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Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Legislation

2013 

CR16-2013
Introduced by, Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION requesting Howard County Voices for Change Youth Coalition to advise the County Council and the Howard County Public School System; requesting the Coalition to issue certain reports; requesting the Coalition to provide the County with certain information; and generally relating to the Howard County Voices for Change Youth Coalition.
Final Action: Passed 2/4/2013
Votes: Unanimous

CR84-2013
Introduced By, Courtney Watson at the request of Linwood Center, Inc.
A RESOLUTION endorsing an application by Linwood Center, Inc. to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Investment Tax Credit program providing tax credits for individuals who donate to certain 501(c)(3) organizations.
Final Action: Passed 7/1/2013
Votes: Unanimous

CR118-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION requiring the County to fly the POW/MIA flag beneath the flag of the United States at certain locations and on certain dates.
Final Action: Passed 10/7/2013
Votes: Unanimous

CR171-2013
Introduced By, Courtney Watson, Councilperson
Co-sponsored by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson

A RESOLUTION supporting the Howard County Historical Society’s involvement in the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.
Final Action: Passed 12/2/2013
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

 

2012

ENRCB2-2012 (ZRA 137)  Amendments 1A1A22, {3}
Introduced By, Courtney Watson, Councilperson
AN ACT amending the Howard County Zoning Regulations to permit Community Swimming Pools to send density under the Neighborhood Preservation Program in the R-ED, R-20, and R-12 zoning districts, under certain conditions; establish a reduced rear setback of 15 feet on R-ED zoned lots that adjoin an open space lot; and generally related to Community Swimming Pools and rear setbacks.
Final Action: Passed as amended 3/5/2012
Votes: Unanimous
 

ENRCB10-2012  Amendment 1, {2}, 3, A1A4, 4
Introduced By Council Member Calvin Ball Co-sponsored by Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa, and Courtney Watson
AN ACT permitting a homeowners association or common ownership community to submit certain documentation that a unit owner seeking a County issued rental license is delinquent on certain fees or violating certain bylaws or covenants; permitting the denial of rental license applications for failing to pay fees or other obligations to the association or community; permitting the denial of a rental license renewal request for failing to pay fees or violating obligations to the association or community; authorizing the Director of the Department of Licenses, Permits and Inspections to suspend or revoke a rental housing license if a homeowners association or common ownership community provides certain documentation indicating a unit owner with a rental license is delinquent on fees or other obligations to the association or community; authorizing the Director of the Department of Licenses, Inspections and Permits to revoke a rental license for false statements on an application; and generally relating to homeowners association and common ownership community fees and obligations, and rental housing licenses.
Final Action: Passed as amended 5/7/2012
Votes: Unanimous
 

CB40-2012
Introduced By, Calvin Ball, Jennifer Terrasa, and Courtney Watson
AN ACT providing a hiring preference in County government for qualified individuals and veterans with disabilities; providing for policies related to the hiring preference; and generally relating to County hiring practices.
Final Action: Passed 12/3/2012
Votes: Unanimous
 

  
ENRCR134-2012  A1A1,  Amendment 1
Introduced By, Council Member Courtney Watson
Co-Sponsored by, Council Members Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa

A RESOLUTION requesting the Public Service Commission of Maryland investigate the reliability of the electric power supply for certain areas in Howard County and require electrical utility providers doing business in Howard County to disclose outage information to Howard County after 24 hours; and directing certain other actions by certain County officials.
Final Action: Passed as amended 10/1/2012
Votes: Yea – Council Members Ball, Sigaty, Terrasa and Watson
Recused – Council Member Fox
 

ENRCR169-2012 Amendments 1, A1A2, 2, 3
Introduced By, Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION to encourage the General Assembly to provide the necessary resources to appropriate agencies to implement the use of multidisciplinary teams to address bullying, harassment, and intimidation among students.
Final Action: Passed as Amended 1/7/2013
Votes: Yeas - Council Member Ball, Fox, Terrasa and Watson
Absent: Council Member Sigaty
 

 

2011 

ENRCB3-2011 A1A1, A2A1, Amendment 1, 2
Introduced by: Greg Fox
Co-sponsored by: Courtney Watson
AN ACT to establish a Veterans’ Commission; specifying its composition and duties; requiring a certain annual report; requiring County agencies to cooperate with the Commission; and generally relating to veterans and active duty personnel in Howard County.
Final Action: Passed as amended 2/7/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 


ENRCB6-2011 Amendment 1, 2
Introduced by: Greg Fox, Councilmember
Co-sponsored by: Courtney Watson, Councilmember

AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require developers conducting pre-submission community meetings in accordance with Section 16.128 of the County Code to send a copy of the meeting’s minutes and responses to certain questions to the meeting attendees within in a certain timeframe of the meeting; and generally relating to pre-submission community meetings.
Final Action: Passed as amended 4/4/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 


CB30-2011 Amendment 1, 2A1A3, 3 
Introduced by: Introduced by: Courtney Watson
Co-sponsored by: Greg Fox

AN ACT establishing a tax credit against the Howard County real property tax for certain nonprofit swim clubs under certain conditions; establishing the duration of the credit; providing for an application procedure; and generally relating to property tax credits in Howard County.
Final Action: Tabled 7/5/11
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

CB50-2011 Amendment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Administration explanation
Introduced By, The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Cosponsored by Calvin Ball, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
AN ACT, pursuant to State law requirements, repealing and reenacting the Howard County Public Ethics Law; defining certain terms; restating the role of the Howard County Ethics Commission and the role of the County Solicitor; authorizing certain late fees for failure to file certain forms; clarifying certain prohibited conduct and interests; clarifying provisions related to gifts and authorizing the acceptance of certain limited types of gifts; maintaining certain exceptions currently allowed under the Howard County Charter; clarifying the disclosure of certain information by elected officials, candidates for elected offices, county employees and board and commission members; clarifying and expanding certain lobbyist provisions including reporting requirements; providing for certain enforcement; and generally relating to the Howard County Public Ethics Law. 
Final Action: Tabled 10/3/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

CB54-2011 

Introduced by, Council Members Calvin Ball, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
AN ACT amending the Health and Social Services Title of the Howard County Code to include gender identity and expression as a classification protected against certain types of unlawful, discriminatory practices; and generally relating to the Human Rights law of Howard County.
Final Action: Passed 12/05/2011
Votes: Yeas – Council Membes Ball, Sigaty, Terrasa and Watson
Nays – Council Member Fox
 


CB55-2011 

Introduced by, Calvin Ball Co-sponsored by, Courtney Watson
AN ACT authorizing a property tax credit for certain residential buildings that meet specified environmental standards; providing for the amount and duration of the credit; and generally relating to property tax credits.
Final Action: Passed as amended 12/05/2011
Votes: Yays – Council Members Ball, Sigaty, Terrasa and Watson
Recused – Council Member Fox
 

ENRCR11-2011 Amendment 1
Introduced by: Chair and Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION amending the Howard County Council Rules of Procedure to conform to longstanding practices; authorizing the Chairperson to cancel a meeting under specified circumstances; clarifying when the Council is permitted to conduct closed sessions and who may attend such sessions; clarifying that the Chairperson may, but need not, vote; clarifying the way that Administration requests are characterized; and generally relating to the Council Rules of Procedure.
Final Action: Passed as amended 3/7/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 

CR79-2011 Amendment 1
Introduced by: Courtney Watson
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
 

A RESOLUTION requiring the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board to review the potential environmental impacts of the CSX Intermodal facility being proposed at two sites in Howard County and to make a certain report by a certain date and requesting the County Executive to provide appropriate county resources to support this effort.
Final Action: Passed as amended 6/6/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 

CR148-2011
Introduced By, Courtney Watson at the request of Linwood Center, Inc.
A RESOLUTION endorsing an application by Linwood Center, Inc. to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Investment Tax Credit program providing tax credits for individuals who donate to certain 501(c)(3) organizations.
Final Action: Passed 10/3/2011
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

2010 

CR86-2010
Administration explanation
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and co-sponsored by Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION adopting the Route 40 Design Manual which will apply to new development or redevelopment in the Route 40 Corridor.
Final Action: Passed 7/6/10
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

CR134-2010 Amendment 1
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Mary Kay Sigaty, Calvin Ball, and Jennifer Terrasa
A RESOLUTION creating a task force to study the composition, purpose, and other specified aspects of a Veterans’ Commission in Howard County; providing for officers of and staff for the task force; specifying the composition and duties of the task force; requiring a certain report; and providing for termination of the task force.
Final Action: Withdrawn 2/7/2011
Votes: Unanimous