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File #: 19-0170R    Version: 0 Name: Let Our Local Communities Act Locally
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/7/2019
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Title: Let Our Local Communities Act Locally For the purpose of expressing the Baltimore City Council’s support for the goals of “LOCAL Maryland,” a coalition aimed at both preventing state pre-emption laws that serve primarily as a tool to reign in progressive local governments and protecting the rights of local governments to pass laws that support healthy families, a clean environment, and good jobs in our local jurisdictions and municipalities throughout Maryland.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Mary Pat Clarke, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Local Communities
Attachments: 1. 19-0170R~1st Reader, 2. Complete Bill File 19-0170R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott and Councilmember Clarke

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Let Our Local Communities Act Locally
For the purpose of expressing the Baltimore City Council’s support for the goals of “LOCAL Maryland,” a coalition aimed at both preventing state pre-emption laws that serve primarily as a tool to reign in progressive local governments and protecting the rights of local governments to pass laws that support healthy families, a clean environment, and good jobs in our local jurisdictions and municipalities throughout Maryland.
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There is a movement afoot in Annapolis and in state capitals across the country, backed by monied special interest groups, to push state lawmakers to pass state legislation aimed at preventing local governments from passing laws that support healthy families, a clean environment, and good jobs. In Maryland, legislation is being drafted for this upcoming General Assembly session to pre-empt local legislative action on various health laws, the minimum wage, and other matters that local governments have historically been able to modify based on the needs of their constituents.

LOCAL Maryland is a group established to support and to protect local government’s ability to adequately respond to its constituents and to stop the encroachment of special interest groups looking to steer Maryland backwards. LOCAL Maryland is being supported by a broad coalition of local governments and activist groups, such as the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP,...

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