Council Delays Ethics Bill
Bill, delivered to County Council late Monday afternoon, will be introduced in two weeks.
UPDATED (7:11 p.m.)—A bill promising to reform Baltimore County ethics law was not introduced by the County Council.
The bill was delivered to the council late Monday afternoon and posted on its website.
Details related to the delay were not immediately available.
The bill is expected to be introduced at the Nov. 21, 2011 meeting.
Don Mohler, a spokesman and chief of staff to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, said the delay wasn't a cause for concern.
"This is a complex piece of legislation," Mohler said. "We're talking about changing a law that hasn't been looked at in 30 years."
Mohler said Kamenetz and county attorneys were tweaking the bill as late as today before it was sent to the council and said additional changes could be expected before it's passed in a final form.
"A lot of councilmembers wanted to have time to read it even before they hold a work session on it," Mohler said.
The bill was scheduled for a hearing on November 29. That schedule has now been pushed back two weeks.