§ 30.27  HOUSE BILL AMENDMENTS.
   (A)   House Bill 219.  Be in enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, that the laws of Maryland read as follows:
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   (H)   Notwithstanding subsection (A) of this section, in Garrett County, the Board of County Commissioners may dispose of surplus supplies, equipment, or other personal property belonging to the county by the following means:
      (1)   Public action;
      (2)   Public sale;
      (3)   Trade-in for new or used equipment;
      (4)   Recycling; or
      (5)   Disposal in the Garrett County Landfill.
(Md. H.B. 219, passed 2-25-2003; Md. H.B. 146, passed 2-13-2007)
   (B)   House Bill 277.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, that the laws of Maryland read as follows:
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   (H)   (1)   Notwithstanding subsection (A) of this section, in Garrett County, if at a public sale of any surplus real property the public sale fails to yield any bids for that property, the County Commissioners:
         (I)   Shall record in their minutes that no bids were made; and
         (II)   May privately negotiate and sell the surplus property for a reasonable price if the Commissioners announce the making of the privately negotiated agreement at the first meeting following the agreement.
      (2)   The Commissioners shall adopt regulations to implement this section.
(Md. H.B. 277, passed 2-25-2003)
   (C)   House Bill 324.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, that the laws of Maryland read as follows:
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   (RR)   (1)   In this subsection, “government organization” includes:
            (I)   A county;
            (II)   A Board of Education;
            (III)   A municipal corporation;
            (IV)   A government cooperative purchasing organization.
      (2)    The County Commissioners of Garrett County may  purchase goods and services through a contract that has been entered into by a vendor and a government organization that does not participate in a cooperative purchasing agreement in which Garrett County is a member.
(Md. H.B. 324, passed 2-25-2003)
   (D)   House Bill 201.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, that the laws of Maryland read as follows:
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      (a)   This section applies only to commission counties and, unless otherwise provided by a local law enacted by a code county, code counties.
      (b)   (1)   In case any office of county commissioner shall become vacant in any county by death, resignation or otherwise, the Governor, if such vacancy shall occur during the session of the Senate, shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint, and if such vacancy shall occur during the recess of the Senate, the Governor shall appoint a proper person or proper persons to fill such vacancy or vacancies; and the nomination of the person or persons thus appointed during such recess, or of some other person in his or their place, shall be made to the Senate within thirty days after the next meeting of the legislature.
         (2)   (i)   Subject to subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph the Governor shall nominate or appoint the person to fill such vacancy whose name shall be submitted to the Governor in writing by the central committee of the political party with which the county commissioner, so vacating, has been affiliated in the particular county, provided that the nominee or appointee shall be of the same political party as the person whose office is to be filled; and it shall be the duty of the Governor to make the nomination or appointment within fifteen days after the submission of the name of the nominee or appointee to the Governor.
            (ii)   In Garrett County, the nominee or appointee shall be a resident of the same commissioner district in which the former county commissioner resided.
         (3)   In the event there is no central committee in the county in which the vacancy occurs, the Governor shall appoint to fill the vacancy a person who has all the qualifications required for the office of county commissioner in the particular county.
(Md. H.B. 201, passed 3-22-2011)