The Howard County Delegation is holding a public hearing today, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the George Howard Building to hear from residents about local and state-wide legislation, including:
Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Farmers Markets
Would authorize the State Comptroller to issue a winery special event permit to Class 4 Maryland limited winery in Howard County for unlimited use for a certain amount of time each week at certain farmers’ markets in Howard County; and generally relating to the issuance of a winery special event permit for use at a farmers’ market in Howard County.
Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Farm Brewery License
Would authorize the Comptroller to issue in Howard County one Class 8 farm brewery license to a person that holds not more than a certain number of Class B beer, wine and liquor licenses; and generally relating to the issuance of a Class 8 farm brewery license in Howard County.
Creation of a State Debt – Howard County – Vantage House
Would authorize the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $75,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Vantage House Retirement Community in Columbia for certain development or improvement purposes; providing for disbursement of the loan proceeds, subject to a requirement that the grantee provide and the expend a matching fund; establishing a deadline for the encumbrance or expenditure of the load proceeds; and providing generally for the issuance and sale of bonds evidencing the loan.
Howard County – Deer Hunting on Private Property - Sundays
Would authorize a person in Howard County to hunt deer on certain Sundays on private property using certain hunting equipment during certain months; removing Howard County from the list of counties in which deer hunting on private property on certain Sundays is prohibited; and generally relating to deer hunting on private property in Howard County on Sundays.
Howard County – Orphans’ Court Judges - Salary
Would raise the salaries of each judge of the Orphans’ Court for Howard County and the annual salary of the Chief Judge for the Orphans’ Court of Howard County.
Find additional legislation under consideration on the Howard County State Delegation website.
For residents wishing to testify, a sign-up sheet will be available outside of the Banneker Room beginning at 7 p.m. Testimony is limited to three minutes.