ANNAPOLIS -- No one opposed three Carroll County bills heard in committee yesterday. Committee members will vote on the bills later.
The bills were:
* House Bill 545 -- To allow county commissioners to appoint at least nine of the 25 members of the Economic Development Commission. Current law says the commissioners must nominate members from a list provided by the EDC.
The bill, heard in the Commerce and Government Matters
Committee, also would eliminate a section of the law that says the EDC must submit an annual operating budget to the commissioners.
"We're trying to conform the law to reality," the commissioners' executive assistant, Robert A. "Max" Bair Jr., testified.
* House Bill 546 -- To allow county officials to issue dog licenses according to the calendar year, instead of the fiscal year.
The fiscal year begins in July, which is a busy time for the Humane Society and kennel owners, Carroll County Humane Society Executive Director Nicky Ratliff testified.
The bill was heard in the Commerce and Government Matters Committee.
* House Bill 615 -- To increase from $3 to $7.50 the fee paid to auctioneers handling Carroll tax sales. The measure was heard in the Ways and Means Committee.