PGC House Delegation receives committee report on School Board restructuring bill and hunting bill.
Today the Prince George's County House Delegation received a subcommittee report from two of their subcommittees. A description of those bills, as well as their committee votes, can be found below:
County Affairs Subcommittee:
HB0874-PG 405-22 – Natural Resources – Archery Hunting Safety Zones (Favoribly reported with Amendments)
HB0874 would add Prince George's County to the list of counties in Maryland in which the safety zone for archery hunters extends a certain distance from certain structures; and generally relates to hunting in Prince George's County. Specifically, the bill states that:
"A person, other than the owner, while hunting for any wild bird or mammal may not shoot or discharge any firearm or other deadly weapon within 150 yards, known as the "safety zone," of a dwelling house, residence, church, or other building or camp occupied by human beings, or shoot at any wild bird or mammal while it is within this area, without the specific advance permission of the owner or occupant. A person, while hunting for any wild bird or mammal, may not shoot or discharge any firearm within 300 yards of a public or nonpublic school during school hours or at a time when a school-approved activity is taking place."
HB355/PG503-22 Prince George's County –Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Prince George's County Board of Education (Favoribly reported with Amendments)
HB355 authorizes the Prince George's County Board of Education to elect a chair and vice-chair of the county board from among the members of the County Board. HB355 would authorize the county board to elect its chair and vice-chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education. In addition, it is required at the beginning of each term, members of the county board to attend orientation and receive training materials clarifying the role of a County Board of Education member. The bill also states that after a to-be-determined date, HB355 would alter the membership of the Board to include only elected members, which would repeal the provisions of County law regarding the appointment of members to the County Board of Education.
Faye Martin Howell
Cheryl S. Landis
If you want more information on these bills or have questions, contact the Prince George's County House Delegation using this link.