March 2017 Unit Meetings
Wednesday, March 15 at Oakland Manor or Vantage House at 10 am and Oakland Manor Thursday, March 16, at 7 pm, we will hold our annual review of League of Women Voters of Howard County positions pertaining to our county to determine which should be retained, updated, edited or deleted as we do each year. (Once again, if there is already a member-adopted position nationally (LWVUS), at the state (LWVMD) or regional level (LWVNCA), they automatically apply to the League of Women Voters of Howard County.
February 2017 Unit Meetings
Wednesday, February 15, 10 am, probably again at Oakland Manor*** and Thursday, February 16, 7 pm at Oakland Manor, we’ll be discussing the possibility of a new League of Women Voters of Maryland position–we are members of it–we’ll be learning about and discussing Development Rights and Responsibilities in Maryland, a topic about which many of us have not thought much. More information will be provided the week before.
***This unit meeting may be held at Oakland Manor or at Vantage House at 10 am.
January 2017 Unit Meetings
Review of League of Women Voters of Maryland’s and League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area’s member-adopted positions with an eye to updating them, retaining them as-is, editing their language, or possible deletion
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Wednesday, January 18, 10 am, at Oakland Manor and Thursday, January 19, 7 pm also at Oakland Manor
League of Women Voters of Howard County Hosts Legislative Luncheon
Columbia, MD – for release 12/21/2016: On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold its annual Howard County Delegation Legislative Luncheon. The luncheon will take place at the First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042., with lunch starting promptly at 11:00 a.m. The Senators and Delegates who make up our local delegation will discuss the League of Women Voters of Maryland’s 2017 Legislative Priorities. After opening remarks by the delegation have concluded, League members and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the delegation. Join us at this event held to help the citizens of Howard County learn more about our legislators’ priorities for the 2017 General Assembly.
The League’s partners for the Legislative Luncheon are the Columbia Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the Columbia Branch of the American Association of University Women. The cost to attend is $10 and there is no cost for anyone who brings a dish that will serve 8 people. Please RSVP to the League office regarding your attendance at 410-730-0142 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 4.
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FOR HOUSE BILL 1105
Submit Your Comments! During the 2016 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill (“H.B. 1105”).
This bill tasked the Maryland Office of the Public Access Ombudsman to investigate and issue a public report by January 1, 2017 concerning the Howard County Public School System’s handling of public records and Public Information Act requests during the period from July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015.
The Ombudsman is currently seeking comments on PRELIMINARY FINDINGS