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Council to receive report of the Charter Review Commission on June 12

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Also on June 12: Public hearings on three separate bills dealing with transportation mitigation payment, property tax credit for the elderly and retired military service members and human trafficking prevention committee

The Council will meet on Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. Individuals interested in attending a Council meeting should confirm the information on the day of the meeting by visiting the Council’s web page at https://tinyurl.com/CountyCouncilMeetings or by calling the Council’s Legislative Information Office at 240-777-7931. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md), unless otherwise noted.

Meeting: Council Session
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Third floor hearing room
Topics:

Public hearings

  • Expedited Bill 16-18, Taxation - Transportation Mitigation Payment - Credit
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Expedited Bill 16-18, Taxation – Transportation Mitigation Payment – Credit. Councilmember Nancy Floreen is the lead sponsor. Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Craig Rice and Council Vice President Nancy Navarro are cosponsors. The bill would authorize the Director of Finance to refund a transportation mitigation payment or give the property owner a credit against the development impact tax for transportation due for the development in the amount of any transportation mitigation payment made for the same development prior to March 1, 2017. The Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee is scheduled to review Expedited Bill 16-18 on July 9 at 9:30 a.m.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Expedited Bill 17-18, Property Tax Credit – Elderly Individuals and Retired Military Services Members – Application
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Expedited Bill 17-18, Property Tax Credit – Elderly Individuals and Retired Military Services Members – Application. Councilmember George Leventhal is the lead sponsor. Councilmembers Craig Rice, Sidney Katz and Nancy Floreen, Council Vice President Nancy Navarro, and Councilmember Tom Hucker are cosponsors. The bill would streamline the property tax credit application process for elderly individuals and retired military service members by allowing them to apply for the credit the first year and would automatically receive the credit for four additional years if the individual remains eligible for the credit. Currently, individuals are required to apply for the credit every year. The GO Committee is scheduled to review Expedited Bill 17-18 on June 14.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Expedited Bill 18-18, Human Rights and Civil Liberties – Human Trafficking Prevention Committee – Amendments
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Expedited Bill 18-18, Human Rights and Civil Liberties – Human Trafficking Prevention Committee – Amendments. Councilmember Tom Hucker is the lead sponsor. Councilmembers Craig Rice and Sidney Katz, Council Vice President Nancy Navarro, Councilmember Roger Berliner, Council President Hans Riemer and Councilmember Marc Elrich are cosponsors. The bill would modify the membership of the Human Trafficking Prevention Committee; remove the requirement that each voting member be a resident of the County; add two voting members from the community; and generally, amend the laws governing the prevention of human trafficking. Council action is scheduled for June 19.

The staff report can be viewed here.

Council

  • Report of the Charter Review Commission
    The Council will receive a report from the Charter Review Commission. The County Charter is the constitutional framework for County Government. The Council appoints an eleven-member, bi-partisan, Charter Review Commission to study the County Charter. The Commission must report to the Council in every even-numbered year with recommendations for possible revisions. These recommendations may lead to proposed charter amendments that are voted on by the electorate. A public hearing on the recommendations of the commission and proposed charter amendments is scheduled for July 10.

The staff report can be viewed here.


All Council meetings and public hearings are broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (Cable Channel 6 or 996 on Comcast, Channel 6 or 1056 on RCN and Channel 30 on Verizon) and are streamed live on the Council’s website at:  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council  .

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Release ID: 18-175
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926