I thought I would put together a summary of actions on the proposed local bills in Howard County being dealt with by our local delegation in 2019.

Items that have passed:

Bond Initiative Requests

Historic Barnard Fort House Restoration, Ho. Co. 09-19, $150,000 – PASSED BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19) ​

Historic Thomas Isaac Log Cabin Relocation and Rehabilitation, Ho. Co. 10-19, $100,000 – PASSED BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19)

Harriet Tubman Community Center and Museum – Development and Improvement, Ho. Co. 17–19, $500,000 – PASSED BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19) ​

Proposed Local Bills

Howard County Board of Education – Elected School Board, Ho. Co. 1–19 – PASSED BY THE DELEGATION (1/23/19)​

Items that have passed via straw vote but pending public hearing (*STRAW VOTE – bonds passed by straw vote have been voted on by the Delegation but have not yet been heard at a public hearing. Therefore, the votes remain unofficial until the bonds have been heard at the hearing, at which point they will become official or be withdrawn).

Bond Initiative Requests

Carrollton Hall Restoration, Ho. Co. 19-19, $200,000 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/23/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)

Gateway Innovation Center, Ho. Co. 20-19, $500,00 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/23/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)​

Carroll Baldwin Hall Renovations, Ho. Co. 21-19, $315,000 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)

2nd Ellicott Quaker Schoolhouse – Rehabilitation/Children’s Museum, Ho. Co. 23-19, $100,000 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)

Humanin – iHomes Affordable Housing Construction, Ho. Co. 24-19, $100,000 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/16/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)​

Linwood School Overflow Parking, Ho. Co. 27-19, $100,000 – PASSED STRAW* VOTE BY THE DELEGATION (1/23/19) PENDING PUBLIC HEARING (2/20/19)

Items that have been withdrawn:

Proposed Local Bills

Property Tax Credit – Elderly Individuals – Eligibility, Ho. Co. 16–19 – WITHDRAWN (1/23/19)

No action noted at this time:

Bond Initiative Requests

Butterfly Building for Visual Arts Gallery and Guest Services – Design and Build, Ho.Co. 05-19, $2,000,000

* Early Childhood Education Center, Ho. Co. 28-19, $50,000

Proposed Local Bills

*Howard County – Orphans’ Court Judges – Qualifications, Ho. Co. 2–19

*Impact Fees – Calculation, Ho. Co. 3–19

*Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags, Ho. Co. 4–19

*Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License, Ho.Co. 06-19

Howard County – Board of Education Redistricting – Requirements, Ho.Co. 08-19

*Howard County – Flood Control Standards – Tiber – Hudson Branch, New Cut Branch, and Plum Tree Branch, Ho.Co. 11-19

*Howard County – Ethics – Limit on Developer Contributions, Ho. Co. 12-19

*Howard County – Howard County School Board Determining School Calendar, Ho. Co. 25-19

(Items with * are on the agenda to be discussed on January 30th)

You can get updated information by visiting this page in the future or visiting the Howard County Government website HERE.

The next scheduled meeting of the delegation to discuss and potentially vote on additional bills is on January 30th. There are quiet a few controversial bills being discussed and some I have a great interest in following.

Scott E

 

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