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Montgomery County Council to hold public hearing on Tuesday, July 18, regarding amendments to County public financing program for County elections

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, on Expedited Bill 25-17 that would permit a candidate to correct a mistake in an application for certification within a certain time; clarify that a candidate may receive a matching public contribution during the general election for certain unmatched qualifying contributions received during the primary election; and permit a candidate to use unspent funds returned to the County after an election as a credit against any repayment required for a public contribution mistakenly received. The bill also would generally amend the law concerning public campaign financing for County elections.

The public hearing will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, which is located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon. It also will be available live via streaming through the Council web site at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8 .

Those interested in testifying at the public hearings can start signing up on Thursday, July 13, online at:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/phsignup.html
or by calling 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 17. Call 240-777-7910 to obtain copies of the bill or go to http://tinyurl.com/y9nzegjs

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Release ID: 17-229
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926