Legislative Update: Bill to Be Heard at PGC House Delagation Meeting Today
Today the Prince George's County House Delagation will have its weekly meeting at 9:00 am Here is a list of legislation voted out of its various committee that will be discussed.
At yesterday's Law Enforcement Committee meeting Del. Washington's PG 301-22: "Alcoholic Beverages – Sunday Off–Sale Permits", advanced to the full delegation by a vote of 5-0. PG 301-22 repeals restrictions on class A or class B license holders to sell alcoholic beverages for off–premise consumption off-premise between 8 a.m. and midnight on Sundays. Current law limits such permits to five for Class A and B license holders that obtained their license on or after January 1, 2016. Only 105 Sunday off–sale permits can be in effect at the same time under the current law. If enacted this legislation would goes into effect on June 1, 2022.
On Wednesday, the County Affairs Committee discussed, "PG 402–22 "Prince George’s County – Municipal Tax Setoff, School Facilities Surcharge, and Public Safety and Behavioral Health Surcharge – Reports," which was sponsored by Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. This legislation makes changes to the completions dates of three reports. Dates changes from:
January 31 to October 31st for the report by the County Council on the amount of the tax setoff granted to each municipal corporation in the current fiscal year.
August 31 to October 31 for the report by the County Executive regarding fees collected and expended from the school facilities surcharge.
March 1 to October 31 for the report by the County Executive on fees collected and expended from the public safety and behavioral health surcharge.
PG 402–22 was reported favorably by a vote of 5-0.
The Montogomery County House Delegation favorably reported PG/MC 109-22 "Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission – Plumbing and Fuel Gas Services – Licenses and Penalties" in their Delegation meeting. They sent a letter to the Prince George's County House Delegation urging them to pass PG/MC 109-22, which the Bi-County Committee considered on Tuesday of this week. The bill addresses plumbing services in Prince George's and Montgomery County. It states that plumbers and gas servicers are prohibited from offering services in either County that are under the regulator jurisdiction of WSSC if the plumber does not have a license from the commission. The commission’s Fuel and Gas
Board may impose a penalty up to $5,000 for each violation. The bill lays out how an applicant can be denied an application from the Plumbing and Fuel Gas Board
An application can be denied if it is found that an applicant:
Fraudulently or deceptively attempts to obtain a license or permit for the applicant or licensee or for another;
Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;
Is guilty of gross negligence, incompetence, or other misconduct while providing or assisting in providing plumbing or fuel gas services;
Is guilty of violating the commission’s plumbing and fuel gas regulations while providing or assisting in providing plumbing or fuel gas services; or
Is guilty of an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice under the Commercial Law Article.
The Committee favorably reported PG/MC 109-22, by a vote of 5-0
You can view today's meeting on the Prince George's House Delegation's YouTube channel.