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Council public hearing on Bill 29-17, Domestic Partner Survivor Benefits, on Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING

 

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. on Expedited Bill 29-17, Domestic Partner Survivor Benefits - Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) - Employees’ Retirement System - Eligibility, which would clarify the definition of a domestic partner for the purpose of receiving County survivor benefits; limit County survivor benefits for a domestic partner of a local fire and rescue department volunteer to a domestic partner registered on or before a certain date; limit County survivor benefits for a domestic partner of a County employee under the County retirement systems to a domestic partner registered with the County on or before a certain date; and generally amend the laws governing survivor benefits for a domestic partner.

 

The public hearings 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, September 14 online at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/phsignup.html or by calling 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up is September 25 at 5:00 p.m.  Call 240-777-7910 to obtain copies of the bill or go to http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/bill/2017/Packets/20170912_13A.pdf

 

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Release ID: 17-273
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926