2023 Proposed Local Legislation

Howard County – Due Process Proceedings for Children With Disabilities – Burden of Proof, Ho.Co. 2-23
By: Senator Hester

FOR the purpose of requiring the Howard County Board of Education to bear the burden of proof in due process proceedings that initiate from a due process complaint regarding the provision of special education services or a program for a child with disabilities in Howard County except under certain circumstances; and generally relating to the burden of proof in due process proceedings and the Howard County Board of Education.


Candidates for Village Board or Columbia Council in a Village of Columbia – Reports of Donations and Disbursements, Ho.Co. 7-23
By: Delegate Terrasa

FOR the purpose of requiring each village community association for a village of Columbia to require each candidate for election to the village board or the Columbia Council who receives donations or makes disbursements to file reports of the donations and disbursements with the village community association; requiring each village community association to make the reports of donations and disbursements available to the public; prohibiting a candidate for election to a village board or the Columbia Council who is elected from taking office if the candidate has failed to file a report of donations and disbursements; and generally relating to reports of donations and disbursements by candidates for village board or Columbia Council in a village of Columbia.

Howard County Board of Education – Membership – Alterations, Ho.Co. 10-23
By: Howard County Delegation, Chair

FOR the purpose of altering the membership of the Howard County Board of Education to consist of both elected and appointed members beginning in a certain year; and generally relating to the Howard County Board of Education.

Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages Licenses – Residency Requirements, Ho.Co. 11-23
By: Howard County Delegation, Chair

FOR the purpose of providing that a resident of the State meets certain residency requirements for an applicant for an alcoholic beverages license in Howard County; and generally relating to residency requirements for alcoholic beverages licenses in Howard County.

Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Repeal of Petition of Support Requirement, Ho.Co. 12-23
By: Howard County Delegation, Chair

FOR the purpose of repealing the requirement that an application for an alcoholic beverages license in Howard County include certain petitions of support signed by certain individuals; and generally relating to alcoholic beverages licenses in Howard County.

Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Public Hearing, Ho.Co. 13-23
By: Howard County Delegation, Chair

FOR the purpose of exempting applications for changing certain resident agents from the requirement that the Board of License Commissioners for Howard County hold a public hearing on the applications; authorizing the Board to hold a public hearing on certain applications under certain circumstances; and generally relating to alcoholic beverages in Howard County. **FINAL VERSION PENDING**

Howard County – Archery Hunting – Safety Zone, Ho.Co. 15-23
By: Senator Hester

FOR the purpose of altering the size of the safety zone for archery hunters in Howard County within which archery hunting may not take place except under certain circumstances; and generally relating to archery hunting in Howard County.

 

Legislative Bond Initiatives

Animal Control Expansion ($400,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Centennial Park - West Area Existing Facility Renovation ($300,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Clover Hill House Restoration ($500,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Family Restrooms ($300,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Family Support Center ($200,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Flash Service Bus Stop ($400,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Freetown Farm - Community Ecology Institute ($250,000) Senator Guzzone, Delegate Hill, Delegate Terrasa

Green Farmacy Garden  ($150,000) Senator Guzzone, Delegate Hill, Delegate Terrasa

Howard County Fairgrounds ($600,000) Senator Hester

Howard County Veterans Monument ($500,000) Delegate Feldmark   

Humanim - Woodside Renovation ($3,500,000) Senator Guzzone

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company Community Room ($300,000) Senator Hester

Long Reach Village Center Shared Kitchen ($400,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Mental Health Unit at Detention Center ($350,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Patuxent Commons ($500,000) Delegate Feldmark

Phillips School ($125,000) Senator Guzzone 

Rockburn Branch Park Landing Area Renovation ($200,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Rockburn Branch Park New Restroom Facility ($350,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

Safe Haven Equine Warriors ($300,000) Senator Hester

St. Paul Street Placemaking ($500,000) Howard County Delegation, Chair

The Mandala School, Senator Guzzone

VFW Post 7472 Infrastructure Repairs ($400,000) Senator Hester

Welcome Center Renovation ($750,000) Delegate Watson

 

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