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Bills of local interest

February 20, 2005|by TAMELA BAKER

Editor's note: This is a list of proposed bills and resolutions of local interest in the Maryland General Assembly. For more information, go to the legislature's Web site at mlis.state.md.us.

Washington County Delegation bills


HB 905 - Makes a violation of the Washington County animal control ordinance a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to 30 days or a fine of $1,000 or both.

HB 906 - Authorizes the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County to adopt regulations to register alarm system contractors and alarm users.

HB 907 - Authorizes the town of Boonsboro to undertake and carry out specified urban renewal projects for slum clearance and redevelopment.

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HB 908 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $75,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the board of directors of the Regional Community Health Care Center Foundation Inc. for the acquisition of the Community Free Clinic.

HB 909 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $75,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the mayor and city council of the city of Boonsboro for the construction of King Farm Park, including a pavilion, ball fields, a pedestrian bridge and a concession stand.

HB 910 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $30,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the board of directors of the Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc. for the construction of exhibits and renovation of the Discovery Station at Hagerstown site.

HB 911 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $200,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the board of directors of Aspiring to Serve Inc. for the construction and renovation of a building to serve as a homeless shelter and rental space for nonprofit organizations providing social services.

HB 912 - Increases the salary for the sheriff of Washington County to $80,000.

HB 913 - Requires the Washington County Electrical Board to adopt regulations for the approval of specified licensing agreements, the enforcement of codes and specified permitting issues. Hearing scheduled March 10 at 1 p.m. in the House Economic Matters Committee.

HB 914 - Authorizes the Washington County Commissioners to adopt regulations for restricting the growth of non-noxious weeds within the county.

HB 915 - Requires the sheriff of Washington County to establish eligibility criteria for inmates participating in a home detention program, a work release program or a pretrial release program. Hearing scheduled Friday at 1 p.m. in the House Judiciary Committee.

HB 916 - Allows a county procurement officer to award a procurement contract on the basis of revised bids under specified circumstances.

HB 917 - Increases the salary of the president and members of the Washington County Board of Education.

HB 918 - Increases the compensation for substitute members of the Washington County local board of elections; increases the compensation for election judges in Washington County.

HB 1186 - Establishes a Washington County Property Tax Commission. Hearing scheduled March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the House Ways and Means Committee.

HB 1187 - Alters the composition of the salary study commission for Washington County. Hearing scheduled March 4 at 1 p.m. in the House Environmental Matters Committee.

HB 1272 - Allows the Washington County Board of County Commissioners to collect a building excise tax on construction and impose different tax rates on nonresidential building types.

Bills introduced by Washington County lawmakers


Sen. John J. Hafer, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington

SB 374 - Designates a specified weekend each year to be a tax-free weekend during which the sale of certain clothing, footwear, school supplies and personal computers are exempt from the sales and use tax.

SB 375 - Alters the circumstances under which a contractual employee who transfers in the state Personnel Management System must be given credit for service for purposes of pay grade, annual leave and seniority rights. Hearing scheduled March 4 in the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 494 - Requires employers that receive grants from the state to provide written notice of protections and remedies to employees. Hearing scheduled March 4 at 1 p.m. in the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 576 - Alters the amounts that may be deducted from a refund paid to a purchaser after cancellation of a hearing aid purchase. Hearing scheduled March 9 at 1 p.m. in the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 684 - Authorizes the Motor Vehicle Administration to develop and issue for specified vehicles special registration plates. Hearing scheduled Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington

SB 61 - Requires that a nonfreight trailer or semitrailer with a maximum gross weight limit of 10,001 to 20,000 pounds be registered in a specified manner.

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