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Year Legislation Description
2023 CR104-2023 A RESOLUTION creating a Cannabis Workgroup to study the effects of adult-use cannabis legalization in Howard County and recommend legislative actions to promote health, public safety, and equity in the local adult-use cannabis market; and generally relating to adult-use cannabis.
2023 CB32-2023 AN ACT creating an Adult-Use Cannabis Advisory Panel; specificizing the duties and responsibilities of the Advisory Panel; providing for the membership and staffing of the Advisory Panel; establishing requirements for meetings and reports; and generally related to the Adult-Use Cannabis Advisory Panel.
2023 CB11-2023 AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to establish certain processes for certain audits by the Howard County Auditor’s Office; and generally relating to the Howard County Auditor’s Office.
2022 CR26-2022 A RESOLUTION appointing Felita Phillips to the Board of Appeals of Howard County, Maryland, to fill a term ending on December 31, 2025.
2022 CB11-2022 AN ACT repealing a certain provision of law relating to the determination of whether an election is contested for the distribution of a public contribution from the Citizens’ Election Fund; confirming that a certified candidate may receive a matching public contribution for any qualifying contributions that were collected prior to the effective date of this Act; making a technical correction in order to remove an ambiguity in the Citizens’ Election Fund law to facilitate orderly administration of the program; generally relating to the Citizens’ Election Fund; and declaring that this Act is an Emergency Bill necessary to meet a public emergency affecting life, health or property.
2021 CB82-2021 AN ACT establishing a local minimum wage for employees working in Howard County; and generally relating to Howard County minimum wage requirements.
2021 CB81-2021 AN ACT establishing a local minimum wage for employees working in Howard County; and generally relating to Howard County minimum wage requirements.
2021 CB67-2021 AN ACT altering the date by which a store must remit the fees collected for disposable bags to the Director of Finance; and generally relating to disposable bag fees in the County.
2021 CB52-2021 AN ACT to establish the Commission on Common Ownership Communities; specifying the purpose and duties of the Commission; specifying the duties of the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring registration of common ownership communities with the Department; establishing a process for alternative dispute resolution; and generally relating to common ownership communities.
2021 CB23-2021 AN ACT amending the eligibility requirements for a property tax credit for seniors and retired military personnel in accordance with Chapter 332, Acts of the General Assembly of 2019; and generally relating to property tax credits.
2021 CB13-2021 AN ACT to prohibit the sale or distribution of certain single-use straws and stirrers, certain condiment packets and certain plastic food ware by certain food service facilities and retail business entities under specified circumstances; providing for exceptions to the prohibition; requiring certain establishments to have specified materials; providing for enforcement of the prohibition; specifying the duties of the Office of Community Sustainability; requiring fines to be placed in a certain Fund; and generally relating to waste reduction in the County.
2020 CR142-2020 A RESOLUTION creating a Racial Equity Task Force to study racial inequities and disparities in Howard County and recommend legislative actions to close racial disparities in our community.
2020 CR104-2020 A RESOLUTION proposing to amend Section 709 of the Howard County Charter to prohibit specified kinds of discrimination with respect to certain personnel actions in the County Merit System; 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.
2020 CR99-2020 A RESOLUTION proposing to amend County Charter Section 404 “Citizen Boards” by reducing from five years to three years the number of overlapping terms a Howard County resident may serve on a citizen board, or until a successor is confirmed; 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.
2020 CR95-2020 A RESOLUTION proposing to amend Howard County Charter Section 202 “The County Council”, Section 208 “Sessions of the County Council; quorum; rules of procedure”, Section 1201 “Nature of the Article”, and Section 1202 “Establishment of District boundaries for Councilmanic Districts” by changing the term “Councilmanic” to “Council”; 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.
2020 CB63-2020 AN ACT providing that County employees shall take, or refrain from taking, specified actions with respect to the immigration status of specified individuals; prohibiting certain discrimination based on immigration status; requiring that certain information related to citizenship status be kept confidential; providing a procedure whenever specified provisions may be preempted by other law; requiring specified officials to take actions under certain circumstances; and generally relating to human rights in Howard County.
2020 CB8-2020 AN ACT requiring a fiscal analysis for each Bill; specifying that the County Auditor must submit the statement; setting a deadline; specifying the contents of the analysis; providing for public availability; and generally relating to the enactment of legislation.
2019 CR134-2019 A RESOLUTION calling on those offering homes for sale in Howard County to omit references to schools and school zones in certain advertising.
2019 CR112-2019 A RESOLUTION requesting the Howard County Public School System to draft, approve, and implement a lawful multi-year Integration Plan to ensure that Howard County Public Schools are integrated by socioeconomic factors.
2019 CB64-2019 AN ACT to require a specified fee on certain disposable bags; providing for the collection of the fee and the administration of the subtitle; specifying the duties of certain stores; creating a Disposable Plastics Reduction Fund; providing for the administration and uses of the Fund; providing for penalties for certain violations; requiring certain studies and reports; and generally relating to disposable bags in the County.
2019 CR31-2019 A RESOLUTION appointing Douglas R. Miller to the Citizens’ Election Fund Commission.
2019 CB14-2019 AN ACT to require certain buildings and occupancies to have diaper-changing amenities accessible to certain occupants under certain conditions; and generally relating to the Howard County Building Code.
2019 CB8-2019 AN ACT repealing the mobile home site rental tax; and generally relating to mobile home developments.