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CR8-2018 (Sponsored) 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.

CR119-2018 (Sponsored) A RESOLUTION approving an amendment to the Howard County Master Plan for Water and Sewerage.

CB21-2018 (Sponsored) AN ACT allowing certain composting facilities and natural wood waste recycling as accessory uses under certain conditions in certain Zoning Districts; allowing certain natural wood waste recycling facilities and composting facilities as a use permitted as a matter of right under certain conditions in certain Zoning Districts; providing supplementary regulations for composting facilities; providing conditional use standards for composting facilities and natural wood waste recycling facilities; defining certain terms; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to the Howard County Zoning Regulations.

CB16-2018 (Co-Sponsored) 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.

CB17-2018 (Co-Sponsored) 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.

CB56-2018 (Co-Sponsored) 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.