A bill that would have allowed Baltimore County voters to decide whether to impose three-term limits on County Council members failed to get the five votes needed for passage.
The bill introduced by Democrat Tom Quirk and Republican Todd Crandell was approved by a 4-3 margin Monday night, but because the bill could have changed the county charter, five votes were needed to advance it.
Democrats Cathy Bevins, Julian Jones and Izzy Patoka voted against the bill.
Republicans Wade Kach and David Marks voted to add the charter amendment to the 2022 ballot along with Quirk and Crandell.
“But we’re not really voting on the term limits issue,” he said during the meeting. “What we’re voting on is whether or not to give the people of the county the vote as to whether or not they want to limit the terms on the council.”