2020 HoCo State Delegate Proposed Legislation
2022 Proposed Local Legislation
Howard County Board of Education – School Safety Personnel (Delegate Atterbeary School Resource Officers Act of 2022), Ho. Co. 1-22
By: Delegate Atterbeary
FOR the purpose of requiring the Howard County Board of Education to develop a plan to implement certain school safety guidelines that replaces school resource officers in public schools in Howard County with adequate law enforcement coverage provided by school coverage officers, effectively addresses the need for certain personnel, and requires school coverage officers and school security employees to complete a certain model training program; defining the term “school coverage officer”; requiring the county board to solicit and incorporate input from stakeholders in the Howard County Public School System and school community; and generally relating to school safety personnel in Howard County.
Howard County – Due Process Proceedings for Children With Disabilities – Burden of Proof, Ho. Co. 2-22
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.
Howard County — Sheriff — Salary, Ho. Co. 3-22
By: Chair, Howard County Delegation
FOR the purpose of altering the salary of the sheriff of Howard County; and generally relating to the salary of the sheriff of Howard County.
Howard County – Department of Housing and Community Development – Housing Opportunities Trust Fund, Ho. Co. 5-22
By: Delegate Feldmark and Senator Guzzone
FOR the purpose of establishing the Housing Opportunities Trust Fund as a non-reverting special fund to be used to promote equitable access to affordable housing for households of limited income in Howard County; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development for Howard County to report on the activity of the Fund during the prior fiscal year on or before a certain date each year; and generally relating to funding for affordable housing in Howard County.
Circuit Court for Howard County – Judges Sitting as Orphans’ Court, Ho. Co. 06–22
By: Delegate Atterbeary
FOR the purpose of requiring the judges of the Circuit Court for Howard County to sit as the Orphans’ Court for Howard County; repealing a requirement that the qualified voters of Howard County elect three Orphans’ Court judges for the county; exempting Howard County from a provision of law authorizing a party to appeal a final judgment of an orphans’ court to the circuit court of the county; and generally relating to the Circuit Court and Orphans’ Court for Howard County.
Howard County – Commercial Building Excise Tax – Board of Education Deferred Maintenance, Ho. Co. 8-22
By: Delegate Atterbeary
FOR the purpose of authorizing the County Council of Howard County to impose an excise tax on commercial building construction; requiring the excise tax revenue to be used only for deferred maintenance needs identified by the Howard County Board of Education; and generally relating to a commercial building excise tax in Howard County and deferred maintenance in the Howard County Public School System.
Howard County – Public Schools – Alternative Instruction Model Policy, Ho. Co. 9-22 (Final Draft Pending)
By: Delegate Watson
FOR the purpose of providing that the use of an alternative instruction model constitutes a certain public school being open for pupil attendance for the purposes of meeting certain school day and hour requirements; authorizing the Howard County Board of Education to adopt a policy allowing a public school in the county to use an alternative instruction model under certain circumstances; and generally relating to an alternative instruction model policy in Howard County public schools.
Howard County – Property Tax – Credit for Seniors to Offset Property Tax Rate Increase, Ho. Co. 10-22
By: Senator Lam
FOR the purpose of authorizing the governing body of Howard County to grant, by law, a certain property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by an individual who meets certain age, income, and residency requirements; authorizing the governing body of Howard County to provide, by law, for certain matters relating to the credit; and generally relating to a property tax credit for senior citizen homeowners in Howard County.
Legislative Bond Initiatives
Accessible Trail Extension: $130,000
Centennial Park West Area Playground: $200,000
Days End Horse Farm Rescue Firehouse Redevelopment: $500,000
Existing East Columbia 50+ Center: $250,000
Ellicott City Drop-Arm Barriers: $175,000
Ellicott City Jail Rehabilitation: $500,000
Grassroots Crisis Services: $500,000
Historic Ellicott City Downtown Wayfinding: $250,000
Howard County Last Mile Fiber and Public Wifi: $500,000
Howard County Veterans Monument: $650,000
Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center: $150,000
Maryland Innovation Center: $300,000
Rockburn Branch Park Playground: $150,000
Route 40 Pedestrian Bridge: $150,000
Safe Haven Equine Warriors, Inc Capital Campaign: $100,000
Waterloo Park Playground: $150,000