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2018

SPONSORED

CB1-2018
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
AN ACT amending the Adequate Public Facilities Act requiring certain periodic review; specifying completion timelines for certain types of road remediation projects; requiring that certain agreements contain certain provisions with regard to the timing of road mitigation projects; amend the title of certain charts and other terminology; requiring certain waiting periods; clarifying certain exemptions; defining certain terms; amending certain definitions; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to the Adequate Public Facilities Act of Howard County.
Status: Passed as Amended


CB2-2018
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa

AN ACT amending PlanHoward 2030, the general plan for Howard County, to reduce the number of allocations in the Growth and Revitalization category and to increase the number of allocations in the Established Communities category, beginning in 2020; and generally relating to planning, zoning and land use in Howard County.
Status: Passed

CB5-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball 

AN ACT establishing a tax credit against the County property tax imposed on residential real property that is owned by specified public safety personnel; establishing the amount, terms, conditions, and duration of the credit; providing for an application and verification procedure and administration of the credit; and generally relating to property tax credits.
Status: Withdrawn per Dr. Ball

CB7-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball and the County Executive
Co-Sponsored by: Greg Fox, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein

AN ACT establishing a tax credit against the County property tax imposed on certain real property that is owned by certain public safety officers under certain circumstances; establishing the amount, terms, and conditions of the credit; and generally relating to real property tax credits.
Status: Passed as Amended

CB55-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
AN ACT repealing the mobile home site rental tax; and generally relating to mobile home developments.
Status: Bill failed due to lack of votes for re-table  

CB58-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa

AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to amend the requirements for new developments on Scenic Roads; and generally relating to Scenic Roads.
Status: Bill failed due to lack of votes for re-table

CB69-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox and Jennifer Terrasa
AN ACT amending provisions for the posting of notice to require specified information and uniform signs; and generally relating to the posting of notice signs.
Status: Tabled

CB71-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa

AN ACT requiring that Department of Planning and Zoning designees appear at quasi-judicial Planning Board hearings under oath, under certain circumstances; and generally relating to the Department of Planning and Zoning.
Status: Failed

CR8-2018
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa
A RESOLUTION proposing to amend County Charter Section 209 “Legislative procedure” to extend the initial life of a bill to 70 days and each extension to 35 days; specifying that the life of a bill is extended if the legislative session begins on the last day of the life of a bill; specifying that the life of a bill is extended because of a certain postponement; and submitting this amendment to the voters of Howard County for their adoption or rejection in accordance with Article X of the Howard County Charter and Article XI-A of the Maryland Constitution.
Status: Passed as Amended

CR23-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa

A RESOLUTION requesting that the Commission on Disability Issues study Howard County's ability to provide services to the county's residents with disabilities in the areas of Education, Peer Relationships, Employment, Transportation, and Housing; requesting that the Commission submit a report and recommend actions that should be taken by the County as it continuously strives to become a model community for residents with disabilities; and generally relating to the continuous improvement of disability issues in Howard County.
Status: Passed as Amended
 

 

 

CO-SPONSORED

CB16-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa and Mary Kay Sigaty Co-Sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox and Jon Weinstein
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to modify the process for piecemeal map amendments and development plan approvals by the Zoning Board; and generally relating to Zoning Board hearings.
Status: Passed as Amended

CB17-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa and Mary Kay Sigaty 

Co-Sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox and Jon Weinstein
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to provide that in piecemeal amendment cases that the Zoning Board initially limit the hearing to the evidence relevant to the applicable criteria which would justify the requested rezoning; and generally relating to piecemeal map amendments.
Status: Passed as Amended

CB20-2018
Introduced by: Mary Kay Sigaty
Co-Sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein

AN ACT to regulate specified matters between certain landlords and tenants; specifying certain powers and duties of the Office of Consumer Protection and other units of County government; specifying the contents of certain lease applications and leases; requiring certain disclosures and notices; regulating the use of Ratio Utility Billing; prohibiting certain retaliatory practices; specifying certain rights of tenants and tenant organizations; specifying certain responsibilities of landlords and tenants; providing for certain penalties and other relief; providing for the application of this Act to certain existing leases; and generally relating to landlord-tenant relations.
Status: Passed as Amended

CB56-2018
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein
Co-Sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa

AN ACT temporarily prohibiting issuance of certain permits and certain approvals of development plans and zoning changes for property that drains in whole or in part to the Tiber Branch Watershed in Howard County to study flooding events that threaten public health, safety, and welfare; requesting the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Department of Public Works, and other County agencies to study past, present, and future land uses, drainage infrastructure, storm water management, and flood mitigation, and all other factors related to flooding in the Tiber Branch Watershed, and report and make recommendations on changes to land uses, drainage infrastructure, stormwater management, and flood mitigation; defining certain terms; providing certain exemptions from the Act; providing that this Act shall be abrogated and of no further force and effect after a certain period; and generally relating to land use, storm water management, drainage and flood mitigation; and declaring this to be an emergency Act.
Status: Passed as Amended

CR117-2018
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Co-Sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein

A RESOLUTION extending the State of Emergency declared by Executive Order issued on May 27, 2018, which related to a severe flooding event.
Status: Passed as Amended