County Council (candidates for county elective office).

Bill 10-14

Title: Buildings - Solar Permits - Expedited Review
Lead: Berliner
Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Rice, Elrich, Andrews, Navarro
Latest Action:

Signed into Law – 5/1/14 - Effective 7/31/14

Summary:

Bill 10-14 fast tracks the review process for permits to install rooftop solar photovoltaic systems and implements a reduced fee for those permits.



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