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INFORMATION:       Copies are available from the Council Office in the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville 240-777-7900.



STREETS AND ROADS - COMPREHENSIVE REVISION - Bill 48-06 comprehensively revises,

updates, clarifies, and reorganizes County law governing street and road design, construction, regulation, acceptance, abandonment, and funding; and repeals obsolete provisions in and generally amends County law regarding streets and roads.  Effective date: October 14, 2007. 


TENANT DISPLACEMENT - SALE OF RENTAL HOUSING - RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL - Expedited Bill 7-07 requires the owner of certain rental housing built after a certain date to give the County, the Housing Opportunities Commission, and any tenant organization the right to buy the rental housing before it is sold to another person; modifies the circumstances under which the Department of Housing and Community Affairs may allow certain rent increases; and generally amends the law relating to tenant displacement and sale of rental housing.  Effective date: July 15, 2007.


CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS - Bill 8-07 requires the Office of Management and Budget to submit pedestrian and bicyclist impact statements with certain capital projects in the Capital Improvements Program; authorizes the Council to require other County departments and agencies to supplement the impact statements furnished by the Office of Management and Budget; and repeals obsolete provisions and generally amends County law regarding the analysis of transportation and other capital projects.  Effective Date:  October 14, 2007.


FOREST CONSERVATION - RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS - Bill 15-07 further defines the application of certain forest conservation requirements to certain religious institutions, and generally amends the law regarding forest conservation.  Effective date: November 8, 2007.


ADMISSIONS AND AMUSEMENT TAX - EXEMPTION - GOLF COURSES, AGRICULTURAL TOURISM - Expedited Bill 16-07 exempts certain private golf courses and agricultural tourism activities from the admissions and amusement tax.  Effective date: October 1, 2007.



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