Baltimore County Council Legislation

Although Baltimore County has posted extensive information online, and has received awards for their use of IT to benefit citizens, for some inexplicable reason, much of the information is removed from online after a couple years. While some immediately think that the County's computers are running out of space, this is not true, due to a phenomenon known as "Moore's Law", which says that computing power and storage space doubles every 1 1/2 to 2 years. Most of the data that is being removed is PDF files, which take up very little space anyway, hundreds of them being the same as one photo.

This provides links to copies back to 2007.
Current online index

Links to past copies

As with other information, copies of older legislation are being removed from online so are provided below as local archive copies.

 Local ArchiveStill online
Bills - adopted 2006
2007 2008 20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bills - withdrawn 20092010 20112012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
Bills - vetoed     2012     2015 2016   
Bills - tabled/failed       2012  2014 2015 2016 2017  
Resolutions - adopted   2007 2008 20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Resolutions - withdrawn 20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014   2016 2017 2018
Resolutions - tabled/failed           2014     2017  

Note: A "tabled" bill does not really mean what it does in other organizations where a "tabled" item can be brought back to the discussion at the next meeting. The County Charter states "any bill not passed within forty days after its introduction shall fail". Thus, any delay, such as by "tabling", is the same as failure, since the schedule does not normally provide for another meeting within the 40-day limit.

See here for list of "special laws", i.e., those that were clearly intended to benefit a specific property or person, in conflict with the Maryland Constitution.