County Legislative Proposal Process

County Legislative Proposal Process

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Any citizen, group, or organization interested in submitting a legislative proposal or suggestion for revision or amendment to an existing state law must submit a written request to the Office of the County Attorney to:

2020 Legislative Request
Office of the County Attorney
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646

Each proposal must be received by the Office of the County Attorney no later than on Monday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m., for the proposal to be included in the Charles County Commissioners 2020 Preliminary Legislative Package.

All proposals will be presented to the County Commissioners during a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 10. These proposals will be available for viewing on the Sept. 10 BoardDocs agenda. Anyone submitting a proposal is asked to attend the public hearing to provide a brief synopsis of the proposal and answer any questions the Board members and those in attendance may have.  

Following the public hearing, all proposals will be compiled into a preliminary legislative package and reviewed by the County Commissioners at a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 24, where they will determine which of the proposals will be included in the County Commissioners’ 2020 State Legislative Package and forwarded to the Charles County Delegation in October.

For more information, call the Office of the County Attorney at 301-645-0555. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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