Legislative Work 2014
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
Exempts transfers of rezoned property located in an enterprise zone from the 6% rezoning transfer tax.
Title: Human Rights and Civil Liberties - Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Lead: Elrich Co-sponsors: Branson, Navarro, Rice, Riemer Latest Action:
Signed into Law 10/29/14 - Effective 10/29/14
Prohibits certain employers from conducting a criminal background check or
otherwise inquiring into an applicant's criminal record before making a conditional
offer of employment at the conclusion of a first interview.
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
Prohibits a person from discharging a bow in the County from, onto, or across a public road;
or into or within 100 yards of a building or camp designed for human occupancy without the owner or occupant's written consent. Exceptions include designated bow discharging areas.
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
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
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
Prohibits the use of automated purchasing machines that buy/purchase personal property such as cell phones and amends the secondhand personal property law.
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
Bill to increase 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
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:
Law to regulate, enforce and fund a public campaign finance system for the election of County Executive and County Council.
Title: Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits - Expedited Review Lead: Berliner Co-sponsors: Floreen, Riemer, Leventhal, Elrich, Andrews, Navarro, Rice Latest Action: Signed into Law 5/1/14 - Effective 7/31/14 Summary:
Requires the Department of Permitting Services to implement and expedite permits
to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at reduced fees.
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
Speeds up the time it takes to obtain building permits and licenses and decreases the costs.