The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking proposals for consideration as 2013 legislative initiatives. Each year, MACo adopts up to four topics for specific focus during the session of the General Assembly. Past MACo initiatives have included a wide range of topics designed to improve county government services, enhance state support of joint programs, protect local land use authority, clarify or extend county authority, and defend county liability exposure. Typical initiatives call for MACo to work closely with Senate and House sponsors of the county-sought legislation, and often to partner with like-minded organizations or other stakeholders.
Proposals will be discussed before a committee of MACo leaders, and a slate of recommended initiatives will be proposed to the Legislative Committee before the end of the year.
MACo is pleased to receive suggestions from county elected officials, any of its professional affiliate organizations, or others within the county community. To contact MACo to submit one or more topics as possible legislative initiatives, email Legislative Director Andrea Mansfield or contact the MACo office. For full consideration, proposals should be received no later than June 29.