The clock is officially running for opponents of a recently passed transgender anti-discrimination bill who hope to place the law on the 2012 ballot.
Don Mohler, spokesman and chief of staff for Kevin Kamenetz, said the county executive signed the law (and all other bills) passed Tuesday by the Baltimore County Council.
Opponents will have 45 days—about April 8—to collect the signatures of registered county voters equivalent to 10 percent of the total number of votes cast for governor in the county in the last gubernatorial election—about 28,826 signatures.
Petitioners can buy some extra time if they can collect 9,513 valid signatures in 30 days. The Board of Elections usually recommends that petitioners collect twice the required signatures in order to overcome typical rejection rates.
The balance of the signatures would be due in another 30 days.
Happy birthday to Republican former Councilman Bryan McIntire, 82 and Ward Morrow, 48, a Middle River Democrat and former candidate for the House of Delegates.