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2018 BILLS:

CB1-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
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.
Final Action: CB1-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to limit the redistribution of residential units to those FDPs which are not utilizing CEPPA flexibility provisions.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment No.  1 to Amendment No. 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes that only developments that are led by or work with either a local nonprofit or the Housing Commission would be eligible for this provision.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 3 Passed
Amendment No.  4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to increase the retesting provisions for the School Capacity test.)
Final Action: Amendment 4 Failed
Amendment No.  2 to Amendment No. 5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to change the word “determine” to “discuss”.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 5 Passed
Amendment No.  7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to lower the school capacity thresholds for elementary, middle, and high schools.)
Final Action: Amendment 7 Failed
Amendment No.  8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes that DPZ ensure that there are adequate Police, Fire, and Health facilities prior to plan approval.)
Final Action: Amendment 8 Failed


CB2-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
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.
Final Action: Passed

 

CB7-2018
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair
Cosponsored by: Greg Fox, Councilperson, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
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.
Final Action: Passed as Amended

 

CB16-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
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. 
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to:

  • clarify that the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is to transmit its findings and recommendations in the form of a Technical Staff Report
  • clarify the timeliness of the written questions to DPZ and DPZ’s response to the questions; and
  • clarify that DPZ staff making its presentation of findings and recommendations is subject to cross-examination.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


CB17-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
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. 
Final Action: Tabled 4/2/18 (P 5-0) 

 

2018 RESOLUTIONS:

CR8-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
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.
Final Action: CR8-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the kinds of circumstances that would extend the life of a bill.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed

 

CR10-2018
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION amending the Howard County Council Rules of Procedure specifying the start time for certain meetings; eliminating the 5 minute time limit for representatives of a group; allowing a Resolution or Bill to be withdrawn at any time before a vote on its final passage; specifying that members may participate in a legislative session by teleconference only for an emergency legislative session; requiring a certain sign-up system for those wanting to testify; providing that individuals need not give a street address aloud when testifying; and authorizing the Administrator to add to the first page of a bill the dates that the bill may fail due to inaction as provided by Charter Section 209(h).
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment sets 5 minutes as the limit for oral testimony for certain representatives of nonprofits.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment No.  2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Greg Fox
(This amendment sets 5 minutes as the limit for oral testimony for certain representatives of nonprofits, boards, commissions, or task forces.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  6 to Amendment No. 2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the time limit for certain persons.)
Final Action: Amendment 6 to Amendment 2 Passed

 

CR23-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
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.
Final Action: CR23-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1 to Amendment No. 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the scope of the request.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 Passed
Amendment No.  1
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to add organizations that serve people with disabilities and their families to the list of organizations that the Commission on Disability Issues is to consult with as part of their study.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed as Amended

 





CB12-2014 (Sponsor)  AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require developers conducting presubmission community meetings in accordance with Section 16.128 and 16.205 of the County Code to send notification to any school within a three-mile radius of the subject property; and generally relating to presubmission community meetings.  

CB14-2014 (Sponsor) AN ACT amending the building code to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Equal Business Opportunity Commission to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the human rights provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending housing and community development programs to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Howard County Cable Television Systems Franchise Act to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending towing provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending recreations and parks provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; and generally relating to people with disabilities. 
 
CR23-2014 (Co-sponsor) A RESOLUTION requesting that the Howard County Public Transportation Board provide a report to the County Council and County Executive on the performance of the Howard County public transportation system and on specific improvements required of the system to meet the increasing demand for public transportation options in and around Howard County.