Commissioners Set Guidelines for General Assembly Legislative Package Process

The Charles County Commissioners have established the time guidelines for the preparation of their 2006 General Assembly Legislative Package.

Any citizen, group, or organization interested in submitting a legislative proposal or suggestion for revision or amendment to an existing State law should send it in writing by Friday, October 21, 2005, to: Legislative Request, Office of the County Attorney, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Each proposal which requires enactment by the Maryland General Assembly will be included in a preliminary package that will be available for distribution on October 28, 2005, and then presented to the County Commissioners at a public hearing on Monday, November 7, 2005, at 7 p.m. Any one who submits a proposal will be asked to attend the hearing to provide a brief synopsis of the initiative and to answer any questions that may arise from those in attendance. Work sessions will be held following the hearing to review the proposals and determine which ones will be included in the County Commissioners' 2006 General Assembly Legislative Package and forwarded to the Charles County Delegation for consideration.

Initiatives that can be enacted locally by the County Commissioners under Code Home Rule will be deferred for a public hearing and consideration and time to be scheduled and advertised in April 2006.

For more information, call the Office of the County Attorney at 301-645-0555.

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