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 or 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 is the link to the current online information, which only provides indexes for 2009 to the present.
Current online index

Links to past copies

As with other information, older copies of legislation are being removed from online, or the index pages to get to them have been removed.

 Local ArchiveStill online
Bills - all 2006 2007 2008         
Bills - adapted:     20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bills - withdrawn:     20092010 20112012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bills - vetoed:        2012    2016 
Bills - tabled/failed             2012  2014 20152016 
Resolutions - all   20072008          
Resolutions - adopted:       20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Resolutions - withdrawn:       20092010 2011 2012 2013 2014   2016 2017
Resolutions - tabled                 2014     

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 bills", i.e., those that were clearly intended to benefit a specific property or person, in conflict with the Maryland Constitution.