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Craig Rice


Councilmember Craig Rice

Legislative Work 2012


Bill 39-12

Title: Technical Corrections
Lead: County Council
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 2/12/13, Effective 5/14/13
Summary: Bill 39-12 corrects technical, reference and codification errors to provisions in County Law.

Bill 38-12

Title: Capital Improvements Program - Child Care Assessment
Lead: Riemer
Cosponsors: Floreen, Andrews, Navarro, Ervin, Rice, Berliner
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 3/15/13, Effective 6/14/13

Bill 38-12 requires the county to provide a facilities impact assessment that would analyze the feasibility of including child care space for certain capital projects.

Bill 37-12

Title: Housing - Capital Improvements Program - Affordable Housing Assessment
Lead: Berliner
Cosponsors: Riemer, Ervin, Floreen, Leventhal, Andrews, Navarro, Rice
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 2/12/13, Effective 5/14/13

Bill 37-12 requires an assessment to be included in certain capital projects that analyzes feasibility and impact of including affordable housing in the project.

Bill 36-12

Title: Taxation - Hotel/Motel Tax - Use of Revenues
Lead: Floreen
Cosponsors: Rice, Berliner, Navarro
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 2/25/13, Effective 7/1/13

 Bill 36-12 increases funding for the Montgomery County Conference & Visitors Bureau.

Bill 33-12

Title: Health and Sanitation - Smoking - County Property
Lead: Floreen
Cosponsors: Navarro, Rice, Riemer, Leventhal, Elrich, Andrews
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 2/25/13, Effective 5/27/13

Bill 33-12 prohibits smoking on most outdoor property owned or leased by the County including health facilities, bus stops, parks, parking garages, plazas and some other public places.

Bill 32-12

Title: Personnel - Regulations - Persons with Disabilities - Noncompetitive Appointment
Lead: Andrews
Cosponsors: Rice, Navarro, Leventhal, Ervin, Floreen, Elrich, Berliner, Riemer
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 2/12/13, Effective 5/14/13

Bill 32-12 adoption of regulations permitting non-competitive appointment of a qualified person with severe disability to a county merit position.

Bill 26-12

Title: Swimming Pools - Defibrillators
Lead: Leventhal
Cosponsors: Riemer, Rice, Navarro, Andrews, Elrich, Floreen
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 11/26/12, Effective 11/13/13

Bill 26-12 requires every functioning public swimming pool have at least one automatic defibrillator available and in good working order and to maintain at least one staff member who is trained and currently certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) at all times.

Bill 21-12

Title: Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management - Coal Tar Pavement Products
Lead: Rice
Cosponsors: Navarro, Elrich, Riemer, Ervin
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 9/18/12, Effective 12/18/12

Bill 21-12 prohibits the use and sale of coal tar pavement products in Montgomery County.  Coal tar is a known carcinogen commonly used to coat asphalt and concrete areas such as driveways and parking lots.

Bill 19-12

Title: Human Rights and Civil Liberties - Displaced Service Workers
Lead: Ervin
Cosponsors: Rice, Elrich, Riemer
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 12/21/12, Effective 12/21/12

Bill 19-12 provides temporary job protection for certain service workers upon termination of their employer's contract.

Bill 14-12

Title: Economic Development Fund - Amendments
Lead: Berliner and Riemer
Cosponsors: Ervin, Elrich, Leventhal, Navarro, Rice
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 12/20/12, Effective 12/20/12

Bill 14-12 requires the County Executive to submit a strategic economic development plan when using funds that are designated specifically for establishing private businesses when the amount is $100,000.00 or more.   

Bill 1-12

Title: Personnel - Special Days of Commemoration - Amendments
Lead: Ervin
Cosponsors: Floreen, Navarro, Riemer, Andrews, Leventhal, Rice, Elrich and Berliner
Latest Action: Signed into Law – 4/2/12, Effective 7/2/12

Bill 1-12 adds Korean American Day as a day of special commemoration for Montgomery County.

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